After seven issues of gay superhero shenanigans, Spandex series creator Martin Eden is bringing his comic saga to and end in a Spandex Special! To celebrate, the comic will be a whopping 52 pages and will feature five ‘variant covers’, including one by Jeffrey Brown, indie superstar and writer/artist of New York Times Bestsellers Vader & Son and Vader’s Little Princess.
The other variant covers are by Martin and some of his favourite comic artists: Warwick Johnson Cadwell, artist/indie comic creator and current Tank Girl artist; British artist Nigel Dobbyn of 2000AD, Marvel UK and Sonic the Hedgehog fame; and rising star T’Sao Wei, currently working on ‘Windrush’
All five covers will be in each copy of the Special, just in a different order.
The Spandex series has been nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Favourite British Colour Comic’ Eagle Award. Titan Books have published the first three issues of Spandex in a glossy hardback collection, Spandex: Fast and Hard – available on Amazon and from all good bookshops. There will be an announcement about digital Spandex soon.
The Special’s story sees a brand new team taking the ‘Spandex’ name – but how will they fare in the supervillain-filled streets of Brighton? And where are the old team-members? Plus, Martin promises answers to a lot of the series’ questions, and yet another massive twist.
This may not necessarily mean the end of Spandex, however, as Martin is developing ideas for a spin-off web-comic called ‘Spandex Strips’.
“I love the characters, and would love to continues the series,” he says. “I want to finish my O Men series and develop another comic – and then hopefully I can start the Spandex web-comic.”
Martin will be debuting the Spandex Special this weekend at the MCM London Expo (26/27 October) and will also be selling it at London’s Comiket (2 November) and Thought Bubble in Leeds (23/24 November). The Special will also be available at selected comic shops and from www.spandexcomic.com.
• The Spandex Special is £4/$6, PDF is £1/$1.50 – available now for pre-order. Website: spandexcomic.com