So Sayeth the Odinson: The Rise and Fall of the Image Shared Universe

 

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Greetings from the Odinson,

Twenty-Five years ago, a motley crew of rock star artists made history when they banded together and formed Image Comics.  I go into great detail about this in my column – The Odinson Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Image Comics.  When they launched their individually owned titles, these renegade artists made history.  But, when they merged their ideas and concepts, these upstarts did something that had never been done before in the History of Comic Books.  They created a shared universe that stood shoulder-to-shoulder and even challenged the Big Two for supremacy!

Alas, it was not meant to last.

The Rise and Fall of the Image Shared Universe

Every comic book universe has its beginning.  DC began with Action Comics #1 in 1938.  In 1961, Fantastic Four #1 launched the Marvel Age.  For Image it was no different.  It all started back in April…

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