The Witcher: Of Flesh And Flame #1 Writer: Aleksandra Motyka Artist: Marianna Strychowska Colorist: Lauren Affe Letterer: Steve Dutro The Witcher franchise is no stranger to comics. Dark Horse has managed to keep Geralt of Rivia’s story, the titular Witcher, expanding at a steady but measured pace. One tends to wonder why the series hasn’t […]
If fantasy stories have taught us anything, it’s that not even the world of magic can escape the snares of politics. From Game of Thrones to Harry Potter, the problems that plague the characters of these stories stem from all-consuming political systems and machinations that force magic to become the only source of hope in […]
With the Fall 2018 issue of the Park Slope Reader this past October has come a new installment of the beautifully drawn, historically-tinged, fantasy mystery Tales of the Night Watchman: The Ghost Train. The Night Watchman returns with the hard work of writer Dave Kelly, artist Simon Fraser, colorist Gary Caldwell… The story of the phantom […]
From humble self-made beginnings to big name publishing, Andrew MacLean brings forth an exciting, unique, dark, hilarious epic with the adventure of Norgal, a.k.a. The Head Lopper. I have to say, amidst the usual organized chaos that is the New York Comic Con artist alley, I had a very fun, memorable conversation with MacLean about […]
The four-issue miniseries is set in a world where aliens and humans live side-by-side in society.
Swordplay? Check! Norse Cities in the Sky? Check! Centaurs? Check! Bitter Feuding Brothers Unite to Fight a Bigger Threat? Check!
The first issue of the follow-up miniseries is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.
“We wanted little kids reading the book to see that they could go to San Francisco and in essence walk the path that they walked and feel like that you could be on their adventure too.”
“There are only two questions you can answer if you’re going to write: What is it, or what if. No genre but fantasy lets you answer so successfully for ‘what if.’”