In advance of Matt Fraction and Joe Madureira's upcoming Inhuman series, this week Marvel released a new hardcover edition of the highly-regarded Inhumans by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee. The twelve-issue Marvel Knights book, which won the 1999 Eisner Award for “Best New Series,” brought a new level of sophistication to the Lee/Kirby oddballs, activating in them the dormant metaphors of class separation and the coming-of-age ritual. At a time when superhero books seemed to be improving at an explosive rate, Inhumans was one of the most-talked-about comics on the stands; it’s certainly one of Marvel’s defining books of the era, and for most of its run, it was one of my favorites. But there’s something about it that keeps me from labeling it a classic. To quote Maximus the Mad, “there is a flaw.”
Now in his fifth year at the Los Angeles-based company, Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon has seen BOOM! Studios grow from what he's described as a "scrappy upstart" company that began in CEO Ross Richie's spare bedroom to what he's proud to say is now a top ten comic book publisher in the direct market. There have been ups and downs in that time, such as BOOM!'s bold steps into same-day digi
With the 300th and final issue of Vertigo's Hellblazer, out this week, several tumblers shift and lock into place. John Constantine moves to the New 52 on a full-time basis, with a new title beginning in March; the reset button is pushed on his continuity, and the most writer-driven character of the last thirty years is yanked from the comfort and promise of a Mature Readers label and forced to grow up again in a PG-13 world; and the longest-running title in the Vertigo line concludes a twenty year run, as the imprint focuses exclusively on creator-owned comics. It's a sad time for misfits everywhere, as Hellblazer is o
I like Kickstarter a lot. It's an efficient way to directly connect with artists while also making sure that a project that interests you gets funded. There are still a few hitches that need to be worked out, but my experience with Kickstarter has been largely positive. I've backe
One of the early comic book successes of the Kickstarter crowd funding platform was Fairy Quest: Outlaws, the first in a planned series of short graphic novels created by industry veterans Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos. The pair, who'd collaborated previously o
A while back, we brought you the news that Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was teaming up with Wizard World to create a comic book about himself, which was somehow both mystifying and, given Wizard's slow transition from taste-making comics mag to traveling celebrity sideshow, perfectly logical. Today, thanks to our colleagues over at MTV Geek, we now know the details of this upcoming masterpiece.
In order to bring the Situation's adventures to the
From the pages of Civil War, Robbie Baldwin, the man blamed for the Stamford tragedy, has assumed the guise of Penance and it's time for him to embark on a quest of redemption in Penance: Relentless #1 (of 5). From Civil War: Front Line scribe Paul Jenkins and fan favorite artist Paul Gulacy comes this t
World War Hulk continues, as the Hulk continues to smash anything that comes his way and the odds are stacked against the heroes defending the island of Manhattan!
In Avengers: The Initiative #5, written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Stefano Caselli, the team of new recruits heads into the war zone to save innocent lives, but they might have to look after themselves first when they come face to face with the Green King! Plus, Hardball must cope with the fact that the S.P.I.N. Tech he stole from Stark's lab was the one weapon that could have stopped the rampaging monster dead in his tracks. M
What a combination – Paul Jenkins and a pool table! Join The Hero Initiative as we kick off Wizard World Chicago with what is sure to be The con's most talked-about event!
Come to booth #140 to challenge Paul Jenkins at pool for $30 (100% of Which will go to support the men and women Hero serves)! If you beat Paul, you can win fabulous prizes! In addition, once a day, we'll also Have:
• THE BIG DIRTY! Instead of $30, a fan can challenge Paul to a single Game for $500, and possibly with a $1000+ prize package!
• THUNDERDOME (Two men enter, Paul Jenkins leaves!) Other pros will Challenge Jenkins for some crazy stakes! Joe Quesada, Michael Turner And Mark Millar are all in, and Jenkins will even shoot BEHIND HIS BACK against Quesada to even things up!
In addition, Hero's booth #140 will have talent including Arthur Suydam, Phil Hester, Tim Seeley and Gordon Purcell! You can also win An opportunity via an Ebay auction to have a grading/restoration Detection lunch with Steve Borock from CGC. PLUS the premiere of the Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project softcover and hardcover books happens Here WITH a special 8-man signing featuring some of the amazing Artists
Our friends at Top Cow have provided Comics Alliance with a 5 page preview of the new The Darkness: Level 5.
The Darkness: Level 5
(W) Paul Jenkins and David Wohl
(P) Mike Choi
(C) Sonia Oback
(Cov) Keown, Choi
The Darkness Level series comes to a thundering conclusion! In this finale issue, Jackie accepts his birthright and the true power of The Darkness is revealed. Don't miss the climactic battle between Jackie and his Uncle Paulie. Paul