Image Comics announced a flurry of new projects at Image Expo in San Francisco today (and on Twitter, where #IMAGEEXPO is the #2 trending topic as this is written), with new work by Brubaker, Fraction, Millar, Straczynski, and more.
Velvet, by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, will launch in October. The title character, Velvet Templeton, is a personal assistant to the head of an intelligence agency, a "Moneypenny kind of character." Brubaker has been working on the concept for eight years.
ODY-C, by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward, is a gender-bending adaptation of the Odyssey, in which the male characters are women and vice versa. It will launch in 2014. Other Fraction projects in the pipe include Sex Criminals, with art by Chip Zdarsky, which is a sex comedy in which a girl and boy both find out that time stops when they have sex and begin robbing banks. And Satellite Sam, Fraction’s book with Howard Chaykin, announced at San Diego last year (see "Image Comics Announces New Projects"), will also launch in 2013.
Mark Millar appeared at the Expo via a video in which he announced MPH, an attempt to create a superhero universe a la Marvel for the 21st century. The new series will launch in January with art by Duncan Fegredo.
JMS's Joe's Comics Returns") will launch in August with art by Tom Mandrake.
The film, starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins, will open in 2014.
New Brubaker, Fraction, Millar, Aronofsky, More
Posted by ICv2 on July 2, 2013 @ 12:12 pm CT