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‘Mara’: A Volleyball Superhero in the Sports-Obsessed Dystopia of Brian Wood & Ming Doyle

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One of the most exciting books to be announced at this year's Image Expo was Mara, an upcoming six-issue mini-series from writer Brian Wood (Northlanders, Conan the Barbarian), artist Ming Doyle (The Loneliest Astronauts, Fantastic Four) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (Hulk: Season One, Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes) about a star volleyball athlete named Mara who develops super-powers in a war-obsessed dystopian future. The book itself is still a while off, but we spoke to Wood and Doyle to find out just what we can expect and get a look at some concept art!

ComicsAlliance: According to the announcement, Mara is a book about fame and super-powers in a "war and fit

Image Comics 2012: Morrison, Harris, Chaykin, Hitch, Millar, Quitely, Wood & More

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Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book

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Brian Wood and Ming Doyle Meet for ‘MARA’ Miniseries [Exclusive]

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Included in Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson's keynote address at the Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California was the announcement of Mara, a new six-issue sci-fi/superhero miniseries created by Brian Wood and Ming Doyle. Featuring color art by Jordie Bellaire, Mara stars a teena

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‘Boldly Gone’ Webcomic Reveals the Frustrating Life of a Second-String Star Trek Captain

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Not everyone can get a plum assignment aboard the Enterprise. Some Starfleet officers have to toil away far from the flagship, negotiating treaties and dealing with border skirmishes. Meanwhile, stupid old James T. Kirk ru

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All Killer, No Filler in Gigantic 96-Page ‘Fantastic Four’ #600 [Review]

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This week saw the release of Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's Fantastic Four #600, celebrating not only six hundred issues of the seminal title but also more than fifty years since the book's debut. Hickman's run on Fantastic Four has been a definite highlight of the past few years of superhero comics, embracing the cosmic sco

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War Rocket Ajax #22: Ming Doyle Talks ‘Fantastic Four’ #600 on CA’s Podcast!

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This week on ComicsAlliance's official podcast, we're pleased to welcome the phenomenal Ming Doyle back to the show! She talks to us about the end of her webcomic with Kevin Church, The Loneliest Astronauts, teases the launch of Boldly Gone, and tells us what it was like to draw a story in this week's Fantastic Four #600! And you can listen to the whole show, right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax v.2, #22: Bombastic, Circumspect, Driven and Drunk with Min

First Pages from ‘Womanthology’ Begin to Roll In [Preview]

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Organized by artist Renae De Liz, Womanthology is a forthcoming 300-page hardcover anthology featuring comics created exclusively by female writers, artists and editors. The book's stated purpose is to "show sup

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The Jack Kirby Convention Sketchbook: 10 Artists Take on the Fourth World and More

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I've been taking a sketchbook to comic book conventions for years -- and I've gotten some truly amazing things -- but when this year's HeroesCon rolled around, I decided to start a new one with a theme. I st

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Lady Thor Corset Cosplay: How to Make Ming Doyle’s ‘Thorset’

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Equipped with both a Mjolnir and her trusty art supplies, artist Ming Doyle successfully battled the masses at Boston Comic Con in true Norse God fashion. Known for her unique redesigns of superheroes (as featured on Project: Roo

Best Art Ever (This Week) – 02.18.11

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The proliferation of social media is an incredible boon for lovers of comic book art, design and illustration. Sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and other countless blogs and feeds bombard us with a ceaseless supply of artwork by professionals

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