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Adjustment to claim of first titles to hit the shelves[edit]

Edited the section that mentions the first titles to hit the shelves to include Larsen's Savage Dragon. This title was shipped the same week as Spawn's first issue, and both were three weeks before Lee's WildCATs title. -sapbuckets

Image characters are rip off of Marvel characters[edit]

ShadowHawk is Wolverine and Darkhawk Spawn is Spiderman and Venom WildCats/Cyberforce/Youngblood is a rip off of X-force

I think the only thing original image produced was the Maxx and Wetworks.

The "history" section especially is full of pro-Image/anti-Marvel rhetoric. I will work on this when I get some time. -leigh (φθόγγος) 02:42, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)

It's basically just a summary of the last external link. The first paragraph might not be too friendly towards Marvel, but the rest of the section isn't exactly friendly towards Image. - Lifefeed 17:00, Dec 4, 2004 (UTC)

"Cotton" quote[edit]

RE: "Supposedly, the meeting became intense and, when the artists threatened to leave Marvel, Stewart said the company could "always find someone else to pick the cotton," an analogy that compared the artists to slaves."

This is a highly incendiary quotation, and possibly libelous. What is the citation for this, and is it proper to quote someone without citation? As a journalist, I know the word "supposedly" is not considered a defense against libel.

It appears to be true, though. The Image Comics Tenth Anniversary hardcover contains a timeline of Image Comics events, and the above incident is included. The direct quote is this: "Liefeld, McFarlane and Lee meet with Marvel CEO, Terry Stewart, who offers them the Epic imprint. McFarlane rejects offer...colorfully (tells Stewart where to shove his offer). Liefeld leaves the meeting early. Stewart tells them he will not '...kiss (their) asses. You boys don't get that anyone can pick the cotton.' (McFarlane will, hereafter, refer to Marvel as 'The Plantation.' )" --Michael24 01:50, 19 January 2006

Age of Bronze[edit]

Not all of Image's titles involve poorly-rendered numbskulls in spandex walloping each other with power blasts. For years, Eric Shanower's "Age of Bronze" series has painstakingly chronicled the historical Trojan War...which is, of course, the original tale of numbskulls walloping each other. But it is quite well-rendered.

Cleanup wrong/bad links[edit]

The "Notable series published" section has a lot of misdirected links. In some cases, ambiguous title names are pointing to the wrong article, so I'm either pointing it to its comic-related article, or if there currently is no such article, I'm de-linking it. I've finished the first column, will work on correcting the rest a bit later. ---Jackel 00:46, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. --Chris Griswold 06:16, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Better-Known Series[edit]

Hi there, I just wanted to mention that I added ShadowHawk to that list. That series is sometimes described as one of Image's "flagship" series on the Image Comics website. Plus it is still around and selling relatively well compared to other Image Comics series. Feel free to accept this revision or not. Thanks. --ShadowAvatar 18:36, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Problems with the presumption that Image is seperate from Marvel...[edit]

Check any Image comic, the last time I did was Spawn #18. Image is a subsidiary of Malibu comics, which is a subsidiary of Marvel Comics. The whole thing was a publicity stunt to give popular artists a chance to make even more money for Marvel. Maize5 01:10, 27 April 2007 (UTC)Brett Harris/Maize5

No, It was not. Malibu DID have an association with Image at the begining, but only as "official keeper of records". And in any case, Malibu wasn't bought by Marvel until years AFTER Image became it's own company.

Shattered Image ?[edit]

What was "Shattered Image" minisers--Brown Shoes22 01:34, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

All tease, no please[edit]

"Image's success has significantly changed the position of creators in the comic book industry,"

Shouldn't that be expanded upon and supported, or removed?

How many studios remains[edit]

Which studios remains at Image today? Is it correct that these are Todd McFarlane Productions, Desperado Publishing, 12 Gauge Productions, Beckett Comics and Top Cow Productions? If so, this should clearly be mentioned. 193.217.192.160 13:35, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

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citation v. external link for TCJ article[edit]

The Comics Journal article, "The Image Story," which is already listed in the external links, corroborates the "two provisions" in the Founding section, currently marked as needing a citation. (It also corroborates the previously discussed "cotton" quote, BTW.) If it is added as a reference, is it redundant to leave it in the external links? --Sloop Jon (talk) 01:22, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Should be fine - unless those parts are the be-all and end-all of the article. ntnon (talk) 03:22, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Split[edit]

The article has reached the point where the titles need their own article in line with the other big publishers. List of current Image Comics publications (and any such "current" list) is unwise as it relies on being constantly updated and it dates rapidly so I'd suggest merging that into the new publication article list.

This would then give the article room to expand into a better, more rounded piece that we can push on to higher quality (as befits its status as one of the biggest comic publishers). It will also mean that the titles can be properly formatted and other useful information added (as you can see at List of DC Comics publications, List of Marvel Comics publications, List of Wildstorm titles, etc.) so both parts will benefit from the split. (Emperor (talk) 23:31, 22 September 2008 (UTC))

I'll just assume the lack of replies is the same as "go for it" and will do the split later. (Emperor (talk) 13:39, 4 October 2008 (UTC))

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Megalodon character?[edit]

Article has "Superheroes and teams from the Image Universe" which includes "Megalodon". (Link went to article about shark that lived in prehistoric times so changing link to "Megalodon (comics)". I've never heard of this Megalodon character before, although the closest i can find at comicbookdb.com is a character named Megaldon-7 who apparently is in DC Comics' Strange Adventures (2009) #6 and #7. --EarthFurst (talk) 18:52, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Claremont[edit]

This article said "This development was nicknamed the "X-odus", because several of the creators involved (Claremont, Liefeld, Lee, Silvestri, and Portacio) were famous for their work on the X-Men franchise." But Claremont didn't abandon Marvel in order to create Image. He abandon one year before and didn't create his own studio nor company. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.122.13.174 (talk) 07:07, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

That doesn't change the fact that this was called "X-odus", or the reason why. Claremont was "involved" in it, even if he (like Portacio) didn't join them to become a partner in the company. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 16:10, 28 November 2012 (UTC)