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Irrational Numbers is Available Now
Independent publisher Wunderman Comics delivers a century-spanning tragedy with Irrational Numbers, a new limited series starting in July 2017. Available internationally on all major online book sellers, this skewed vision of European history was created by Nate Wunderman. Irrational Numbers is written by Hannibal Tabu, artist is Giancarlo Caracuzzo, lettering by Josephine Roberts and coloring by Flavia Caracuzzo.
The six part story is divided into two sections. “Addition,” an over sized 52 page book focused on ancient Greece which shows famed mathematician Pythagoras as a young man, prior to “discovering” his famous theorem. Pythagoras sees a slave auction on his home island of Somos with a young Dacian named Zalmoxis who will not be submissive. Pythagoras purchases the young man and offers to make him a disciple, and together they travel the world looking for answers and building an institution of learning. Along the way, they freed another clever Dacian named Sofia and were joined by an ambitious priestess of Hecate named Medea, but things take a turn for the supernatural, melding many ancient traditions and magics to invent the concept of vampyrism.
The following story, “Subtraction,” is a five part epic bringing this closer to the modern day. Starting in 1949, Zalmoxis leads a nation of vampyrs divided in two: Sofia leading the Akousmatikoi as nurturing humanity in partnership with her magical power and Medea’s Mathematikoi lording power over humanity and using the “cattle” as they wish. The cold war between these factions inevitably grows hot, coming to a conclusion in 1992.
Irrational Numbers: Addition was released at San Diego Comic-Con and the first installment of Irrational Numbers: Subtraction arrives in August with one issue each month throughout end of the year.
Nate Wunderman at Independent Creators’ Summit
Comic-Con International 2017
Friday, July 21 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm in Room 32AB
Indie creators are staking out new territories in comics, web series, animation, and more. The Antidote Trust (TAT), a collective of indie creators, presents a round table discussion on the role of independent creators and what it takes to carve out success in this brave new media landscape.
Moderator Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie (writer, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic; founder, the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics) leads the discussion with Geoffrey Thorne (creator, Prodigal; writer, Ben 10; writer/producer, Leverage; author, Sword of Damocles), Geoff Gerber (president, Lion Forge Comics), Hannibal Tabu (2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner; writer, Aspen Universe: Sourcebooks), M. D. Marie (creator, Saints of Winter Valley; writer, Vindication), Nate Wunderman (owner/publisher, Wunderman Comics), and in the center square, TAT co-founder Robert Roach (creator, Menthu; storyboard artist, Insomnia; concept illustrator, Lion-Origin of the Wailers).
REVIEW BY: COMICS AND CASHMERE
I read Earth Invasion and was hooked immediately!
Aside from these cosplay-inspiring comics, is the incredible artwork. Just looking at these pages and reading the dialogue is sheer proof that those that poured their talent into these comics did so out of love for the industry. Time Corps and Earth Invasion aren’t rushed or forced, and the stories take the reader through time and space on a fun ride through entertaining layered characters and well thought out historical and mythical locations.
Check out the full review HERE
REVIEW BY: READING WITH A FLIGHTRING
Overall it’s a good first issue and leaves you with that sense of wanting to see more and how this all started and how it’s going to end, if it does. Definitely worthy of heading over to Comixology to check it out for yourself.
Full review HERE
New Site Redesign for WC
July 2017 – Wunderman Comics is pleased to announce the revamping of its’ web presence. The web site wundermancomics.com, will become the site for the various comic properties produced by creator Nate Wunderman and select titles from other Creators. Earth Invasion is the the first comic series featured and released in June 2014. Also, now available is Nate Wunderman’s second web comic series – Time Corps! Wunderman Comics utilizes ground breaking production methods and presents work in a multi-media online experience. In addition to their current projects, Wunderman Comics is currently working on future projects that will be as compelling and ground breaking as its’ prior work. Stay tuned!
Review in the Comics Buyer’s Guide
“One of the CBG’s readers, Nate Wunderman, created and writes E.I. In fact, he not only writes this and another science fiction-fantasy epic, Time Corps, he owns and operates his own imprint, Wunderman Comics. The image of a gigantic bug about to munch Earth as if it were a doughnut hole hooked me immediately. One day in the near future, people all over the world go about their lives — until a massive swarm of insect invaders storms through the skies, bringing death and destruction in their wake. Most of the story takes place in California, where the big, bad bugs are ruthlessly rampaging. They are the Kazoops, the most advanced race in the galaxy, and they have great disdain for mammals, of which they think humans are the lowest form. Not everyone is keen on welcoming their new insect overlords, however, and a group called The Home Guard goes on search-and-destroy missions It’s not as if these bugs can be easily squashed, though, since they not only have massive size on their side, but protective exo-armor. After one skirmish, The Home Guard captures one of the aliens, named Grrzt, who shares a few secrets. Because he was taken on the invasion against his will, he decides to help his human captors. Grrzt injects them with a bio-mechanical chip that allows them to speak with animals. Soon, dogs, cats, and ferrets join forces with man. More animal power is always welcome, though, so they head to the zoo and pick up a bear and tiger. These two animals get down to business almost immediately and dispose of some human traitors in bloody, messy order. Although E.I. is mostly action and drama, there’s comic relief, particularly with the animals, whether they’re not understanding some human concepts or just bickering among themselves. The main animal character, a dog named Chopper, is particularly sassy. Other key players include a government official who probably never thought just how vital her Ph.D. in entomology would be and a popular TV evangelist hiding a big secret under his itchy wig. The art is vibrant (particularly in the flashback scenes of the bugs invading various countries) and the material is well written; just be aware that there’s some profanity (and a little nudity). My only complaint is that the typeface in the aliens’ balloons is sometimes hard to read.