Image Comics And ComiXology To Release Kurt Busiek Comic Book Classics Digitally This August

by Olly MacNamee

Image Comics are set to release a whole parade of Kurt Busiek penned comic book classics digitally this August. Titles will include Astro CityArrowsmithThe Wizard’s TaleShockrockets and Superstar: As Seen on TV. Details and art teams below:

Astro City
“Originally published by Image, Astro City is a multiple Eisner and Harvey award winning superhero anthology written by Busiek with art by Brent Anderson and covers and character designs by Alex Ross. Set in a city that’s home to superheroes, villains, monsters, mad scientists and more, it tells stories from a variety of perspectives, illuminating what it’s like to live amid such marvels.”

Art by Brent Anderson and various


Arrowsmith
“A high fantasy series written by Busiek with art by Pacheco, set in an alternate history where wizardry and the creatures of myth have been part of the world since the time of Charlemagne. The beloved series tells the story of a young man caught up in World War One, dealing with dragons, trolls and more”.

Art by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino

The Wizard’s Tale
“Master storytellers Busiek and Wenzel channel a Terry Pratchett sense of whimsy with the supposed-to-be-evil wizard Bafflerog and his companions in this delightful fantasy series. Readers join Gumpwort, an enchanted toad who was once a wizard himself, and Muddle, the third son of a woodcutter who’s convinced he’ll one day be king—as they make a journey that may mean the end of everything”. 

Art by David Thorn Wenzel

Shockrockets
“Busiek and Immonen take readers 60 years in the future. Here, Earth is protected by an unbeatable squadron of hi-tech aircraft—built from a fusion of modern and alien technology—called Shockrockets. Controlled by elite pilots, the Shockrockets protect Earth after a devastating invasion from space. In a freak moment of chance, a tech-obsessed youth named Alejandro Cruz becomes the newest Shockrockets pilot. But could he be in over his head?”

Art by Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger

Superstar: As Seen on TV
“With the public behind him, he can work miracles—without them, he’s nothing! Busiek and Immonen introduce Superstar, a superhero whose power is tied to his fame: The more popular he is, the more powerful he becomes. He’s made a deal with his father, an international media tycoon, to help boost his profile as an influencer and keep powerful enough to save the world. But is the price of fame worth becoming just another “property” in his father’s portfolio?”

Art by Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger

All the above titles will be available at comiXology on Wednesday, August 4th and then on Apple Books and Google Play shortly thereafter.

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