Roberson And Culver Introduce Fun Supervillain Analogues Galore In ‘Edison Rex’ #10 [Preview]
Every month Monkeybrain's Chris Roberson teams with artist Dennis Culver to simultaneously tell original stories and pay homage to some of their favorite comic book concepts in Edison Rex, the ongoing digital-first series that follows the adventures of a genius supercriminal who is vindicated and changes his ways once he proves his world's supposed greatest protector was the bigger bad guy all along. Last month, for example, saw the book's cast shuffled through a multiverse of comic book eras as vividly conveyed by Culver's shifting aesthetics and illustration styles. Today in Edison Rex #10 as Rex furthers his efforts to gain the public's trust as a hero, he faces some backlash from his former peers in the supervillain group known as The Warmongers - each of which are designed to pay homage to some of the most iconic villains in comics and beyond. Monkeybrain and Culver have provided CA with a preview of the issue, plus an extensive first-look at Culver's Warmongers character designs. Click through for all the evil goodness.
"This issue we introduce The Warmongers, a group Edison Rex formed in response to Valiant forming the Peacemakers," Culver told CA. "Since 'Rex' is a digital comic about analogues I took my inspiration for the Warmongers from the Legion of Doom. Some are more obvious than others while some just take visual cues and diverge from there. If you're familiar with previous issues of our book you find some natural archfoes here of heroes we've already introduced."
With so many characters to create for the issue, Roberson and Culver had a lot to balance, but when it came time to collaborate, the duo was ready to share in the work.
Six-Page Edison Rex #10 Preview