Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sneak Preview!

I am very excited to show you some upcoming "shots" from ANGEL:AFTER THE FALL. Warning! Kinda spoilers!

First of all, the bad news: Nick Runge's last issue on interiors is issue 11. He is brilliant and awesome and I loved the issues we did together, but I think the monthly deadline was eating at his very soul, and he didn't want the book or the release dates to suffer, so for now, he's providing covers. AND a two-page sequence in issue 12 (a la Messina's pages in ANGEL:ATF # 10).

Now, the great news.

Stephen Mooney takes on the bulk of ANGEL:AFTER THE FALL # 12. A friendly reminder, Mooney is the genius who lent his genius to the Connor/Kate story in FIRST NIGHT. I am in love with his work from those issues, but I gotta say, his work on ATF is blowing it away. You won't believe your eyes, it's epic, painful, very personal stuff and Mooney is kicking ass on every page.

Here's an example of how great he is with the characters. First of all, Wesley makes sure he looks his best for HIS big reunion with Gunn.



Gunn ALSO wants to be ready, so he has all his pretty trinkets waxed and polished.



Spike, never one to be shown up, ALSO wants to look his best, so he fixes his hair:



All these dudes getting ready to meet up, but man, I wonder what happened to Angel? He's the star of our show, isn't he? I hope he's okay. Man, I'm getting worried.

Well, let's see a cover to issue 15 and see. Courtesy of my artistic soulmate and once and future ANGEL:AFTER THE FALL partner, Franco Urru!



Oh whew, there he is! I guess everything's okay for Angel...unless things aren't what they seem...but when has that ever been the case?

I cannot wait for you guys to see these issues. We've saved the best for the last (of AFTER THE FALL...not the world of ANGEL...but that's a story for another time).

Hope you like!

18 comments:

Alex Jamieson said...

Wooo!
Thanks for this Brian...I loved Mr Mooney's art on the First Night issues, and it looks just as good here. Can't wait!

I ALSO can't wait until we can have lots of official details on Angel: Aftermath.....

Mirage said...

Wow. These all look amazing!

And, does Spike seem as if he's just waking up? *ponders* I'm taking notice of the black nails on our favorite blond vampire, does he have time to paint them in hell? I might also need to go back to my ANGEL DVDs and re-check if the nails were black there too (memory says no... but, really, its a flake and can't be trusted)

Counting the seconds until we see our peeps again!

Philip said...

Hey Brian thanks for the heads up about this in the live chat tonight! And as always...you're amazing for being so active with us @ SlayAlive!! Coolness in human form you are!

Anonymous said...

I miss Franco Urru.

Wyndam said...

You sure know how to keep us fans hopping around in excitement Brian. Thanks for posting all this awesome info! Stephen's panels and Franco's cover are just stunning!

Sophie said...

Wow! So great, all of it. Also, glad to hear writing issue #13 is going well, can't wait to read it. The updates are wonderful, thanks much!

Sister Cuervo said...

Awesome artwork--thanks so much for this sneaky peek, Brian. I love the intense blacks--it really showcases the noir look of Angel.
Love the story and everything about ATF.

bren said...

First of all, love After the Fall, and love it more and more with every issue.

Second, you referred to Urru as your once and future ATF partner... any plans for him to rejoin ATF?

Mat said...

I miss Urru too.

Can't wait to read the future issues you're working on. This series has just been stellar so far. Here's to having high hopes Aftermath falls right into canon behind AtF!

DAVID MESSINA said...

Mooney 's art is awesome!
Great likeness!
Hey Brian, I propose myself like candidate for the next Runge's break!

Cheers!!!

Buffy+Angel4ever said...

ATF keeps rockin' on.

Looking forward to the Angel and Gunn fight, although, I can take a fairly educated guess at who wins.

I guess its like Smallville. More the journey than the ending.

Chris G. said...

Oh, wow! this guy is good! The likeness are dead on and the art is just so clear and clean. Don't let him out of your sight!!

jennifer bishop said...

The new artwork is beautiful! I wonder if we'll be seeing Kate again soon...

Sagewoman said...

Mooney is great. Don't forget - he is the artist for the Time & Space Toys / SlayAlive cover contest winning themes.

FYI - members of SlayAlive and T&STBCC entered a fan-based contest to submit an idea for covers 2 through 12 (monthly, roughly), fans voted, the top 3 sent to DarkHorse who picked one as a winner. Stephen Mooney then created the image to personify the idea.
Fabulous covers!!!

Virna Vee said...

Wow, I am down with the retro shading... and the accompanying commentary...

James said...

Hey Brian thanks for the heads up about this in the live chat tonight! And as always

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