In War In The Sun, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Steve Dillon and Peter Snejbjerg, everything changes forever. It's a promise that means nothing in most comics, but when Preacher says it, it follows all the way through. While Preacher is a lot like a superhero comic, it has one key difference: things change, and change greatly, and stay changed.
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 I'm looking back to a classic of the '90s: Starman, the story of reluctant legacy hero Jack Knight, as told by James Robinson, Tony Harris, and Peter Snejbjerg.
Q: How does a (great) but very 90's comic like Starman hold up today, given its dated references like Chris Isaak? -- @david_wolkin
A: What's that? You want me to write a thousand words about that one panel from Starman where Jack Knight compares himself to Chris Isaak because for some reason he (and James Robinson, I guess) thought he was the single coolest person in the world in 1994, and ended up with what might be the most ridiculous piece of dialogue of the entire decade?
Can do, dear reader. Can do.
You know, just once it might be nice for humanity to awaken an ancient and forgotten threat to the planet that has mellowed out in the years that it's been sealed away, and doesn't want to destroy the planet when it emerges from its eternal slumber. I mean, yes, that would probably not give us a very entertaining story, what with the lack of conflict, but who wouldn't want to see elder unknowable horror from the stars maybe getting a cupcake or catching up on Netflix instead of immediately trying to destroy us for the hubris of our species?
Alas, that is not the case for the characters in Jerry Frissen and Peter Snejbjerg's World War X, in which a set of ancient artifacts unleash monsters poised to annihilate the entire human race in a war that we are clearly not ready for. The Netflix queue, it seems, will remain unwatched.
Writer Alan Moore is teaming up with a team of researchers and an app developer to create "Electricomics," a new platform that a press release claims will enable "digital comics to be made by anyone."
The upcoming year is going to be big for B.P.R.D. Dark Horse recently announced their renumbering initiative for the popular Hellboy spinoff, and longtime Hellboy and B.P.R.D. editor, and newly anointed Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, has said that recent events in the series are leading toward what he simply, but ominously, described as "The End...