Media Release — This October IMAGE UNITED begins with a four-part prelude backup feature revealing the secret history of the highly anticipated Image Comics founder crossover in SAVAGE DRAGON #153, WITCHBLADE #131, INVINCIBLE #67 and SPAWN #195!
“These backups are not a preview, this is completely original material not collected in the upcoming mini-series,” writer Robert Kirkman said. “The IMAGE UNITED PRELUDE will debut Whilce Portacio’s new character, FORTRESS, and set up his role front and center in the overall Image universe. Plus, there’s a surprise that’s going to shock an awful lot of fans. It’ll be your first hint the crossover isn’t limited to the seven characters we’ve seen.”
The IMAGE UNITED prelude will be a four-part adventure featuring participants of IMAGE UNITED illustrating in the unique jam comics style the crossover is already known for. All four chapters come in addition the full-length features of each issue, starting with SAVAGE DRAGON #153’s set up for the upcoming ‘Dragon War’, WITCHBLADE #131’s all-new status quo, INVINCIBLE #67’s conclusion to the Cory Walker illustrated two-parter and finally SPAWN #195’s series farewell to artist Whilce Portacio.
SAVAGE DRAGON #153 (AUG090362), a 32-page full color comic book for $3.50, will be in-stores October 7th, 2009. WITCHBLADE #131 (AUG090388), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will also be in-stores October 7th, 2009. INVINCIBLE #67 (AUG090355), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in-stores October 21st, 2009. SPAWN #195 (JUN090393), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.95, will also be in-stores October 21st, 2009.