Longtime collaborators Russell Lissau and Marvin “MP” Mann reunite in the latest (and final) issue of OMEGA COMICS PRESENTS with the standalone tale “Calypso,” which tells the story of an injured U.S. Army paratrooper during World War II who is rescued and nursed back to health by a beautiful, mysterious French woman. They fall in love and spend the next several decades together, but when a German soldier appears at their door one day, the veil of their idyllic life is shattered.
“I was inspired to write ‘Calypso’ while listening to the Suzanne Vega song of the same name,” said writer Russell Lissau. “I’ve always loved the story of Odysseus and his long, harrowing journey back home after the Trojan War, and Vega’s song looked at his adventure from a new perspective. That’s what Marv and I set out to do with our comic book—to put a new spin on a centuries-old myth.”
Is it May 9 yet? It is?! Well, then, that must mean it’s time for you to read the first issue of the all-new Omega Comics Presents, featuring a full-length story introducing Texas nogoodnicks Bluetick & Redbone by Alex De-Gruchy & mpMann, as well as a satiric short by Russell Lissau & Justin Castaneda.
Marvin Perry Mann has been drawing all of his life. He has made webcomics, mini-comics and digital comics, done work for hire, created new projects, and worked with an assortment of talented creators.
Marvin is the co-creator of four graphic novels published by Archaia: The Lone and Level Sands and Some New Kind of Slaughter with A. David Lewis, Inanna’s Tears with Rob Vollmar, and The Grave Doug Freshley with Josh Hechinger. His work with writer Russell Lissau has appeared several times in Omega Comics Presents.
Preview his new story with Alex De-Gruchy, “Bluetick & Redbone: In Good Spirits,” debuting next month in the now full-color pages of Omega Comics Presents, then pre-order or download your copy!
When the second volume of our flagship anthology series, Omega Comics Presents, debuts on May 9, it’ll not only feature two all-new stories from some of today’s most-established and up-and-coming independent comics talents, but it will do so in full, blazing color for the first time in the series’ history.
Omega Comics Presents Bluetick & Redbone takes a new approach to presenting new sequential storytelling properties to audiences, headlining with a feature-length cover story, backed up by a punchy back-up story. In the case of the first issue, that lead feature is Alex De-Gruchy and mpMann’s “In Good Spirits,” in which two good-natured, petty thieves find themselves caught in the middle of a double-cross involving one of the world’s rarest bottles of whiskey. And in the back-up by Russell Lissau and Justin Castaneda, “Down Time,” we meet Dev Bivens, a super-powered mercenary known as the Devastator, who’s down on his luck and out-of-demand.
Omega Comics Presents Bluetick & Redbone will only be available in limited retail outlets, so pre-order your print copy now for only $4.99, and it’ll be shipped directly to your doorstep. Or download a digital copy at DriveThruComics for only 99 cents. Stay tuned for more ways to get your new favorite comics in your hands and on your digital devices!
Check out our exclusive preview of the first five pages from Russell Lissau & mpMann’s suspenseful period piece, “L’ange de Bastogne,” coming to the pages of Omega Comics Presents #4 in March 2011, along with three other all-new stories in our continuing anthology series. Just click on the thumbnails to view in GRANDE size!
Check out our exclusive preview of the first four pages from the moody crime-gone-wrong cautionary tale, “Greedy,” coming to the pages of Omega Comics Presents #2 in June 2010, along with three other all-new stories in our continuing anthology series. Just click on the thumbnails to view in EPIC size!