Every year, we reach out to some of our creator pals to ask them what they thought of the year that was. This year was no different. Keep reading to find out what some of the most talented folks in all of comics are looking forward to next year in Part 4.
What are you looking for from comics in 2019?
Michael Moreci (“Archie Meets Batman ‘66,” “Wasted Space”): Less dudes behaving horribly.
Ben Coleman (“The Long Con”): The first two issues are already out, but I’m really looking forward the conclusion of “Bitter Root” (W: David F. Walker, Chuck Brown A: Sanford Greene). I’m a sucker for stories about historical urban fantasy and this seems like the perfect team to hunt monsters with in the Harlem Renaissance.
Mike Norton (“Revival,” “Grumble”): To be honest? For a lot of my stuff to come out. I’ve never been happier to make my own stuff in my life.
Andy Hirsch (“Science Comics,” “Varmints”): I’m really looking forward to the August release of “Science Comics: Cats.” Am I allowed to say that? I’m proud of it!
Liana Kangas (“Black AF: Devil’s Due,” “2000 AD Sci-Fi Special”): More indie books! I’m excited about new characters and original series being created. We definitely need it.
Steve Orlando (“Martian Manhunter,” “Electric Warriors”): Well, MOST haven’t been announced yet. But I can’t wait to see more of Tomasi and Mahnke on “Detective Comics,” as well as what’s coming in “Superman” and “Action Comics!” And I am very much looking forward to catching up on Coates’s “Captain America.”
Dylan Meconis (“The Long Con,” “Bitch Planet: Triple Feature”): I want to see publishers (particularly traditional trade publishers) making aggressive moves to acquire work from creators of color, LGBTQIA+ creators, Muslim creators, and creators from the disability and ASD/neurodivergent communities. I’d also love to see more of those creators being commissioned to do work for the children’s and youth market.
Tadd Galusha (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters,” “Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood Suckers”): I’m always looking for something that causes me to emote or something that’s just crazy different. I’m forced to be super picky because of time, so whatever it is, it’s got to hit me hard. I need to be laughing, or crying, or on the edge of my seat.
Ron Marz (“Michael Turner’s Fathom,” “Dread Gods”): More comics for everybody. More different kinds of comics from different creators. I think we have a wider range of material now than ever before, and that needs to continue. We need more comics that I, as a middle-aged, straight white guy, am not necessarily interested in. We already have plenty of comics for me. The wider the net we can cast, the better off the industry will be.