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E-Ratic: AWA Studios Unveils Variant Covers for Kaare Andrews Series

E-Ratic: AWA Studios Unveils Variant Covers for Kaare Andrews Series

AWA Studios' Upshot Studios releases E-Ratic #1 on December 2nd, and today, they revealed a preview of the book's variant covers. The official synopsis reads: "You're fifteen years old. You're suddenly granted incredible powers. Cool, right? There's only one problem: you can only use your powers for ten minutes at a time. What do you do when […]

Concrete Jungle #1 Review: A Harsh Comic With Attitude &#038 Style

Concrete Jungle #1 Review: A Harsh Comic With Attitude & Style

Concrete Jungle by writer Sheldon Allen and artist Karl Mostert is out now from Scout Comics. You're not going to believe what happens in this issue, so let's dive right in. If a writer sent me this comic to read before it came out, I think I'd have to warn them: "You might get crucified for this one." Concrete […]

Liana Kanga Brings Fast Food Crime Comic TRVE KVLT to Kickstarter

Liana Kanga Brings Fast Food Crime Comic TRVE KVLT to Kickstarter

Liana Kangas, artist/co-creator of She Said Destroy, the Joe Corallo-penned sci-fi/fantasy that made for one of Vault Comics' strongest ever debuts, has brought a new title to Kickstarter. Pitched as a "heavy metal fast food crime" comic that touches on the satanic panic, loneliness, and apathy, TRVE KVLT is entering its final week on the crowdfunding website that is […]

Conspiracy: Planet X Review: Compelling Horror from Zenescope

Conspiracy: Planet X Review: Compelling Horror from Zenescope

Conspiracy: Planet X continues Zenescope's comic anthology of sci-fi horror, but there may be more tying these stories together than what initially seemed. Up until now, Conspiracy has been structured like some of Zenescope Entertainment's previous anthology series, such as Grimm Tales of Terror and early issues of Grimm Fairy Tales before it became a superhero epic. […]

AJ Lieberman Speaks on Graveyard Wars from Ablaze

AJ Lieberman Speaks on Graveyard Wars from Ablaze

Graveyard Wars, created and written by AJ Lieberman and drawn/colored by Drew Sebastian Kwan, kicked off a new series of graphic novels this September at ABLAZE. The series is set for an adaptation by John Wick director Chad Stahelski. Today, AJ Lieberman, known for Image Comics' Cowboy Ninja Viking, joins Bleeding Cool for a quick chat about what went […]

Ron Randall Brings Trekker: Hunters Moon to Kickstarter

Ron Randall Brings Trekker: Hunter's Moon to Kickstarter

Ron Randall is a veteran of the comics craft. He has been publishing as an artist and writer since 1980, working on titles ranging from Sgt. Rock with Joe Kubert to the iconic Alan Moore Swamp Thing run. Randall is perhaps best known for creating the character Mercy St. Clair, the bounty hunter that stars in his long-running series Trekker. Debuting in […]

Scout Comics Inks Distribution Deal with Simon &#038 Schuster

Scout Comics Inks Distribution Deal with Simon & Schuster

It seems like every day a new comics creator, often a veteran of the craft, takes to social media with lofty ideas of how to fix the industry's readership problem. Often, the focus of their ideas are bookstores and how to get people who don't frequent comic shops to read comics. Scout Comics has attempted […]

ArkWorld #1 Sells Out As Devils Due Comics Preps ArkWorld #2

ArkWorld #1 Sells Out As Devil's Due Comics Preps ArkWorld #2

Devil's Due Comics has recently announced that they will be releasing some titles in "a new prestige format" of 48-pages. This includes the upcoming Mercy Sparx #14, which continues the company's flagship title about a devil girl hunting rogue angels, as well as creator Josh Blaylock's new title, ArkWorld. ArkWorld, which, as Bleeding Cool previously reported, is said […]

Fanbase Press Hosts Hannibal Tabu in Engaging With Comics Press

Fanbase Press Hosts Hannibal Tabu in "Engaging With Comics Press"

This Sunday at 1 PM Pacific time, award-winning journalist, writer, and online gadfly Hannibal Tabu be the guest of the Eisner-nominated publisher Fanbase Press for their Creator Forum series. Tabu will give an hour-long presentation on "Engaging With Comics Press." Fanbase Press wrote that "attendees will follow along as Tabu shares his experience and knowledge […]

Cult of Ikarus A Coming-of-Age Dark Fantasy Launches at Scout

Cult of Ikarus, A Coming-of-Age Dark Fantasy, Launches at Scout

2020 saw Scout Comics expand their roster by naming Charlie Stickney as Co-Publisher on the heels of the success of his comic White Ash, as well as rolling out a slew of interesting and dynamic new series with the sci-fi thriller Concrete Jungle, the fantasy revenge series By the Horns, and another volume of Metalshark Bro, the funniest comic […]

