Samuel L. Jackson's Cold Space Comic In April

Posted by G-Man (39609 posts) - - Show Bio
A few days ago, Boom! Studios announced their next comic that featured Samuel L. Jackson on the cover.  Shortly after, it was revealed that it would be called "Cold Space."  Boom! Studios is teaming up with Jackson and Emmy nominated writer/producer Eric Calderon, the two that brought us the Emmy award-winning Afro Samurai.  Cold Space will be a "hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure" with covers by Eisner Award-winner Dave Johnson and Irredeemable cover artist Jeffrey Spokes
Cold Space will follow the adventures of an on-the-run outlaw as he crash lands on hostile planet that's on the brink of civil war.  He soon realizes that opportunity lies in the chaos and that there's money to be made. 

Samuel L. Jackson says, "I'm a long time comic reader and big fan of many genres in graphic novels and manga - from crime thrillers, westerns, & super-hero books, to samurai dramas, science fiction and horror. So I actually do read the stuff - and lots of it. Now's my chance to put my stamp on the medium with something new, but with a classic taste of the stuff I already like."

Cold Space is a four-issue miniseries written by Samuel L. Jackson and Eric Calderon with interior art by Jeremy Rock.  The first issue features two covers in a 50/50 split with art by Dave Johnson and Jeffrey Spokes.  There will also be a 1-in-10 retailer incentive cover.  Each issue will have a $3.99 price tag.
#1 Posted by Agent Buttons (12460 posts) - - Show Bio
Afro Samurai won an Emmy? Wow
#2 Posted by defaultdefaultdefault (16426 posts) - - Show Bio

thats a pretty hardcore collaboration on that project, and i find Boom! to be pretty reliable. ill likely check it out at least.
on a side note: anyone else notice that Boom! still publishes Disneys comics? Is their a contract filling out or something?
just struck me as odd.

#3 Posted by biggkeem89 (1478 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like the story of the movie "Yojimbo"
#4 Posted by Adam Michaels (483 posts) - - Show Bio
I guess it's much like Marvel who already had existing deals with other studios before the acquisition. Disney said that they'll respect those deals, and after they're done, they take everything over. So, the same can be said with Disney and Boom!. I'm sure when their deal is up, Marvel will publish Disney comics. 
I can't help but see Ultimate Nick Fury without an eyepatch when I look at the covers.
#5 Posted by Adam Michaels (483 posts) - - Show Bio
@Agent Buttons:
Yea, it won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.    
#6 Posted by Bandito (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha!  I was right--This is The Adventures of Sam Jackson written by Sam Jackson for Sam Jackson!   Fantabulous!

#7 Posted by defaultdefaultdefault (16426 posts) - - Show Bio
@Adam Michaels: 
mostly where my line of thinking was at, except i dont actually believe Disney is
eager to reel in properties very soon be it from movie studios, toy companies,
nor comic books (still struck me though, i thought theyd buy that license out in
order to maintain an image). my reasoning on this is while they may pull in a lesser
profit, theyre also not the ones that have to put up any many to make the product at
that rate either. secure investing actually, at worst it tanks, they reel it in, and they lost
no investment on the fumble.
#8 Posted by Sylar0 (115 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it's Sam Jackson so who isn't going to read it, I know I will.

#9 Posted by Fleonix (181 posts) - - Show Bio

He is just naming, genres, no actual names of comics...........LAME. i can name genres, and comics that go with them. 
#10 Posted by crazed_h3ro (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to pick this up,I am willing to give this comic its worth and give it a chance,I bet it will be great ^^

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