SCOTT & STORE TALK IDW’S WINDBLADE: THE FIRST TRANSFORMERS COMIC CREATED BY WOMEN
CA: You’re the first female writer/artist team on a Transformers book. In an ideal world that might go without comment, but I’m curious to know if you’ve encountered much resistance, especially from those who might see Transformers as a “boys” franchise.
Mairghread Scott: IDW and Hasbro have been nothing but supportive of us and, although it’s not possible for the Internet to be happy about pretty much anything, the negative comments we’ve gotten have been far outweighed by the positive responses. Change in a brand — and its creators — is never easy, but it’s absolutely vital and most fans realize that. I hear far more people who see Windblade as a great step toward opening the brand to new readers and new stories than I do fans who want everything to stay just as it was. I see far more fans being excited about the fact that Sarah’s art is completely different from the other (still fabulous) books, than wishing she could just ape someone else’s vision.
Sarah Stone: I’ve been keeping my nose to the grindstone since the announcement to work on the books, so I haven’t really been looking around much. What I have seen has been very supportive and I feel very humbled by that, but my main priority is just to have the books look as awesome as I’m physically capable of making them. Hopefully the art will speak for itself, and that I’m a girl will be just a footnote.
Tom Scioli And John Barber Talk ‘Transformers vs. G.I. Joe’ [Interview]
By Chris Sims
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe is a crossover that sells it self, but the downside of that is that it’s been done often enough that it can be difficult to get excited about the next version. Unless, of course, you tell me that it’s going to be co-written, drawn, and lettered by Tom Scioli, the man who wrote the line “Robot Dracula is an efficient torturer” and rendered all other comics obsolete. If you do that, you have my attention, and that’s exactly what they did when they announced that Scioli and John Barber were kicking off an ongoing series about the two teams, set to launch with #0 on Free Comic Book Day.
To find out more about how the project came together, I spoke to Scioli and Barber about how the project came together, Scioli’s massive pitch document, and how their life-long and relatively recent love of the comics influenced their storytelling. Believe it or not, I don’t think we talk about Destro at all.
Knowing what to buy anyone during the holidays can make for a pretty dicey season of giving. But toy collectors with discerning tastes? That’s usually gift card territory. But it doesn’t have to end that way! We’re here to help with a guide breaking down some of the most awesome action figure and toy options for the young and young at heart (mostly the latter). Whatever your articulated plastic budget is this year, we’ve got recommendations sure to please. Hit the jump for ComicsAlliance’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to Awesome Action Figures.
By Caleb Goellner
There are a million graphic designers who might fancy themselves mashup mavens, but let’s be real: most of them can’t compete with the lines or gags of Marco D’Alfonso. Akira + Ghost Rider, Green Lantern + Marios Bros., Deadpool + The Walking Dead, Transformers + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and so many others.
By Andy Khouri
This week’s round up includes The Joker, Kitty Pryde, Wonder Woman, Elektra, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the cast of Community as Indiana Jones characters, Transformers, Breaking Bad, Louie C.K., Star Trek, Venture Bros., Sailor Moon, and several others.
By Brian Warmoth
It’s no secret artist Timothy Lim is one of our favorite things to happen to mash-up art on the Internet in the last decade. From Edvard Munch and Starscream to Calvin and Hobbes and Spider-Man, virtually everything he creates looks like it has been kissed by the AllSpark.