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:
I do want to thank Lost for the occasional tweet I see from people that think we have no idea where we're going with Morning Glories.— Joe Eisma (@Supajoe) January 3, 2014
Show me on the doll where Lost hurt you.— Joe Eisma (@Supajoe) January 3, 2014
Here's the press release from Image:
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.