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FINAL INCAL: Catching up José Ladrönn

Thursday, February 26, 2015

With the upcoming release of the trade edition of Final Incal, we wanted to catch up with the book's artist, José Ladrönn, to see how things are going. This interview was conducted by Jo Witherington (Marketing & Social Media for Humanoids). A previous in-depth interview can be read here.


1) It's been nearly a year since Final Incal first came out. After 8 years of working on the title, how do you feel about the book having stepped back from it?


I feel great, now I can happily say: "Mission accomplished."


2) What can we expect from José Ladrönn in 2015 and beyond?


I think you can expect something very different next time, because I don't like to repeat myself. I love to explore new styles and see how far I can push boundaries. I've recently begun learning digital sculpture and improving my painting techniques.

3) What was your favorite moment of working on Final Incal?


I think Final Incal had many great moments for me, making it quite hard for me to think of just one. I do know that one of the things I enjoyed was creating the hidden aspects of some Incal landmarks. For example, there were some hidden angles of the Prezidential Palace that had never been seen before. I used 3D software to render the entire vessel and ended up going far beyond my initial remit, modelling all of the important locations and vehicles, and using every one in the book. This allowed the readers to have a 360° visual representation of the vessels, buildings and many other objects of the series.

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4) What was your time like at San Diego Comic Con in 2014? Was it nice to be able to see the fans appreciate your work in person?


You can't imagine! I had a nine-year absence from the show, so it was great being able to be there again, seeing old friends and meeting many new ones. The most exciting moment was getting the fans' feedback on the book. That was absolutely fantastic. I think that's the moment when you really feel awesome and accomplished. It made the journey all the more worthwhile.


5) John DiFool, Hip Flask, Cable, and Black Bolt end up in a fight. Who wins?


What a question! Why did you ask me that? Do you want to drive me nuts?! This question doesn't have a rational answer. I really don't know who wins. First, I would need to seek out a shaman who can help connect me with my spiritual side and then start an astral projection, because I think the answer to your question is not on this plane of existence, but somewhere in the mystical aspects of the universe.

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Thanks to José Ladrönn for once again being so generous with his time. Check out his site, ladronn.com for more. Final Incal is out in UK shops now, and will be available on March 11, 2015 in the US, on our store and wherever Humanoids titles are carried.

Tags: Final Incal - Interview

Spotlight: Final Incal - Hardcover Trade

Friday, February 20, 2015

Final Incal
Story by Alexandro Jodorowsky, art by José Ladrönn


Lowly class 'R' detective John Difool and his faithful companion, Deepo, are unwillingly hurled into yet another universe-saving mission, as their world is faced with the threat of an all-devouring metallic virus.

Visionary storyteller Jodorowsky returns to the epic mythology he created with the late Mœbius in the early 80s. For the conclusion of the legendary spiritual space adventure series, he partners with Eisner-winning artist Ladrönn (Cable, Hip Flask, Elephantmen).


Quicks facts about Final Incal :
Ladrönn spent nearly 8 years drawing, inking, and coloring Final Incal.
Jodorowsky originally wrote this story for Mœbius as After the Incal. When Mœbius left the project and Ladrönn joined, the story was re-written as Final Incal.
• Now available in the standard hardcover format.
• Includes interviews with Alexandro Jodoorowsky & Ladrönn.


Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Final Incal. Click the picture to choose your resolution.


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Final Incal arrives in stores March 11, 2015 with a MSRP of $34.95/£23.99

Release for 2/25/15

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Next week sees the release of The Metabarons, a new edition featuring a new cover as well as a brand new afterword from David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, upcoming Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice). You can purchase this title wherever Humanoids titles are sold (As well as our own store).


Check out pictures of all the releases below.

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Spotlight: The Metabarons

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Metabarons


Story by Alexandro Jodorowsky, Art by Juan Giménez

A must-read cult spin-off of The Incal, by Mœbius and Jodorowsky, centering around the fascinating lineage of the ultimate warrior. This collection introduces the Metabaron's bloodline and reveals the origins of their deep-seated principles. Find out the source of the family's vast wealth, learn why every Metabaron has cybernetic implants, and why the only way to become the next Metabaron is for him to defeat his own father in a mortal combat. Follow each successive generation as it struggles to overcome the forces amassed against it in a galaxy corrupted by greed, power, and terror.


