Seth Peck to sign Fear Itself: Wolverine #1

Fear Itself: Wolverine #1
Fear Itself:Wolverine #1 is written by Kansas City's Seth Peck

Local comics writer Seth Peck is scheduled to appear at Elite Comics on July 7th to sign the first issue of his new Marvel Comics mini-series Fear Itself: Wolverine. Peck will be in the Overland Park comics shop from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, meeting the public and discussing his latest comics work.

Peck’s previous comics work includes co-writing Sorrow with Rick Remender and co-writing ’76 with B. Clay Moore. Both series were published by Image Comics.

Fear Itself: Wolverine is Peck’s first work for Marvel Comics. The three-issue limited series ties into the storyline of the main Wolverine book, which is written by fellow Kansas City area creator Jason Aaron.

Peck told Newsarama, “There are a lot of things that will actually be planted in this miniseries that will end up playing out in the main title. Obviously it’s part of the event, but if you’re just a Wolverine fan, I wanted it to be a good story, and I wanted it to have some kind of lasting impact. I didn’t want it just to be three issues and done without really having any ties to what Wolverine was going to be doing in Jason’s book.”

Elite Comics is located at11842 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210. The event is open to the public.

Kansas City writer Jason Aaron rips the X-Men apart

X-Men: Schism
A cover image from X-Men: Schism #1.

Marvel Comics announced that Jason Aaron will write X-Men: Schism, a five-issue limited series that will divide the X-Men into two teams. The announcement was made Saturday at WonderCon in San Francisco.

According to Marvel’s announcement: “X-Men: Schism puts writer Jason Aaron at ground zero as the simmering tensions between Wolverine and Cyclops come to a boil.”

“In some ways this culminates everything that’s been going on in the X-Men universe going back to House of M,” explains Aaron. “Things have been building towards this for awhile.”

The X-Men will divide into two factions, one led by Wolverine and another following Cyclops. While Jason Aaron has been writing Wolverine in his own series and in Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine, this is Aaron’s first opportunity to write the full X-Men team.

“I’ve never written a team book before.” Aaron said in a Newsarama interview. “I’ve written a lot of these characters before, I’ve written Cyclops before, and Emma Frost, but usually as guest stars. So, yeah, it’s fun getting to tackle the whole group, and not have it be a Wolverine story that guest stars everybody else. This is most definitely an X-Men story. At the end of the day, it’s really a story about Scott [Cyclops] and Logan [Wolverine] — those two guys, and their relationship.”

Jason Aaron’s Scalped nominated for Spinetingler award

Scalped: The Gravel in your Guts
Scalped Vol 4: The Gravel in Your Guts collects Scalped #19-#24.

Scalped, the acclaimed comic book series written by Kansas City’s Jason Aaron, has been nominated for a Spinetingler award in the category Best Crime Comic/Graphic Novel.

Scalped is an on-going crime comic book series published by Vertigo Comics. It is set on a fictional, modern day Indian reservation in South Dakota. The story centers on undercover FBI agent Dashiell Bad Horse and his interactions with tribal Chief Lincoln Red Crow.

Jason Aaron, originally from Alabama, has lived in suburban Kansas City for several years. In addition to Scalped, he writes several series for Marvel Comics, including Wolverine, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine and PunisherMAX.

The awards are presented by Spinetingler magazine. “The mystery & crime field is large and varied and we think that this diverse selection of books represent some of the best that it has to offer,”  Spinetingler‘s non-fiction editor Brian Lindenmuth wrote. “Selections were tough and after some difficult decisions some very good books just barely missed the cut.”

Voting for the Spinetingler awards is open to the public, and polls are open through April 30th. The Spinetingler site has more details about voting and the full list of nominees.