Thursday, April 30, 2015

SWEET AS: The Top 6 From Image Comics' July 2015 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at Image Comics' July 2015 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 PICK OF THE MONTH:  BLOODSTRIKE #1 Why: Sometimes you don't want an Oscar winner or a Sandman. Sometimes you just want an Arnie flick or the kind of comic Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios used to do. And now one's back. Image says: Liefeld returns with a new ongoing series, a lively romp that reveals a more mature side to Liefeld than fans have previously experienced. A new recruit to the Bloodstrike program (his identity as a mystery man from the historical Extreme Universe soon to be revealed!) struggles on a covert mission and loses his life as well as his junk to the mysterious Tragedy Ann! (W&A) Rob Liefeld

 JUMP ON HERE:  WE STAND ON GUARD #1  100 years from now, a heroic band of Canadian civilians must defend their homeland from the United States of America! The hyper-detailed combat between badass freedom fighters and giant f***ing robots begins with a spectacular 40-page first issue for the regular price of just $2.99!
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Steve Skroce.

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME:  ISLAND #1 A new ongoing and oversized comics magazine. Each issue holds three 20- to 30-page, ad-free, issue-length chapters of new work from around the globe. #1 features a text piece by Kelly Sue DeConnick. 112 pages. (W) Brandon Graham, Emma Rios and Ludroe.


THE WALKING DEAD #144 No story information released. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard

SAGA #30 Sooner or later, everything dies. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples

SAVAGE DRAGON #207 New story arc. Malcolm Dragon, Battle Girl, and Rex Dexter go into Dimension-X to rescue Angel Dragon and bring Mr. Glum to justice. (W&A) Erik Larsen.

 What do you think?  Full Image Comics July 2015 solicits here.


  1. Bloodstrike huh? Man do I remember the original title. As bad as the story and dialogue could be sometimes(not to mention the art) you couldn't tell 14 year-old me that though. Back then titles like Bloodstrike, Brigade(didn't Liefield say he was or wanted to bring that one back?) Glory, Supreme and Youngblood were the coolest fucking comics ever.
    I know the titles gone through some character changes, so I'm curious how they're approaching it now. Looks.....interesting enough.

    Savage Dragon too. Did you know that #200 had the first ever 3-way sex scene?

    1. I loved Glory! Mike Deodato could do no wrong back then to me, mind you he still can't (man has he been in the game that long?)

      I loved Extreme Studios books and still wish the crossover they called off because it was a darker take and similar to Age of Apocalypse had at some point gone trough. It sounded killer. With Wildstorm now a shadow at DC, Rob's the only one with a massive universe from the early days that he is able to revive to relive those old days. Mind you even though Top Cow formed further down the path - it could go through a bit of a relaunch too.