Image Comics reports that, after a number of hiccups in the scheduling of ELEPHANTMEN in 2008, the book is back on track for 2009.
“I’d really like to thank retailers, podcasters and online reviewers for continuing to give our book so much incredible support,” says Richard Starkings, ELEPHANTMEN writer and creator, “We’re very proud of the WAR TOYS mini series we launched last year and so happy to see it at the very top of the 2008 Power Rankings on Newsarama and rubbing shoulders with more established books on CBR’s Top 100 books of 2008. Nevertheless, we’re anxious to repeat the 12 issues in twelve months track record we established in our first year, and I’m happy to report that we already have five of this year’s issues in the can!”
“ELEPHANTMEN #15, which wraps up the WORLDS COLLIDE storyline, is shipping a week later than we expected, but due to a printing error rather than the interim creative team of Ian Churchill and Boo Cook! Marian Churchland, who has already completed full colour art for issues #18 and #20 is currently working on #19, and Moritat, who is recovering from gall bladder surgery, is working on a special framing sequence for issue #17 before returning to the book for issues #22 and 23!”
Here’s the ELEPHANTMEN schedule through to July — mark your calendars:
by Starkings, Ian Churchill, Boo Cook & Steve Buccellato, cover by Boo Cook, flip cover by Tim Sale & Dave Stewart
The spore war ends, but not without casualties. Plus: STILL LIFE — Steve Buccellato illustrates the introduction of Vanity Case; Hip Flask’s life will never be the same!
By Richard Starkings & Chris Burnham. Cover by Boo Cook, SLEEZE flip cover by Lanning & Hine
A woman from The Silencer’s past has tracked him down to Los Angeles. She knows all the Silencer’s secrets… except one! Plus: THE SLEEZE BROTHERS by John Carnell and Andy Lanning. Digitally remastered!
By Richard Starkings, Moritat & Rob Steen. Cover by Rob Steen, variant cover by Erik Larsen & Boo Cook
THE MONSTER IS LOOSE!
Freed from his lonely prison cell, the Elephantman known as Tusk wanders aimlessly along the dark avenues and alleyways of Mystery City… until he is taken into the care of another lost soul, and then his problems truly begin…
By Richard Starkings & Marian Churchland, cover by J. Scott Campbell with Boo Cook, variant pencil cover by J. Scott Campbell
Hiromi Kiyoko — Miki — is intent on finding out Hip Flask’s deepest darkest secrets… but Miki and her mother, Keiko, have some secrets of their own.
By Richard Starkings & Marian Churchland, cover by Ian Churchill with Boo Cook, variant pencil cover by Ian Churchill
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL
The story of Sahara.
By Richard Starkings & Marian Churchland, cover by Marian Churchland, variant cover by Ladrönn & Boo Cook
Girl meets Elephantman. Girl falls for Elephantman. Elephantman loses perspective…
By Richard Starkings & Boo Cook, cover by Boo Cook
KILL KILL KILL
Ebony prepares to spend a quiet day at home… but a MAPPO sleeper cell has other plans for him.