Ich freue mich auch!
Für alle, die es nicht wissen, American Gods hat im letzten Jahr nicht nur den Hugo gewonnen, sondern auch ansonsten bei allen Preisverleihungen gut abgeräumt. Und Coraline ist eine sehr erfolgreiche young adult novel mit vielen schönen Bildern.
Ansonsten erscheint ab August in den USA (und in guten deutschen Comic-Shops) endlich die langersehnte Marvel-Comic-Mini-Serie "1602". Unten ein paar Informationen (oder auch nicht, wie man es nimmt) von der Marvel-Homepage.
MARVEL 1602 #1
COVER BY: SCOTT MCKOWEN
NEIL GAIMAN / ANDY KUBERT & RICHARD ISANOVE
"It wasn't meant to be a secret…
"I get it all the time now. I just arrived in Portugal, in Lisbon, to promote CORALINE, and the first question I was asked, in the car from the airport to the hotel was ‘So, can you tell me anything about 1602?’
"And I said, ‘It's drawn by Andy Kubert, coloured by Richard Isanove, lettered by Todd Klein, covers by Scott McKowen and I saw a photocopy of the first issue and it looks pretty good.’
"‘Yes, but the story …. What's it about?’
"‘Oh, you know,’ I said. ‘Stuff.’
"‘Well, is it the Marvel characters? Or characters you invented yourself?’
"‘Yes,’ I said. ‘That's pretty much it.’
"‘But how long is it?’
"‘I think it'll be eight issues. It was meant to be six, but I'm writing episode 5 right now, and there's a lot of story to tell.’
"‘So why is it such a secret...?’
"It got to be a secret because the idea of 1602 was fairly straightforward, and really fun, and I hated the idea of people being familiar with it, even bored of it, by the time it came out. So I asked Joe Quesada if he'd mind if we didn't make a big announcement at the start. But the more people asked me, buttonholed me, pleaded with me, the more I liked the fact that only a tiny handful of people at Marvel and I had even seen Andy's amazing pencils or Richard's colours. This was starting to be a genuinely fun secret - like not telling someone what their birthday present is until it's time to unwrap it.
"What am I going to tell you? It's really fun. It's set in the Marvel Universe. It looks gorgeous. You may even like it.
"There are sixteen hundred & two good reasons for telling you all about it, and I'm not saying a word.
"Think of it as your birthday present." – Neil Gaiman, May 2003