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Dont Use Real Phone Numbers In Your Comics &#8211 The Jim Shooter Files

Don't Use Real Phone Numbers In Your Comics – The Jim Shooter Files

We could be sued by the owner of the phone number.... Here's the comic in question, by Bill Mantlo and Gerry Conway.Classically, US TV shows use numbers with 555 in them - as no US number has that configuration, Weirdly, my own home phone number has those three digits together in a row, living as I[...]

Andrea Muttis Process Art for Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #1

Andrea Mutti's Process Art for Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #1

Last year Dynamite Entertainment put together a Kickstarter campaign to collect the Swords of the Swashbucklers series that was created by Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice The story followed spirited teenager Domino Blackthorne Drake, a normal girl.. until she stumbled upon an alien artifact, acquired uncanny power, and became a beacon for intergalactic trouble With[...]

Marc Guggenheim Joins The New On-Going Swords Of The Swashbucklers

Marc Guggenheim Joins The New On-Going Swords Of The Swashbucklers

This comes after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to collect the original stories by Bill Mantlo and Jackson 'Butch' Guice.Michael Mantlo, brother of Bill and spokesperson for the Mantlo family stated:"Earlier this year, a Kickstarter campaign was set up to fund the re-release of Bill Mantlo's & Butch Guice's The Swords of the Swashbucklers[...]

Swords Of Swashbuckler Campaign Moves To Indiegogo

Swords Of Swashbuckler Campaign Moves To Indiegogo

The Swords of the Swashbucklers kickstarter campaign was hugely successful for Dynamite and with over 800 backers, the campaign not only funded the collection of the original series by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice, but paid for a new Swords of the Swashbucklers project But with the campaigns conclusion, fans who did not get involved[...]


Greg Paks Run On The Incredible Hulk Was Dedicated To Bill Mantlo

Greg Pak's Run On The Incredible Hulk Was Dedicated To Bill Mantlo

This time we talk to Planet Hulk writer Greg Pak about the influences Bill Mantlo had on him as a comic fan and then as a writer The writer explains exactly how Mantlo's time on the Hulk shaped what we saw years later from Pak.If you haven't checked out the Swords of the Swashbuckler project,[...]


Could We See A New Swords Of The Swashbucklers Series

Could We See A New Swords Of The Swashbucklers Series?

We've been talking a lot about Bill Mantlo lately with Rocket Raccoon appearing in his second film and Cloak & Dagger getting a trailer There's also been the talk about Swords of the Swashbucklers as Dynamite runs a kickstarter project to collect the series Mantlo did with Jackson Guice The project soared past the initial[...]

Rom Spaceknight Co-Writer Chris Ryall On The Influence Of Bill Mantlo

Rom, Spaceknight Co-Writer Chris Ryall On The Influence Of Bill Mantlo

Bill Mantlo has a thriving legacy in comics and a lot of things are going on right now from it A new Cloak & Dagger TV series is in the works, Rocket Raccoon is making his second film appearance starting Friday in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Rom: Spaceknight is doing well over with[...]

Bill Mantlo &#8211 Through His Brothers Eyes

Bill Mantlo – Through His Brother's Eyes

Last week we ran the story about a new kickstarter to published a remastered edition of the Swords of the Swashbucklers by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice I followed it up with an article about the tragic life that Mantlo has lived since creating characters like Cloak & Dagger, Rocket Raccoon and so many more[...]


Bill Mantlo &#038 Jackson Guices Swords Of The Swashbuckler To Be Collected

Bill Mantlo & Jackson Guice's Swords Of The Swashbuckler To Be Collected

Dynamite Entertainment, Butch Guice, and the family of Bill Mantlo launched a Kickstarter campaign to created a remastered collection of the Swords of the Swashbucklers comic series, a creator-owned pirate adventure published by Marvel from 1984 to 1987 Mantlo was the co-creator of Rocket Raccoon, one of the breakout stars of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies[...]

Bill Mantlos Birthday Gift From The Comic Book Community

Bill Mantlo's Birthday Gift From The Comic Book Community

 Bill Mantlo was a longtime comic book writer who, at his time at the publisher, co-created the character Rocket Raccoon In 1992 he was the victim of a hit and run driver, and suffered brain injury as a result He needs constant hospital care, and there have been a number of fundraising runs to help his circumstances.Well[...]


One Hour Left For The Bill Mantlo Rocket Raccoon Support Fund eBay Auctions

One Hour Left For The Bill Mantlo Rocket Raccoon Support Fund eBay Auctions

There is one hour left to bid on the Rocket Raccoon and related original artwork from a variety of cool artists to raise money toward the Bill Mantlo Support Fund See them all by clicking here, but first, a few to wet your appetite....Mike Henderson...Tradd Moore... Rafael Alberquerque  Declan Shalvey Christian Ward Jenny FrissonDive in folks, some of the[...]


Four Color Roots Part 5: A Misspent Youth At Early 90s Comic Cons

Four Color Roots Part 5: A Misspent Youth At Early '90s Comic Cons

I steered clear of New Gods issues due to their possible blasphemous content and parental censure, but was drawn to Detective Comics from the early ‘80s, often featuring Green Arrow backup stories, Bill Mantlo’s Hulk, and the aforementioned Marvel Saga, Secret Wars, and assorted other odds-and-ends titles, like Sgt Rock, or any squarebound, glossy title,[...]


Talking To Michael Mantlo About Bill Marvel And Rocket Raccoon

Talking To Michael Mantlo About Bill, Marvel And Rocket Raccoon

Bill Mantlo, the co-creator of Rocket Raccoon, was the victim of a hit and run a number of years ago and was left with severe brain damage and in need of constant care.In recent days, Greg Pak has announced a number of fundraising projects to help pay towards the healthcare costs of Bill Mantlo, and many creators[...]

If You Love Rocket Raccoon Help The Man Who Created Him

If You Love Rocket Raccoon, Help The Man Who Created Him

And spare a thought of the writer who co-created him, Bill Mantlo.Greg Pak posted a reminder of Mantlo's condition - and what you can do to help. Tragically, as LifeHealthPro’s Bill Coffin documented in a tremendously moving article a few years ago, Mantlo was struck by a hit-and-run driver in 1992 and suffered traumatic brain injury.If you love[...]