Ka-pow!
Off to finish writing Charmed: Season Ten #3…

Ka-pow!

Off to finish writing Charmed: Season Ten #3

from ROBYN HOOD: THE ONGOING SERIES #2.
Art by Claudia Balboni, colors by Slamet Mujiono, writes by me.
Coming next month.

from ROBYN HOOD: THE ONGOING SERIES #2.

Art by Claudia Balboni, colors by Slamet Mujiono, writes by me.

Coming next month.

I’ve been so excited about the release of the first issue of the now ongoing ROBYN HOOD that I haven’t spoken much about the beginning of my run on GRIMM FAIRY TALES.

#101, the start to said run, hit shelves two days ago. In it, we’re introducing basically an entirely new cast. The star since the beginning of the series, Sela Mathers, is still around but in a different role. She, her mentor Shang, and her former nemesis Belinda have opened Arcane Acre, a training ground for the Realm Knights of the future. There, they’re teaching the highborns and falsebloods (beings from one of the realms of power — Neverland, Oz, Myst, and Wonderland — living on Earth) what they’ll need to know to protect Earth and the realms.

The new cast is made up of SKYLAR MATHERS (Sela’s estranged daughter), VIOLET LIDDLE (the Mad Hatter and daughter of Calie Liddle, who I’m borrowing from the Wonderland series), and three brand new characters: the powerful WULF, the mysterious ALI, and HAILEY, a water nymph from Neverland.

I am enjoying writing this book more than I was prepared for, so I hope you’ll give this new YA spin on GFT a try! And c’mon, how good is that art by Andrea Meloni!

LIVE E-PANEL IN, LIKE, A FEW MINUTES OR SOMETHING!

About to be on a LIVE e-panel with Larry Watts and Tony Brescini (Team #RobynHood!) in fewer than five minutes!

Check www.youtube.com/comicfrontline and watch us live! Leave questions for us to answer or just marvel at how handsome these guys are, what the heck.

Here’s a colored version of the page that we showed in the Adventures in Poor Taste interview today. This is from ROBYN HOOD: THE ONGOING SERIES #2, written by me, drawn by Claudia Balboni, colored by Slamet Mujiono.

Here’s a colored version of the page that we showed in the Adventures in Poor Taste interview today. This is from ROBYN HOOD: THE ONGOING SERIES #2, written by me, drawn by Claudia Balboni, colored by Slamet Mujiono.

SO, here’s CINDERELLA #1.

Some backstory: For about a year, I was writing between 6 and 9 titles per month for Zenescope. I was exhausted, especially when I became editor as well. As of this July, I cut back to Robyn Hood and Grimm Fairy Tales, while also getting ahead on October’s Charmed: Season Ten. Because the demands of an ongoing series are far different than that of a mini, I was perfectly pleased to continue doing both of those.

I’d also decided that I wouldn’t be writing any more Age of Darkness titles. I wrote a large portion of the material leading to GFT #100, and since that story was spilling over into Joe Brusha’s REALM WAR series and the tie-ins that would follow, I thought I’d basically said what I had to say about this event.

And then Joe called me and asked me some questions about Hades, my favorite character that isn’t named Robyn or Marian. I love writing Hades, so I answered Joe’s questions, and then asked why. He said he was planning to do a series about Cinderella hunting down Hades during the apocalypse.

I instantly asked if I could write it.

Cinderella — “Cindy” — is the batshit crazy, sex crazed, bloodlusting Harley Quinn of the Grimm Universe. Hades is a troubled, fallen god constantly walking the line between trying to be good (for others) and doing bad (for himself). The series is a blast of action that will break your neck with its pace, but returning readers who dig Hades as much as I do might find something meatier here as well.

I’m having fun with this one, so I hope you give it a shot, especially if you’re already reading Realm War. I actually don’t quite know who is drawing it yet — it’s a three issue series, so I think the production schedule is a bit late to start and quicker moving than most of our minis. I’ll keep you updated.

Here’s the cover/solicit for GRIMM FAIRY TALES #104. I’m continuing my run as ongoing writer, and starting the first two-part story. I actually just finished scripting this issue about five minutes ago. It’s a fun one, a total blast of action. 

Like ROBYN HOOD this month, this issue is also a jumping on point. If you missed out on pre-ordering #101 - 103, this would be a nice time to pick it up! This issue, like the other bits I’m sharing, will be out in November and will be available for pre-order at your local comic shop in a couple of weeks.

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this.
The HELSING: THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT trade came out yesterday. Despite the added subtitle, it collects the regular Helsing #1-4 issues. 
This is my favorite of all of the work I’ve done with the exception of Robyn Hood. I’m very proud of the story collected here as well as the art team that made it more beautiful than I pictured it could’ve been.
And speaking of that team:
THE WRITES: MeTHE ARTS: Tony BresciniTHE COLORS: Fran Gamboa & JC RuizTHE FLASHBACKS: Andres EsparzaTHE LETTERS: Jim Campbell

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this.

The HELSING: THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT trade came out yesterday. Despite the added subtitle, it collects the regular Helsing #1-4 issues. 

This is my favorite of all of the work I’ve done with the exception of Robyn Hood. I’m very proud of the story collected here as well as the art team that made it more beautiful than I pictured it could’ve been.

And speaking of that team:

THE WRITES: Me
THE ARTS: Tony Brescini
THE COLORS: Fran Gamboa & JC Ruiz
THE FLASHBACKS: Andres Esparza
THE LETTERS: Jim Campbell

The cover and solicit for CHARMED: SEASON TEN #2. This one is out in November 2014 and will be available for pre-order in two weeks.

Over the next day or so, I’ll post the individual solicits for what I’m working on. This is for ROBYN HOOD #4, titled ROBYN HOOD & RED RIDING HOOD: CITY LIGHTS. I want to see if I can actually get the RH/RRH logo on the title for these issues instead of having it just as a title, because Red really is a co-lead with Robyn and Marian here, but we’ll see.
This is Tony Brescini’s first issue on the series, and man oh man.
Also, only four issues in and it’s another jumping on point! So jump on! It’ll be in Previews in a few weeks, and the issue itself will be released in November.

Over the next day or so, I’ll post the individual solicits for what I’m working on. This is for ROBYN HOOD #4, titled ROBYN HOOD & RED RIDING HOOD: CITY LIGHTS. I want to see if I can actually get the RH/RRH logo on the title for these issues instead of having it just as a title, because Red really is a co-lead with Robyn and Marian here, but we’ll see.

This is Tony Brescini’s first issue on the series, and man oh man.

Also, only four issues in and it’s another jumping on point! So jump on! It’ll be in Previews in a few weeks, and the issue itself will be released in November.