Monday, February 09, 2009

NYCC 2009: Manapul Joins The Adventure

This weekend at New York Comic Con, DC Comics announced that superstar writer Geoff Johns and rising star artist Francis Manapul are relaunching the classic series, “Adventure Comics” in June.

CBR News spoke with Johns from the floor at the Javits Centre to discuss the new ongoing series, but had to get ahold of Manapul at his home in Toronto, as the Canadian artist was too busy drawing “Adventure Comics” to attend the crowd favorite con.

Have you enjoyed planning and plotting with Geoff Johns? What’s he like as a collaborator?

It’s been fantastic. After the San Diego Comic Con, I went down to L.A. and visited Geoff at his office and we just talked a lot about the characters we were going to use, their motivations and the vastness of where we could take this book. What amazed me was how open Geoff was with the collaboration, and how he wanted to incorporate my strengths into how the book is paced and how the story is told. Geoff being an artist himself knows how to get the best work out of his collaborators, and that means a lot to me.

We don’t have too many details to go on yet, but what can you share with us about the series? Are there plenty of opportunities to draw lots of characters?

Yes, there will be a slew of familiar characters, as well as a few new ones. I can’t really say too much about the story, but it will have a very classic feel with Geoff’s modern touch. This book will be epic. And yes, there will be a lead character in the book, but I better shut up now.

Read the whole interview here.



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