TOMORROW’S SUPER-PERSON PUNCH-UP COMIX, TODAY!
Huh, the present has finally caught up with this comic that was from the future when it was originally posted in the past.
I love Space Shark.
I’ve written about it before (and one of Chris Graves other comics), and I’m rather proud to own an epic piece of artwork where Space Shark wields a gun-tar against a backdrop of Kirby Krackle. I love Space Shark is essentially what I’m saying.
On the most obvious level, it’s an awesome comic about a badass shark in space; and there is nothing in that to NOT love. But there’s a bunch of non-obvious stuff going on too, so I’m having a think about #50.
Fifty is a helluva a milestone, and traditionally comic milestones are celebrated by: villain teamups! secret origins! and dramatic new directions for the characters! The last would be a waste (because Space Shark is gruddamn perfect), but we are treated to the first two. Sort of.
Read it now. It’s free, it’s great, and I’m not going to be precious about spoilers.
I asked Vishal + HannaH (separately) what to draw, and recieved the request Space Marine + Plane Crash.
Which is, I guess, pretty much what I deserved.
"A kind, benevolent, and amiable brick."
Quick sketch of Badb from The Wicked + The Divine
Fuck fear. Fuck making your book worse to make it appeal to a larger group of people at a less intense level.
How stories end is important. It was the central thesis of Six-Gun Gorrilla, and X-Men Legacy made a big deal of it too. Now that Legacy has ended it seems like a good point to look at the ending and how that reflects on the whole story.
Trouble is, the ending of XML stunk.