Ice Cream Man, Vol. 1
"Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery. ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever."
Heard great things about this and really just need an excuse to go out and buy it :)
Erik Larsen kept that going a long time bringing other characters in for cameos in Savage Dragon. And Kirkman did the same in Invincible, as recently as in the past 5 years. So i’d Say it isn’t dead per we, as much as you see to have authors who want to do it in their own stories.
Another issue probably turned out to be getting permission for trades, and divying profit. If you were a creator and had to fight just to republish your own work, you’d vow to never include another character again.
What I think really killed it was when they announced that image crossover written by Kirkman back in 2009 (Amazon link)[https://www.amazon.com/Image-United-Cover-Robert-Kirkman/dp/B002Z3RFM6]with all the old guard, each drawing their own characters on each page. Man. I was at comicon that year and they were so dang excited to announce that. And I cannot recall if they stopped before or after issue 1 came out? I think the market had moved on and no one cared, and they just said screw it. And ever since it has been sort of dead.
Lumberjanes is rated all ages, as is The Tea Dragon Society and Princeless.
Goldie Vance is 9+
(You can browse comixology by genre, but they don't have an easy way to search for "All Ages" titles, and not all the All Ages titles appear on the Children's list.)
Sleepless deserves a spot on your list, imo.
I'd also add Isola and Novae. Isola has only 5 issues out so far, but it's been brimming with intense emotion that I'd expect to be an integral part of the story throughout its run. As for Novae (which has 4 issues on comixology (ETA: additional chapters and a prequel on the creator's website, novaecomic.com)), I admit I haven't picked it up yet, but the description has always sounded very romantic.
ETA: An anthology called FRESH ROMANCE just popped up on my comixology dash. Looks to be quite a range of romances.
I think you may be giving false information here.
From a quick search on google i got a link to the page on Comixology for issue 17 :
It clearly says : " Available on May 2 2018 "
So i would not jump and panic yet.
P.s. - it says both issues 17 and 18 AND volume 3 will be available on may 2nd.
p.s.s. - it even gives brief description on issues 17 and 18 and you can preorder... so yeah, pretty sure it's still coming.
Commission by Dana Obera. Here’s his artist page or Facebook. Watercolor paint on A3-sized paper. It’s in a temporary frame for now, this piece of art deserves a custom built one!
He’s extremely talented, especially with watercolors. I was completely blown away by what I received. The level of detail and the color composition is cover-worthy. Go check out his other works on his page! His recent Iron Fists painting is wonderful, as well as his Game of Thrones stuff.
He also has a couple Indie comics out! Check out Saltwater. Great stuff.
Based on the book you're writing, I'd suggest Black Hammer, it matches the description perfectly (kinda) and it happens it be a great series so far, not Image though.
Rumble and Revival are both great IMO. There is mention of sexual relationships at times in Revival. They don't show it though.
If that is a deal breaker for Revival I'll throw out Birthright in it's place.
If you're okay with digital, Comixology currently has a sale on the first four volumes of Greg Rucka's Lazarus, which is a solid book by a solid writer.
I also loved the hell out of Revival by Tim Seeley, about a kind of zombie outbreak in rural Wisconsin.
Groupees (another bundle site) currently has a "Women of Dynamite" bundle going on, and I think they had a Valiant bundle a few weeks ago.
Humble Bundle has had comic book bundles in the past, ~~but it seems like they don't happen too often~~. Groupees on the other hand has them slightly more frequently (I think).
I'd recommend getting them from Amazon. They're almost half off on there. You can get all 3 compendiums (144 issues total) for around $100 vs. $180 retail. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1607060760/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_eI.nwb70V69XJ
Black Science had a printing error, so the replacement run was probably changed to glued binding for faster production. It's tight, there's some gutter loss, but it isn't the worst.
Chew Smorgasbord vol 1 very well could be out of print for good. They used to put out Invincible in these over-oversized slipcased library editions and when they gave up on them pretty quickly. Part because the series was also being collected in trade paperback, compendium and oversized Ultimate collections. Chew is also available in trade paperback and OHC Omnivore editions.
Quick google, $88. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/p/chew-smorgasbord-edition-volume-1-john-layman/1116168284/2690945031153?st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Marketplace+Shopping+greatbookprices_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP24010&k_clickid=3x24010
Yes. The trade for Volume 2 is listed on Amazon:
It says it comes out in December and collects issues 1-5 of something called 'The Old Guard: Force Multiplied.' Which, based on Image's usual timeline of releasing trades, I'm guessing will start in July?
