What Is Better Than A New Puppy? Mark Waid's Foreword!
Today we received Mark Waid's foreword for our book in our inbox. We are flattered, and excited to share this with our backers first!
I am a tough sell, that’s all I’m saying.
I’ve been reading comics since I was four years old. If you want to know how long ago that was, cut me open and count the rings. I can’t tell you exactly how many I’ve dived through, but since I’ve at one point owned more than 150 long boxes and currently co-own an entire comics store, I’m confident in saying that I’ve read more than you have. And thus it is h-a-r-d to get me to pick up something new. No offense to a lot of clever, well-realized comics on the stands today, but I’ve encountered (or published or written) every permutation of every fictional (and especially every superhero) trope there is, and even I have pitched “from the point of view of a supervillain henchman” more than once. I could have run with this idea years ago, but thank God I didn’t...because these guys do it better than I ever could have.
As you’re about to see, Jamison Raymond and Brian Wyrick took what could have been a one-joke premise and drilled deep, turning it into a really strong, introspective character piece about how far a man will go to hold his family together; the depths to which he’ll sink and the heights to which he can rise. Together with artist Ryan Howe, whose moments of comic timing equal his ability to render characters we care about, they’ve given us a series that I can easily, fully recommend. I’m really taken by HENCHMEN and am eager to see where it goes. I think you will be, too.
Mark Waid Fortress of Solitude Auxiliary Unit, Indiana
Mark Waid is the author of Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Princess Leia, The Indestructible Hulk, The Avengers, and many more. He is also one of many mega-minds behind Thrillbent.com