Thursday, January 28, 2010

Incredibles Collected + New reviews

Apparently, there is now a collected volume out of my first arc on The Incredibles. More news on that after I go pick up a copy.

Otherwise, I've been writing comics at a breakneck pace. Which is good. But it leaves me little time to post. Which is bad. Anyway, I'm here now. And as usual, I have collected some recent reviews.

This time up, it's a look at issue 4 of The Incredibles. Co-written by Mark Waid and myself. Illustrated by Marcio Takara:

fandomania.com/comic-review-the-incredibles-4/

"Waid succeds in making the dialogue between the family members feels natural"

www.comixtreme.com/forums/showthread.php

"Waid and Walker, once again, have come up with a highly original idea for this latest Incredibles storyline."

www.comicbookbin.com/The_Incredibles004.html

"This story really captures the personalities of the characters"

forums.projectfanboy.com/showthread.php

"Mark Waid and Landry Walker continue to find ways to tell fresh stories in the ongoing Incredibles title."

bwmedia.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/todays-comic-the-incredibles-4/

"Dash is my favorite Incredible, so a story that focuses on him makes me very happy."

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Incredibles #4 - In stores now!

It's that time again. A new issue of The Incredibles, written by Mark Waid and myself and with art by Marcio Takara, is in stores now. I think. Honestly, I'm hearing some mixed reports. Let's assume it is in stores. And therefore you must acquire it.



This issue introduces a new villain to: Mezmerella. Originally, she was known as "Hypnotica", but this needed to be changed at the last minute due to the name being trademarked as part of some goth toy thing. And when I say "last minute" I mean it. Aaron Sparrow (editor, overlord, keeper of the three satchels of unspeakable evils) contacted me while I was in Disneyworld on my Honeymoon for input on a name change. My wife actually rattled off the name, and I threw it in with the rest. Mark and Aaron outvoted me and "Hypnotica" was no more. Sad.

I had a very specific look in mind for the character. So I had Eric (Jones) cobble together a quick sketch for Marcio.




And here's Marcio's version:



I'm really happy with the results on this one. Both Eric's original design, the interpretation by Marcio and the final colors... all came out great. But poor Mezmerella/Hypnotica. I wrote her background story on my iPhone while sitting in the lobby of Country Bear Jamboree at DisneyWorld. And her history... it is not a happy one.