VASAGLE Bookshelf, Tree-Shaped Bookcase with 13 Storage Shelves, Rounded Corners, 33.9L x 9.8W x 55.1H, Rustic Brown ULBC67BXV1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0851G6TQQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_6YNCVM27ABWKJ6C08KEP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You mean this one?
Listed for a July 26, 2022 release
This is what I found. There’s not a lot of details so it might be a placeholder or just not fleshed out yet.
He talks about the problems you mentioned at the end and how the retail model doesn't really work (price, distributors and DC and Marvel flooding the market with too many comics). This doesn't mean death, that doesn't make any sense. It means the industry will have to adapt and change. By the way the steady decline of sales since the 90s is not true. Sales have been actually steady since the 2000s (see this: https://www.notion.so/Comics-aren-t-dying-Comics-will-never-die-7f81dd113f9d42eeba6bd1b9a253bb8f#6895bde45c334bb5bedb56b03ee7005f), though this doesn't mean much because the data hides the problems anyways. Your point about cave etchings is kind of dumb, no one said that people would be drawing on caves. He was talking about the act of telling stories through sequential are. If in 20 years we read comics exclusively through the digital medium he will be right then. There is hurry to assume that new technology means other mediums die, its not the first time. People thought books would die because of radio, and after that because of movies. It didn't. The point of a medium isn't just endgame (i.e getting a story told to you), its the entire process. The point of reading a book isn't just getting a story, its the process of reading, imagining the story and characters yourself. That's what people like. Its the same with comics, people like the process of reading comics, with art and the dialog. Same with movies. Same with games. Guess what, video didn't kill radio either, radio just evolved to podcasts now. Why? Because people liked the whole process, it never was about the radio box or satellite or whatever. The medium didn't die, the industry surrounding it just evolved. So no, artistic mediums don't die, they just evolve.
This should hold you over until we get more of Geiger himself. When it releases in 6 days of course.
Idk hit the Volume 3 tpb comes out in May: https://www.amazon.com/Department-Truth-James-Tynion-IV/dp/1534321195/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?crid=EPXM3IM4UUZE&keywords=department+of+truth+vol+1&qid=1642551559&sprefix=department+%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-5
So that one annoys me as I actually wanted the tan cover for both. From what I gather it’s the first print and black is the second. I ordered one listed as a tan on eBay assuming it was first print and I got the black one.
Recently I have seen them in local comic shops.
This should be the one you’re looking for https://www.amazon.com/Sunstone-Book-Two-Stjepan-Sejic/dp/1534303391
It is an ongoing series.
In this recent interview:
, Matt Fraction is asked
Does that mean [Sex Criminals] was only scheduled to be a mini-series?
And he replies
> No, I mean, you always hope for the best, but I didn't think it was going to last long. I'm too much of a pessimist to ever believe that something -- no, I didn't think it was going to last. I wanted to write it for as long as I could, but I didn't think it was realistic. Now we're just going to keep going, see what happens.
Comixology is currently running an Image Horror sale. seems like it might be a good place to get ideas.
list of other podcasts that might be of interest:
(Haven't listened to any of these, so I have no idea of quality.)
You'd be best served using a dedicated comic book viewer, however, there are plenty of converters. Here's one for example, there's also the ever popular Calibre, however, it might be overkill for that.
I feel your pain. Currently looking for Descender 2, Kill or Be Killed, or Lazarus 2. Not giving in to the nutso prices. Lucked into my Descender 1 for 25 at HPB, so I'd honestly start there. Check all the ones in your area and google other used book stores. Best of luck, man.
EDIT: Amazon has a copy for 62, which is legit not bad.
Hey guys. Amazon Brazil just posted a pre order for Frontier vol 1 (issues 1 thru 5) written by Jonathan Hickman. It's the English version so it's an import. https://www.amazon.com.br/Frontier-1-Jonathan-Hickman/dp/1534301607/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Frontier+Jonathan+Hickman&qid=1605744523&sr=8-1
What do you guys know about this series?only info I can find is from like 2016 2018
It should be January 26th on Amazon:
(Not an affiliate link or anything... it's just waiting in my cart.)
