Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Image's Big Bang Comics

When Image Comics hit the scene 30 years ago, it created a revolution in comics, with highly stylized art by big names and flamboyant characters...but, where would that leave the old style of comics from the Golden, Silver and Bronze Ages?

Well, enter...Big Bang Comics!

For 35 issues (and a few specials) from May, 1996 to January, 2001, Big Bang Comics brought back the old school comics, with characters that looked familiar (Ultiman, the Knight Watchman, Kid Gallahad, Thunder Girl, the Blitz, the Whiz Kids and more), giving people new stories in older styles, while including modern Image heroes like Savage Dragon and Mighty Man!

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Big Bang Comics was a fun little exercise in "new nostalgia", giving readers old style comics with new characters...

...and survives now, as its own company, Big Bang Comics, with print on demand comics, which you can find here (highly recommended!).

Now, for more of what Image was usually known for, take a look at these columns by my fellow Super Blog Team-Up contributors:

Between The Pages Blog

Killer Walking Dead Cakes

Asterisk 51

Better Late Than Never: Spawn #1

Comics, Comics, Blog: 

Image Comics: Remembering my early days

Superhero Satellite Podcast Episode 3:

Image Comics Road To Revolution

In My Not So Humble Opinion:

Astro City: That Was Then…

Jesse Starcher - Source Material -

Darker Image!!! - 

Chris is on Infinite Earths

Cable Eats a Bagel: the de-imagification of Nathan Dayspring Askani’Son Summers





  1. I have never heard or seen an issue of this that I can remeber. It looks like a lot of fun. Now I have a new book to hunt while in the bins!

  2. Thank you very much for this piece, Dave.

    Now, it will be VERY HELPFULL for both the publisher and readers if you incorporate a bit mentioning that, after several post-Image runs, BIG BANG COMICS is still being published and stronger than ever.

    You can get the current 15 issues series -plus one-shots- DIGITAL & PRINT-PER-DEMAND at

    Thank you!