Image are releasing two Free Comic Book Day offerings this year on May 6th, 2017, one which is decidedly mature, but celebrate’s Image’s history in this year of their 25th anniversary, I Hate Image by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and a second that is all-ages and brings us Kid Savage, by Joe Kelly and Illya.
I Hate Image by Skottie Young, with colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu, riffs on the publisher’s history by presenting Gertrude, Skottie Young’s character from Image title I Hate Fairyland, and setting her loose on characters from other Image titles, including Saga, The Walking Dead, Savage Dragon, Spawn, Descender, Black Science, Southern Bastards, and many more. Young says the comic will contain “any other character I can add to make sure the original art for this issue sends my children to college!” This title is definitely MATURE, so don’t be handing it to your children despite the adorable artwork.
Here’s a look at those glorious interior pages:
Up next is our all-ages title Kid Savage, by Joe Kelly and Illya, with Gary Caldwell and Thomas Mauer.
This release ties in with a recent trade edition of Volume 1 of this comic which arrived in shops on April 26th. The story focused on a “wild boy” who becomes a guide to the “First Family in Space” on an alien world that is primordial and dangerous. The dysfunctional family dynamics are going to have to change if this group wants to survive, and Kid Savage can help them discover better relationships. Produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Big Hero 6, Camp Midnight, I Kill Giants) this is an all-ages adventure you can safely hand to your kids to try out.
Here’s a look at the interior pages on this comic:
Both of Image Free Comic Book Day titles have an adventurous spirit and bring a lot of energy to the page. It’s a good choice to bring inviting titles to FCBD in order to attract new readers–titles that don’t necessarily dwell on the grim and gritty, but seem almost festive for this big comics-based holiday which has fan-outreach and retailer support as goals.
You can find both these titles at your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day this weekend, on May 6th.