Mark Waid Was Evil

I just ran across this site recently and it appears that perhaps a prequel to BOOM! Studios’ successful Irredeemable Series is forthcoming. The series launched with the simple tagline, and associated site with only the words, Mark Waid Is Evil. It certainly got people talking about the dark superhero ongoing series by legendary writer Mark Waid.  Let’s hope this new series show just why The Plutonian turned his back on humanity and heroism.

Mark Waid Was Evil

Awakening Interview

Described as an “existential horror,” the slow-burn zombie series, Awakening from Archaia recently launched the Trade collecting the first few issues. I interviewed writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn at Broken Frontier here. While you’re there check out the latest news about the creators’ tour in the States and your chance to get a peek at Awakening Volume 2, due for release next year.

It’s a pretty entertaining book and more like a thriller than a full throttle action series. Plus, the art is suitably creepy.

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Awakening p45

Awakening p46

The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2 Preview

On sale Wednesday September 23 from Top Cow is the 160 page Trade collecting a few recent issues of The Darkness. This is how the Cow describe it, and underneath that are a few preview pages.

The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2 CvrThe Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2 Trade Paperback

(W) Phil Hester (A) Jorge Lucas, Michael Broussard, Joe Benitez, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Steve Firchow, Lee Carter, Matt Timson, Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Michael Broussard

Weakened and battered after a conflict with The Darkness itself, Jackie Estacado flees Sierra Muñoz and heads back to the States. But the road home is no easy journey as he runs afoul of Mexican witches, wannabe gangsters and even Aphrodite IV! Jackie soon discovers his battle with The Darkness cast his soul into Hell while leaving his body and mind on Earth. Enter The Sovereign, an arch-demon who promises to reunite Jackie’s body and soul, but at a price that may be worse than Hell itself. Plus, witness a possible future ruled by The Darkness run amok in a spectacular story drawn by a list of all-star artists!

Collects The Darkness Vol. 3 #7-10 and the double-sized The Darkness #75 (essentially issue #11 before the Legacy Numbering took effect), plus a cover gallery and behind-the-scenes extras!

“Bold, uncompromising and utterly thrilling. Under the skillful direction of Phil Hester, Michael Broussard and Jorge Lucas, The Darkness has risen to the top of my read pile.” – Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)