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Image Comics: Zack Kaplan & Giovanni Timpano’s Sci-Fi Smash ‘ECLIPSE’ to Release TPB

BREAKOUT HIT ECLIPSE ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK
The first four issues collected into trade paperback this February

Fan-favorite creative team Zack Kaplan and Giovanni Timpano will release the first trade paperback collection of their ongoing gritty sci-fi/horror series ECLIPSE this February from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions.

In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world’s few survivors now live in nocturnal cities, unable to survive the daylight hours outdoors. But a killer has emerged who uses sunlight to burn his victims—and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.

ECLIPSE is a world where men fight over how to survive deadly sunlight, and as long as men’s hearts are dark, there will always be great conflicts to explore,” said writer Zack Kaplan. “The response to this series has been simply incredible, and I’m super thrilled to continue this story. It’s going to be killer!

ECLIPSE’s characters and its world are like children to me, so I’m excited to continue to spend time with them,” said artist Giovanni Timpano. “After a wonderful response from the readers, there is an even stronger incentive to do better than what we did in the first arc. Fear the sun!

Select praise for ECLIPSE:

“ECLIPSE has all the feel of a Raymond Chandler novel. David Baxter is a compelling lead character, hollowed out by the disaster that broke the world and reluctant to be an active participant, not just in the murder investigation but society as a whole.” —IGN 

“A great book with a really original spin on traditional sci-fi.” —All-Comic (5/5 overall score) 

“Kaplan’s story telling style is succinct and the art by Timpano has never been better.” —Word of the Nerd (10/10 overall score) 

“This is a story that sees the world re-imagined but still manages to explore the human condition.” —GeekFeed (5/5 overall score) 

“Extremely appealing to the eye.” —Bounding into Comics (10/10 overall score)  

“Part mystery, part monster tale, and all science fiction, ECLIPSE keeps getting better as Kaplan unfolds this dystopian detective story. Timpano and Kaplan are one impressive voice.” —Spartantown

ECLIPSE VOLUME 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0038-5) hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 15th and bookstores Tuesday, February 21st, and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers with Diamond code DEC160754, and it is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

*** info courtesy of Image Comics

Jason Bennett
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