Monthly Archives: March 2009

EJ Work Journal 1: Velocivolver

In the very wild west where human and dinosaur co-exist, a band of outlaw Scaleys seek to pillage the Sapien town of Fossilrock. One raptor raised by an old codger stands in their way.  His name… is Tex. Ughhh..

Ye Ol’ Marvel might give you geek herds out there some intro like this on one of their books.  I probably won’t (If by some miracle it gets published) put that on the first page, but in a nutshell that’s what I’m working on at the moment.  Every few days or so I intend to share with you all a little bit of the world that I am creating and the characters that shoot themselves in it.  And what a lot of shooting there will be… at some point.

I hope to create a story so complex, so mind bendingly implausible, that the very first pages will make you go… “Huwhatth??!!”  I kid, nothing approaching Batman RIP absurdity here (I apologize to Morrison fans, I love him too… just like I love the black sheep in our family. Wait… that’s me…), just pure adult fun.  How that’ll happen, well I really don’t know, I just make this crap up as I go.  Every night a little bit of the puzzle falls into place and I go, “I am genius man.”  Okay, so I missed a few grammar classes.  Doesn’t mean I won’t be an awesome writers, write?

Okay, moving on…

So, Velocivolver.  Frankly, John and I came up with the title first before anything else and I was, like, “Whoa maaan, awesooome name!”  Originally it was Velocivolver Tex, but we decided to streamline it.  After I told another good friend about the concept and he called me a moron, I decided that was a good sign to push ahead with it.  ‘Cause seriously, no other idiot is gonna do this ol’ west tale in another planet/dimension with a Dinotopian flavor.  Just us three.  Go figure.

So I will write the cute little bouncin’ tumbleweed of a tale, John and Alex will do concept art, and all three of us will be the underdogs that… um, well, that’s up to you now, isn’t it?

Again, like I said earlier, I want to fill you guys in bit by bit on the goings-on of my internal clockwork by posting li’l tidbits about the story here and there and the amateur process I use to harvest my creativity. The next log will focus on an introduction of Fossilrock and the world around it and after that, the characters — starting with, and I am so excited, the villains!  So stay stay tuned, geek herds, and herdettes (seriously need to take grammar classes) and we will bring you a fantasy of derring do and clawin’ gun action, a sad comedic drunken bar-room saloon brawl straight from the minds and hearts of people just like you.  Because seriously, we love you.  Now pay up, John.

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EJ, Alex, and John return to jump into Dark Reign with Invincible Iron Man #11, some kung-fu action with Immortal Iron Fist #23, and the matter of the Caped Crusader’s legacy with Battle for the Cowl #1!

After a round of quick shots, the boys also discuss some Thor and Iron Man casting news.  To top it all off, find out who the Tres Komikeros would dress up as if they attended a cosplay convention!

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Cover of the Week – Mar 6

Cover of the Week is my presentation of the best cover from last week’s comic book releases, based on the art, design, and overall good looks.

Wow it’s been a while since I did this thing.  It’s a bit busy out there in the real world, so I guess that’s what’s to blame for my lack of online activity lately. But anyways, lets move on to more pressing matters. Comics covers! And it’s John Cassaday all over again!

I Am Legion #2 – John Cassaday

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John Cassaday makes pretty awesome covers.  Aside from the whole bad-ass thing going on with the dude in front (with the shadows and stuff), Cassaday uses a simple bright red background (with the swastika) to bring attention and catch the eye, and then BAM! he adds the burning face inside the logo (if you’ve read the book, the “logo” or “mark” appears on some key characters). Like two covers in one, like ice cream on top of ice cream. And if you think the cover rocks, wait till you see the interior art! And yes, it’s by John Cassaday too! I think it’s the best looking World War II horror story ever, so far (well, except for Hellboy of course).

What’s your cover of the week?

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Must we really say anything else?  Fine, fine.  EJ, Alex, and John review the kick-off issue of the new Superman arc, World of Krypton #1, Locke and Key: Headgames #3, and Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #3, the much anticipated continuation from Filipino superstar penciller Leinil Francis Yu.

Also… WATCHMEN.  ‘Nuff said.

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Tres Komikeros 23

ep23Forget what people say, the best remedy for a hangover is senseless nerd talk… as one (or all) of the Komikeros show in this latest installment of shenanigans and goings-on.  After reviewing Blue Beetle #36, Fantastic Four #564, and Savage Dragon #145, EJ, Alex, and John discuss some good news about Sam Jackson’s Marvel ties, and finally get all serious to talk about Marvel closing their Open Submissions Policy.

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