PORTLAND, Ore. 04/25/2024 — Image Comics and the Ghost Machine crew are upping the ante yet again with an eye-popping first look at the Ghost Machine universe's next issue of the critically acclaimed, Rook: Exodus #2, by Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh.

Following the high-stakes, breakout launch of Rook: Exodus #1, issue #2 introduces new allies and threats. With the imported animal population growing out of control and the world’s engine failing, the warden known only as Rook must now also face the power-hungry bear master Ursaw, who won’t rest until all of Exodus’ wardens are dead. As Dire Wolf also hunts down Rook, only one question remains about the wolves’ pack leader…is she friend or foe?

Rook: Exodus has the industry fired up:

"5 out of 5." —

"This book is a rich opening act to what is hopefully a long sci-fi epic." —Impulse Gamer

"Rook: Exodus combines Hitchcockian horror and space exploration." —GWW

"This universe already feels fleshed out and intriguing from the very first page." —AIPT

"...the beginning of something extraordinary!" —Nerd Initiative

"...a unique and engaging sci-fi epic." —Comics Online

Ghost Machine’s groundbreaking creator collective was launched at New York Comic Con in October 2023 and features a global best-of-class lineup of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Aquaman, Stargirl, JSA, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning, Green Arrow and countless more: Brad Anderson, Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Rob Leigh, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut. In an industry first, all of Ghost Machine’s creators jointly own and run the company, sharing in all of Ghost Machine’s publishing, media, merchandising and licensing. Each creator is exclusive to the company for their comic book work after completing projects already committed to.

Retailers are urged to check their orders on Rook: Exodus and the rest of the Ghost Machine titles as buzz begins to build for each series leading to more and more sell-outs triggering reprints.

Rook: Exodus #2 Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 29:

  • Cover A by Jason Fabok & Brad Anderson - Lunar Code 0324IM272
  • Cover B by Jason Fabok & Brad Anderson - Lunar Code 0324IM273
  • Cover C 1:50 copy incentive by Jason Faber & Brad Anderson foil variant - Lunar Code 0324IM274

All of Ghost Machine’s titles will be published through Image Comics.