Glitterbomb #1 from Image Comics is a standout book that is self-aware and understands the true meaning of suspense as you are captivated from the start. This is a must read on September 7.
The creators of ‘Glitterbomb’ Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan called in to discuss the book and the ever changing world of the comic book industry.
The first half of Glitterbomb #1 has an Aaron Sorkin feel; that’s reminiscent of Will McAvoy’s opening scene from ‘Newsroom,’ but Zub explains that the book is more personal than that.
“There is elements of that. There’s definitely that aspect of stepping back from the big cultural picture and looking at it and dissecting it, but I don’t want it to be, it’s not just someone standing and wagging a finger at you and telling what they think. It’s very much about a character story and the difficult choices and the frustrating situations she finds herself in. I think anyone of us can empathize with that. We don’t live in Los Angeles, and we haven’t go through the ups and downs of acting, but all of us have been frustrated about not getting what we want or feeling like we’ve been pushed out of situations or occupations that we have always wanted. And probably through no fault of our own, sometimes we get caught on the wrong side of bad decisions,” said Zub.
With almost every form of media, you are competing against a million others for those precious few minutes of the viewer. The comic book industry is no different; Zub talked about the thought process going into setting up the first issue.
“You want to set that tone. Really, Glitterbomb takes off in the first three pages. The first three pages set a tone, and they let you know what we are in for. That this character is caught in the grind of Hollywood, and she has had enough. (…) We launch really strong, and then I feel like we earn hopefully some capital with the reader that we can slow down a bit and expand upon the emotional story once we’ve grabbed you with that initial shock,” said Zub.
Listen to the complete Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan interview below.
Story By: Jim Zub
Art By: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water… something ready to exact revenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that’s led her astray. Fan-favorite JIM ZUB (WAYWARD, Thunderbolts) and newcomer DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN tear into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB, a dramatic horror story about fame and failure.
You can pick up Glitterbomb #1 at your local comic book store on September 7. Enjoy the three-page preview.