Thursday, May 14, 2009

Neato Upcoming Comic: Olympus #1

I'd like to bring everyone's attention to Olympus #1 (of 4), which is due out May 20th from Image Comics. It's the comic book debut of both writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Christian Ward.

You already know that I like Greek myths, and this book stars the brothers Castor and Pollux. Here's the solicitation description:
In ancient Greece, Zeus granted eternal life to two brothers, and bound them to his service. 3,000 years later, they are hunting an exiled god, only in their hunt they release onto earth one of Hades' most dangerous prisoners. With a fresh, compelling visual style and original storytelling, OLYMPUS #1 is a rebirth of classical mythology into action and intrigue.
Sounds like fun, but man oh man, do yourself a favor and check out the art. Here's one page from Comic Book Resources' five-page preview:

Beautiful work. Kind of reminds me of Bill Sienkiewicz, but with a 00s feel to it (rather than 80s) and the colors gone gaga bright.

For more information about Olympus, here's the Olympus blog, an interview with Ward, an interview with Edmondson, and another interview with Edmondson.

Image's anthology Popgun vol. 3 (which Rob from Talkin Bout Comics has been talkin bout) also has an Olympus-related story, but you'll have to buy that to see it.

Here's hoping that Ward continues to get the opportunity to produce comic book work. You can check out his website and MySpace page for more information. (And here's Edmondson's website.)

One last note -- Ward also did some art for the Totoro Forest Project, including this:

1 comment:

  1. Whoa. I think I just found a new favorite artist.