Archive for the ‘Star Wars: Invasion’ Category

Two Books. Two Galaxies. Two Epic Space Battles Come to an Explosive End.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011


Two epic battles have been raging in the pages of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations and DCUO Legends: The Brainiac – Sinestro Corps War, and both come to a climactic end this week. Two wars. Two Galaxies. Two books. Two publishers. One big week.

These two story arcs probably contain my largest ever fictional body count.

DC Universe Online Legends #17

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover by: Doug Mahnke
Colored by: Jorge Gonzalez

Hal Jordan is seriously conflicted as he and the Green Lantern Corps arrive at Korugar to “contain” the war between Sinestro’s Yellow Lanterns and Brainiac–but can they save the planet of innocents caught in the crossfire? And how desperate could things possibly get that would see Hal team up with Sinestro for one final battle?!

Star Wars: Invasion—Revelations #5

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Colin Wilson
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf
Release: November 16, 2011
32 pages, issue 5 of 5

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye have successfully rescued the refugees from the Battle of Shramar, but the Yuuzhan Vong invaders may still have another win for their tally. Or is there another revelation in store? Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Jedi-in-training Finn Galfridian finds that in trying to prevent an assassination, he may be complicit in one! The next revelation may be about Finn’s new mentor!

Today. ‘Revelations’ lives up to its name.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today sees the release of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations #4 and, although there have been plenty of surprises so far, this is the issue where the ‘Revelations’ become, well… revelatory. Issue #4 is where it also gets quite explodey and carnagey, as you’d probably expect from a cover like this…

And don’t forget, next week sees my first work in the DC Universe as I pit the Green Lantern Corps against Sinestro and Brainiac in DCUO Legends #16.

Fine Art Friday – Jo Chen – Buffy and Willow

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Ah, Jo Chen.

When Colin and I were asked for a list of cover artists we’d like approached for Star Wars: Invasion, Jo Chen was at the very top of that list.

Jo has done incredible, award-winning work for all of the major comics publishers but it was her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer that first grabbed my attention, and this piece of Buffy and Willow grabbed very hard.

We were very fortunate to have Jo with us on the first thirteen covers of Star Wars Invasion.

For a look at how Jo created the cover to Star Wars Invasion #1, click the image below.

Too Many Tentacles. Star Wars Invasion: Revelations #3

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Star Wars Invasion: Revelations #3 is out this week in print and as a digital download.  And it comes with a creepy, creepy, cover from Chris Scalf, inspired by the equally creepy illustrations of Colin Wilson.

I remember when Colin showed me the first moment of the ‘tentaclisation’ of Nina Galfridian on the Heart of Artorias. I was kinda horrified by the tentacles piercing her face.  Oddly enough, this gruesome element stayed in the book, and now it’s made it onto a cover… actually, two covers including Jo Chen’s variant from Refugees.

Click the cover for the preview.

Fine Art Friday – Colin Wilson

Friday, August 26th, 2011

It’s the second ‘Fine Art Friday’!  Every Friday, I’m going to endeavor to post a piece of art from one of the truly great artists I’m lucky enough to work with, and fine artists don’t come much finer than Colin Wilson.

Colin and I work on the ongoing Star Wars: Invasion series together. We also collaborated on the ‘critical darling’ ‘The Example’ through Gestalt comics.  Colin and I are currently working on a little side project too…

Anyone who knows him, knows that Colin isn’t the biggest fan of superheroes, so, with this in mind, this piece is about as rare as they come.

Colin Wilson on, arguably, the two biggest Superheroes in the world.  And he nails it.

Click the pic to Enlarge

And, just in, Colin’s movie finally has a release date. ‘Bullet to the Head’, based on Colin’s French graphic novel written by Matz, is due for release on April 13 2012.  The movie stars Sylvester Stallone alongside Christian Slater, Jason Momoa and Sung Kang. I’m sure they’re all very happy to be associated with Colin.

Click to buy The Example.

Star Wars Invasion – Revelations #5

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The final issue of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations has been solicited and that means a new cover from the always impressive Chris Scalf. Kaye Galfridian and Arbeloa teaming up (?) with stormtroopers.

