Image Comics today announced three new trade paperbacks coming this year, as well as an new ongoing series – and it’s always fun to find there’s going to be new Image titles on the shelves, of course. Cover art and details about the releases below are courtesy of Image Comics press release, because it’s not like could ever make any of this stuff up on our own. If it was easy, everyone would be doing what Image does…
VOID TRIP from writer Ryan O’Sullivan (TURNCOAT, THE EVIL WITHIN) and artist Plaid Klaus (TURNCOAT) will debut this November. It is a sci-fi/comedy series that O’Sullivan described this way “VOID TRIP is Guardians of the Galaxy meets Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas—and by that I mean our heroes spend most of their time high as a kite and don’t save the galaxy even once.”
The first of the new trade paperbacks announced today collects the first five issues of PLASTIC from writer Doug Wagner and artists Daniel Hillyard and Laura Martin. The series is about a retired serial killer (Edwyn Stoffgruppen) who is in love with a girl (Virginia) he “met online”. The two of them travel around the country enjoying life…until a billionaire kidnaps Virginia. The kidnapping forces Edwyn to kill again for her freedom. But, plot twist…Virginia is a sex doll.
The next new trade paperback announced is REDNECK, VOL. 1: DEEP IN THE HEART from writer Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, BUZZKILL, ATOMAHAWK) and artist Lisandro Estherren. The trade paperback collects the first six issues of the title, about a southern vampire (but this is no TRUE BLOOD). The main characters in the story are The Bowmans (a family of vampires) who run a local barbecue restaurant and live off cow blood.
The last new release announced today is CUTTER. The trade paperback set for release this October collects issues 1-4 of the series from Robert Napton (SON OF MERLIN), and artists Christian Dibari and Maan House.
The synopsis of the title is “What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you.”