Hip-Hop, sci-fi, and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year!
This week in Episode 243, I had a great time talking with comics scribe Eric Palicki, who created Orphans Volume One, Red Angel Dragnet Volume One and Fake Empire, all with various artists and now available in graphic novel format.
This week, it’s the return of Salvagers creator Bob Salley, who brings with him Kelly Bender from Starburn. We get the latest news from both creators about their sci-fi books, then we dive into an extended discussion about independent comics, including how each came up with their book concepts, how they were produced and what we might see from them in the future. If you didn’t get to attend the recent San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to tune in and listen to this dynamic panel discussion. I learned a lot, and I’m sure you will, too! http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/WComics185.mp3 Direct Download Subscribe
One of the things that today’s comics creators are doing to keep things fresh is to mix up two different genres. For instance, Daniel Corey recently started up Red City, a mixture of science fiction and crime drama. I continue to enjoy that book, by the way. But this week, I want to review the first issue of Copperhead, a blend of sci-fi and Western/cowboy sensibilities. This issue has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app,
Honestly, I thought Project Arbiter came out a few years ago. I say this because I was able to work with a number of these shots for a special effects course I took two or three years ago. If you haven’t seen Project Arbiter before now, be prepared for some 1940’s sci-fi action as a super suit takes on the Nazis.
Riddick is back, and this time he is stranded on an alien world, with bounty hunters after him, and they’re all trying to get off the planet before an unseen alien menace attacks. Sound a little familiar? Yeah, I imagine it does, but don’t let that put you off. Riddick’s return to the dark is…after the jump…
Ten Years ago we were given a real breath of fresh undead air with the genius, scary and damned hilarious Shaun Of The Dead. Hot Fuzz came next, which was action packed and bloody funny. Now the Cornetto Trilogy closes out with The World’s End, a sci-fi tale of friendship and individuality. But is it funny?