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Image Comics announced quite a bit this week in terms of new comics, re-prints, and more including new titles from Gerry Duggan, Skottie Young, and more.

First up is a new title from two former Eisner Award winners. Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca are teaming up for STREET ANGEL VS NINJATECH this November. The one-shot, hardcover about everyone’s “favorite homeless heroine, Jesse Sanchez” will be released on November 7th and can be pre-ordered now from various retailers for an MSRP of $19.99 USD


Next up is a new series from Gerry Duggan (which he’ll be promoting with a signing tour in October and November).  DEAD RABBIT is a “action-comedy-drama tale” set to be released on October 5th.

To help promote the title, Image released some interior art, as well as cover art and a trailer for the title that will have John McCrea handling the artwork for.


Next up is probably one of the most anticipated titles announced this week. MIDDLEWEST from Skottie Young and artist Jorge Corona is set for release on November 21st. The Skottie Young written ongoing series “is the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.

When the first issue hit shelves there will be three covers. The main cover from Mike Huddleston and two limited run covers, one from Jorge Corona and the second from Skottie himself.


The final piece of news this week is about Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, along with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Aditya Bidikar’s ISOLA series. The first five issues of the fantasy adventure will be collected as ISOLA, VOL. 1 this October. The synopsis for the collection is as follows “An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.



It will be available on October 24th at most major bookstores and on Amazon.


Full press releases for all the news this week is below. All images courtesy of Image Comics.


PORTLAND, OR, 08/27/2018 — The Eisner Award-winning team of Jim Rugg (AfrodisiacThe Plain Janes) and Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac) will release STREET ANGEL VS NINJATECH—a brand-new tale starring your favorite homeless heroine, Jesse Sanchez—this November from Image Comics.

After a hard fight with Ninja Carl, the deadliest girl alive seeks revenge—against the company that manufactured his dangerous weapons. It sure is convenient that it’s take-your-daughter-to-work day!

In her new adventure, Street Angel makes some friends, kinda; helps out a witch, sorta; and fights the Assassin of the Future™: the Ninja 6000 ® by Ninjatech.

“What’s scarier than a 13-year-old girl?” asked Rugg. “A team of 13-year-old ninja girls! Look out, ninja-industrial complex—it’s time for payback!”

STREET ANGEL VS. NINJATECH HC (Diamond code: SEP180117, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0856-5) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 8th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 13th and can be preordered via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for STREET ANGEL:

“Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s STREET ANGEL stars my favorite comic-book hero of the 21st century, and features some of the coolest artwork I’ve ever seen.”
—Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Paper Girls)

“STREET ANGEL remains as charming, inventive, and pitch-perfect as it was in the beginning. An indie-comics classic!” —Hope Larson (All Summer Long, A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel)

“With great style and flair, Rugg delivers another stellar story of the ever-sassy Jesse Sanchez, a.k.a. Street Angel. Jam-packed with tween angst, humor, action, and fun, this book is a must-read for the rebel set.” —Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl, Soupy Leaves Home)

“Jesse Sanchez is my new favorite comic book character. Great middle school dialogue and the battle scenes will blow your mind!” —Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL)

“Very real. Very magical. Very amazing. Your favorite new comic book is here.” —Jason Aaron

“I was sucked in from page one and couldn’t put it down.” —Mark Waid

PORTLAND, OR, 08/29/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal a sneak preview from MIDDLEWEST, an all-new series from author Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist Jorge Corona (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), which will launch this November.

The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name. MIDDLEWEST is the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.

MIDDLEWEST #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 21st. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, October 29th.

MIDDLEWEST #1 Cover A by Mike Huddleston – Diamond Code SEP180050
MIDDLEWEST #1 Cover B by Corona (Limited) – Diamond Code SEP180051
MIDDLEWEST #1 Cover C by Young (Limited) – Diamond Code SEP180052

Collects issues #1-5
PORTLAND, OR, 08/30/2018 — Gotham Academy creators Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, with colorist MSASSYK and letterer Aditya Bidikar, will release ISOLA, VOL. 1 this October from Image Comics.

An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

This desperate quest is a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.

ISOLA, VOL. 1 TP (Diamond code: JUL180153, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0922-7) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, October 24th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 10th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 30th and can be pre-ordered via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for ISOLA:

“Absolutely, positively breathtaking.” ComicBook.com

“ISOLA is brilliant! An atmospheric and intriguing story with masterful art.”
—Frank Quitely

“ISOLA is an example of the best fantasy storytelling that comics has to offer. Beautiful. Meaningful.” —The Oregonian

“This blew me away. Just amazing.” —Tula Lotay

“High fantasy with a colorful twist, imaginative and fresh.” —Paste Magazine

“Holy cow, folks, you are not going to want to miss this. Lovely and immersive.”
—Kurt Busiek

“A beautiful comic.” —Bleeding Cool

“Praise be to Karl KerschI and MSASSYK! ISOLA is one of the best-looking comics I’ve seen in years. Engrossing, warm, inspiring work; I love it.” —Tradd Moore

“A visual feast, a puzzle, and a true journey into an otherworldly land.”
—Multiversity Comics

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