is a United States comic book publisher
. It was founded in 1992
by high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-owned properties.
It was immediately successful, and remains one of the largest comic book publishers in North America
. Its output was originally dominated by work from the studios of the Image
partners, but later included work by numerous independent creators.
Its best-known series include Spawn
, Savage Dragon
, The Darkness
, and The Walking Dead.