As we contemplate the world of comics (and the world at large) in 2016, and the unfortunately inevitable controversies to come, it seems appropriate to be concerned about the recent events surrounding the cancellation of Legend of Wonder Woman, and the environment that's created when those making comics are afraid to express concerns for fear of losing their jobs. It's troubling enough that very few comics creators have job security or benefits, but expecting them to watch what they say at all times for fear of unemployment can only make that lack of security feel that much worse.
The Legend of Wonder Woman #1, by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon, is the first chapter of an extended take on Wonder Woman’s origin. The book opens with a history of the Amazons and Queen Hippolyta, leading up to Princess Diana’s birth. It then begins a story about Diana as a child, in which she has a preternatural sense that there’s something mystically askew on Paradise Island, and it may be causing horrifying monsters to attack.
De Liz and Dillon’s take on the young Diana is a delight for Wonder Woman fans. With her voluminous black hair and big blue eyes, the girl who would be Wonder Woman is immediately recognizable among the other young Amazons. She’s a very serious child who strains against the expectations of her royal mother, less interested in learning how to rule Themyscira than how to defend it.
Here at ComicsAlliance, we obviously have a vested interest in seeing comics bloggers do well with their various projects. That said, it's a lot easier to get behind stuff when it looks like it's going to be amazing, which is why we're all pretty excited about Kelly Thompson's Storykiller and the roster of incredible artists she's gathered to illustrate the special edition of her new novel.
As you might imagine from the title, Storykiller follows the adventures of a young woman named Tess Battle, who possesses both a giant black battleaxe and the ability to kill fictional characters, and it's set to be illustrated by CA favorites like Ross Campbell, Ming Doyle, Declan Shalvey and more. Check out the video and the full roster below!
Between IDW's new ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and specials, plus their hardcover reprints of Eastman and Laird's original series, it's not a bad time for those craving TMNT comics. In addition to these official stories, Luke Keith, Steve Lee, Jeremy Fiest and Ray Dillon have spent the better part of the year or so putting together a fan comic paying homage to the Green Machines, the first chapter of which is now available to read and download for free online...
Fan-made comic book movie trailers are pretty common fare these days. Some are excellent and show off passion and skill, others feel more like high school video editing class projects.
For the creators of the forthcoming "Dawn of the Ninja Turtles," the endeavor goes beyond three minutes of flashy images - the dudes are supposedly bringing a full-fledged fan film to audiences...
The couple have been busy illustrating titles like "Rogue Angel" and Jennifer Love Hewitt's upcoming "Music Box" from IDW in their Salina, Kan...