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Island #1 Review – Image Comics
I lived in Europe for half of my life, and my entire life I’ve lived on the coast. For some of that life I listened to podcasts or read articles about comics in europe and how they and creators are viewed in comparison as an ideal to the United States, as if comics were a common sighting and comfortably excepted, a part of the passive everyday culture like film, music, or coffee.
I cannot speak from a creator’s point of view, but from my experience as a resident of some dozen years, that was never true. I don’t think I ever saw a comic in my time in Italy, France, or Spain unless, much like in the U.S., I entered an establishment that was comic book specific. In fact, at the time, the last time I had lived in the U.S you could find comics everywhere, »
- Jay Tomio
As part of the ‘New DC Universe: Superman: Are You Ready?’ panel at San Diego Comic Con, Max Landis (the writer of Chronicle and the upcoming Victor Frankenstein) announced his new project Superman: American Alien.
The series will feature a young version of Clark Kent getting into trouble as his powers slowly emerge. Think ‘that whole period of Jesus’ life not in the Bible’…just with Superman.
Landis said of the comic:
“I’ve wanted to write a Superman comic for my entire life, and I’m surprised they’re letting me write the one I wanted to write. I sort of wanted to do the opposite of All-Star Superman…
“It’s seven stories from Clark Kent’s life. It’s not a redux of his origin. Instead, it’s stories Clark might tell you if you were having a beer together…He gets trashed on Bruce Wayne’s boat »
- Oli Davis
This weekend, at East Coast Comicon, I got the chance to chat with writer Brandon Montclare (Fearsome Four) and artist Amy Reeder (Madame Xanadu) about their work, especially on their creator owned title Rocket Girl, which is published by Image Comics as well as sci-fi, action scenes, and much more. Rocket Girl is about a teen cop from the future named DaYoung Johansson, who travels back to 1980s New York to prevent an evil corporation from inventing technology to basically take over the world.
Sound on Sight: So why should readers pick up the second arc of Rocket Girl?
Amy Reeder: If you loved the first one, it’s so worth it to keep reading. We had originally planned to make our story five issues, but we were talking and realized that wasn’t enough time to tell this story. You have to develop the characters first so people can »
- Logan Dalton
Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy is being adapted for film.
It centres around the children of a group of superheroes who received their powers in the 1920s after discovering a mysterious island.
The comic follows the antics of their offspring, who fail to live up to their heroic legacies.
A prequel spinoff, Jupiter's Circle, debuted this week with art by Wilfredo Torres.
"What appealed to me was the emotional weight of the family dynamic in Shakespearean fashion," said di Bonaventura. "It is also unique in a world where there are many similar superhero movies and IP."
Di Bonaventura is also developing Millar and Duncan Fegredo's Mph into a movie. »
4 items from 2015
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