Jimm Rugg of Afrodisiac, Street Angel and Darkhorse Presents will be releasing a deluxe collection of his fan favorite Street Angel. What is Street Angel you may be asking? Well according to the publisher it is
“Homeless teenager, Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez cuts school and uses her skateboard and kung-fu action to fight ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror cliches, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, hunger”
So pretty much amazing. More details at Adhouse
Superstar Writer Joe Casey of Sex, Catalyst Comix , Batman Superman, Adventures of Superman, Cable, Wildcats 2.0 and X-Men will work with a plethora of talented artists including Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe and Benjamin Marra on a revival of Jack Kirby’s Captain Victory from Dynamite comics. Find out more information via Robot 6. Read mine and Dean’s thought’s on Joe Casey’s Sex here and here as well as my thoughts on Catalyst Comics here and interview with Michel Fiffe here
The first issue of Dynamite’s Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers is a heady experience. Writer Joe Casey throws readers into the deep end of a cosmic adventure, in which Captain Victory – the indispensable genius leader of the Galactic Rangers – is attacked by the enemy Mekkanos. Victory is killed by the fifth page, and following protocols his conscience is downloaded into a clone body and jettisoned into space in an escape pod in order to escape the Mekkanos. Actually – two clone bodies are jettisoned into space, and Victory’s crew – not to mention the reader – is unsure as to which clone is the real Victory. And thus the adventure begins.
A comic book based on characters created by the legendary comics artist/writer Jack Kirby requires a combination of bombastic action and big ideas, and the creative team rises to this challenge. Casey throws a lot of ideas and action at the reader, all of which are illustrated by three separate artists – Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, and Ulises Farinas. Colorist Brad Simpson provides a unifying palette to the comic, and the transition between artists is almost seamless. Fox illustrates the present adventures of Captain Victory, Rugg illustrates the Captain’s past, and Farinas depicts the Captain’s dreams.
The result is an intriguing, beautiful comic that promises grand adventure and surprises in future issues.