It’s time to take a trip back to the land of Ooo with a preview of KaBOOM! Studios’ Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3 (of 6). Written by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Bandette) with art by Wook Jin Clark, this is another in the line of great Adventure Time comics that KaBOOM! has produced.
In this issue, Finn and Jake need to get the help of the Monkey Wizard so they can kidnap Painting Princess. With Marceline helping them out, will they finally reach their goal?
As you can see from the pages below, Clark’s style doesn’t look exactly like what you normally see on the show, but it has the same energy, and that’s what’s important. Tobin and Coover have been doing great work on Bandette, and it’s great to see KaBOOM! lining up great talent to work on their Adventure Time books.
Check out our exclusive look here below of the first batch of pages from Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3 as well as the four covers from Clark, Nicole Miles, Heather Danforth, and Sloane Leong, and be sure to pick up the issue on March 5, 2014 or pre-order it now.
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.
Our colleagues in chaos over at Dark Horse Comics were kind enough to give us an exclusive first look at two horrifically awesome covers from their upcoming Creepy comics! You can check them both out here below.
First up we’ve got Creepy Quarterly #8. This cover, which depicts one very unlucky individual’s encounter with a stake and some rope, was created by Richard Corben, whose work you’ll recognize from Creepy, Eerie, Hellboy, Jonah Hex, and most recently Men of War. The 48-page issue is set to hit the stands on April 4th, and features stories and art by Jeff Parker, Doug Moench, Rick Geary, Colleen Coover, Kelley Jones, and Richard Corben, as well as a throwback story from Bruce Jones and Bernie Wrightson!
Popular comic book creators Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin (Small Favors, Banana Sunday)are launching an all new series titled Gingerbread Girl. The story will first appear on Top Shelf 2.0, indie comic book publisher Top Shelf Comix’s free web comic venture. New installments of the story will appear on Mondays and Fridays culminating with the complete story being released in a hardcover graphic novel this Spring. Very little has been released by Top Shelf about the story. This is all they’ll say:
Gingerbread Girl is the story of one adorable and bewildering girl, Annah Billips, and the exasperated attempts by everyone around (boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbors, bystanders, passing animals) to figure out what makes her tick. That’s all we can tell you – for more, you’ll just have to read the story!