Sight #1 is another
amazing series from AfterShock with this opening issue being one of the
best from the publisher so far. Giving us an intriguing premise full of surreal
moments, the creative team introduce us to the characters brilliantly.
horror tale. Hine always does a great job of characterization, and this debut issue
is a perfect example of it.
Second Sight is a horror story in the vein of
Silence of the Lambs…for fans of this kind of story, it could easily stand
alongside classics of the genre.
The art captures the tone of
the book brilliantly, with a level of realism that seems to becoming a bit of a
statement of purpose for AfterShock
Hine has dared
to write a story that will challenge and disturb you…Second
Sight is clever,
compelling and courageous, tackling taboo subjects and presenting a complex
character study that breaks away from all conventions in this genre. It doesn’t
get much better than this.
Second Sight was nominated for Broken Frontier Awards Best Limited Series of 2016
Traditionally The Bulletproof Jukebox has featured nothing much more recent than 1966. As an antidote and to see in a new year, I'm handing the jukebox over to Destroyovski to share his current fave tracks. He recommends 350 mics of Lucy as an accompaniment (whatever that means)
Cowboys and Insects first appeared as a digital comic on Aces Weekly back in June of 2013. It is still available there and on Comixology as part of the Aces Weekly anthology. Now for you print addicts, it is also on its way as a collector's edition one-shot from Floating World Comics, publishers of such fine works as Bartkira.
If you like The Bulletproof Coffin you're going to love Cowboys and Insects - a tale of paranoia, love and betrayal in a world where rugged riders risk their lives to put tasty giant bugs on the dinner tables of America.
To avoid missing out on this retro classic comic, please ask your comic store to order a copy for you. Tell them Kane and Hine sent you...
Today is the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest and most pointless battles of human history.
Back in 2008, when I was writing SPAWN for Todd McFarlane and Image comics, I was using one-off stories to explore the ancestry of Al Simmons and his family. One of those stories was set in the First World War at the Battle Of the Somme. Artist, Mike Mayhew, pulled out all the stops on this one, hiring actors to pose in costume for the sake of authenticity. Though some of the events are obviously fictional as you can see from the cover, the descriptions of the battle are accurate.
Spawn #179 was edited by Brian Haberlin, Art by Mike Mayhew with colours by Andy Troy and letters by Tom Orzechowski.
My new creator-owned comic, Second Sight, is on sale Wednesday February 10th at all good comic shops. If you are in London, you can drop in to Orbital Comics (8, Great Newport Street, WC2H) from 6-7pm and get a signed copy from me.
This comic is very special for me. It's a concept I've worked on for a couple of decades now in various forms, and I'm very happy to finally see it in print from the amazing new independent publisher, Aftershock. Thanks to editor, Mike Marts for having faith, and Alberto Ponticelli on pencils, John Kalisz on colours and Jimmy Betancourt on letters, for making the book look amazing.
And here is an exclusive preview of the pencils by Alberto Ponticelli for the cover of issue #5...
FASTER THAN LIGHT is an ongoing series from Image Comics created by Brian Haberlin and Skip Brittenham and featuring digital from Brian with colours by Gierrod VanDyke.
I've worked with Brian and Gierrod before during my run on Spawn, so I was very pleased to be invited to work on a new digital comic: FASTER THAN LIGHT - THE MISSION LOGS. This series of one-shots will be filling the gap while the monthly printed version rests between story arcs. It will be available online and will be completely free!
You can click on the link below to go directly to the Faster Than Light web page and see some preview art showing how I'm working with Brian, writing script and supplying layouts, a method we occasionally used on Spawn. You can also register there to join the Mission Logs Network, so you will know when there is a new free story available. Don't miss this one. It's a must for any fan of science-fiction.
Okay, here it is! I can now show you some preview art from my new creator-owned book SECOND SIGHT from AfterShock Comics.
It's a huge pleasure to be working again with Mike Marts, the editor-in-chief of Aftershock. I've known Mike since 2003, when he invited me to write District X for Marvel. That was the kind of chance most writers dream of and Mike was incredibly accommodating as I felt my way into the role of mainstream comics writer. I've since worked with him on lots of books at both Marvel and DC and it's a real privilege to be invited to join Aftershock with a property I've been working on for a number of years. Finally I have the publisher to bring the concept to fruition.
Mike has put together a great team, with Alberto Ponticelli on art. Alberto's previous work includes Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Unknown Soldier and Dial H, all for DC Comics.
Here are some unlettered preview pages from the first issue of Second Sight.
Put this book on your Pull List and check out the first wave of Aftershock Comics, out in shops in December. They include Replica by Paul Jenkins and Andy Clarke, Insexts by Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina, Strayer by Justin Jordan and Juan Gedeon, Dreaming Eagles by Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby and Superzero by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with American Monster by Brian Azarello and Juan Doe to follow in January.