Desperado Publishing President Joe Pruett announced on Tuesday that the company would be ending its association with Image Comics after its May releases.  Desperado will begin publishing under its own brand in July, soliciting for eight releases that month.  Desperado anticipates publishing from eight to ten titles each month. 


In the announcement, Pruett expressed his gratitude to Image for its support.  'I want to publicly thank Image Comics for their faith in our company and the enthusiasm that they've shown for our line over the last few years,' he said.  'I have no doubt in my mind that the decision to partner with them at our onset has allowed us to survive....'


Image first began publishing Desperado titles in 2004 (see 'Image Signs Desperado Line').