It was Grant Morrison's favorite comic of 2013, my favourite comic of the 21st century, and it delighted even the most stone-hearted of comic critics. Ballistic, a five-issue series from Black Mask by filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer and blockbuster artist Darick Robertson, last hit the streets in 2014. Now it's back --- collected, polished, buffed to a shine for your delectation. It's on your shop shelves now people! So what better excuse to look back on the career of Darick Robertson, and Ballistic in particular, with the man himself?
I'm starting to get the feeling that Garth Ennis doesn't like heroes very much. I don't mean superheroes, either. His ambivalence toward the spandex set is well-established and can easily be taken as read at this point. But heroes? The men and women we've built up to be larger than life and forces for good, immaculately moral and righteous? I'm starting to notice that he's pushing away from that concept in his work more and more often. He treats heroes like we would treat stereotypes or urban legends. He wants to debunk our idea of a hero, and it shows in his work.
Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson and Russ Braun's The Boys is a series that makes a point out of mining the darker underbelly of the superhero genre, in the process exposing more violent and sexual elements than many are comfortable with... including, it seems, o
So, what's the deal with Darick Roberston & Garth Ennis's The Boys? Is it a gross-out superhero parody, the book that "out-Preachers Preacher?" Is it a more straightforward narrative, an examination of how power corrupts? Is it a rocking action movie where hard men fight men with hard skin? Is it a story about manipulation and naïveté? Let's go with "all of the above." There are two issues left in Ennis and R
It's taken almost one hundred issues -- and two publishers -- but this November will see Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's cynical superhero thriller The Boys reach its conclusion with an extra-length 72nd issue that wraps up its run in suitably dramatic fashion.Dynamite Entertainment, which took over the publishing of the creator-owned series in 2007 with
We're rearranging Digital ComicsAlliance a bit, just to keep things fresh. From here on out, look for an in-depth review of one story and an assortment of brief reviews of other books that are worth reading digitally, posted every weekend. There are a lot
The Hero Initiative will be rocking Booth 1214 at this weekend's Wizard World Philadelphia! Booth guests include Arthur Suydam, Tom Raney and Scott Hanna!
Hero's benefit items will include products generously donated by Dynamic Forces such as The Boys #7 and The Boys paperbacks (in both unsigned versions, and signed by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson), and the Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1 Dynamite Cover and Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #3 Dynamite Cover by Arthur Suydam. Additional Garth Ennis and Stan Lee signed materials will al
If you frequent this site, I'll assume you read other comic sites. So, chances are you have heard of The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and how the title was dropped by Wildstorm/DC after six issues and is now being published by Dynamite Entertainment. Story goes, DC was not pleased with some of the content in the series and decided to let it go. Well, I never read the