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We couldn’t wait any longer so we started our imagecomics SDCC Sale a day before the con even starts!

Featuring

East of West by Jonathan Hickman & nickdragotta
Lazarus by ruckawriter & Michael Lark
Nowhere Men by Eric Stephenson & fetorpse
Pretty Deadly by kellysue & steinerfrommars
Rat Queens by kurtiswiebe & johnnyrocwell
Saga by Brian K Vaughan & fionastaples
Sex Criminals by mattfractionblog & zdarsky
The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman & nickpitarra
Zero by aleskot & jordiecolorsthings

(Plus a whole lot of other people)

Fifty gold to kill things completely outclassed by us? Classic Rat Queens.

Rat Queens #6

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Kara Szamborski recommends Rat Queens #6 by kurtiswiebe & johnnyrocwell

In just six issues, Rat Queens has become everything I never knew I needed from a story. With the first story arc wrapped, it’s time to assess the damage—their world is wider than we thought, and Dee is actually [spoiler removed so you’re not spoiled, duh]. But there’s no time for the Queens to indulge in their morning after hangover; there are mushroom people to defeat!

If there is a group of characters who embody the hashtag mantra “sorry not sorry,” it’s the Queens. They fight, they party, and they curse a mean streak, but they love each other and their friendship feels real and interesting. Often compared to Skullkickers for its RPG roots, I’ve found the Rat Queens to be more reminiscent of gailsimone's current run on Red Sonja for their unapologetic, barbarian behavior, and of Lumberjanes for the engaging action and snappy dialogue.

The Rat Queens are that one night stand you still think about, that bar crawl you’ll never forget (or remember), that punch you wish you’d thrown, that time you threw up in your purse after running from the cops. You know these girls; they’re like your friends after someone’s given them swords and a free rein. Betty just wants to see you smile, you wish Dee would enjoy the dang party already, we’re all running from something like Violet, we’re all angry at something like Hannah. You’d hate them if they ran your town, but you’d never, ever be bored. What are you waiting for? Step up and join the Queens.

[Read Rat Queens #6 here]

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Kara Szamborski supervises the International Production team at comiXology. She unironically loves the song “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies.

Nothing gets me more pumped these days about the future of comics like imagecomics solicits. Check out all the greatness coming out from Image in June right here: https://imagecomics.com/content/view/image-comics-solicitations-for-june-2014

There might be some spoilers in there so read with caution, howevr I can’t help but put the solicit for Saga #20 here: 

SAGA #20

story: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
art / cover: FIONA STAPLES
JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99


Something terrible happens.

heh. can’t wait!

Breaking up your week in the best way possible, #NewComicDay has arrived once again! Here’s some of the books we’re looking forward to reading most this week:

The Wake #6 - Part Two, #1! The Wake returns as our story jumps two hundred years into a flooded future where nothing is the same. If you didn’t read the first half of The Wake, you missed out on one of the most exciting and unpredictable books of 2013. Think Alien if it took place in an underwater laboratory. 
Hawkeye #15 - Hawkeye is back! Clint is back! David Aja is back! Everyone celebrate!
Nemo: Roses of Berlin - From the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, continuing in the thrilling tradition of Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill rampage through twentieth-century culture in a blazing new adventure, set in a city of totalitarian shadows and mechanical nightmares. Cultures clash and lives are lost in the explosive collision of four unforgettable women, lost in the black and bloody alleyways where thrive the Roses of Berlin. 
Rat Queens #5 - Kurtis Wiebe (kurtiswiebe) and Roc Upchurch (johnnyrocwell) have created one of the most entertaining comics out there if you’re a fan of action and adventure and dwarves and elves and mages and mischief. If you’re not into those things, I’m not even sure I want to know you anyway. 
Superman: Lois LaneThere has definitely not been enough Lois Lane in the New52, so you have no idea how stoked we are to be releasing this book!
Hacktivist #2 - With a government contract on the table in exchange for their pardons, Nate and Ed open the doors of their social networking company YourLife to the CIA to continue their operations in Tunisia. However, Ed may already be thinking a few moves ahead of them all, with bigger, more dangerous plans for sve_Urs3lf
The Walking Dead #122 - Does this book really need an introduction at this point?

Check these out and all the other new releases available today on comiXology!

comixology:

In honor of #February Femfest comiXology is bringing you a sale on some of the Leading Ladies that make Image Comics one of the best publishers in town!

99¢ First Issues

Pretty Deadly #1 1.99 0.99

Velvet #1 1.99 0.99

Rat Queens #1 1.99 0.99

Rocket Girl #1 1.99 0.99

A Voice In the Dark #1 1.99 0.99

More Leading Ladies

Alpha Girl #1-5 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill #1-10 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory #23  FREE

Glory #24-34 1.99 0.99

Glory Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

I Love Trouble 16.99 5.99

I Love Trouble #1-6 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics #1-12 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 1 9.99 4.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

The One Trick Rip-Off 9.99 5.99

Today’s the last day of this sale! Don’t want any of y’all to miss out!

In honor of #February Femfest comiXology is bringing you a sale on some of the Leading Ladies that make Image Comics one of the best publishers in town!

99¢ First Issues

Pretty Deadly #1 1.99 0.99

Velvet #1 1.99 0.99

Rat Queens #1 1.99 0.99

Rocket Girl #1 1.99 0.99

A Voice In the Dark #1 1.99 0.99

More Leading Ladies

Alpha Girl #1-5 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill #1-10 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory #23  FREE

Glory #24-34 1.99 0.99

Glory Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

I Love Trouble 16.99 5.99

I Love Trouble #1-6 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics #1-12 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 1 9.99 4.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

The One Trick Rip-Off 9.99 5.99

Guest Star KARA’s Picks of the Week for 10/23/13!

  • Sex Criminals #2The first issue was totally racy in the best possible way: a maturely handled, well written, immensely relatable story of female sexual awakening. Also, our heroine and her cohort rob banks because when they [redacted], time stops around them. Seriously, how are you not reading this?
  • Rat Queens #2They drink, they cuss, they fight—they’re the Rat Queens, and they’re AWESOME. They’re not “strong female characters,” they’re here to party, and tough cookies if you get in their way.
  • Pretty Deadly #1Come for Kelly Sue but stay for Emma. Her art is almost unfairly amazing. I’m so mesmerized I might not even read the words (at least at first). You’ve read the hype, now read the book.
  • Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #5Yeah, if you had that much money, you’d buy a super suit, too. This glorious trainwreck is DC Comics’ answer to Rich Kids Of Instagram and their ilk. It’s ridiculous and over the top, and that’s why I love it.

Kara supervises the international production team at comiXology and has a small army of Transformers on her desk.