I don’t read comics as much as I used to. A combination of actually working (yes, I actually call this sitting around in my boxers typing on an old ass computer working), laziness, watching TV and movies, and laziness (did I mention laziness already?) keeps me from going back to the comic book shop as often as I used to, say, 10 years ago. But this is definitely one comic book I plan on picking up: Marvel’s “Captain America: The Fighting Avenger” from writer Brian Clevinger.
If the name Brian Clevinger rings a bell, that’s because he’s the writer behind the awesomest fighting robot comic of all time, “Atomic Robo”. Love that comic. Seriously, if Hollywood doesn’t turn it either into a feature-length animated movie or an ongoing animated TV show before my lifetime, they are dumber than I already think they are.
Check out the first artwork for “Captain America: The Fighting Avenger”, which will take Cap back to his WWII fighting days, back before he became the mythical figure that he is now. The series’s artwork will be by the Japanese duo Gurihiru. Look for the first issue in January 2011.