‘The Flash’ Post-Show Analysis, Season 3, Episode 8: ‘Invasion!’
On this week’s episode, part two of a four-part crossover week across DC shows, aliens invade Central City, Flashpoint secrets get revealed, and Barry gets the gang together. “Invasion!” was directed by Dermott Downs from a script by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing.
Christa Faust And Gary Phillips On The True Stories Behind ‘Peepland’ [Creator Commentary]
Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime's collaboration has already produced a number of interesting and exciting crime comics, and their flagship title Peepland is the cream of the crop. Written by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, with art by Andrea Camerini, it's based on Faust's own personal experience of the seediest parts of Manhattan in the '80s, focusing on the peep shows of Times Squad. With one issue available now and another out this week, Titan has provided us with a creator commentary by Faust and Phillips, describing their thought processes behind each page, including stories from Faust's life, and notes about the real life inspirations for certain characters and locations.
Writer’s Commentary: Peter Milligan on ‘The Mummy’ #1
Titan is launching a whole line of comics based on the Hammer Studios horror films, starting today with The Mummy #1 by Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire. Milligan is a fascinating choice of writer for this project, best known for classic books like Shade the Changing Man and Enigma at Vertigo, and X-Statix at Marvel. Milligan writes cerebral and often surreal comics that are unlike anything else out there. Peter Milligan has provided ComicsAlliance with an exclusive commentary for The Mummy #1. This commentary contains spoilers, so if you haven't read the issue yet, pick it up online or in stores today, and come back here for the inside line.
The Horror in Hollywood: Jim Zub Takes Us Behind the Scenes on ‘Glitterbomb’ [Exclusive]
This fall, Jim Zub, Djibril Morissett-Phan, K. Michael Russell, and Marshall Dillon will launch Glitterbomb through Image Comics. The story follows an actress named Farrah caught in the Hollywood trap of daring to age, whose frustrations summon something from beyond --- something she may not entirely be able to control. This new horror comic hones in on the effects of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the terrifying results of its grind on the people it chews up. Ahead of Glitterbomb's release, Jim Zub takes us behind the scenes of the creation of the book, from its earliest days as a mere concept, all the way through the final printed pages kicking off the first issue.
Writer’s Commentary: Cavan Scott on ‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor’ #1
After a successful miniseries run with the character last year, Cavan Scott is reuniting with Doctor Who's Ninth Doctor --- brought to the screen by Christopher Eccleston --- for a second series from Titan Comics, this time on an ongoing basis, and joined by artist Adriana Melo and colorist Matheus Lopes. The first two issues are already out, and the third is on the way, but we wanted to go back to the start with Scott to learn a little bit more about his ideas and his vision for the series. Grab your copy of Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1 and read along as Scott offers a behind the scenes look at the series, complete with a rundown of the Easter eggs you might have missed!
Artist’s Commentary: Alan Quah Talks ‘Dark Souls’ #1
Earlier this month we shared writer George Mann's commentary for the first issue of the Titan Comics series Dark Souls, based on the hit action role-playing game set in a a primeval world of dragons, witches, and warriors. With the second issue arriving in stores this week, we've asked series artist Alan Quah to offer his insights on the creative process for the issue, and to share a few of his pencilled pages. So grab your copy of Dark Souls #1 and read along as Alan details his biggest challenges, his preferred storytelling methods, and the rewards of working on such an epic story!
Writer’s Commentary: George Mann Talks ‘Dark Souls’ #1
The hugely successful action role-playing game series Dark Souls allows players to immerse themselves in a primeval world of dragons, witches, and warriors as they try to piece together the parts of their characters' stories. Building on the world of Demon's Souls, and with three Dark Souls games to explore, the series has created a rich environment that Titan Comics hopes to develop further in its Dark Souls comic book series. The first issue sold out on its day of release, but Titan has rushed out a second printing, so on the day that the new edition hits stores, we asked series writer George Mann to provide exclusive commentary on the book, introducing us to some of the themes and Easter eggs and his own favorite pages from artist Alan Quah.
Michael Moreci and Matt Battaglia Introduce ‘Indoctrination’
Indoctrination is an upcoming Z2 Comics series from writer Michael Moreci and artist Matt Battaglia about two cops working with a terrorist to investigate a dangerous death cult. A supernatural-tinged thriller with a political twist, Indoctrination has a lot of big ideas to deliver on, and first-time comic artist Battaglia has to weave these elements together to create a sinister atmosphere of suspense. In order to get readers better acquainted with the world of Indoctrination, the creative team has provided ComicsAlliance with an exclusive commentary breaking down the elements of the first five pages of issue #1. It's a fascinating look at the choices they made, and the ideas that informed the series.
Comics Alliance Best of 2015: The Chip Zdarsky Award For Achievements In Working With Chip Zdarsky, Featuring Chip Zdarsky
Our judges have adjudicated; our readers have voted, and we’re proud to present to you a very special award; the Chip Zdarsky Award for Achievements in Working With Chip Zdarsky. We invited you to vote on all of Chip's major collaborators in 2015 (and we definitely didn't leave anyone out), and you chose a winner. Here's Chip Zdarsky himself, on this, the day officially commemorating his birth, to talk about all five nominees and the proud winner.
Writer’s Commentary: Cavan Scott on ‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor’ Issue #4
Writer Cavan Scott continues his commentary on the five issue mini series Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor with his notes on issue #4, exclusive to ComicsAlliance. Last time around, the Doctor truly came face-to-face with the mysterious Unon, and Jack and Rose found themselves in the wrong place during a supernova. Grab your copy of Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #4 and read along as the story heads towards its thrilling conclusion. Over to you, Cavan.