Image’s upcoming comic book schedule sounds amazing

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There’s a comic book for every taste out there these days. While Marvel and DC Comics might have cornered the market on gaudily-dressed heroes saving the day, the genre itself happens to be far broader than that. And that’s a gap that many publishers have picked up on. Take Image Comics for example, who publish everything from traditional hero adventures to more cerebral affair. They’ve got a busy 2015 coming up. Here’s what you can expect to be reading soon.

Announced at the fifth annual Image Expo in San Francisco (via IGN), Image unveiled 18 new titles to the masses. And a new attempt at reviving Spawn. Here’s the list of stuff to keep an eye out for:

Savior

saviour

By Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin and Clayton Crain. A new series which asks the question “What if the most dangerous man on Earth was also the one trying to do the most good?”

Heaven

Heaven

By James Robinson and Philip Tan. Robinson describes the series as “Mankind going to war with God in the future.”

Starve

Starve

By Brian Wood and Daniel Zezelj. Think actors are worshipped like modern-day gods? In Starve, chefs fill the role of real-life idols.

Black Road

Black Road

By Brian Wood and Garry Brown. A spiritual successor to Vertigo’s Northlanders, Black Road is aiming for a mostly accurate retelling of Viking-era Norwegian history.

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Island

Island

By Brandon Graham, Emma Rios, Simon Roy and many more. An anthology magazine that will cover a wide variety of genres for a broader target market.

Tadaima

Tadaima

By Emi Lenox. An autobiographical graphic novel based on Lenox’s trip to Japan with her grandmother, featuring watercolor paintings.

Plutona

Plutona

By Emi Lenox and Jeff Lemire. HEY KIDS, WANT TO SEE A DEAD SUPERHERO BODY?

A.D. (After Death)

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By Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder. What happens when you survive your own death? Find out in this graphic novel.

We Stand on Guard

By Brian K. Vaughn and Steve Skrice. 100 years into our future, a group of Canadian militia fighters battle an invasian force of American soldiers and their “giant f***ing robots.”

Paper Girls

Paper girls

By Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chiang and Matthew Wilson. A new series that follows the lives of four newspaper delivery girls after a night outside turns their lives upside down.

Monstress

Monstress

By Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. In an alternate 1920s, gigantic monsters roam the world. Enter one lonely young refugee girl, who happens to share a psychic bond with these creatures.

Sons of the Devil

sons of the devil

By Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante. A crowdfunded project that follows the exploits of the son of a religious cult leader.

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Run Love Kill

runlovekill

By Eric Canete and Jonathan Tsuei. A new series which Canete describes as featuring “a lot of running, a lot of loving and a lot of killing.”

No Mercy

No Mercy

By Alex di Campi and Carla Speed McNeil. A group of teens embark on a bus trip, and become stranded. Obviously, something else goes wrong.

The Ludocrats

Ludocrats

By Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol and David Lafuente. There’s a strange new world to explore in this series. And it aims to make said world even stranger.

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl

Phonogram

By Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson. The “final statement” in the Phonogram saga.

Kaptara

Kaptara

By Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod. Imagine if The Island Of Dr Moreau was set on an alien planet that was populated by action figures, and you’d have the gist of Kaptara nailed down.

Revengeance

Revengeance

By Darwyn Cooke. Inspired in part by Mickey Spillane crime story, this three part mini-series sees Cooke make an Image Comics debut.

I Hate Fairyland

I hate fairyland

By Skottie Young. A combination of Looney Tunes and Dr Seuss, I Hate Fairyland tells the tale of an Alice in Wonderland-esque girl who has been trapped in “Fairyland” for 30 years and hasn’t aged a day.

Last Updated: January 12, 2015

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