Official Press Release
4 November 2009 (Berkeley, CA) – Since IMAGE UNITED’s announcement, fans have clamored for the one missing Image Comics founder, Jim Lee, to take part in the crossover event. Earlier today, Image and Newsarama revealed Lee will definitely take part with an all-new cover featuring the entire pantheon of Image superheroes at the hands of the resurrected Al Simmons.
“Things just got real,” IMAGE UNITED writer Robert Kirkman said. “Having all seven founders truly united propels the crossover to a whole new level. That’s a commonly used phrase, but it’s definitely the case here. This is exactly the moment fans have been hoping for and I’m very happy to say Jim delivered. That said, if you think this is cool, just wait for what happens next!”
IMAGE UNITED is a six-part crossover encompassing the entire Image superhero universe and features each Image founder illustrating their own characters. Since its announcement, the crossover has set headlines with New York Times, USAToday and other massive media outlets for its once-in-a-lifetime approach to the superhero crossover. Lee’s cover is available for order in addition to those by Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Todd McFarlane.
IMAGE UNITED #1, a full-color 32-page comic book for $3.99, will be in-stores November 25th, 2009.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.