The comics world recently lost a legend. Steve Ditko was the artist who co-created Spider-Man with Stan Lee. He drew the first-ever Spidey comic, Amazing Fantasy #15, and the historic first 38 issues of The Amazing Spider-Man. Along the way, he helped create some of Spidey's most iconic characters and villains, including J. Jonah Jameson, the Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, and more!
SMASH writer Chris Bolton's first exposure to comics was a Pocket Books paperback reprinting some of those early Amazing Spider-Man issues by Lee and Ditko, which he read until the covers fell off. He would find clumps of pages around the house for many years afterward. SMASH has often been described as "Calvin & Hobbes meets Spider-Man," which is the precise balance Chris and Kyle were hoping to achieve when they created the series.
Without Ditko’s astounding work, Chris never would have developed his lifelong love for comics and dynamic storytelling. Rest In Peace.
Hard to believe we're only ONE WEEK AWAY from the publication of SMASH 2: FEARLESS! As we count down the days, here's a 10-page sneak preview from the book.
We're so excited that SMASH BOOK 2: FEARLESS is dropping May 8, 2018!
As we approach the publication date, we'll have lots of previews, behind-the-scenes peeks, giveaways, and other goodies to whet your appetite. Check back often and let us know what you think!
We're thrilled to announce that SMASH Book 2: FEARLESS will be published on May 8, 2018!
Here's your first look at the cover. And the publisher blurb:
Superhero. Super young. Super freaked out! In his second adventure, Smash has his hands full with old enemies and a few new ones — not to mention homework.
Thanks to a strange twist of fate — and a massive explosion — Andrew’s dream of having the strength and abilities of his superhero idol came true, and Smash was born. Great, right? Wrong! As superhero Smash, Andrew finds himself in a losing battle with the one emotion no hero should ever feel: fear. And he definitely didn’t count on becoming the prime target of Magus, the vilest supervillain of all time, who will stop at nothing to steal Smash’s powers. It’s going to take Andrew everything he’s got to conquer his fears, safeguard the city, keep his identity a secret . . . and pass the fifth grade.
We're very nearly finished with SMASH Book 2! Here's a sneak peek at the cover as Kyle inks it.
In related news... we apologize for the lack of updates to this site while we've been hard at work making the second SMASH book. We promise to offer more updates in the future.