In the litany of announcements, teasers and other media bombarding comics fans, it’s easy for some pieces of news to slip beneath the radar (even for those covering comics such as myself). So when I caught on Aaron Lopresti’s DeviantArt page that he’s working on a creator-owned series, it was news to me — and apparently most everyone else.
Lopresti has spent the past 20-plus years as an in-demand journeyman artist for the likes of DC Comics and Marvel, but now he’s looking for a change. On his DeviantArt blog, he announced he’s working on a new creator-owned series for Dark Horse titled Power Cubed that will make an informal print debut in his 2014 sketchbook, which will be released next week at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Eagle-eyed fans of Lopresti’s work will remember his previous creator-owned series, the 1999 Image Comics title Atomic Toybox. Lopresti said Power Cubed is a revamp of that series (which only produced one issue), but he has redrawn and rewritten much of that issue to reflect his current style and abilities.
Here’s a a look at Power Cubed characters from the cover to Lopresti’s 2014 Sketchbook, as well as an interior page and the 1999 cover to Atomic Toybox.