In addition to delivering Go Comics.com to you, we're working on many other cool things. The folks in our mobile group are doing some great things in the mobile space. Their upcoming product, Go Comics Books - Mobile Comic Books For Your Phone, allows mobile users to read comic books in their original multi-panel format. (Yeh, that was a semi-plug, but it gets me to the point of this posting.)
A couple of the folks working on the product have been bringing some very cool comic books to the office. In my near-futile attempt to stay "hip" I've been stopping by their desks and perusing the comics they've left laying around.
I can't say I'm an expert on the genre, but I've come across some work that I think is pretty cool and I though I'd it with you. Check out the links and see if you find something interesting. If you do, go out and buy them at your local comic book store!
Rocketo - Rocketo is the work of Frank Espinosa. It is beautifully illustrated and well written. The story centers around the adventures of Rocketo Garrison as he explores a mythical future 2,000 years after the world has been destroyed. I think I spent as much time admiring the artwork as I did following the story line.
The Bakers - The Bakers is the work of Kyle Baker. The Bakers explores the all-too-often funny side of the family dynamic. I'm a new father myself and laughed my way through Kyle's work. The Bakers reminds me of the classic cartoons that spent more time animating the characters to show emotion, action and gags and less time on waisted special effects. The story is in the face of the characters!
The Five Fists of Science - The Five Fists of Science is the work of Matt Fraction and Steve Sanders. The book tells the story of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla as they collided with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan who have formed an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. The book has great art and a great story. How can you go wrong when you combine historical figures with a great science fiction story? I mean really, how can you?