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THE ONES PREVIEW! BASEBALLS! SUMMER GONE! JOY!
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First off, we got a biiiiig preview for you. Here’s an actual sneak peak at are all new, already well reviewed (whew), new super group…. THE ONES!!
Coming soon! 11/2 from our partners at the amazing Dark Horse comics. co created by the amazing Jason Edgar.
The official words: Brian Michael Bendis will soon return to the world of superheroes with his next offering from Dark Horse Comics: The Ones, a comedic take on the fabled "one savior" from each mythology. Bendis is joined by rising star Jacob Edgar and ComicBook.com has an exclusive sneak peek at the title's first issue.
"Jacob is an amazing artist and creating this brand-new, fun-as-hell world with him has been one of the greatest delights," Bendis said in a press release first announcing the title. "Wilson and the rest of The Ones are among my absolute favorite creations I've ever been a part of and I can't wait to introduce you to all of them."
"I'm beyond thrilled and still geeking out to be teaming with Brian on this project and bringing all these amazing, crazy characters to life," Edgar added. "I've always felt like comedy in comics is tough to do, but I genuinely laugh out loud reading these scripts as they come in. So, I'm excited for the comics world to get to experience what I've been enjoying. Beyond the comedy, we've got plenty of action coming your way as well, this book is a blast to work on."
With that, here’s the big first look!
So, with summer gone, I have to recap the dumbest fun thing I did.
A few weeks ago I agreed to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game even though I HAVEN'T THROWN A BALL SINCE 1981.
My entire baseball experience is Yeeeeears ago, true baseball fans Joe Quesada and Matt Fraction took me to a Phillies game and- and I treated it like a Food Channel show. ‘Oh, the hot dogs!’ They were so annoyed.
So I’m not known for my baseball anything.
Mostly to delight Matt and Joe, my wife, kids, and literally ANYone else who ever met me, I said yes to throwing out the pitch at the Hillsboro hops Marvel themed evening. In front of people. A lot of people.
Why did they ask me? Honestly, I think my name comes up alphabetically if you google ‘Portland Marvel writer.’ If Jason Aaron lived in town, I’m shit out of luck. But they did call and I said yes… for all the wrong reasons.
Also, I’M A FIFTY FIVE YEAR OLD JEW WHO HASN'T THROWN A BASEBALL FOR ANY REASON WHAT SO EVER SINCE 1981! Also, anyone who grew up with the infamous Howard Stern bababooey pitch saga knows how bad these things can go.
But life is about experience and I clearly wanted this one.
My friends started sending me ‘how to pitch’ youtube videos. A neighbor came over to help me.
I even found a marvel baseball jersey gifted to me by joe and Nancy quesada well over 20 FUCKING YEARS AGO. I never had it on my body till this day. Fit great!
My 9 year old son never stopped chuckling at the sight of me in this and I realized, to him, it was like I was walking around in an astronaut’s space suit.
(I literally got like ten offers to buy this jersey right off of me right there.)
In front of my wife and children, I took to the field.
I could barely see in the sun.
I got it over the plate. No one got hurt. I didn’t accidentally bean the guy dressed as Thor.
And I finally got the words I have waited decade for :)
All this AND I get to write comic books all day.
So when I say, I am FILLED with gratitude to you, I hope this proves it.
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