IDW Publishing is happy to announce DOOMSDAY.1, a new four-issue miniseries coming in May from legendary comics mastermind John Byrne! Harkening back to Byrne’s earliest days in comics, DOOMSDAY.1 tells the thrilling tale of seven adventurous astronauts, who watch in horror, aloft in the International Space Station, as most of Earth is annihilated by a titanic solar flare.
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This week, we are pitting writer/artists against one another. It’s fairly simple – of the two writer/artists presented, which could run circles around the other?
Neal Adams (born June 12, 1941) is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Adams was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.
John Lindley Byrne (born July 6, 1950) is a British-born Canadian-American author and artist of comic books. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on nearly every major American superhero. Byrne’s better-known work has been on Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them, and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four (where he also started inking his own pencils). During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including Next Men and Danger Unlimited. He also wrote the first issues of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy series and produced a number of Star Trek comics for IDW Publishing.
(San Diego, CA; February 26, 2009) — Itâ€™s a union based on super powers, learning your place in the world, and danger!
In this latest collection of stories from the mind and pen of John Byrne, IDW packs two time-lost series togetherâ€”Danger Unlimited and Babe.
First up is the four-part Danger Unlimited, the first universe and characters Byrne created after leaving Marvel. In DU, the year is 2061, and long ago alien forces conquered the Earth, making sure to eradicate all humans with super powers to ensure their continued reign over the planet. But an unexpected survivor from the past, and the powers he possesses, soon proves to be the catalyst needed to wretch control away from the invaders.
The super group Danger Unlimited is reborn, but their tale is far from over.
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