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|Next Issue Project|
Cover of Next Issue Project 1 (Fen 2008 Image Comics). Art by Erik Larsen.
|Formats||Original material for the series has been published as a set of one-shot comics.|
|Genre||Science fiction, superhero|
|Publication date||February 2008|
The Next Issue Project is a series of American comic-book anthology one-shots published by Image Comics beginning in February 2008. The multi-title project, edited by Erik Larsen, creator of Savage Dragon, features comic book characters that have fallen into the public domain.
The premise behind the series, according to Larsen, is:
|“||... for any fan of comics, not just fans of Golden Age books. Often, the promise of Golden Age comics—where creators were making up the rules as they went along and were blazing new trails—was more exciting than the reality..., where creators were essentially mimicking some of the same dull formulaic writing found in other mediums at the time. Everyone who contributes to [the Next Issue Project] was intent on fulfilling the promise of the Golden Age and delivering a book that was more than a mere homage, but also a thrilling glimpse of what comics could be—if only creators were allowed to run wild with the characters they were handed!||”|
Each issue of the Next Issue Project utilizes features from a title published during the 1930s and 1940s period historians and fans call the Golden Age of Comic Books, with similar dimensions and page count, both larger than the modern-day standard. Each issue continues the name and numbering of each title.
Fantastic Comics #24
- Samson, written and illustrated by Erik Larsen
- Flip Falcon, written by Joe Casey and illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz
- Golden Knight, co-written and illustrated by Thomas Yeates and Bryan Rutherford
- Yank Wilson, written and illustrated by Andy Kuhn
- Space Smith, written and illustrated by Tom Scioli
- Captain Kidd, written and illustrated by Jim Rugg
- Professor Fiend, written and illustrated by Fred Hembeck
- Sub Saunders, written and illustrated by Ashley Wood
- Stardust the Super Wizard, written by Joe Keatinge and illustrated by Mike Allred
- a prose piece featuring Carlton Riggs by B. Clay Moore with illustration by Jason Latour
Silver Streak Comics #24
- Daredevil, written and illustrated by Erik Larsen
- Silver Streak, written and illustrated by Paul Grist
- Kelly the Cop, written and illustrated by Joe Keatinge
- The Claw, written and illustrated by Michael T. Gilbert
- Captain Battle, written by Steve Horton and illustrated by Alan Weiss
Crack Comics #63
- Captain Triumph, written and penciled by Alan Weiss
- The Space Legion, written and illustrated by Chris Burnham
- The Clock, written and illustrated by Paul Maybury
- Molly the Model, written and illustrated by Terry Austin
- Alias the Spider, written and illustrated by Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri
- Spitfire, written and illustrated by Herb Trimpe
- Slap Happy Pappy, written and illustrated by Joe Keatinge
- Hack O'Hara (with a cameo by the Space Legion), written and illustrated by Erik Larsen
- Red Torpedo, written and illustrated by B. Clay Moore, Frank Fosco, Erik Larsen
Speed Comics #45
- The Golden Age is Back in "The Next Issue Project", Comic Book Resources, July 20, 2007
- One Fan's Opinion, by Erik Larsen, Comic Book Resources, August 4, 2007
- Larsen, Eric. Crack Comics "#63" press release, Comic Book Resources (Sept. 30, 2010).
- Wigler, Josh (December 14, 2009). ""Next Issue Project" Returns With "Silver Streak Comics" #24". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=24049. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
- The Next Issue Project at the Comic Book DB