This column focuses on the comics industry, so even though a lot of awful things took place this past weekend, including a mass killing not far from where I live in Central Florida, it’s important to talk about a trend I’ve been noticing recently when it comes to the genre.
Image Comics’ imprint Shadowline is expanding the Definitive Ted McKeever collection to include McKeever’s Eisner-nominated Eddy Current story. McKeever’s EDDY CURRENT begins with its titular hero confined to an asylum until a mail-order Dynamic Fusion Suit allows him to escape and pursue his dream of saving the world. This definitive edition continues the tradition set by volume one, TRANSIT, by featuring EDDY CURRENT as never before with the complete, re-mastered story and many never or rarely seen pieces. The black and white The Definitive Ted McKeever Library, Volume 2: Eddy Current arrives December 17, 2008 and will sell for $34.99.
Looks like IDW has scrapped plans for a mini-series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars series. The news comes from artist Ted McKeever’s website: Hey readers, I’ll get right to the point. The Princess of Mars project is now officially dead in the water. Two covers done, and the first half of the first issue completed, and word comes that IDW has decided it best not to continue with the project.