Posted by: ryalltime | January 9, 2012

Transformers: More the Meets the Eye #1 preview

The first half of the TRANSFORMERS relaunch kicks off this Wednesday with TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #1 (TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE launches two weeks later on January 25).

Below is the gatefold wraparound cover art and a 5-page preview of MTMTE #1:

Posted by: ryalltime | January 9, 2012

Visions of 2012: John Byrne’s Trio

The first B&W page of John Byrne‘s mysterious new superhero title he’s launching with us has made the rounds, as has the book’s title, TRIO, and logo. While I’m not here yet to offer up any new details about the series yet, I can say that anyone who’s a fan of JB’s past Marvel and DC efforts is going to really love what’s going on here. Especially once we reveal plans for the covers and the thrust of the series itself.

The team reveal? Still to come. But for now, here’s that page 1 in full, vivid color by Ronda Pattison.

Posted by: ryalltime | January 6, 2012

Visions of 2012 – Parker: The Score

Coming in May, the third volume of Darwyn Cooke‘s acclaimed, award-winning PARKER graphic novel series, THE SCORE.

Posted by: ryalltime | January 5, 2012

Visions of 2011 – Cobra Command

Our next big G.I. JOE storyline just kicked off: the multi-title “Cobra Command,” stretching across G.I. JOE, SNAKE EYES, and COBRA. What you’re looking at here is Kelsey Shannon‘s amazing CC #11 covers from all three titles composed into one image.

Posted by: ryalltime | January 5, 2012

Visions of 2011 – Road Rage

We approved to print issue #1 of ROAD RAGE today. That’s the miniseries that has me adapting both Throttle, the Stephen King/Joe Hill prose story, as well as Richard Matheson‘s Duel. The first two issues bring Throttle to life with Nelson Daniel handling full art and colors.

DUEL is being adapted by me and artist Rafa Garres. While I showed the above page 1 from “Throttle” on Twitter earlier today, the DUEL cover by Garres seen here hasn’t been shown anywhere else yet.

Issue 1 is in stores on February 15. If a select few of you would like to see a full PDF in advance for inclusion in issue 2’s letters page, drop me a line. First half-dozen folk to reply to will get a good look at it before anyone else. All you have to do is write me a response back for the lettercol.


Posted by: ryalltime | January 3, 2012

Visions of 2011 – Molly Crabapple’s Week in Hell

In March, I’m very excited about the fact that we’ll be releasing the first of three art books with the great Molly Crabapple. (Well, I’m excited about that fact now, but the book won’t be out til March, I mean). THE ART OF MOLLY CRABAPPLE, VOL. 1: WEEK IN HELL, is in Previews now (JAN12 0483, $9.99) and is a 48-page book of photographs by Clayton Cubitt that detail her week covering pretty much every inch of a room in an undisclosed hotel with her art. As you can see from the above image, Molly has hand-lettered and doodled new drawings onto all the pages as well. The week itself was funded by Kickstarter, and now this book shows you exactly what went on that week.

WEEK IN HELL also features a new introduction from Warren Ellis, who should be reminded again that he’s completely to blame for this, too.

Posted by: ryalltime | January 3, 2012

Visions of 2012 – Godzilla Legends by E.J. Su

Less than a full-page peek right now, but this is E.J. Su‘s take on GODZILLA for an upcoming issue of GODZILLA: LEGENDS (#4, written by Chris Mowry and featuring Hedorah, too).

Posted by: ryalltime | January 3, 2012

Visions of 2011 – Next Men: Aftermath

Figured I’d use the start of the new year to preview some good new IDW projects and show some new art pieces that’ve rolled in at the end of 2011. Up here are covers to JOHN  BYRNE’S NEXT MEN: AFTERMATH. Issues 40 and 41 have been seen before, but these are new. JB posted his psychedelic variant cover at his forum last week, but Ronda Pattison’s cover is being seen here for the first time anywhere.

NEXT MEN: AFTERMATH picks up after the end of JBNM #(3)9, and runs for five issues. Along the way, it heads in some very unexpected directions, such as 1975, as seen on these covers. Which means those of you who’ve been asking for a WHEELIE AND THE CHOPPER BUNCH crossover just might get your way…

Posted by: ryalltime | October 18, 2011

Godzilla Legends: Rodan

Over on Twitter, artist Simon Gane is talking about the fact that he’s illustrating an issue of GODZILLA LEGENDS for us. The December issue features Rodan and is written by Jonathan Vankin and colored by Ronda Pattison. I’ve previously shown the Art Adams cover art for the issue, but let me reinforce Gane’s tweet by giving you a look at what he and Ronda have done in the issue.

Since this scene happens on pages 2-3, it shouldn’t spoil anything for you but it should help clue you in to the fact that this is a helluva nicely drawn, action-filled standalone issue.

(GODZILLA LEGENDS is the series that follows GODZILLA: GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS, the last issue of which ships tomorrow. LEGENDS offers up a new creative team and a new monster featured in each stand-alone issue. Matt Frank is handling writing/art on the first issue, which features Anguirus and is in stores on November 16, with the Vankin/Gane issue following in December.)

Posted by: ryalltime | October 17, 2011

Our pal, Sal

Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema are doing some work for IDW now, which just makes me happy to no end. I’ve never been one to keep my love of ROM, SPACEKNIGHT a secret, and that’s due in large part to what Sal did on that book. And on THE INCREDIBLE HULK. And SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. And THOR. And MARVEL TEAM-UP, and on and on… so many decades of great work, just hundreds of issues of my childhood and adulthood. And while Sal holds a very special place for me and my love of comics, I also have always loved Ron Frenz’s work, from his more Ditko-like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to his Kirby-esque THOR and beyond. And the two of them together are just a great team.

So it’s not hyperbole at all to talk about how much it means to have them doing work for me now. I mean, there are certain people you just so firmly associate with Marvel that you never really think they’ll be gettable. Sal did once pencil, and Joe Sinnott ink, a cover for J.M. DeMatteis‘ SAVIOR 28 for us, but I didn’t work directly with either guy on that one. It’s been nice to get to chat with Sal about all kinds of things now, but mostly about work, which he still does so well and is excited to do more. So the above cover is just a taste of what he and Ron’ll be doing with us. It’s the cover to our first G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO ANNUAL, coming in February. Sal will be inking chapters penciled by Ron, Herb Trimpe, and Ron Wagner there. And Sal and I are working up something else for him right now as well.

Suddenly I’m 10 years old all over again.


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