Category Archives: Glitterbomb

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #2 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 7.5/10 “the creative team has delivered solid work yet again, and the series continues to be worth checking out.”

Bad Manta: 8/10 “…a real good story on their hands and I can’t wait to see how it all ends. The first issue did a real good job of setting up the story and this issue does a nice job of moving the plot along.”

Daily Indie Comics: 10/10 “The second story arc better showcases horror sequels than actual successful horror franchises do by exploring the same ideas, all the while, shifting focus in a purposeful way.”

G4ME (Dutch): 8/10 “This second chapter is even stronger than the first.”

Lyles Movie Files: 9/10 “Original, tense, heavy, and strong social commentary towards the core of fame makes Image Comics’ Glitterbomb: The Fame Game a story that is not to be missed.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “…one of the most powerful (and perhaps vital) books on the stands.”

The Oregonian: “…the winning thing here is how natural and real the series feels. While the media and Hollywood are stretched to an extreme, the portrayal is believable, which is the nauseating thing about it all.”

Outright Geekery: 10/10 “The horror elements work perfectly and Jim continues to be a fantastic writer. Djibril and K. Michael have a wonderful partnership resulting in beautiful artwork.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “Stunning in its scope and brevity there’s a haunting beauty to what we see playing out and I can’t look away for the life of me.”

Retcon Punch: “Are our we virtuous for virtue’s sake, or do we get some kind of perverse joy out of feeling like saviors? Are the monsters better or worse than the people they’re killing, or are they all just part of the same cycle?”

Snap Pow: 9/10 “…this is a smartly written piece adorned with pretty pictures that demand and earn your attention.”

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #1 Reviews

The Fame Game arrived in stores this week and reviewers are liking where we’ve taken Glitterbomb.
Check it out:

Adventures In Poor Taste: “Morissette-Phan does a great job capturing the characters’ emotions in the moment, and Zub’s dialogue cuts right to the heart of Kaydon’s emotional struggle: she wants to feel like she matters.”

Comic Buzz: 10/10 “I simply cannot praise this book enough. Zub, Morissette-Phan and Russel continue right where they left off to create a tense character driven story with a deep sense of foreboding horror underlying everything.”

Comics Blog (French): 8/10 “The Fame Game has just started targeting its victims, and we recommend you be there to watch the bodies stack up.”

Doomrocket: “[Djibril Morissette-Phan is] no longer a newcomer, but his etchings still impress.”

G4ME (Dutch): “Kaydon’s story is evolving and, with the unrestrained brutally of the last page, this is looking to be a promising sequel.”

Geek Out Book Club: “Definitely check it out. It gets our seal of approval.”

Horror Talk: 8/10 “Artist Djibril Morissette-Phan shows some brilliant art direction throughout the issue.”

Living Myth: “Some of us are fighting to tell stories outside the horror the Industry has become. Some of us even manage that within it. It’s a fight, though, and if you’re looking to see what that fight is all about this is the comic you should be reading.”

Multiversity: 7.7/10 “A great debut for an existing franchise that keeps both new and existing readers intrigued, with strong art and letters to drive home deeper philosophical questions of the cost of fame.”

Newsarama: 9/10 “there’s a transgressive slant to the narrative that’ll likely have you hoping the supernatural horror wins out over the real-world horror.”

Oregon Live: “by subtly changing the dynamics of the series while remaining true to its essence, Zub and Morissette-Phan may be creating their best work yet.”

Outright Geekery: 10/10 “This is a very interesting first issue of a new series. One that explores the current hype of the ever-present desire to be famous.”

The Pullbox: “It’s subtle, like a warm damp hand brushing the back of your neck, with sudden eruptions of vicious savagery that had me do a double take.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “a great reminder of what happened and a good introduction for a new reader.”

Rogues Portal: “a compelling, unexpected blend of horror, coming-of-age, and Hollywood drama. With relatable characters and philosophical depth, this comic will appeal to a wide variety of readers. “

We The Nerdy: 9/10 “off to a great start, ready to tackle similar themes but from a completely new angle. I am so, so happy this book is back.”

Arriving in December- Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #4

GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #4 (of 4)
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: MIGUEL MERCADO

DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Fame beckons and the cost must be paid. Kaydon Klay’s life will never be the same.

Arriving in November- Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #3

Arriving in November-
GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #3
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN, K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
VARIANT COVER: VIVIAN NG
NOVEMBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

There are no victims, only targets. Kaydon’s pain parade envelops everything it touches.

Funny Book Splatter Interview

I spoke to Funny Book Splatter about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game and Wayward, as well as the nature of character-driven horror and working in comics. Give it a listen!

Arriving in October – Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #2

GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #2 (of 4)

STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: SEAN IZAAKSE & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
OCTOBER 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Kaydon’s tragedy-touched fame is a vortex pulling her ever deeper, and something else lurks there with her in the darkness…

Arriving in September- GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #1

GLITTERBOMB: THE FAME GAME #1

STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: REBECA PUEBLA

SEPTEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Kaydon Klay wants to be famous. She wants it more than anything else she’s ever known. The dream is hers for the taking, all she has to do is embrace the national tragedy that’s put her in the spotlight…

Fan favorite writer Jim Zub (WAYWARD, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan (All-New Wolverine, Ultimates) continue their twisted exploration of fame and failure.

The entertainment industry feeds on our insecurities, desires, and fears. You can’t toy with those kinds of primal emotions without them biting back.

Barnes & Noble Talks Glitterbomb

Over on the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog, Ross Johnson interview me about creating Glitterbomb with Djibril Morissette-Phan, our obession with fame, and a whole lot more. Give it a read!

Geek Out Show Interview

Djibril and I spoke to the Geek Out Show about working together on Glitterbomb and I also cover working on Samurai Jack, Wayward, and much more.

Give it a listen!

GLITTERBOMB Vol. 1 Convention Exclusive!

To help celebrate the launch of GLITTERBOMB Vol. 1: Red Carpet, we’ve put together a convention exclusive cover for the trade paperback for Emerald City Comicon the week the book arrives in stores! This special edition, limited to 250 copies, has a cover illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Intersect) and includes a special spot gloss cover treatment to enhance the shine on the creature’s tentacles and Farrah’s lips.

This limited edition trade paperback will only be available in person at Emerald City Comicon TABLE V-3 while supplies last, so if you’re planning to attend ECCC in Seattle on March 2-5, make sure you add it to your shopping list!