In ART OPS, the new Vertigo series by Shaun Simon and Michael Allred, the best works of art don’t just have something to say—they have things to do. In this world, art often isn’t content to rest in its frame, and often it escapes, becoming a living, breathing part of our world. Which made us wonder… if you had the chance to spend a day hanging out with a famous work of art, which one would it be?
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You could call it the comic book equivalent of the old “chicken or egg” question—what comes first, the super powers or the chiseled good looks? If the powers lead the charge, then you’d think there would be plenty of super heroes rocking dad bods, double chins and muffin tops. We’re talking about men and women who would look less like bodybuilders and more like those of us who spend far too many hours at the office or on the couch, and way too few at the gym.
In ART OPS, the new mind-trip actioner from writer Shaun Simon and artist Michael Allred, art isn’t always content to lay dormant in its frames. It lives, breathes… and escapes, and when it does, it’s up to the highly secret team of agents known as the Art Operatives to control the situation. They police the world of ink, charcoal and paint, subduing it when necessary, because as any artist is likely to tell you—art doesn’t always play nice.
It knows what terrifies you. Those innermost secrets you hide away in the depths of your mind, never to reveal to anyone. The Clean Room brings those horrors to light, turning them against you and placing you at her mercy…
The second season of iZombie is well underway, and if the first two episodes are any indication, this one may be even better than the last. Blaine’s human again! Major’s hunting zombies! Liv’s roomie is a spy! For a zombie show, the second season of this sharp Vertigo Comics adaptation definitely isn’t lumbering out of the gate. Best of all, it’s only going to get better from here, so if you’re watching, you have a lot to look forward to starting with tonight’s episode, which mixes some pretty shocking twists—and some pretty amazing dresses—in with this week’s mystery.