Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah (all spellings)! Habari gani! And Good winter to you grumpy non-celebrants out there!
I love Christmas with my family. But the season has been even more exciting because my first issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY comes out THIS WEDNESDAY! It’s a crazy modern Cap story created along with ED BRUBAKER (Eisner Award ) and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Detective Comics, Black Panther)
PREVIEW! (note: these aren’t the FIRST 3 pages -so the comic itself has more context and storytelling…)
I loved the initial arc and the work Marc Andreyko and Chris Samnee were doing on it. If you haven’t read it – you really should. It’s great comics. BUT, so you all know – our arc tells a very different story that any reader can jump right into. I hope those who have loved the series so far will stick with us throught the serious gear-shift (in terms of era/creative team/and which “Bucky” we’re talking about).
If nothing else, I can promise you that FF’s art on our issues starts with all the passion and punch of his acclaimed work on DETECTIVE COMICS – and it seriously gets better and better with every page! Some of the stuff he’s been sending in for parts 2 and 3 are the best work I’ve ever seen from him. (And that is saying a lot. …Okay, here’s a sneak peek :)
ALSO! My second issue of GENERATION HOPE (#14! with artist Ibraim Roberson & colorist Jim Charalampidis) came out last Wednesday! And even with the holiday swooping in, a few folks had time to review it and say nice things!
Let them convince you to pick it up if you haven’t :
ALSO! I did a SIGNING on last weeks release at CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION in Chicago. They were wonderful as always (and have a fantastic new comic art gallery that you should just go hang out in). I left them with a few extra signed copies of my first TWO Gen Hope issues. So if you missed the event, you can still swing by and pick ’em up!
And finally, I deeply love this shirt from MightFine
…AND YOU SHOULD.
Enjoy your sweets and loved ones!