Friday, March 16, 2012

Pat Thomas Travels Over Land and Sea With
Listen Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power

March 16, 2012 – Seattle, WA. Fantagraphics Books and Light in the Attic Records are excited to announce that author, lecturer, and music-man Pat Thomas is hitting the road with Listen Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power. Meet the mofo behind the book that pays tribute to the Black Power Movement of the ’60s-’70s. Heading up the West Coast and then across the pond to England, Thomas will be giving talks, signing books, and playing tracks at both bookstores and record shops.  

While researching this book project in Oakland, Thomas discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by noted activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Elaine Brown, and others that form the framework of this definitive retrospective. Listen, Whitey! chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records’ Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum, which released politically charged albums by Stokely Carmichael, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby, and Ossie Davis, among others. Obscure records produced by African-American sociopolitical organizations of the period are examined, along with the Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Watts Prophets, Roland Kirk, Horace Silver, Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, Stanley Crouch, and many more. Thomas will give a slide and music presentation, and then sign copies of Listen, Whitey! and the companion CD of the same title from Seattle-based Light in the Attic Records. The album features rare tracks from African-American activists like Dick Gregory, Eldridge Cleaver, and the Last Poets, with protest music by Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Harper, and more.

Listen, Whitey! features nearly 200 pages of text accompanied by over 250 large sized, full-color reproductions of album covers and 45 rpm singles — most of which readers will have never seen before. The book creates a cultural context for the iconic images and the accompanying album. 
For a preview and more information, visit

By Pat Thomas
$39.99 USA
ISBN 978-1-60699-507-5
Published by Fantagraphics Books

Event listing information:

Monday, April 2, 12-1PM 
University of Southern California 
Ronald Tutor Campus Center 
Geoffrey Cowan Forum, Room 207 
Annenberg School across from Heritage Hall. 
3607 Trousdale Pkwy 

Wednesday, April 4, 7pm 
Book Soup 
8818 Sunset Blvd. 

Thursday, April 5, 7-8PM 
AMOEBA Records, LA 
6400 Sunset Blvd.

Saturday, April 7, TBA 
Warbler Records & Goods
131 E De La Guerra St 

Tuesday, April 10, 7:30PM 
The Booksmith 
1644 Haight St. 

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 pm 
Pegasus Books 2349 Shattuck Ave.

Sunday, April 22, 7:30 PM 
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside 

Wednesday, May 9, TBA 
University of Southampton 
University Road, SOUTHAMPTON SO17 1BJ
+44 (0)23.8059.5000

Thursday, May 10, TBA 
Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin St. 
Dalston, LONDON E8 3DL

Friday, May 11, TBA
Rough Trade East “Dray Walk”
Old Truman Brewery 
91 Brick Lane, LONDON 
E1 6QL
+44 (0)207.392.7788 

Tuesday, May 15, TBA 
Durham University
Lecture Room of the Music Department 
The University Office
Old Elvet, DURHAM 
+44 (0)191.334.6305 

Dave Stevens’ Covers & Stories Collects Artist’s Non-Rocketeer works

Including rare and unpublished stories from Stevens
[Dave Stevens Covers & Stories Cover Image]San Diego, CA (Month 16, 2012) – This July, IDW Publishing will bring you the best of the best with Dave Stevens’  Covers & Stories, a collection of renowned comic artist Dave Stevens’ remarkable work. This volume will showcase all the non-Rocketeer covers by Stevens, many scanned from the original art. Additionally, there will be roughs accompanying many of the covers, offering a rare insight into the artist’s creative process. Besides covers, all of Stevens’s highly sought-after short stories will be printed, as well as some unfinished gems.

Although best known for his work on The Rocketeer, Stevens was also one of the most accomplished and skilled comic book artists in comics. His first professional comic work began with inking Russ Manning’s pencils for the Tarzan newspaper comic strip. Stevens later became the first to win Comic-Con International’s Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in 1982.

Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories will provide all of Stevens’s non-Rocketeer comic work, including incomplete and unpublished stories. These art works will be presented in an 8” x 12” hardcover book printed in classic black and white.

DAVE STEVENS: STORIES & COVERS ($49.99, 272 pages; 8” x12”; hardcover; black and white) will be available in July 2012. ISBN 978-1-61377-269-0.

