Time for another QQQ! First up, Art Fight High School. This new comic by webcomic veterans Marty Day and Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz is an amazing followup to their previous comic, Dead of Summer which wrapped a few weeks back. The new one is about a bunch of super heroes in a town with no villains, and they’re all in high school. How does the Art Fighting play in? You’ll just have to tune in and see. Unlike their previous work, this is in gorgeous full color. Better not drop E before checking this out, it’s a technicolor rollercoaster of awesomeness. Link.
Next up is The Surrogates. It’s an amazing graphic novel by Robert Venditti, reccomended to me by a coworker a while back. Now it is jumping from print to screen, and it looks like Bruce Willis is going to star in this Blade Runner-esque blockbuster. I loved the book, and this article points to a sequel and a prequel. Can’t wait.
In the same convo that led me to read The Surrogates, the new comic series Kick Ass was sent my way. It’s about a kid who wonders why there really ARENT super heroes in the real world, and sets about becoming one with no special powers or training. He mostly gets the crap kicked out of him so far, but I’m really interested to see where it goes. Oh, and it turns out they’re making a movie! Thanks to MTV’s Splash Page (upkept in part by new Systemic Rick Marshall) comes news of the Kick Ass movie. That is in fact Kick Ass.
That’s all for this week, kiddos. See you around the next time news on comics I care about piles up enough to write a good post. If you’re really into this sort of stuff, check out Marty’s other online project, Blast-O-Rama. It’s where I get most of my news of the nerd, that is when I don’t just ask Marty about it myself on Gchat. If you have anything you think I’d care about, send it my way to systemcomic at gmail dot com.