To celebrate Image Comics’ 20th anniversary comics site Broken Frontier has launched Image Month, which is exactly as it sounds. There will be reviews of classic issues, interviews with creators and more. Check it out here and you can also read two of my reviews of recent Image releases, Whispers #2, which is awesome, and Hell Yeah #2.
While you’re there, check out my review of the new one-shot from Dak Horse Comics starring monster hunter Cal McDonald, and see a preview of the ish here.
This year’s nominations for the prestigious Eisner Awards are now up, right here. Voted by industry professionals, the winners will be announced at July’s San Diego Comic-Con. It’s an impressive and diverse list including a few faves of mine like Who Is Jake Ellis? and Atomic Robo. Daredevil, Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand and many more have also been given nods, from creators to overseas works.
There’s a great interview at CBR here with Archaia’s Stephen Christy and P.J Bickett about the publisher’s plans and upcoming releases. The pair discuss their Eisner wins last year, forthcoming film adaptations and their generous Free Comic Book day offering on May 5.
Bickett: Some of the other high profile books we have are the second volume of “Rust” and “Cursed Pirate Girl” by Jeremy Bastian, a lifelong friend of David Petersen. “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” with Rachel Hope Allison who is an amazing talent. It’s just all pictures telling a story, it’s amazing and coming out on Earth Day. We have “The Grand Duke” which is a Father’s Day tale coming out around the same time. We have a lot of great stories and books that people this year will hopefully get into even more than they did in years past. At the end of the year, we have — at high anticipation from many fans — “Labyrinth” and the second volume of “The Dark Crystal.”
Finally, directed by Underworld’s Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farell is the Total Recall film based on the Arnie actioner from 1990, and the Philip K. Dick short story, We Can Remember It For you Wholesale. It opens in August. Here’s the sleek trailer.