Finally, the news on my next Marvel series is out: I’m writing a three-part Shang-Chi series, THE DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU, tying into the big Spider-Island event this summer.
It’s a martial arts gothic mystery, and so I couldn’t ask for a better artist; Sebastián Fiumara, whom some of you will remember from his incredible work on our adaptation of Alan Moore’s THE HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD. Seba and I kept in touch, hoping to work together again, and now here we are. At Marvel, doing a kung fu action book.
Funny how things turn out.
Anyway, I believe DEADLY HANDS #1 launches in August, so I’ll post again when I have pre-order details. For now, if you want to read more about the series (and why Iron Fist and the Bride of Nine Spiders are on the cover!) then go read this interview at CBR.
16th February 2011 / Interviews
Good lord, but that’s a terrible pun. Anyway.
— Phil Hampton, meanwhile, has set up The Comic Academy, aimed at helping aspiring comic creators get into the industry. Part of that consists of a number of interviews with pros, talking about how they broke in to comics; what advice they have for people starting out; tips, tricks, insights, all the usual malarky. And, yes, I’m one of the pros featured.
Now, they’re running a special launch offer. If you go to the “Telesummit” page, you can either pay a fee to get unlimited access to all the Academy’s materials now and forever… or you can just sign up and wait a little while, because each of the interviews (including mine) will soon be made available for free, but only for a certain amount of time (48 hours, I think). Mine goes live on February 28th.
That link to the “Telesummit” page, by the way, is an affiliate link; if you use it to reach the site, then place an order, a certain amount of the fee is divvied up and ostensibly given to me.
I say ostensibly, because I’ve requested that the Academy takes anything due to me and gives it to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund instead. So not only are you getting something for your cash, but you’re also helping fund a very important charity. Everybody wins, as they say.
Issue #30 of WASTELAND goes on sale this week. This is where the tale of Golden Voice’s true role in the Newbegin rebellion is told, and unlike the other issues in this arc, it’s a two-part story, ending in #31. Here’s the solicit text:
The “Enemy Within” story arc continues! Our focus turns at last to Golden Voice — renowned Sun-Singer and holy man, turned violent revolutionary! Marcus’ decision to conscript Sunners into the city Watch forces Golden Voice’s hand, and even his own people aren’t sure about his new tactics. Can he bring them to freedom? Or is the rebellion doomed?
…Which says it all, really. You can’t miss this one.
The order code is SEP101093, and it’s on sale from good comic stores everywhere. There’s a 5-page preview here.
In other news, Christine from the excellent DAREDEVIL fan site The Other Murdock Papers recently interviewed me about DD, fandom, and working for Marvel. The first part is now live, and you can read it here.
19th August 2010 / Interviews
I was interviewed recently by Aron and Paulie of, quelle surprise, Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie. We talked about DAREDEVIL, BLOOD ON THE STREETS, WASTELAND, DEAD SPACE, and even chatted a little about the articles for writers I have up here on the site, and why I felt compelled to write them.
All good stuff: you can listen to it here.
No funny headline pun, this time — I was interviewed last week by the team at the Speak of the Devil podcast, a DAREDEVIL-focused show from some of the guys (and ardent DD fans!) behind Legion of Dudes.
Issue #1 of SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS goes on sale next month.
Now, Comic Book Resources takes a look at the series’ four major players — Silver Sable, Misty Knight, Paladin and The Shroud — from the perspective of the NYPD’s Lt Rafe Scarfe, as part of their ongoing Shadowland feature The Unusual Suspects.
Remember, books like this live and die by pre-orders and advance interest. If you want to read BLOOD ON THE STREETS, if you want to make sure your retailer has copies, if you want to support these characters and increase the chances of them showing up again… please tell your retailer that you want the series, and even pre-order it if you’re able. The order code for issue #1 is JUN100581.
Two new interviews with me, now available for your reading pleasure:
— Meanwhile, Forces of Geek had me up for their 5 Questions feature, talking about influences, pop culture, and comics to movies.
I received my copy last week, and it’s a lovely piece of work, with many great stories, stupendous illustrations, and â€” because all proceeds go to the ProLiteracy charity â€” it even makes you feel good. Guaranteed!
The Wyrm Publishing page for the book is here; you can also order it from Amazon US, and doubtless other places if you look for ISBN 978-1890464127. I’m unaware of a UK/European distributor, unfortunately.
On an entirely different note, the delightful Casey McKinnon of vidcasters A Comic Book Orange interviewed me at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, talking about WASTELAND, DEAD SPACE and THE COLDEST CITY. Short but sweet, that interview is now featured in their Episode 5.3 â€” you can see it at the A Comic Book Orange website, or on YouTube. Enjoy.
WASTELAND #27 is now on sale. This is the second part of the “Enemy Within” story arc, following Jakob’s perspective on the six months following the Sand-Eater attack.
The order code is JUL091015, and here’s the solicit:
After saving the city from the Sand-Eaters, Jakob has a plum position in the city Watch… but Golden Voice’s call for freedom will give him pause for thought. Working for a man he despises and abandoned by his faith, Jakob must decide where his loyalties lie as Newbegin faces a Sunner rebellion!
(Observant readers will have noticed that WASTELAND #29 hasn’t yet been solicited; don’t panic, we just ‘paused’ solicitations when it became clear #26 and #27 would be delayed, because we all hate soliciting books that we know we can’t ship. We’re getting back on track now, so #29 will be solicited next month.)
Of interest to the videogame crowd: the inimitable Fran Shergold of Ready Up! recently interviewed Rhianna Pratchett and myself about writing for games, and it turned out pretty interesting. You can read the whole thing here.