“This new effort from GÃƒËœDLAND‘s Joe Casey is an excellent first issue, setting up status quos and then smashing them with deftness and aplomb. This is a bit like Wanted‘s smarter brother, with more twists and turns in the first issue than many current “big event miniseries” can manage in their entirety.
” Writer Michael Alan Nelson creates one of the more nerve-racking single issues I can remember (actually, I can only remember one other nerve-racking single issue). Nelson’s trick is starting the comic with immediate danger and just making it worse and worse.
“Nelson kept playing with me. Instead of resolving that situation, he created a new one, a less harmful one, and then relieved a bunch of the stress with that second situation, only to rack up the original situation a few more notches.
“Joe Casey lays out the background expediently, moving characters into place quickly and giving us a couple of surprise payoffs that I can’t reveal here before it’s done. Bax and Webb make a fine showing on the art. This could be one to watch.”
On a final note, everyone be sure and switch over to the Sci Fi Cannel tonight and give Eureka a glance. Sci Fi’s been pretty amazing with their original programming over the last few years, and this looks to be pretty terrific. Andy Cosby, another chum from the old Malibu days, created the series and I believe wrote the pilot. If you’ve read X-Isle from Boom Studios, you’ll have an idea of just how talented this guy really is, and how cool the show will be. Check it out. I command it.
Come by and see:
Yoshitaka Amano, Paul Azaceta & Tom Sniegoski (Talent), Joe (Black Plague) Casey, Andrew (X Isle, Cthulhu Tales) Cosby, Kody (Tag) Chamberlain, Joe (Hero Squared) Abraham, the boys from the BLVD: Tommy Lee Edwards, John Paul Leon, Trevor Goring, Sean Chen & Bernard Chang, Michael Alan (Second Wave, X Isle) Nelson, Dave (Cthulhu Tales, Zombie Tales) Johnson, Johanna (The Savage Bros, Cthulhu Tales) Stokes, E.M. (Tag) Gist, Rafael (The Savage Bros) Albuquerque, and I’m thinking that some time Ron Lim will be swinging by.
SDCC exclusive edition of Yoshitaka Amano’s HERO, limited to 500 pieces.
THE SAVAGE BROTHERS #1 convention exclusive cover, limited to 500 copies.
THE SAVAGE BROTHERS video game.
the DAVE JOHNSON SKETCHBOOK hardcover.
Last post until then! See you there!
Uni ‘Tags’ Platt for comic adaptation
Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to “Tag,” a horror comic book published by Boom! Studios. Marc Platt will produce the adaptation along with Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby via their Boom Entertainment Inc. banner.
“Tag” is set in motion when an average Joe strolls down the street after a fight with his girlfriend when a random stranger tags him, handing off an ancient pagan curse. He begins to literally die, seeing his body begin to decompose every day before his very eyes. Cursed, he must either surrender or find the next victim to tag. (Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel)