Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Something to get excited about from Marvel!
This is from taken directly from Marvel's site about Strange Tales Max #1:(My comments follow the info from Marvel proper)
Marvel Comics is proud to announce the release of STRANGE TALES MAX #1 (of 3) in September 2009, featuring the most acclaimed creators in independent comics today! This landmark three-issue limited series, overflowing with 48 pages of all-new stories, features your favorite Marvel heroes—from Spider-Man to the Hulk—like you've never seem them before! Paul Pope, Peter Bagge, Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt, Junko Mizuno, Dash Shaw, James Kochalka, Johnny Ryan, Michael Kupperman, Nick Bertozzi, Nicholas Gurewich, Jason and more unite for the all-new STRANGE TALES MAX!Just what does Peter Bagge have planned in "The Incorrigible Hulk," a story so incredible that we had to serialize it over all three issues? Will Spider-Man make it out alive of Jason's thrilling story? This first issue comes wrapped in a marvel-ous cover by Paul Pope and Jose Villarubia!"Flat out, this is the apex of human artistic achievement," says Editor John Barber. "This is it. The end. The crowning result of tens of millions of years of evolution, right here, in three packed-to-the-gills issues. The philosophy of the book was to have these creators from 'indy' or 'alternative' or 'literary" or 'art' comics come in and do what they do best. I think Marvel readers will really dig seeing radically different versions of their favorite characters, and the fans of these cartoonists will get to see the creators work in a milieu they never thought they'd get to see. It's win-win. It's really the best of both worlds."Editor Jody LeHeup adds, "This book is a metric ton of solid gold awesome. The talent we've got lined up are without hyperbole some of the greatest creative minds working in comics today. I mean, who wouldn't want to read a Spider-Man story by Jason? Or an Iron Man story by Tony Millionaire? Or anything by any of the contributors we've got attached to the project? I've been reading independent comics my whole life and I've always wanted to see what those creators could do with Marvel characters if they were given free reign to tell their stories. Well, now that vision's becoming a reality and I can't tell you what an incredibly special thing it is to see the final result. If you're a fan of comics of any school, do yourself a favor and pick this up."Now's your chance to experience the Marvel Universe through the eyes of the best and brightest indie talents!
Don't miss STRANGE TALES MAX #1 in stores this fall!STRANGE TALES MAX #1 (of 3)Written and Drawn by: PAUL POPE, PETER BAGGE, MOLLY CRABAPPLE &JOHN LEAVITT, JUNKO MIZUNO, DASH SHAW, JAMES KOCHALKA, JOHNNY RYAN, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, NICK BERTOZZI, NICHOLAS GUREWICH, AND JASONCover by PAUL POPE Explicit Content …$4.99On-Sale In September!
I am SO excited about this mini-series! Strange Tales is THE series of the year to get from the crazy cats over at Marvel. (Please note, I don't normally get too excited about Marvel projects, I tend to leave that to The Colonel, but....) I can't believe Marvel is going to release these! Oh boy oh boy, DAMN good collection of talent in these forth-coming pages. Pre-order issue one from your local Amazing Fantasy today: jul090581. This is an indie comic fan's dream come true! This is for all the folks that have been buying Wednesday Comics from DC! Same high caliber creators and characters. Not exactly the unique format that we have with Wednesday Comics, but nonetheless, you NEED to pick these up! We need to show Marvel that projects like this CAN work and WILL sell! I can't believe I forgot to hype this series on my blog, oops, too bogged down with the overload of upcoming con info. Damn you Comicon International, distracting me with all of your exclusives, all of your shiny Hollywood stars, and all of your A list comic talent, all of your 400 PLUS panels and more. It all makes me very tired, but remembering Strange Tales has given me something to get excited about RIGHT NOW! Not too long to wait. First issue of this three issue soon to be called "Masterpiece" will be in September! Can NOT wait! Do I think the traditional Marvel Zombie fanboy or fangirl is the target audience for this book? Well, no of course not, this is for the REST OF US! The indie-friendly comic connoisseur, we that enjoy good quality comic storytelling, but can't bring ourselves to read much in the way of Marvel's output, THIS is for us!!!! Maybe, just maybe an old school Marvel Zombie fan will buy this on accident and then fall in love with a creator they had never heard of before, like Peter Bagge, or Jason or Paul Pope or Nick Bertozzi, all of those creators that the rest of us have loved for years may get some much needed exposure to the mainstream fans.
Yeah Marvel! (Wow it's weird to type that).