Published on April 19th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


The Ghost Machine universe is heating up and Image Comics is pleased to present your first look at Ghost Machine’s next issue of the critically acclaimed, Redcoat, by Geoff Johns, Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh.

Following the red-hot, sold out success of Redcoat #1, issue #2 picks up with Simon Pure hunted by a bloodthirsty cult. The immortal mercenary discovers his powers may have its limits and the former British soldier must accept help from a 12-year-old genius named Albert Einstein.

Redcoat has quickly become a critical darling, heralded across the industry:

“Hitch is doing some of his best career work here.” —

Redcoat #1 is a fun romp through early American history featuring one of the least qualified heroes in all of comics. It’s got some great character moments and lays the foundation for an interesting setting with some good world building and solid art.” —Multiversity Comics

“If you’re a fan of historical fiction…this story is up your alley.” —Comical Opinions

“Grab it before it’s gone.” —Impulse Gamer

Redcoat #1 is a fast-paced joyride” —AIPT

“There is a sense of wonder in this book that makes it an absolute joy to read, and I can’t wait to explore more of this world.” —ComicsOnline

“The future looks very bright so far” —Geeks World Wide

“Comics need more original stories and this one has all the makings of a classic.” —Nerd Initiative

Ghost Machine’s groundbreaking creator collective was launched at New York Comic Con in October 2023 and features a global best-of-class lineup of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Aquaman, Stargirl, JSA, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning, Green Arrow and countless more: Brad Anderson, Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Rob Leigh, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut. In an industry first, all of Ghost Machine’s creators jointly own and run the company, sharing in all of Ghost Machine’s publishing, media, merchandising and licensing. Each creator is exclusive to the company for their comic book work after completing projects already committed to.

Retailers are urged to check their orders on Redcoat and the rest of the Ghost Machine titles as buzz begins to build for each series leading to more and more sell-outs triggering reprints.

Redcoat #2 Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 22:

  • Cover A by Bryan Hitch & Brad Anderson – Lunar Code 0324IM267
  • Cover B by Ivan Reis & Danny Miki – Lunar Code 0324IM268
  • Cover C 1:50 copy incentive by Ivan Reis & Danny Miki foil variant – Lunar Code 0324IM269

All of Ghost Machine’s titles will be published through Image Comics.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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