Monday, September 19, 2011

Prince Street News debuts in BACK ISSUE #51!

It's plug time, kids! The first installment of Prince Street News, my comic strip about comics has just hit the stands in the new issue of Michael Eury's BACK ISSUE MAGAZINE, #51, an all-interview issue featuring writer Steve Englehart, artist Walt Simonson in conversation with frequent collaborator Erik Larsen, a writers discussion between Doug Moench and Len Wein, letterers Janice Chiang and Todd Klein and the final interview with the late colorist Adrienne Roy.

My strip is the centerspread of the magazine, printed in full color. It's entitled, "Icon" and it's about the evolution of Superman's appearance in light of his new costume in the comics. I'll post the full strip here when BI #52 comes out, so if you want to see it now, head on to your local comics store, Barnes & Noble or order Back Issue from the TwoMorrows website.

The next episode of PSN will be in BACK ISSUE #54, the Liberated Ladies issue, shipping in January, 2012. It's a look at the thin line between acceptably sexy and exploitatively silly in the context of superheroine costumes.

2 comments:

RossW said...

Loved the strip in BI #51, Karl. I share your sentiments about Supe's costume and look although I couldn't work out what you meant about the "S" on Christopher Reeve's costume being "a bit off" Could you elaborate?

POPS GUSTAV said...

Thanks, Ross, glad you liked it! My comment about Reeve's "S" just refers to the slight asymmetry of the elements and somewhat rounded corners on the interior pieces, that's it. I've referred to this as "kryptonitpicking" in the past.