While on our last episode we talked to creators from some of our favorite superhero comics in 2016, today’s podcast focuses on creators making comics atypical of the medium’s genre trappings with Marguerite Bennett, Dalibor Talajic, Box Brown, Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko. Click below for the audio and more on the interviews
At Nothing But Comics, we love Star Wars! So in anticipation of this week’s debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we contacted some of our favorite comics creators to ask them about their favorite Star Wars characters…
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At Nothing But Comics, we love the science fiction comic Invisible Republic. Published by Image Comics, the series’ debut issue was selected by both the Nothing But Comics staff and community as the best comic of the week. Created by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, the series is highly recommended for comics readers who enjoy engaging science fiction. So we tasked our very own Robot 21 with asking Bechko and Hardman an important question about their favorite science fiction authors.
During Emerald City Comic Con Dark Horse comics announced two new creator owned series for summer 2014. Fist publisher Mike Richardson has given Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Becko of Star Wars Legacy, Planet of The Apes, and Station to Station the idea for a story about mining on a rouge planet for a four part miniseries with art by new comer Fernando Baldo. In addition Darkhorse will also be publishing a new creator owned series titled Pop by Curt Pires of Theramin and artist Jason Copland of Daredevil. More details at Bleeding Cool.
Deep Gravity #1 is the debut issue of a space sci fi series that does it’s job without doing much else and feels familiar to similar stories that we’ve seen in the past. In Deep Gravity we get a story about a space ship that’s been traveling for three years to a colony on a distant planet featuring an engineer/technician that is taking the trip partially to see and get closure from his ex-girlfriend who left him out of the blue three years ago to travel to said space colony. If you think this sounds like another story you’ve heard before that’s because it is. Deep Gravity is part Prometheus part 500 Days Of Summer part 2001: A Space Odyssey without actually hitting on any of the points that made those films interesting. More then anything this feels like a modern studio film that tries to hit on all the genre tropes you’d expect from one of these stories without actually doing anything with them. I suspect that this is possibly going to be optioned to film as the concept came from Dark Horse owner Mike Richardson, no stranger to Hollywood as his company was one of the first to capitalize their intellectual property on the big screen, and they are simply getting the comic out first to capitalize on fan interest once the film goes into production. The writing and dialogue itself is solid in that it feels true and real but at the same time you don’t get any distinction from the character’s that engages them to the reader. On art Fenando Baldo is just fine at creating the wide open space aspects as he is with doing on planet or indoor scenes although the former lacks the wonder and imagination that you get from something like Prophet, Trillium, Thor God Of Thunder, Superman Unchained or Yu and Opena’s work on Avengers. This is all to say that everything here is ok which I guess is fine on some level but at the same time this is comics where the only limits you have are on the artistic ability and imagination of the creators. There is a celling here and it holds back something that has a lot of potential in the first issue. It’s good but these days good isn’t good enough.