By Todd Allen
Mark Waid has been teasing his upcoming webcomics project(s) for a little while now. The same stuff that got him involved with this digital Nova comic Marvel’s putting out in relation to Avengers Vs. X-Men. As of today, you can download a free sample of his upcoming format.
A bit of advice? Save that PDF, don’t open it in the browser. Once it’s downloaded, open it in Acrobat (i.e. the PDF viewer) and hit the spacebar to advance panels and balloons. Waid describes this as a proof of concept piece. I find it similar to what Alex deCampi has been doing with the Valentine webcomic (also free).
“Luther,” Waid’s digital comic (not to be confused with the Idris Elba BBC detective show) is character piece about a developmentally disabled man in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-plagued southern state. Waid promises details of his formal projects on April 2nd. Which is to say he’s probably afraid we won’t take him seriously if he announces them on April 1st.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.