Yes. I know. Hot on the heels of the announcement that I’m taking the reigns of Generation Hope, comes the equally big news that I’m writing an arc of CAPTAIN AMERICA(!!) with the seriously top-flight talents of Ed Brubaker and Francesco Francavilla!
I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but it’s true – I got dizzy when editor Lauren Stankovich offered me the gig (seemingly out of nowhere). The only other time I felt a confusion-wave like that was when I was asked if my sketch comedy trio (Hey You Millionaires) wanted to play Whirllyball against members of Kids In the Hall.
I had an absolute blast writing for Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) in his cross over with the X-Men (Escape From the Negative Zone). But it’s a distinct honor to get to work on his ongoing title. Especially considering the AMAZING (and Eisner Award-winning) work Ed Brubaker has done with the character over the last few years. Seriously, if you like smart comics at all you should read his run from the beginning. Ed has been an incredibly insightful and generous guy. So I hope I don’t screw up his work!
Luckily, all my words will be getting improved by the golden touch of Francesco Francavilla! He’s been quickly gaining an excellent reputation as a result of his work penciling, inking, and coloring (most recently) Black Panther and Detective Comics.
I’m so happy to finally be able to talk about these two big developments! And I’ve got a few interviews coming up soon. So I’ll save the further gushing & details for those. In the meantime, find your Local Comic Shop and ask them to order you copies of Captain America & Bucky (starting with #625) and Generation Hope (starting with #13)!
CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY #625
Written by Ed Brubaker & James Asmus
Pencils & Cover by Francesco Francavilla
• The original Human Torch guest-stars as Captain America teams up with Bucky in the present day… for the first time?!
• Rising stars James Asmus and Francesco Francavilla join Eisner award winner Ed Brubaker for a rollicking adventure into the future of the star-spangled Avenger’s past!
• Brand new arc! Easy jumping on point!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
GENERATION HOPE #13
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art & Cover by IBRAIM ROBERSON
Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN
X-MEN REGENESIS NOVEMBER 2011
GENERATION HOPE #14
Written by James Asmus
Pencils & Cover by Ibraim Roberson
X-MEN REGENESIS – DECEMBER 2011
Meet the newest member of Generation Hope…Sebastian Shaw?! When Hope and company investigate an unaccounted for mutant reading in Pakistan, they come across a full-grown mutant with no memory being used as a weapon. They see a mutant in trouble and help…not realizing they’re rescuing one of the X-Men’s deadliest foes!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99