Image Expo was held last week, and as part of their one-day event they announced a ton of upcoming comics.
Codename Baboushka, written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Shari Chankhamma, stars a wealthy Russian socialite who moonlights as a US assassin. The series is pegged to be a pulp-spy-action-thriller in the style of James Bond. The series will see stores in October 2015.
Cry Havoc is a series that pits the military against monsters while telling the story of Lou Canton, a woman caught in the middle, in three different yet interwoven storylines. The series is written by Simon Spurrier and illustrated by Ryan Kelly. One very interesting aspect about this new series is that each storyline will be coloured by a different colourist, which will undoubtedly give each thread its own unique tone. Cry Havoc will be released in January 2016.
Black Magick is a slightly different work, brought to you from writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott. It’s a police procedural told with an otherworldly slant. Rucka uses the term “witch-noir” to describe the blend of crime and supernatural found in the title. Fittingly, the series will debut shortly before Halloween.
Gail Simone makes her Image debut with the new title Crosswind featuring art by Cat Staggs. The series tells the story of a hitman and a housewife who switch lives in a way that can be described as Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas. The title is sure to be suspenseful and filled with black humour.
The Goddamned is the story of the world before the flood from writer Jason Aaron and artist R.M. Guera. The series is set in a world filled with violence and crime, and dinosaurs. It hits shelves in November 2015.
Heartless is a genre-defying horror series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Tula Lotay, about a musician forced to deal with her dark past. The story is appropriately set in the middle of a forest in northern England where the protagonist once resided before.
Snotgirl, by writer Bryan Lee O’Malley and artist Leslie Hung, is an interesting take on fashion blogging, and life on the internet in general. The main character presents herself as flawless, but in reality is as flawed and insecure as anyone else. She meets, makes friends with, and grows jealous of a seemingly perfect rival in the fashion blogging world.
See the full list here.