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!
Welcome one and all to E-merl version 6.0. The new site design launches officially on Tuesday next week, but I decided to get everything up a few days early so I could test stuff out properly. As you can see we’re fully tricked out in WordPress now, which I guess means I’ll be doing a bit of – gasp! – blogging in this space here.
You may also have noticed the big ol’ strip taking up the top of the page called All Knowledge Is Strange. This is the series that’ll be replacing the much-missed Brain Fist. It’ll be updating – second gasp! – twice-weekly here at E-merl on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week.
So be sure and tune in on Tuesday for the new design’s official launch and the first instalment of the new series. And some more blogging, I guess. If I can think of anything else to say.
Massive thanks to everyone who’s enjoyed and supported Brain Fist during its 113-episode run. It was all for you, every single one of you, and I hope the series’ departure will not leave too crushing a void in your Tuesday morning lives. There will be a new series replacing BF here at E-merl, but I’m still figuring out exactly what that will be. Stay tuned for breaking news as it happens.
I’ve been asked by some if there’ll be a book collection of Brain Fist and the answer is I hope so. There’ve been a few nibbles from prospective publishers and I’m currently in the process of packaging the whole thing up and sending it off to my agent to see if he can make something happen. Fingers crossed everybody.
In other business – at the beginning of the year I finished a script for an Avengers short story for Marvel Comics. I decided it was best to keep quiet on the matter at the time and it was a good job I did as the book I was writing for went and got itself cancelled before the first issue even came out. However, I still got paid for my story and it looks like the thing will eventually see print in an Avengers Special sometime around the end of this year.
The story itself is called Emperor None & The Sky Full of Moons and stars Spider-man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and a new villain of my own creation. That I got to write Peter and Logan on my first turn at bat still kind of amazes me, but there you go. I’ll let you know more details on where and when you can actually read the thing as soon as I’m able too.