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About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

Contest Encourages Fans To Submit Photos Showing Their Passion For SHONEN JUMP; iPad 2 With WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Membership And Other Prizes To Be Awarded

San Francisco, CA, March 16, 2012 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, invites fans to show their love for SHONEN JUMP with a brand new contest that will award a variety of valuable prizes to several lucky winners. Contestants are encouraged to upload a photo showing their love for SHONEN JUMP to the contest page at

Encourage friends, family and other fans to vote for your entry during the two, week-long voting periods! Prizes will be given to the fan with the most votes for that given week. A Grand Prize will also be awarded to fan with the most overall votes.

The first contest submission period is from March 16th to March 23rd, with voting from March 24th to March 31st. The second contest submission period will be from April 1st to April 8th with contest voting from April 9th to April 16th. Winners will be notified via email.

The Grand Prize for the Show Your SHONEN JUMP Love Contest will include a brand new Apple iPad 2, plus an annual membership to the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA (SJ ALPHA) digital manga magazine, along with a $100.00 credit for The runner up prize will be a SHONEN JUMP gift bag, valued at $250.00 and awarded to the fan with the most votes during each of the two submission periods.

“Has your manga collection overtaken your house? Do you have a running countdown until your next local anime convention? Want to show off your latest SJ Cosplay? Then the Show Your SHONEN JUMP Love contest is definitely for you,” says Tu Ly, Senior Digital Marketing Manager. “It’s all about our fans and their connection to the stories and characters they love.  Manga and anime fans are by far the most creative people I’ve had the chance to meet and we’re really excited to see what comes out of this contest!

Each new digital issue of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA treats manga (comics) fans in North America to the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga series only two weeks after they debut in Japan’s massively popular WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine. Series include popular titles such as BAKUMAN, BLEACH, NARUTO, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, ONE PIECE, and TORIKO.

SJ ALPHA is available on through an annual membership that provides 52 weeks of access to 48 weekly issues for just $25.99; single issues can be read for four weeks for only $0.99. Annual members will also receive an annual collector’s yearbook, collectable YU-GI-OH! game cards four times a year, and access to exclusive content, including creator interviews and videos. From now until April 30th, all members will also receive exclusive access to a special ONE PIECE x TORIKO crossover manga as a digital gift.

For more information on WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA and exclusive subscriber offers, please visit or

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at

Star Trek Captains Shatner and Stewart lead Phoenix Comicon Guest List
Phoenix Comicon boldly goes where it has never gone before with its largest and most diverse guest line up

Phoenix - With the presentation of the Phoenix Comicon guest list, they have “made it so” in their quest to be the signature pop culture convention of the southwest.  Star Trek Captains William Shatner (“James T. Kirk”) and Patrick Stewart (“Jean-Luc Picard”) lead the most diverse guest line up at Phoenix Comicon 2012.

Attendees will be “walking dead” after trying to meet all of the guests, including actor Jon Bernthal, from AMC’s hit TV show, “The Walking Dead”, though they will also be feeling “up” after meeting legendary actor Ed Asner, who voiced the main character in Pixar’s movie, “Up.”

If these puns and play on TV and Film names are any indication, Phoenix Comicon is giddy with excitement over the guest list they have assembled.  “Our eureka moment when our guest list solidified in our eyes came when five of the original cast members from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” confirmed their attendance,” says Convention Director Matt Solberg, “That, and we have Jaime Paglia, co-creator of the SyFy Channel series “Eureka”” he finishes with a grin.

The original cast members from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” include:
            Patrick Stewart, “Captain Jean-Luc Picard”
            LeVar Burton, “Geordi LaForge”
            Michael Dorn, “Worf”
            Marina Sirtis, “Deanna Troi”
            Brent Spiner, “Data”

While Solberg concedes that the line up is Star Trek heavy this year, he offers, “Its serendipitous for us to have Shatner and Stewart after years of pursuing them, however, there are plenty of other guests from film and tv, comic books, literature, and anime we’re beaming aboard Phoenix Comicon.”

Those guests include Film and TV actors:
Jeremy Bulloch, “Boba Fett”, Star Wars
Gigi Edgley, “Chiana”, Farscape
Erin Gray and Gil Gerard, “Colonel Wilma Deering”, “Buck Rogers” respectively, Buck Rogers.
Tony Amendola, “Jaffa Master Bra’tac”, Stargate SG-1
Casper Van Dien, “Johnny Rico”, Starship Troopers.

“Casper was a recommendation from my Krav Maga instructor,” Solberg adds, “They worked on a PSA years ago and maintained a friendship ever since.” 

