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Image Expo: Nick Spencer Has Three More Reasons to Neglect Plot Development in Morning Glories

Image Expo: Nick Spencer Has Three More Reasons to Neglect Plot Development in Morning Glories

The superstar writer announced three new books at the comics event of the year.




Whoo! Image unleashed a torrent of new series announcements today, and your pal, your buddy, Jude Terror, has been doing his best to tell you about all of them while the rest of the Outhouse staff slacks off, but man, I can only write so many articles. Luckily, I've got a 40 minute bus ride ahead of me and I've snagged the primo middle back seat and I've got internet access, so let's see how many more of these I can knock out before I get home.

Nick Spencer announced three, that's right, three series at the Image Expo this morning, and they continue the Image Comics theme of mixing and matching genres. We've got Paradigms, a "contemporary fantasy epic with a spy thriller aesthetic" with art by Butch Guice, Cerulean, a "sci-fi thriller of dead worlds, lost secrets, and hidden dangers" with art by the amazing Frazer Irving, and Great Beyond, with art by Morgan Jeske, about a community in the afterlife where how much money you have is more important than your morals and values - so basically, it's just like America is in real life.

"I knew I wanted 2014 to be a big year for my creator-owned work, but I never dreamed I'd get the opportunity to work with so many incredible artists!" Spencer shouted in the press release. "Collaborating with a legend like Butch, a visionary like Frazer, or an exciting new star like Morgan, it just makes you want to tell great stories with them and do the best work you possibly can. And it's always great to be doing it at Image, which has been like home to me the entirety of my career. I really believe in what we're doing here, and I can't wait for people to see what's next."

If it's anything like Morning Glories, they'll be waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting...

We're just screwing around, of course. We love Nick Spencer. Morning Glories artist Joe Eisma pretty much nailed the reason people are so nervous about the series on Twitter last week:

 

 

 

Heh.

Here's the press release from Image:

 

NICK SPENCER BRINGS THREE
ALL-NEW SERIES TO IMAGE
 
PARADIGMS, CERULEAN, and GREAT BEYOND
will take readers on thrilling, fantastic adventures

In 2014, Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES, BEDLAM) will team up with three different artists and launch three new thriller series sure to capture readers’ imaginations. 

 
A contemporary fantasy epic with a spy thriller aesthetic, PARADIGMS will showcase art by Butch Guice (Captain America, Superman) and explore a world that exists beyond, or more specifically behind, ours. In the shadows where magic is real, warring clans of sorcerers battle for power and the favor of their gods.
 
A sci-fi thriller of dead worlds, lost secrets, and hidden dangers, CERULEAN, with art by Frazer Irving (MORNING GLORIES, BEDLAM, Batman), follows the last survivors of the destruction of Earth as they struggle to rebuild civilization on a distant planet full of its own mysteries. 
 
In the GREAT BEYOND, featuring art by Morgan Jeske (ZERO, SEX) a "post-life community" values the size of your bank account over morals and values—and your place in the hereafter is determined by it. But then polite society is rocked by the apparent suicide of one of its own.
 
"I knew I wanted 2014 to be a big year for my creator-owned work, but I never dreamed I'd get the opportunity to work with so many incredible artists! Collaborating with a legend like Butch, a visionary like Frazer, or an exciting new star like Morgan, it just makes you want to tell great stories with them and do the best work you possibly can. And it's always great to be doing it at Image, which has been like home to me the entirety of my career. I really believe in what we're doing here, and I can't wait for people to see what's next."
 
PARADIGMS, CERULEAN, and GREAT BEYOND are all new, ongoing science-fiction/fantasy series coming to Image Comics in 2014. 
 
 




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