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IMAGE COMICS: In this series, a tornado brings the divine right to the heart of the mundane. Where do we go from here? Are you going to keep a balance of the two, or push our normal characters deep into divine conflict?

DONNY CATES: This is a story about the Quinlan family first and foremost. The Quinlans are just simple people trying to get by and they could honestly care less for the schemes and machinations of higher beings. I think that balance between the high and the low, the celestial and the country, is what makes the book special.

These immense beings coming down to earth, proclaiming their lineage and how powerful they are—only to be confronted with the Quinlans, telling them to get off their land because it's private property. That kind of thing is so fun for me.

To put it succinctly, these gods mess with Texas. And, well...we're not overly fond of that kind of thing 'round these parts.


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Fathom #1

Feb. 10th, 2017 11:25 am
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Don't know what to tag this with so I did Image as they were the original publisher way back.

1963 #2

Dec. 11th, 2016 09:12 pm
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"I'd been working outside super-heroes for a long time. When I returned to them I felt that I'd probably prefer that super-heroes have all of the energy that I remember from the comics of my youth; sort of less of that misery that Watchmen, in part, had brought to them. So yeah, that was probably part of the decision to have some fun with an older style of comics in 1963."

- Alan Moore


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1963 #1

Dec. 10th, 2016 09:31 pm
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THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR: What exactly made those classic Marvel stories so revolutionary? Was it that the storytelling was more mature than DC?

ALAN MOORE: An extra dimension had been added to both the storytelling and the art. In a sense the DC characters at the time were archetypes to a certain degree. Archetype means they are one-dimensional. Stan Lee and his collaborators in terms of the story overlaid a second dimension of character. He gave them a few human problems. These weren't three-dimensional characters but they were of a dimension more than what we'd been used to, and something about the art kind of corresponded with that. With Kirby there was a level of attention to detail and texture and intensity about the art that seemed to give another dimension to the super-hero—to the comic book—than what was used at the time. It just seemed to be much more visceral, much more real. The Human Torch finding the Sub-Mariner in a bowery slum; that kind of had a visceral reality to it that was much more engaging.


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Reborn #1

Nov. 13th, 2016 09:06 pm
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"It’s one of those universal things that regardless of what faith you have, or if you have no faith at all, or whatever country you live in, at some point, kind of in the back of your mind you’re like, where do we go? It just seemed kind of fun to come up with the answer."

- Mark Millar


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I already posted #1 of the excellent and compelling Lake of Fire from Matt Smith and Nathan Fairbanks. as #3 came out today, I re-read '2 this morning, and it's still really good.

One thing that struck me was Fairbairn's way with speech
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IT's a series that I have a lot of affection for and is a fascinating read. The cliffhanger at the end of #3 means that #4 can't come out soon enough.

Horizon #1

Oct. 20th, 2016 10:57 pm
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"There was a discussion back in the beginning about where to set this book in time. For a while it was quite a ways into the future, but Sean Mackiewicz (Skybound Editorial Director) said that it should take place in the very near future, a world we can clearly recognize outside our windows. That was a real light bulb moment for me, and what you’ll find is that this version of Earth has accelerated levels of all the awful qualities/traits that are threatening to engulf us now. They were more wasteful and careless with their environment, a lot more intolerant as the complexion of the world changed, and they were often paralyzed by fear and easily led into the waiting arms of demagogues and misery pimps.

If anything, some of the stuff in the book doesn’t really seem that far-fetched anymore, and I have to say that every day it gets a little easier to write a book about someone looking down their nose at humanity, and wanting to stomp us into the ground once and for all. I mean, it’s really easy to get into the mind frame of Zhia and her crew when I’m hearing about George Zimmerman auctioning off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin, which happened the exact same week I was writing #12. Truth is always stranger."

- Brandon Thomas


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