Friday, July 31, 2015

Review - Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot (@IDWPublishing)


"Let's just get through the next eight hours in peace and quiet."

For as much as the Autobots and Decepticons want to wage war against one another, there are some factions of Transformers who aren't as keen on the endless conflict. One of those is Windblade, who's struggling to find a way to unseat Starscream in more peaceful ways. In the meantime, she has to contend with other things, such as Arcee in Transformers: Combiner Hunters One-Shot from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Mairghread Scott, illustrated by Sara Pitra-Durocher, colored by Yamaishi and lettered by Tom B. Long.

Patrick McHale and Jim Campbell Return for Over the Garden Wall


When Patrick McHale and Jim Campbell team up, good things happen. KaBOOM! knows that as well and they're teaming the two up together again for Over the Garden Wall, a new, four-issue limited comic series. Last November, Cartoon Network debuted McHale’s eerily sweet Over the Garden Wall, its first original animated miniseries, about half-brothers Wirt and Greg trying to find their way home. KaBOOM! published a companion one-shot that was eagerly snapped up by fans, selling out immediately.

“We are incredibly excited to dive back into the unknown with Patrick and Jim,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “We adored the Over the Garden Wall animated miniseries here at BOOM!, and this new limited series will allow us to explore even more adventures with Wirt, Greg, the Woodsman, and all our favorite characters.”

It’s a new Over the Garden Wall story set between episodes 3 and 4 of the animated series. Wirt and Greg are trying to hitch a ride out of schooltown but end up having to walk. Soon, they come upon two girls playing, and wind up having to keep them entertained so that they don’t wake their giant father. Headlined by an all-star voice-cast that includes Elijah Wood, Collin Dean and Melanie Lynskey, Over the Garden Wall is Cartoon Network’s first-ever miniseries, an animated comedy/fantasy story about two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who are trapped in a mysterious world. In this 10-part production, music plays an important role with a soundtrack full of Americana-influenced original songs. A DVD collecting all of the episodes will be released on September 8. Over the Garden Wall is created by Patrick McHale and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Over the Garden Wall #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on August 26th with a main cover by Campbell for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUN151090. Also available in a limited quantity is a subscription variant by Adventure Time storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard, a 10 Years incentive cover by Jeffrey Brown and a retailer incentive cover by creator Patrick McHale. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 3rd.

Full press release below.

The Shadow Wars Start in August


Ninjak #6 kicks off a brand new story arc from Matt Kindt and Raúl Allén called The Shadow Wars. It kicks off Ninjak's quest to work his way through the secret leadership of the Shadow Seven and throws some new opponents in his path. And if the cover of the first issue is any indication, it's pretty clear that he's going up against some crazy enemies.

Ninjak went to Tokyo to destroy the shadowy Weaponeer arms cartel from the inside out, beginning with its secret council of shinobi masters…the Shadow Seven. Now, the world’s top super-spy is cutting his way through the four death-defying members – The Barbe, Fitzy, Fakir, and Sanguine – that stand between him and the one secret that still eludes him… Who really wields the power behind the world’s most powerful terrorist network? Who is the secret seventh member of the Shadow Seven? And what do they want with Colin King?

Ninjak #6 hits stores August 26. It features covers by Mico Suayan, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Dave Johnson, Kindt and Clayton Henry. Full press release below.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review - Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (@Archaia)


"/all targets_verified. /all targets_confirmed. EXECUTE."

There's a heightened awareness surrounding surveillance--courtesy of Snowden--that has defined a new zeitgeist for the world. It's one where surveillance is viewed as a gift and a curse and offers little comforts when it comes to protecting one's identity and privacy. Tapping into that zeitgeist is Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 from Archaia, created by Alyssa Milano, written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, illustrated by Marcus To, colored by Ian Herring (with Becka Kenzie) and lettered by Deron Bennett.

Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour Adds New Dates


Valiant has already made a ton of appearances at shows all across North America. That's not enough for the rapidly ascending publisher though, as they're adding new dates for their 25th Anniversary Convention Tour. The new dates extend the publisher's year-long celebration of 25 years. Kicking off at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA on August 8th, the next leg of Valiant's comic book roadshow will be coming soon to fans at Alamo City Comic Con 2015 in San Antonio, TX, Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland, OR, Baltimore Comic Con 2015 in Baltimore, MD, and New York Comic Con 2015 in New York, NY…with many more major appearances anywhere and everywhere in between!

Valiant is bringing its biggest, best and brightest to fans across the country, beginning this August. The second leg of the Valiant 25th Anniversary Convention Tour officially kicks off next week at StocktonCon 2015 in Stockton, CA – and they're bringing a boatload of giveaways and merchandise to kick things off. From Saturday, August 8th through Sunday, August 9th, join Valiant at Booth #45/46 inside the Stockton Arena and find out why Valiant is the best reviewed publisher in comics today with a complete collection of volume one trade paperbacks – each intro-priced at just $9.99.

Fans can also check out Valiant's acclaimed ongoing and limited series with trade paperback collections from the most nominated publisher of the 2015 Harvey Awards with nominated titles including The Valiant and The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage. Plus, jump on board Valiant's latest sold-out series with Book of Death, Divinity, Bloodshot Reborn and more – available at the Valiant booth all weekend long.

Full press release below.

Dynamite Entertainment Kicks Off Third Groupees Bundle


Dynamite Entertainment and Groupees LLC are teaming up for their third book bundle promotion that will once again allow comic fans and potential new fans, the chance to purchase 70 digital Dynamite comics with "Pay What You Want" purchasing power. The Dynamite Swords, Sandals and Sorcery! Groupees bundle marks the third time the two companies have worked together. In the Dynamite Swords, Sandals and Sorcery! Groupees bundle, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide.

Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says, "Our first two team-ups were a tremendous success. We're proud to continue working with Groupees to create more awareness of comics among their audience, who in turn will come into our industry and many of whom will then become ongoing readers. We continue to see a lift in titles having re-orders through Diamond and digital sales with this model."

The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with a $1.00 minimum pledge which helps new fans discover some of Dynamite's best-selling titles including Game of Thrones #1. Fans can increase the title count by pledging at least in the $5.00 tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum pledge or more to help support the Dynamite line of titles. While customers who make a pledge of $50.00 or more will receive not only the digital comics, but also a unique "Premium Mystery Box" of 4 Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics MSRP'ing at over $200 sent to the address they provide. Dynamite and Groupees will also feature - for the first time - a unique "Premium Mystery Box" of high-end collectible items for customers who pledge at the $50 tier or higher with the full digital comics package. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry's most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion is running now. For those who participate in the "Pay What You Want" initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top 10 contributors with a greater package of Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics.

Here is the breakdown:

#1 Contributor - $1,000.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

#2 Contributor - $800.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

#3 Contributor - $700.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

#4 Contributor - $600.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

#5 Contributor - $500.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

#6 - #10 Contributors - $400.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

Thomas Brooke, Founder and CEO of Groupees, adds, "We are excited to work with Nick and the Dynamite team on another promotion featuring a fantastic lineup of comic books from some of the industry's most accomplished creators and artists. Promotions such as these are a great vehicle for discovery, and we are honored to partner with Dynamite to help introduce new fans from around the globe to comic books."

Full press release and books below.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Review - Awake #1 (@ActionLab)


"Regn, there is nothing to fear here. Not for you."

Climate change is something affecting our planet. Finding ways to stop the damage is vital, but that doesn't stop detractors from naysaying the efforts. It'd be helpful to have an individual who could heal the planet with special powers, as in Awake #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. The issue is written by Susan Beneville, illustrated by Brian Hess, lettered by Jaymes Reed and flatted by Darne Lang.

Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 Sells Out Ahead of Second Printing


Readers really, really want to know what's happening to Bloodshot. So much so that Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 has sold out of its first printing and will return to shelves September 2 with a second printing. Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite team up to provide readers a glimpse into the future fate and ultimate end for Project Rising Spirit's indestructible commando in a special standalone tale bridging BLOODSHOT REBORN and BOOK OF DEATH!

The lovers he’s known, the allies he’s trusted… All will eventually return to dust… But will the nanites that transformed Bloodshot – body, mind and soul – ever let him truly rest? For the very first time, read an essential chapter of the Book of the Geomancer as Project Rising Spirit’s ultimate walking weapon soldiers on from the modern day into the far future of the Valiant Universe…and reveals the truth behind what could be the very last Bloodshot story that will ever come to pass…

Full press release below.

Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Jules Feiffer


Baltimore Comic-Con already has everything you could want from a show and then some. Why not add a little more? The show announces the addition of industry veteran Jules Feiffer as a special guest. Feiffer began his storied career in comics back in the 1940s working under comics giant Will Eisner at Eisner's studio. Initially working on art clean-up chores, Feiffer soon found himself with writing responsibilities, finishing Eisner's plots on The Spirit. He eventually launched his own comic, Clifford, which ran within the pages of The Spirit between 1949 and 1951.

"This is such a privilege," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Jules Feiffer is one of the greats of our industry, not to mention his many accomplishments outside of comics. He has seen and done so much, and continues to produce great work to this day. We couldn't be more pleased to have Jules joining us in 2015!"

Generally thought of as the godfather of alt-weekly newspaper comix, Feiffer launched his own strip, Sick Sick Sick, in the pages of The Village Voice in 1956. It was later renamed Feiffer's Fables and finally just the eponymous Feiffer, which ran in the paper for over 40 years. Feiffer was nationally syndicated and has been collected in books from McGraw-Hill and Fantagraphics. More recently, Feiffer created his graphic novel, Kill My Mother. Released by the Liveright division of W.W. Norton, Kill My Mother garnered accolades such as winning the 2015 NCS Reuben Award for Graphic Novel, being declared a Vanity Fair Best Book in 2014 and a Kirkus Review Best Fiction Book in 2014, as well as being nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album-New.

Beyond his work in comics, Feiffer is a man of many talents. He is a novelist, a non-fiction writer (including The Great Comic Book Heroes), an autobiographer, a playwright and a children's book author. He has adapted works to musicals and film alike. He has taught at ivy league universities and continues to hold an adjunct professorship at Stony Brook Southampton. And beyond his aforementioned accolades, he has been recipient of an Academy Award, an Obie Award, an Outer Circle Critics Award, a Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning, a George Polk Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writers Guild of America, a Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society and has been inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Full press release below.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review - The Shrinking Man #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"Hey Marty! Did you see that weird spray?"

Coming to terms with any serious illness is always devastating, for both the afflicted and their loved ones. Generally, there's at least some treatment that can be undertaken that will alleviate--if not cure--the condition. There are some conditions though that know no cure or treatment and are horrible to endure. One of those conditions is shrinking, as in The Shrinking Man #1 from IDW Comics. The issue is adapted by Ted Adams, illustrated by Mark Torres, colored by Tomi Varga and lettered by Robbie Robbins.

Head-Lopper Comes to Image Comics


Andrew MacLean's Head Lopper seems to be a success and Image Comics wants to get it out to as many more people as possible. That's why the publisher will launch with a double-sized first issue, with 80 pages of story and a premium pin-up gallery for the regular price of just $5.99.

