Wednesday, July 27, 2022

LOST AND FOUND

This past weekend at the San Diego Comic Con Marvel announced my latest project, Spider-Man: The Lost Hunt—with art by Eider Messias and Belardino Brabo.  Here's the description:

Releasing this November, SPIDER-MAN: THE LOST HUNT is a five-issue limited series that will dive into Kraven's origins, revealing secrets and answering mysteries Spidey fans have been waiting for. Prepare to explore the depths of what made Kraven the Hunter the powerhouse villain he was!

As Peter Parker and Mary Jane prepare for their new lives in Portland, a man from Kraven's past stalks them. Who is this mystery man, and what does he want with Spider-Man? Find out when we return to the time period after SPIDER-MAN: THE FINAL ADVENTURE when Peter Parker was powerless!

The first cover (by Ryan Brown) and a couple of teaser pages are below.  Enjoy!




Saturday, July 2, 2022

PRINT IT!

A number of people have asked if there's going to be a print edition of my novella, The Excavator.  Thanks to the fine folks at Neotext, there is—and it's now available at Amazon.  The print version includes all ten, full-color illustrations by the amazing Vassilis Gogtzilas and you can purchase it right here.


Sunday, June 26, 2022

NEVER GETTING OLD

I had a deep-dive conversation with the Never Gets Old podcast—talking about comics (of course!), as well as learning disabilities, the need for compassion, the creative process, and other things.

Enjoy!




Tuesday, June 21, 2022

EXCAVATION DAY!

My novella The Excavator—with illustrations by the brilliant Vassilis Gogtzilas—is on sale today. You can learn more at the Neotext site or order directly from Amazon.
You can also read a sample here.

Very excited about sharing this story with all of you. Hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

HAPPY 80th, SIR PAUL!

I am, as anyone who follows this blog knows, a hard core John Lennon fan: He remains my one true rock and roll hero. But the truth is, preferring John to Paul is like preferring breathing to the beating of my heart. Both are necessary to my existence.

Paul McCartney's music has brought me joy, comfort, and inspiration since I first laid eyes on the Beatles in the fifth grade, when they exploded across America's TV screens on The Ed Sullivan Show. There are a handful of other artists whose work has impacted me as much as Paul's, but none that have impacted me more.

My favorite Paul solo albums?  McCartney, Band on the Run, Tug of War, Flowers in the Dirt, and Memory Almost Full.

Favorite solo songs? In chronological order:

1.  "Junk"

2.  "Every Night"

3.  "Maybe I’m Amazed"

4.  "Too Many People"

5.  "Band on the Run"

6.  "Let Me Roll It"

7.  "Mamunia"

8.  "Let 'Em In"

9.  "London Town"

10. "Waterfalls"

11. "Tug of War"

12. "Here Today"

13. "The Pound is Sinking"

14. "Wanderlust"

15. "Put It There"

16. "Motor of Love"

17. "Calico Skies"

18. "Jenny Wren"

19. "Mr. Bellamy"

20. Medley from Memory Almost Full ("Vintage Clothes/That Was Me/ Feet in the Clouds/House of Wax/The End of the End")


If I had to pick one as my absolute favorite solo McCartney song, it would be the gorgeous, haunting "Waterfalls," which you can hear (and see!) in the video below.  (And how is it Paul looks younger there than he did during the Beatles years?)

Happy 80th, Sir Paul! 



Wednesday, June 8, 2022

BEN'S GOODBYE

The final issue of Ben Reilly: Spider-Man—wrapping up our four part exploration of Ben's life and psyche—is on sale one week from today.  It's been a genuine pleasure immersing myself in this unique, unforgettable character again—and doing it in the fine company of David Baldeon, Israel Silva, Joe Caramagna, and Danny Khazem.

Hope you've all enjoyed the ride.  And here's to the possibility of more untold tales of Spider-Man in the future!



Monday, June 6, 2022

VISITATIONS

I had an interesting conversation with Scott Larson of the Visitations podcast, discussing Spider-Man, the creative process, death, duality, and...Jack Benny?