While comics fans, professionals and journalists were discussing and gushing extensively this week about the unveiling of Apple’s iPad, there were other announcements that had to do with comics that are actually being made rather than those that could be made or digitally distributed. Among the industry news items of the week was Boom! Studios’ announcement that it will publish a comic book in April in partnership with movie star Samuel L. Jackson.
Jackson is teaming with Eric Calderon (a writer/producer with whom he worked on the animated Afro Samurai TV series) to present Cold Space, which Boom! describes as “a hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure” and suggests it’s “sure to be the most talked-about comic of the spring.”