News and Reviews

REVIEW BY: COMICS AND CASHMERE

First, let me just say that I am still in awe of the artwork. I wanted to make sure I brought that up again because I’ve seen comics that were more on the minimalist side, but illustrations like this are more my style.
I definitely want to stress again that this is by far one of the most interesting and unique concepts in comics.
This second of five issues absolutely does not disappoint. Full review HERE!


TAPED UP

Venice filmmaker Nate Noggle teamed up with Nate Wunderman and Wunderman Comics to bring a comic book touch to his directorial debut. TAPED UP, a short film about a fitness trainer obsessed with used audio cassettes, features crisp black and white art with a shot of red by Josephine Roberts. TAPED UP will be premiering Saturday, October 7 at the Other Venice Film Festival in Venice, CA.
Check out the website and trailer – click here.


REVIEW BY: FANBASE PRESS

Last month, Wunderman Comics published an alternate history tale written by the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner, Hannibal Tabu.

Giancarlo and Flavia Caracuzzo complement each other well. An ancient visual tone is conveyed through Giancarlo Caracuzzo’s artistic style, which utilizes stereotypical motifs through character costume choices and the décor of interior scenes. The layout of panels is straightforward and in keeping with a traditional feel of the visuals; it works well. Flavia Caracuzzo’s rich color palette – vibrant blues, purples, and greens for instance – brings the ancient world alive and adds to the visual experience. Placement of speech balloons and narrative boxes work with the action and blend with the rest of the visual elements. And lettering choices by Roberts are easy to read and well balanced on each page.
Tabu is joined by artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo, colorist Flavia Caracuzzo, letterer Josephine Roberts, and editor Nate Wunderman
Historical stories have the potential of being an engaging read. Not only does it provide an opportunity to learn about a historical period or character, if written well, the tale will hopefully spark at least a visit to Wikipedia to find out more.
Full review HERE


REVIEW BY: COMIC ATTACK

I miss going into a comic not knowing what to expect. With only a cover image to hint at what might be in the pages and where the story might take you was part of the joy of comics. This was definitely the case with Irrational Numbers: Addition. After seeing the cover I had no idea what I’d be getting into so it was time to dive all in.
With Irrational Numbers: Addition we get the makings of a horror story involving vampires that is centered around the most unlikeliest of historical figures, Pythagoras. The philosopher responsible for the Pythagorean theorem which led to countless homework assignments the world over many years later.

Irrational Numbers: Addition is the vampire tale you didn’t know you wanted from a creative team that makes this worth your time. They also make sure to leave you with a cliffhanger that demands you come back to the main series and see where all of this is leading to!
Full review HERE


REVIEW BY: COMICS AND CASHMERE

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a sucker for original ideas and comics, and this time I have a really cool one for you guys! I just read the first two issues of Irrational Numbers by Wunderman Comics and it is epic! If you’re into anything supernatural, then this comic is definitely for you. Everyone loves a good vampire story, but usually the origin is the same – Vlad the Impaler, Nosferatu, etc. This is probably the most creative and intricate ideas for an origin story, and being also a lover of history this is my ideal comic to read!
Full review HERE


REVIEW BY: THE BROKEN INFINITE

The Verdict:

Irrational Numbers #1 is a surprisingly intriguing, thought-provoking and gripping first issue that will seduce readers as they flip through the pages. The innovative and character driven story shows a great amount of development and intelligent writing as it mixes mythology, magic, mathematics theories and cultural diversity in ways I rarely see in comics. The art is superb, capturing the flavor of the period, the flavor of some of the cultures and the nuisance of each character. This combination creates one of the best first issues I have ever read. Really looking forward to more.
Full review HERE


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
San Diego
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.