Unless someone’s in the forefront of whatever drama of the week is going on, very few pay attention to folk who are going out on their own.
But int a lot of ways, that’s what Meyer’s done. He didn’t embattle himself in a lot of twitter drama and get caught up in the purity testing of who’s who in what subgroup of which group and who’s friends with who, he ditched social media, kept at what he was doing and built an actual publishing house that seems to be working.
This last effort, Impossible Stars, has Meyer really working in a capacity which makes sense for him, one as a director/executive producer/editor in chief. His entire career has been criticism for the comic industry, so he knows what he wants and what to do, and even the talent to hire to make it a reality.
He’s got The Legend Chuck Dixon doing the script, something he tapped into with his licensing of The Expendables as a property, and a beautiful artist this time by Renzo Rodriguez, who looks to be every bit a top tier talent.
Moreover, he’s used the crowdfund to create more comics, helping another incredible writer, Mike Barron, to revive his Nexus properties — one of the greatest science fiction comics of all time.
It looks like he’s walking the walk, and it’s something worth taking notice of as he continues to build this comic empire.