Image Comics Publishes Revised and Expanded Elephantmen Vol. 1


If you’ve never read an issue of Richard Starkings’ Elephantmen then I feel really sorry for you, because you are missing out on one of the best comics being published today! However, it’s not to late to fix your mistake, and now is the perfect time to do so, as Image comics is set to publish a revised and expanded edition of the Elephanmen Volume 1 TPB, which will include the series’ sold out zero issue, painted by Ladrönn, as well as an all-new sketchbook section by Moritat, and the English & Media Studies back matter from the single issues.

If like me, you’ve been buying the series since issue #1, you probably one all the single issues, the original TPB, and the volume 1 hardcover. Damn you Image, you know how to get my money! Oh well, I guess I’ll have something new to get signed at Emerald City Comicon next year

From the press release:


Image Comics publishes revised and expanded ELEPHANTMEN VOL. 1

Berkeley, CA - 16 October 2021 - November sees a new edition of the critically acclaimed ELEPHANTMEN VOL. 1: WOUNDED ANIMALS TP.

Currently out of print, the new printing of the ELEPHANTMEN VOL. 1 trade paperback has been expanded and revised to include the series’ sold out zero issue, painted by LADRÖNN, as well as an all-new sketchbook section by Moritat and the ENGLISH & MEDIA STUDIES back matter from the single issues!

The scribes behind the issues in this epic new edition include RICHARD STARKINGS, JOE CASEY (OFFICER DOWNE, Avengers: The Origin) and JOE KELLY (I KILL GIANTS, Amazing Spider-Man). In addition to LADRÖNN, artists MORITAT (The Spirit), HENRY FLINT (Judge Dredd), TOM SCIOLI (GØDLAND), DAVID HINE (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, Detective Comics), and CHRIS BACHALO (Sandman, Amazing Spider-Man) all lent their pencils and pens to this collection, and BOO COOK (Judge Dredd) has provided a dazzling new cover.

ELEPHANTMEN creator, Richard Starkings is overjoyed: “Revisiting our first seven issues — EIGHT when you count the origin issue illustrated by Ladrönn — made me proud. We’ve come so far, but so much of what we set out to do four years ago is perfectly encapsulated in this first volume. In addition to the new trade dress, which now matches the sleek and sexy graphics of volumes 2 and 3, we’ve added over 80 pages of back matter from the original, increasingly hard-to-find back issues, and my fellow countryman, BBC radio and TV personality and TURF co-creator Jonathan Ross has kindly provided a whole new introduction for us, so just about everything in this first collection feels new again.”

“There really isn’t another book like ELEPHANTMEN on the market, and that’s something I’m exceptionally proud of,” added Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “Richard has assembled a crack team of creative talent to produce one of the most unique comic book reading experiences available, and this collection is the perfect introduction to this rich and endlessly fascinating world.”

ELEPHANTMEN VOL.1: WOUNDED ANIMALS Revised and Expanded TP, a full-color 312-page trade paperback collecting issues #0-7 of the ongoing series, will be in stores November 3, 2010. The hardcover edition of VOL. 1 (JAN071927) is now available, as are ELEPHANTMEN VOL. 2: FATAL DISEASES (HC: AUG082238; TP: OCT090372) and ELEPHANTMEN VOL. 3: DANGEROUS LIAISONS (HC: FEB100355; TP: FEB108471).

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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