Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Peace in Our Time: Athena Voltaire Returns!

Paul Daly and I have settled our differences and have resolved to go our separate ways. The bottom line out of all of this is that Athena Voltaire will return!

Coming this Summer, we'll release the trade paperback collection of Flight of the Falcon.

Later this year, I'll be releasing the first of a series of standalone one-shots, graphic novellas, if you will. They'll be somewhere between 48 and 64 pages, perfect bound, and each one will be its own mini-trade. If you're the type who waits for the trade, you won't need to wait. If you're the bagging-and-boarding type, this is what you'll be getting, as well. I'm shooting for a $7–8 price on each volume.

Why the change? With the creator fallout between Paul and me last year, many retailers and readers alike don't know what the hell happened to our favorite aviatrix. If I produce complete done-in-one volumes, on time, I hope to earn back the consumer and retailer confidence we lost when the entire Mu-King miniseries was postponed and then eventually canceled.

The major change is that I'll be writing and drawing the adventures of our favorite aviatrix. Paul will continue to produce his webcomic, Terranauts, but will no longer be involved in Athena Voltaire. Paul's departure has resulted in a "taking his toys with him" scenario, so there will be some story modifications when the first one-shot releases. However, I can say that along with myself, editor Molly McBride and color artists Chad Fidler and Jason Millet are all happy with the tweaks to the comic and we're dying to share it with you.

Watch the skies! AV is back!

7 comments:

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Ron Zoso said...

STEVE!

I lost track of you on the 'net, how the hell are you?

Glad to hear the news on the return of the books man, looking forward to the new issues.

Steve Bryant said...

Hey, Ron! How are ya?!

Great to see ya! Now that you know where to find me, I don't expect to lose track of you!

Just ignore the doucebaggy spammers. ;)

Ron Zoso said...

I'm good, but if you ask me again in a week or so, I'll probably tell you I'm losing my mind. (Work, work, work.)

Judging from the various related blogs I see, looks like you've been keeping busy while I was away. Good to hear. Keep posting the news, I'll do my best to keep up.

Stephen Reid said...

The Babe is Back!
Woohoo!

Steve Hathaway said...

Steve,

The 2 new pages have "vg" in name. Intials for new one-shot.