Were it not for the 3D -- a concept I am yet to be sold on in any medium -- it would appear that Study Group head honcho Zack Soto gazed into the musty abyss that is my head-space and fashioned the new Study Group anthology accordingly. At 96 pages, it contains comics by some of the artists I'm most excited by right now: Connor Willumsen, Sophie Franz, Mia Schwarz, Benjamin Urkowitz, Pete Toms, David King, Julia Gfrorer & Sean T. Collins, and more.
Despite the fact that even William Castle -- the B-movie auteur who once attached giant joy buzzers to theater seats in order to get audiences interested in The Tingler -- was tired of it fifty years ago, modern moviegoing audience are witnessing a resurgence in the popularity of 3D! And as though gimmicky, headache-inducing films with inflated ticket prices weren't enough, the desire to add a few other layers to things -- visually speaking, anyway -- is now making its way to comics with Brian Haberlin and Philip Tan's Captain Wonder 3D.
Of course, 3D comics aren't exactly new; they've been around for decades. I distinctly remember having a Rocketeer comic when I was a kid that came with a set of cutout glasses that were meant to look like the Rocketeer's helmet, and even the legendary team of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon once dabbled in it with what might just be their most obscure creation, Captain 3D: The Man From The World Of "D"!
Even so, recent advancements allow for creators to do full-color stories (like the 3D pages in Superman Beyond and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier), and considering how much money James Cameron's Avatar pulled down, it might be time to give the technology another look. That's why today, we're going through our archives to find The Six Comics That Need To Be 3D. Bonus: We've even made our own 3D versions of the comics, so grab a pair of glasses if you have one handy!
The last major comic book release to employ 3D was Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, which used the divisive process to distinguish "the real world" from those visited by Superman and his companions in a quest to save the multiverse. Your results may vary, but it was if nothing else a creative use of the technology. Image Comics thinks they have something better in Captain Wonder 3D, a new one-shot by Brian Haberlin (Witchb