It's me again.
Yeah, sorry, I don't post here very much, do I?
I always mean to, but you know, work has to come first. And believe it or not, my family likes to see me sometimes too. And then there's football, of course. And sometimes I even read.
But I figured it was time at least for an update on what I've been up to lately and what books I've got coming up.
THOR GOD OF THUNDER is still thundering along. Issue #11 just came out, wrapping up the story that started way back in issue #1. Next up, our amazing artist Esad Ribic takes a bit of a break and the great Ron Garney joins the book for a big arc focusing on Malekith the evil Dark Elf, who just happens to be the villain in the upcoming THOR: THE DARK WORLD motion picture (Buy copies for your movie-going friends!). I gotta say, the response to GOD OF THUNDER so far has really blown me away. It seems to be one of the best received books I've ever done. Which is great for me, because I'm having one hell of a time and hope to stick around for a really long run.
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN is about to wrap up one of our biggest arcs yet, the "Hellfire Saga," which ties up some of the plot threads that have been dangling for a long time now (I've written almost 40 issues of this book so far. Can't believe that. It's been a crazy couple of years.) After the "Hellfire Saga" we launch right into "Battle of the Atom," the year's big X-Men crossover event. Coming out of that, I'll still be writing WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, still putting those poor kids through hell. But I'll also be taking on...
AMAZING X-MEN. A new series, featuring awesome art by the awesome Ed McGuinness. Our first arc: "The Quest for Nightcrawler." 'Nuff said.
SOUTHERN BASTARDS is the first creator-owned series I've had announced since SCALPED wrapped up. It's also my first work for Image. Think SCALPED, but with rednecks. All drawn by my pal Jason Latour. No release date yet, though we're shooting for early next year.
I was thrilled to be invited by Scott Snyder to write a short story for his upcoming AMERICAN VAMPIRE anthology. It was great to work for Vertigo again, even if it was just a few pages.
Other than that... there are a few other things I'm already working on. A couple more creator-owned projects, as well as some new stuff for Marvel. But that'll all have to stay seeeeecret for just a little bit longer.
Um, what else?
I'm reading the Song of Ice and Fire books. Already mourning the loss of Breaking Bad as it winds down. Ready for some football (Roll Tide!).
If you want me to scribble on your comics, the only other show I'll be doing this year is my friend Tony Moore's Cincy Comicon in September. So bring your shit and I'll be happy to devalue it for you. I'm sure I'll be doing a few cons next year. Don't know what they'll be yet though.
But anyway, that's what I'm up to. How about you?
And as always, thanks for reading.