Today at Image Expo, arguably nobody was busier than Nick Spencer, who announced three new series to launch in 2014 with the publisher. Already writer of Image Comics's Morning Glories and Bedlam along with a bunch of work-for-hire titles at Marvel, Spencer nevertheless has time in his schedule for Great Beyond, Paradigms and Cerulean. Great Beyond features art by Change artist Morgan Jeske. Spencer compares it to his series Infinite Vacation, saying it's about "a post-life environment where your status after death is dependent on your bank account during your life."
Next up was Paradigms with Butch Guice, with the tagline, "Belief Is a Weapon." The writer called it "slightly intimidating" to be working with an artist as accomplished as Guice, who has worked on titles like The Adventures of Superman and Captain America. The title is a fantasy story with a twist of "modern day spy thriller" and A Game of Thrones. The title is "kind of a mile-a-minute exploration of these clans that are subject to the approval of their gods," said Spencer. Cerulean rounds out Spencer's announcement, coming with help from artist Frazer Irving. The title will revolve around the last survivors of Earth, who upload their consciousnesses and travel to an inhabitable planet. "This will be my fifth year writing comics, and I'm a sucker for an anniversary," Spencer told the audience in San Francisco today. "I really wanted this year to make a statement about where things are headed." Some more details, via Image:
No specific dates are yet available as to when the three titles will launch.