In Head Lopper #1, mighty swordsman Norgal and his unlikely companion, the severed head of the blue witch Agatha, have been summoned to the Scottish Isle of Barra to rid the town of the sea monster plaguing its shores. But what the duo did not intend is to find a much more sinister and ancient evil. The two now face a series of trials that will test both their strength and their faith. Even if they survive the island, can they survive each other's company?

MacLean said of the series: “Head Lopper (a.k.a.: the most metal comic ever) comes from the love I had watching Ray Harryhausen's creatures in Clash of the Titans and Arnold Schwarzenegger playing Conan as a kid. Oh, and it’s also the most metal comic ever.”

Head Lopper #1 (Diamond Code: JUL150559) will be available on Wednesday, September 9th. Cover B by Rafael Grampá will be available with Diamond Code JUL150560. Full press release below.

Space Riders Continues Sellout Spree


To say that readers are big on Space Riders would be an understatement. They're not just big on it, they're all about it. So much so that the first three issues have all sold out. What's a publisher like Black Mask Studios to do? Send the issues back for second printings of course! Space Riders #1 third printing is available for order under code JUN158301 (order cutoff 8/3), Space Riders #2 second printing is available for order under code JUN158299 (order cutoff 8/3) and Space Riders #3 second printing is available for order under code JUN158300 (order cutoff 8/3).

From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: the Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the forbidden truths of the universe! Fabian Rangel Jr and Alexis Ziritt bring you a new and exciting space adventure that will destroy your brain! (in a good way).

Now all three issues have brand new covers from Alexis, Matthew Allison and Mike Mcghee. They are as beautiful, bizarre, and fun as Space Riders itself. All three issues will be on shelves August 26th but the cutoff for ordering them at your local comic shop is August 3rd (1 week!). And then the following week (September 2), Space Riders #4 will hit shelves and destroy the world. Best get ready.

Full press release below.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Artists Deserve Credit, Yet Not at the Expense of Retailers


A recent survey of retailers by Sktchd found that overall comic book store owners are privy to a general boom in readership and sales. The only graph people seem to be talking about, however, is this:


The above graph seems to indicate that when it comes to ordering a comic, for a retailer the most important aspect is the writer of the book, with one-third indicating as such. Compare that to the 4.8% of retailers indicating that the artist was most important and you’ve essentially got fuel for an ongoing creative fire. There’s seemingly more to the graph than simply saying writers sell books and artists aren’t worth the looks.

Review - Wolf #1 (@ImageComics)


"How do you feel about myths?"

There are advantages and disadvantages to being a werewolf. For instance, an advantage is insane strength. A disadvantage is a propensity to maul anything in your path uncontrollably. Being able to do all that AND be a detective? The jury's out as to whether that's an advantage or disadvantage, but you can find out how Antoine Wolfe handles it in Wolf #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Ales Kot, illustrated by Matt Taylor, colored by Lee Loughridge and lettered by Clayton Cowles.

Zenescope launches Van Helsing vs. Dracula with In-Store Promotions


Dracula is a myth without equal. A creature with a trail of bodies in his wake and a reputation that's the stuff of legend. He's gone up against countless foes and opponents, but one of his most enduring is Van Helsing. Zenescope is offering their take on the rivalry, in Van Helsing vs. Dracula, written by Pat Shand, illustrated by Michele Bandini and colored by Walter Pereyra. Van Helsing is a brilliant inventor and expert Vampire killer, two skills she picked up from her legendary father, Abraham Van Helsing.

In this five issue miniseries Liesel Van Helsing continues to pursue her most elusive target and the monster responsible for her father’s death: Dracula. Zenescope will be supporting retailers around the country on Wednesday, August 19th with several in-store signings, giveaways, and exclusive merchandise raffles. Zenescope has already partnered with retailers for events surrounding two of its other new series, Coven and Aliens vs. Zombies. This will be the publisher’s third such launch event of the summer. Zenescope Van Helsing vs. Dracula launch events will be occurring at the following list of stores:

All Things Fun, West Berlin, NJ
New Dimension Comics – Pittsburgh Mills - Tarentum, PA
Uncanny Comics, North Wales PA
Yesteryear Comics, San Diego, CA (*Series Writer Pat Shand appearing)
New Dimension Comics – Century III – West Mifflin, PA
Cosmic Comics, Las Vegas, NV (*Series Creators Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco appearing)
Uncanny Comics, Plymouth Meeting PA
Graham Crackers Comics, Chicago, IL

Full press release below.

Oemnibus Arrives for Oeming Fans


Michael Avon Oeming has built himself something of a following and rightfully so. His work is well-known and pretty deep and now Image Comics is poised to present a lot of it. Like, a lot a lot. The Oemnibus TPB by Oeming, Neil Vokes, Bryan J.L. Glass, Daniel Berman and Ethan Beavers, is slated to hit stores this August. It collects seven one-shots and short stories published by Image Comics over the past 15 years, including out-of-print and rarely-seen stories by Oeming.

The Oemnibus collects stories such as 86 Voltz, Parliament of Justice, God Complex, Six and more. Oemnibus (ISBN: 978-1632154811) hits comic book stores on August 5th and bookstores on August 18th, and will be available for $24.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code JUN150509.

Full press release below.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Animated #1


"Assemble team 'Bee!"

Autobots and Decepticons waging war against one another is a pretty timeless conflict. One side gains an advantage, only to see that advantage wiped away at the advantage of the other. It still makes for fascinating entertainment and IDW Publishing is tapping into that with Transformers Robots in Disguise Animated #1. The issue is written by Georgia Ball, illustrated by Priscilla Tramontano and lettered by Tom B. Long.

Reincarnated Assassins Explored in Welcome Back


Not since Kotter's return has a character been welcomed back in the same way that reincarnated assassins will be in Welcome Back from BOOM! Studios. The title pairs Christopher Sebela with Jonathan Brandon Sawyer in the new comic set to debut in August.

