See Ya Later 2021
If I ever wrote Batman I’d be, like, take those dumb trunks off and then I’d be, like, hey take those pants off too while you're at it stud
Okay, it’s YEAR-END time, so let’s GOOOOOO
Today! Two very special books are on sale!
The SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY HARDCOVER is out! I know I’ve gone on about it before, but it’s nice having the series in this deluxe format. It includes this year’s J. Jonah Jameson one-shot and all the extras and I highly recommend it! Everyone knows Mark Bagley is the ultimate (AND Ultimate) Spider-Man artist, so every page is really beautiful. Also, I’m still super happy with the cover they let me illustrate for it! Usually I hate my work the second the email attachment is sent!
(Also, get it right away because man oh man I get a lot of messages about the out-of-print Daredevil Vol. 1 HC and I have zero idea if it’ll ever get reprinted.)
And DEVIL’S REIGN #2 is out today! Where you get to see why Marco is the best superhero artist of our time. His Spidey! His Doc Ock! He’s really amazing and I feel blessed every day to get to work with him.
Also, with Life Story out today, some goddamn Australian tried to step up to me?? Nice fucking try, Nightdingo!!!!
Yes, I’m still off of twitter, but I couldn’t let this slide!!!!!
CHRIST YOU’RE PETTY
My Uncle Ben post from last week got around! CBR managed to put the whole thing in an article AND write almost 500 words around it! And comicbook.com just sent their readers to my substack, like absolute losers!!! Come on, comicbook.com! Everything on the internet is free to take!!!!
But the best was ONE OF UNCLE BEN’S MURDERERS sent it to THE OTHER UNCLE BEN MURDERER*
That was fun!
(*yeah, yeah, they retconned one of them and made Sandman Uncle Ben’s murderer, but I’m a Burglar Truther through and through)
Last week I had a great conversation with Kuljit about Devil’s Reign and Daredevil! Some really great questions, and a behind-the-scenes look at the design of Devil’s Reign!
And I also did an interview with Daniel Fee, a very nice young man who is a better interviewer than 90% of comic podcasts. SORRY, COMIC PODCASTS YOU JUST GOT SHOWED UP BY A KID.
All right, it’s year’s end, which means a lot of BEST OF 20201 lists are making the rounds. It’s always a little uncomfortable, but I still like to acknowledge these because comics are a team effort and I get to work with the best creators and editors in the business, so fuck it, here’s some year end love:
That’s nice! What a nice feeling! What a…. a…
THE FEELING’S FADING ISN’T IT
ugh i hate being a writer
Anyway, hope you have a Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to “entertaining” you with more comics in 2022!
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