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Alterna Comics founder has an interesting comic care tip for collectors

As the founder of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti loves his comic book collection. And as part of his retailer buyback program, he often receives books shipped back to him from comic shops, some of which have some slight folds, creases, or dings. Did you know that you can literary iron out wrinkles in paper using a household iron and board?

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Peter Simeti posts update on Swatting incident; announces changes to Alterna Comics’ livestreams

On Friday night, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti posted a short video featuring updates on his unfortunate Swatting experience earlier in the week. Simeti noted that the investigation was ongoing, and as a result, the livestream during which the Swatting took place is still set to private so that it could be reviewed as evidence. Simeti also asked that those

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti asks for calm after being Swatted on livestream

During a YouTube livestream on Wednesday night (now set to private), Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti’s home was raided by police. According to Simeti, someone impersonating him called the police, gave them Simeti’s address, and claimed to have “stabbed my girlfriend and that I was suicidal.” Nobody was physically harmed, and Simeti noted that the police realized very quickly that

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Issue 1 of “Blood Realm” becomes first Alterna comic to receive third printing

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti revealed on the Alterna YouTube channel that issue one of Blood Realm would be the very first Alterna book to receive a third printing. You can watch Simeti’s full remarks below.   Written and illustrated by Robert Geronimo, Blood Realm is a three-part fantasy/horror mini-series that has become a breakout hit for the

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Alterna Comics launches Christmas charity drive supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children

Earlier this week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced AlternaMas, a new Christmas-themed event benefiting kids who could use a bit of escapism. Starting Sunday, 2 December, for every comic purchased through the online Alterna Comics store, Alterna will donate an all-ages comic to the Shriners Hospital for Children. You can watch Simeti’s full announcement in the video below.  

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The second printing of Alterna’s “It Came Out on a Wednesday” will only cost $1.50, but there’s a catch

Last week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced on the Alterna YouTube channel that the first issue of horror/sci-fi anthology book would indeed be getting a second printing, and that the new cover price would be only $1.50, down from the first printing’s price of $2.00. So what’s the catch? The second printing of It Came Out on a Wednesday

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AlternaWeen has arrived at The Splintering! Unboxing our Halloween goodies from Alterna Comics

I recently received my AlternaWeen comics bundle from Alterna Comics, and decided to try my hand at an unboxing video of the package by posting it to YouTube.*   The purpose of the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign was to raise money allowing Alterna Comics to expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna would be able to

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Happy AlternaWeen! Alterna Comics celebrates a successful Indiegogo campaign

The AlternaWeen crowdfunding campaign came to an end overnight, closing at 208% of the original goal for a total of over $16 thousand.* The purpose of the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign was to raise money allowing Alterna Comics to expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna would be able to send to new retailers. While backers

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All of Alterna Comics’ announcements at NYCC

While New York Comic Con has become more focused on movie news and certain companies promoting themselves as a “lifestyle brand”, there are the select few companies who still attend NYCC to celebrate and promote actual comic books. One such company is indie publisher Alterna Comics, who made several announcements during the NYCC festivities. Not only did they confirm a

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Film adaptation of Alterna Comics’ “The Chair” now available on Amazon Prime

As of 5 October, the film adaptation of The Chair is available to stream via Amazon Prime. Based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, The Chair stars Bill Oberts Jr., Noah Hathaway, and the late Roddy Piper in his final film performance. Terror Films adapted the graphic novel to the screen with Chad Ferrin in the director’s -er-

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Alterna Comics’ “AlternaWeen” campaign fully funded, charity stretch goals added

Last week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a Halloween-themed crowdfunding campaign known as AlternWeen.* Designed as a fundraiser to help Alterna expand its distribution channels to new retailers, AlternaWeen offers backers a girthy stack of Alterna comics at a steep discount intended to be given away as Halloween treats. The AlternaWeen campaign quickly met its initial funding goal of

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Alterna founder Peter Simeti officially launches “Alternaween” Indiegogo campaign

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched the Alternaween crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.* Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 50 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics themselves come in two types of bundles, either an “all-ages” bundle made up of 50 “all ages” and “teen” books, and a horror

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti reveals more “Alternaween” details

This week, Alterna founder Peter Simeti took to YouTube to reveal more details on the upcoming Alternaween crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will launch in the next week or so exclusively on Indiegogo (not Kickstarter, as previously teased). Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 25 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics

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First look at Alterna’s “Midnight Mystery”

Previews World has given us a nice sneak peek at the upcoming suspense/horror series Midnight Mystery by writer/artist Bernie Gonzalez. Described as a mix of The X-Files, Supernatural, and film noir films, Midnight Mystery follows the adventures of detective Ezekiel King who has been hired to find the missing son of a deceased horror host. In the trailer below, the

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Peter Simeti announces Halloween crowdfunding project during “State of Alterna Address”

