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Linkage: From Horse to Mouse – Speculating the STAR WARS Comics Transfer

Over at is an article I wrote speculating on Star Wars comics life after Dark Horse, wondering Marvel which writers could be a good fit to try their hand at penning the further adventures of Luke Skywalker and company. At the end of the article, I ask: Who do you want to see writing Star Wars comics for Marvel?

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Broken News: IMAGE EXPO Program Schedule Announced!

Courtesy of Image’s Kaz Salazar:

Image Expo is only a week away and we have even more exciting updates for attendees including information about the panels and variants that will be available. The program schedule for the event has been finalized and can be viewed on

Upon arrival, all attendees (both general and premium ticket holders) will receive THE WALKING DEAD #1 full color variant cover. The B&W variant will be available for purchase after the keynote.

Premium ticket holders will receive a complete set of variant covers, which includes:
  • GHOSTED #6 B&W variant
  • EGOs #1 variant
  • PROPHET #42 variant
  • MANIFEST DESTINY #3 B&W variant
A CGC representative will also be on-site for those interested in utilizing the service.
Tickets are still available for purchase at, don’t miss your chance to attend!
9:00 AM – Doors Open
Attendees are welcomed to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater to check in and pick up badges and their welcome bags.
10:00 AM – Theater Doors Open for Seating
Please note that there are designated sections for Press, Retailers, and Premium Ticket holders.
10:30 AM – I is for Image: Keynote Address
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson discusses the upcoming year for Image Comics. This not-to-be-missed address will feature announcements of new creators, new projects, and new initiatives. 2014 starts here!
12:15 PM – I is for Industry: Retailer Session
We at Image Comics highly value our relationships with retail partners, and dialogue is an important part of maintaining those relationships. This closed-door session will feature discussion among Image Comics staff, creators, and attending retailers focused on the year ahead and how to continue expanding the horizons of the business. This session is reserved for retailers only, and every Image Comics creator presenting at Image Expo will be in attendance.
1:30 PM – I is for Infectious: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman
Image Comics partner, comic book creator, and television executive… How does Robert Kirkman do it all? Kirkman talks about his remarkable career, The Walking Dead, Invincible, and his newest series Outcast, as well as what’s coming up for him and his Image Comics imprint Skybound.
2:15 PM – I is for Irreverent: Creators Are Just As Colorful As Their Comics
Comics attracts a variety of outspoken individuals with a range of unique perspectives, and now they’re going to spill those thoughts at Image Expo for your entertainment. Prepare for a freewheeling conversation with Brandon Graham, Rick Remender, James Robinson, Joe Keatinge and Josh Williamson, and get ready to find out just what makes their comics sing.
3:15 PM – I is for Incognito: Special Session with Surprise Guests
Surprise guests announced by Eric Stephenson in his keynote address will talk about their upcoming projects at Image Comics!
4:00 PM – I is for Illustrator: The Artists of Image Comics
A veritable mega-panel of Image artists gather on-stage to discuss how they tackle each new project, from blank page to finished product. Get insight into the creative process from Paul Azaceta, Wesley Craig, Nick Dragotta, and some of our special surprise guests as well as Image Founder Erik Larsen.
5:00 PM – I is for Interrogation: The Writers of Image Comics
The most innovative minds in comics assemble to discuss their creative processes from inspiration to first drafts to final product. Where do their ideas come from? How do they turn that idea into a viable project? Get insight into the creative minds of Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Nick Spencer and some of our special surprise guests!
Signings are located on the second floor lobby of the Lam Research Theater, accessible from the main floor by stairs and elevator.
1:30 – 2:15 – Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nick Spencer and surprise guests  
2:15 – 3:00 – Surprise Guests Signing
3:00 – 4:00 – Rick Remender, Wes Craig, Nick Dragotta
4:00 – 5:00 – James Robinson, Brandon Graham, Joe Keatinge, Joshua Williamson
5:00 – 6:00 – Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Join Image Comics creators and staff for our Image Expo After Party at the Cartoon Art Museum, located nearby at 655 Mission Street.
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Press and Retailer Mixer
Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals, and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.
8:00 PM – Image Expo After Party
Open to press, retailers, premium and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.
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Broken News Update: Bleeding Cool says DEADLY CLASS #1 is Top Reorder

I wasn’t kidding when I said in my earlier post that ya better make sure you have your local retailer preorder/hold you a copy of Rick Remender’s DEADLY CLASS #1. Although it will be a fast seller, it looks like retailers are on the ball with advance reorders.
LINKAGE: Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool reports (with chart evidence)
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Gallery: DEADLY CLASS #1 Variant Cover

Artwork by Wesley Craig

Deadly Class #1 arrives at brick n’ mortar and digital retailers on January 22, 2014 from Image Comics.
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1st Issue Fetish: Rick Remender’s DEADLY CLASS #1

Announced at last year’s Image Expo in July, this one has been a long time coming. But this new creator-owned project from the iron-hot writer Rick Remender, with artist Wesley Craig and colorist Lee Loughridge, will finally hit comic shops and digital outlets on January 22, 2014 from Image Comics. Deadly Class follows in the wake of the quick sell-out of Black Science #1, Remender’s other new series at Image that debuted in November, which prompted additional printings of that much coveted first printing of issue one (which I’ve personally seen in a comic shop $6 sticker on the polybag). From the buzz of that and its own buzz-worthiness, I expect Deadly Class #1 to perform in similar fashion. Hopefully you got your pre-order in with your LCS.