Could this be Kaye’s last stand?

Check it out people.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist:
Colin Wilson
Colorist:
Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist:
Chris Scalf
Release:
November 16, 2011
32 pages, issue 5 of 5

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye have successfully rescued the refugees from the Battle of Shramar, but the Yuuzhan Vong invaders may still have another win for their tally. Or is there another revelation in store? Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Jedi-in-training Finn Galfridian finds that in trying to prevent an assassination, he may be complicit in one! The next revelation may be about Finn’s new mentor!

Also, today you can get issue #2 of Revelations from Dark Horse’s Digital Store for your iPad.

Click the picture to buy.

A Star Wars Invasion on your iPad!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Yes, this Wednesday, as well as being able to pick up the print version of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations #2, the digital version of #1 will be available via the Dark Horse App.

This will be the first comic I’ve written which will be properly formatted for reading on the iPad. I’m looking forward to seeing the results with a lot more of my work set to feature in this format very soon.

And, with the exclusive preview of Revelations #2 being up at CBR, that means more incredible Colin Wilson images will soon appear on the iPad like this…

So, be sure and pick up Revelations #2 and get downloading.

And please remember to pick up The Deep: Here Be Dragons if you haven’t already.  It came out last week. It’s good. People say so. And people are always right.

Chris Scalf’s Cover To Star Wars Invasion ‘Revelations’ #4!

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

This hit Newsarama today. Do I really need to comment.  No. Let Chris Scalf’s cover speak for itself.

STAR WARS: INVASION—REVELATIONS #4 (of 5)

Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)

On sale Oct 12
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye’s attack on the Yuuzhan Vong collaborators on Shramar has brought Warmaster Tsavong Lah and his armada to the scene.

But the New Republic has some special forces in reserve: namely, every free ship in the sector! It’s a space battle of epic proportions as pirate ships, freighters, and Imperial vessels join the New Republic’s fleet against the invaders from another galaxy!

Chris and I are working on two (possibly three) new series at the moment, including the previously announced ‘Voice of a Dragon’.  More news soon…

Star Wars: Invasion returns with ‘Revelations’

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Yes.  Star Wars: Invasion has arrived with the new story arc ‘Revelations’.

And the official Star Wars site has an exclusive preview of issue #1 where Colin Wilson sends Luke Skywalker into battle against impossible odds.

Right here – StarWars.com

Epic battles. Betrayal. The Yuuzhan Vong. The Empire. The Galfridians. A secret weapon that could spell the end of the galaxy and more twists than you could poke a double-bladed lightsaber at.

So big we had to do it twice. Yes, two covers! Revelations #1 comes with a cover by our new cover artist, the always brilliant Chris Scalf (artist on Star Wars: Blood Ties), and a special variant by the great Dave Dorman, to mark the 25th anniversary of Dark Horse comics.

And don’t forget, coming in the next few weeks – The Deep!



This Week – Star Wars Invasion: Rescues

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The trade paperback collection of Star Wars Invasion: Rescues is out this week in comic book stores worldwide. It is also available over at Amazon where, for some reason, it is currently almost half price – http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Invasion-2-Rescues/dp/1595826300 – Very tempted to buy some myself at that price…

“Remember when you first saw Star Wars, that feeling of wonder and excitement at things being new and a wonderful adventure waiting to take you away?  That’s where I was here…If you enjoyed Star Wars then this is a must, pure and simple.” – PDX COMIC GEEK.

Tom Taylor knows how to write a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and Colin Wilson has made this era of Star Wars his own.” - A COMIC BOOK BLOG

“At times approaching a meaningful theme, other times providing more visceral pleasures, it never fails to entertain. Even the relatively slow parts are kept alive by Colin Wilson’s brilliant penciling. The images of the New Republic soldiers in spacesuits being showered with toxic rain are simultaneously classic and modern, drawing, it seems, from the best aspects of sci-fi aesthetics. The design of the Yuuzhan Vong Tsalok is also awesome, approaching the ferociousness of sci-fi creatures like the Predator. - THE SCI-FI BLOCK

Click the pic for a preview.