On the surface, Valiant's Ninjak is an almost silly fantasy character: He's a hyper-capable ninja with the word "ninja" in his name. He's also a British spy. He lives in a castle.
The first issue of the new Ninjak series by writer Matt Kindt and artists Clay Mann and Butch Guice certainly embraces those preteen wish-fulfillment elements, but adds some surprising depth, too, with character flashbacks and quieter moments that dig deep into who this updated version of Colin King really is.
We sat down with Kindt to talk about how he struck a balance between the silly and the serious in the new series, as well as the trippy sci-fi action of Divinity, his new Valiant series with artist Trevor Hairsine, which debuted earlier this month.
A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month
November's covers include some superb compositions, some new twists on familiar iconography, a Catwoman, a Batgirl, and an enormous killer whale. Check out some excellent comic covers from familiar names like Michael Del Mundo and David Nakayama, and some new names for this column, like Butch Guice and David Rapoza.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
In 2004, writer Ed Brubaker began a run on Marvel's Captain America (that continues to this day) with a 13-issue epic reintroducing the long-dead Bucky Barnes, former partner of Captain America, as the Winter Soldier, a brainwashed Soviet agent brought in and out of stasis all throughout the Cold War to participate in all forms of assassination, espionage and other skullduggery. Following his own brief career as the Sen
The names "Butch Guice" and "Bettie Breitweiser" would have been enough to sell me on the forthcoming Winter Soldier series even if I wasn't already a great fan of writer Ed Brubaker's work with the Bucky Barnes character, but a trio of unlettered preview pages has pushed me over the line from merely "sold" to "can't wait." Artist Guice and colorist Breitweiser are standout talent
Ed Brubaker's run on "Captain America" has been notable for its hard super-spy aethestic a la James Bond or Jason Bourne, but recently artist Butch Guice has started to change the tone of book with homages to a couple of classic Captain America artists. The murky spy style has been get
Karl Kesel's Captain America comic strip series turned its share of heads when it launched as a daily digital comic strip earlier this year. Not only was the new project presented as a collection of rediscovered comic strips from t
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