by Defne Sastim He’s invincible, he’s a smart-mouthed mercenary that kicks ass and calls people names, he’s sailing into a new ongoing for the first time in nearly two decades, and he’s…. Not Deadpool? That’s right, the new ongoing by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente, Slapstick, is surprisingly not yet another Deadpool comic (though it […]
Yesterday I mentioned Marvel’s push for a new geeneration of male characters like Solo, Thrasher and Mosaic. Slapstick, a Deadpooliverse character whose power is be a clown (timely) wqas a little too weird for print, but is getting his own digital-first comic from Marvel’s Infinite Comics line. BTW Slapstick was created in 1992 by Len Kaminski and […]
The second Special Edition: NYC comics-only show from ReedPop runs June 6-7 at Pier 94, and ReedPOP has just announced the first guests: Amy Reeder, Chris Claremont, Alex Maleev, Mark Texeira, Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, Kevin Maguire and Marguerite Bennett. Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, February 4 (THAT”S TODAY) at 12:00 PM EST. Unlike […]
The duo of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey have done it again in the 10th anniversary edition of their comic book series Action Philosophers. It’s available in late October from Dark Horse in a beautiful hardcover one volume edition with new cover art. This smart and witty non-fiction graphic book is the introduction to philosophy that should be required reading. I wish it had been around when I struggled through some of these works!
The series originally published by Van Lente and Dunlavey under their company Evil Twin Comics began life as a single issue comic book about Frederick Niestche, he of the “God is Dead” philosophy. The comic book proved to be so popular that the guys developed a series that was eventually distributed by Diamond. For those of you unfamiliar with the industry that’s pretty impressive for an indie company. With support and appreciation from the industry the series won a Xeric Grant in 2004, was nominated twice for an Ignatz award and lauded by the American Library Association. For Evil Twin Comics they’ve also created Action Presidents and The Comic Book History of Comics.
Valiant have absolutely blitzed it today, announcing a new initiative which will see a new series launch every month right through until September. Amongst the announcements are a Quantum & Woody/Archer & Armstrong crossover, and new books by Jen Van Meter, Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Joe Harris, Roberto De La Torre and Clayton Crain.
Dynamite have been conducting creator-on-creator interviews over the last few weeks, sending out the transcripts to various websites – ComicVine, Bleeding Cool, and so on. And here’s an interview between Vampirella writer Brandon Jerwa and The Mocking Dead’s Fred Van Lente – but what is The Mocking Dead, exactly?
Valiant have been trying a lot of new tricks this last year, with crossovers now a tried and true part of their comics universe. And now it’s been announced that 2014 will see another crossover kick off, as Bloodshot and The H.A.R.D. Corps will enter the world of Archer and Armstrong for a four-issue storyline.