Merging sci-fi, adventure, and action, OUTLAND is off to a strong start as a potential EPIC series by newcomer Rashad Milhouse.
We first took notice of him 2 years ago when he worked on our MARCH ART MADNESS and placed in the semi-final stage. Fortunately, Saturday AM’s APPLE BLACK creator, Whyt Manga kept in touch and helped to develop him for a chance in our diverse SEINEN manga anthology - and WHAT A DEBUT IT IS!
A few panels from Rashad's OUTLAND manga
Saturday AM FANART by Rashad Milhouse
Deadpool Fanart by Rashad Milhouse
So, we wanted to know what were his biggest influences to crafting his 1st series?
MAD MAX has spawned 4 films culminating in 2017’s MAD MAX FURY ROAD.
The series follows the adventures of Max Rockatansky, a police officer in a future Australia which is experiencing societal collapse due to war and critical resource shortages. When his wife and child are murdered by a vicious biker gang, Max kills them in revenge and becomes a drifting loner in the Wasteland. As Australia devolves further into barbarity, this skilled warrior of the road finds himself helping pockets of civilization, initially for his own self-interest, but his motives always drift into more idealistic ones.
COWBOY BEBOP represents one of the most widely acclaimed modern anime experiences from animation quality to original score.
COWBOY BEBOP is set in the year 2071, and follows the lives of a bounty hunter crew traveling in their spaceship called the Bebop. Although it covers a wide range of genres throughout its run, Cowboy Bebop draws most heavily from science fiction, western and noir films, and its most recurring thematic focal points include adult existential ennui, loneliness and the difficulties of trying to escape one's past. The Bounty Hunters are SPIKE SPIEGEL (dapper pilot), JET (the burly former officer), FAYE VALENTINE (beautiful grifter), and ED (the hacker) and her pet corgi, EIN.
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST is considered a modern masterpiece manga which has had universal success in both print, anime, and film.
Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are searching for the philosopher's stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.
OUTLAW STAR was one of the 1st anime broadcast regularly on Cartoon Network and for many creators was the 1st taste of the medium.
The series takes place in the "Toward Stars Era" universe in which spacecraft are capable of traveling faster than the speed of light. The plot follows protagonist Gene Starwind and his motley crew of an inherited ship dubbed the Outlaw Star, as they search for a legendary, outer space treasure trove called the "Galactic Leyline".