Image Comics has provided CBR News with advance looks at new books on sale next week — February 13, 2008 — in finer comics stores everywhere. When you’re done checking out these exciting previews of “The Next Issue Project #1 – Fantastic Comics #24,” “Gutwrencher” #1 and “’76” #2, don’t forget to stop by CBR’s Image Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.
THE NEXT ISSUE PROJECT #1: FANTASTIC COMICS #24
story ERIK LARSEN, JOE CASEY, TOM SCIOLI, TOM YEATES, FRED HEMBECK, ASHLEY WOOD, ANDY KUHN, & B. CLAY MOORE, art ERIK LARSEN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, MIKE ALLRED, TOM SCIOLI, TOM YEATES, FRED HEMBECK, ASHLEY WOOD & ANDY KUHN, cover ERIK LARSEN
64 PAGES, FC, $5.99
SAMSON! STARDUST! FLIP FALCON! SPACE SMITH! CAPTAIN KIDD! THE GOLDEN KNIGHT! PROFESSOR FIEND! SUB SAUNDERS! YANK WILSON! Some of the greatest creations from yesterday brought back to life by some of the greatest creators of today! Fans have marveled over the years as, one by one, characters from comics’ Golden Age have been revived for a modern audience. The NEXT ISSUE PROJECT is an ongoing series that continues a classic discontinued title for a modern audience! All stories are complete, self-contained and cool as all hell! All books are Golden Age sized, but these aren’t simply an homage to Golden Age comics: They’re updated classics for a new generation by modern masters!
GUTWRENCHER #1 (OF 3)
story SHANNON ERIC DENTON, STEVE NILES & KEITH GIFFEN, cover KEITH GIFFEN, art ANTHONY HIGHTOWER
32 PAGES, FC, $3.50
In rural New England, a hiker is infected with an ancient curse days before his 10-year high school reunion. If his soul is pure he will be able to resist its bloodlust, if not… nothing will be able to stop him! An all-new three-issue miniseries from STEVE NILES, KEITH GIFFEN, SHANNON ERIC DENTON.
’76 #2 (OF 8)
story B. CLAY MOORE & SETH PECK, art ED TADEM & TIGH WALKER, cover ED TADEM
32 PAGES, BW, $2.99
In 1976 New York, Jackie Karma reconnects with his sixties street-fighting partner Marcus King, and the two consider a return to kicking ass. In the second chapter of “Cool,” LA bounty hunters Pete Walker & Leon Campbell begin the hunt for a runaway stripper and we meet Jimmy Length, porn star turned hit man.
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