On a look out for JOE THE BARBARIAN soon... its really that good.
Another brilliant new Vertigo title. A collaboration that the writer describes as “Home Alone meets Lord of the Rings.”
I believe they wanted to do one of those Narnia-style worlds in a wardrobe-type stories. Seems like it took lots of hard energy and time to do this one. Grant Morrison said it's about a little kid who has diabetes, which makes you hallucinate if you don’t take your medicines. And something happens to him in his home. The kid is in a dream state where he’s seeing all his toys come to life as they’re fleeing their village after an attack. It’s fun to create generic characters based off of existing characters, but to change them just enough to avoid legal problems.
A quick glance reveals (obviously) Batman and Robin, plus dead ringers for The Transformers, the crew of the Enterprise from The Next Generation, G.I. Joe, Dick Tracy and … M.A.S.K.(?!) among others. More preview over here
p/s: From the look of things, it’s going to be a follow up on Seaguy and one-upping Mark Millar’s 1985.