Fans found out about Monkeybrain's plans to partner with Image and IDW for print collections of its ComiXology offerings back in February, and now it seems Dark Horse will join the fray on November 6 with Bandette Vol. 1: Presto!
"What if superheroes were real?" is obviously a heavily mined premise for countless expressions of American comics' most enduring genre category. Less common is the premise, "No, I mean, what if superheroes were really real?" put forth by Jay Faerber in many of the comics he's written over the last decade, most especially the multi-volume Noble Causes and its spinoff Dynamo 5, which detail the personal lives of a dynasty of heroes. Faerber's fascination with the intersection of real people and fantastical powers continues in Anti-Hero, a new digital-first work for Monkeybrain whose first issue imagines how a superhero's lifestyle would impact the stability of his family, with an added twist: what happens when that superhero's secret identity is compromised by an opportunistic street criminal?
This week on War Rocket Ajax, we're pleased to welcome Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV to the show! They sit down to chat with Chris and Matt about their all-new digital series Knuckleheads and the trials of writing a comic about a guy who's kind of a jerk -- and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #154: Brian Winkeler and Robert Wilson IV
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This week on War Rocket Ajax, Adam P. Knave joins the show to talk about the process of co-writing Amelia Cole and the Unknown World for Monkeybrain! Plus, for the first time in ComicsAlliance history, we spend a bunch of time talking about a recipe. And you can listen to the whol
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
Thoughts On A Winter Morning was released fairly quietly this week from the Monkeybrain digital comics collective. Very thoughtfully written by Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Superman: Secret Identity) and exquisitely drawn by Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Underground), the eight-page story is an autobiographical tale that finds its narrator reflecting upon the neighborhood where he grew up in light of the birth of his first child. I was taken aback not just by the uncommon quality of this little 99-cent comic book and how
This week on War Rocket Ajax, Kevin Church joins us to talk about writing Wander, his new comic with Grace Allison for Monkeybrain. The discussion gets onto his ambivalence towards fantasy and his influences, and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #125: Ugly Leading Man with Kevin Church
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With folks like Colleen Coover, Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, David Hahn, Terry Dodson, Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker hanging around, Portland's Periscope Studio seems like both an amazing space in which to work and an ideal spot for nurturing young talent. Grace Allison, a recent grad of the Savannah College of