Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Madame Mirage: First Look + Cover Girl

Madame Mirage: First Look

Genre: Adventure

Writer Paul Dini is back with a sneak preview of a new series previewed here by Top Cow. Teaming up with Artist Kenneth Rocafort, Dini explains in a lengthy text piece what Madame Mirage is all about. He says, “Madame Mirage springs from my love of comics, adventure stories, pulps, strong heroines, bizarre super villains and probably a million other sources.” This description is backed with preliminary artwork and finished sketches. Rocafort’s style “captures the two worlds of superheroes and film noir,” according to Dini. It promises to be a series worthy of Dini’s previous efforts.

Cover Girl

Genre: Adventure

It’s the world of Hollywood action movies and models featuring the adventures of Alex Martin, a 28-year-old actor who witnesses a horrific accident on the way back from an audition. Because of the TV news coverage and Alex’s appearance on air, Alex is suddenly in demand by a major Hollywood movie studio. A deal is made and Alex’s film career begins with workouts, costume fittings and the mysterious Rachel Dodd, the “Cover Girl” who becomes Alex’s body guard.

Mark Arnold is a comic book and animation historian and a writing, art, and film/video production professional. He writes comic books and articles on comic books and animation for various publications in addition to scripts, short stories and novels. He is also skilled in sales, marketing and promotion, and has film and TV production experience with digital video, video tape, and film. He has many online websites including Fun Ideas, Mark's Rare Comics, The Harveyville Fun Times!, So Rare!, and Food Shop. He also writes an (almost) daily blog and writes and draws a weekly comic strip called Protecto, the Little Robot. For the curious, Mark can be reached online at Whew!

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