Category Archives: Glitterbomb

Oregon Live Interview

I spoke to Will Nevin at the Oregonian all about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game, including how the series came about, the state of fame in Hollywood, and working with Djibril Morissette-Phan. Give it a read!

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game is on B&N’s ‘Best Of March’ List

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game (now available from your favorite local comic shop) is on Barnes & Noble’s ‘Best Of March’ graphic novel list. Check it out!

Glitterbomb: Fame Game Review in the Toronto Star

Mike Donachie from the Toronto Star gave Glitterbomb: The Fame Game a stellar review in their latest book column.

“It’s hard to express this clearly, so let’s keep it simple: read Glitterbomb.”

Give it a read!

Djibril and I Talk to Comicon.com About The Fame Game

Djibril and I spoke to Comicon.com all about Glitterbomb: The Fame Game, how the series started and how the current state of Hollywood may influence its future. Give it a read!

Glitterbomb Interview on The Beat

I spoke to Matt O’Keefe at The Beat all about developing Glitterbomb, the wave of harassment being revealed in Hollywood, and my own personal low points in my writing career. Lots of material to cover here. Check it out.

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #4 Reviews

The final issue of our second mini-series arrived between Christmas and New Year’s. What did the critics think?

Adventures In Poor Taste: 8.5/10 “Unexpected twists and impressive artwork close this series on a high-note; the Glitterbomb team continues to impress.”

Comic Book Corps: 9/10 “…do yourself a favor and read this. It is entertaining, the art is amazing, and it is also educational due to the informative back matter.”

Horror Talk: 8/10 “…a timely, unsettling look at how we perceive fame in today’s society. It will have you thinking twice before tuning into the local news or clicking on that juicy headline.”

Outright Geekery: 9.4/10 “If you love horror, crime, or suspense this is the book for you. This was tailor made for the mature reader and it’s such a great chance to read something out of the norm.”

Oregon Live: “Glitterbomb has been about darkness, discomfort and dissatisfaction, about how pop culture and tabloid media are a sickness. It’s a depressing book, but it’s one we need right now.”

Glitterbomb is One of B&N’s Top Comics of the Year

Glitterbomb Vol. 1: Red Carpet was picked as one of Barnes & Noble’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year:

Jim Zub and newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan’s Glitterbomb is a horror story for our times, and one that becomes sadly more relevant every day: it’s set in modern-day Hollywood, where washed-up actress Farrah Durante is trying to get by despite being one of the worst things you can be in the entertainment industry: a middle-aged woman. Worse: someone who’d been a little too vocal in rejecting the advances of a popular co-star. Then, a dark power finds her and feeds on her repressed rage in order to enact brutal revenge. When we say dark, we mean it: the book is fueled by a righteous anger at the things the famous and entitled think they can get away with.

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.