Today, Dynamite announced that they were bringing The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician and Flash Gordon back to comic books with the team of Jeff Parker and Marc Laming. The big return is set to take place in an all-new series called King's Watch, in which the Ghost Who Walks, the Savior of the Universe and... uh... Mandrake find themselves battling against forces that threaten the entire world.
As much as I like digging through the quarter bins for a run of Punisher 2099, the real action at a convention always comes from browsing through Artist's Alley for the new books that you can't get anywhere else. As much as the focus at conventions falls on superheroes, there's a lot of great independent stuff out there that you can pick up directly from the people who made it -- and it's especially easy at a convention like Charlotte's HeroesCon, which gives a huge amount of floor space over to the indies.
Erik Reichenbach didn't win Survivor, but the two-time contestant knows a thing or two about the CBS reality show competition - and he's bringing that knowledge to the paneled page with Starving, For Attention: A Completely Legal Parody.
If you ask me, there just aren't enough comics these days dedicated to people getting their heads lopped of. Sure, it happens every now and then, but what this world of ours really needs is a comic that is one hundred percent committed to decapitations. Thankfully, Andrew MacLean has stepped up to fill that void with Head Lopper. And it is awesome.
Fans of Kevin Mellon likely know him as the artist of Heart with Blair Butler, Lovestruck with Dennis Hopeless, American Muscle with Steven Niles, and a storyboarder/designer on FX's Archer -- among other collaborative efforts. Beginning today, though, Mellon will fly indie as the writer, artist and colorist of his new creator-owned series, Suicide Sisters.
"What if superheroes were real?" is obviously a heavily mined premise for countless expressions of American comics' most enduring genre category. Less common is the premise, "No, I mean, what if superheroes were really real?" put forth by Jay Faerber in many of the comics he's written over the last decade, most especially the multi-volume Noble Causes and its spinoff Dynamo 5, which detail the personal lives of a dynasty of heroes. Faerber's fascination with the intersection of real people and fantastical powers continues in Anti-Hero, a new digital-first work for Monkeybrain whose first issue imagines how a superhero's lifestyle would impact the stability of his family, with an added twist: what happens when that superhero's secret identity is compromised by an opportunistic street criminal?
Yesterday, Greg Pak launched a new comics project called Code Monkey Save World with musician Jonathan Coulton, in which Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa take characters from Coulton's songs and put them into a grand supervillain team-up adventure. It launched on Kickstarter with the promise of sixty pages of comics and a new so
A sequel to the Eisner-nominated 2005 limited series Smoke (with artist Igor Kordey), writer Alex de Campi's graphic novel Ashes was one of comics' bigger Kickstarter successes, raising over $32,000 in 2011 via the increasingly influential crowd-funding platform. But disaster struck when de Campi and her Ashes collaborator Jimmy Broxton (aka James Hodgkins) parted ways in acrimonious and public fashion before the dystopian poli-spy book was
Last weekend, the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA once again hosted Fluke, and once again, it was easily one of the best conventions of the year. This was the third year I'd gone, and as always, the focus on indie books and mini-comics -- and its close proximity to SCAD -- meant that there was a ton of new, exciting stuff to check out.
I ended up coming ho