Our buddies at Viper Comics have got some previews up that warrant your attention.
Otis Frampton’s great fantasy tale for kids, Oddly Normal, and Nicc Balce’s whacked out manga/video game-inspired Random Encounter, have their third issues which have hit the stands this week.
Oddly Normal #3 is where Oddly’s troubles continue as she faces a racing challenge from another witch and must enlist the aid of her newfound friends to aid her in becoming airborne. And somehow I don’t think that means jumping outo of airplanes with machine guns. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER #: MAR05 3234
In Random Encounter #3, Migo begins to learn about the monster phenomenon and the legend of the Tree of Nede a faint memory begins to surface. He rushes back to the Kwik Mart to look for something his father left him . As he arrives, he finds a big monster trying to demolish the Kwik Mart. The miniboss battle begins. DIAMOND PREVIEWS ORDER #: MAR05 3235
And regarding their upcoming Middleman, which we have spoken of before, it’s written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a writer and supervising producer on ABC’s Lost. We’ve got the full press release below in the full version of this post.
FULL PRESS RELEASE FROM VIPER
A Writer on ABC’s HIT TV SHOW LOST Creates The Middleman
In July Viper Comics will release the much anticipated comic book, The Middleman which is created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach a writer and supervising producer for ABCâ€™s Hit TV Show LOST. â€œWhen Javier approached us with the project, and after looking it over we just knew we had to publish it. The series is AWESOME!â€, states Viper Comics President Jessie Garza.
The Middleman, a 4 issue mini-series, is written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and wonderously illustrated by Les McClaine (Amaze Ink/SLGâ€™s Highway 13, Eisner Award Nominee 2005 and Russ Manning Award Nominee 2002). Reality is a sham! Our way of life is constantly under attack by monsters, aliens and talking primates. The reason we – the normal world – are no congniant of the struggle? The Middleman. Working in absurd secrecy, the Middleman stares down threats from the extra- infra- and juxta-terrestial with a big gun and a have-a-nice-day grin. The Middleman: he fights evil so you don’t have to.
Middleman creator and author brings an impressive resume to comics. Javier Grillo-Marxuach is currently a writer and Supervising Producer on the hit ABC Network series Lost. He has written and produced episodes of Boomtown, The Pretender, Jake 2.0, The chronicle, Charmed, Three and seaQuest. Grillo-Marxuach has also sold and produced several network pilots, written and directed an award-winning short film, created a number of works for the stage and contributed freelance scripts and stories to The Dead Zone, Dark Skies, Strange Frequency and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.