The first trailer for Preacher on AMC dropped on Sunday and, boy, does Dominic Cooper just make the hottest priest or what? You can tell he’s a badass too, because he’s got those little silver collar tips in addition to the priest collar (and also because he beats up some dudes but, let’s be real, it’s mostly the fancy collar tips). I guess if you’re a priest it’s hard to really rock a lot of fashion, so you’ve got to accessorize where you can? Anyway, the trailer’s heavy on atmosphere and light on plot details, everything looks very warm and grimy and Southern. There are quick shots of co-stars Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, but hopefully we’ll be getting more of them in later footage.
More than three years after its debut issue, Nowhere Men is coming back in January 2016 for its second story arc. Writer Eric Stephenson and colorist Jordie Bellaire will be joined by artist Dave Taylor who will be illustrating issue 7 and will be the regular artist moving forward. Nowhere Men seems to do fairly well on the trades market, so hopefully the new arc will still be able to find an audience despite the long gap between issues 6 and 7. Nate Bellegarde, the original artist, attributed the initial delays to his struggles with depression, so while it’s exciting to see Nowhere Men coming back, I hope that Bellegarde is doing okay. His twitter feed mentioned a new book that may be coming out soon, so hopefully something new from him will be on the horizon!
A sign that kids comics just keep growing, Sesame Street is coming back to comics shops with three single issues that will come out in print and digital editions aimed at the pre-school crowd.This seems like a good bridge between simpler picture books and the more advanced kids comics on the market like DC Entertainment’s licensed books. Furthering Sesame Street’s commitment to educating while entertaining, each issue will include a feature for parents on how to make engaging with the comics a shared reading experience. Also, if you haven’t watched the video about Sesame Street’s first autistic character, you need to watch it RIGHT NOW because it’s so much better than I could have even hoped.
The debut issue of Black Magick is still waiting in my comixology queue, but this interview with writer Greg Rucka has me even more pumped about it. It’s interesting to see Rucka talk about flawed female characters and the way that fits into the larger conversation in media about writing about characters from marginalized groups. He’s been one of the guys in comics known for crafting complex female characters, and I’m excited to see what he and Nicola Scott do with Rowan in Black Magick.
I think Fresh Romance might be my favorite comic debut of the year, and definitely the best bang for my buck of all the crowd-funded projects I’ve backed. The Ruby Equation, the romance anthology’s first serialized storyline just wrapped, and I really enjoyed this interview with writer Sarah Kuhn about how the story came to be. And apparently Kuhn also has upcoming books coming out that are ‘the Devil Wears Prada meets superheroes’ starring Asian Americans and, oh my God, I want to be reading that RIGHT NOW. Let me add the Heroine Complex trilogy to my Goodreads list and eagerly await the first book’s 2016 release.