Fans of Hulu sequence Marvel’s M.O.D.O.Okay. have been dealt a blow final week when it was introduced that the animated sequence was formally canceled after one season. Though the the cartoon has come to an finish, maybe followers can take some solace within the information that the M.O.D.O.Okay. showrunners Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum are teaming up once more for Minor Threats, their first creator-owned sequence from Dark Horse.
Along for the experience is artist Scott Hepburn who beforehand labored with Oswalt and Blum on their M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games miniseries from final yr. The artistic staff additionally consists of Ian Herring as colorist and Nake Piekos as letterer. Much like M.O.D.O.Okay., it seems the artistic staff is as soon as once more giving the highlight on supervillains on this “genre-bending crime drama” comedian miniseries.
Here’s how Dark Horse describes Minor Threats:
It’s laborious on the market for a supervillain. Not the world conquerors, chaos engines, or arch-nemeses… however the little guys, the profession criminals. The ones who placed on uniforms, knock over jewellery shops, and get tied to phone poles earlier than the hero swings off to face the precise large unhealthy. Times are robust for costumed crooks… they usually’re about to get a lot worse. The psychotic Stickman has performed the unthinkable and murdered Kid Dusk, sidekick to Twilight City’s premier crime-fighter, The Insomniac. The Insomniac’s teammates, The Continuum, are tearing Twilight aside, turning it right into a terrifying police state–determined to seize the Stickman and cease the Insomniac from “crossing that final line” during which he could by no means come again from. Caught within the center are the small-time c-list villains, discovering it unimaginable to drag jobs and even stroll down the road with out being harassed by these heroes. With a bounty on the Stickman’s head, former villain Playtime decides to place collectively a ragtag staff of equally disgruntled supervillains to take down the Stickman and kill him themselves. Leading her on a darkish journey into the felony underbelly she’s tried so laborious to flee.
After varied comedian tasks for each Marvel and DC, comic and unabashed comedian fan Patton Oswalt expressed nice pleasure to work on an unique creation.
“Every comic book fan dreams of creating their own universe. This one is mine and Jordan’s. There is fun and danger and violence and sadness just like in real life, but with WAY brighter colors. I can’t wait to see you guys experience it.”
Co-writer Jordan Blum teased what’s to return
“This is our love letter to superhero comics and crime fiction. An underdog story of inept costumed criminals in over their heads, trying to survive an unforgiving city filled with caped gods, fallen kaiju, and traffic causing time vortexes. Everyday crooks in a fantastical world trying to get theirs.”
Artist Scott Hepburn added
“Work like this is why I’ve always wanted to be a comic book artist. Patton, Jordan, and myself are in a three-way battle of one-ups-manship to prove who loves this book more.”
Some early reward for Minor Threats:
“I was hooked from the first page! Minor Threat is delicious, villainous dark pop that churns up the world of the marginalized and serves up a decadent and dangerous feast, all presented in glorious bombastic visual eye-fuckery that has reignited my love of comics. At last, something cool in a world were nothing is cool.”–Taika Waititi (Director—What We Do within the Shadows, Thor: Love and Thunder)
“Minor Threats is a hardcore blast from the bad brain of Patton Oswalt. I love the full-on collision of his grimy, superhero underworld; with eye-poppingly gorgeous splash pages of art by Scott Hepburn. A naughty peek under the cape that you’ll devour like contraband.” –Edgar Wright (Director—Last Night in Soho, Shaun of the Dead)
“Minor Threats is exactly what one would expect from Patton Oswalt—it’s intelligent, funny, and twisted. I’m also worried about him.”–Judd Apatow (Director—The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The King of Staten Island)
The first difficulty of Minor Threats will sport an ordinary cowl by Hepburn, particular foil variant of the usual cowl, and a variant by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart.
Check out the variant under and search for Minor Threats #1 to reach in shops on Wednesday August 24, 2022.