Comics and what's happenin'...
Above: Artwork from ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #119. Pencils by Rex Lindsey and inks by Al Nickerson.
Still busy inking. I just finished inking another rush job for Archie Comics. This was the first half, the first eleven pages, of ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #119. Amazing pencils, again, by Rex Lindsey. ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #119 is scheduled to be on sale in May.
I sent in my article for BACK ISSUE #39… the special "Mutants" issue. It was a tremendous joy to write about some of my favorite comics… John Byrne and Chris Claremont’s UNCANNY X-MEN. I got some wonderful feedback from both John Byrne and Roger Stern for the article. BACK ISSUE #39 is scheduled to be on sale in July.
Also, INVINCIBLE #49 came out this week. ATOMIC ROBO#6 came out last week. It’s like Christmas time in April!
Paul Castiglia (P.I.C. friend and comics creator) sent me a press release concerning MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES. Apparently, he’s gotten a new distributor for the comic:
JMG Comics, a division of JMG Studios, and Haven Distributors, formerly Cold Cut Comics, are pleased to announce a partnership. The arrangement will bring JMG Comics’ titles into comic shops starting with JMG’s first series, MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES.
MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES brings classic bible heroes to life in a whole new way. Drawn in the popular manga style and featuring "mecha" (robots), a mainstay of manga, this new series is sure to satisfy fans of imaginative action and adventure. The characters, themes and stories remain the same, only the setting has changed – to a futuristic world of aliens, robots and advanced technology.
The first issue, shipping in May, re-imagines the tale of David, the shepherd boy who took down the giant, Goliath. The 32-page, full-color comic book retails for $2.25 US.