Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Airboy Boasts Comic Book Creators Gone Wild


When you pair the talents of James Robinson up with Greg Hinkle, good things are bound to happen. When they're paired to reboot the 1940s action hero Airboy, even better things are bound to happen. Image Comics is tapping the two for just a task, teaming up to star in a metafiction about two comic creators gone wild.

“This is me trying something I would never have had the balls to do in the past. Namely, I'm combining the sad details of my real life at a recent much darker time, and having those revelations combined into a stew with gross exaggeration and comic book action fantasy,” said Robinson. “If you like semi-autobiographical drama, combined with drugs, alcohol, flagrant promiscuity, air fighters in two-fisted battle action and myself and artist Greg Hinkle doing full-frontal nudity… then this is the comic you've been waiting for. It's been a blast to write and very cathartic and I hope everyone enjoys seeing a different side to me.”

In Airboy, Robinson’s reluctant to do yet another Golden Age reboot and he’s worried about his stagnant career, ailing marriage, and all-around doldrum life. But that’s nothing a stiff drink can’t fix! Enter artist Greg Hinkle and a night of partying that has to be seen to be believed. Even Airboy himself will have his work cut out for him if he plans to get the two comic book creators in-line and back on the straight and narrow! Could this task be too much for hero?

Airboy #1 hits shelves on June 3 and can be ordered with Diamond Code APR150494. Full press release below.
ROBINSON AND HINKLE’S AIRBOY
OR, COMIC BOOK CREATORS GONE WILD!
A hilarious, semi-autobiographical new series 

Bestselling writer James Robinson (StarmanFantastic Four) and artist Greg Hinkle are hired to write a reboot of the 1940s action hero Airboy, but what better way to seek a little creative inspiration than a night of debauchery? Robinson and Hinkle team up to star in this metafiction about two comic book creators gone wild in the new series AIRBOY.

In AIRBOY, Robinson’s reluctant to do yet another Golden Age reboot and he’s worried about his stagnant career, ailing marriage, and all-around doldrum life. But that’s nothing a stiff drink can’t fix! Enter artist Greg Hinkle and a night of partying that has to be seen to be believed. Even Airboy himself will have his work cut out for him if he plans to get the two comic book creators in-line and back on the straight and narrow! Could this task be too much for hero?

“This is me trying something I would never have had the balls to do in the past. Namely, I'm combining the sad details of my real life at a recent much darker time, and having those revelations combined into a stew with gross exaggeration and comic book action fantasy,” said Robinson. “If you like semi-autobiographical drama, combined with drugs, alcohol, flagrant promiscuity, air fighters in two-fisted battle action and myself and artist Greg Hinkle doing full-frontal nudity… then this is the comic you've been waiting for. It's been a blast to write and very cathartic and I hope everyone enjoys seeing a different side to me.”

AIRBOY #1 hits shelves on June 3 and can be ordered with Diamond Code APR150494. 
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

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