Kurt Busiek is returning to Image Comics and bringing along his fan-licensed series Astro Metropolis and Arrowsmith. Fans can request a brand recent Arrowsmith miniseries starting in January 2022 and an Astro Metropolis one-shot in March 2022 that introduces the recent position quo of the upcoming series. Image also teased that the creator would possibly perchance possibly perchance be bringing extra recent comics equivalent to Free Brokers and one more story in The Autumnlands series, as neatly as re-releasing some of his various long-established titles.
Busiek is neatly-identified within the comic e-book commerce no longer handiest for his creator-owned projects however also for his work on the Mountainous Two, collectively with Avengers, The Marvels, Superman, and JLA. Arguably his easiest creator-owned series is Astro Metropolis, a superhero comic e-book that started encourage in 1995 at Image Comics sooner than going via various various publishers, collectively with Image’s partner studio Wildstorm sooner than at final ending up within the fingers of DC Comics and Vertigo. The series paid tribute to many iconic superheroes, seriously collectively with homages to characters love Superman (The Samaritan) and the Amazing Four (Furst Household) while also exploring struggles superheroes would possibly perchance possibly perchance face within the valid world. Then there became once his story title Arrowsmith, which started as a miniseries encourage in 2003 below the Cliffhanger model of Wildstorm. The title took location at some level of World Struggle II with no longer factual guns however also magic.
The profitable Image Comics press release expanded on a bunch of announcements linked to Busiek’s return to the author. First off, his Arrowsmith comic e-book returns with a six-misfortune miniseries called Arrowsmith: Within the encourage of Enemy Traces. It ought to launch in January 2022 and the long-established series, Arrowsmith: So Elegant In Their Pleasing Uniforms, will be clean in hardcover for February 2022. The artist for the recent miniseries will be Carlos Pacheco (Avengers Eternally, Amazing Four, Final Disaster). Within the recent miniseries, Fletcher Arrowsmith will be on the encourage of enemy traces and a secret history will be unveiled.
“Stepping encourage into this universe at long final, and writing these characters again feels love coming home, and visiting with passe chums—admittedly, passe chums we attain harmful, nerve-racking issues to within the title of accelerate,” Busiek acknowledged. “And the art, by Carlos, Rafael, and Jose, is factual improbable. Arrowsmith followers fetch been very affected person, however fetch never been unnerved about letting us know they wish extra—and I will’t live up for them to perceive each the recent series and the re-mastered long-established within the form of hardcover model we judge it deserves.”
To kick off Astro Metropolis’s return, Busiek will be joined by longtime Astro Metropolis collaborators Brent Anderson (Return of the Jedi), Alex Ross (Captain The united states/Iron Man), and Alex Sinclair (Harley Quinn), in a one-shot that will build of abode up the recent position quo for the upcoming series, that suggests recent characters and dangers will be revealed. Fans can even acquire to enjoyed designate-recent clean editions that will enable them and newbies to acquire ahold of the total backlog of Astro Metropolis comics.
“Alex, Brent, and I truly fetch been planning this for a very long time—we’re introducing a teen-hero crew, The Jayhawks (and extra), within the actual, and surroundings off a thriller as fundamental to Astro Metropolis as what took location to the Silver Agent or the story of the Broken Man. Alex has designed a cornucopia of recent characters, and Brent is going to town on the work. It’ll be a extremely fun crawl—and yes, longtime readers, we can acquire to the story of the N-Forcer, I promise!”
Kurt Busiek followers rejoice as there will be heaps of passe and recent titles of his to gaze forward to subsequent year. Besides the return of Arrowsmith in January 2022 and Astro Metropolis in March 2022, in conjunction with the encourage considerations with these titles being crawl in clean editions, various of his various titles will be re-launched from Image Comics, with recent ones on the horizon as neatly.
SOURCE: Image Comics