“This issue is a tight story of trust all on its own, while at the same time establishing a foundation for future chapters to revisit. When I picked up this issue, I was surprised to discover Alan Grant’s name… I was drawn to this issue with the fervor of a fan attending a movie premiere just because his favorite actor makes a cameo.”
“One of the things that’s made this work for me is getting feedback from Andrew Cosby, who really nails what makes something pop a bit more; two minor changes he suggested in issue #1 made me go from “pretty happy” with the thing to “immensely proud.”
“Abraham’s artwork matches Giffen’s writing very well in the way they each create a balance between serious dramatic, realistic moments in some cases, and wild, silly slapstick or flippant dialogue in other cases.
“Â ”This use of humour is surprisingly refreshing, reminding me of some old Will Eisner Spirit stories I’ve recently read. As a kid growing up with comic book superheroes, especially DC superheroes, I suppose they did seem to take themselves too seriously much of the time.”
Just wanted to invite everyone to check out the Left On Mission site, blog and MySpace pages for the book. If you have not seen the announcement check here:
If you want to check out the very beginnings of our LOM website, it is here:
Or if you do MySpace, add us here:
I am really happy to be part of the Boom family of books and look forward to hearing feedback from you all. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them, as I am an internet nerd and will be checking back frequently.
LEFT ON MISSION
RR: Through the 1950′s EC’s crime, horror and sci-fi comics outsold all super hero books, can you see a day in the future when crime, horror and sci-fi comics sell in equal numbers to super hero books? Why or why not?
FF: Yes, I do see them selling well in the future. Look at all the fantastic crime books that are coming out recently like Cross Bronx, Criminal, and Left on Mission (shameless plug). Horror seems to be really coming back big-time too.
“Jeremiah Harm is dark, gritty, hard-core sci-fi…
“Giffen and Grant have crafted a winner with this title. Of course, the title character is a big draw, but Giffen and Grant also hook you with some of the best villains to ever grace a comic book panel. The sultry, scary Ayoma Skiver and the walking gas bag known as Brune Maze are just a couple of reasons why I can’t put this book down!”
The dark, slimy might of Cthulhu is being reawakened by writer Michael Nelson and artist Jean-Jacques Dzialowski, who are collaborating from opposite sides of the globe to unleash Boom! Studios’ The Fall of Cthulhu and the series they’ve produced.
The idea is to put into play the genesis of all the things that come after, says Nelson, a former English teacher now living in Los Angeles who is updating the Cthulhu mythos for a modern-day tale. After [issue #0] there’s going to be a lot of questions the reader is going to have, he explains, outlining his hope to re-appropriate characters and concepts from Lovecraft with their original themes and functions to make a story that resonates in the present day.
“The art is gritty and great by Lui Antonio. And I especially loved the cranky old Dreadnought which is a walking tank-machine that houses the soul of a fallen warrior too tough to stop fighting. There are some nice info pages in the back which fill the reader in on the intricacies of the characters. This serves as a good introduction to readers (like me) who know jack squat about this property. Issue two should be equally entertaining as the Dreadnought is unleashed into the battle.”
“…this new Whisper isn’t exactly the same as the one that preceded her, but Grant does logically bridge the fractions in a satisfying manner that sheds just enough information on the happenings of the old series without dwelling in it. This comic, thought done-in-one, is forward-looking.”Â