Over at IDW, I will be providing covers for the new ’24: Legacy’ five-issue comic book series that reveals the history of Jack Bauer’s replacement in the CTU and launches in April. This comic book mini-series will serve as a prequel to the new FOX TV show debuting in February starring Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits.
Have you ever wondered what would happen in a Godzilla V Gamera face-off? Having gone to G-Fest a few weekends ago and seeing the new King Kong movie trailer has got me feeling nostalgic… so I had to dig up these few pages I completed years ago. These were just for fun and not part of any official project.
One of the things I love about Gojira/Godzilla is that he can play either protagonist or antagonist depending on what side of the volcano he wakes up on. On this day, he’s clearly the heel for our Guardian of the Universe and friend to all children, Gamera. We can only imagine of the climatic battle that takes place after page 5. Maybe we’ll see it someday.
My friends at Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book” this fall. This will present 45 black-and-white, detailed, and original illustrations — I submitted a few pages for this book so be on the lookout for that. Who knows, I might even do a coloring contest around the release of the book. I’ll keep you posted.
- Black and white, 96 pages
- Trade paperback, 10″ x 10″
Who’s #1? This guy! Been working on this for quite some time but now the official word is out at SDCC. Look for Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse #1 to be released on October 26, 2016. ‘Verse is a new six-issue mini-series written by Chris Roberson and drawn by yours truly. The publisher is Dark Horse Comics, of course.
Entertainment Weekly was one of the news sources to break the story.
Apologies for the radio silence…
The first Kabalounge eBlast will be going out at the end of this month and will feature Georges’ past work on Deadpool (now published as Deadpool Classics) — so make sure you sign-up now. The sign-up form is located at the bottom of the Kabalounge website and under the “Email SignUp” tab on our FB page.
Georges’ appearance schedule now includes Motor City Comic Con and Denver Comic Con. In regards to the latter, you might remember that Georges had to cancel his appearance last year, but he’s making up for it this year by supplying art and design for their marketing and exclusive merchandise. More info on this is coming soon.
Finally, expect to see another Serenity mini-series coming your way called “No Power in the Verse” which will be six-issue with Georges and writer Chris Robson (writer of the iZombie TV Show).
KabaLounge would like to thank everyone who stopped by Georges’ table during Long Beach Comic Con 2015 last weekend. Here are pictures of the cool folks who came by, commissions, plus the merch and swag available at Georges’ table.
Featured image: Maya Dinerstein aka Ask Kaylee Frye shows off one of Georges’ “Lil Damn Heroes” t-shirts that was available at the KabaLounge table during Long Beach Comic Con 2015. #AskKayleeFrye
Attention Serenity/Firefly fans, we just got the new Serenity LOTW. Sketchbooks in the studio today, just in time for Dragon Con and Long Beach Comic Con!
It’s comic book-sized (6.5″ x 10″) and 32 pages of awesome “Serenity” thumbnails, preliminary sketches, never before seen behind-the-scenes and other miscellaneous drawings from Georges’ run on the ‘Serenity: Leaves on the Wind’ comic book limited series and collector’s editions.
But you don’t have to wait until a comic con to get your hands on one of these sketchbooks. Get yours NOW through Kabalounge.com — signed and complete with a cover head sketch by Georges.
The sketchbooks are $20 each (plus shipping) and please be sure to indicate which character(s) head sketch you would like when purchasing.
– 6.5′ x 10′ (comic book-sized; square bound)
– 32 pages
– Color cover and back cover
– B&W interior
Sketch Book Price: $20.00 (each)
U.S. Postage & Shipping: $5.00
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Out of U.S. Orders
Outside of U.S. Postage & Shipping is $11.00 for each sketchbook.
Contact Georges for more information at georges [at] kabalounge.com, or you can reach him through Kabalounge’s Facebook or Twitter accounts:
By Georges Jeanty
The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President, The Soviets put the first man into space, the Yankees won the World Series, West Side Story received the Oscar for best Picture. A New Home was $1200, A new car cost $2,800, the average income was $5,500, minimum wage was $1.15, and your average comic sold for 10 cents . This was also the year Marvel Comics began publishing the Fantastic Four, and with that flagship title, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created a new universe. More commonly known as the Marvel Universe.
Marvel Comics was in danger of going out of business in the early 60s, and in a last ditch effort, Stan and Jack put together a quartet of heroes that would go on to revolutionize the comics industry. Now, after 50 years of publication Marvel had the right idea to start reprint their flagship title, and most of their other titles, in big bulky anthologies on newsprint paper in black and white. I know, I know, this is the age of slick stock paper and sophisticated computer coloring, bound in hard covers that would beautifully adorn a proud place on any coffee table, but these reprints of Marvel’s earliest efforts seem oddly fitting the way they’re represented here. There is a sense of nostalgia to these trades reprinting most of Marvel’s early glory, and the black and white printing allows you to take in it’s magnificent glory!
In no small order, they created a world devourer, a Latvirian Ruler, a Negative Zone, an African super hero and dozens of other unforgettable characters that have stood the test of time and made the Marvel Universe what it is today.
