Launching next month from Oni Press is The Mysterious Strangers, a new ongoing series set firmly in the superspy adventure genre but with distinct super-powered twists like time manipulation, telekinesis and a dreaded "death touch," all straight from the minds of writer Chris Roberson and artist Scott Kowalchuk. The Mysterious Strangers is a fun and earnest work, featuring a diverse cast artwork by Kowalchuck and Jackson that's very evocative of '60s spy fiction, expressing kitsch and drama with equal measure. It also comes with a unique two-issue structure, alternating between cliffhanger and resolution, which Kowalchuk and colorist Dan Jackson avail themselves of to create linking covers every two months, resulting in some lovely diptychs.
The recent cancellation of Superman Family Adventures left a lot of readers -- especially those around here -- gnashing their teeth over another blow against fun, all-ages adventure comics. If you're on
For Monkeybrain Comics, Thanksgiving is more than just the fourth Thursday of November and an excuse to eat some turkey and watch the Macy's parade. The digital comics imprint - Home to such titles as Bandette, Edison Rex and The October Girl - is taking the entire month of November to give thanks to comics creators who have paved the way before them by donating its profits for the month to the Hero Initiative.Monkeybrain co-founder Chris Roberson explained the decision
Looking for a good read on the cheap to kick off your weekend? Then direct your eyes to Comixology, where the digital platform is celebrating the impending milestone of one hundred million comics downloaded through their service (and bumping up that number just a little bit in the process) by offering up Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver's Edison Rex #1 for free today!If you missed it the first time around when it was a launch title for MonkeyBrain Comics, the new digital initiative that Roberson and Allison Baker kicked off back in January, it's well worth your time to snag it today. In a story that may seem a little familiar to l
The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: If you could change anything in history, what would it be? What would it be like to live among gods? Is he strong? (Listen, bud, he's got radioactive blood
As regular ComicsAlliance readers know all too well by now, I have an all-consuming obsession with Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, a newspaper comic strip that is usually devoted to chronicling the various miseries of its characters. In last month's strips, a joke about the announcement of DC's relaunch raised the question of whether
Comic-Con 2012 has featured a few big announcements from several publishers. Not to be outdone, Image dropped a few of their own. At their panel on Saturday, Editor-in-Chief EricStephenson was joined on stage by Matt Fraction, Joe Casey, Darick Robertson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, James Robinson and Greg Rucka, each of whom will be doing new projects for the publisher in the coming year.
Stephenson opened the panel by himself and announced a f
In one of the first major announcements to come out of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Dynamite Entertainment has confirmed Masks, a new mini-series that not only sees the first team-up of classic pulp heroes like the Shadow, the Spider and the Green Hornet, but also sees Alex Ross' first full interior work on a comic in years. The book is written by Chris Roberson (MonkeyBrain Comics, iZombie).Although he's contributed pages to other