Merry Christmas, everybody! I got you a comic!
It’s The Christmas Chronicles of Solomon Stone: Atnas Came to Town!–an all new nine-page holiday epic from the Action Age of Comics!
Long-time ISB readers–and heck, even recent ones–will probably be familiar with my love of Christmas comics, and I even wrote one last year, marking the very first comic I was paid to write: FlashBack Universe’s Saturn Knight Before Christmas! I was thinking about that one last week, and I realized that I’d missed the opportunity to do another one this time around.
And then I had an idea.
An awful idea.
Chris Sims had a wonderful, awful idea!
I’d see if I couldn’t create a Christmas Miracle of my own, so I wrote the story you see above in a little over an hour–and it shows, I’m sure–and then set about finding an artist who could draw it on the incredibly tight deadline I had in mind. And I did.
Ladies and gentlemen, give it the hell up for Mathew Digges, who stepped in for my usual Sol collaborator Matthew Allen Smith (who is himself hard at work on Sol #2 as we speak). I’ve worked with Digges before (on secret projects that have yet to be seen) and he did a fantastic job on this one, especially since he penciled, inked, colored and lettered all nine pages in just under ten days.
And that, my friends, is a real Christmas Miracle.
So give it a read and let us know what you think, and if you still want more awesome free comics, don’t forget that Mike McGee and Tamas Jakab have returned to the world of time-travling super-scientist rock-star gorilla luchadores with El Gorgo #3, which also dropped today!