this edition of Word Balloon, we take a moment to reflect on the
art and life of Michael Turner with his friend and collaborator
Jeph Loeb . Turner was the co-creator of Witchblade for Top Cow,
and went on to create two books Fathom and Soulfire that became the
foundation of his own company Aspen Comics.
Jeph helped Mike script his first arc of Soulfire, and chose Mike
to be the artist on the Superman-Batman story, The Girl From
Krypton, which re-introduced Supergirl to the DCU.
We talk about the work they did, the planned projects that didn’t
happen, and Mike’s friendship with Jeph’s son Sam, who passed away
from the same type of cancer . According to Jeph , Sam found solace
and strength through conversations with Mike and his example in
dealing with the treatments for their shared illness.
Loeb also previews the return of Heroes, with a look at the
webisode story debuting this week at NBC.COM
He also shares some information on what he has cooking in Marvel's
Ultimate Universe, in the current series Ultimates Vol 3, and the
upcoming event Ultimatum.