There's No Replacement for Displacement This Pony Has Horses Under the Hood
In 2003 Image Comics launched The Walking Dead, a fantastic black and white comic featuring lots and lots of zombies. The series was a runaway hit, catapulting author Robert Kirkman into comics stardom and kicking off a seemingly endless wave of other comics featuring shambling brain-hungry deadies. And in the following years so many zombie books have appeared on the market they've had to fight for morethanjustshelfspace.
We can hear you out there asking "What does all this have to do with muscle cars?"
The recent announcement of three great looking new series that pay homage to high speed automobiles and the glorious pre-1973-oil-embargo rides of yesteryear (Black Diamond, Gearhead, & High Speed Angel) has prompted an interesting discussion over on the ComicGeekSpeak forums... could muscle cars be the next big thing in comics?
As we took a moment to ponder this question, thoughts of Isotope proprietor James Sime's beloved only car he's ever owned (his always beautiful-but-not-always-running '65 Mustang) and the only other car he's ever coveted (a 1970 Dodge SuperBee) danced in our heads.
Will summer 2007 kick off years of high-octane V8 comics filled with gas-guzzling vintage automobiles? Are muscle cars the new zombies?