You know when a comic book speech has made an impact? When people keep making mention of it for week after week. Such as Eric Stephenson's speech to Comics PRO that is still getting folk talking. And a few of them ranting and raving.
As Bleeding Cool has pointed out previously, Boom! Studios had a admirable run of original series in 2013, including back-issue barn burners like Polarity and Day Men and critically acclaimed series like Six-Gun Gorilla, Suicide Risk, and Imagine Agents. 2014 is off to a strong start already with original series announcements from James Tynion IV, Max Bemis, Jason Starr, Christopher Sebela, and Cullen Bunn.
Curse was a series from a quartet of creators, three out of four – Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, and Riley Rossmo – more associated with work from Image Comics. Then there's the four RoboCop movie tie-in issues written by Moreci, Ed Brisson, Frank, J. Barbiere, and Joe Harris…also writers more associated with series at Image. Now I hear there's another Image creator bringing another original series to Boom, to be announced shortly.
Image has been the dominant go to spot for creators with original projects over the last few years. Is that changing?
No, no it's not. It really isn't. But you can be sure that Boom will be trying to spin it that way…