[Updated] Samuel L. Jackson Coming Back to Comics?
Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 9:59 am
[UPDATE]: Bleeding Cool has the scoop on the new BOOM! Studios series, which will be published in April. It’s called Cold Space and is co-written by Samuel L Jackson and Eric Calderon, with art by Jeremy Rock.
The main character of the series, who was modeled after Jackson, is an outlaw who’s caught in the crossfire between two warring factions after he crash- lands on their hostile planet.
Here’s the official synopsis from BOOM!
COLD SPACE #1
(W) Samuel L. Jackson, Eric Calderon (A) Jeremy Rock
From legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson and Emmy nominated writer/producer Eric Calderon, the team that brought you the Emmy-award-winning, best-selling Afro Samurai, comes their next original series “” Cold Space! When an on-the-run outlaw crash-lands on a hostile planet on the brink of civil war, he finds himself caught in the crossfire between two warring factions. But in chaos lies opportunity… because where there’s war, there’s money to be made! A hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure with covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson and Irredeemable cover artist, Jeffrey Spokes!
32pgs, FC $3.99
A mysterious press release came to us today from comic book publishers BOOM! Studios.
The statement simply said “BOOM! Announces….” followed by an image with a figure who is unmistakably actor Samuel L. Jackson.
The image is here at right, so click for the full large view.
There is no information in the press release beyond the image, but the image itself was labeled as “new series teaser.”
Does this mean that Jackson has decided to make his own comic? I’m assuming yes. Or, BOOM! is doing a new series with a character based on the likeness of Jackson.
Of course this isn’t the first time Mr. Jackson’s likeness has been used in a comic book. He was the model artist Bryan Hitch used for the character Nick Fury in his run on The Ultimates. This in turn lead to Jackson’s post-credits cameo as Nick Fury at the end of the first Iron Man movie.
More information on this will be posted as we receive it.