“Reincarnation fiction has always been rich with storytelling possibilities and world-building. When Chris brought us Welcome Back we were incredibly excited with a fresh, innovative take on this genre,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “Jonathan’s art is just the perfect complement for this story—equal parts gritty, expressive, and detailed. Welcome Back is the complete package.”

In Welcome Back, Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life as the directionless, college-aged daughter of a notorious serial killer, she suddenly starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, the determined Tessa is already on the hunt, leaving a trail of bodies in her wake...

Welcome Back #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on August 19th with a main cover by Sawyer for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUN151070. Also available in a limited quality is a Jackpot Variant cover (1 in 100) by James Harvey, a 10 Years incentive cover by Rob Guillory and a retailer incentive cover by Elsa Charretier. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 27th.

Full press release below.

SyFy Acquires Wynonna Earp


Wyatt Earp's legend is pretty well-known at this point as one of the most revered lawmen of the old west. He regularly dealt with criminals and unsavory types with authority. Who's not as well-known is his great grandaughter Wynonna Earp, someone whose tales of adventure are on display in the IDW Entertainment comic of the same name by Beau Smith. Now, SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment are announcing that SyFy has acquired the US rights to a live-action series based on the property. Emily Andras developed the series for television and will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner.

“Wynonna Earp is a unique contemporary western that will bring high octane, full-throttle, supernatural action to Syfy,” said Chris Regina, SVP, Programming, Syfy. “It is wildly imaginative and we are excited to work with Seven24 Films, IDW Entertainment and Emily on this truly original concept that will showcase fun, stylized visuals and pure escapism.”

With an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes, Wynonna Earp is a fast-paced, contemporary thriller that follows Wynonna as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Wynonna is a witty and wild modern day gunslinger, using her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice. The series is scheduled to premiere in April 2016. Melanie Scrofano will star as Wynonna Earp. Tim Rozonwill play legendary con artist Doc Holliday and Shamier Anderson plays the mysterious Agent Dolls.

“Together with SEVEN24 Films, IDW Entertainment, and a virtual dream cast, I’m confident we have something special on our hands: a female-led supernatural series with grand themes of redemption, honor, and the struggle to define good vs. evil. Not to mention, a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws,” said Emily Andras.

Full press release below.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Review - King Tiger #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"Hope is humanity's great weakness."

When humanity faces off against an opponent that exceeds its abilities, humanity needs a champion who can match those abilities. In many stories, that champion was a fighter who could tap into a reserve of powers that gave them an advantage of other humans. In King Tiger #1 from Dark Horse Comics, that champion is King Tiger. The issue is written by Randy Stradley, illustrated by Douglas Wheatley, colored by Rain Beredo and lettered by Michael Heisler.

Dark Corridor Keeps Readers in the Dark


Offering readers enough of an incentive to keep coming back for a monthly series is tough. If a book doesn't have a hook that's memorable enough, then readers are just going to move onto another book that does. Rich Tommaso feels pretty strongly that his new work Dark Corridor has enough to keep readers coming back for more.

"This first serial in Dark Corridor, The Red Circle, is one that I've wanted to do for a long time,” said Tommaso. “A comic book inspired by old gangster films, but one where the male archetypes are fatally removed from power by the women who usually only serve as mothers, lovers and/or damsels in distress in those stories."

Dark Corridor is set in the fictional coastal city of Red Circle, a town totally controlled by mobsters. But after decades of wielding power, the mobster’s stronghold is slipping and some unidentified female assassins are picking them off one-by-one. Dark Corridor #1 (Diamond Code: JUN150499) will be available on Wednesday, August 5th.

Full press release below.

Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1 Launches Comic Reckoning


Book of Death marches on for Valiant and the latest victim might be on of its marquis players in Harbinger. In Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger #1, Joshua Dysart and Kano launch the dawn of the new Dark Age as foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. That launching doesn't happen without involving Peter Stanchek and Toyo Harada though. The one-shot features covers by Raul Allen, Francis Portela, Ryan Lee and Robert Gill.

Many years from today, Peter Stanchek, the Renegades, the Harbinger Foundation, the Bleeding Monk, and Toyo Harada’s Imperium all reach their terminus, as the entire planet becomes the battlefield for the most devastating psionic combat humanity has ever seen. The Great Destroyer, long prophesied and foreseen, comes to Earth at last. Who will survive…and what will be left of them?

Full press release below.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review - Power Up #1 (@boomstudios)


"Their math was...a little off."

What do you get when you bring together four seemingly normal individuals in a group and add in a cosmic ordaining? A group of superheroes determined to be the most unique group possible is what. That's what BOOM! Box is aiming for in Power Up #1. The issue is written by Kate Leth and illustrated by Matt Cummings.

Preview - Tim Ginger


The prize-winning British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw makes his American debut with the rich and meditative story of Tim Ginger. Once a government test pilot, now a widow, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico… until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on. The book should be in stores July 22.

Action Lab Awakens to Adventure


Action Lab Entertainment isn't one to shy away from top-notch, all-ages comics. From Princeless to Vamplets, the publisher makes a name for itself as a purveyor of such works. The latest addition to their stable of titles is Awake by Susan Beneville and Brian Hess, a sci-fi fantasy tale of a young girl with the power to shape worlds. The first arc focuses on Regn getting the planet, Gremon, to control itself.

“AWAKE is about young girl, Regn, and her brother, Picar, who belong to an intergalactic race of people, the Dola, who have the power to ‘wake up’ the consciousness of planets in order to interact with, and to certain extent, control the planet,” said Beneville. "This is challenging for Regn because she is young, this is her first mission, and she isn't sure of herself,” said Beneville. “Regn has to give Gremon a reason to care about the people on the planet. At the same time, the bad guys seem to be stoking the chaos for their own benefit.”

