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It’s been a long time coming, but the graphic novel that Sean Von Gorman and I Kickstarted back in 2012 is finally done and about to go off to the printer’s. Kickstarter backers have received their digital copies (if you haven’t, there’s an update for backers-only on the KS project with a link to download) and some members of the press have gotten their review editions.
I’m also pleased to say that the print edition will feature a foreword by die-hard New Yorker, class act, and writer extraordinaire, Adam P. Knave.
If you happened to miss the Kickstarter, you can currently pre-order the book from my online store and it will ship after the Kickstarter folks receive their copies.
Much to my delight, response has been quite flattering so far. Thank you all. I wanted to post some of the love we’ve received, if only to remind myself that the two years it took to get this book out the door was worth it. Here’s what some awesome people are saying:
Hooboy, this was a hard one to not talk about. So, as announced today from San Diego Comic-Con, I’m doing an all-ages superhero book with the wonderful Monkeybrain Comics called CAPTAIN ULTIMATE. It’s written by me and my pal Benjamin Bailey, with art by Boykoesh, colors by the (recently Harvey Award Nominated!) Ed Ryzowski, and letters by Adam Pruett.
I won’t say a whole lot about it here, for two reasons: 1.) there’s going to be a crazy amount of interviews and such going up today across the web that I’ll be posting, and 2.) we’ve built a crazy awesome official blog for the book: captainultimate.wordpress.com!
There will be a bunch of neat stuff there, including previews (here’s a preview of issue #1!) and cool story-based stuff. At launch, we’ve got some fun character bios and what not that will be updated as the issues come out. We’ve got lots of stuff planned, so check out and subscribe to the Captain Ultimate blog for more info!
Our first issue is on sale now, and it’s a mere 99 cents on Comixology, so please give it a whirl. If you read it and you like it, tell your friends and subscribe so you never miss an issue!
A while back, I posted about the production of a Vic Boone anthology that Boone creator Shawn Aldridge was putting together for some other creators to muck about in the great universe he built. So, along with artist extraordinaire Joe Badon, this is our story — “Analogue.”
And if you’re not familiar with Vic Boone, you can get the entire first volume for $3 on Comixology.
Back when the Footprints trade came out and I was doing interviews and stuff, I was pretty adamant that we wouldn’t be doing any follow-up. But never say never, I guess.
As you may have seen on Twitter the last couple of weeks, Jonathan Moore and I have been teasing a new FP story, and well, I figured it was time to stop being coy about it. So yes, you’ll be seeing the return of Foot, Devil, Choop, and Nessy, along with some new friends and old enemies (as you’ll see below) in a brand new one-shot. Here’s a peek:
But wait, that’s not all:
On IGN Assemble! and IGN Comics in general we talk a lot about the greatness of The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens and everything that IDW has done with the character since the artist’s sad passing. The basic appeal of the story, to me, is that it’s inherently accessible. There is no continuity to restrict him. Every single story is contained within itself; all you need to know is “a pilot has a jet pack.” Not only that, but he’s a love letter to the Golden Age pulp heroes in such an effective manner that it’s so easy to forget he was only created in 1982.
What I’m saying is: if you’ve never read Dave Stevens’ original Rocketeer stuff, do so.
But I got to thinking about The Rocketeer movie for various reasons today — I fell into a YouTube vortex and ultimately somehow landed on The Rocketeer score which then snowballed into planning a tweet-a-thon of the movie tonight at 7 PM PST (join in, hashtag #TheRockAWho). The Rocketeer was pretty much panned when it was released in theaters in 1991, directed by Joe Johnston (also the director behind the similarly under appreciated superhero period masterpiece Captain America: The First Avenger).
I posted these on Tumblr the other day — some very cool promo shots from the upcoming Pawn Shop by myself and Sean Von Gorman. More soon!
Oh, and there’s this one too:
It’s been a while since I’ve updated on Pawn Shop, the graphic novel I Kickstarted with Sean Von Gorman last summer. We’re working hard with a projected release of Spring ’13. Expect to start seeing regular art updates from here on out. I’m really excited (and nervous) about this book. This one hurt to get out.
Anyway, here’s an early look at Sean’s sketches one of our four main protagonists, a teenager named Jen: