Bob Fingerman needs no introduction. The man is a legend in the comic industry for his legendary and celebrated alternative cartoons. Thankfully for us fans, Fingerman is returning to his roots with Minimum Wage from Image Comics, based loosely on his own life. It follows on the heels of the definitive hardcover collection of the series in Maximum Minimum Wage that was released to much acclaim.
"Working on the massive MAXIMUM MINIMUM WAGE, just going through all that material, stoked my desire to return to these characters,” said Fingerman. "I'd deliberately given that chunk an open ending, thinking someday I'd come back and do more. Now seemed the perfect time and Image Comics seemed the perfect place."
Launching in January, 2014, Minimum Wage #1 will pick up the story of Rob three years later, where much has changed in his life. When we last saw him, he was exchanging vows with his girlfriend Sylvia. Now he's single, owns a cell phone, lives with his mother again, and is giving some thought to diving back into dating. What could go wrong It releases on January 8, 2014 and is available for pre-order now using Diamond Code NOV130413.
Full press release below.