“Visually, I wanted to do something really saturated; something that felt like you were experiencing an animated film in comic form,” said Hess. “I have always enjoyed all-ages books and wanted to make something that was accessible to everyone. This is essentially the passion project that I have always wanted to complete.”

Awake is currently available for pre-order in Diamond’s Previews catalog, under the Action Lab Entertainment section, and ships with two covers: one by Hess (JUL150868) and one by Dan Schoening (JUL150869), which is limited to 2000 copies. Full press release below.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Review - Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja/Jungle Girl #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"I will find him. I will end him. And his terror crows may pick his bones when I am through."

What do Red Sonja and Jungle Girl have in common? Besides their personalities and capability to best just about any opponent in a fight, not a whole lot else. Bringing them together for an adventure still has a lot of appeal to it. Enter Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja/Jungle Girl #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The issue is written by Marguerite Bennett, illustrated by Mirka Andolfo and lettered by Erica Schultz.

Magnetic Press and Darby Pop Publishing Announce Imprint Partnership


Magnetic Press is relying on its namesake to attract another quality publisher in Jeff Kline's Darby Pop Publishing. Kline, best known for such fan-favorite series as Transformers Prime, G.I. Joe: Renegades, and Jackie Chan Adventures, will bring a line-up of original graphic novels and series to comic shops and book stores worldwide via the Darby Pop imprint distributed under the Magnetic Press banner.

“In the current marketplace, it’s hard to get attention for any new titles, especially those not based on pre-existing brands,” says Darby Pop founder Jeff Kline. “But, in just their first year of existence, Magnetic Press seems to have found a recipe for connecting to a rabid fan base that both trusts their taste, and appreciates their commitment to the form. Originally, Mike Kennedy and I were just grabbing the occasional beer and sharing “war stories.” But, at some point, it dawned on us that we shared so many of the same passions -- and goals -- that a partnership only made sense. ”

The first title to be released through the new partnership will be Side-Kicked, dropping in October 2015. Written by Russell Brettholtz and illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, this 96 page trade paperback collects the first arc of the independently published comic series about a group of superhero sidekicks who decide it’s high-time they received the respect they deserve.

“Jeff has a proven track record for spotting and cultivating the most entertaining stories,” says Magnetic Press president Mike Kennedy. “The Darby Pop line promises that same engaging, animated audience experience with a whole new set of properties. We’re excited to support those debuts in the coming year!”

Full press release below.

Book of Death Books Instant Sellout


Book of Death #1 is a big deal for Valiant Entertainment. The 40-page chapter is the opening salvo of the publisher's massive summer event and the latest sellout feather in the publisher's cap. That sellout, of course, merits a second-printing due in stores August 19th and now fans can get another look at the work by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite. The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.

“Retailers across the country are reporting that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is Valiant’s strongest selling title to date and, even with a print run of 70,000, many stores have already sold out,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Robert Vendtti, Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite have masterfully orchestrated a comic book epic that is not only packed with action, drama and a cast of Valiant’s heaviest hitters, but that is also vitally important to the future of our biggest characters. BOOK OF DEATH truly is a roadmap to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and it’s only appropriate that it has already incited this unprecedented level of response from fans and retailers.”

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world. Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?

Full press release below.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Review - Sonic: Worlds Unite Battles #1 (@ArchieComics)


"If I wasn't so annoyed with all this, I think I'd be amused."

You'll probably never encounter a hedgehog as revered as Sonic. The blue blur speeds through any and all obstacles standing in his path, protecting those around him with relentless vigor. When he runs up against characters from another universe though, things get a little tougher. Sonic: Worlds Unite Battles #1 from Archie Comics pits him against that other universe in Capcom. The issue is written by Joel Enos, illustrated by Tracy Yardley, colored by Matt Herms and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Preview - 21st Century Tank Girl


Jamie Hewlett fell off the wagon for a while, but after 20 years, he's jumped right back on. In fact, he's joining up with Alan Martin once again for some great Tank Girl action. And they're bringing along a slew of additional talent, including Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Philip Bond, Jim Mahfood, Jonathan Edwards, Craig Knowles and Brett Parson. Featuring riotous 100% original content, get your head down, put your hands over your private parts and prepare for a chaotic collection of strips, pin-ups, and random carnage!

21st Century Tank Girl is slated to hit stores December 1 with interiors below.

Joes Brace for Cobra World Order


Wrestling fans from the 90s will remember the New World Order. It was one of the most memorable supergroups of the entertainment and brought some marquis names to its stable of heels. The NWO offered its own fair share of punishment, but it's tough to say whether or not they could've stood up to the Cobra World Order. The CWO will make its debut in a brand new G.I. Joe storyline written by Larry Hama. The 8-part, bi-weekly event will kick off with G.I. Joe: Arah #219 & #220, featuring the artistic talents of S.L. Gallant.

“What we have seen of Cobra’s plans in G.I. JOE: ARAH to date is just the tip of the iceberg,” said series writer, Hama. “Other players in the Cobra periphery—like Destro and Zartan—are making their moves so as to be in on whatever benefits accrue from Cobra Commander’s master plot. Meanwhile, Hawk leads an international team around the globe to uncover the details of this sinister conspiracy.”

The Prelude issue will boast covers by some of the hottest artists working in the industry today; with Paul Pope leading the charge on the standard cover and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla and Phil Jimenez. And it doesn’t end there; this issue is also part of IDW’s celebrated Artist’s Edition Month with a variant by Stephen Mooney as well as a Blank Sketch variant.

“After the Death of Snake Eyes, I didn’t think Larry would come up with something that could top a story like that… but the more we talked about COBRA WORLD ORDER and the more details he gave me about COBRA’s momentous scheme, the more I saw this as a perfect event: something accessible to new readers that still pays off years of worldbuilding and storytelling in G.I. JOE: ARAH. Fans—new and old alike—are gonna be blown away!” said IDW editor, Carlos Guzman.

Full press release below.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Defense With The BoomStick


(disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. This is my story of survival.)

Year 6. Week 47.

No matter how long you've been out in the wilds of this zombie world, it never changes the fact that when you see something new and equally horrible as everything before it still just hurts your soul.

A day ago our three-boat team was floating offshore in this little inlet; the ones that allows rich people of old and their personal docks access to the ocean. Basically, we were sitting afloat to take a breather and check out all of the gear for any issues when this noise starts coming out of nowhere. All of us start looking around for where the noise was coming from thinking it was a zombie horde or something worse coming.

What it was though was a group of survivors running for their lives from zombies. Scanning the shoreline on both sides of the inlet, we couldn’t find where they were exactly. Our three boats spread out and started puttering slowly toward the shores to find them and hopefully rescue them if we could. After a few minutes is when the group was spotted tearing through one of the large backyards towards a dock and all three of our boats where about four minutes away from that spot.

Review - Gravedigger #1 (@ActionLabDanger)


"I've been framed. Like Elvis on black velvet."

Having a fling with the boss' daughter is one thing. Having a fling with a mob boss' daughter is an entirely different thing that will likely end with your life at risk. That doesn't stop Gravedigger McCrae in Gravedigger #1 from Action Lab Entertainment Danger Zone. The issue is written by Christopher Mills and illustrated by Rick Burchett.

Trancers Comes to Action Lab Danger Zone


Add another comic adaptation of a classic film series from Full Moon Entertainment to the Action Lab: Danger Zone repertoire. Trancers by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti is the latest feather in the publisher's cap. Trancers is the story of decorated Police Trooper Jack Deth. A cop from the far flung future of the year 2247, Jack must travel back to 1985 Los Angles on a one-way mission to capture a fugitive with the power to transform ordinary people into psychotic killing machines.

With Trancers, Gray and Palmiotti break ground on the Full Moon Presents line of comics, featuring an all-star creator line-up including Tim Seeley, Brockton McKinney, Dan Mendoza and Puppet Master-mind Shawn Gabborin. The first issue will feature a variant cover by Amanda Conner. Full Moon Presents: Trancers #1 is scheduled for an October 2015 release.

Full press release below.

Celebrate 10 Years of Mouse Guard


David Peterson's Mouse Guard series has remained a great series that's garnered a lot of praise and acclaim. Believe it or not, the series is celebrating 10 years in 2015 and Archaia plans to celebrate with the release of The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015. Since its debut in 2005, Mouse Guard has been a New York Times bestseller, won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards and has become an influential staple of the comics industry with a wide-reaching fanbase. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the series’ debut issue, The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 is a celebration of the beautiful world, memorable characters and intensive artistic process of David Petersen’s cherished series.

This prestige, coffee table hardcover features never-before-seen sketches, 100 oversized pages of full-color artwork and commentary from Stan Sakai, Karl Kerschl, Katie Cook, and others, as well as pin-ups by Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, and other collaborators and colleagues. The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 arrives in comic shops on August 12th and in book stores August 18th, with a cover by Petersen for the price of $59.99 under Diamond Order Code MAY151087. The hardcover is 12” x 12” and contains 368 full-color pages. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 20th.

Full press release below.

Romark Entertainment Snatches rights to Herald


There's a small corner in history where H.P. Lovecraft and Nikola Tesla are friends. It's a very small corner indeed, but one that's highlighted in Herald, written by John Reilly and illustrated by Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks. Now, the book is getting the screen treatment, as Romark has gained the rights to develop the property for the screen. Romark’s Rock Shaink and Markerstone’s Mark Lawyer will produce the project, with Joseph New set to oversee for Romark.

The Action Lab Entertainment property tells the story of Nikola Tesla, whose experiments with time travel thrust him ahead in time to the early 1900s, where he must team up with a young H.P. Lovecraft as part of a secretive group combating humanity's greatest threat, the Cthulu Order. Two sides of the same coin, this contentious pair must navigate a dangerous and forbidden world of frightful secrets, cosmic nightmares, and unspeakable horrors in a quest to save the world. The series, which will interweave the worlds of science and magic, also features appearances by iconic characters such as Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart and Harry Houdini.

Full press release below.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review - Godzilla in Hell #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"Abandon all hope ye who enter here."

When Godzilla isn't fighting against the latest beast to rise from a centuries-long slumber in defense of the planet, he likes to relax. Find time to paint maybe. Discover himself. Even those tasks require his full commitment though, as Godzilla in Hell #1 from IDW Publishing demonstrates. The issue is written and illustrated James Stokoe.

Dark Horse Comics Debuts Hellboy and Usagi Yojimbo Emoji Keyboards


Swyft Media is working on the "emojification" of brand marketing. Dark Horse Comics is working on publishing great comics with lasting characters. Put the two together and you get a multitude of digital stickers, photo filters and phone themes with characters from the Hellboy, Itty Bitty Hellboy, and Usagi Yojimbo comics across various apps and marketplaces, including BBM, Photofy, PicsArt, CocoPPa and Xbox Live Marketplace. Additionally the company has launched three standalone branded Swyft emoji keyboards in the Apple® iTunes® App Store for iOS and the Google™ Play Store for Android. Now, anyone can share their favorite Dark Horse Comics characters across a wide variety of mobile-messaging and social-media applications.

