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Image EXPO Project Roundup

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There’s so much to get excited about at Image these days. Creators from every corner of the mainstream comic book world are traipsing over to Image for their very own creator-owned tales, and it’s made for an Image EXPO event of truly epic proportions. Here’s what we were able to discern from the inundation of yesterday’s news…

THERE WILL ACTUALLY BE A COMIC BOOK CALLED BITCH PLANET.

Kelly Sue DeConnick is rocking it at Marvel with CAPTAIN MARVEL and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE as well as at Image with PRETTY DEADLY, but apparently that’s not enough for her, as she took to the stage to announce a collaboration with Valentine De Landro about female prisoners in space kicking ass and taking names. From the press release: “A science-fiction take on the Women in Prison exploitation feature, BITCH PLANET follows five prisoners on an all-female penal planet, ready to make their escape by way of a gladiatorial exhibition against a team of visiting male prisoners.” Hot damn.

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BRUBAKER AND PHILLIPS GO TOGETHER LIKE DICAPRIO AND SCORCESE.

Depressed about the conclusion of FATALE? Never fear. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips apparently love working together so much that they inked a five-year deal with Image that will essentially allow them to release anything they want. It’s the comics version of open season, and Brubaker and Phillips have already teased one of the stories they have in mind: THE FADE OUT. Says Brubaker, “For people who’ve been waiting for us to return to CRIMINAL, this will be exactly what they’re looking for, but on a much more epic scale—going from studio backlots to the debauchery of the rich and famous, and even stretching back to the horrors of World War Two.”

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COMICS ABOUT COMICS AREN’T META ENOUGH ANYMORE!

No, instead of being just about comics, James Robinson  and Greg Hinkle’s upcoming revamp of the classic Golden Age character of AIRBOY will actually be about… themselves… trying to revamp the comic. Promotional art features two caricatures that hit far too close to the mark. How many times is this series going to break the fourth wall? According to Robinson, there’s enough drinking and debauchery to match ten Mark Millar books. Finally, a superhero story we can all relate to.

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