Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA – November 20, 2001 – Image Comics has announced it’s tentative release schedule for the Linsner Library. This series of graphic novels, prestige format and standard comics will bring all of the critically acclaimed artist’s work into print under one cohesive trade dress. Featuring repackaged and reformatted older works, plus brand-new releases from Joseph Michael Linsner. “This is one of the single most comprehensive and ambitious projects Image has ever undertaken on behalf of a single author/artist” commented Image VP-Publisher, Jim Valentino.
The releases are as follows:
March – Dawn: Return of the Goddess TP. “Linsner Returns with the Return of the Goddess” The second Dawn finite series is finally collected for the first time in graphic novel format. Featuring completely remastered pages, plus 20 pages of brand new material. A great way to start the Linsner Library. 144 pages price TBD.
July – The Art of Joseph Michael Linsner TP–a new book featuring a retrospective of Linsner’s career. Fully annotated by the artist with special features including taking a piece from conceptual sketches to finished painting. Page count and price TBD.
September – The Vampire’s Christmas–an all-new 48-page Prestige Format book. Joe’s first big solo story of the vampire, Esque. Price TBD
October/November – Angry Christ Comix TB–Linsner’s earlier black and white work in a definitive trade paperback with special added material. Page count and price TBD.
January – Dawn: Lucifer’s Halo TP–representing the classic first Dawn series with new Linsner Library trade dress and special goodies. Price TBD.
March – Dawn: Dramatica-80 pages of Linsner’s short Dawn stories, collected together for the first time. Price TBD. With this publication, all of Linsner’s work will be in-print.
June – Dawn III: Three Tiers–An all-new finite series, the first new Dawn series in 4 years! “Dawn III in ’03”.
Prices will be determined closer to publication dates. All books will bear the “Linsner Library” icon and will feature a standard trade dress.
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