Besides announcing that Saviors is now an ongoing series at the Image Expo this morning, James Robinson also announced a new series with Greg Hinkle called Airboy, which is not so much a relaunch of the 1940s comic series Airboy as it is a meta-fictional story about Robinson and Hinkle relaunching the 1940s comic series Airboy.
Does your head hurt yet?
Maybe you should try some of the drugs and alcohol the fictional versions of Robinson and Hinkle will consume in the book.
Let's consult the press release:
Robinson and Hinkle’s story, although taking inspiration from real sources, is fictional. “Honestly, in reality Eric [Stephenson] didn't come to me with Airboy, I conceived the whole thing with me in it and all the drinking, drugs, and sex and took the idea to him,” said Robinson. “There was never any intended Airboy relaunch. It was all made up by me.”
A humorous blend of fiction and reality (and a healthy dose of embellishment) AIRBOY begins the renewed journey of a character much beloved at one point, but forgotten today.
“Oh and our characters are quite like they're depicted in the comic, including our weak wills, depravity, and cowardice,” added Robinson.
Ah, okay. So it's like an Outhouse article. Observe:
"My character will probably be taking a lot of the drugs that I took in real life while writing the abysmal Justice League: Cry for Justice," said The Outhouse's fictional version of Robinson.
Two can play at this game, Image.
But yeah, this sounds pretty cool, said Jude Terror as he stroked his incredibly manly, handsome beard and downed a glass of 30 year old scotch.
I may be high right now. Just sayin'.
Here's the full press release:
James Robinson and Greg Hinkle decide to go on an adventure and bring back the now public domain AIRBOY series of 1940s fame. Created by Robinson (THE SAVIORS, Earth-2) and Hinkle and starring, well, Robinson and Hinkle, AIRBOY is the story of two comic book creators determined to breathe new life into a series that, while once wildly successful, had fallen into obscurity. This will be Hinkle’s debut at Image Comics.