Comic-Con: Image’s New Slate of High-Profile Creators

Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Greg Rucka, Joe Casey, James Robinson and more have new Image books.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker


20 years in, and Image Comics is seeming more awesome than ever. On Saturday at San Diego Comic Con's Image Comics Experience panel, they introduced a new slate of high profile creators starting their own independent new series. Here's a rundown of what to expect out of the big I.


Marvel favorite Matt Fraction will be teaming up with Howard Chaykin to create a book called Satellite Sam, the story of a children's host from television's golden age who is found dead in a compromising position, with a box of photos of every woman he's been with.

Fraction's wife Kelly Sue DeConnick, who will be starting up Captain Marvel soon, is also joining up with Emma Rios for a book called Pretty Deadly, in the spirit of Sergio Leone.

Joe Casey will team with Piotr Kowalksi for a book simply called Sex, which will embrace the concept of superhero sexuality. Casey also has a book called The Bounce with David Messina.

DC's James Robinson will work with J. Bone on an alien invasion series called Saviors.

Greg Rucka will join forces with Michael Lark for a book called Lazarus, described as Children of Men meets The Godfather.

Also on the docket are a steampunk version of Oliver Twist called Oliver by Gary Whitta and Darick Robertson, a fantasy adventure called Rain by Chris Roberson and Paul Mayberry,  Non-Humans by Whilce Portacio, Great Pacific by Joe Harris, a sci-fi tale called Nowhere Men by Eric Stephenson, Multiple Warheads by Brandon Graham and crime story Point of Impact by Jay Faerber.

J. Michael Straczynski also announced that he's got his own "Joe's Comics" imprint.

A lot of interesting stuff from very cool creators coming up soon. Definitely worth checking out.