Image Comic’s 12-issue, show-stopping 30th anniversary anthology will drop another highly collectible installment this December in the upcoming Image! #9. Just in time to curl up and read by light of yule log, Image! #9 will feature a brand new Criminal story from crime noir masterminds Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips titled “Teeg’s Christmas Carol,” the highly anticipated return of Gerry Duggan and John McCrea’s beloved Dead Eyes, as well as many more exciting tales.
Cover art for this issue is by Phillips and will display a cigarette puffing, Santa-hat wearing Teeg.
"I've been wanting to do a Christmas-themed Criminal story since we first started the book," said Brubaker. "So, Sean and I had a blast returning to that world for 'Teeg's Christmas Carol.' Twelve pages of bad dad Christmases and history lessons."
"We're thrilled to bring you lots more of the unkillable comic Dead Eyes," said Duggan. "McCrea and Spicer show why they're one of the best teams in the business. Ring in the new year with us in Image! # 9, and a bunch of criminals. 2023 is going to be Dead Eyes' year."
McCrea added: "Knock him down, he just gets back up—check out this KO of a Kristmas story, Gerry and my way of saying 'Welcome back to Dead Eyes, folks!'"
Image! #9 also includes an all-new short by Bitter Root co-creator Chuck Brown and artist Steven Statz, “Familiar Fears,” as well as the latest chapters of "The Blizzard" by Geoff Johns and Andrea Mutti, "Closer" by Kieron Gillen and Steve Lieber, "Red Stitches" by Brenden Fletcher and Erica Henderson, "Gehenna" by Patrick Kindlon and Maurizio Rosenzweig, "Hack/Slash vs. Image" by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, "Billy Dogma" by Dean Haspiel, and "Stupid Fresh Mess" by Skottie Young.
The Image! anthology is a 12-issue series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Image Comics. It treats readers to all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics and is curated by Image Comics' Publisher Eric Stephenson. The series features a combination of ongoing serials, standalone short stories, and first looks at exciting upcoming projects at Image.
Image! #9 (Diamond Code OCT220159) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 28.