“We are excited to be working with Swyft Media to bring iconic Dark Horse characters to Xbox and mobile devices everywhere. These products present a whole new way for fans to support and engage with their favorite Dark Horse characters, and we have high expectations for the program. Speaking personally as a superfan of both Usagi Yojimbo and Hellboy, I’m particularly thrilled that they are the first two brands to be launched,” said Dark Horse’s director of digital publishing, Mark Bernardi.

Dark Horse Comics emoji keyboards by Swyft Media are designed to work on any iOS or Android device and are compatible with virtually any mobile-messaging app or social network, including Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Viber, LINE, Skype, WhatsApp and more, giving mobile users the ability to send fun stickers and emoji of their favorite characters from Hellboy, Itty Bitty Hellboy, and Usagi Yojimbo to their friends and family. With the Swyft Media emoji keyboards and digital sticker packs, Dark Horse Comics fans can customize their Xbox Live avatars with T-shirts, costumes, and accessories from the Hellboy comics, personalize their smartphone’s home-screen wallpaper and icons with their favorite characters from the Itty Bitty Hellboy universe using the CocoPPa app for Android, and enhance their photos with filters and clip art of their favorite Dark Horse Comics characters on the Photofy and PicsArt apps. BBM users can also download Dark Horse Comics sticker packs to send stickers and emoji from Hellboy, Itty Bitty Hellboy, and Usagi Yojimbo to their friends and contacts.

“Dark Horse Comics is home to some truly remarkable heroes, with an extremely dedicated fan base, and younger consumers love being able to access and share their favorite characters with their friends,” said Evan Wray, cofounder and general manager of Swyft Media. “Swyft Media’s network offers the opportunity to reach millions of consumers across the world, providing them with fun, engaging, and personalized content to share with their friends. Brands love this approach because it allows them to create an emotional connection with consumers while helping to drive brand awareness, loyalty, and stickiness in the places young consumers spend a lot of their time today: social media and messaging apps.”

Full press release below.

Hero Initiative Announces Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Line-Up


The Hero Initiative makes a name for itself supporting comic creators in medical and financial need. They're bringing those philanthropic endeavors to the Baltimore Comic-Con in September with some great creators. This year, Hero Initiative is pleased to bring to Baltimore classic creators Bob Budiansky, Mike Grell and Marv Wolfman.

"We love the Hero Initiative," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Besides bringing spectacular, high-profile guests to Baltimore, they do amazing things for the comics creative community, and we can't emphasize enough the positive impact they have in people's lives."

Budiansky spent years working for Marvel Comics as a writer, penciller and editor. He is the writer responsible for the entire run of Marvel's Sleepwalker in the 1990s. He is also renowned for his contributions to the Transformers comics, where he created much of the original comics content, created some of the more popular characters in their continuity, and provided the "tech specs" that were packaged along with the Hasbro toys in the '80s. Grell began his storied career in comics working in comic strips, as an assistant on Brenda Starr. After moving to New York City in the 1970s, Grell took over art duties on DC Comics' Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. He later flexed his skills as a writer, creating The Warlord at DC, launched Batman Family and worked on Green Lantern/Green Arrow as well. Wolfman got his start on the fandom side of comics, writing for and editing fanzines in the 1960s. His professional career began at DC Comics, where he wrote a story for Blackhawk and would go on to contribute to titles like Teen Titans, Showcase and Weird Mystery Tales. Moving to Marvel Comics, he eventually ascended to the role of Editor-in-Chief, before stepping aside so he could concentrate on his writing. There, he had an extensive run on Tomb of Dracula, where he created Blade, the character that proved the viability of Marvel properties on the big screen.

Full press release below.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Review - Book of Death #1 (@ValiantComics)


"A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once."

It seems as if every publisher has a cadre of characters who are the upper echelon of that publisher's universe. And while the majority of the time they're on the same team, it's always exciting to mix things up every now and then by pitting them against one another. It's even more exciting when the stakes are alarmingly high, as they are in Book of Death #1 from Valiant Comics. The issue is written by Robert Venditti, illustrated by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, colored by David Baron and Brian Reber and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

2015 Harvey Award Nominees Announced


The Harvey Award Nominees have been announced for this year's presentation at Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art and will be presented September 26, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the show. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field, with final ballots available at www.harveyawards.com. Those who prefer paper ballots may e-mail harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 31, 2015 and full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot.

Full press release and nominations list below.

Red Anvil Comics Publishing The Monsterjunkies


Erik Shein's upcoming graphic novel The Monsterjunkies is poised to be a big deal. Why? Well, it's being published by Eagle Award nominee Red Anvil Comics. And it's going to explore the important themes of bullying, conservation and animal preservation in today's ever changing world through a most entertaining and innovative series of books. The Monsterjunkies was adapted from the original novel by Shein and Theresa A. Gates by Jay Fotos Studios, produced by James Costello and published by Red Anvil Comics.

Readers will travel to 1313 Road to Nowhere, to a small New England town called Foggy Point, where behind massive stone walls lies a secluded Gothic mansion. Home to a most usually family and their menagerie of protected, exotic and non-existing legendary creatures called the Monsterjunkies. This family, called strange by society, are continually confronted by harsh bullying simply because of their odd personal style and their unusual sounding name that evokes an imagined fear in their community. This fear allows distrust to flourish that can only bring about hurtful behavior upon the entire Monster Junkie Family. It will be available in October just in time for Halloween. As the adventure unfolds, teenagers Crow and Indigo, together with their parents Talon, an accomplished crypto zoologist and Pandora, an extraordinary slightly mystical botanist, learn to overcome the town's harassment. Eventually the Monsterjunkies throw open the gates to their home and private sanctuary. To everyone's surprise, once the secret is exposed, the fear disappears and acceptance of the family's unique individuality begins to grow.

