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The final issue is going to Image this week, and on shelves later this month sometime (I’ll update when I know). I love this issue… for the whole series we’ve seen a rather external view of Mara’s changes, in that she’s not really talked much about it in her own words. This final issue does that and more, and I think it has tremendous impact.
I loved creating this with mingdoyle and @jordiecolorsthings, and Clayton Cowles who’s lettering and working with me on the collection design. All great talents, great friends, people I WILL work with again soon. This oddball, under-the-radar story I think sits right up there with the likes of Demo, Local, and even my X-Men stuff. I thank everyone who’s supported the book, and those who’ll pick up the trade when its out.
From start to finish, it’s been a privilege and a true pleasure to work with Brian Wood and Jordie Bellaire on Mara. Thanks guys! Excited for her last issue to go on shelves soon, but I’ll be sad to see her go. ♥
Mara #5 is out tomorrow! Pick it up at your local comic shop or on comiXology!
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ming Doyle
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Everything’s on the table as far as the military’s position on Mara, but who’s the one with the nuclear option? How much power can one woman hold before the world says “enough”?
Mara #4 is out today! Pick it up in your local comic shop or online at comiXology!
The military is keen to co-opt Mara, now that her abilities are maturing, and they aren’t above using her soldier brother to convince her. They offer to “accept” her again, and she rightly rejects it for the crap that it is. Cut off not only from friends and family, but now from her country, where can she go now? Brian, Ming, and Jordie raise the stakes.
Make us proud.
Another beautiful photoset from MARA #1! Getting excited for #3 to come out this Wednesday, hope you guys like it! :)
As superstar athlete Mara Prince’s superpower manifestation is caught on live TV, her life rapidly starts to spiral out of control. The media descends like vultures. Her handlers go into spin mode. The footage is seen around the world, and this young woman, who only hours ago was the darling of pop culture, is now being slammed and ridiculed for being a fraud and a liar. But the more she tries to fight back, the only thing she’s doing is escalating the problem. A sci-fi take on real world superheroes by the powerhouse team of BRIAN WOOD, MING DOYLE and JORDIE BELLAIRE!
Here’s one of my favorite panels from the issue along with the cover. You can preview or buy Mara #2 right over here.
“Brian left most of the stylistic details up to me, but early on he threw a lot of fun keywords my way, like “supercities,” “blimps,” and “Starship Troopers,” which I was instantly all over. I haven’t had the opportunity to draw anything on the scale of this story before, so whenever I get to a panel in the script that says something like “futurecity gridlock,” I just have so much fun.”
Ming Doyle—discussing her new miniseries with Brian Wood, Mara—in this week’s Talking Comics with me.
Got my comps of Mara #2 in the mail today. In stores January 30th!