Happy new comics day, everyone – what are we all reading?
In this installment of Comics Relief, see what Thanos’ son has been up to, spend some money in the Top Shelf shop (but not too much, it’s a sale), and find out what the writer behind the Fantastic Four movie would do if he got his hands on Lobo.
Top Shelf Is Throwing a Massive Sale (And You’re All Invited)
Top Shelf just launched their regular blowout sale for those of you who are still fans of print books. The publisher is offering some great deals on hardcovers like Alan Moore’s third volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ($15), and the massive Infinite Kung Fu ($10). The sale runs through September 26.
Marvel Brings Thanos: A God Up There Listening to Print
The Infinite Comics digital book is coming to print in October, as writer Rob Williams lets readers spend some time with Thanos’ son, Thane. This morning, the publisher released a preview and the cover in a press release:
Read a Free Chapter of Spy Drama Zero
This Bosnia-set chapter of Ales Kot’s spy comic Zero is up for grabs today through publisher Image. The series imagines what would happen if James Bond existed in the real world, and this, the ninth chapter, follows arms dealer Roman Zizek in the middle of the bloody ethnic conflict.
[via Ales Kot]
The Walking Dead Gets an Artist’s Edition
Image has decided to show the last major arc in The Walking Dead some love with an Artist’s Proof Edition of issues #115-126, “All Out War.” The 12-issue arc will be presented with Charlie Adlard’s raw pencils as Rick’s and several other communities confront the villain Negan and his band of “Saviors.” The 248=page hardcover will be on shelves October 1 in comic shops and October 8 in book stores.
Comics Bulletin Takes a Look at Classic Marvel Graphic Novels
The publisher has shied away from graphic novels in recent years, but once upon a time, the House of Ideas was the House of glossy, standalone books. Comics Bulletin’s Chris Wunderlich takes a look at John Byrne’s Marvel Graphic Novel #18: She-Hulk, Ernie Colon’s Marvel Graphic Novel #44: Ax, and Don McGregor’s Marvel Graphic Novel #7: Killraven.
[via Comics Bulletin]
Bleeding Cool Deconstructs Grant Morrison
With his horror comic Annihilator out this week from Legendary, Bleeding Cool dissects the work of writer Grant Morrison. This time out, writer Adam X. Smith looks at the dueling morality at the heart of Morrison’s Animal Man run.
I have my own interview with Morrison about Annihilator, which you can read right here.
[via Bleeding Cool]
Just let me write a LOBO movie for Danny McBride to star in. You don’t have to pay me. Just let me write it.
— Slater (@jerslater) September 5, 2014
Please Let Danny McBride as Lobo Happen
Fantastic Four writer Jeremy Slater has some thoughts about a possible Lobo movie that I can’t help but agree with.
[via Comic Book Movie]