Quick facts about The Metabarons:
• Illustrated by acclaimed and award-winning artist Juan Gimenez (Leo Roa), this perennial bestseller features a brand new afterword by David S. Goyer, writer of Batman Begins and Man of Steel, and director of Blade: Trinity.
• New edition of the previously sold out critically-acclaimed hit.
• "What keeps me going back to The Metabarons is the immense volume and speed of its innovation. There is literally a new and mad idea on every page."—Warren Ellis, writer of Transmetropolitan, Global Frequency, Planetary, The Authority.


Available below is the desktop wallpaper of The Metabarons. Click the picture to choose your resolution.

The Metabarons arrives in stores February 25, 2015 with a MSRP of $59.95/£34.99


Tags: Jodorowsky - Spotlight

Catching up with Kelly Sue DeConnick

Friday, February 13, 2015

With next week's release of Barbarella and The Wrath of the Minute-Eater, we wanted to catch up with Kelly Sue DeConnick to talk about Barbarella and a few other things. This interview was conducted by Jo Witherington (Marketing & Social Media for Humanoids). The previous interview can be read here.


1) Since we last spoke, your adaptation of Barbarella came out in our Coffee Table Format. The response was pretty great. Now that you've been away from it for some time, how do you feel about the books and their release?


I remain incredibly proud of having been a part of these books.


2) If you were to do a new original Barbarella story, who would your 3 top artists be for our titular heroine?


Oh ho ho ho ho ho, no way, Jo. See, if I answer this question and then it actually happens someday and the artist who ends up on the book is NOT on this list, then I look like a jerk. I AM NOT A JERK, JO. WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO GET ME IN TROUBLE??

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3) Next week sees the release of a standard sized hardcover featuring both Barbarella and The Wrath of the Minute-Eater. How do you feel bringing the Barbarella character to a new generation while still honoring her roots?


I sent copies to both my parents and my cousins. What does that tell you?


4) What can fans expect from Kelly Sue in 2015 and beyond?


A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN?! Maybe. Lots of sitting in a corner, rocking back and forth and hugging my knees, probably.

Also more Bitch Planet and Pretty Deadly. But mostly the other stuff.


5) Ghost, Barbarella, Carol Danvers, and Ginny walk into a bar... What happens next?


Once they realize Ginny's there, everybody body else leaves.


Thanks again to Kelly Sue DeConnick for for being so generous with her time. Barbarella and the Wrath of the Minute-Eater is available February 18, 2015 on our store and wherever Humanoids titles are carried.

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Release for 2/18/15

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Next week sees the release of Barbarella & The Wrath of the Minute-Eater. You can purchase this title wherever Humanoids titles are sold (As well as our own store).


Check out pictures of all the releases below.

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Spotlight: Millennium

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Millennium


Story by Richard D. Nolane, Art by François Miville-Deschênes


As the first Millennium approaches, Middle Ages Europe is torn apart by violence and unrest. Ghoulish creatures prowl the land, strange lights are seen blazing through the sky, and sinister machinations threaten to destabilize the Continent's entire political and religious structure. Holy relics merchants, Raedwald the Saxon and Arnulf, travel these brutal roads, surviving by brains and brawn.


Quick facts about Millennium:

Richard D. Nolane (AKA Olivier Raynaud) is a renowned and respected science fiction author of over 100 books that have been translated in over 15 countries. He wrote 43 books in the Blade, The Infinity Traveler heroic fantasy series, under the pseudonym Jeffrey Lord. He is also the author of several comic book series.
François Miville-Deschênes is a French Canadian artist who is known for his historically accurate illustrations.
• Includes an exclusive in-depth afterword by award-winning science fiction and crime novelist, and comics historian, Claude Ecken.
•Perfect for fans of The X-Files, The Name of The Rose, The Pillars of the Earth, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Da Vinci Code and all science-fiction and historical drama.


Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Millennium. Click the picture to choose your resolution.


Millennium arrives in stores March 11, 2015 with a MSRP of $39.95/£24.99