Image Comics returning to Baltimore Comic-Con 2008

Official Press Release

This upcoming weekend the world's greatest creator-owned and operated publisher, Image Comics, makes a big return to the Baltimore Comic Con.

"Baltimore is a favorite show of mine, I can't wait to attend that show again, it's always a blast," said Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman. "This may be the biggest collection of Image creators outside of the San Diego Comic Con, but at a show where one-on-one face time with them is prime. Plus, I hear we're bringing a massive slate of announcements to this years' Image Comics Show! It's going to be a great year!"

Kirkman will take part in two panels at the show, first on Saturday for the long-awaited debate on the future of comics between him and POWERS' Brian Michael Bendis, Saturday at 2:45 PM in Oa room (upstairs, room 307). Then Sunday, The Image Comics Show will take place from 12-1 PM in Earth 53 (upstairs, room 307) and will be the epicenter of announcements for the weekend, with highlights including Kirkman being joined by special guests BACK TO BROOKLYN's Jimmy Palmiotti, ELEPHANTMEN's Richard Starkings and SAVAGE DRAGON's Erik Larsen as well as the public debut of IMAGE UNITED art and the very first word on a number of titles.

In addition, the Baltimore Image Island will feature a massive guest list of Image Creators, including Kirkman, SAVAGE DRAGON's Erik Larsen, LIBERTY MEADOWS' Frank Cho, THE SWORDS' The Luna Brothers, ELEPHANTMEN's Richard Starkings, PVP's Scott Kurtz, RED MASS FOR MARS' Ryan Bodenheim and MICE TEMPLAR's Bryan J.L. Glass. In addition, many other Image Creators will be in attendance, such as BACK TO BROOKLYN's Jimmy Palmiotti, THE PRO's Amanda Conner, SPECIAL FORCES' Kyle Baker, INFINITE HORIZON's Phil Noto, AMERICAN FLAGG's Howard Chaykin and PERHAPANAUTS' Craig Rousseau & Todd Dezago.

Image Comics can be found at booth #110 during The Baltimore Comic Con, Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, at the Baltimore Convention Center. For more information, please see http://www.comicon.com/baltimore/.

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.

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