In this issue: Superman gets another book, She-Hulk is red, RASL does some dimension hopping, and the show goes off the rails… again…
Show Notes after the Jump!
It’s finally here! The universe hopping adventures of Dr. Robert Johnson come to a close with an explosive reveal you may have to read a couple of times to believe. Jeff Smith’s journey with RASL wraps and Major Spoilers has the review after the jump!
While news that RASL (and BONE) is getting the digital comics treatment from comiXology is really cool, I couldn’t help but see this little bit of information from creator Jeff Smith that has me quite down.
In fact, RASL will probably be my last serialized comic book…RASL #15 will be the last issue.
If you haven’t read the book, then you are missing out on a fascinating story. Of course the every other month (or later) release schedule probably hurt ongoing sales.
On the plus side, the collected edition should be an awesome read.
“I think the RASL collection will be close to 600 pages when it’s all said and done, so it’ll look nice and chunky sitting next to BONE.
Jeff Smith has posted a sneak peek of RASL #11 that arrives in stores next week, that you can check out, after the jump!
Options can be had a dime a dozen, and there’s no guarantee that once a film is optioned that it will be made into a movie. According to Variety, Producer Lionel Wigram has picked up the rights to Jeff Smith’s RASL series.
The title character is a former military scientist who’s become an art thief with the ability to hide out in parallel worlds.
Wigram is the producer of the Sherlock Holmes movies, and he does have experience with comic book to movie adaptations, so here’s hoping RASL gets made, and is a huge success.
When you jump from one universe to another using Tesla technology, there’s a good chance you are going to make a few enemies, reacquaint yourself with friends thought gone, and maybe, just maybe, meet someone more powerful than you.
Are we really only up to issue #6 in one of the most interesting mystery sci-fi adventure stories being produced? The Rasl story takes an interesting turn as readers unlock the next clue to the technology that powers the universe jumping technology.
Jeff Smith just returned from the Retailer Summit in Baltimore, where he unveiled the cover to RASL #7, arriving in February.
Got a lot of great feedback on RASL, which was nice. Above is the art for the cover of #7, which will be in the Diamond catalog for items shipping in Feb. Starting with #7 next year RASL will begin shipping bimonthly. The second collection, RASL 2: The Fire of St. George should drop in April. Amazing color from Steve, huh? Wild!
My biggest concern with the RASL has been its shipping schedule. Going bimonthly is certainly a step in the right direction, but a monthly schedule would really rock.
So wonderful, and yet so frustrating.Â That pretty much sums up my thoughts on Jeff Smithâ€™s RASL #5, as I read the final page of the fifth issue.
Man, this series can not come out often enough. I love it from top to bottom.Â Jeff Smith has posted a sneak peek of Rasl #5 up on his Boneville website, and they are worth checking out.Â The issue is scheduled to arrive July 15, 2009.
Some answers and a few problems
If you forgot Rasl #4 hit stores this week, you probably arenâ€™t alone.Â Itâ€™s been six months since issue #3 graced the shelves, so it is understandable if your brain blocked the issue from your memory.Â However, if you didnâ€™t pick up the issue, you are missing out on some juicy new tid-bits of information that will make the conspiracists chatter for months.
Bending space just got a whole lot more interesting
If you havenâ€™t read the first two issues of Jeff Smithâ€™s RASL, stop reading right now, call or visit your local comic shop, and beg your shop keeper to get you those precious issues.Â Without them, your life is not complete.Â Okay, so maybe Iâ€™m exaggerating just a bit, but the fact remains, RASL proves that indie titles can be good, and sometimes even awesome.