The Wrong Earth: Purple

May 25, 2022

This is a fun one: My tribute to the greed-is-good 80s, in collaboration with the incredible Fred Harper. On sale now (May 2022) in comic shops, with three beautiful covers by—respectively—Jamal Igle, Jerry Ordway (spot the homage!), and Gene Ha. 

I talk a lot more about this book here, here, and here!

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"in The Wrong Earth: Purple, we get The Player, a musician who attacks his foes with aural-powered attacks and who looks like Wesley Snipes if he was cast to play Prince. Many of Fred Harper's panels present impressive views of Fortune City's ornate, filigreed skyline. With its fine details and muted color palette, I was reminded of two children's book illustrators: David Macaulay, the writer and artist of Mill and Cathedral, and Chris Van Allsburg, who wrote and illustrated Jumanji and The Polar Express. Later on, the art becomes psychedelic and the colors become saturated and almost acidic in their neon intensity. And there are neat things to spot in almost every panel, like the grim reaper statue perched atop a building, an oversized cell phone, and the Player's vast array of instrumental weapons. It's the perfect title to read on a hot, muggy summer day when you want a bit of escapism." 

-Panel Patter

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