It’s been a while since we heard from Legendary Comics, but they made a reappearance at WonderCon as Guillermo del Toro unveiled the Alex Ross cover for PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, a graphic novel prequel to the kaiju vs mecha movie. The Gn is by screenwriter Travis Beacham with art by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, and Pericles Junior with inks by Steve Bird and Mark McKenna.
[Multiple Eisner Award winning cartoonist Matt Wagner has long been known for his sure hand with adventure comics; the breadth of imagination for his signature creations Mage and Grendel and his distinctive re-imaginings of Batman in various titles over the years. Now he's imagining for the first time John Tower, a new character created by Legendary Pictures studio head Thomas Tull and debuting this week as part of the new Legendary Comics line. THE TOWER CHRONICLES: GEISTHAWK #1 is being published in the "prestige" format—a squarebound 64 page comics—well-known to 90s comics readers but not much used today. But it seems appropriate for the story that Wagner is telling, along with artist Simon Bisley inker Rodney Ramos and colorist Ryan Brown. In the following interview Wagner walks us through the process of developing John Tower and talks about his entire approach to making comics. We previously talked to Legendary's COO Tim Connors here. ]
You may recall Legendary Entertainment (best known for their film wing which does tiny films like The Hangover and Dark Knight) has a comics wing (Legendary Comics). Legendary’s first comic was Frank Miller’s Holy Terror. Their next announced book was by Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley. Then they announced a couple titles with Paul Pope. So you get the impression Legendary likes to deal with “name creators.” That seems to be continuing.