Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chicago Comic Con Panel

This past weekend Joe Madureira attended the Chicago Comic Con and spoke in a small panel as well as hanging out in Artist Alley signing a new Red Monika sketch.

Over at the JoeMadFan.com message board a lucky few were able to check out the panel and here is what they had to say.


For those who couldn't go, I wanted to post some quick things about Joe's appearance at Wizard World Chicago (or the Chicago Comic Con, as they're calling it now).

I only went to the show on Saturday, but he had two tables set up in Artist's Alley and was selling prints of a pretty new (?) Red Monika pencil pinup, which was an awesome surprise. I don't have a pic/scan of it yet, but you can find one floating around on ebay.

During his Q&A panel, Joe mentioned Darksiders 2 and let slip that he's close to coming back to comics for a stint with Marvel (to be officially announced in a couple months). He said it'd be a title he's wanted to work on for a while (if I remember correctly), which got me thinking Spidey for some reason. Either way, it'll be great to get some Mad comics again. And new Battle Chasers comics are at least a couple years out because of the Marvel work and video game development.

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Pretty exciting news on the Joe Madureira front! I'll keep you updated with any news in the near future. For now check out the amazing sketch by Joe Mad!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Battle Chasers Collection this November

Over at ign.com they got news from the San Diego Comic Con that Joe Madureira is going to release Battle Chasers issues 1 through 9 in an oversized Hardcover collection. Published by Image the collection will include development sketches, new artwork but no new story content.

An interesting bit of information came out of Joe Madureira when IGN asked if there were any plans to continue Battle Chasers from issue 10...
"Currently, there are no such plans. I wouldn't have time to draw it, but I have entertained the idea of releasing the book with another creative team on it. I haven't ruled out the possibility, and I'm actually in discussions with some publishers about that very idea. So we will see."

I for one would be very excited if Battle Chasers continued even without Joe Mad! as the main artist. I'll leave you with this amazing new Battle Chasers piece by Joe Madureira.



**Update**
I've found Diamond Publishers price listing for the book... it's quite steep so I'm hoping there will be a ton of extra goodies in the book. It also looks like there will be a signed/limited edition for $50 extra. I'll post more details once they become available.

SEP10 0443 - BATTLE CHASERS ANTHOLOGY HC - $100.00
SEP10 0444 - BATTLE CHASERS ANTHOLOGY HC S/N LTD ED - $150.00