Roland Mann has been a writer, an editor, a teacher, a speaker and, most importantly, a comics creator! This week, in Episode 181, we chat about his creations, including Demon’s Tails, focusing on a character he made for Cat & Mouse, and Krey, the story of a barbarian human in a world with humanity and mutants constantly in a state of war. He shares many great stories about his experiences working in this crazy comics industry, but you’ll particularly want to hear what he shares about Malibu being acquired by Marvel a while back! He just might clear up a
“All of us are free, but not each of us.” I always love it when a novel or short story is converted into the comics format. That’s because those forms of storytelling usually have a clear beginning, middle and end. Comics, on the other hand, often have ongoing storylines that go for years (sometimes even decades) at a time. That’s because comics are a habitual medium – the company and creators want you to buy their product each and every month! Not only that, science fiction often deals with subjects comics tend to avoid. This series, basic on Robert Heinlein’s
I reviewed the first issue of this miniseries, and I now get to wrap things up by talking about its final issue! What a terrific ride it’s been! The “Invasion America” story reaches its exciting conclusion as Agent Nick Morgan and his doppelgänger, Nicholas, race to prevent Mackenzie Cartwright from dropping the Rapture Device on “our” Washington, D.C. It’s a game-changing issue featuring triumph, tragedy, and a betrayal that will reveal the ultimate enemy of the multiverse.
I’ve long been a fan of crime stories as well as science fiction. So I was very happy to find out that this comic actually brings both genres together. What’s also very cool is Daniel Corey, who brought the excellent Moriarty comic series to life not very long ago, is scripting this fascinating book as well! I’m sold!
There are a lot of cool toys out there in the various worlds of fiction. Who wouldn’t want to take a few potshots at a mynock with a Wookiee bowcaster, or perhaps get behind the joystick of a colonial Viper? For that matter, I might enjoy the use of a Tron light-cycle, avoiding all the problems of parking and storage of my enormous Chrysler. Widget suggested that she would want to have a floating chair from ‘WALL•E’ (proving that kids sometimes miss the point of movies), while my wife wanted access to a Star Trek transporter pad, all of which
Press Release LOS ANGELES, CA What: Launch event to celebrate the debut of issue #1 of Days Missing, a new comic book mini-series published by Archaia and Roddenberry Productions. Days Missing is a new science-fiction mini-series about an individual known as The Steward, who can erase days from human existence as if they never happened. Copies of issue #1 will be available for purchase for just 99 cents and can be signed. Cocktails will be served. Who:Â Â The creator of Days Missing, Trevor Roth, and Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Productions and son of founder Gene Roddenberry, will be on
Those guys and gals over at Boom! Studios are a pretty smart bunch. If you follow all the news they put out (nearly all of it here on the Major Spoilers site), you’ll notice an interesting trend, and can connect the dots to what is happening next in the company and the industry as a whole. The Disney/Boom! Kids deal didn’t come as a shock, and with the latest news that Boom! has signed an agreement with Harper Collins Canada, shifting trends with the distribution market could be hidden in the company press release. We are extremely excited about this
Press Release This July writer Nick Spencer and illustrator Ronald Salas give one man the chance to start life anew after dying in the science fiction romp, EXISTENCE 2.0. “I brought this book to Image, because in all my years of reading comics I’ve never quite seen anything like it,” Image Comics Vice-President Jim Valentino said. “The way Nick and Ron combine the standard tropes of crime and science fiction to create something wholly new blew me away. It’s a comic I had to read and I couldn’t be happier to publish it.” EXISTENCE 2.0 begins moments after self-absorbed physicist
IDW has announced it is reviving long out of print science fiction tales in its New Classics of the Fantastic line.Â First up from the company will be the Hugo Award-winning Nightwings by Robert Silverberg. Earthâ€™s long descent into hopelessness and despair created a civilization divided into guilds. One such guild is the Watchers, charged with keeping vigilant watch over the heavens against the alien invasion prophecy has long expected. But in a moment of weakness one skeptical Watcher is distractedâ€¦ and the attack begins! Spared from destruction during the fateful invasion, the Watcher soon travels from the ancient city
The scifi horror tale The Amory Wars is back to complete the saga created by Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of prog-rock supergroup Coheed and Cambria.Â The first issue of The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade, Volume 2 is in stores now. THE AMORY WARS follows the science fiction/horror saga of the close-knit Kilgannon family, who are placed in the center of a cataclysmic terrorist plot led by the evil Supreme Tri-Mage, Wilhelm Ryan. “THE AMORY WARS is a visual expression of the conflicts and relationships we explore in our songs,” Sanchez said in a prepared statment.Â “You don’t