Writer Joe Casey and Dark Horse Comics are bringing back the heroes of Comics' Greatest World in "Catalyst Comix," debuting July 3. Originally conceived in the dawn of the 1990s, Comics' Greatest World, an imprint of Dark Horse, brought forth a slew of less-than mainstream heroes including the recently re-introduced Ghost and X. With Casey's "Catalyst Comix," Grace, Titan and the Agents of Change are returning to comic shops courtesy of artists Dan McDaid, Ulises Farinas and Paul Maybury.
The nine-issue superhero anthology series tells a series of interconnected, serialized stories. Beginning with the end of the world, Casey is striving for something a little different -- and a little strange -- with "Catalyst Comix," foregrounding the inherent weirdness of each of the characters. Comic Book Resources spoke recently with Casey and Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson about the upcoming book. Casey spoke candidly and with zeal about the necessity of weird-ing super heroes and pushing the genre towards the extremes of its potential.
CBR News: First off, what is "Catalyst Comix?" How, if at all, does this series relate to the early 1990s incarnation?
"Catalyst Comix" #1 goes on sale July 3.