Penciled by PAUL NEARY, BRIAN DENHAM, NELSON, DENIS MEDRI & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
As the Avengers battle to take down the Serpent Society, the team recalls never-before-told tales of their past! Watch as: Spider-Man tries to integrate into a team and learns a thing or two about history, Luke Cage and Wolverine go toe-to-toe against a terrifying cosmic foe, Henry Peter Gyrich becomes an unlikely hero on an unlikely world, and Jarvis the butler cleans house…after some robot Vikings drop by unexpectedly.
On top of all that—it’s the return of the critically-acclaimed Fin Fang Four by Scott Grey and Roger Langridge! That’s 55 pages of all-new comics, PLUS classic reprints from Avengers history! 96 PGS./Rated A …$4.99
The above is the solicitation info for the Avengers book containing my first story for Marvel Comics – Emperor None & The Sky Full Of Moons. The bit where it says “Luke Cage and Wolverine go toe-to-toe against a terrifying cosmic foe” is me. Spider-man is actually in it too and it’s drawn by the rather talented Brian Denham.
The book will be out on 19th December, but if you could all run out and pre-order it from your local comic shop now, this would be much appreciated.
I completely redrew this strip the other day; the old version just wasn’t working, so I decided to take another crack at it. For once I’m actually doing a series with a proper month’s buffer of strips in hand, meaning I’ve got the time to make changes and play with my running order when I need to.
Just finished getting AKiS set up on Modern Tales, so now you can pop over there if you want to find out how to tooncast the strip to your own website. Also, since it’s Friday, I should really mention my other weekly strip The Rule of Death over on Serializer. Two pages left to go in Chapter Four and poor old Pete Colby has just been shot in the chest, so things aren’t looking too good for him.
I also managed to finish writing all of Chapter Five this week – I try and stay a chapter ahead of Douglas so that he doesn’t run out of things to draw. Chapter Four seemed to keep getting longer and longer in the writing and ended up being done in smaller chunks as time allowed, so it feels good to have a full chapter of pages under the belt again.
This was a comic I wrote a while ago in collaboration with John Barber, although I think most folk may not have seen it before as it was sat behind various pay barriers. Now that it’s been a few years, I asked John if I could lob it up at E-merl for free and he said “absolutely yes” so here you go.
If memory serves, it was the first comic I ever wrote for someone else to draw, and I remain pretty pleased with how it turned out. John is of course kept nice and busy these days editing for Marvel Comics. I hear there may be more news on that front in the next edition of Previews…
And we’re off! Not much to the official launch other than me saying we’re officially launched, but still. It’s official! We’re launched! Yay!
Writing Tip #1: Chartreuse is always a good bet when you need a funny sounding colour.