Catching up (Part 1)

30 Apr

by Mike Hansen

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The last few weeks have been wonderfully busy for me, and for comics.

I moved into a new house, which is the main reason for the recent lack of posts (THIS time).

I had an incredibly successful WonderCon, establishing/re-establishing contact with a number of fellow comics pros. Now for the final push to get my new comics project going in time for Comic-Con: so I can finally share details with you. (It was easily the best WonderCon I’ve ever attended: at double the size of last year, it’s well on its way to becoming the next Comic Con.)

One of the pros I met at WonderCon was artist Rob Liefeld. I was a fan of his energetic work at Marvel and Image in the late ’80s/early ’90s. I found a few items in my collection that I scanned for Marvel’s recent X-Force Omnibus, so I decided to introduce myself to him. It turned out he was about to take a break from his booth, so I think the quick impression I gave him was as more of a fan than a fellow pro. Oh, well…

During my move, I apparently missed out on some more freelance Marvel books research. Well, maybe next time. But hey, at least the first of the books I’ve researched has finally been announced:

Venom: The Enemy Within

by Carl Potts, Ann Nocenti, Bruce Jones, Peter David, Tom Lyle, Kelley Jones, Bob McLeod, Jim Craig

After turning over a new leaf and vowing to protect the innocent, Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote stalk the streets of San Francisco looking for trouble as Venom – and boy, do they find it in these action-packed tales! It’s a veritable who’s-who of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes as Venom goes toe-to-toe with the Punisher, Juggernaut, Demogoblin, and Morbius the Living Vampire! But when Eddie Brock bonds with yet another parasitic life-form, will he succumb to madness – or can he conquer the enemy within? Plus: Venom takes on the ever-incredible Hulk, in a rare and never-before-reprinted tale written by legendary Hulk scribe Peter David!

COLLECTING: Venom : Funeral Pyre 1-3, Venom: The Madness 1-3, Venom: The Enemy Within 1-3, Incredible Hulk & Venom 1

I’m officially getting new professional comics credits! Hooray! I’M BACK, BABY.

More soon…

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