“This is going to sound really weird, but there's a certain innocence to him that I haven't done in a character in a really long time,” Azzarello revealed about SPACEMAN protagonist Orson to USA TODAY. “Definitely in 100 Bullets, a lot of the characters were street smart. He's not. He's a bit naïve about things — not stupid but not as worldly."
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SPACEMAN, the highly anticipated new mini-series from the team that brought you 100 BULLETS, lands in stores today! 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.
This May, Vertigo will publish STRANGE ADVENTURES #1, a collection of science fiction short stories as only Vertigo can do them. Written and drawn by some of the comic industries most sought after talents, STRANGE ADVENTURES also features some exciting new talents making their Vertigo debut! This volume also includes, the first chapter of SPACEMAN, a new series by the Eisner award-winning team of 100 BULLETS, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso debuting this Fall.
This May don’t miss STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 written by some of the greatest comic book writers of our time, including Peter Milligan, Scott Snyder, and Jeff Lemire! Also featuring exciting new talents in comics making their vertigo debut! From the far reaches of space to the not so distant future, Vertigo brings you a collection of 8 ten page science fiction short stories as only Vertigo can do them.
AZZ: I got an idea for a new series. ME: What’s it called? AZZ: SPACEMAN. ME: SPACEMAN? Is that one word or two? AZZ: It’s one. Like SUPERMAN. ME: It’s like SUPERMAN? AZZ: No! It’s like SUPERMAN but not like SUPERMAN. ME: So what’s it about. AZZ: A spaceman. What the hell else would it be about? ME: Right. And it’s with the entire 100 BULLETS team? Azz: That’s the plan. ME: Cool. Can we get it out in 2011? AZZ: Why the hell not? ME: Book it. Exclusive first look at the spaceman:
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