Writer Jay Faerber is best known within the comics industry for his work on his creator owned superhero series Noble Causes and Dynamo 5, as well as runs on Generation X and The New Warriors for Marvel. Now after more than a decade of writing superheroes, Faerber has hung up his cape to delve into a world hardboiled crime and get his hands dirty in the new ongoing series from Image Comics Near Death.
One of the newest series at Image Comics to start turning heads is Blue Estate. Written by Viktor Kalvachev, the series brings together Italian gangsters, desperate Hollywood starlets, bad B-Movie stars, private investigators, drug dealers and the L.A.P.D, as everyone scrambles for the millions of dollars being laundered by Russian mobsters. Blue Estate is eclectic and vibrant enough to keep readers on the edge of their seats, while flipping pages to find out what insanity lies around corner. Kalvachev’s Blue Estate delivers as a gritty, hard-hitting crime tale with great dialogue and frenzied non-stop action. The book plays out more
Last week, The Last Mortal #2 hit comics book stores from from Top Cow. The series documents the life of small-time hoodlum Alec King who botches a hit, and it costs him the life of his best friend. In an effort to end things once and for all, Alex attempts to commit suicide, but after the gun goes off he discovers he has been given the “gift” of immortality. The series is an extremely gritty crime-noir tale that brings to mind some of the genres best including David Lapham’s Stray Bullets and Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinx. MajorSpoilers.com caught up with
Mark Silvestri’s Image Comics imprint Top Cow Productions is best known for turning out darker superhero titles like Witchblade, The Darkess, Artifacts and Cyberforce. The company has expanded to form Minotaur Press, a subsidiary imprint through Top Cow, that releases comics that don’t fall under the superhero umbrella. The Flagship title from Minotaur Press is Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal, a dark twisted horror book that is already becoming one of the best new comic book series of 2011. The premise is simple but haunting, as readers watch Brian Cohn struggle to control his life-long battle with
Alan Robert has a built a legendary career as a musician over the past two decades. With his Brooklyn based outfit Life Of Agony, he helped record some now classic metal albums like “River Runs Red”, while touring with metal legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Type O Negative and Anthrax. Since then he has went on to explore his punk-rock roots in his new band Spoiler NYC, which sounds like the bastard child of Social Distortion and Rancid.
Brian Pulido has been instrumental to the world of horror comics, producing some of the biggest and best horror books to ever grace the shelves of comic shops. Pulido’s twisted creative gave birth to horror icons like Lady Death & Evil Ernie. In the early 90s Pulido launched Chaos Comics as a publishing house for his creations and was a trail blazer for independent comic book publishers. Chaos Comics quickly emerged as one of the leading independent comic publishers of the decade, achieving over thirty million dollars in sales in eight languages. Pulido & Chaos also helped pioneer the “bad
Jim Valentino is a comic book legend. Valentino’s work for Marvel Comics during the late ‘80s on titles like Guardians of the Galaxy were some of the best works of the era. In 1992, Valentino left Marvel Comics and founded Image Comics. There he opened the window for creator rights in the comics industry and let the world know it was possible to be successful outside of DC and Marvel with creator owned properties. Since then, Valentino has also been instrumental in helping establish the careers of some of the comic industry’s hottest creators, including Robert Kirkman and Brian Michael