Smart, refreshing, and funny, Boldly Gone beams readers up to their Star Trek memories while giving them a creative new story to enjoy.
Created by Kevin Church and Ming Doyle, this Star Trek webcomic details the exploits of captain and crew of the USS Mandela during the time of Star Trek: The Original Series. Boldly is the team’s followup to The Loneliest Astronauts, a webcomic which depicts a pair of stranded astronauts who can’t stand each other, The Odd Couple in space if you will.
This comic chronicles the voyages of the B-Team Star Trek fleet, you know the ones who didn’t get a TV show. The captain of the ship is Paul Meredith, a man who has had an under performing career which pales in comparison to what the famous Kirk has done. As a result, he’s constantly obsessing and comparing himself to the captain. Meredith’s #1, First Officer Commander Arlynn D’Resh, who’s got a successful career of her own which will lead to commanding her own ship, and Chief Medical Officer Doctor Ken Chau, who’s rich, handsome, and somewhat famous (everything that Meredith isn’t), all enjoy ribbing the captain about how though he might be doing great things (all the time), Captain Kirk is “constantly doing the impossible”.
With Church’s witty, on point writing along side Doyle’s striking and detailed art, Boldly Gone delivers unique characters and an excellent story that Trekkies and sci-fi fans across the board will enjoy.
Doyle has also written and drawn a two page story which will be featured in the soon to be released Womanthology, while Church is working on web comics such as The Line drawn with artist Paul Salvi, and She Died In Terrebonne: A Sam Kimimura Mystery drawn by T.J. Kirsch.
I think many artists take too much pride in their process.
There. I said it. Now I may lose twitter followers and artist friends, but I think it might be worth it. I want to encourage the art community to work hard, work passionately, but work like a professional. Be realistic and know that you are not able to achieve the quality that you really want to. You will always be a step behind where you want to be in your craft. Accept it and move towards completion, because it’s better to have something imperfect then nothing at all. Read more
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Archaia Entertainment announces COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, a dandy new graphic novel comin’ in March by NATE COSBY (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Pigs) and CHRIS ELIOPOULOS (Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Misery Loves Sherman). Them good-for-nothin’s wrote’n drew the main tale, and there’s short stories by the likes’a ROGER LANGRIDGE (The Muppet Show Comic), COLLEEN COOVER (Spider-Man), BRIAN CLEVINGER & SCOTT WEGENER (Atomic Robo) an’ MIKE MAIHACK (Cleopatra in Space).
COW BOY’s the tale of Boyd Linney, a 10-year-old bounty hunter determined t’round up his entire outlaw family. He scours the Old West on a horse that ain’t his, armed with a stick-horse what packs a loud holler.
“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever written,” said varmint author Nate Cosby. “And it’s the best thing Chris has ever drawn. It’s an all-ages tale of justice, redemption and growing up with the knowledge that you can love your family…but that doesn’t mean you can let them get away with everything. I’m so excited Archaia is giving Chris and I the chance to bring our story to a big audience.” Read more
11. Fallen Angel: Return of the Son (IDW)
Fallen Angel is probably one of those titles you’ve never heard of, even though it’s written by one of the best guys to put words to paper in the industry, Peter David (X-Factor, Incredible Hulk). It stars Liandra, an angel cast out of Heaven by God, as she patrols the city of Bete Noir, which is a purgatory type of place inhabited by an array of Biblical characters, gangsters, politicians, swindlers, and pretty much every other unsavory type you can think of. Liandra kicks ass first and asks questions later, and when she’s not busting skulls she can be found in the local pub slamming beers with the best of them. Read more