August is flying by! Wasn't it just last week that I was at SDCC? Yeah, I know... Comic-Con International: San Diego should be called CCI:SD but that's a bit too much trouble to type.
Anyway, the end of August brings with it several new books that I'd like to tell you about.
First up is Station to Station, written by Gabriel Hardman and me with art by Gabriel. It's a one-shot from Dark Horse Comics:
Something terrible has happened to the Bay Area. A pipeline explosion has totaled Treasure Island and destroyed the Bay Bridge. At least, that’s the official story . . .
An interdimensional monster has been brought to San Francisco, and only the men responsible can fight it off, but can they resist its brainwashing? From the pages of Dark Horse Presents!
Dropping the very same day is Star Wars: Legacy #6, the first issue of a whole new arc! Written by Gabriel and me with beautiful art by Brian Thies, this is a great jumping on point if you're new to the series and were thinking about checking it out. Want to know more?
When word comes that Sith are being sought out and murdered by another Sith, Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao want to find out why.
The only things standing in their way are the Empire, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and the Imperial Knights!
* Artist Brian Thies (Marvel’s Winter Soldier) joins the team!
"Star Wars: Legacy is a worthy follow-up to the old one and a solid debut for Hardman and Bechko." — IGN
And one week later, Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen will be out as a hardcover from Marvel Comics. Dan Thompson and I co-wrote it, and there is lovely art by Mike Henderson, Mike Del Mundo, Stephanie Hans, and Vasilis Lolos. Here's the low-down:
The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman's heart -- and now he's her slave. Based on the world of ABC's hit primetime series ONCE UPON A TIME, this is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship -- and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White -- this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves -- the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past...and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman's loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?
Whew! Sorry for the shameless plug but I'm really proud of these three titles and hope you'll check one of them out. Next post I'll get back to weird birds and cute cats, promise.