These next few articles of “Strangely Enough” will center on the Fantastic Four’s trade collections. As of this writing, there have been 8 trades published reprinting Fantastic Four issues 1 through 183. For those of you who aren’t coming to these collections cold and only want to read about information on certain collected trades, we’ll brake them down one at a time. What I’ll do is give you a brief description of each collection and any stand out elements therein like creative duties, character inclusions and any major plot points. And seeing as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were unintentionally creating the Marvel universe, there’ll be a lot to talk about right away!
Stan and Jack preside over 5 of these collections where they were writing and drawing and held a record that, until recently, wouldn’t be broken for 30 years. They collaborated on no less than 102 issues. A record that’s impressive today as when it was set. I’ve often wondered if Stan and Jack knew back then how monumental all of their work was going to be. In no small order, they created a world devourer, a Latvirian Ruler, a Negative Zone, an African super hero and dozens of other unforgettable characters that have stood the test of time and made the Marvel Universe what it is today. So read on true believer, and you’ll be privileged to the dawn of a new age in 4 color comics. The Marvel Age!
Essential #1 Covering issues 1-20 and FF Annual #1. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby handle the writing and art chores. The first 5 issues go through several inkers before the able Dick Ayers settled in for quite a few issues. It is also important to note that Steve Ditko who would soon be busy defining Marvel’s other main stay character, Spiderman, comes in and supplies inks over Kirby for 2 issues.
Take note: two incredibly influential artists coming together and collaborating on a historical title… I can only wonder how much those pages would be worth today! Reading the first few issues of the FF, you can tell that Stan and Jack were working without a net. These guys were just going for it. No real structure or direction, just these four characters and their amazing powers fighting some new super baddie from issue to issue. And talk about baddies! Stan and Jack didn’t waste time bringing in the heavy hitters, although at the time one can only imagine if they were thinking in such monumental themes, or were they just saying ‘how about a dictator from a foreign land?’ Or ‘don’t we have an old fish-man character from the 30s?’ This was the collection of first appearances from villainous characters like the Mole Man, the Skrulls, the Watcher, Namor the Submariner, the Puppet Master, the Miracle Man, the Impossible Man, the Mad Thinker, the Red Ghost and his Super Apes and Dr. Doom (who shows up no less than 5 times in 20 issues!).
Right out of the gate, the Fantastic Four were cool. So cool in fact, that these cats didn’t even get their own costumes till the 3rd issue! How about that?
And one major character who wasn’t a baddie but would go on to be around to this day, Alicia Masters, the Thing’s girlfriend. Right out of the gate, the Fantastic Four were cool. So cool in fact, that these cats didn’t even get their own costumes till the 3rd issue! How about that? If you were a kid reading this book in the early 60s you had to have been scratching your head thinking what the hell am I reading, and why can’t I stop? While DC Comics had most of their costumed characters in fictional cities like Metropolis, Gotham and Central City, Stan and Jack plopped the FF right in the middle of New York city! New York city? Again, how cool is that?! What about the bling, you ask? How about the Fantasti-car? or the Fantasti-plane (granted not the flashiest of names but hey, it’s the 60s!)? Or how about clothes made of unstable molecules.
On thing you notice right off reading these books is that Stan and Jack were just getting to know these characters. The Thing spoke in a more theatrical tone in the beginning, ala Frankenstien’s Monster frequently exclaiming BAH! Missing is the Thing’s Brooklyn accent, and his rocky look with the granite unibrow. Johnny Storm was an actual kid, a senior in high school with a love for hot rods and the girls. Reed Richards was a Doctor who wore a tweed jacket, with a pipe, no less. Sue Storm was the token hostage, being little more than the damsel in distress. Worrying more about her hair or wondering what ‘Reed and the others would think if…’ There’s even a Q&A with the famous foursome in the back of the Annual, and while all the men are asked about their abilities and awesome powers, Sue is relegated with questions like ‘who do you like more, Reed or the Namor’, or ‘if you marry will you leave the FF?’ (It is the early 60s after all and at this point the feminist movement was still a few years away).
Sue Storm was the token hostage, being little more than the damsel in distress. Worrying more about her hair or wondering what ‘Reed and the others would think if…
Story wise, these 20 issues stretched form the fascinating to the ridiculous. The FF actually go back in time to Steal Black Beard’s treasure for Dr. Doom..! This did however introduce the time platform, something that would be used off and on for years to come and not just in the FF’s book. Quite a few of the ideas in this first collection were extremely thought provoking not to mention entertaining. So it’s easy to forgive massive inconsistencies like the whole of the Baxter Building taken from it’s plot of land in Manhattan intact, hurled into space and then Later returned with every electrical wire and pipe and broken sidewalk fitting back into place. Or the notion that the FF and Namor could hang out in space with little more than their uniforms and their heads in a fish bowl for air (remember, we were still years away from putting man on the moon). Regardless, this first collection showcases what an awe inspiring book the Fantastic Four would become, quickly earning it’s title as ‘the world greatest comic magazine’!
Georges talks to Buffy fansite, Stayalive.com about his time with Mal and the Serenity crew, as the six-issue mini-series “Leaves on the Wind” comes to an end.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics’ Bryant Dillon talks with artist Georges Jeanty about his work on Buffy, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, and more.