Timepiece Press &#8211 Independent Comics in the Time of COVID

Timepiece Press – Independent Comics in the Time of COVID

Timepiece Press may be one of the newest distributors to enter the comic book scene, surprisingly established this year just out of Cleveland, Ohio. Their internet presence is still in its budding stages, with only seven Instagram posts, seventeen likes on Facebook, and a very tenacious cat for an intern named Indy. In the midst […]

New Girl Genius Graphic Novel Tops $75000 in One Day

New Girl Genius Graphic Novel Tops $75,000 in One Day

Girl Genius is more successful than nearly any creator-owned comics being published today. The creative team of Phil Foglio & Kaja Foglio, who make up Studio Foglio, have been funding the print runs of their webcomic on Kickstarter for years now, and their success has only increased as more volumes are added to the series. […]

YouTubers/Comics Artists Husband &#038 Husband Return With Fairy Boy

YouTubers/Comics Artists Husband & Husband Return With Fairy Boy

Jonathan Ferrara and Aaron Ferrara, the couple known on YouTube as Husband & Husband who publish a webcomic of the same name, have returned to comics with another installment of their webcomic-turned-graphic-novel, Fairy Boy. The pair run a popular YouTube channel where their almost 200,000 subscribers follow their daily lives and love story through weekly vlogs. […]

Sheldon Allen Pens a Love Letter to Miami in Concrete Jungle at Scout

Sheldon Allen Pens a Love Letter to Miami in Concrete Jungle at Scout

Scout Comics has spotlighted their upcoming title Concrete Jungle, slated for an October shelf date, with their latest press release. The series, which reimagines Miami in the mid-1980s as a city ruled by crime as well as robots, aliens, and mutants. Concrete Jungle pairs Spider-Man Unlimited writer Sheldon Allen with DCeased: Unkillables artist Karl Mostert, along with colorist Warnia Sahadewa and […]

A New Wave of Indie Creators Is Upending Mainstream Comics

A New Wave of Indie Creators Is Upending Mainstream Comics

It makes sense, of course, because surviving off of indie comics can be a difficult task, and the Big Two can pay page rates that indie companies could never hope to scratch However, the mainstream comics industry is not the end-all-be-all of success in this field In fact, some of the biggest success stories in[...]

Publisher Bad Idea Has Been Twitter Hacked By Rogue A.I.

Publisher Bad Idea Has Been Twitter Hacked By Rogue A.I.

In what appears to be an effort to defeat Archie Comics in a battle for which comics publisher will have the strangest (perhaps, most @Wendys-esque) account in the rusty torture chamber known as Comics Twitter, new publisher Bad Idea used the social media platform to roll out what appears to be a narrative marketing plan […]

Unicorn-Hunting Revenge Thriller By the Horns Coming from Scout

Unicorn-Hunting Revenge Thriller, By the Horns, Coming from Scout

Scout Comics, fresh off the release of the second volume of the excellent Metalshark Bro, have officially doubled down on their effort to conquer the market of strangest concepts in comics. As if refusing that SDCC is over, the company kicked off the first day of the post-Con week with a new announcement: By the Horns, […]

Whatever Happened to the Long-Running Indie Comic Book Series

Whatever Happened to the Long-Running Indie Comic Book Series?

There are four series -- three, in the grand scheme of things, recent series -- that may not have been greenlit today, that represent, to me, the importance of long-running indie comics.[caption id="attachment_1234518" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Morning Glories #50 cover Credit: Image Comics.[/caption] Morning Glories Long before he became a Marvel mainstay known for The Amazing Spider-Man and a[...]

Yasmeen #1 Review: Is There Peace for a Teenager Fleeing From ISIS

Yasmeen #1 Review: Is There Peace for a Teenager Fleeing From ISIS?

Yasmeen billed as the epic story of a teenager on the run from ISIS, is out from Scout Comics this week. Written by Saif A. Ahmed and Fabiana Mascolo, the unique indie series sets out with a unique concept and artwork that evokes the feel of autobiographical cartoonists. It's an outlier in both story and presentation among […]

Crema Comes to ComiXology from Johnnie Christmas and Dante Luiz

Crema Comes to ComiXology from Johnnie Christmas and Dante Luiz

There's nothing like a haunted love story. Take the one thing people fear the most, death, and pair it with the one thing we need the most, love, and you have a powerful backdrop for a story. Crema, a forthcoming original graphic novel from ComiXology Originals, is such a tale. #1 New York Times bestselling writer […]