Image Comics will release the first issue of Howard Chaykin’s Hey Kids! Comics!, his love letter to the giants that launched the comics industry, on August 8.  The comic series will be the story of the "artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters" who started the comics business.

Although Chaykin says the book is a love letter to those who helped build comics, he admits there is a certain amount of "acid in the ink."  "Some of it really happened," the description says, "and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty…"

"...although in the end, everyone was guilty of something."

Written by Chaykin, the comic is illustrated by Don Cameron, who also provides the cover.  The 32-page full color comic has an MSRP of $3.99.