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The Comic Book History Of Taserface

The Comic Book History Of Taserface

Taserface is a character that's been around over 27 years, making his original debut in Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (June 1990) by Jim Valentino Jim gets credit for creating the character, but the name came from his son Aaron who was five at the time Jim explained in an interview from 2013: Actually my son,[...]

Whatever Happened To Collaborations

Whatever Happened To Collaborations?

And sometimes I turn in a script and the next time I see anything is on the shelf at the comic shop.On the other side, I got to do five issues of ShadowHawk for Jim Valentino We were bringing back the original Paul Johnstone and spinning the series out of Image United The artist on[...]

Stan Lee Has Given Over $100000 To The Hero Initiative

Stan Lee Has Given Over $100,000 To The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative has been rolling out new video campaigns lately with a new one just going up yesterday. It's not a lot of new footage, but then again it's a charity support video not a movie trailer, but one of the most notable things is the inclusion of a segment with the legendary Stan […]


San Diego Comic Fest Coming Presidents Day Weekend

San Diego Comic Fest Coming Presidents Day Weekend!

One unique feature is the Comic Fest Cafe, which this year will be themed in tribute to Jack Kirby.You can join guest of honour, Jim Valentino and all the other guests at this wonderful con in beautiful San Diego this February, giving you plenty of time to flex those convention muscles in time for that[...]

The Image Revolution Is Available To Stream For Free On Amazon Prime Hoopla

The Image Revolution Is Available To Stream For Free On Amazon Prime, Hoopla

Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Ser Robert Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, and Jim Valentino left the books they were drawing at Marvel, created new characters that for the most part looked suspiciously similar to the ones they were drawing at Marvel, and ended up creating what is today the third largest comic book[...]

Shutter #25 To Crossover With Image Founders Characters For Image 25th Anniversary

Shutter #25 To Crossover With Image Founders' Characters For Image 25th Anniversary

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of Image Comics, the 25th issue of Joe Keatinge and Leila del Luca's Shutter will feature appearances by characters from Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Sir Robert Liefeld's Glory, Marc Silvestri's Witchblade, Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon, Jim Valentino's Shadowhawk, and Robert Kirkman's Invincible, according to a press release sent out by[...]

Guardians Of The Galaxys New Ravager Was Created By A 9-Year Old

Guardians Of The Galaxy's New Ravager Was Created By A 9-Year Old

This is a character that director James Gunn wanted to bring into the first movie but couldn't.Taserface was originally created in 1990 by Jim Valentino, but according to Rob Liefeld, the creation was a collaboration between Jim and a 9-years old Aaron Valentino.I wonder if both Jim and Aaron will get a mention in the[...]

Jimmie Robinsons Empty #2 Hits Shelves Tomorrow

Jimmie Robinson's Empty #2 Hits Shelves Tomorrow

Jim Valentino, Image co-founder and head of Shadowline, posted these preview pages for Robinson's new book.Jimmie Robinson is one of the most versatile artists in the industry His books include Bomb Queen, Evil & Malice, Avigon, Amanda And Gunn and Five Weapons He has a new series out called[...]

Valentino And Son Cover Hellboy For The Hero Initiative

Valentino And Son Cover Hellboy For The Hero Initiative

Jim Valentino, Image co-founder and the guy that made the Guardians of the Galaxy cool (yes, they were cool before Rocket and Groot), shared what he did on New Years The next 100 project from the Hero Initiative is going to be Hellboy and Jim did up a wonderful looking cover that was then inked[...]

When Don Simpson Was Offered An Image Comics Partnership

When Don Simpson Was Offered An Image Comics Partnership

Megaton Man creator Don Simpson has been posting most entertainingly on Facebook about that project that never happened, the 1963 Annual, that would have topped off the Image Comics series by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch and more.To heck with the 1963 Annual -- I'm just going to draw the "In Pictopia" Annual --[...]

Late Night Fun &#8211 How Different Artist Interpret The Same Layout

Late Night Fun – How Different Artist Interpret The Same Layout

I also think of the work of Jim Valentino Jim of course was one of the founders of Image Comics and runs Shadowline which puts out a lot of amazing books Check out Shadowline's website here.I had the privilege of working with Jim on both Savage and Shadowhawk.Think about him, I remembered a very cool[...]

Orbiting Around Guardians Of The Galaxy With The Cosmic Catalog Of Comics

Orbiting Around Guardians Of The Galaxy With The Cosmic Catalog Of Comics

1, and our introduction to the diverse assembly of Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex & Charlie 27 in their battle against the Badoon.Rocketing to the 90′s, we look at GOTG by Jim Valentino, with the team finally getting their own title, facing the ramifications of the present days heroes of the MU.In the wake of the[...]


Know Your Guardians &#8211 Yondu

Know Your Guardians – Yondu

I remember reading about them in the Marvel Universe Handbook and I remember the series done by Jim Valentino The first time I picked up one of the new Guardian books my first thoughts were: “Where are Charlie 27, Martinex, Vance Astro and Yondu?”I do talk to myself like that at times.So after reading some[...]

Now Image Comics Has Their Own Comic Con Just Down The Road

Now Image Comics Has Their Own Comic Con Just Down The Road

what would it be like to have all that attention for yourself?The Image Expo is a comic book convention specialising in creator owned comics, and specifically those of Image Comics, being held in late February at the Oakland Convention Center, California on the last three-day-weekend in February, just down the Grove Shaftner Freeway from their[...]

And Now… The Fake Jim Valentino Job Offer

Earlier today, comics writer Dwight MacPherson received a letter from Jim Valentino, jimvalentino25@yahoo.com: Dwight,It’s been a long time and I hope all is well with you and your boys.Kris Simon has resigned from her editorial position and will leave after the 29th of this month.  I couldn’t think of anyone better than you to take over[...]