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  • AWA: THE RESISTANCE - JMS and Deodato Jr together again

    From JMS:

    If you liked #Sense8 you'll love The Resistance.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-comic-1230266



    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

  • #2
    Really hope this is good, but I am so burned out on superheroes. It also has a lot of JMS tropes that I have little interest in seeing recycled again. Will defo check it out but my expectations aren't high.
    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

    Kosh: Good!

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    • #3
      The Bleeding Cool article has a lot of preview pages as well.

      https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/08...e-deodato-awa/

      Art looks stylish, but a tad on the static / rigid side.
      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

      Kosh: Good!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ubik View Post
        The Bleeding Cool article has a lot of preview pages as well.

        https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/08...e-deodato-awa/

        Art looks stylish, but a tad on the static / rigid side.
        I really know nothing about comics. Those are preview images - so are they black and white because of that . . . . or is that the final look that appears in the final comic. . . . Looks a bit two dimensional and flat to me. . . but I don't know shit about comics.

        The title of the article was interesting - "No Longer Your Grandfather's Superheroes", and jms seemed to be indicating they are targeting "especially millennials" . . . . Not sure how that will go down when the millennials notice the ages of those involved in creating comics for them. . . Though it's an interesting angle the AWA are taking to set them apart . . New approach for a new generation, etc. Wonder how far down that road they will go.
        Last edited by Triple F; 08-13-2019, 03:33 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Triple F View Post

          I really know nothing about comics. Those are preview images - so are they black and white because of that . . . . or is that the final look that appears in the final comic. . . . Looks a bit two dimensional and flat to me. . . but I don't know shit about comics.

          The title of the article was interesting - "No Longer Your Grandfather's Superheroes", and jms seemed to be indicating they are targeting "especially millennials" . . . . Not sure how that will go down when the millennials notice the ages of those involved in creating comics for them. . . Though it's an interesting angle the AWA are taking to set them apart . . New approach for a new generation, etc. Wonder how far down that road they will go.
          These are likely inked uncoloured pages, it's rare that a mainstream comic isn't colourised these days. Can be a stylistic choice to go black and white, but it's more the realm of indie comics. Personally, I love seeing raw inked pages, and B&W comics can be really beautiful (see From Hell, Bone, Finder, etc). So yeah, the end product will have colour.

          Deodato works a lot from photo references, and his style has always been a bit static in this way.

          The Superhero genre has been updated so many times now, and it's something that naturally changes with the concerns of the times and politics. Marvel and DC have constantly modernised their books in line with pop culture. So, that's really nothing new. Case in point, Captain America circa 1950 and now are worlds apart. etc. A lot of Marvel's key characters have changed over time, we've seen gender flips (Lady Thor), more representation for POC (Nick Fury), LGBT characters (Batwoman), so to me it's all fluid and ever changing. We also had Trans superheroes in Grant Morrison's 'The Invisibles' in the 90s. More recently Ken Shinga in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

          Superhero comics are far from stuck in the past. Look no further than Watchmen for totally changing the genre, and it all follow from there. Further to this we have recent stuff like The Boys (recently an Amazon series), The Authority, Hawkeye, Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol, and many more that have brought the genre into the present.

          Will be interesting to see what these new characters are, and how they define the 'modern / millennial' superhero. I personally see innovation in genre as really difficult now, so colour me curious.
          Last edited by Ubik; 08-13-2019, 06:02 AM.
          Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

          Kosh: Good!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ubik View Post

            These are likely inked uncoloured pages, it's rare that a mainstream comic isn't colourised these days. Can be a stylistic choice to go black and white, but it's more the realm of indie comics. Personally, I love seeing raw inked pages, and B&W comics can be really beautiful (see From Hell, Bone, Finder, etc). So yeah, the end product will have colour.
            Now that you mention it, I just realised there's no text either . . duh. . . . so they probably are just inked with the rest to be added.

            Originally posted by Ubik View Post
            . . . . . . Superhero comics are far from stuck in the past. Look no further than Watchmen for totally changing the genre, and it all follow from there. Further to this we have recent stuff like The Boys (recently an Amazon series), The Authority, Hawkeye, Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol, and many more that have brought the genre into the present.

            Will be interesting to see what these new characters are, and how they define the 'modern / millennial' superhero. I personally see innovation in genre as really difficult now, so colour me curious.
            Yeah, that's what I thought based on the little I've read - and even I've heard of the genre shaking Watchmen. It's become an almost signature statement by jms when talking about a new project - an approach/idea unlike anything seen/done before . . . But time (and the actual comic readers) will tell I guess.
            Last edited by Triple F; 08-13-2019, 06:14 AM.

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            • #7
              JMS tweeted about a preview of the full first issue of "The Resistance"
              Originally posted by JMS
              The first full issue of The Resistance which I'm writing and with art by Mike Deodato appears alongside others in the B&W preview issue available at the AWA booth at NYCC. I also signed a limited number of copies. Be the first to read The Resistance!
              https://twitter.com/straczynski/stat...22729513865221

              Wish I were there to try to get one!
              "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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