Comics Write-Up: SHOOTING THE MOON
I’ve been thinking that, given this Tumblr probably mostly attracts comics people, it might be worthwhile to do a bit of blogging about that particularly industry I’ve found myself in. Also, the day-to-day drudge of my job can run down my appreciation of the medium itself, so taking a few moments every now and then to write up something I appreciate about comics would probably do me good. And so, Comics Write-Up.
For this first installment, I want to talk about X-MEN: LEGACY #24.
Marvelicious editor Jake Thomas wrote some… well… some really special things about X-Men Legacy. It’s incredible how often we writers struggle to adequately describe or explain our own work, so there’s little more gratifying than when someone else does it so succinctly. Actually, that’s not true: the one thing more gratifying is when someone succinctly articulates the reasons for them disliking the book, then describes theprocess of their conversion. Personal accounts like this mean more than all the official reviews in the world.
X-Force welcomes Jorge Molina.
I’m delighted to welcome one of my favourite artists working for Marvel right now, the amazing Jorge Molina, onto X-FORCE for episodes 4-6. Here’s a peek at his first two covers. Ep 4 hits shelves April 30th - don’t miss it!
just read the new Marvel Now X-Force #1 and i LOVE Marrow! again, i have this weakness for edgy spunky girls in fiction - they are so interesting!
also, as a person with basic fundamental drawing skills and surrounded by people who actually plan to draw for a living and complain about their own
amazingly beautiful and talented skillsart, i think i did pretty okay with this!
You may recall I mentioned that we overprinted issue #1, as opposed to going for a quick sell-out and 2nd print. In fact, we overprinted a cool 1000 copies.
This was mainly so that retailers could get…
On the Ending of X-Men Legacy—
Do me a favour — don’t spoil it for those who haven’t yet read it? I love that so many people have been so moved, but payoff < anticipation < agony. Splurging the details will only make it less resonant for those who haven’t yet got there.
There will be thoughts on XML in these parts soon enough. And, as you’ll know if you’ve (bought and) read the comic, the author’s letter at the end is something of a last word on the subject anyway.
But don’t forget there’s a special XML#300 out next month, cowritten by Mike Carey, Christos Gage and me, partly drawn by our very own Tan Eng Huat, which is a rather special and - we hope - very moving distillation of what XML has always been about, tackled in a very unique way. Do check it out.
And, for now at least, thanks. x
On Shelves Tomorrow, Weds 12th February…
X-Men Legacy #24… the final episode of my run, wherein—
…the story does what all stories should do.
X-Force #1… the first episode of my run, wherein—
…the story does what all stories should do. And then explodes.