Thursday, January 31, 2008
Despite what the solicit on the DC Comics website would have you believe, issue # 12 of Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century is actually my second issue for that title, featuring a story starring Timber Wolf. While the rest of his team is off celebrating National Legion Day, Timber Wolf uncovers an assassination plot that just might be targeting the very heroes the people of New Metropolis have gathered to honor. The issue goes on sale March 12th, and features art by the talented Ethan Beavers.
Many thanks to editor Jeanine Schaefer for supplying the sneak peak at issue twelve's cover.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 4:32 PM
Monday, January 28, 2008
Be sure to reserve your copy of Looney Tunes # 161 at your local comic store this week. The issue will be released on April 28th, and features a story I wrote where Elmer Fudd tries his hand at the real estate business, much to the dismay of a certain famous gray hare. It also features work by Sam Agro, Robbie Busch, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Ruben Torreiro and Horacio Ottolini, with a cover by Scott Gross.
Click here to see the solicit on the DC website.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 9:00 AM
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Last Wednesday, comic stores nationwide saw the release of my new book from DK Publishing, Marvel Heroes Greatest Battles. This week, this 48-page book for young readers (available in both hard and soft cover) is now available at books stores all over the country. Now all of you who maintain unhealthy fears of rooms crowded with action figures and back issues can shamelessly walk into your local corporate chain store, and read the book for free while you accidentally spill drops of coffee on it in the cafe. Oh, and be sure to get one of those brownies while you’re there. Those things are awesome.
In other news, here are a couple of nice reviews for my first issue of Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century:
The Legion Abstract blog
Thanks to everyone who took the time out to comment. And while you're wasting time on the internet, why not check out LegionWorld.net? It's a great site for diehard and casual Legion fans alike to share their opinions on the latest comics and Legion-related news. After all, what are the odds that your boss will come to your cubicle today? I say, take the risk.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 8:46 AM
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Gallery 194 signing in Michigan. We had a great turnout, and it was really refreshing to see so many young faces in the crowd. Hey, maybe this industry won't die before I do.
If you missed the Q and A and the signing, don't worry your pretty little head over it. You can at least check out the comic art hanging on the walls until the exhibit closes on February 8th. And for those of you who did catch the show, tell your friends, and your friends' friends to go take a look for themselves. Hopefully your phone conversations with your friends' friends won't be too awkward. I mean, your friends seem like nice people, so I'm sure their friends aren't too bad. Just put a little effort into it.
Head to www.gallery194.com for more info.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 7:32 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Be sure to visit your local comic store this week for my first issue of Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century. Issue # 10 features art by series regular, Alex Serra, and inks by Jeff Albrecht. Read all about the true story of five evil strangers as they are forced to live in a house (with Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad) and have their lives taped (sort of). Find out what happens when they stop being polite, and start getting real.
Or something like that.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 8:21 AM
Saturday, January 5, 2008
For those of you around the Detroit-ish area, be sure to check out a new exhibit of comic book art at Gallery 194 in my parents' home town of Lapeer. The show will feature art from local cartoonists, as well as from a few of my friends in the comic world. Omega the Unknown's Farel Dalrymple, JSA Classified and Legion of Super-Heroes' Steve Uy, Sidescrollers' Matt Loux, and The Mighty Skullboy Army's Jacob Chabot will all have artwork proudly hung on the gallery's walls. And about halfway through the exhibit (on the 19th), I'll be flying to the show to give a talk about writing comics and to do a signing. There'll be other workshops there and such, so don't miss your chance to help spread a little comic culture to the Midwest.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 3:51 PM