Memorial: Imaginary Fiends #2 kick-starts its grand adventure of child-like wonder and youth. This is about characters rediscovering their lost imagination and recognizing where their fantasies come from. There is a strong message about holding onto your dreams while entering adulthood. READ MORE
Memorial: Imaginary Fiends #1 is a pleasant nostalgic trip to the past, a reminder of child-like wonder and youth. At its center, this is a whimsical, yet dark tale about rediscovering your lost imagination. READ MORE
IDW Publishing and Chris Roberson started Monkeybrain Comics are teaming up in order to bring the successful Monkeybrain digital only books to print form this summer. The first book to be released is Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver’s “Edison Rex”, which is due out in June.
“Monkeybrain was founded because we love comics,” Chris Roberson said. “And thanks to IDW, we’ll have even more comics to love.” Read more below. READ MORE
Alex Ross (“Kingdom Come”) has largely been off of interior art work for quite some time. Finally, he’s back on the inside alongside writer Chris Roberson for Dynamite’s pulp-filled crossover event, Masks. When all goes to political hell in an alternate 1938, masked heroes The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider band together to take on the seediest of organized criminals. I’d say this one is worth it for Ross’ artwork alone, but knowing Chris Roberson, the story will probably be just as good. If you’re not convinced, you will be after the preview. READ MORE
Chris Roberson’s Memorial (review here) is one of the most invigorating and imaginative stories to come out in the past year, and it was only a matter of time before we caught word of its continuation. IDW just announced that as a follow-up to the original series, Roberson and Ellis are delivering “Memorial: Imaginary Friends”, a digital-only series (sucks for diehard print readers like myself) that begins today.
Roberson had planned for the series to expand beyond the initial miniseries, and doing so digitally likely leads to more creative options for the team. Roberson has been an advocate for digital comics for a while, so it will be interesting to see what he can do with the medium under IDW. The series is to be released in nine eight-page chapters for a prince of 99 cents. READ MORE
One of the most delightfully original series to come out of IDW in the past year, Chris Roberson’s Memorial is a psychedelic pastiche of popular characters and genre tropes that manages to read as refreshing rather than clichéd. In the hardcover edition’s introduction, Bill Willingham (“Fables”) writes that Roberson once described Memorial as “a catalogue of all the cool stuff I want to do” and it shows. It’s no small feat, combining elements of Disney, steampunk, and Biblical legend, but Roberson pulls it off with startling aplomb. His unabashed joy in the world he creates, and the characters with which he populates it, is undeniably infectious. Artist Rich Ellis joins Roberson as they create the outlandish world of “Memorial,” where disbelief is permanently suspended. READ MORE
Alex Ross is well known for his comic cover art, however, he has not done a full interior for a book since “Justice”, which ended in 2007. Perhaps even more noteworthy is that fact that this is the first work-for-hire project that Roberson has agreed to since putting the kibosh on DC and Marvel. Masks comes from Dynamite, and it brings together all of their pulpy masked heroes including The Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, Zorro, The Spider, Miss Fury, The Black Batand, and more. The hype for “Masks” will be insane. READ MORE
This month marked the release of the third installment of Chris Roberson’s IDW series, Memorial. The book focuses around Em, a girl who awakes in the hospital remembering absolutely nothing from her past. After being drawn to a strange magic shop, her world is flipped completely upside-down as she discovers the existence of extraordinary lands that exist beyond the fabric of our world. Em quickly finds herself in the midst of a very strange battle between two metaphorical forces. Mixing together elements from children’s literature, science fiction, fantasy, and some horror, Memorial is a vast epic, and it’s only just beginning.
Chris Roberson took the time to sit down with BD to discuss the adventures of Em and friends, his inspiration for the series, the theme of memory, and he even offered his thoughts on Before Watchmen! Read on for the skinny…
Chris Roberson has had our hearts for a while with I Zombie, and he’s about to bring us on another wild adventure into a supernatural world of fantasy, lost memories, and magic. This week dawns the first issue of Memorial a brand new series from Roberson with Rich Ellis lending some fantastic artwork. Memorial looks to be a vast and expansive story that is difficult to not fall in love with immediately. From a creepy ventriloquist villain to a talking cat in a magic shop, this one has bizarre adventure written all over it. So if you’re ready to take a ride into one of the most promisingly imaginative books of the New Year, dive into Memorial from IDW this week. Check the ridiculous 11-page preview inside as well. Read on for the skinny…
This is it, the holiday week us upon us, judgment is near, the end is extremely nigh! This is your chance to get those last minute gifts you really should have bought a month ago. Or, if you’re all done your shopping, just treat yourself to some comics this week. This week brings on the first ish Chris Roberson’s brand new book MEMORIAL, plus the newest issues of VENOM, BATMAN, and more. Read on for the skinny…
Isn’t it what all of us have been thinking the past 4/5 years anyway? This week begins the newest story arc for writer Chris Roberson’s ‘I, ZOMBIE’ series from publisher Vertigo entitled ‘VAMPIRES SUCK’, AKA issue #7. Beyond the break you can check out a 3 page preview of the book before it drops on Wednesday. Read on for the skinny!
There are few titles that scream Halloween for me as much as Chris Roberson’s throwback title “I, ZOMBIE”. The story, while not for everyone, seems to capture that feeling of when you would read horror comics as a kid, and for that I give the creative team over at Vertigo a lot of credit. Beyond the break you will find a 5 page preview of the sixth issue that goes on sale next Wednesday. Read on for the skinny!