This week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti delivered a very emotional State of Alterna Address in which he addressed a litany of personal attacks made against him, responded to criticism of his company’s consumer-centric social media policies, and adamantly denied that firing a contracted letterer for violating those policies. The news wasn’t all driven by drama, however. Simeti also announced

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Comic store owner “Perch” reflects on the industry’s February sales numbers

A lot of folks like to make hay out of comic book sales numbers every time new information is released. One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below

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Ikari Press founder Antonio Brice hit with mass flagging on YouTube – over 250 videos struck down in a single day

YouTube has flagged virtually all of the content on the Ikari Press channel. Ikari Press founder and Brand creator started receiving flagging notices late last night, and there are now at least 253 videos have been deemed to be “innappropriate content”. Given the high volume and rapid succession of the complaints, it stands to reason that this was an intentional

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Yosh! “Samurai and Dinosaurs” returns to Indiegogo

After coming up short the first time around, the team behind Samurai and Dinosaurs relaunched the project on Indiegogo last week. Described as an homage to the work of legendary filmmakers Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) and Ray Harryhausen (Clash Of The Titans), Samurai and Dinosaurs is a 110-page action/fantasy graphic novel written by Michael Murphy and illustrated by Sergio Calvet.

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All 4 issues of “Tinseltown” mini-series to be reprinted

Alterna Comics has announced that the entire 4-issue mini-series will be going back to print. That means a second print for issues two, three and four, and an impressive third print for issue one, as the first issue of Blood Realm is the only Alterna comic to previously receive a third printing. Tinseltown is written by David Lucarelli and illustrated

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“Cyko KO!” creator Rob Feldman teases new comic “Dr. Shroud”

Earlier this week, comic book writer/artist Rob Feldman (Cyko KO!) took to social media to tease a potential upcoming project, Dr. Shroud. This book would be a bit of a departure from Feldman’s work on Cyko KO!, which was a family-friendly, fourth-wall breaking superhero miniseries published by Alterna Comics. According to Feldman, Dr. Shroud would feature more mature themes and

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“Blood Realm” & “Midnight Mystery” getting second printings

Independent publisher Alterna Comics recently announced that both Midnight Mystery #1 and Blood Realm #3 would be receiving a second print run. With this announcement, all issues of the three-issue miniseries Blood Realm will have received a second printing. A dark fantasy tale that reads a bit like modern myth, Blood Realm has been quite a successful title for Alterna,

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“Trespasser” graphic novel optioned for a feature film

On Friday, Deadline reported that Endeavor Content and veteran Hollywood writer Jason Fuchs have acquired the rights to Trespasser, the 2017 graphic novel written by Justin M. Ryan and illustrated by Kristian Rossi. Fuchs (any relation to Fred?) will produce with script written by Gabe Hobson, (True Detective). Fuchs himself is no stranger to adapting comics to the big screen,

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Shirrako’s YouTube channel banned, restored after Vice attacks his “Red Dead Redemption 2” video

On Wednesday, prominent gaming YouTuber “Shirrako” had his channel completely shut down after posting a video clip of Red Dead Redemption 2 depicting the protagonist punching, incapacitating and ultimately killing a non-playable background character in the game. These types of gameplay interactions should be no surprise to those familiar with Red Dead Redemption 2 – and most other games by

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2B from “NieR: Automata” joins the roster of “Soulcalibur VI”

Bandai Namco has unveiled the next DLC fighter coming to Soulcalibur VI, and it’s safe to say that a lot of people are going to be happy. 2B from Square Enix’s hit action/adventure game NieR: Automata is joining the fight, complete with an alternate costume resembling Kainé from NieR Gestalt (simply titled NieR in some regions). You can watch 2B’s

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Miss X joins the cast of “SNK Heroines Tag Team Tournament” (Shh! It’s really Iori…)

SNK has revealed the next DLC fighter coming to SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, and once again, they’re bending the gender rules by adding “Miss X”, who is really longtime King of Fighters regular, Iori disguised in cross-dressing form. You can watch the Miss X reveal trailer below. Miss X first appeared as an alter ego for Iori in SNK Gals’

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“The World Ends with You: Final Remix” coming to Nintendo Switch in October

On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that The World Ends with You: Final Remix is scheduled for release on October 12 for the Nintendo Switch. The World Ends with You was first released for the Nintendo DS in 2007 where it didn’t achieve great sales success, but it was critically well-received and managed to develop a dedicated fan base. This updated Final

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Sexy Thriller “Blue Mamba” Kickstarter cancelled, relaunched on Indiegogo; fully funded in hours

This weekend, the Kickstarter campaign independent comic Blue Mamba was cancelled by the project’s creator, Jim Healis. However, the project was resurrected almost immediately on Indiegogo, with updated backer tiers and funding goals. The project quickly found its audience and was successfully funded in less than 10 hours. Healis announced his plans to move the project to Indiegogo on Sunday

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