Fans can BEARly wait…

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/18/2022 — The side-splitting, flapjack-snacking, fan-favorite Shirtless Bear-Fighterby Jody LeHeup and Nil Vendrell is back this August with a new story arc—and fans can BEARly wait… This much-fuzzed-about series will return to shelves this August with Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 #1 out from Image Comics.

FINALLY! The man, the myth, the legend—SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER RETURNS to the War on Bearror in a wild new action-comedy with higher stakes, new characters, and all the heart and hilarity fans have come to expect. This time, Shirtless’s search for his true origin sets him on a cosmic collision course with the beargod…URSA MAJOR!

"Shirtless Bear-Fighter is quite possibly the most joyful comic of all time and given the events of the last few years, we could all use some of that joy right now," LeHeup said in an exclusive scoop on the announcement at "So I'm absolutely thrilled to announce Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2. We always said we wouldn't do more unless we found the right story and boy did we find it. I cannot wait for fans to see what Nil and I have in store. If you thought volume one was wild, you haven't seen anything yet. Prebear yourselves!"

Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 17:

  • Cover A by Dave Johnson - Diamond Code JUN220084
  • Cover B (wraparound art) by Chris Brunner - Diamond Code JUN220085
  • Cover C Blank Sketch Cvr - Diamond Code JUN220086
  • Cover D (1: 10 copy incentive) by Paolo Rivera - Diamond Code JUN220087
  • Cover E (1:25 copy incentive) by Daniel Warren Johnson - Diamond Code JUN220088

Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.