Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Image Comics Throws Us Something, Mister with "Throwaways"
New series promises to be Scanners meets The Bourne Identity
1. A disposable asset, used for a single mission; 2. A disavowed assassin, meant to die alongside their target.
Image Comics is pleased to announce the all-new, fast-paced ongoing series THROWAWAYS by bestselling author Caitlin Kittredge (Coffin Hill, Hell), artist Steven Sanders (Wolverine), and letterer Rachel Deering. First announced at Image Expo and teased in the inaugural issue of Image+ Magazine, THROWAWAYS will launch this July.
Abby Palmer and Dean Logan are two broken people. Abby is a veteran with severe PTSD and Dean a burnout trying to escape the shadow of his infamous father—but when they are thrust into a modern-day MK-ULTRA conspiracy… They discover they are both ULTRA's human experiments.
"Throwaways is the comic I've been waiting my whole career to write, and I can't think of a better publisher than Image or a better collaborator than Steven,” said Kittredge. “This book is a collection of everything I love—spies, superpowers, secret history, conspiracies and action, grounded in a big dose of flawed, realistic characters. It's just plain fun to write this book and I can't wait for it to be unleashed on the world."
Sanders added: "Throwaways has been a blast to work on! Just getting to draw ‘real life’ telekinetic fights has been something of a dream come true. I've had an itch to draw that sort of thing since I was a kid. It's also giving me the chance to try out some illustration techniques I've just recently learned about. There's a lot of detail to play with, a lot of action, but also quiet moments to build up tension. It's hard for an artist to not be excited about a comic like this."
THROWAWAYS #1 (Diamond Code MAY160548) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, June 13th, 2016.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.