Thursday 18th December 2014,
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The Future Of Image Comics is Also Uncanny…?

Kelly Cassidy 11/18/2012 Reviews

Over the last few months, we’ve all seen the brief teaser words about what’s coming down the pipe from Marvel NOW! and it’s worked. It caused a lot of discussion. And it brought a lot of attention.

But one-word introductions are not the sole domain of Marvel.

Also Uncanny - Image comics Teaser

Wait.. what? Image Comics is also going a little uncanny?

After some intensive searching into what this could possibly mean (in other words I went to the website of the author, Jim Zub), I was able to glean a little more information:

The UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS: Two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure! A bold new direction! A perfect jumping-on point! A newly added adjective! Our nineteenth issue, but also a new issue #1! It’s all here, people! Don’t make us use more exclamation marks!!

P.S. Retailers: Rack this comic beside other “Uncanny” comics you may have hanging around and sell a ton of copies. Do it.

story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG
cover CHRIS STEVENS
FEBRUARY 27
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.50

Wow… So what do you think? Is the inclusion of an adjective enough to make you buy a brand-new issue #1 when it was completely unnecessary? Does this sound vaguely familiar to anyone but me?

In all seriousness, it’s great that we can see comic creators poking fun at their own industry. There are a lot of feelings over this type of activity, both good and bad, and it definitely deserves a little attention even if it is in the spirit of fun.

Now that we have that aside, do you think that with this advertisement this is something you’d want to pick up? Did it grab your attention and make you wonder “Hmmm, I wonder what this book is all about? It has an adjective that I recognize, so it’s gotta be good!”? Or do you think this is yet another cheap ploy to use what another company is doing to be successful and simply following on their heels? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

(If you haven’t noticed, this last bit was intended completely tongue-in-cheek, much like the description of the book above. This description alone has grabbed my attention and makes me want to pick it up and give it a shot.)

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About The Author

Kelly Cassidy has been collecting comics for around 30 years and can actually list the first comic he bought with his own money. By day, he works as a technology manager and community leader in web technologies, presenting at web conferences around Canada. By night, he struggles to actually create the list of comics he owns as he keeps adding more to his collection. He also struggles with talking in third person.

  1. Sokos6 11/18/2012 at 4:55 pm

    Skullkickers…..that's all I need to see. Been a huge fan since day one.

  2. Scorp_Moonopoly 11/19/2012 at 11:26 am

    Real cute Image.

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