Some of you may have seen the news from last week: Roche Limit is heading to TV via SyFy, with Fremantle (the producers of American Gods) and Heavy Metal producing. Which is great news! I, for one, couldn't be more excited. But, since the announcement, I've gotten a lot of questions about what this mean (and a lot of kind words as well—thank you for them all), so I figured I'd talk about this process a bit—kind of “how a bill becomes a law,” but repurposed as “how a comic becomes a TV show.”Read More
About three years ago, I found myself in a creative drought. For whatever reason, I couldn't get any of my ideas over the hump—the point in which an idea becomes a story (and, hopefully, a good one). Now, droughts happen for a number of reasons. Maybe you just don't have any unique, compelling ideas that drive you to build a story. Maybe you have a story, but you don't really know what it's about or how to tell it. The causes for why, creatively, things aren't click are numerous. And trust me, every single writer goes through droughts, and the troubling fact is that they can often lead to anxiety, doubt, and a whole mess of other bad things. So, the first thing I want to say is this:
If you're in a dry spell, don't panic.Read More
Today, I'm going to take a second to talk about WASTED SPACE, my new series coming from Vault Comics.
There's a few things:Read More
What a ride the past two weeks have been. What. A. Ride.
Over the past 17 days, I've visited and signed books at 15 bookstores; I've visited 3 cities, I've done 5 readings, made 2 television appearances, and I've seen Black Star Renegades go places I never thought possible--praise from Verge, Nerdist, Booklist, and people all over the world. It's crazy. That's the best word to describe it: Crazy.Read More
We're two weeks into BLACK STAR RENEGADES being out in the world, and it's been a wild ride. I've been traveling, I've signing at any book store that has copies, I've been interviewing with anyone who'll talk with me--in short, I'm doing everything I can, and then some, to promote this book. To let people know how much fun it is, and how they should read and, hopefully, fall in love with it.
And a good many people have, which is awesome. Here's a look at what some critics have had to say about my debut novel...Read More
Some of you may know this, but I obsessively catalog all the entertainment I consume. I always have. Sometimes I remember to share, and this is one such year. So, here's a look at all the books I read in 2017--mostly for the first time, but there's some re-reads in there--in no particular order:Read More
When the credits smashed onto the screen and John William’s triumphant score filled the auditorium, I adored what I’d seen. Well, almost all of what I’d seen. I found The Last Jedi to be smart, bold, emotional, and fresh. I can write for hours on the film itself and why I love it so much. But, instead, I want to write about the aspect I didn’t enjoy so much, and it was a doozy:
The treatment of Luke Skywalker.Read More
A few weeks ago, I received an email from my book editor at St. Martin's, forwarding me a review from Kirkus. Now, let me say one thing before talking about Kirkus: I do not feel like a real author. Yes, I have a novel coming out. Yes, I've written a whole lot of comics in the past, and I continue to do so. But I feel like, any day, I can be outed as a fake, a fraud, a phony, and never be allowed to write another word again (and, should that day come, quite honestly I have no idea what I'd do with myself). Do all writers feel this way? Probably, to a degree. I can't say for certain--all I know is, deep down, I don't feel like I belong, and I'm just waiting to be ousted.Read More
alk about long blog post titles. I think this one is a personal record!
A few things are going on in the BLACK STAR RENEGADES universe, so now that we've all been exhausted by the post title, let's get to it without delay!Read More
As most of you know, I'm a big horror fan. I wouldn't have written Curse, Hoax Hunters, Burning Fields, and other horror-fueled fiction if I wasn't. It's no surprise, then, that October is my favorite month and Halloween is my personal favorite holiday. And every year, I dedicate the month to watching horror movies (some new, some old favorites) and reading horror novels.
This year is especially exciting for me because, to be honest, my Halloween tradition has been on hiatus for about three years. Not for lack of love of the genre, but a different reason:Read More
This isn't a drill! Grant Morrison--THE Grant Morrison--had very flattering things to say about Black Star Renegades!
So, if you trust Grant and you want some more fun space adventure romps in your life, this is the novel for you. Coming January 2, 2018, but you can preorder today!
