Saturday was the Image panel at SDCC and there were alot of announcements and some big names having new books at Image.
At the panel were Image Publishers Eric Stephenson, who hosted, along with Joe Casey, Darick Robertson, Chris Roberson, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Howard Chaykin, James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker.
First announced was:
-“Non-Humans” by Whilce Portacio
-“Nowhere Men” by Eric Stephenson
-“Multiple Warheads” by Brandon Graham (October)
Joe Casey talked about his latest project with Image, titled “Sex”. It will be drawn by Piotr Kowalski. He said that “Superhero comics have always sort of brushed against the concept of sexuality. It’s time we just embraced it.”
Casey also has “Bounce”, with David Messina on art, coming out.
Darick Robertson talked about “Oliver”, written by Gary Whitta. He said that he’s been developing it since 2004 and took awhile to find a publisher that would let them do it the way they want to.
Deconnick talked about her new book with Emma Rios, “Pretty Deadly” is about a western assassin competing for a prize she does not necessarily want.
Chris Roberson will be doing “Rain”, with art by Paul Mayberry. He said he originally had the intention of doing it as a novel series but retooled as a comic.
James Robinson will be doing “Saviors” with J. Bone, who is traditionally known as a humor artist, so Robinson gave him a horror comic to draw. The series, initially 5 issues but could go more, is about a young stoner who uncovers an alien invasion and has to find people that believe him.
Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin will be colloborating on “Satellite Sam” which is about “a children’s TV host who is found dead in a somewhat compromising position. One of the thing that’s found is a box of photographs of every woman Satellite Sam has ‘spent time with,’ and out of that box are clues to who he was and ultimately who killed him.”
Eric Stephenson repeated the announcement that J. Michael Straczynski will be bringing resurrecting the “Joe’s Comics” imprint with four new titles.
Coming in Spring 2013 is “Lazarus” by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark. Rucka described it as “the ‘Godfather’ meets ‘Children of Men'”.
The final annoucements were:
-“Point Of Impact” by Jay Faerber (October)
-“Great Pacific” by Joe Harris