Monthly Archives: July 2013

More Captain Ultimate Shop Talk

It’s hard to believe, but there’s been even more talk about Captain Ultimate setting the interwebs aflame! We appreciate everyone’s continued support and wanted to share a couple of the new interviews and reviews with ya!

The Captain Ultimate team talked with Analog Addiction and Kabooooom about the series’ debut:

Analog Addiction:

AA: What makes Monkeybrain the suitable home for Captain Ultimate?

Joey: As far as we were concerned, it was the only home for Captain Ultimate. They were the first and only publisher we had planned on pitching it to. If they had said no, we would’ve just done it ourselves. Monkeybrain is the only place where we knew we’d have total freedom to do what we wanted. Luckily, it worked out!

Ben: We knew Captain Ultimate was going to be digital series and we knew nobody was doing digital comics better than Monkeybrain. It’s really the only place we ever considered.

Boy: I’m a big fan of Monkeybrain and their progressive approach so I was thrilled that they took Captain Ultimate in and feel that our book has found a great home there.

Kabooooom:

Will we be seeing more of the Super Revenging Society now that Captain Ultimate is back in town? Could Milo possibly be sitting in a side-kick role?

Joey: Both of those questions will be answered in issue #2! We loooooove the Super Revenging Society and whenever we talk we just keep coming up with more and more stories for them. We have big plans for those characters, so yes, you can expect more from them. Venus de Muscles in particular.

Ben: Venus de Muscles is my favorite character ever. Lots of her coming up.

Boy: I would certainly hope so. I love drawing those guys!

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Captain Ultimate #1 Page Progress

As you may know, there’s a whole lot that goes into making a comic book. From concept to script to pencils to inks to colors to letters to your eyeballs, the process is long and collaborative. But most of all: it’s the most rewarding thing on this planet or any other!

We thought it’d be fun to give you some insight to the progress of a page! From our script to final letters, here’s what creating the first page of Captain Ultimate #1 looks like:

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The Early Looks of Captain Ultimate

As you might imagine, most of the characters in Captain Ultimate went through various stages of design — but what about our titular hero?

You might be surprised to learn that the good Captain himself, more than anybody else, had the most variations in the earliest days of putting the book together.

Here are just a few of the early designs and color schemes — including the ever important ULTIMATE MUSTACHE:

Buy Captain Ultimate #1 on Comixology!

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Captain Ultimate Launch Round-Up!

What a weekend!

Captain Ultimate #1 launched last Thursday (buy it now for only .99 cents!), kicking off San Diego Comic-Con in style. We just got back from the show, and wanted to share our utter gratitude to everyone’s kind words and support these last few days.

Your tweets, letters, reviews, blogs, and everything else mean the world to the whole team! Please continue to tell your siblings, your siblings’ friends, your grandparents and your grandparents’ friends siblings about our book — we guarantee they’ll love it!

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We’ll be posting any interviews that we do or reviews we receive here on the site, but since there was so much press revolving around the launch and Monkeybrain’s SDCC presence in general, we thought we’d just round it all up here! If you’re a reviewer or comic journalist, please get in touch — we’d love to chat and pass along review copies!

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Introducing Captain Ultimate, Ongoing from Monkeybrain Comics

At long last, we’re ecstatic to introduce the world to CAPTAIN ULTIMATE, an brand new ongoing all-ages superhero comic book published by Monkeybrain Comics!

The series was announced today just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, where co-writers Joey Esposito and Benjamin Bailey will appear on the Monkeybrain Comics panel in Room 28DE at 8 PM PST. There will be tons of information hitting the web today including interviews, podcasts, and reviews, but why wait?!

You can buy issue #1 RIGHT NOW on Comixology for only .99 cents, and you can check out a preview right here on this very website! If you dig issue #1, make sure you subscribe on Comixology so you’ll NEVER miss an issue!

Captain Ultimate #1 Cover

Captain Ultimate #1 Cover

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