Sunday, March 16, 2008

Real 'Genius'

Since the book was officially announced at Wizard World Los Angeles over the weekend, I guess we can talk about it. The next book from Adam and I (and the wicked-talented Afua Richardson, who's drawing the shit out of it) is called Genius, and it's coming from Top Cow this June. Part of their gladiatorial Pilot Season program, where six comics compete for the hearts and minds of readers and whichever gets the most votes goes on to a miniseries. Rather ingenious, it is, in that Pilot Season allows Top Cow to take risks on books that might be too risky to commit to. How risky? Well, here's the Previews solicitation text:

Alexander, Hannibal, Napoleon, Patton. What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born in strife, surrounded by violence and combat since birth? When the gauntlet is dropped, the question isn’t “How did 17-year-old Destiny Ajaye unite the gangs of South Central into a killer army and declare war on the LAPD?” No, the question is, “Can anyone stop her?”

So, yeah, a book about a teenage gangbanger killing cops isn't a publishing no-brainer. For more on Genius, and the whole Pilot Season 2008 initiative, head over to Comic Book Resources and listen to editorial poobah Rob Levin 'splain it all.

I'm sure we'll talk more about Genius soon, but for now, it's just nice to let this particular cat out of the bag...cause I love this fuggin' book.


Erik Jodko said...

Genius sounds fucking awesome, dude. I'll be pickin' it up for sure.


Ken Lowery said...

...that pitch is sexy.