Wildstorm announced a new project today at C2E2 by B. Clay Moore and Tony Harris –”a pulpy 1940’s noir, wartime London story” called The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull.
“The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull is a thoroughly modern book with dark, twisted roots. Its pulp inspirations are buried in landfills with original copies of PHANTOM DETECTIVE and WEIRD MYSTERY, but the book digs a little deeper into its characters than your grandfather’s pulps ever did,” said B. Clay Moore. “And in our world, a guy who wears a skull for a face is the closest thing to normal you’ll find.”
On his own blog, Moore added, “This book has been in the works for over two years, so I’m jazzed to start getting the word out,” he said. “You can bet I’ll be talking this bastard up a lot before it drops. Creator-owned, introducing a brand new character that Tony and I would like to run with for a long time.”
No word yet on when the series is due.
C2E2, the new Chicago convention brought to you by the makers of the New York Comic Con, kicks off tomorrow at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. In fact, announcements have already started rolling out in conjunction with the convention.
Here are a few more items of note if you’re attending the show. Check back to CBR and Robot 6 all weekend for news, announcements and reports from the show.
Beanworld creator Larry Marder has an offer for fans who bring either of the recent Beanworld collections from Dark Horse up to him to sign:
He’ll also be trading your homemade Beanworld sketches for his homemade Beanworld sketches.