We’re wrapping up the first issue right now and the series should debut in the fall.
Speaking of splendid artwork, if you look below you’ll find a page by my extraordinarily talented Savior 28 collaborator Mike Cavallaro. It’s from a story called “That Which Is Most Needed”—our contribution to the upcoming Occupy Comics benefit book, proceeds of which will go to support the Occupy movement. (Hmmmm. That narrator looks awfully familiar...)
Something else I want to bring to your attention is the Albany Comic Con: a one-day affair that takes place on June 10th in (no surprise) Albany, New York. I’ll be there along with Ron Marz, Jim Starlin, Matthew Dow Smith, Todd Dezago, the legendary Joe Sinnott and a host of others. Cons like this are the anti-SDCC—providing an intimate environment where comic book fans and creators can mingle freely and no movie stars need apply. More info right here.
Finally, a gentle reminder that my Mighty Thor Annual will be in stores on June 6. “Scrier’s Game” is a decidedly cosmic tale featuring the thunder god, the Silver Surfer, Galactus, Scrier, Oblivion and the enigmatic entity called The Other. (Here’s a Newsarama interview I did about the project back in April.) The art is by Richard Elson,who deftly combines Buscema-like elegance with Kirbyesque power. (Don’t ask me why the page below—provided by Marvel.com—says this is from the 2011 annual. Unless of course Thor used his hammer to travel back in time and took our story along with him.)
The Adventures of Augusta Wind is ©copyright 2012 J.M. DeMatteis & Vassilis Gogtzilas; “That Which Is Most Needed” is ©copyright 2012 J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Cavallaro; Thor is, of course, ©2012 Marvel Entertainment (but let’s not forget that he was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee).