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“Since I was a child, I wanted to be a comic artist,” ACO tells PREVIEWSworld. Describing a childhood in Spain that was infused with global influences. “My first comics were Dragon Ball and Judge Dredd. Later, I discovered American comics and the Marvel Universe through Spider-man and the X-Men,” he continues. “From there, I became a reader and collector, mainly of American comics, but my taste is quite eclectic.”

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Interview by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

As a beleaguered 2020 crawls to its conclusion, PREVIEWSworld.com wanted to focus on the comics, manga, and graphic novels that made the year a little easier to swallow. Welcome to part one of our Best of 2020 interview series, where we talk to the writers, artists, writer-artists, and editors responsible. Up first…NEW WORLD with David Jesus Vignolli.

Originally released in the latter portion of 2019, NEW WORLD ended up really catching fire on the awards circuit in 2020. David Jesus Vignolli’s revenge fantasy impressed awards judges with its unexpected exploration of culture and history. …

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On the heels of their big 300th issue, Heavy Metal Magazine is expanding its universe this week! Rightfully at the forefront of this line-wide initiative is none other than TAARNA! Easily, Heavy Metal’s most identifiable mascot. In the following interview, Taarna writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Patrick Zircher provide a hitchhiker’s guide to the opening salvo in their “Metal-verse!”

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It all started kind of simply. “I was sharing some sci-fi/cyberpunk sketches from a project I was developing with my brother, and CD Projekt Red contacted me to do the comic,” artist Miguel Valderrama says, explaining how he got involved with the red hot Cyberpunk 2077 property. “I have wanted to be a pro since my teens, but I didn’t make the decision until a few years [ago]. I was working on animation, teaching, and doing freelance work, but I always wanted to just make comics with my brother Carlos.”

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Throughout the industry and culture of comics, artist, writers, fans, and YouTubers alike are finding ways to combat cabin fever as a result of the worldwide pandemic. Earlier, we showed you how YouTube’s Comic Book Girl 19 invited viewers to experience Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X and House of X with her. Today, we’re introducing you to a fan intiative to revisit WIZARD magazine. This is…WIZERD: The Comics Megazine.

Inspired by Cartoonists Kayfabe’s series of deep dives into Wizard: The Guide to Comics, WIZERD is a love letter to the 1990s publication “Wizerd is a comics MegaZine…

Interview by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

As of this writing, today, October 15th, marks the official conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month. This annual celebration focuses on the achievements, legacy, culture, and diversity of Latin Americans and Hispanic Americans (respectively). Naturally, that includes, but is not limited to comics.

From heavy hitters like George Perez and Axel Alonso to talents such as Gabby Rivera and Lea Hernandez — our beloved medium has an impressive and complex history with Hispanic and Latin culture. Writer Henry Barajas sees that history as ever-evolving. Which is why he’s telling his own personal tale in the pages of…

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“I always want to be involved somehow,” says artist Darick Robertson, giving off a sense of both responsibility and pride in his work on The Boys. “As the co-creator of the series, I always want to be involved somehow. Even if it’s just supplying covers.”

Darick Robertson should be proud. It’s been fourteen years since he and Garth Ennis introduced the comic book world to The Boys. Fourteen years of earned critical acclaim, equally earned controversy, and, ultimately, mainstream acceptance (well…as accepted by the mainstream as The Boys can get) in the form of an Amazon Prime…

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“I’ve never put those two characters on the same page,” artist Todd McFarlane admits about his cover art to The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 50. The “two” he’s referring to are his record-breaking, creator-owned vigilante Spawn and Marvel’s world famous web-slinger Spider-Man. “Steve Geppi, a dear friend of mine, asked me to do this as a personal favor,” McFarlane continues, “and since he’s been a good man to me over all these decades, I was more than happy to oblige and put this together.”

The fact that McFarlane has never drawn “Spidey” and “Spawny Boy” (respectively)…

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by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

It’s official! Heavy Metal Magazine — a publication that’s inspired artists in every industry (fight me!) — has crossed the threshold to 300! And PREVIEWSworld could not let this headbanger’s ball pass us by without acknowledgement.

For the last few weeks, we’ve focused our ongoing Got It Covered column exclusively on Heavy Metal 300. Already we’ve talked with cover artists Augustin Alessio and Claudia Iannicello. Now, we’re rounding things off with Glenn Fabry (Preacher). Fabry talks about his work on the 300th issue, shows us the artistic process behind his cover, and more.

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