The book is available for preorder with Diamond Order Code JUL151567 and ISBN: 978-0-9963872-0-0. Full press release below.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review - Partners


"I'm Detective Lombardo, and this is my partner Detective Vaveli.

Life as a detective is pretty hard, what with solving cases and all. What makes it more difficult is when said detectives get in bed with the criminals they're supposed to be investigating. When things go south, those detectives can't really blame anyone but themselves and in Partners, things really go go south. Fast. Partners is written by Glenn Møane, illustrated by Elias Martins and colored by Russell Vincent Yu.

Dark Horse Announces Fight Club 2 Scratch-and-Sniff Bookmark Contest


Scratch-and-sniff may be a relic of the past for some, but for others it can be used as part of a clever contest. Dark Horse Comics agrees, as they're setting up a scratch-and-sniff bookmark contest in support of Fight Club 2, written by Chuck Palahniuk, illustrated by Cameron Stewart and colored by Dave Stewart. Dark Horse Comics has provided 10,000 scratch-and-sniff bookmarks, numbered to correspond to a clue in the same-numbered Fight Club 2 issue, to select comic shops around the United States. Readers who correctly identify the scents on all five bookmarks are eligible to win the grand prize: every Fight Club 2 comic including variants, Fight Club 2 swag, an autographed collector’s edition of the Fight Club novel and the hardcover Fight Club 2 graphic novel (available June 2016). Ten additional winners will receive copies of the Fight Club 2 graphic novel and comics retailers chosen by winners will receive matching prizes.

Dark Horse will also be making a handful of bookmarks available to Diamond registered retailers who simply need to email Bookmark@DarkHorse.com with their name, store name and Diamond account number to be entered into the contest. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by Friday, July 17, 2015. For more details on the Dark Horse Comics Fight Club 2 scratch-and-sniff bookmark contest, to enter the contest, or to find a comics retailer who has been sent bookmarks by Dark Horse, please visit http://joinProjectMayhem.com/Contest/.

Full press release below.

Archie Meets Ramones


The Ramones as a group is legendary in music, bringing a reckless style and attitude to their music. Archie is legendary in comics, bringing an aw shucks sensibility and zany high school hijinks to his stories. The two are a perfect fit for one another right? Archie Comics tends to think so, as 2016 will see the two crossover in a new comic by Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg and Gisele.

"Having the band crossover with Archie seems perfect and completely insane at the same time," said ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES co-writer Alex Segura. "Fans can expect a fun, rockin' and heartfelt extra-sized adventure that will stand up there with some of the best Archie crossovers ever. Which is saying a lot!"

The team plans to mix the colorful cast of Riverdale with the Ramones in fun and exciting ways. Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics and The Ramones' 40th anniversary, the new comic follows in the tradition of Archie Comics crossovers like Archie Meets Kiss and Archie Meets Predator.

"Getting to draw Archie Meets Ramones has me fangirling in excitement," said artist Gisele. "I will draw with the energy and passion of a Ramone to ensure my beloved Riverdale gets a Rock 'N' Roll High School."

Full press release below.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Review - Critter #1 (@AspenComics)


"Nice to meet you Cassia...welcome to the universe!"

Farm life is boring for many. The daily responsibilities have a way of taking a toll on youths living that life, contending with growing up a social being in an environment that's not exactly the most social. Add to that superhero abilities and things are even more difficult, as they are for Cassia in Critter #1 from Aspen Comics. The issue is written by Tom Hutchison, illustrated by Fico Ossio and lettered by Kel Nuttall.

UDON Brings Back Monthly Street Fighter Series


Like an opponent counter your move with a combo breaker, UDON is poised with a big surprise: they're bringing the Street Fighter universe to comic books in a new monthly series called Street Fighter Unlimited. The series will be helmed by Ken Siu-chong and penciled by Joe Ng and Edwin Huang (in four-issue story arcs) and will combine fighters from all eras of Street Fighter’s nearly 30-year history in a Canon Spiking, Sonic Booming, Hadoken-throwing martial arts melee. Fan favorites Ryu, Chun-li, Guile, Ken, Alex, Cammy clash with not only the villainous Shadaloo organization, but also the invincible Gill and his cult-like Secret Society. It’s all leading up to a new Street Fighter Tournament featuring more World Warriors than ever before!

Also returning with the new monthly comics are UDON’s trademark 4-page bonus stories in every issue. These action-packed short stories will feature a rotating team of talented writers and artists such as Jim Zub, Adam Warren, Chris Sarracini, Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, Omar Dogan and more. As Capcom nears the release of the Playstation 4 exclusive Street Fighter V in 2016, fans can expect even more new Street Fighter comics to be announced.

Street Fighter Unlimited #1 arrives in December 2015, and the series continues monthly through 2016. Full press release below.

Who Is Vampironica


Good money is on her having something to do with Archie in the Afterlife.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Defense With The BoomStick


(disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. This is my story of survival.)

Year 6. Week 46.

Currently our team is floating offshore of Port Canaveral.

We have about three boats of varying sizes sitting out here because the shoreline is a bit too hot to be on with the amount of zombies roaming about. Even getting back to the boats and far enough out before all of us were in the loving arms and mouths of zombies was a close call.

At first everything was going smoothly. One of the boats stayed out a bit on the port to keep an eye on the shoreline while the other two boats went into the docks. There were a few other boats still moored there giving us some spots to search for supplies before heading in further to the buildings. Going over those boats didn’t take long and we did find a good bit of fishing supplies and other gear on a few of the boats that was transferred over to our boats. Then things went south.

It’s all in a day’s work running for your life from zombies; honestly a day isn’t interesting if we aren’t chased.