Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Turtles go "Walkabout"...


Hitting stores this week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #16. I've written the lead story in this issue which features art by Chad Thomas, and Paul Allor tackled the second tale, with art by Marcelo Ferreira. This story was a long time in the making, as we had to keep tweaking it to keep up with recent events in the show, but I'm really happy with the result.

You can check out a free 5-page preview of the issue here. But you'll have the buy the comic if you want to see just where Master Splinter disappears to on his mysterious yearly "walkabouts." Also, you get to learn a bit about Michelangelo's "sweet ninja skills." And I think that's a life lesson we can all learn from.

Issue # 16's Variant Cover.

The Rasp of Con...

Just got back from New York Comic Con yesterday, and I wanted to send out a quick thank you to all the fans who came out to see me at the DK and the Insight Editions booths. I had a great time meeting all of you, as well as catching up with a lot of old friends. Just like last year, my voice gave out Thursday night, so thanks for straining to hear my hoarse rasp.

Looking forward to the 2015 show. Maybe I should stock up now on hot tea and honey...

Monday, October 6, 2014

New York Comic Con 2014...


This Thursday, I'll be arriving in New York City for the annual Comic Con held at the Jacob Javits Center. If you're up for braving the crowds at the show, here's my signing schedule this year:

Thursday, October 9th from 5-6 p.m.: DK Publishing booth (# 1831)

Friday, October 10th from 5-6 p.m.: DK Publishing booth (# 1831)

Saturday, October 11th from 3-4 p.m.: Insight Editions booth (# 1869)


At the DK booth, I'll be signing the newly released Batman: A Visual History, DC Comics: A Visual History (an updated edition of DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle), and whatever other titles of mine they happen to have in stock at the time.


At the Insight Editions booth, I'll be signing advance copies of an advice book from the mind of the Clown Prince of Crime itself, The World According to The Joker. (More about that book in a later posting). I'll also be signing my other new title from that publisher, The World According to Wolverine.

As with every appearance I do, I'm always happy to sign any of my older books or comics that you bring from home, or am up for just chatting all things comics, so be sure to stop by and say hello.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Batman: A Visual History...




I think I've been training for this book since the 5th grade. Out today is Batman: A Visual History, a complete month-by-month history of the Dark Knight Detective from 1939 until 2014. This project was a huge labor of love for me, and a chance to dig into the character's background more than I ever have before. I even learned a few things along the way. Your life just cannot be considered complete until you discover the existence of the Bat-Train and characters like Ally Babble.

I first started working on this format of book for DK Publishing with Marvel Year by Year, originally titled The Marvel Chronicle. That book took four of us to write. Then came the DC edition, DC Comics Year by Year, and five of us handled the writing and research on that particular book. As a big fan of Spidey, when I had the chance to write half of the Spider-Man Chronicle alongside the talented Alan Cowsill, I jumped at it. But when Batman came around, things were different. This was the character that first truly brought me into the world of comic books. I had to try to write the whole thing.

I say try, as there were a few deadline alterations, and suddenly, I just couldn't fit the entire book into my schedule. Luckily, Matt Forbeck stepped up and turned in the great 1960s chapter, helping get the book finished in time.

If you're a Batman fan, casual or diehard, this book is for you. I included everything that was fit to print about the Caped Crusader, from little known gems like Bob Kane's "biographical" comic in Real Fact Comics # 5 (November/December 1946) to large modern events like the "Hush" storyline.

You can buy the book here, or come see me at the New York Comic Con where I'll have plenty on hand at the DK Publishing booth. More details on that to come next week. In the meantime, here's a sneak a peak at a few of the book's interior pages:





Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stepping Out...



Just got home to find these guys waiting for me. You can pick up your copy of my newest Looney Tunes issue (# 221) on October 1st. Find out what happens when Wile E. Coyote realizes he's living inside a comic book. 

Psst... high jinks. The answer is high jinks.

Monday, September 15, 2014

ACE...


This Saturday (September 20th), come join me at ACE, the Asheville Comic Expo. It's a great little one-day show that runs from 11am to 6pm. If you go, be sure to stop by my table (G12) and flip through some of my latest books and comics.

Hope to see you at the show!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Four Scoops of Awesome...


This Wednesday, be sure to check out my first Ninja Turtles comic. While this initial story is only a four-page tale, Marcelo Ferreira and I manage to pack in plenty of action featuring everyone's favorite feline made purely out of a delightful frozen dessert, Ice Cream Kitty. You can read a free preview of Landry Q. Walker and Dario Brizuela's lead story here.

Check out those variants! You need all of them!