You can get vol 2 already: https://www.amazon.com/Criminal-Deluxe-2-Ed-Brubaker/dp/1534305432 I found this thread looking for info regarding vol 1. So far I haven't find anything yet.
I'd recommend holding off on Saga until the compendum comes out. All 54 issues for just $42 is a crazy good deal.
There is a volume 6 listed on Amazon with a publish date of December 24, 2019, collecting #26-30 and a #69, of course.
Maybe it's going to be released as one trade instead of individual issues. A few titles (like Moonstruck) is doing that now.
It looks like you can pre-order volume 2 on Amazon with a release date of February 19. That's weird it's not in the solicits though (Image is still listed as their publisher)
Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol.1
Description (from solicit): At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives... in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down... hard!
Description (from solicit): The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn’t normal and there’s a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an “official murder” is the last thing they want.
Description (from solicit): Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: "I'm not into BDSM...but this story...I get it."
Port of Earth Vol.1
Description (from solicit): Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth
Y'want gritty? Get your hands on Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses.
You can probably read Sunshine & Roses without reading the original Stray Bullets series as it's kind of a prequel/inbetween-quel - basically, there's a timeskip a third of the way through Stray Bullets and Sunshine & Roses is the story of what happened during that timeskip, and is pretty stand-alone and gives you enough info at the start to work out what's happening - but you could also read the original series which is collected in one pretty cheap collected volume
Anyway, read it, whether you start at the beginning with Stray Bullets or jump ahead to S&R, it's the best goddamn crime comic I've ever read and a solid top 10 all-timer for me.
Well, Comixology has the entire series available. If you sign up for Comixology Unlimited you can read them all.
Strictly speaking of collections, Savage Dragon: A New Beginning! would be the best place to start right now, as that's when Malcolm Dragon officially became the title character of the book.
It's not a bad comic, I've read a good amount but thought it was uneven at times. Another good graphic novel is 28 Days Later.
Honestly one of my favorite comics and it's the only one of his I've read. I bought this (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616550058/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) hardcover of Fear Agent but I haven't had time to read more than the first issue.
Orc Stain, Vol. 1 by James Stokoe
"For a million millennia the world has cracked and convulsed under the indomitable mob of the orc. Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. Only a lone, one-eyed orc with a mysterious gift can find the key to breaking the cycle forever."
Orc Stain is a fantastic book. It's beautiful, witty, weird and gross. It has a lot of character, and is super impressive when you think that Stokoe drew/inked/colored/wrote/lettered the whole damn thing. I've read it through several times and find new details in the (exceedingly detailed) art.
As much as I love InStockTrades (enough that I already made a comment praising it in this thread), it seems like some older, or slightly more obscure books can be gotten elsewhere for lower prices.
This is entirely anecdotal (so you should always check multiple sites before placing an order) but for instance, I bought this book a few weeks ago, but I ended up doing it through Amazon because it was cheaper there ($8.99 for new, I did not buy used).
So again, even though IST will normally have the lowest price, do check elsewhere on everything you order, because it's by no means a guarantee. In addition to saving a few bucks by not buying from IST I also had the freedom of ordering that book alone rather than needing to include it with a huge order to qualify for free shipping.
So it's not an Image book, but I can't recommend enough the Cthulhu graphic novel series by Michael Alan Nelson starting with Fall of Cthulhu Vol. 1: The Fugue.
It absolutely nails the inescapable dread to the mythos, to the point where you understand why someone would choose suicide over trying to confront the horror. It's by far and away the most enjoyable Lovecraftian adaptation I've come across in any medium.
I think it's only solicited for 12 issues, and at that point conventional wisdom says it'll end since Tom King is going to DC.
The first trade comes out in about two months, and the second one comes out near the end of the year.
Because there will likely only be those 12 issues (and two volumes) you might want to wait until November to read everything at once.
> Last Days of American Crime (Note: Only available on oversized HC and digitally, no TPB
Well, that's actually wrong. There is this.
TWD just finished the issue which would end their 3rd compendium. 1 and 2 are already available and cover issues 1-96. Those should keep you busy until Compendium 3 is released in October, and it's available for preorder. then start picking up the single issues every month so they'll be ready when you've finished C3.
Everyone else has already mentioned several good titles, but the ones I'm ready right now, other than TWD, are Saga, Manifest Destiny, Lil Depressed Boy, Empty and Southern Bastards. They very literally come out with new series every week so you can get started on new titles all the time.