Johns & Frank Aim for 'Surprising and New' in Latest "Batman: Earth One" Volume
Creators Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck have launched a Kickstarter campaign forBad Karma, a 200-page anthology featuring comic-book stories, prose and illustrations by those four and their collaborators.
The assembled talent is impressive indeed, working on five main stories: “Middleton” by Grecian and Phil Hester; “Chaos Agent” by Haun and Mike Tisserand; “Old Dog” by Moore and Christopher Mitten; “Hellbent” by Peck and Tigh Walker; and “The Ninth Life of Solomon Gunn” written by Grecian, Haun, Moore and Peck, and illustrated by Haun. These strips, all stylistically different and set in various time periods, all threaten to coalesce into a larger narrative: “Each of these concepts is separate from one another, designed to stand on their own, but there are subtle threads that run through each. One of these threads is the presence of the Kraken Corporation, a mysterious organization whose activities play a part (whether large or small) in each story.”
The creators working on these strips, and its promisingly Moorcockian concept, would probably be more than enough to sell it to me, but on top of all this they’ve promised an insane amount of ancillary material, posters and the like, including a logo and cover design by Jonathan Hickman, and work by Ben Templesmith, Scott Morse, Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey, Tony Harris, Ramon Perez, Nathan Fox, Shaky Kane, Jason Latour, Chris Samnee, Robbi Rodriguez, Mike Hawthorne, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Salas, Matthew Dow Smith, Dave Stokes, Evan Shaner, Paul Maybury and many others. A small gallery of preview art follows: