In case you hadn't seen it already, this week is "Virgin Comics Week" at Newsarama. Virgin Comics, as you may or may not know, is a new company trying to break into the comics market. Instead of the conventional superhero genre, they're publishing sci-fi/fantasy and mythological type stuff. Their comics feature writers like Jeff Parker and Garth Ennis and the art is primarily done by Indian artists like Jeevan Kang. Newsarama is interviewing the key creators and people behind the company's new line of comics, and it's pretty interesting stuff.
All right, all right, if that doesn't interest you, note that they're also featuring full first issue previews of several of the titles. Free comics are good, right?John Woo's 7 Brothers #1
. I can vouch for this one, as I've had it on my pull list a couple months now. The art is great and Ennis' story is pretty bad ass so far. Nice action and the requisite setup doesn't feel slow. I highly recommend this book.Snake Woman #1
. Hot, seductive chick with powers? Yes plz.Devi #1
. I never get tired of hot chicks with powers. Do you?Ramayan 3392 AD #1
. Um...haven't really read this one yet.
And a preview of Walk In #1
. Written by Jeff Parker, in collaboration with the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart. Don't let that put you off though, because it's a really quirky and interesting preview.
Anyway, read, enjoy, and discuss. I'm really hoping that Virgin can make enough to keep going because they've got some interesting properties here. Also, I found out from the the latest issue of 7 Brothers that Nicolas Cage is in negotiations to star in a film version of The Sadhu, one of the other Virgin books.
When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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