Image Expo 2018 Highlights
Posted by Nicole Bunge on February 21, 2018 @ 1:58 pm CT
Mark Millar’s forthcoming “Millarworld” titles tied to the Netflix deal (see “Mark Millar's 'Millarworld' Acquired by Netflix”), including the previously announced The Magic Order will be published by Image Comics (see “Mark Millar Brings 'Order' to Netflix”). The series will launch this summer.
McFarlane is partnering with Will Robson for a 4-part miniseries: Spawn Kills Everyone 2. Spawn gives birth to hundreds of small Spawn babies, who take their father’s “kill list” and try to complete it. Release date was not announced.
Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici’s series Oblivion Song will launch on March 7.
Son of Hitler OGN is the work of Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare), Jeff Mccomsey (Fubar), and Geoff Moore. The graphic novel tells the story of Adolf Hitler’s secret child, and how he was the key to ending the war. Release is planned for May.
Michel Fiffe will script and draw three new issues of Rob Liefeld’s Bloodstrike. The issues will include two back-up stories by Chuck Forsman and Paul Maybury. The launch date Bloodstrike: Brutalists was not announced.
Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) & John McCrea (Hitman) partner for Dead Rabbit. Martin Dobbs is a hot-tempered former mercenary who is forced out of retirement with violent (and funny) results. Release is planned for summer.
Rob Guillory (Chew) will write and draw Farmhand, a nightmarish story where the protagonist takes over his family’s fields, but ghastly things start to grow. The series will launch in July.
Christopher Sebela and Joshua Hixon partner on Shanghai Red, a thriller spanning the globe from Shanghai to Portland, Oregon. The series launches in June.
Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss, the team behind 4 Kids Walk into a Bank will launch a new title at image What’s the Furthest Place from Here? It follows a gang of young punks as they traverse the wasteland of America looking for their youngest member. The series launches in November.
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'Ralph' Threepeats in a Weak Domestic Market
December 9, 2018
The big box office news this weekend didn’t happen in the fallow North American market where a re-release of Schindler’s List was the only new entry with over 1,000 locations, rather it took place in the Middle Kingdom where Warner Bros. debuted its DC Comics-based Aquaman , which posted the fourth best opening ever for a superhero film in the Middle Kingdom.