What a week! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to sit back and read some comics. The weekend is finally here, and the world can relax and rest once more - but the comics industry has been busy too, you know, and the last seven days have seen a flurry of comics-based news and announcements fly past at high speed. ComicsAlliance have got your back, though: when it comes to comics, we never slow down, and so here’s a look back and just what’s been going on. New comics, new stories, new hirings, new podcasts, new art being made - it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!
Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week we're looking to the indies, and imagining a movie based on Operation Margarine, the 2013 graphic novel by Katie Skelly.
Valiant has released a six-page preview (plus six covers and a recap page) from The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1, written by Hopeless Savages creator Jen Van Meter, with art by Daredevil's Roberto de la Torre. The comic tells the story of Dr. Shan Mirage and her immaterial ghost husband, Hwen, as they journey to Barcelona on a quest to find him a body.
If you woke me from a sound sleep in the dead of night and asked me what we needed more of in comics, my bleary-eyed answer would probably be along the lines of "Kamandi, girl gangs, and a Saturday morning cartoon based on ABBA." Those are the things I am dedicated to.
That's why I'm glad that Katie Skelly makes art. In addition to her own projects, she's knocking out pretty fantastic art featuring some of my favorite things, including a mashup of Death Race 2000 and Speed Racer, something I didn't know I wanted until I saw it. Check out a few favorites from her portfolio below!
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