Artist/writer Ryan Stegman (Vanish, Venom), writer Kenny Porter (Superboy), artist Tyrell Cannon (Beef Bros), colourist Mike Spicer and letterer/designer John J. Hill are coming together for a new action/comedy ongoing, The Schlub launching in August from Image Comics.
The Schlub follows failing dentist Roger Dalton who blames the world for his problems… up until he is body-swapped with the world’s greatest superhero. Can Roger save Earth and finally prove to his family he’s not a loser? Or are we all doomed?
And, here’s how the series came about, as explained by Stegman:
“A few years back I pitched Image a comic that I would write and draw about a Michael Scott/Kenny Powers type character if they became a superhero that the entire world relied on. It was approved and I had started work on it when Marvel came along and asked me to do a little book called Venom. I couldn’t say no, but I couldn’t shake this idea of the superhero that just can’t do the right thing. So I asked my buddies Kenny, Tyrell and John to help me make this book a reality and here we are! The greatest superhero comic book on the planet.”
“We created The Schlub for people like us—comic fans who love big, bombastic superhero action wrapped around a heartfelt story. This is all about feeling like the world is against you and growing as a person—and I think that’s something we can all relate to.”
And, Cannon concludes:
“Drawing The Schlub is an absolute blast. I basically get to channel my lifelong obsession with action movies and comics into every issue. Having that big ‘i’ on our comic is the fulfillment of a dream I’ve had since picking up my first Image comic as a kid. I couldn’t be more stoked!”
Here’s your first look:
The Schlub #1 will be available n Wednesday, August 23rd from Image Comics.
Artist/writer Ryan Stegman (Vanish, Venom), writer Kenny Porter (Superboy), artist Tyrell Cannon (Beef Bros), colourist Mike Spicer and letterer/designer John J.COMICONRead More