I’ve been a fan of Pasqual Ferry’s art since I came across it through he and Andy Diggle’s Adam Strange mini-series. It was bold and beautiful and filled with dynamic pages.
Seriously – every single panel looked like it could be a poster for a film that I’d want to watch.
I’ve managed to track down most of the stuff he’s worked on and have followed everything he’s done since (even though I’m not a huge Ender’s Game fan, i still perused the books for the beautiful art within.)
And as far as Matt Fraction goes… well, shit – this is the guy responsible for Casanova, the guy who wrote the second best Secret Invasion tie-in* with his three issue Thor mini-series – a series wherein Beta Ray Bill and Thor drop a city on a Super Skrull!
so when I heard that Fraction and Ferry were going to be collaborating on Thor – and that there Thor run was going to be influenced by Jack Kirby’s cosmic craziness – he told Comic book Resources that “I want to explore the Kirbyania science fiction side of Thor that we haven’t seen in some time. I want to write big, mind-blowing stuff like the best Thor runs are; ancient sagas reinvented as modern myths and superhero science fiction psychedelia.”
and I mean – isn’t that what most Superhero epics should be?
I was checking out Ferry’s blog and I came across these concept images… tell me that they aren’t mouth wateringly beautiful. I cannot wait for this series.
*Jason Aaron’s Black panther was the best.