Oeming & Wheatley’s Mortal Gods Debuts In Baltimore!
The long-awaited graphic novel Hammer Of The Gods: Mortal Enemy
by Mike (Powers) Oeming and Mark Wheatley will be debuting at this week’s Baltimore Comic-Con. All three will be available at the Insight Studios booth, #1911.
Furthermore, the remaining 70 copies of the Lone Justice ashcan edition will also be available. Serialized here on ComicMix, Lone Justice will begin its ten-part run from IDW/ComicMix in December.
The Baltimore Comic-Con will be this Saturday and Sunday at the mammoth Baltimore Convention Center along the waterfront.
“We’ve received tremendous fan feedback from the online incarnation of Lone Justice: Crash, and I really enjoy the immediacy of it,” Wheatley said. “This ashcan is the first time any of this material will see print, and that brings an excitement all its own.” TInnell will also be at the Comic-Con, joining Oeming and Wheatley at the Insight Comics booth.
Lone Justice: Crash! is the second time Wheatley and Tinnell have teamed up for a ComicMix serialization. Their first effort, EZ Street, the tale of two creative brothers, was nominated for a Harvey Award. It also contained a comic-within-a-comic aspect, as it featured Lone Justice as one creation of its central characters. Despite the obvious connection between the tales, however, both graphic novels can be enjoyed entirely independently from the other.
Being a superhero isn’t just dangerous work, it’s also very expensive. Imagine a recession-era Batman without Bruce Wayne’s fortune or Iron Man without Tony’s Stark’s billions. Their respective crime-fighting enterprises would be very different – or perhaps all together grind to a halt – if their money was to simply disappear. Just like many Americans in the past year, that’s exactly what has happened to Lone Justice, the pulp-style action-adventure hero created by Wheatley (Breathtaker, Mars) and writer Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes, Sight Unseen). Our hero experienced the devastating financial loss of the Great Depression, but he didn’t lose his drive to keep fighting crime…regardless of the consequences.
“Given our title, Lone Justice: Crash!, it was difficult to resist calling this the Lone Justice: Crashcan, but life is confusing enough as it is,” Wheatley laughed. “So, c’mon by the booth and pick up of the Lone Justice: Crash! Ashcan!”