FEATURES : COLUMNS : REVIEWS : NEWS : FILM & TV : FORUMS : UGO

ABOUT




New Doc Ock Hits Spider-Man
Have you seen the new Doctor Octopus, designed by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos? Click to dig the Doc.
Marvel Hires New Publisher
Following such rumors, Marvel today announced that Bill Jemas has been replaced as Publisher. Now read who took his job.
CrossGen's Solus #7
CrossGen thinks you'll love George Pérez's new issue of Solus. And to prove it, here's a five-page preview.
Marvel Searches For She-Hulk
Writer Geoff Johns and artist Scott Kolins reunite for Marvel's Avengers as they search for She-Hulk.
Virtex Returns For Digital Webbing
A comic about a cybernetic cowboy that hunts outlaws riding dinosaurs? Where do we sign up? Read on and find out.
Marvel's Mutants Gains New Penciler
Marvel's New Mutants has a new artist onboard, and we've got a five-page preview. See if he's got the chops.
Image Rocks Out With Shangri-La
Are you ready to rock and roll? Image is, with their upcoming graphic novel Shangri-La. Read the details here.
Marvel Teams Up For A Good Cause
Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk team up for charity in a special December one-shot. Read all about it.
Davis' Marquis Returns In December
Guy Davis' sin-slayer is back in The Marquis: Intermezzo, coming from Oni Press. Read all about it.
Marvel Unveils '04 FF Plans
Marvel plans three Fantastic Four series for 2004, and we've got the details and preview art. Check this out.
2F2F DVD Contest
The hit street racing film 2 Fast 2 Furious is driving to DVD players near you. Win a free copy from Slush and Universal.
 








Comic News:
Shaffer's Mini Gets Collected
By Brian Jacks

06.02.03


Hailed as one of the more intriguing miniseries debuts of 2002, ONE PLUE ONE will be collected in trade paperback form by Oni Press in September, 2003.

Written by Neal Shaffer (interviewed here) and illustrated by Daniel Krall, ONE PLUS ONE is an unpredictable story twisting crime, horror, and slice-of-life comics into one surprising plot. Don’t believe us? The how about Michael Avon Oeming, who was such a fan of the pair’s work, he volunteered to do covers for them and plugged the book in POWERS? Or Mike Allred, who liked it so much he asked Krall to contribute to July’s MADMAN KING-SIZE SPECIAL? If you have yet to read what they’re all fussing about, your second chance is coming! You can now enjoy the story of Dave Coulson under one cover in the new, handy, pocket-sized Oni graphic novel format.


Article continued below advertisement


“I love the way Neal Shaffer structured ONE PLUS ONE,” Oni editor Jamie S. Rich said. “I liked that each issue ended at a point that was completely different than where it began. The end of each chapter left the reader wondering where the book would go next—which is the point of any really good novel. You want every revelation to be a surprise, and I don’t think anyone was fully aware of everything going on in ONE PLUS ONE.”

“As a writer in today’s comics market,” Shaffer explained, “you always have to be thinking in two directions. You have to consider how it’s going to read for the person buying the individual comics, and then how the whole thing is going to read as a complete piece of work. I think as long as a writer can keep the mystery interesting, it should be fine either way. But at the same time, I am looking forward to hearing how the book appeals to readers who digest it as a whole.”

Equal parts psychological drama and urban crime story, ONE PLUS ONE unspools at a pace designed to keep the story one step ahead of its reader. As Eddie, a low-level card player, makes plans for a big score, his girlfriend drops some big news on him—she’s pregnant. Will he stick around and take care of her and the kid, or will he rabbit out of town? And just why is Coulson taking him under his wing and teaching him the tricks of the trade? How does Leonard fit into this, too? He can see what people are going to look like after they die…but what good is that to Coulson?

“You have to read the whole thing to get everything that’s going on,” Rich said. “And even then, you’ll want to read it again and puzzle over the clues some more.”

As per usual, this trade paperback will feature plenty of extras, including the Oeming covers, a black-and-white version of the short story from the ONI PRESS COLOR SPECIAL 2002 (slotted into its approporiate place in the story), behind-the-scenes elements, and a look at the duo’s original pitch to Oni. “We actually did a couple of pages to show them what we were thinking, stuff that ended up either being reworked for the book or dropped altogether,” Krall said.

The ONE PLUS ONE vol. 1 trade paperback, retailing at $14.95 US, clocks in at 136 pages and hits store shelves on September 17, 2003.

 

 
E-Mail Author  |  Archive  |  Tell A Friend

 

 



 
Sword of Dracula
Slush launches our Halloween countdown with the first in a series of spooky reviews. First up? New series, Sword of Dracula.
John Byrne's IMO
This week John points out that fans cannot read the minds of creators, although you wouldn't know that by listening to some of them.
The Dead Zone
Flesh-eating zombies battle the last remaining police officer in Image's new series, The Walking Dead. We review the first issue.
Steve Niles Interview
Slush interviews Steve Niles, the acclaimed writer of 30 Days of Night, who tells us about the relaunch of Fused.
A Spidery Preview
Have you seen the new Doctor Octopus, designed by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos? Click to dig the Doc.
Kill Bill Review
Slush reviews the first installment of Quentin Tarantino's kung fu slasher masterpiece, Kill Bill.
Viper Interview
Slush takes a look at new publisher Viper Comics, and interviews the guys behind two of its hottest books.
Peanuts Collected
Cartoon fans rejoice. Fantagraphics is reprinting the entire collection of Charles Schulz' Peanuts. Read on for details.


CHANNELS:  Features | Columns | Reviews | News | Film & TV | Forums | Slushfactory.com

Copyright © 2003 Slush Factory Entertainment (E-mail)
All Rights Reserved : No portion of Slush may be reprinted in any form without prior consent