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Image Comics

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Sebastian Monroy

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Sources Cited The Savage Dragon Spawn Youngblood Erik Larsen Todd McFarlane "Bye Bye Marvel; Here Comes Image: Portacio, Claremont, Liefeld, Jim Lee Join McFarlane's New Imprint at Malibu," The Comics Journal #148 (February 1992), pp. 11-12. "IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes: (40-21)", IGN, May 5, 2011 "Malibu Moves Ahead of DC in Comics Market," The Comics Journal #152 (August 1992), pp. 7-8. Marvel Early 1990s Several popular freelance illustrators working for Marvel Comics felt they were not receiving enough royalties from their heavily merchandised artwork and characters. They demanded creative control of their own work. . . . . . . ' . . . The X-odus Todd MacFarlane Jim Lee Rob Liefield Marc Silvestri Erik Larsen Jim Velentino Whilce Portacio Chris Claremont Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man X-Force Uncanny X-Men Guardians of the Galaxy Uncanny X-Men Wolverine X-Men Rob Liefield Ranked #19 on Comic Book Resource's 2008 list of the Most Significant Comics Listed by Wizard as 116th greatest comic book characters of all time Listed by IGN as the 95th greatest comic book hero of all time First issue sold 1.7 million copies Adaptations:

HBO miniseries,
live action film,
several videogames The Speculator Boom 1985 - 1993 Boom began with publications like Batman: The Dark Night Rises and Watchmen and "summer crossover epics" Contributed to the success of the movie Batman in 1989 Publishers began to pander to the collector's market with gimmick covers, variant covers, and polybags The First Image Comic Books Success By 1993, the success of Image titles led to their publisher, Malibu, garnering nearly 10% of the North American comics market share. Briefly exceeded market share of DC Comics. Image was able to begin publishing their own titles independently. Present Day Popular Comics Considered to have triggered the speculator boom Started trend of creating superhero universes among various publishers High-profile superteam commissioned by U.S. government, treated as celebrities and sports stars Humanoid that suffers from amnesia and works for Chicago P.D. warding off "Superfreaks" that terrorize the city Longest running full-color American comic book to feature a single artist/writer (1986-present) 60th, 50th, and 36th best comic book character of all time according to Wizard, Empire, and IGN, respectively After top-secret covert ops assassin is murdered during a mission, he is sent to hell and where he agrees to become a Hellspawn for a chance to see his wife once more Graphic portrayal of gore and violence Intended for mature adult audience Plot is focused primarily on a hero Parallels superhero comics Focuses more on drama Short tragedy Strong female characters The Walking Dead Luther Strode Takes gore to an extreme Drawn entirely in color Similar panel structure Drawn mostly in black and white Issues released monthly No superpowers TV, video game adaptations Grant, Steven (October 22, 2008). "Permanent Damage - The 20 Most Significant Comics". Comic Book Resources. David, Peter. "Giving Credit Where Credit is Due, Part 1" peterdavid.net; August 23, 2010; Reprinted from Comics Buyer's Guide #1033; September 3, 1993 Hayner, Don. "Big bucks in rare comics — Classic find in '77 began a new era," Chicago Sun-Times (July 26, 1987). Luther Strode vs. The Walking Dead The Walking Dead The Strange Talent of Luther Strode What They Look Like Directed more toward male audience Attracts larger audience Civilization vs. Survival of Fittest Value of human life
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