Friday 21 January 2011

Death's Head RETURNS!

For the past month or so, I've been making hints on both my Facebook and Twitter accounts in regards to a certain project that I've been working on... a project which I truly believe is the most exciting thing I've worked on since breaking into the comics business in 2003.

Well, after numerous weeks of teasing the masses, I can now finally spill the beans!! What is this project that is so big, so exciting that it caused your ever lovin' Soulman to squeal like a little girl when I received word from MARVEL HEROES editor Ed Hammond? Well, despite the title of this post being a slight spoiler, it's a project that as you can imagine... is a dream come true for this artist:

Yes.... Death's Head is BACK!! The original Freelance Peacekeeping Agent is returning to the pages of Marvel UK (for the first time since 1991 I believe?) in the pages of Panini Comics' MARVEL HEROES... in a tale written by original Death's Head creator Simon Furman, with art by yours truly (and is the second part of a two-part story, the first part written by Ferg Handly with art by John Ross. Death's Head grand entrance however isn't until our part of the tale!!!).
Now, it's no secret that I've been campaigning for the return of Death's Head since I broke into comics... so I can't begin to tell you how excited and proud I am to be part of this.

And you know what the icing on the cake is?

Death's Head will be fighting none other than THE INCREDIBLE HULK!!!

Yes, a story which I wanted to see so much that I drew it up myself (as part of my SOULMAN INC SKETCHBOOK) is now a reality. Honestly, my job could never get any better than this, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to Ed Hammond and the guys at Panini for making this happen. I know for sure that a lot of Marvel UK and Transformers fans out there are going to be very pleased with this news!!

So there you have it: MARVEL HEROES issue 33, available 24th March. Death's Head is back... and it's about time, yes?