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Image Expo: Straczynski and Sienkiewicz announce ALONE

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Image Expo is unrolling right now and news is coming out on the Image Comics twitter feed.

It will be the hardest to spell EVER comics series. Straczynski and Sienkiewicz!

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  1. “It’s a brand new idea in comic book storytelling.,” Stracyznski said. “Basically, I do two issues, then I quit. So the audience has to come up with the ending themselves.”

  2. I love how Eric Stephenson and David Brothers railed against Before Watchmen, and now they’re giving us a book from two of the people who worked on that series (and plenty more JMS besides). In comics, no one is immune to star fucking.

  3. >> I love how Eric Stephenson and David Brothers railed against Before Watchmen, and now they’re giving us a book from two of the people who worked on that series (and plenty more JMS besides). In comics, no one is immune to star fucking.>>

    It’s almost as if they thought doing BEFORE WATCHMEN was a bad idea, not that the people who worked on it aren’t talented creators who they’d like to see do new stuff of their own.

  4. “A series that’s going to deconstruct comic storytelling” doesn’t really say anything to me – OK, that’s the academic angle, what’s the angle in terms of actual story?

    But more “Book of Lost Souls?” That I’m glad to hear about. That book had great potential and was never really given a chance to go anywhere.

  5. Wait, isn’t David Brothers the quality control guy there? I mean, he’s doing behind the scenes work on books, but he’s not in charge of what the Image higher ups approve as comics. He didn’t suddenly start working for DC or something.

    And Stephenson might not like BW, but I didn’t think he had decreed that creators who were involved with those books were banned from Image work. Seemingly his beef is more with the people who approved the creation of BW in the first place.

  6. Waste of a great artist. And he probably will, like Chris Weston, spend years hearing people complain that his series isn’t finished when it’s not his fault.

  7. I don’t think publishers blacklisting a creator for his views or even his previous work would be something good for the industry. (Google “HUAC blacklist” if you’re unconvinced.)

  8. It’s Bill Sienkiewicz. Who CARES what the storyline is about! :) It could be six issues of people eating cereal and I’d STILL buy it! – Bill Sienkiewicz!

    With that said, I wish people would stop using the word “series” so freely. It’s confusing as crap anymore to figure out if a book is a mini-series or a series (which to me means ONGOING) because everyone interchanges those terms all the time.

  9. I would LOVE to read another comic by Sienkiewcz. He’s one of my favorite comic artists but it’s a damn shame JMS is writing it.

    When I was at the expo, my heart shank when I heard the news.

    A great idea with a great artist but with a writer I want nothing to do with.

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