Hello again! Today's edition is... an all black and white special! Woo!
Honestly, if I could publish the book in mono, I would. It's crisp, it's cool, and it's essentially how comics looked when I was a kid (with the occasional colour spread for impact) so to me it feels "right". But the prevailing wisdom is that B&W gives the book an "indie" feel, when we're going for mainstream superhero awesome, so it had to go. Bah.
Anyway - here's a mega double page splash from issue two. I was a little nervous when I first read the script for this - it's been said before, but it's all very well for a writer to ask for vast armies and planetary destruction, but drawing it is another matter. That said, this was a lot of fun and really helped to define our world.
Next up, some pages from issue 3. We spend a lot of time on the Gods' homeworld of Neboron in this ish - and that gave me the chance to bust out the highfalutin' alien tech and Kirby-style furniture.
Back down to Earth, and another page from issue 3. Zoe is about to get some bad news. To my surprise, I really, really enjoy doing the down-to-Earth stuff, though it takes more time by way of research and so on. The guy at the window is the head of the paper where Zoe works - he's half Jack Kirby and half my Dad.
Zoe runs it off.
And finally, a guest appearance from one of my flat-out favourite artists, Joe Infurnari. He did this pin-up for us and is also drawing Mark Waid's back-up which I think begins in ish two. He's a genius. I've looked at this pic a dozen times and I *just* noticed the stocking flying off and the shoe in Zoe's hand. Ain't it somethin'?