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Is Image's Imperial a Metaphor for the Life of the Comic Book Fan?

Is Image's Imperial a Metaphor for the Life of the Comic Book Fan?

The series' protagonist must choose between marrying a woman or spending his life in the world of superheroes.



Source: Press Release

Image has a new book coming out in August called Imperial, from writer and martial artist Steven T. Seagle (Above the Law, Marked for Death), artist Mark Dos Santos, and colorist Brad Simpson that they're billing as "a bromantic comedy about superheroes." Called Imperial, Seagle called it "a buddy book with serious commitment issues." And if there's anyone whose word we take seriously, it's a guy who once single-handedly beat up an entire crew of terrorists to prevent them from stealing the nuclear warheads from a decommissioned Navy ship. What were we talking about? Oh yeah, here's the description:

Mark is a couple of weeks out from the biggest day of his life—his wedding day—but then fate steps in and pulls the rug out from under him. He is faced with an impossible choice: Marry the woman he loves, understands, and puts up with his (many) human failings? Or, leave her at the altar in order to take up the helm of the world's one and only superhero, Imperial?

 

Looks like an interesting premise, but unfortunately, we already budgeted our extra money for Jean-Claude Van Damme's Dark Horse comic coming out that same month. But in case you've got some extra cash, here's a preview:

 





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