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:
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.
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!
We also got a few lovely new reviews in:
The combination of heartfelt story alongside Dutch artist Boykoesh breathing Pixar style life into the characters has already landed Captain Ultimate in the Comixology top 100. Monkeybrain’s latest ongoing series proves the audience for stories of all ages is out there; we’ve just been waiting for great book to capture our imaginations.
With its cheesy, golden age idealism and black and white morality, Captain Ultimate stands apart from the more cynical “dark ‘n’ gritty” books currently on the stands. This callback to days gone by is refreshing, as the creators aim to put the fun back in funny books.The story follows Milo, a plucky young scamp and avid supporter of the long since seen title character. To Milo, Captain Ultimate is the standard to which all other supers are held, and as such he refuses to accept the new wave of “edgy” crime fighters as heroes. In Milo’s eyes, being a hero means doing the right thing, not just being the one who wins.
Captain Ultimate isn’t trying to be like every other superhero comic out there, it’s different and it’s refreshing. It’s also accessible to all ages, you can read it, and then give it to a younger kid to read without worrying about the violence or language. Benjamin Bailey and Joey Esposito do a great job making Captain Ultimate feel like he could be a real superhero in today’s society.
This is my first foray into the world of Monkeybrain Comics, and I’m glad I was introduced to it through Captain Ultimate. After reading so many stories involving crossovers and years of continuity, it felt nice to pick up a comic that harkens back to a simpler time.
Thanks everyone so much for spreading the word, and if you somehow haven’t yet — check out Captain Ultimate #1 on Comixology!