And that instructor from East Valley Krav Maga?  “He’ll be at Phoenix Comicon  leading “Sidekick Training” for kids”, Solberg says.   “Sidekick Training is a a workshop and demonstration in self defense and preventative skills.”

Comic books form the backbone of Phoenix Comicon and creators attending include:

Brian Augustyn - Writer/Editor "Flash"
Howard Chaykin - Artist "Avengers 1959", "American Flagg"
Jim Cheung - Artist "Scion", "Young Avengers", "New Avengers: Illuminati"
William Christensen - Publisher, Avatar Press
Mike Debalfo - Cover artist "Return to Wonderland"
Garth Ennis - Writer "Crossed", "Preacher", "Punisher"
Jay Fotos - Creator/Writer "'68", "Death Dealer"
Raven Gregory - Creator/Writer, "The Gift", "Grimm Fairy Tales"
Greg Horn - Cover Artist "Blackest Night", "Flash"
Stuart Immonen - Artist "Ultimate Spider-man", "Ultimate X-Men"
Scott Koblish - Artist "OMAC"
Greg Land - Artist "X-Men", "Birds of Prey", "Fantastic Four"
David Lapham - Writer, Artist "Crossed: Family Values", "Stray Bullets"
John Layman - Creator/Writer "Chew"
Bob Layton - Artist "Iron Man"
David Mack - Creator/Artist "Kabuki", Cover artist "Alias"
Francis Manapul - Writer/Artist "Flash", "Superman Batman"
Mike McKone - Artist "Teen Titans", "Fantastic Four", "Avengers Academy"
Tony Parker - Artist, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
George Perez - Artist "Superman", "Wonder Woman"
Khoi Pham - Artist "Mighty Avengers"
Avatar Press - Leading independent publisher
Brian Pulido - Creator/Writer "Lady Death"
Arthur Suydam - Cover artist "Marvel Zombies"
Billy Tucci - Creator/Artist "Shi", Artist "Hereos for Hire", "Sgt Rock"
Freddie Williams II - Artist "Captain Atom", "Robin"
Ryan Winn - Artist "Batman", "Detective Comics"
Zenescope - Publisher "Grimm Fairy Tales", "Return to Wonderland"

Literature is a growing interest at Phoenix Comicon according to Solberg, and an area where they are leveraging their strong list of local authors to get larger name best selling authors. 

Authors attending include:

Kevin Hearne - Iron Druid Chronicles: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered & Tricked
Kris Neri - High Crimes on the Magical Plane, Magical Alienation
J. S. Lewis - Grey Griffins
James A. Owen - Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, Drawing out the Dragons, Starchild
Jeffrey J. Mariotte - Dark Vengeance, Nine Frights, Cold Black Hearts, Desperadoes, Fade to Black
Weston Ochse - Empire of Salt, Scarecrow Gods, Seal Team 666
Yvonne Navarro - Afterage, Highborn, Concrete Saviour
Michael A. Stackpole - I, Jedi, At The Queen's Command, Of Limited Loyalty, Once a Hero
Gini Koch - Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation
Janni Lee Simner - Bones of Faerie, Faerie Winter, Thief Eyes
Michael Spradlin - The Youngest Templar, Spy Goddess
Marsheila Rockwell - The Shard Axe, Legacy of Wolves
Tom Leveen - Party, Zero
Sam Sykes - Tome of the Undergates, Black Halo, The Skybound Sea
Joe Nassise - The Templar Chronicles, Eyes to See
Janette Rallison/C. J. Hill - My Fair Godmother, My Double Life, Slayers

Many families bring their kids and teenagers, or as Solberg puts it, “Many kids and teenagers drag their parents along to Phoenix Comicon.  The kids love anime and our anime guests, and the parents realize we have something for them in our authors, artists, and actors.”

Anime guests attending include:

Vic Mignogna - Voice actor from Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, and Kekkaishi
Chris Patton - Voice actor from Fullmetal Alchemist, D Gray Man, and BECK
Maile Flanagan - Voice actor from Naruto and Rango
Quinton Flynn - Voice actor from Bleach, Kingdom Hearts II, Naruto
Phil Lamarr - voice actor from Samurai Jack, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, and Futurama

Fans will have the chance to meet with and get autograph of all of these guests.

