Hello everybody. It’s great to be back working on the BANG! Blog. It’s been about 15 months since my last Big Bang Chronological post, and I apologize for the delay. Unfortunately, after fighting a long sickness through 2020, it turned out to be a hard-to-detect cancer in my small bowel. That led to surgery, and a long hospital stay and rehab. I am currently doing fine, getting to the end of my chemotherapy and am finally able to work at my computer for short periods of time.
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Hi. We’re trying something a little bit different at Big Bang Comics right now and we can use your help. Each issue of Big Bang Adventures features a variety of characters and stories, but we’re hoping to issue multiple issues of this book in a row and not spread them out over a year or two. The series is written by Chris Ecker, drawn by Ron Williams, colored by Glenn Whitmore and edited by myself, Gary Carlson.
This is the eight page newsprint promotional flyer we put together to solicit the original Big Bang Comics mini-series from Caliber Press back in 1994. I had forgotten about it but inker extraordinaire Mike Matthew found his copy and posted it on Facebook, so thanks to Mike I’m sharing it here for anybody who did not see it there. Just click on each page for a better look. Gary Carlson 7/6/2020
In it, crazed genius Maurice Dvorak continues his crusade against radio station WXKZ, who claimed the patents for his invention, the Vocal Resonator due to the fact that he was their employee and developed it at work. Previously, Dvorak has been killing the radio station’s stars, but tonight’s diabolical plan will kill everybody at WXKZ’s live Scientific Awards show.
Remembering the late, great Curt Swan on his birthday. One of the greatest things about doing Big Bang Comics has been the chance to work with some of my favorite artists. Murphy Anderson (who was coloring some of the first BB issues) made this cover possible.
Murphy contacted Curt and then inked it too. It appeared on the #4 issue of BB from Caliber Press, and we reprinted it about two years later after we moved to Image Comics as issue #6. Even got them to sign it as “Swanderson”. (more…)