Thursday, November 15, 2007
I'm off to the Dublin City Comic Con tomorrow and let me tell you, I can not wait.
I've barely left the house since our son Jake was born in June and - much as I'll miss his gormless gummy grin for the next few days - I feel like I've earned a breather.
And of course, by "breather" I mean "many, many pints of Guinness in the fine company of Jim Lee, Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, Paul Cornell, Ai Granov, Liam Sharpe, Simon Bisley, C.B. Cebulski, Nick Roche, John McCrea, Ben Oliver, Carlos Pacheco, Doug Braithwaite, Stephen Mooney, Stephen Thompson and my most excellent friend Jock."
"Breather" just seemed, I dunno... pithier.
See you there?
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Do you miss PREACHER? I miss PREACHER. I remember picking up the first issue and thinking, "Finally!"
Finally a comic for people like me. Finally a comic for the regular guy in the street. Finally a comic I can show to my brothers, who love tough-guy movies as much as anyone but wouldn't piss on a comic shop if it was on fire.
(I've always been the black sheep of the family in that regard. If by "black" you mean "comic-reading" and by "sheep" you mean "nerd").
SCALPED is the new PREACHER.
If, like me, you're gut-sick of comics being polarized between marketing-driven spandex continuity clusterfucks on the one side, and too-cool-for-school indie posturing on the other, you'll love SCALPED.
If you're into HBO or Tarantino or Scorsese or Eastwood or Peckinpah, you'll love SCALPED. It'll kick your ass hard and leave you coming back for more. And I'm not just saying that because my good mate Jock is rocking the covers.
SCALPED writer Jason Aaron doesn't just talk the talk - he's walking the walk too, putting his money where his mouth is by offering you a money back guarantee if you buy the first trade paperback collection SCALPED: INDIAN COUNTRY, and don't like it. But it's a pretty safe bet because, trust me, you're gonna want more.
Don't believe me? Download the first issue for free at DC Comics.com, and once you hit that bitch-slap of a last-page reveal, you're gonna go pick up the trade to find out what happens next. Then head over to www.Scalped.info to see what guys like Brian K. Vaughan, Garth Ennis, Ed Brubaker and, hell, Playboy magazine are saying about the best new series in comics.
We need more comics like SCALPED. Buy it. Tell your friends.
This is the good shit, and it deserves your support.