PRESENTS! LEGION Q & A! JOY! JUSTICE LEAGUE! SANFORD! EXCLUSIVE! ART! ART! ART!
a jinxworld newsletter
Welcome back to the newsletter! A couple of things have happened this week.
JOY TO THE WORLD!
First of all, it was the Dark Horse release of the second issue of our brand-new science-fiction Odyssey JOY OPERATIONS cocreated by the amazing Stephen Byrne.
THANK you for buying this. Thank you for the enthusiastic feedback. Thank you for the cool reviews. As I said a couple of newsletters ago, putting new stuff into the world is always nerve-racking. Getting a message from someone on Instagram describing how much they enjoyed being ‘somewhere new’ is just about the nicest thing. It makes all that nerve-racking energy that proceeded it worthwhile.
Stephen snuck off for the holidays but not before dropping this on us. A sneak preview from issue five.
While I’m on the subject of new Dark Horse releases, Michael Avon Oeming and I are very excited to announce the release of the softcover edition of our Powers graphic novel POWERS: THE BEST EVER.
This celebrates POWERS 20TH ANNIVERSARY and publication with a brand-new, full graphic novel length story that takes place 20 years to the day from the books debut. We’re really excited to have this graphic novel out again. Michael has been publishing his other work through dark horse for many years and it always seemed that Powers should be a Dark Horse book.
Also, we know we picked up some new readers from Powers substantial guest starring role in Donnie Cates and Geof Shaw’s lunatic CROSSOVER series at image.
No spoilers, but Mike and I and colorist Nick Filardi all made creative guest spots. I’ve been reluctant to talk about it here because the whole damn thing revolves around you not knowing and just letting it happen. I’m very glad we agreed to be part of this insanity when we first heard about it.
Justice League Annual!
EXCLUSIVE! A few days ago I announced the Legion of superheroes animated show and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who spread the word and signed up. We have had a huuuuge amount of sign-ups this week.
Because of that, and ‘tis the season, I’m going to do a surprise sneak preview world exclusive art drop of the other thing I talked about a couple of days ago: THE JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL that I’ve been working on all year with Eisner award-winning Bitter Root removed co-creator Sanford Greene.
The annual got pushed to February making it officially next year’s annual. Sanford’s work means a lot to me so having this be one of my last issues of Justice league is really special. There’s a lot here that I’m not going to explain with spoilers but, MAN! these pages…
I could literally post every page of this in tribute. I will post color after the holidays. Tell your local comic shop that you would like to preorder. And yes, it does connect directly to the events of Justice league/Legion of superheroes miniseries by myself and Scott Godlewski
LEGION TV Q and A
As I said last newsletter this is very early goings for the LEGION OF SUPERHERO TV show so there’s really not much more I can confidently say but after the announcement some of you asked some good questions and asked for some clarification…
WHAT IS ADULT ANIMATION?
I used the phrase ‘adult animation’ to describe this show. Some of you definitely have different interpretations of what adult animation means :). Some incorrectly labeled this as potential hard-core pornography. NO. This is a Warner Bros. animation production. Adult means adult THEMES. Obviously, there are hundreds of examples of mature themed animated projects from all over the world.
In the superhero spaces, there are different levels of sophistication meant for different audiences. There are even previous animated Legion shows that skewed young and some people hearing this announcement immediately referenced that. I was just letting you know that this is potentially something else.
I also know that development is a really interesting organic process and having been developing Legion ideas myself for the last four years I know that ANYTHING could happen. It’s part of my job to stay open-minded to any possibility for a great Legion of Superheroes experience for everyone who wants one.
WHAT STYLE OF ANIMATION?
Great question. I have no great answer. yet. I can tell you, the pandemic has allowed a lot of people in the animation spaces all over the world, both independent and multimedia corporate, to explore.
You’ve already seen some of this pop up in all kinds of special projects.
I think we’re about to see a golden age of animation something akin to the birth of Pixar.
Or not :-)
But Legion’s core concepts are so well suited to take full advantage of all these new techniques and technologies that have been developing last couple of years.
but in the meantime, read the comics!!
Ok, next up is the series debut of Naomi and the surprises of 2022!!
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and as always, we leave you with a moment of Joy!