Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kickstart this Comic!

Here we go with the first of many discussions on Kickstarter projects I believe deserve the extra attention. Explosive Comics is a new company trying to get its first anthology to print. As this anthology will showcase a variety of its comics, there should be something in it to suit all tastes. One thing is certain- this anthology's take on superheroes promises to be very unique.

Mr. Massive, by Michael Oeur and Jeff McLelland, chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a boy who uses his superpowers as any typical boy would- particularly if he never had an Uncle Ben Parker telling him, "With great power comes great responsibility." Given Jeff McLelland's previous work on a variety of comics including Teddy and the Yeti, the zaniness of his "stupid" Youtube show Franks and Beans, and the premise of Mr. Massive, I think it's safe to say we'll see hilarity ensue.

The premise of Hero by Force, by Michael Oeur and Valerie Finnigan seems simple, exploring what can happen when a team of diverse individuals is forced to work together as a superhero team against their will. The questions such a premise raises, however, will not be so simple. I expect that this will appeal to the thinkers in comic fandom.

Bloodspade by Michael Oeur promises quite simply to terrify on every level, raising these scariest of questions: who will protect those who protect us, and how?

As for The Hair, I'm not the kind of person who thinks a favorite writer can do no wrong or that a comic book can be judged by good art alone, but the creepy, evocative art and the involvement of the versatile and seemingly omnipresent Michael Oeur and Twilight Lady's Blake Chen would by themselves make me consider pledging my support.

And these are just the highlights so far!

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