I have loved Bart Sears’ art ever since I first saw his work in Justice League: Europe. He always adds a layer of creativity that makes what I’m reading not only pop off the page, but explode off it. I hadn’t seen much from him recently, but that’s now changed as of the recent Heroes Con. I discovered that he had formed Ominous Press back in the 1990s, which highlighted his own creations. Well, he’s bringing those characters back, and he’s enlisted other strong creators to join him in making their adventures sparkle for today’s readers! OMINOUS PRESS WORLD PREMIERE
For a superheroine who’s been around since the Golden Age of comic books, Wonder Woman never had an origin reboot until 2011. The story was always that Hippolyta wanted a child, crafted one from clay and wept over the child all night until she emerged as a micro version of the Diana Prince we know and love. In one of the best moves of the inception of DC’s New 52 universe, writer Brian Azzarello grounds her conception and birth – for lack of a better word. Now, Wonder Woman is an illegitimate daughter of Zeus – a demi goddess among
Wrath of the Titans opened this weekend, with results about half of what its predecessor made. A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father
Stripped of his powers, and forced to walk the Earth as a mortal, Hercules now fights without the aid of his godly heritage. Can the son of Zeus beat back the evil that encroaches upon his territory, and can he find a warm place to sleep? Take the jump, and find out!
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, a listener calls in to pose a question to the Major Spoilers Crew: Are comic book characters this generations modern myths in the way that Hercules, Zeus and the rest were to the olden age?Â Comic book characters do appear to fill out the role, but is it true or just a bunch of junk? As always, the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you. You can use the comment section below, drop us a voice mail by calling (785) 727-1939, or record your comments and
Press Release OLYMPUS, the upcoming action series of mythological proportions from Image Comics, is looking to reach out to the many comic book retailers supporting the title with an incentive to boost customer awareness! “Christian and I have worked hard to interact with as many retailers as we can, and the response has been magnificent and overwhelming,” Edmonson said. “Unlike other entertainment mediums, comics does not thrive on the airwaves, but in the comic shops.Â It is a small-business driven industry, and that allows us the unique and rewarding opportunity to reach out to shop owners around the country.” Effective
I like comic book stores that really get into Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2, 2009).Â Sure, having a gigantic selection of free comics is a good idea, but those stores that bring in special guests are cranking the event up to the next level.Â Take Zeus Comics for example; the store not only has ordered 4000 comics but is bringing in some cool guests. Scott Kurtz: creator of PVP, Ding!, co-creator and writer of Truth, Justin and The American Way. Matt Sturges: writer of House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo Comics. Kristian Donaldson:
Press Release 25 March 2009 (Berkeley, CA) – Image Comics, Nathan Edmondson and Christian Ward reveal the secret life of the gods through the eyes of the Brothers Gemini in OLYMPUS, an all-new full color ongoing series beginning this May! “Christian Ward and I created OLYMPUS as a barrel of powder, and along came the good folks at Image with the match,” Edmondson said.Â “To see our living vision presented to the world by such an excellent and widely-received publisher is an honor.” OLYMPUS begins with the Brothers Gemini, 3,000 years after Zeus has granted them eternal life in exchange