This is an oldie post of mine, but I've been asked a lot lately about books on writing. So, here we go!
I don’t remember where I heard this great Somerset Maugham quote, but it has stuck around inside my head for years. It goes:
“I write when inspiration strikes. Thankfully, it strikes every morning at nine a.m. sharp.”Read More
Okay everyone, don't freak out. Don't freak out.
Wait. That's me freaking out.
It's almost here, believe it or not. Almost. January 2 is right around the corner, and with it brings the release of my debut novel, Black Star Renegades. And I'm SO EXCIIIIIITED!
If you don't know what the book is, let me lay it out as simple and easy as possible: If you like space adventures like Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy, then Black Star Renegades is the book for you. It's a galaxy-hopping romp that's fun, exciting, and filled with rich characters and colorful worlds.
And, Grant Morrison (yes, THE Grant Morrison) said it's an "epic space adventure with big, bold characters, exotic new worlds and a rocket ride of a plot that rips along at plus-warp speed, delivering one dizzying twist and turn after another. If you love Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy or classic pulp science fiction, Black Sun Renegades dazzles like an exploding star."
So there's THAT.Read More
This is not even a joke. I'm writing SUPERMAN. Issue #26--out July 5--is written by me with art by Scott Godlewski and colors from Hi-Fi. This is something I never ever thought would happen. Writing Wonder Woman and now Superman is so crazy and immense that I can't even wrap my head around it. But I'm trying, and I'm so very grateful to have had these opportunities.Read More
Yes yes yes. Yesyesyes. i can finally share the cover for my forthcoming space adventure romp of a novel, BLACK STAR RENEGADES, and it's basically everything I could have hoped for. Artist Wayne Haag absolutely slayed this thing, giving it a vintage sci-fi feel while also incorporating the fun, epic feel of the book. It was exactly what my editor and I were after, and Wayne delivered the goods. I actually sought Wayne out for the cover art--he's worked some of my favorite things, like The Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, and Farscape, so it was mind-blowing to actually have him agree to work on my little book.
Speaking of my little book...Read More
That's right--I wrote a WONDER WOMAN story! It was such a thrill to do. Wonder Woman's a character I've loved forever, so getting a chance to write for her was a dream come true. And, collaborating with Stephanie Hans (who illustrated the our story), couldn't have been better. She's a ridiculous talent who made my script into something more than I could have ever imagined.
That said, Stephanie's and my story, "The Curse and the Honor" releases today, 5/31. Find it in WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1, in stores, online, wherever. And catch the WW movie this Friday!Read More
Well, there you have it! My book is actually a book. Sorta. This is the uncorrected manuscript, which means we still has some work--particularly proofreading--to do. But still. It's in the physical form of a book, and holding that in my hands is one of the coolest moments of my career.
And soon, soooooooon, you'll be able to get your hands on it as well. The completed, ultimate, rocket to the stars, high on jet fumes, mosh pitting on the moon version. BLACK STAR RENEGADES. Coming early 2018.Read More
So, this is the moment I introduce myself, right? If you're here, odds are you at least sorta know who I am. If that's the case, hello to you. I hope you're doing awesome.
If you don't know me, well:
I'm Michael Moreci. I write novels, I write comics. Comics like Roche Limit, Burning Fields, Suicide Squad, and Hoax Hunters. As for novels? Well, I just publicly shared the title of my first ever novel, coming from St. Martin's in early 2018:
BLACK STAR RENEGADES.
It's sci-fi. It's adventures in space. It's as if Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy had a baby while getting it on to The Clash's self-titled debut. That's the best way to describe it--at least for now. Oh, and it's the beginning of a series of novels, so if you like what I just described, you're doing to have have a big ol' universe to settle into.
That's me in a nutshell. Novels. Comics. I love Star Wars more than I probably should. Sometimes I write for StarWars.com, and Tor.com, because I also love sci-fi.
If you want to keep up with my work, I suggest signing up for my mailing list. I'll send a message about once a month or so, including my latest work, info on upcoming releases and events, as well as free stuff. We'll keep our email relationship casual, trust me.