Continuing our “Comixology Sunday” feature here…. For the few people out there who have never read Planetary by Warren Ellis, John Cassady and Laura DePuy, you can get a taste of what it’s about with a free download of issue #1.a free download of issue #1. The late 90s were a golden era for professional […]
If you haven’t signed up for Warren Elis’s newsletter…you should. It’s fierce, dark and full of information. Like the baove promo art for The Wild Storm by John Davis Hunt. This title, to be written by Ellis, the the lead in the Young Animal-style WildStorm imprint come form DC next year. While very very little […]
Well they’ve been teasing the return of Wildstorm for a while, and Comicbook.com just made it official: the long running imprint is coming back with Warren Ellis as the “curator” of a rebooted Wildstorm Universe. The line will debut in February with Ellis writing the lead book, The Wild Storm, which will have art by Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room). […]
And here’s another second look at a comics property that already had a time at the dance—Global Frequency, already the subject of a failed project way back in the prehistory of 2005, is getting another look as a TV show, with Jerry Bruckheimer once again leading the way.
As you may have recalled, Ridley is actually one those big comics fans in Hollywood and spent a while writing comics for Wildstorm, including a run on the Authority, the mini-series Razor’s Edge: Warblade, and The American Way. The latter is a book that really deserves to be on more comics reading lists—an 8 issue mini-series drawn by Georges Jeanty and Karl Story that has similar themes to Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier about the cold war and superheroes, but treats them with a much harsher view. The book follows the government’s development of the Civil Defense Corps, a pr-driven team of superheroes introduced in the early 60s, and the turmoil that stem from the first African-American member in the Civil Rights era. A lot of comics mini-series have tried to be “the Next Watchmen” and The American Way is one of the few series that takes that tired “What if superheroes really existed???” idea and gives it a take based on the real world and not the imagined one.