Todd McFarlane + Brian K. Vaughan reveal new sci-fi comics for Image's 2015 schedule

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Jan 9, 2015, 10:59 AM EST

Major indie publisher Image Comics, best known as the house that Spawn and Walking Dead built, is prepping 18 new books for 2015. It’s going to be a fun year.

The publisher has a nice mix of established names and newcomers, with the highlights including new projects from co-founder Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga) and Scott Snyder (Batman). The 18 new titles were announced at the publisher’s annual Image Expo in San Francisco.

The highlights include Todd McFarlane’s Savior, which focuses on the most dangerous man on Earth (who is also trying to save it); Island, by Brandon Graham, a magazine anthology inspired by the concept of Heavy Metal; and Matthew Vaughn’s intriguing new sci-fi project, We Stand on Guard, which is framed around a war 100 years in the future between the U.S. and Canada.

Check out the full rundown of new books below via The Hollywood Reporter and let us know what you’re looking forward to reading:

  • Savior, by Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin and Clayton Crain, which asks the question “What if the most dangerous man on Earth was also the one trying to do the most good?”
  • Heaven by James Robinson and Philip Tan, which Robinson described as “Mankind going to war with God in the future.”
  • Starve and Black Road, both written by Brian Wood, with art by Daniel Zezelj and Garry Brown, respectively.
  • Island by Brandon Graham, Emma Rios and others.
  • Tadaima by Emi Lenox.
  • Plutona, about a group of kids who find a dead superhero in the woods, by Lenox and Jeff Lemire.
  • A.D. (After Death), by Lemire and Scott Snyder, a graphic novel about what happens after someone survives their own death.
  • We Stand on Guard and Paper Girls, both written by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Steve Skroce and Cliff Chiang, respectively.
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, about a young girl in an alternate 1920s populated by monsters.
  • Sons of the Devil by Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante, a formerly crowdfunded project about the son of the leader of a religious cult.
  • Run Love Kill, by Eric Canete and Jonathan Tsuei, which Canete described as featuring “a lot of running, a lot of loving and a lot of killing.”
  • No Mercy by Alex di Campi and Carla Speed McNeil.
  • The Ludocrats by Kieron Gillen, co-writer Jim Rossignol and David Lafuente.
  • Kaptara by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod, which takes place on an alien planet described as the Island of Dr. Moreau populated by action figures.
  • Revengeance by Darwyn Cooke, a crime story inspired in part by Mickey Spillane.
  • I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young, about a woman who grew up trapped in a fairy tale and has issues as a result.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter, Image Comics)