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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 […]

Machine Girl Returns With New Series From Red 5 Comics This Fall

Machine Girl Returns With New Series From Red 5 Comics This Fall

Now in a race against time, Hannah tries to learn more about the creature in time to save it. FC · 32 page · $3.95 Available in NovemberButcher Queen: Planet of the Dead #2 Jim Ousley (w) · Ben Sawyer (a) The full scope of Edvin Ivanoff’s sinister plan is revealed, as Syd Kiowa and a mysterious inter-dimensional ally[...]

Stjepan Šejić Flexes On The Comics Industry Making Sunstone Free

Stjepan Šejić Flexes On The Comics Industry, Making Sunstone Free

In what can only be interpreted as a gigantic flex on the comics industry at large, Stjepan Šejić has released his hit romance/erotic comic Sunstone for free. The renegade comics creator took to social media, following the announcement of his departure from mainstream comics in favor of producing solely creator-owned content, to make this stunning offer […]

Riesbeck and Kramer Bring New Young Adult Graphic Novel to Iron Circus

Riesbeck and Kramer Bring New Young Adult Graphic Novel to Iron Circus

In recent years, the comics industry has begun to realize the extent to which young adult novels are working to help make the comics industry flourish at this transitional time. While working outside of what has long been considered the "mainstream" comics industry of Marvel and DC, creators like Noelle Stevenson and Raina Telgemeier have […]

Here Comes A New Challenger: BIC Distro Brings Black Comics To Retail

Here Comes A New Challenger: BIC Distro Brings Black Comics To Retail

I thought: "This is probably a good time for it."AO: Jason and I had been talking about my infomercial idea for a while, but when those retailers started reaching out, I knew it was time.BC: Infomercial idea?AO: Well, like I was saying, I had this idea for an Infomercial for Black indie comics[...]

Kickstart El Muerto the Aztec Zombie

Kickstart El Muerto, the Aztec Zombie

Javier Hernandez, El Muerto cartoonist, writes for Bleeding Cool: After years of thinking about it, I finally decided to do a Kickstarter for one of my comics. Thankfully, my anxiety over doing one of these evaporated with 24 hours from launching, as 40 backers took us past our initial funding goal! My name's Javier Hernandez, […]

TV Writer Geoffrey Thorne Makes Webcomics Move With Sist3rs

TV Writer Geoffrey Thorne Makes Webcomics Move With Sist3rs

'Geoffrey Thorne first caught the public imagination as a cast member of the television series In The Heat Of The Night alongside Caroll O'Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. After making a mark as an actor, he completely reinvented himself as a writer, cutting his teeth working through the ranks of Star Trek: The Next […]