Five years ago writer Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips signed an exclusive deal with Image Comics that they have now renewed with effect immediately. And there’s a reason for this, as Brubaker states:
The last five years at Image, with the freedom to just follow our creative instincts and do whatever we want to, has been the most successful time of our long career together. The Fade Out, Kill Or Be Killed, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, and the Criminal magazines have been our biggest hits so far, and—as I recently learned on my book tour—each one has brought our work to new readers. So I couldn’t be happier that Image wants to sign us up for another five years.
So, it should be no surprise to hear that they intend to launch a Criminal ongoing monthly series with Image Comics, with issue #1 out on Wednesday, January 9th.
It seems like only yesterday that Ed and I decided to make it official, but it’s been five years of our exclusive deal with Image. Nothing beats the great time we’ve had making exactly the comics we want to make, so we’re signing up for another five years. And to make it even better, we’re back with a new issue of Criminal every month too!
Congratulations on the renewal, guys, and here’s looking to what you achieve in the next five years! starting with Criminal #1.