Festivities kick off Thursday afternoon May 24th and continue throughout the weekend. Spend the day checking out the exhibitor hall, meeting actors and writers, buying that hard to find geek item, then attend concerts and dances that last till 2AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Full event passes are only $40 till the weekend of the show, and kids twelve and under always get in for free (with paid adult membership).

Phoenix Comicon 2012 is expected to draw over 30,000 attendees to its May 24-27, 2012 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.  For more information check
What's Your Vision of Pestilence?
Enter the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse[TM] Pestilence Art Contest
for your chance to win an original Simon Bisley painting of Pestilence
and get your artwork featured in Heavy Metal Magazine 
LOS ANGELES, CA – (March 16, 2012) – In celebration of the release of Helldiver, the first book in the epic graphic novel series The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Michael Mendheim and illustrated by Simon Bisley , Kevin Eastman, owner and publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine, asks "What's Your Vision of Pestilence?" Heavy Metal invites artists to submit their original artwork or photography to the Heavy Metal/Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Pestilence Art Contest. Top 10 Finalists will have the honor of their artwork celebrated in Heavy Metal Magazine 35th anniversary issue and receive a subscription to Heavy Metal Magazine with the grand prize winner also taking home an original, signed Simon Bisley painting of Pestilence!
The contest is simple. Submit your vision of Pestilence through original artwork or photography from March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) through April 28th 2012 at The Top 10 Finalists will be chosen by Simon Bisley, Kevin Eastman, Dave Elliot and Michael Mendheim. The grand prize winner will be chosen from the Top 10 Finalists by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Facebook fan votes.
The Pestilence Art Contest is just one of many promotions celebrating the launch of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse graphic novel series with Helldiver hitting the shelves April 13th, 2012, as well as the 35th Anniversary of Heavy Metal Magazine.
For more information about the contests, events and surprises, be sure to check out our Facebook page. and our homepage:
About The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The End is Here- Welcome to the Apocalypse! Adam Cahill is a warrior bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days. But sinister forces strike against him and send him into Hell itself. There, he must find three corrupt souls, chosen by Divinity, to join him in battle against the Four Horsemen to not only save their own souls, but to decide the very fate of Humanity. In addition to the works of Simon Bisley, the series will feature additional art by the late Stan Winston, Tim Bradstreet, Chad Fidler, and Dave DeVries, and script written by co-writers Mike Kennedy and Sean Jaffe. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Book One: Helldiver is available on Amazon at
About The Writer: Michael Mendheim
Michael Mendheim has worked as an Executive Producer and Creative Director in the videogame industry for over twenty years. Some of his projects include the #1 hit, Mutant League Football, the hugely successful, Army Men series and the critically acclaimed Robocalypse. Michael is currently producing the Free-to-play online shooter CrimeCraft.
About the Artist: Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley, world-famous fantasy painter/illustrator, started his career when he signed up with 2000 AD, a British comic book company, where he was assigned "ABC Warriors," "Sláine" and "Judge Dredd." Following his massive success in the U.K., Mr. Bisley American invasion started with DC Comics, where he produced award-winning work on "Doom Patrol,"  "Lobo," and fan favorite "Batman vs. Judge Dredd." 
About Heavy Metal Magazine
Founded in 1977, Heavy Metal has become an iconic American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine known world-wide for its incredible blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, purchased the world re-known "Heavy Metal Magazine" in 1990 and serves as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
Marc Silvestri provides exclusive art for Emerald City Comic Con

Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Image Comics invite you to join them from March 30th through April 1st at the 10th annual Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

Special Guest and Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri provides this year’s ECCC program guide cover, which features iconic characters from each of the current Image partners. Witchblade, Spawn, Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk and Invincible crouch atop the iconic Space Needle in an homage to the classic King Kong scene. Silvestri penciled and inked the incredibly detailed image and Sunny Gho of IFS provided the colors.  

To commemorate the decade-long Seattle institution, the artwork will also be available as an Exclusive Print at the Top Cow Booth (#414), and an Exclusive T-Shirt will be available at the ECCC Booth (#514).

“ECCC is known as one of the best comic shows around and I can't wait to hang out with the fans and share the love of comics!” said Silvestri. “I was honored when asked to do the cover for the con program to help celebrate ECCC and the 20th anniversary of Image Comics, and I couldn't think of anything more appropriate than a West Coast version of King Kong! But, unlike the original chest-thumping ape, these Image monkeys aren't falling off the building!”

