As everyone prepares to fly out to San Diego Comic-Con or stay inside eating pizza and complaining, we get something very special indeed. A look at a new project by Steve Skroce. Now, Steve is a very special comic book creator, which is why just typing those words excites me, He broke into comics in the nineties on the Clive Barkerverse series Ectokid for Marvel Comics with the Wachowski siblings. He was then picked up for Marvel Comics titles Cable, X-Man and Amazing Spider-Man where he performed the impressive feat of not sucking on Marvel Comics in the nineties. He drew Alan Moore's version of Youngblood for Rob Liefeld at Image before working on Gambit.
The Ectokid work saw him picked to work on storyboards for the first Matrix movie that were used to pitch the film, and then drawing storyboards for all three Matrix movies, as well as other movies I, Robot, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, Cloud Atlas, and Jupiter Ascending.
His association with the siblings saw him co-create Doc Frankenstein for their Burlyman Entertainment, written by the Wachowskis.
But two years ago, with Brian K. Vaughan he returned to comics in style as co-creator and artist We Stand On Guard from Image. Which was just excellent.
And now he has a new thing. And he's announcing and previewing it right here. Ladies and gentlemen, a new comic book from Image, Maestros by Steve Skroce.
What's it about, Steve?
The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered, now his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere will this Orlando born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?
It's kind of an irreverent fantasy/comedy/action/
It sounds it, Steve. And now we get to take a look inside… with the file copies of the first few pages. And from this, I think we are seeing a brand new Steve Skroce. A better looking Steve Skroce than before. A project he has written that he has put his everything into. And I only have a few pages to demonstrate this… but it's enough. With colours from Dave Stewart and letters and design work by Steven Finch of Fonografics.
When's it out? October. With multiple issues already in the bag ahead of solicitation. Thank you, Steve. This was an honour. Anyone else like to show me what they're working on, so I can tell the world?