Marvel and DC have really lost me lately. Both companies are SO focused on capturing headlines and turning profits with their characters that they have, in my opinion, lost sight of what made their comics enjoyable and popular in the first place. It's event after event after event, and they cavalierly destroy and reboot the universes and characters with little regard to longtime fans.
With JOHN AMAN, AMAZING MAN Barry Gregory and Steven Butler have tapped into the same kind of comics that I loved when I was younger. It's this kind of book that captures not only my imagination but emotional investment in the characters. They've taken long-lost and often-overlooked Golden Age characters and breathed new life into them. Some of the characters' original visuals are, and I'll be generous here, rough to say the least. These gentlemen have kept the core of the designs intact while honoring the original characters and creators while at the same time bringing them into fresh new adventures with updated and sleek looks. THESE are characters that I can get behind in today's overcrowded, event-driven market.
Back this project, folks. It's a Copper Age feel applied to classic characters with modern-day storytelling. You won't be disappointed. I've got the four currently-available issues and I love them. And if the comics alone aren't enough, you can get an action figure for $25 as well!!
I'm a Graphic Artist for AccuWeather, one of the world's leading private weather firms. Primarily, I draw and design a lot of the weather pages and maps you see in local newspapers (that are AccuWeather clients), as well as drawing many web and television features for newscasts and meteorologists.|
I'm also a lifelong comic book fan, and while I once considered trying to become a professional comic book artist, I realized it was beyond my skill level and now design comic characters simply for my own pleasure. I focus primarily on Steel Wolf, my longest-running OC. He's been with me since High School, and the world he occupies has steadily been forming ever since.
Marital Status: Married, with 2 awesome sons
Current Residence: Tyrone, PA, USA