“Marc Silvestri is a creator that our fans have been asking about for a long time,” commented ECCC Convention Director Jim Demonakos. “To not only have him appear at the show, but for him to have created this amazing piece that celebrates both Emerald City Comicon and Image Comics, is really something special.”

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Indie publishers take on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with a little help from KICKSTARTER
For immediate release 03/16/12
FUBAR PRESS, publisher of the Kickstarter funded New York Times Best Seller FUBAR: Empire of the rising Dead are teaming up with fellow Independent publisher 215 INK to bring free comics to shops all across the country via the brand new Indie comic distributor Liber on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Both publishers are contributing 28 page stand alone comics to the event and are launching a Kickstarter campaign to secure funding for the printing of those comics. 

“Kickstarter has been an immense game changer for independent comics in general and small-press indie comics in particular. A few years ago we couldn’t even hope to participate in an event like Free Comic Book Day. Kickstarter has been great because not only does it help us raise funds, but it also is an excellent tool to help spread the word on events like FCBD and introduce comic shops to a new distributor like Liber.” says Jeff McComsey, Editor in Chief of FUBAR PRESS.
Andrew DelQuadro of 215 INK had this to add, “My only regret is that we didn’t start this project earlier and pull in a few more of our fellow indie publishers and make this a gigantic event. Next year We want to go bigger.”
215 INK and FUBAR PRESS are asking for a modest $1,200 in their campaign but have said,  “The more money raised, the more books will be printed and the more shops we can ship our books to.”  
Any questions can fielded through Jeff McComsey:
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FUBAR PRESS’s contribution:
Cover by: Steve Becker   Story and art by: Jeff McComsey
The Devil’s Dance floor is a 28-page stand alone World War II story about the remnants of the British 6th Army in North Africa’s last stand against zombie Erwin Rommel’s Undead Afrika Korp. Down to the very last bullets, bombs and bayonets these battle hardened Brits are out to prove that he who dares, Wins.
From 215 ink:
We have 2 shorts in one awesome book. 215’s book will be a flip style book.
Cover by: Jim McMunn Story by: Shawn Aldridge Art by:Jason Copland
This 12 page short follows Future Portland’s notorious ex motorcycle daredevil turned private eye as he takes a vacation from the non stop robot ass beatings, femme fatale double crosses and cigarette smoking to relax at the shore… where he is immediately attacked and double crossed.

Cover by: Jeff McComsey Written by Mark Bertolini Art by Peebo Mondia
Created by Rolf Ledejgard
This 12 page short introduces Milford "Ecus" Lang as the premier black market delivery-monkey in the Primate Nation. After getting handpicked to deliver a mysterious package, Ecus then lands the job offer of a he monkey enough to take it?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hardcover collection of horror series out on April 11

In 1916, twelve-year-old Jack Garron's boxcar-hopping adventure turns into a flight from a ravenous, razor-toothed man who haunts the shadows. SEVERED (FEB120457), the Image Comics series that captures all of our childhood fear, has been collected into a hardcover collection that will go on sale on April 11.

Eisner-Award-winner Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and Scott Tuft weave a tale that conjures up what they describe as "the deep fright that you have as a kid, the kind that takes your breath away, makes your spine tingle... A primal fear."

New York Times bestselling artist Attila Futaki (Percy Jackson) matches their story with art rich with historical details and subtle characterization, capturing both the hope of youth and the terror of the unknown. The hardcover collection includes pages originally in issue four of the series that have been re-inked and colored.

IGN called SEVERED "As good as horror comics get," and MTV Geek described it as "sheer terror in comic book form."
"I just read through the collected SEVERED and I'm so proud of this book," said Snyder. "I think it might read even better as a collected book than the single issues and I cant wait for our existing fans to experience it this way. I am also excited for new fans to discover SEVERED for the first time."

"We couldn't be happier with the way that the collected SEVERED has come together," added Tuft. "The bonus material looks great and we are so happy with the design of the book. Steven Finch, our designer, did a fantastic job. We're also thrilled to have an introduction from the great Jeff Lemire who has been supportive from the beginning even introducing us Scotts to Attila."

Snyder and Tuft will both be in attendance at this weekend's WonderCon in Anneheim, where Snyder will be a special guest.

SEVERED is a 200-page hardcover book for $29.99. Its ISBN is 978-1-607065-29-6, featuring a foreword by Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth). It will be available in comic book stores, bookstores, and online retailers.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit