J. Torres and Sean Dove's Brobots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle was one of the standout all-ages releases in recent years, combining friendship, teamwork and sweet puns with exciting action and awesome monsters. This August, the BroBots return for a new adventure and ComicsAlliance caught up the creators to discuss what readers can expect from BroBots and the Mecha Malarky.
Released last year through Oni Press, The Mighty Zodiac assembled not just one but two impressive team-ups. Not only did the series join up characters who represent the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac --- from tiger to rat to pig to cat --- but also brought us the creative team of writer J. Torres, artist Corin Howell, and colorist Maarta Laiho. Together, they channeled a shared interest in the classical Disney movie style into a series filled with charm and heart.
With the trade collection of the series planned to release from Oni in March, ComicsAlliance reassembled the creative trio to ask about how they first came together as the team, how the story developed from a concept to the final comic, and the challenges of taking a concept like the zodiac and turning it into a story of its own. Along the way, they discuss the series' influences, why it was important for this to be an all-ages story which anybody can enjoy... and why bunnies are the bad guys.
Set on feeding fan-demand, on May 14 Oni Press is set to release a new chapter of Power Lunch by Dean Trippe and J. Torres. Following the adventures of Joey, a boy with you-are-what-you-eat superpowers, the appropriately titled Power Lunch: Seconds will serve up a story about soccer, ensuring what may be the most superpowered match since Mega Man Soccer circa 1994. See what we mean with a special 13-page first look provided by Oni, after the jump.
Ramón Pérez, J. Bone, Tom Fowler, Faith Erin Hicks and Ron Salas are all comic book artists whose work we've posted on ComicsAlliance in the past. Most of the time it's usually in the form of their routinely excellent work-for-hire stuff that we love to read or eye-catching fanart that we love to see. So when we h...