Red 5 Comics and digital comic shop Comixology have teamed up to bring attendees of the Emerald City Comi-Con the world’s first digital convention exclusive comic, Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula.
The comic will be available to attendees of the Seattle convention thanks to a special code on the back of their badges and will allow readers to experience the story across Comixology’s many platforms on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows 8 devices, and over the internet. If you’re not able to attend the convention, never fear; the issue will go on sale March 8th to the general public.
Each and every week “I Have Until Five!” MK2Fac3 and “Best In The World” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of May 9, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Everyone once in a while a man or woman looks at his or her floor and sees large amounts of comic books. This is when that man or woman knows that he or she has either a very unorganized system or a passion that overfloweth. Now, I may not be going anywhere with this, but I’m going to pretend like I am because comics are great, right? Well, yes they are, and some great comics are coming out this week. Oh you want to know what they are? Well we don’t give that information away for free! Oh no! This is The GoD List where you have to read the entire post before you realize all the comics that you should be reading, brohan, but you know what? I’m going to do you a favor, I’m going to give you a teaser! Here: Bats, Owls, Dragons, Mutants, Spiders, Students, Monsters, and Robots! Seriously, that is all you need in life.
Comics have a deep history with the western genre. For many years weekly books were filled with hard-talking, quick-shooting cowboys and vigilantes. Needless to say, it is a form that is constantly being reinvented for new and interesting content. Nate Cosby (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Pigs) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Misery Loves Sherman) have taken the western in an entirely new direction with their new comic Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse.
Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse tells the story of Boyd Linney, a 10-year-old bounty hunter who is on a hunt for his very own family. Cow Boy also features four western short stories from Roger Langridge, Colleen Coover, Brian Clevinger & Scott Wegener, and Mike Maihack.
I was fortunate enough to be able to talk with Nate and Chris about the origins of Cow Boy, as well as what it was like pitching the story of a child bounty hunter to publisher Archaia Entertainment.
Most all-ages comics try to avoid the hard, harsh realities of growing up. The idea is to typically remind readers that being young is supposed to be full of wonder and magic. Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos take the alternate road in their graphic novel Cow Boy: A Boy And His Horse. The story’s main character, Boyd, is a 10-year-old bounty hunter on the hunt for his own criminal family. Growing up just got a little harsher. Cow Boy: A Boy And His Horse is a beautifully written and illustrated graphic novel that reminds us that sometimes our parents are not always good people.
If you don’t know by now, I am a huge fan of Atomic Robo, the comic book series from Red 5 Comics written by Brian Clevinger and drawn by Scott Wegener. I was very excited when it was announced that animation studio The Fictory would be working on an animated short based on the character and was even more excited when I saw some footage from it.
The film is called Atomic Robo: Last Stop, and while some work has been done on the project, finalizing it has been a bit of a problem. Now it’s time for me, and possibly you to chip in to help The Fictory complete production on the project by donating to their Kickstarter project.