July 02, 2013 | 3:30 p.m.
A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. A female Ulysses on an odyssey home through outer space, an evil high school football coach and an ex-intelligence field agent turned executive assistant on the run from her former agency are among the characters that figure into new creator-owned titles announced Tuesday at Image Expo. “ODY-C,” by Matt Fraction and artist Christian Ward; “Southern Bastards,” by Jason Aaron and North Carolina-raised artist Jason Latour; and “Velvet,” by Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting — who previously teamed on Marvel’s “Captain America” — were among the top-tier titles touted at the special one-day media event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center. But the gathering also afforded Image Comics to announce new projects from J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Millar — who already have current series with the company — […]
June 12, 2012 | 1:06 p.m.
MorrisonCon is coming to Las Vegas in September and three more comics stars will be announced as guests Tuesday — Darick Robertson (“Transmetropolitan”), Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and Jason Aaron (“Scalped”) — for an event that is named after Grant Morrison, the comic book writer and author who is shaping the “once-in-a-lifetime event” that will be limited to 1,000 fans and sounds more like a TED Conference rave than an old-school, long-box convention. We caught up with Robertson, who lives in Napa Valley, to chat about his work and Morrison’s offbeat summit. HC: One of the hallmarks of your field is collaboration — what’s a lesson you’ve learned about collaboration? DR: Collaboration is all about honesty and mutual respect. It can be easy to lean on your co-creator and let them do the heavy lifting, but I found that when it comes to […]