While we’re waiting for IndyPlanet to upload our latest issues (Big Bang Adventures #23 and 24, Knight Watchman: Creatures of the Knight #2, National Guardians #3), I thought I’d remind you of our other recent issues that have been listed on IndyPlanet.com.
Big Bang Adventures #18
Journey into the past with these two Ultiman stories. In “The Fury of Faust’s Four”, our hero fails to save a moon-bound rocket from blowing up and as the four occupants lay dying they sell their souls to a demon for revenge against Ultiman, becoming some of the Ultimate Human Being’s most dangerous enemies: The Visible Man, the Wisp, Vesuvius and the Glob. Art: Ron Williams. Pinups Frank Fosco. Next up, Ultraman’s toddler daughter gains his amazing powers from a chunk of Ultranium, the radioactive meteor that originally gave Chris Kelly his own powers, which are now at low ebb. How do you stop the world’s most powerful baby – especially when she’s angry? Art: Jeff Weigel. (more…)
Greetings to all of you in the Big Bang Gang. There are new issues of Big Bang Comics up for sale on IndyPlanet.com as print-on-demand copies for about $5.00 or pdf downloads for 99 cents. You ought to check them out. These are issues of Big Bang Adventures and our Anomalies series. It’s New Comic Book Day every day at IndyPlanet.com. Here are our latest offerings, all available at https://www.indyplanet.com/?s=Big+Bang+Comics.
The last episode of this blog was about Big Bang Comics #20, but instead of moving on to the next issue, it’s time to play a little “catch up”.
If you recall, Big Bang started out as a series of back-up stories in my Berzerker comic book, published by Gauntlet Comics/Caliber Press starting in 1993. (If you don’t recall, you can go back to earlier BANG blogs #s 4 through 15 and read all about the good old days).
The retro back-up stories proved so popular that we spun them off into their own book, Big Bang Comics, which celebrated and paid homage to the comic book artists and writers of the Golden and Silver Ages. When our deal at Caliber soured, Erik Larsen invited Chris Ecker and myself to move Big Bang to Image Comics, which we did in 1996. (more…)
WANTED: More readers like Chris McLeish!Comic Book Review: I backed and read the Big Big Bang Comics Anthology (around 100 pages) by Big Bang Comics, Michael Fitzgerald Troy, Cosmic Lion Productions and an all-star roster of wonderful artists! The book looks amazing! In brief, the Big Big Bang Comics Anthology is a fun celebration of the Big Bang Comics universe founded by Gary Carlson and Chris Ecker.Some of my favorite parts were Brian Payne & Michael Fitzgerald Troy's Teen Rex (or Jurraxia) stories (all 3 of them!), Evan Quiring & Diego Vazquez's Badge/Ladybug story, Mahdi Khene's Ultiman/Knight Watchman pinup and Michael Fitzgerald Troy & Meesimo's Ultragirl/Megaton story. Todd Blackwood's pinups were also stellar! Teen Rex and Moray really deserve their own movie. The Anthology is a great place to meet various heroes of the Big Bang Comics universe. A lot of love and enthusiasm was poured into this book! Congratulations to Michael Fitzgerald Troy and the entire team.I am going to post 1 of my favorite pages from the book, and my last comment is that the anthology taps into a range of genres within the superhero schema (e.g., there is a 60s-70s sci-fi flavor in Teen Rex), so potential readers will definitely meet a character that suits what they like in comics. The Big Big Bang Comics Anthology is an incredible book! ... See MoreSee Less