Our friend, colleague, co-founder and No. 1 supporter of pretty much everyone who ever blogged with us over the years, Tim O’Shea, has passed away today after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49 at the time of his passing.
Check out his cover for the comic that came out last weekend on Record Store Day.
I mentioned before that Gerard Way, former My Chemical Romance singer and current curator of DC Comics’ Young Animal line, released a song about Cave Carson for Record Store Day on April 22. (You can hear the song for yourself here).
The 12″ picture disc came with a comic — a “mixtape” sampler featuring material from the various Young Animal comics, along with a framing sequence by Way and artist Michael Allred. If you didn’t make it out to your local record shop this past weekend to see it for yourself, Doom Patrol artist Nick Derington has posted the cover on his Tumblr.
The first issue of David Lopez’s new “pay what you want” comic features family, superheroes and surprises.
Former Fallen Angel and Captain Marvel artist David Lopez returned to creator-owned comics today with Blackhand Ironhead, a “comedy about family, with superheroes, not about superheroes.” Like all of Panel Syndicate‘s titles, you can pay what you’d like for the first issue.
New Image Comics title from Matt Nixon and Toby Cypress debuts in September.
“Artist Toby Cypress and I set out to make Retcon a ‘craft’ comic book,” Nixon said in a news release. “We took our time and made sure from layout to panel design to colors and letters—every piece fits, nothing was rushed. We made the best book that we could, and we believe it will find its audience.”
The second miniseries of Zander Cannon’s “giant monsters in prison” comic from Oni Press gets collected on Wednesday. And boy is it worth your time.
Zander Cannon’s Kaijumax is one of the more oddly awesome comics out there, about a prison for giant monsters and all the crazy prison drama they get into. With the “season two” trade paperback set to arrive on Wednesday, Oni Press has released a 22-page preview, which you can see below.
Megan Rose Gedris tells the story of a circus psychic in a three-volume graphic novel series.
One of Frankenstein’s descendants looks for revenge in Detroit in the new miniseries from Oni Press.
The dead will return in September thanks to Paul Tobin, Arjuna Susini and Gonzalo Duarte, as Made Men arrives from Oni Press. The miniseries revolves around Detroit special ops officer, who happens to be a member of the Frankenstein family, looking for revenge.
As their award-winning book continues to face censorship, they note that, “A book doesn’t stop existing by taking it off the shelf. Nor do the ideas contained within.”
Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, whose This One Summer, landed at the top of the American Library Association’s list of 2016’s most challenged books, issued a statement about the book’s frequent challenges:
Plaid Hat Games’ popular board game comes to comics.
In advance of this year’s C2E2 convention in Chicago, Oni Press announced that Kyle Starks and Gabo will team up for a new horror-comedy mini-series based on the board game Dead of Winter by Plaid Hat Games.
The story will feature Sparky, a former canine TV star turned undead killing machine, as he tries to help survivors out during the zombie apocalypse. I couldn’t tell if he’s a fixture of the games or not, but if so, boy do I want to play them now.
Titan Comics has announced the return of the Fighting American, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s 1950s commie-punching patriot.
They’ve tapped Gordon Rennie (2000AD, Starship Troopers) and Duke Mighten (Judge Dredd) to essentially pick up right where Kirby and Simon left off in 1954, at the end of the comic’s seven-issue run.
Over on Tumblr, artist Gene Ha shares a stunning pinup he created for the Festival BD in Moselle, France, which is paying tribute to comics legend Jack Kirby in June.
Canadian electropop queen Lights has announced her fourth studio album in conjunction with a comic series. The project, called Skin&Earth, is entirely written and drawn by Lights and published by Dynamite Entertainment.
In the official press release, Lights commented, “I feel my whole life has lead up to a project like this. It’s a complete convergence of everything I love – music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined. It’ll be by far my most care-free and fierce album yet. I think now, more than ever, people need a reason to listen to a whole record, and this is mine.”