Image Comics held its annual Image Expo on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fransisco, CA, where a host of top creators in the industry were on hand, including Brian K. Vaughan, Todd McFarlane, Marjorie Liu, Scott Snyder, Emi Lenox, Jeff Lemire, Emma Rios, James Robinson, and Brandon Graham.
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson gave the keynote address and introduced the excellent line-up of writers and artists to the stage. An abundance of new (and returning) titles were announced — as well as some top-notch collaborations.
Of the Image titles announced, here are my Top 5 Anticipated Series of 2015.
X-Men fans united on last weekend for the Marvel Comics X-Men panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, where the comics company discussed what will happen in the X-Men titles in the next few months.
Of course being that Second Coming just finished, the consequences of the event were discussed as well as the upcoming event Curse of the Mutants and a little bit of what is involved in this event.
The biggest thing that Marvel wanted to talk about was the reboot of all the Wolverine family books. Wolverine is starting over at issue #1 and the Wolverine Weapon X writer Jason Aaron will be writing it. Oh I know what you’re going to say, what is happening to Daken? Well, don’t worry, Dark Wolverine will be a separate series starting over at #1 as well. X-23 will also start a new ongoing series as well which has only been miniseries thus far and Marjorie Liu will be working on it as well.
Marjorie Liu’s Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box Written by Marjorie Liu PassionFruit Games
Release date: April 28, 2010
Romance writer Marjorie Lui can now add “computer game creator” onto her expanding resume. Along with penning the successful Dirk and Steele books and currently writing the Black Widow comic for Marvel Comics, Lui has teamed up with PassionFruit Games to adapt Tiger Eye into an interactive game for the PC.
Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box follows the story of Dela Resse, a woman who is thrust into danger after purchasing a mysterious riddle box in China. It seems some really bad guys want their hands on the box and to further complicate things, the box also houses Hari, a powerful warrior who was imprisoned in the box 2,000 years prior. With a journey around the world from China to the United States, Dela and Hari struggle to uncover the truth about the box and in the process maybe even find love.
Adapting a popular novel into a video game is hard enough as it is, but to adapt a romance novel into a mostly male oriented market? That is a pretty big mountain to climb but PassionFruit does its best to make the game work for any fan. The player is tasked with finding various hidden objects in each level. By finding all these objects, a puzzle would be unlocked and have to be solved to move the game along. Whether you have played video games all your life or Tiger Eye is your first, this game should be easy to play or understand. The game play is another entirely different story.