IGN announced AMERICAN VAMPIRE: Survival of the Fittest as the Best Mini Series of 2011 and Scott Snyder as Best Writer of 2011. THE TORONTO STAR includes JOE THE BARBARIAN in their list of Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011 and they ran a rave review of MARZI calling it “a series of elegant vignettes that beautifully blend many familiar childhood moments with scenes of a maturing nation. Author Marzena Sowa, along with her partner, artist Sylvain Savoia, perfectly captures the emotion of this pivotal time in world history through the eyes of a child in a story that is deeply affecting.” VILLAGE VOICE picked SPACEMAN as one of 2011’s Best Comics and Graphic Novels. LARGEHEARTED BOY posted artist Rebecca Guay’s Book Notes playlist for A FLIGHT OF ANGELS. And CBR/Robot 6, EATER.com and FOODBEAST picked up the cover of GET JIRO! by Langdon Foss, which you can see below.
Orson was created for a space program to Mars that never happened. Now, the hulking loner is making his way in a decrepit world dreaming of the life he was promised, only to accidentally get involved in a celebrity kidnapping scandal.
“The lead character is a genetically engineered man; he was genetically engineered by NASA to get to Mars, to travel that long space journey,” series writer Brian Azzarello explained to IGN. “Because right now, our bodies physically can't withstand the long space travel to get to Mars. We lose too much bone density, so by the time we got there we would have like a chicken bone. So this character has been engineered with thick skin and big bones; he's got the mass to make the journey. But, in this world, NASA doesn't exist anymore, so he's stuck on Earth.”
Welcome to science hell.