The turn of Image to tease me with their forthcoming releases (details here).
Frank Cho Women – now this is what the fans really want. I think that Cho does draw a fine-looking female, but this is just baseless pandering. At least the cheesecake is hidden within story-telling in his other work. As Woody (of Quantum & Woody, for all you philistines out there) might say, there will be nippleage.
Astro GN is described as ‘beautifully painted graphic novel’. Does this mean that most painted graphic novels aren’t beautiful? Or that being beautifully painted is the only reason for this to exist? Surely the art in comic books is one of the most obvious selling points? Am I being a tad anal here?
Award for greatest title and promo text to Loaded Bible: Jesus vs Vampires One-shot:
In the near future, the United States is ruled by bloodsucking vampire hordes. Only one man can end their reign of terror: JESUS H. CHRIST. A tale of war, love, religion and severed heads, the controversial LOADED BIBLE answers an age-old question: “What Would Jesus Do?” Answer: He’d kick vampire ass.
Absolute genius. Not sure if the goods will be delivered, but it made me smile.
As a Warren Ellis acolyte, I have to mention Fell:
Another self-contained, standalone episode in the life of detective Richard Fell, working in the feral city of Snowtown. A place where things just get forgotten about. The small, decommissioned military storage facility on the north end of the docks. The nice girl from September Street who always said hello to the old men on the corner. The guy with the mark on his face who survived a walk on the dockside. Three things that connect into something Richard Fell isn’t going to forget for a long time…
I know I preach about his work but Ellis delivers the sort of comics I enjoy reading, and he gets damn good artists to work on them as well. And he is constantly trying new things and analyzing what he does. These are GOOD things and should be lauded.