We have read ‘Butcher Baker’ and we are ready to talk about it! Tyler starts with one opinion on the book and quickly is finds points he didn’t pick up. Find out what happens and what Jeff and Maddie think!
Retired super-hero Butcher Baker enjoys a life of endless orgies and booze but still longs for his lost days of unmitigated violence. When he is offered a free pass to kill off his former enemies, Butcher blows up the prison housing them all. But in the wake of destruction, some of his deadliest foes survive and join forces for revenge. With Butcher in their crosshairs, what should have been the hero’s crowning achievement may end up as his deadly swan song.
This book is like Man vs. Rock where the humor and content may not be suitable for children, however, it is still epic!
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About the Creators!
Man of Action Entertainment is the bi-coastal writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. The four met while working on Marvel and DC most prized franchises from Superman to X-Men and realized that they were stronger together. Their original creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re also executive producing the new iteration, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to create/write/executive produce the all new Mega Man series that debuts on Cartoon Network next year. Man of Action launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action also created the characters and team Big Hero 6, featured in Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award®-winning feature and the only comic book IP to win that award.
In comics, Casey is known for his Eisner Award-nominated cosmic superhero epic, Gødland. His critically-acclaimed run on the series Wildcats and Automatic Kafka landed on numerous “best of the decade” lists. His genre-busting cult-favorites Officer Downe and Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker helped propel him onto MTV.com’s list of the 10 best writers of 2011. In 2013, Casey launched Sex, his current series from the Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Sex previewed in Playboy and led to the creation of his one-shot comic, Modern Romance, for the magazine’s prestigious 60th anniversary issue, complete with a cover byline. Casey debuted The Winternational as his first digital comic for the new Stela app last year and his sports-oriented strip, Crunch Time, for the Stela app. This year, Casey will debut two new Man of Action/Image comics and a new book: All-America Comix, featuring a new superhero creation, America Vasquez; New Lieutenants of Metal, about a precision strike force militia of mayhem; and Annual, a book featuring new and more rare recent work by Casey. In addition, Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime debuted his Accell series. His other recent comic book series include The Bounce and Valhalla Mad, from the man Comics Alliance described as “the most dangerous man in comics.” Casey’s Officer Downe feature film debuted last winter with Casey as the creator/screenwriter/producer based upon his original graphic novel of the same name. Man of Action Entertainment is also producing the feature film I Kill Giants.
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Huddleston started working in comics in the mid-nineties at the age of 21, doing creator-owned projects for Spoon Ink and Caliber, as well as some work for DC Comics, including a short run on Deathstroke with Marv Wolfman up until the title’s cancellation. He later called this initial two-year stint a “false start”, which prompted him to leave mainstream comics to join Jim Mahfood’s 40 Oz Comics studio. Huddleston returned in 2000 with the creator-owned The Coffin for Oni Press, written by Phil Hester. Since then, Huddleston worked for independent publishers, Marvel and DC Comics, as well as latter’s Vertigo and Wildstorm imprints, including lengthy runs on Harley Quinn with A. J. Lieberman and Gen¹³ with Scott Beatty and creator-owned mini-series such as Mnemovore with Ray Fawkesand Hans Rodionoff and Deep Sleeper, again with Phil Hester.
His latest assignment was Butcher Baker, the Righteous Maker, a creator-owned project at Image with Joe Casey on writing duties. The critically acclaimed series ended with issue #8, which was published on August 15, 2012, ten months after issue #7, a delay that Casey stated was due to Huddleston’s having overcommitted himself. Huddleston responded to Casey’s public statement by stating that the delay was caused by his need to take over work in order to make sufficient money, as Butcher Baker was not lucrative enough for him to avoid doing so. Huddleston further explained that he apologized to Casey and to fans for the delay.
From 2011 to 2015 Huddleston worked as the artist of the comic adaptation of Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain trilogy with David Lapham as the writer and del Toro as the consultant. Reportedly, del Toro liked Huddleston’s approach to design so much that it influenced the way he approached the eventual TV adaptation of the book, as well as the overall development of The Strain universe.
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Man of Action Entertainment are Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, the writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re executive producing the new iteration, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to create, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man series coming to Cartoon Network next year and they also created the Zak Storm series for Zag that airs on Netflix. They also launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action created the characters and team featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award®-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action are the creator/producer/writers of current and upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including I Kill Giants, Officer Downe, Kafka, The Crusades and The Great Unknown.
Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. It was founded in 1992 by several high-profile illustrators as a venue where comics creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-ownedproperties. It was immediately successful, and remains one of the largest comic book publishers in North America. Its output was originally dominated by superhero and fantasy series from the studios of the Image partners, but now includes comics in many genres by numerous independent creators. Its best-known series include Spawn, Savage Dragon, Witchblade, The Darkness, Invincible, The Walking Dead, Saga, and Chew.
In the early 1990s, comics creators Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, and Jim Valentino had dinner with Malibu Comics editor-in-chief Dave Olbrich. Malibu was a small but established publishing company sympathetic to creator-ownership, and Olbrich expressed interest in publishing comics created by them. These and several other freelance illustrators doing popular work for Marvel Comics were growing frustrated with the company’s work for hire policies and practices, which they felt did not sufficiently reward the talent that produced them, as the company heavily merchandised their artwork, and compensated them with modest royalties.
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