For the first time, we welcome Image Comics publisher, Eric Stephenson to the show. Eric is heading up the third largest publishing company in comics, and they've gone about things in a very different way than Marvel and DC have. Focusing on creator-owned, and new creations, Image have forged a path that's attracted many of the big stars of comics to do their own series. This year's San Diego Comic-Con saw the announcement of several new series for Image, including Lazarus from Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, as well as Satellite Sam from Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin. Throw in a huge number of other successes like Saga and The Walking Dead, and Image Comics is on an incredible roll. Stephenson has also been very vocal on the controversy of Before Watchmen, and we touch base with what he thinks about that. All this and more, in a nice little chat down the pub.