When Monkeybrain Comics launched, it did so with Edison Rex as its flagship title. Created by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver, with colors by Stephen Downer and letters by John J. Hill, it told the story of a Lex Luthor analogue forced to face the question, "What now?" after finally defeating his arch-nemesis. The creative team have now announced that Edison Rex will be serialized from the beginning as a webcomic --- and once it catches up to the most recent issues, it will continue online with new stories.
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Every month Monkeybrain's Chris Roberson teams with artist Dennis Culver to simultaneously tell original stories and pay homage to some of their favorite comic book concepts in Edison Rex, the ongoing digital-first series that follows the adventures of a genius supercriminal who is vindicated and changes his ways once he proves his world's supposed greatest protector was the bigger bad guy all along. Last month, for example, saw the book's cast shuffled through a multiverse of comic book eras as vividly conveyed by Culver's shifting aesthetics and illustration styles. Today in Edison Rex #10 as Rex furthers his efforts to gain the public's trust as a hero, he faces some backlash from his former peers in the supervillain group known as The Warmongers - each of which are designed to pay homage to some of the most iconic villains in comics and beyond. Monkeybrain and Culver have provided CA with a preview of the issue, plus an extensive first-look at Culver's Warmongers character designs. Click through for all the evil goodness.
A little '90s Superman style, a little manga, perhaps something... extreme?
All those art styles and and more will be showcased in Edison Rex #9 by writer Chris Roberson and artist Dennis Culver, which hits ComiXology tomorrow. Just why is the title character running through parodies of so many different styles of comic? We'll let the creators explain, along with a few preview pages after the jump!
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...