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New Image Series "Enormous" Hits Close to Home for Comics Fans

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, May 21 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
New Image Series

Overweight fanboys may find themselves relating to a new series from Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour.



It's always risky when a medium decides to poke fun at its audience, but Image has never been a company afraid of taking risks. In Enormous, a new series from Image and Shadowline this July, a cataclysmic ecological event spawns giant creatures that overrun human civilization. These monsters, presumably devouring everything in site, bear a striking similarity to comic book readership at large. While it's always possible that husky fanmen will take issue with being compared to giant beasts, it's also likely that a fictional, hunger-fueled rampage will serve to fulfill their escapist fantasies, and result in Image's wallet becoming as fat as some of the book's potential readers. This big-boned reporter certainly intends to settle down with a crate of chocodiles and savor this delicious comic treat.

Here's the press release:

HUMANS ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN ENORMOUS

Giant beasts top food chain in July graphic novella

In ENORMOUS, a new Image Comics/Shadowline graphic novella by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour (Heavy Metal) to be published in July, a cataclysmic ecological event has spawned colossal beasts that overrun human civilization. Cities are reduced to ruins where survivors must scratch out a desperate existence, evading the giant creatures that hunt them.

In the midst of this struggle against annihilation, a young woman who has lost everything, Ellen Grace, braves the rubble-strewn streets to find lost children and bring them to a safe place. However, she soon finds that there is another enemy just as dangerous as the megafauna: other humans.

"By the time we enter the world of Enormous, being at the bottom of the food-chain is something humans have been experiencing for a while," said Daniel in an April interview with Comic Book Resources. "As a result, there is no consensus around how we're going to survive as a species.

"There are a few human factions, each operating with a fairly distinct agenda, the motivations of which may well be far beyond their understanding," he added. "Regardless of what might prove to be the driving force for each character, the law of the land is simple: hunt or be hunted."

Drawn in terrifying and haunting detail by Cheggour, a Morroccan artist whose MORNING GLORIES fan art caught Daniel's attention, ENORMOUS is a 64-page saddle-stitched graphic novella in an oversized "treasury" format (10 x 13.5").

Published under Image's Shadowline imprint, ENORMOUS can be pre-ordered from the May issue of Previews (MAY120519) and is scheduled to be in stores on July 5. It has been supported by a campaign of "teasers" that appeared on top comic book sites such as Comic Book Resources, iFanboy, and Multiversity, a "prequel" and article published at USA Today, and a preview at the Gawker site io9.


New Image Series

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Image's comic books continue to sell out week after week, which we recently learned is a very good thing. 


Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror

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