The writer shares designs for crew members of the Starship Perilous.
Cullen Bunn’s run on Uncanny X-Men saw Cyclops, Jean Grey and the other time-displaced teenaged originals joining forces with their longtime nemesis Magneto … but that wasn’t Bunn’s original pitch for the series.
His original pitch was to send some of the X-Men into space on a spaceship powered by the Siege Perilous. How cool is that?
“In 2015, I was asked to take over Uncanny X-Men,” he wrote on Twitter. “We all know that yielded the Magneto-led team. My first pitch, however, was a cosmic team with Rachel Summers in charge and a new Captain Britain.”
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The denizens of St. Louis-based HEK Studios team up on a new anthology, which is up for funding on Kickstarter.
The depth and breadth of what you can do in comics and with comics — and I’m talking story-wise, design-wise and format-wise here — is virtually limitless. Sometimes it takes a particular project and a particular set of creators to remind us of this, and The HEK Treasury serves as just such a reminder.
The HEK Treasury is a creative project by the members of HEK Studios — Matt Kindt, Brian Hurtt and Marie Enger. The three of them have a large assortment of credits within comics — Black Badge, The Sixth Gun, Dept. H, Super-Spy, Fhtagn and Loathing, Shadow Roads, Nosferatu! and many more. The Missouri-based creators formed HEK Studios in 2015 and have purchased a vintage Route 66 garage that they’re converting into “the first full-time exclusive comic book studio in St. Louis.”
In addition to their own projects with various publishers, they’ve decided to team up on a large prestige format hardcover (8 ¾ x 11 5/8 ). This deluxe collection will feature “all new epic, experimental science fiction, fantasy and genre short stories. The HEK Treasury will showcase each creator as they unleash new ideas, using experimental art and storytelling techniques.” The project went live on Kickstarter earlier this week, and the campaign runs for 30 days. If funded, the book will be delivered to backers in the fall.
I spoke with the three of them about The HEK Treasury, HEK Studios and what they hope to accomplish together with this project.
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Check out a preview of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s new ongoing featuring gangsters and demons.
If you have an extra buck tomorrow at your comic shop or on comiXology, be sure to check out the first issue of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s latest, The Damned. The comic started as a series of miniseries back in 2006, but after a long hiatus, the book returns tomorrow — as an ongoing series.
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