Followers of Hulu collection Marvel’s M.O.D.O.Ok. had been dealt a blow final week when it was introduced that the animated collection was formally canceled after one season. Although the the cartoon has come to an finish, maybe followers can take some solace within the information that the M.O.D.O.Ok. showrunners Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum are teaming up once more for Minor Threats, their first creator-owned collection from Darkish Horse.
Alongside for the journey is artist Scott Hepburn who beforehand labored with Oswalt and Blum on their M.O.D.O.Ok.: Head Video games miniseries from final 12 months. The inventive group additionally contains Ian Herring as colorist and Nake Piekos as letterer. Very like M.O.D.O.Ok., it seems the inventive group is as soon as once more giving the highlight on supervillains on this “genre-bending crime drama” comedian miniseries.
Right here’s how Darkish 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. Those 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 dangerous. Instances are powerful for costumed crooks… and so they’re about to get a lot worse. The psychotic Stickman has completed the unthinkable and murdered Child Nightfall, sidekick to Twilight Metropolis’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 last line” by which he could by no means come again from. Caught within the center are the small-time c-list villains, discovering it not possible to tug 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 group of equally disgruntled supervillains to take down the Stickman and kill him themselves. Main her on a darkish journey into the prison underbelly she’s tried so laborious to flee.
After varied comedian initiatives for each Marvel and DC, comic and unabashed comedian fan Patton Oswalt expressed nice pleasure to work on an authentic creation.
“Each comedian guide fan desires of making their very own universe. This one is mine and Jordan’s. There’s enjoyable and hazard and violence and unhappiness similar to in actual life, however with WAY brighter colours. I can’t wait to see you guys expertise it.”
Co-writer Jordan Blum teased what’s to return
“That is our love letter to superhero comics and crime fiction. An underdog story of inept costumed criminals in over their heads, attempting to outlive an unforgiving metropolis crammed with caped gods, fallen kaiju, and site visitors inflicting time vortexes. On a regular basis crooks in a fantastical world attempting to get theirs.”
Artist Scott Hepburn added
“Work like for this reason I’ve all the time needed to be a comic book guide artist. Patton, Jordan, and myself are in a three-way battle of one-ups-manship to show who loves this guide extra.”
Some early reward for Minor Threats:
“I used to be hooked from the primary web page! Minor Menace is scrumptious, villainous darkish pop that churns up the world of the marginalized and serves up a decadent and harmful feast, all offered in wonderful bombastic visible eye-fuckery that has reignited my love of comics. Finally, one thing cool in a world had been nothing is cool.”–Taika Waititi (Director—What We Do within the Shadows, Thor: Love and Thunder)
“Minor Threats is a hardcore blast from the dangerous mind of Patton Oswalt. I really like the full-on collision of his dirty, superhero underworld; with eye-poppingly beautiful splash pages of artwork by Scott Hepburn. A naughty peek underneath the cape that you just’ll devour like contraband.” –Edgar Wright (Director—Final Night time in Soho, Shaun of the Lifeless)
“Minor Threats is strictly what one would anticipate from Patton Oswalt—it’s clever, humorous, and twisted. I’m additionally fearful about him.”–Judd Apatow (Director—The 40-Yr-Previous Virgin, The King of Staten Island)
The primary problem of Minor Threats will sport a regular cowl by Hepburn, particular foil variant of the usual cowl, and a variant by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart.
Take a look at the variant beneath and search for Minor Threats #1 to reach in shops on Wednesday August 24, 2022.