Watch: The Oral History of Image Comics

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Nov 20, 2017, 8:00 AM EST

In 1992, seven acclaimed comic book artists at Marvel -- Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, and Whilce Portacio -- changed the entertainment landscape as we know it.

At the height of their popularity through work on titles like Spider-Man, X-Men, and X-Force, the seven risked everything to form their own company, Image Comics.

This is the story of Image Comics over the last 25 years, as told by those who lived it, from its earth-shattering debut, born of big dreams and bigger gusto, to its dark days and its resurgence thanks to titles like The Walking Dead bringing the company to its current status as the leading force of creator-owned works and a Hollywood incubator.

We spoke with the Image founders, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, current publisher Eric Stephenson, writers Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and many others. This is So Much Damage: How Image Comics changed the world.

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Also, ya dig the soundtrack? That's the work of Paul Terry, an Independent Music Award-nominated songwriter/composer. His other film scores include Emily (starring Felicity Jones and Christopher Eccleston) and the feature documentary Sidney & Friends. Aside from his score work, Paul's six albums under his moniker Cellarscape include Exo Echo and the award-nominated The Act of Letting Go.

Wanna own the soundtrack to So Much Damage: How Image Comics Saved the World? Choose your poison below!

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