News: IMAGE Has Three Books With Irish Creators This Week

For the last few years, I have been moving away from the Big Two. I can count the number of monthly books from them on one hand at this stage (with those being for creators like Will Sliney as opposed to any connection to the books). Where have I moved? Well apart from picking up nearly every Irish independent book that is released, all my monthlies comes from IMAGE Comics. I enjoy the creative freedom creators have and that they are using it on their own characters.

That’s why I was so pleased when Declan Shalvey announced that he was doing a new IMAGE book with Jordie Bellaire and Warren Ellis. INJECTION hits stores this Wednesday. I later learned that we were due another new IMAGE book from an Irish creator as John McCrea (along with Phil Hester) launches MYTHIC, coincidentally, this Wednesday too. Of course, these aren’t the first IMAGE books to feature Irish creators or creators in Ireland. Jordie Bellaire colours a number of IMAGE books but there is also REYN which features the work of Irish artist Nathan Stockman. Issue 5 of that series also hits stores this week with the first trade not that far away. It’s great to be able to support some Irish creators while I continue to support my favourite publisher.

INJECTION ISSUE 1
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Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Declan Shalvey
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Declan Shalvey
Cover By: Jordie Bellaire
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR150468
Published: May 13, 2015

Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life. INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller, and ghost story all at the same time. A serialized sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.

MYTHIC ISSUE 1
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Story By: Phil Hester
Art By: John McCrea
Cover By: John McCrea
Price: $1.99
Diamond ID: MAR150473
Published: May 13, 2015

Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics.

REYN ISSUE 5
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Story By: Kel Symons
Art By: Nathan Stockman
Cover By: Nathan Stockman
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR150588
Published: May 13, 2015

On the run from Venn, Reyn and Seph delve deeper into the enemy stronghold and make a shocking discovery.