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IMAGE AND TOP COW CELEBRATE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

December 31, 1969

Something for every reader in IMAGE 20 and WITCHBLADE: UNBALANCED PIECES



This annual Free Comic Book Day, Image Comics will be celebrating twenty
years of success in revolutionizing the comics industry with two new
comics. Both provide great examples of what Image excels at providing: a
diversity of genres and styles -something for everyone.



Both IMAGE 20 and WITCHBLADE: UNBALANCED PIECES will be available to the
public at comic book stores on May 5, 2012, and they’re absolutely
free!



IMAGE 20 is jam-packed full of exciting stories from new, upcoming
comics and returning favorites. Titles include G-MAN from Chris
Giarrusso, Robert Kirkman’s GUARDING THE GLOBE from Phil Hester and Todd
Nauck, Mike Allred’s IT-GIRL AND THE ATOMICS from Jamie S. Rich and
Mike Norton, CRIME AND TERROR by Steve Niles and Scott Morse, NEAR DEATH
by Jay Faerber and Simone Guglielmini, and REVIVAL from Tim Seeley and
Mike Norton.



In “Witchblade: Unbalanced Pieces,” new and lapsed WITCHBLADE fans will
get the perfect chance to try out the brand new creative team, Tim
Seeley and Diego Bernard, and a fresh new direction of Top Cow’s
flagship title. Since the events of ARTIFACTS, Sara Pezzini’s entire
life has been altered in immeasurable ways, not the least of which is
she’s living in a new city and has a new career. But one thing remains
constant - the Witchblade. For fans who get hooked, “Unbalanced Pieces”
continues in WITCHBLADE #155 - and they can pick up the WITCHBLADE:
REBIRTH VOLUME ONE trade paperback for only $9.99.

Many
Image Comics creators are making special appearances for FCBD signings
and events across the country, including but not limited to:


ALABAMA

Afua Richardson (GENIUS)Sho’Nuff Comics - Tuscaloosa, AL


CALIFORNIA
Ed Brubaker (FATALE)Collector’s Paradise - Pasadena, CA
Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)The Comic Cellar - Alhambra, CA11 AM-1 PM
Joshua Hale Fialkov (ECHOES, THE DARKNESS, THE LAST OF THE GREATS)Collector’s Paradise - Canoga Park, CA
Shane & Chris Houghton (REED GUNTHER)Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 9110111AM-1 PM

Collector’s Paradise - Pasadena, CA2-4 PM
Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo & Sonia Oback (MIND THE GAP)Collector’s Paradise - Pasadena, CA
Derek McCulloch (PUG)The Escapist Comic Bookstore - Berkeley, CA10:30 AM-1 PM

Comic Ink - Dublin, CA2-6 PM
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE)Black Cat Comics - Milpitas, CA
Jeff Roenning, Dana Shukartsi, Jean-Paul Bonjour & Robert Love (ALPHA GIRL)Illusive Comics & Games, Santa Clara, CA10 AM-2 PM
Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN)The Comic Bug, - Manhattan Beach, CA10 AM-4 PM
Landry Q. Walker and Eric Jones (DANGER CLUB)Flying Colors Comics - Concord, CA3-5 PM


ILLINOIS
Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH, WITCHBLADE)CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation - Chicago, IL
Mike Norton (IT-GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation - Chicago, IL


INDIANA
John Tyler Christopher (WITCHBLADE, ARTIFACTS)BlueMoon Comics - Lafayette, IN


IOWA
Phil Hester (THE DARKNESS)Daydreams Comics - Iowa City, IA


MARYLAND
Filip Sablik (LAST MORTAL)Cards, Comics & Collectibles - 100 Chartley Dr., Reisterstown, MD11 AM-2 PM


MICHIGAN
Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley (HOAX HUNTERS)Comics & More - Madison Heights, MI12-5 PM


MINNESOTA
Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)Comic Book College - Minneapolis, MN12-5 PM


NEW ENGLAND (MA and NH)
Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE)Larry’s Comics - Lowell, MA9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Jetpack Comics - Rochester, NH2-7 PM


NEW JERSEY
Mark Poulton (AVENGELYNE)Adventureland Store - Voorhees, NJ


NEW YORK
Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE)Excellent Adventures - Ballston Spa, NY11 AM-1:30 PM

Comic Depot - Saratoga Springs, NY2:30-5 PM


NORTH CAROLINA
Chris Burnham (OFFICER DOWNE, ELEPHANTMEN)Ultimate Comics - Durham, NC
Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN)Acme Comics - Greensboro, NC
Kevin Mellon (HEART)Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find - Charlotte, NC


OREGON
Steve Lieber (UNDERGROUND)Cosmic Monkey - Portland, OR2:30-3:30 PM

Things from Another World (Hollywood Branch) - Portland, OR12-2 PM

Bridge City Comics - Portland, OR4:30-6 PM
Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR)Things From Another World (Beaverton Branch) - Beaverton, OR2-4 PM


TEXAS
Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)Zeus Comics - Dallas, TX10 AM-5 PM
David Marquez (MAGDALENA)Austin Books & Comics - Austin, TX


CANADA
Tyler Jenkins (PETER PANZERFAUST)Alpha Comics - Calgary, Alberta12-4 PM


UNITED KINGDOM
Christian Ward (INFINITE VACATION)Gosh Comics - London, UK12-4 PM