Sun, 28 June 2009
Just a couple a guys sittin' around talkin' about whatever—comics, Cons, people, porn, Tijuana...
We're kidding, we'll be serious now.
We had never heard of Sal Abbinanti before checking out one of his appearances on Comic Geek Speak a few years ago. We laughed our asses off for sure and thought, who is this guy..?! Later we found out about Atomika, Mercury Comics, Buzz and everything else.
He told us in today's interview that the first time he went on CGS to promote Atomika, he didn't like how pretentious he sounded, so he came back and kept it real. He talked about everything under the sun and just had some fun. You know, like guys do.
Well, it worked and the rest is podcast history. Sal's sense of humor is infamous! If you have sensitive ears, this ain't the one for you—trust.
All that aside, we do think he's a decent guy, and Atomika is a comic worthy of your attention. The concept is extremely interesting, the hero's design is iconic beyond words, and Sal gets the best of the best in this business to do covers for him. For this blog entry, we've featured the most recent ones by Travis Charest, Darwyn Cooke and Glenn Fabry!
Since indie titles do have to promote, promote, promote, we caught up with Abbinanti on the 'AtomikaisinPreviewsagainsoletsgetthewordout' Tour. He's been humpin'-to-please trying to let everybody know what and where the book is, and we ain't mad at him. We wish him well.
Atomika at Mercury Comics