Westfield’s Roger Ash share three reasons why he’s cheereful about comic: Marvel’s Cosmic books, Dark Horse’s Usagi Yojimbo, and writer Jonathan Hickman (Marvel’s Fantastic Four, SHIELD, and more).
Westfield’s Roger Ash looks at the differences between traditional comic storytelling and “Decompressed Storytelling” as it relates to Marvel Comics’ New Avengers #5 and The Thanos Imperative #5. And he includes Dave Sim’s Cerebus as well.
by Roger Ash
My love affair with comics fluctuates. I’ve loved comics since I started reading them in the mid-to-late 1970s, and that’s one of the big reasons I’ve been a part of the comics industry for the past 20 plus years. However, as in any relationship, there are times I like comics more than at other times. Currently, I’m on a big upswing. I’m enjoying reading comics now more than I have in a long time. I’ve recently written about how much I’m enjoying the Marvel cosmic books, currently represented by The Thanos Imperative, and Jonathan Hickman’s writing on Fantastic Four (and in extremely cool news, he’ll be joined by artist Steve Epting on FF #583). So, I thought I’d share with you a couple other books that I’m loving right now – Boom’s Muppet Show and DC’s DC Universe Legacies.
Dan Abnett has written numerous comics and novels. Andy Lanning has both penciled and inked comics. Together, they are the writing team affectionately referred to as DnA by their fans, and have worked on such books as Punisher, The Legion, and The Authority. Most recently, they have been writing books in the cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe such as Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy. This month, they begin The Thanos Imperative, a cosmic miniseries that gathers together Marvel’s cosmic heroes. Westfield’s Roger Ash recently spoke with Abnett and Lanning to learn more about this series.