Life’s A Circus
Savage Circus is filmmaker and writer Brendan Columbus’ comics debut starting in Heavy Metal from issue 300 and Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows caught up with him this week to find out more…
Savage Circus is Columbus’ first foray into comics, and is a collaboration with artist Al Barrionuevo ( Batman: Hush Returns ). As the son of beloved film director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, Gremlins), his penchant for large-scale genre storytelling may be genetic. Savage Circus tells the story of a fictional town, Basin Bay, where a circus train carrying a ferocious circus menagerie collected by mad ringleader Lewis Savage has overturned on the only road in or out after a crash with an armoured car filled with the town’s stolen fortune. With no power, no communications, and animals on the loose, it’s looking to be a blood-red Christmas.
Here’s a few pages to preview the series
Heavy Metal 300 is out now
visit heavymetal.com to find out more.