I think the “Season One” Graphic Novels from Marvel are a great idea. They will be a great way to familiarize people with characters they may not have known, as well as be appealing to longtime readers simply by the talent involved. They are perfect to be sold in all kinds of retail outlets and since they are going to have digital download codes in them, you get that little extra bang for your buck.
What I don’t get is why the second wave of these books has been announced before the first has even arrived. But then again, in an industry where retailers have to order Issue #3 of a title before Issue #1 is on the shelf, I guess it’s par for the course.
Also, as I sit here guffawing at today’s page, something occurs to me: I have no idea what the actual origin of Doctor Strange is.
So I’ll assume it’s exactly what’s presented in today’s page, by Ed Murr:
With 18 years of experience illustrating, designing & boarding for some of the biggest names in the business, Ed Murr can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawing or interested in art. Ed’s experience over the years has included Comic-book illustration at Marvel Comics, drawing caricatures at Sardi’s in Times Square, creating storyboards for clients like Fed-Ex, Panasonic and Adidas, music videos for Jay-Z and Kanye West (to name a few), film and television projects both animated and live action, toy manufacturers, Six Flags amusement parks – the list goes on! Currently, Ed lives in new york where he runs Ed Murr Studios.
See you here Friday folks, I’m off to Wikipedia.