Although the 2015 MegaCon was conducted in mid-April, this year’s event just concluded since it was held at the Orange County Convention Center in the Orlando, Florida, area from Thursday, May 26, through Sunday, May 29. This year was also a four-day con, unlike the three-day one held last year. It was also the first year under new ownership.
When I was growing up, I loved 80-page Giants! In those days, these books cost like a quarter and were reprints from 5-10 years earlier. But I hadn’t read them, so I pored over each and every story! It was an adventure into tales I hadn’t read before, but still grew to love. DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is a lot like those wonderful comics. There’s a LOT going on, some of it touching on recent comics stories, others going back into previous DC storylines I enjoy remembering.
This Wednesday will be the beginning of the newest DC Comics event – Rebirth! DC Universe: Rebirth #1 will be available in two days! Eighty pages for just $2.99! Of course, DC hopes they’ll get a response closer to The New 52 than DCYou, but we’ll see. Rebirth is getting quite a lot of attention already, and some stores are doing special things to highlight this DC event.
There’s nothing better than a book that challenges my thinking while engaging me visually. Great plot, great art … it’s a combination that sends me to the comics shop every week! A perfect example of this is the ongoing series of graphic novels called Guerillas from Oni Press. This week, the third of the four books in the series hit the stands, and was it great!
Now the same animosity between Marvel and DC not only continues in the comics, but has moved to the movie theater and TV as well.
This week’s episode features two great interviews with creators at Insane Comics! First up is Brian Berg, co-creator of Ghost #1 with Wade Price. Here’s the book’s description: “Crescent City is a place of two worlds. One is of happiness and beauty, the other is a dark place of blood and pain. Corruption flows through the streets as gang leaders and killers make their mark in the deep south. Only one thing stands against them: an urban legend with a thirst for blood. A legend the city calls ‘Ghost.’” We talk about how this great comic came to be as
Matt Kindt can pitch curve balls like few others can, and I also admire his ability to make characters “real” to me. And he does all this while weaving tremendous sci-fi stories, too! For the last couple of years, he’s been doing more and more for Valiant, a company I really like, so I’ve been enjoying his work on Unity, Ninjak and Rai. The story of Rai is now continuing in 4001 A.D., and the debut issue has just hit the stands. To use the technical term, it’s a doozy!
Last week, I talked about Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) being held this past Saturday, May 7. I managed to get to three different stores on that day, and I noticed a few things I wanted to talk about. Also, friends attended other locations, and they also gave me things to talk about as well!
What makes a hero? That’s just one of the topics I discuss with Indie comics creator Jon Santana during episode 228! Jon’s writing shines in his creations Jaded, Wordsmith, Everhounds and Bejaded, a webcomic based loosely on Jaded.
Almighties Amass! This week’s episode features the return of indie comics creators Sam Johnson and Mike Gagnon as they update us on their Almighties series, including a new R-rated version of one of their books now available!