Also, the character find of 2014: Human Garbage.
Been wanting to work a chessboxing ref into a comic for a long time.
I decided to remaster some of the art on the first issue of Edison Rex.
Mostly heads and hands in various panels. Getting the characters more on model with the rest of the series plus a new cover featured above.
Normally I don’t believe in going backwards on this kind of stuff but I realized that digital changes things in a pretty significant way. If someone decides they want to check out Edison Rex or any book digitally they’re not likely to pick up the latest issue. They’re going to start with the first one because it never sells out and is always on sale. So if that’s the case the first issue is always the first impression of the book and I figure it needs to look as good as I can make it.
So that’s what I did. It’s better looking and more cohesive with the rest of the series. You can still see the old pages floating around online, on the Pirate Bay, and in the print collection(although I imagine we’ll update it in future printings) if you want to compare.
If you’ve never read the book before then now is the best possible time to check it out:
Edison Rex 14 is out and available for download on Comixology!
Not only is the cover an homage to Love and Rockets but the whole dang comic is too! This issue contains several smaller stories exploring the relationships of some of Edison Rex’s supporting characters and interlock to tell a larger story that plays into everything we’ve seen in nearly every issue of Rex so far. It’s also the first appearance of 2014’s character of the year, HUMAN GARBAGE. All for less than a buck, Rexphiles.
I’m really proud of this one!
Nrama: Dennis, for Edison Rex you’ve seemingly been designing new heroes and villains with each issue – sometimes entire teams all at once like the Warmongers and Teenpeace recently. What’s it like designing so many, so quickly?
Culver: For me it was just Tuesday.
New interview up with me and Roberson at Newsarama about Edison Rex.
Looks like Edison Rex 14 is available for preorder on Comixology:
The issue goes on sale 2/26/2014
Sometimes when I’m designing characters on a deadline I’ll open a page and make the size of my pen something huge so i can’t really do any detail work.
Then I just make silhouettes and play with the shapes of the characters. Once i find something I like I copy it and scale it up on another page and draw in details over the top of it until i’m happy with it.
Basically, I solve the big problems working small and then the small problems working big.
This issue is the origin of M’Alizz. Pick it up and spread the word.
On sale now!
The fierce alien warrior M’Alizz has been Edison Rex’s bodyguard and constant companion for years. But how did this unlikely pair first meet? Why did she choose to dedicate her life to protecting his? And what secret has Edison been keeping from her all this time…?
Story by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Dennis Culver
Colored by Stephen Downer
Lettered by John J Hill
I put together an order form for Volume 2 of Edison Rex.
Download the PDF here: http://dennisculver.com/edisonrexv2.pdf
You’ll want to print this out and take it to your local comic shop so they can get you a copy. You can even have them order you a copy of volume 1 which is being offered again this month too.
If you’re looking for a comiic shop go here:
All the print editions of Edison Rex are published by IDW and single issues come out monthly from Monkeybrain via Comixology.
Please reblog this far and wide. We want to make sure to get Rex into the hands of everyone that would enjoy it!
Edison Rex made a lot of people’s Best of the Year lists for 2013!
Over at USA TODAY, Brian Truitt names Edison Rex “Best Indie Book You Should be Reading.
Comixology lists us as one of their best digital first series.
Comic Book Resources lists us as one of the top 100 Comics of 2013
Robot 6's JK Parkin lists Edison Rex as one of his favorite comics of the year.
Over at Panel Patter, Rob McMonigal ranks Rex his #1 (!!!) Superhero Comic of 2013
Finally Eric Ratcliffe at Why I love Comics not only named Edison Rex the Best Ongoing series he also named Chris Roberson Best Writer and Dennis Culver Best Artist. Sweep!
Thanks for supporting us in 2013! We have big plans for Rex in 2014 so stick around and spread the word.
Putting the Dean poster on sale for $10 until the Community premiere next week if you want to grab one: