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Brandon Flynn Asks Readers to Reclaim Zandara

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Brandon Flynn launched a crowdfunding campaign for Reclaiming Zandara, a 100+ page graphic novel with artwork inspired by Japanese manga. Official information on the project is a bit thin, but here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Reclaiming Zandara Indiegogo campaign page: Judgement day has come. Humanity has been captured by aliens.

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Ikari Press launches supernatural fantasy comic “Brand: Way of the Gun” on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator and Ikari Press founder Antonio Brice launched a crowdfunding campaign for Brand: Way of the Gun, the direct sequel to 2018’s supernatural fantasy comic book Brand (and by “2018’s”, I mean crowdfunded in 2018, the book hasn’t been delivered to backers just yet). Artist Caanan White is back as the book’s illustrator, and

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Supernatural comic “Brand” coming soon to backers, “Way of the Gun” launching on Indiegogo next week

In a recent backer update, Brand creator Antonio Brice announced that he has indeed received the final books from the printer, and fulfillment will commence in March once a few of the extra backer perks are firmly in-hand. The bigger news, however, is that Brice and the rest of the Brand creative team is prepped to launch a crowdfunding campaign

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The in-demand store for sci-fi graphic novel “Brand” closes on 2 December; cover revealed

In a recent backer update, independent comic book creator Antonio Brice announced that the Indiegogo in-demand store for Brand will close on 2 December, so you have just less than a month to save your nickels and dimes if you want to buy into the book.* If you’re still on the fence, Brice sweetened the pitch by finally revealing the

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Antonio Brice’s “Brand” Indiegogo campaign crosses the $40k on final day

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for Antonio Brice’s new comic project Brand came to an end, raising nearly 300% of its original goal for a total of over $40 thousand. By passing the $40 thousand mark, the Brand campaign unlocked all of its stretch goals, including a trading card, sticker, bookmark, and a variant cover featuring the sexy Dawn Craven

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Crowdfunding campaign for sci-fi comic “Brand” fully funded with 2 weeks to go

On Wednesday, the crowdfunding campaign for Brand achieved its funding goal of $15 thousand via Indiegogo. That particular total also unlocked the stretch goal for a Dark Santana trading card. Huzzah! Brand is a 48-page science fiction graphic novel written by Antonio Brice and featuring illustrations by Caanan White (Über). This is the first comic book project ever produced by

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Ikari Press launches sci-fi comic project “Brand” on Indiegogo

This weekend, Ikari Press launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new comic project titled Brand on Indiegogo. Brand is a 48-page science fiction graphic novel written by Antonio Brice and featuring illustrations by Caanan White (Über). Project creator Brice notes that Brand is definitely for mature readers only. Here’s a summary of the plot taken from the Brand Indiegogo page:

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E3 Recap: 5 brand new IPs we’re looking forward to playing (besides Cyberpunk 2077)

Like every E3, we were wowed and bombarded by a steady stream of refreshes and updates to gaming properties we all know and love. But while these forays into the familiar may get most of the press, developers at E3 2018 still had several interesting new IPs to show off. Below, we’ve featured five of our favorite new IPs from

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Crowdfunding Review: “Sovereign Wolf” (D.O.A. Comics)

Arriving at my doorstep yesterday was D.O.A. Comics’ Sovereign Wolf.* I was excited to get it and read it immediately. For my review, the categories I’ll be adjudicating will be the following: Book Content and Quality Communication and Fulfillment Packaging and Shipping Stretch Goals and Bonuses This is Eddie Winkler’s first solo crowdfunding project, and Sovereign Wolf raised over $26,000

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Tactical RPG “Empire of Angels IV” Coming to Consoles in June

Eastasiasoft recently announced that tactical RPG Empire of Angels IV will be coming later this June for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Despite its roots reaching back to 1993, this will be the first time that the Empire of Angels series will be available on home consoles. Developed by Softstar and inspired by Norse mythology, Empire of Angels IV

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Crowdfunding Review: “Starblades” (Kyle Ritter, ALL CAPS Comics)

As a new contributor to The Splintering, my first order of business is to thank them for giving me the opportunity to review the greatest entertainment medium in my opinion, comic books. I’ve collected comics for over 47 years and I’ve published comics for 6 years. It’s a long-time passion of mine (some might say obsession, and I can’t dispute

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Under the Radar: “Dark Horse Presents” #1 – The First Appearance of Concrete (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome to a special Monochrome May edition of Under the Radar, a segment where we spotlight comic books that don’t have the widespread attention of the comic book community that they should.  Today, we’ll be looking at the black and white comic book Dark Horse Presents #1, which not only launched the flagship anthology series from Dark Horse Comics, but

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Crowdfunding Review: “More Lethal” (King Toad Comics, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things chiaroscuro! Today we’ll be reviewing the crowdfunded action/sci-fi comic book More Lethal by King Toad Comics.  For those of you not familiar with the “crowdfunding review” format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Book Content and Quality Communication and Fulfillment Packaging and Shipping Stretch Goals

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Ethan Van Sciver’s ALL CAPS Comics to Publish “Jawbreakers 4”

On Friday, renowned comic book creator Ethan Van Sciver announced that his independent publishing house ALL CAPS Comics would be publishing future books by Richard C. Meyer, including the yet untitled Jawbreakers 4. Meyer and his own venture, Splatto Comics, currently have several books in the hopper awaiting fulfillment (including the third Jawbreakers book, Grand Bizarre). The ALL CAPS publishing

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“Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey” Coming in May

Game publisher Taito has announced that Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey will launch for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 on 20 May. Here’s what Taito president Tetsu Yamada had to say in the press release: “Virtual reality allows us to deliver a new approach to bubble-popping, allowing long-time fans and new players to experience Puzzle Bobble like never before and

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“The Last Night” Director Tim Soret Issues Strong Defense of Pepé Le Pew

One of the more enduring characters from the Looney Tunes cartoon series is Pepé Le Pew, the lovesick French skunk with a penchant for feline companionship. I’ve never personally been much of a fan, as I thought that Pepé Le Pew cartoons were sort of “girly” as a kid (In fact, he’s also my mother’s favorite Looney Tunes character). Even

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Zaid Comics’ “Magic Cop 2: White Lines” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Zaid Comics launched an Indiegogo campaign for Magic Cop 2: White Lines, the sequel to the original Magic Cop book that was similarly crowdfunded in 2019. Created by the Diaz brothers, Brandon and Phillip, Magic Cop 2 is a fantasy crime story featuring werewolves, witches, monsters and magic (duh), all set against a Miami Vice-esque backdrop. Here’s

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“Turok 2” Now on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version Receives Massive Multiplayer Update

Earlier this week, Nightdive Studios announced the immediate release of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on PS4. In addition, the Nintendo Switch version of Turok 2 received an update supporting online multiplayer via crossplay (though crossplay between the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be added later). Other updates to the Nintendo Switch version include a re-dubbed German localization, gyro

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Which “Street Fighter II” characters are least likely to survive their injuries?

Street Fighter II originally landed in arcades on 6 February 1991 (Yep, 30 years ago). To mark the occasion, let’s have some fun with one of the finer details of the game. Fans of Street Fighter II and other Japanese games may have noticed that a character’s blood type is often listed in their bio. There are some important cultural

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“Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2” Will “Subvert Expectations”, According to Game’s Producer

As part of an interview held at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC), Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase discussed their original vision for the project, as well as their plans for the upcoming sequel. During these talks, Kitase mentioned how he hoped to “deceive players in a positive way”, and that he intends for

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“Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World” Set for April Release in Japan; New Trailer Revealed

Game publisher G Choice and developer Studio Artdink have announced that Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World will launch for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC on 22 April in Japan. For western gamers, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is ambiguously scheduled to release in “early 2021” for the same platforms. If you can’t wait, the Japanese Switch release

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Risqué Dating Sim “HuniePop 2: Double Date” Coming to PC, Mac in February

After a substantial delay, developer HuniePot has announced that their puzzle/dating-sim mashup game HuniePop 2: Double Date is scheduled to release on 8 February for both PC and Mac. HuniePop 2 will be fully uncensored on platforms such as the Humble Bundle Store and Manga Gamer. However, HuniePot has confirmed that the game will be censored on Steam, not because

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Retro Review: “Home Alone” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things festive and frosty! The original Home Alone film hit theaters during the holiday season of 1990, making this year the anniversary of its release. We’ve already marked the occasion by reviewing the Home Alone video game for the original NES, but why not see how the Super Nintendo version stacks up? The

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Modus Reveals “Override 2: Super Mech League” Ultraman Gameplay Trailer

Modus Games has unveiled gameplay of guest character Ultraman in their 3D mecha brawler, Override 2: Super Mech League. The “Ultraman Deluxe Edition” will be available at launch, and can be pre-ordered with the Ultraman Season Pass, which includes Ultraman, Bemular, Black King, and Dan Moroboshi. The retail version of Override 2 will also include Ultraman cosmetic items. Developed by Modus

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Review: “Infinity – A Tale of the Inferno” (Caliber Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things deadly and demonic! Today, we’re going to take a look at Infinity – A Tale of the Inferno, a supernatural miniseries published by Caliber Comics in 2019.* Written by Chad Strohl and featuring art by Kamil Boettcher and Lukasz Marko, Infinity is a modern story set

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Review: “A Murder of Scarecrows” (Caliber Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things ghastly and ghoulish! Today we’re getting into the spirit of the season with A Murder of Scarecrows, an 80-page graphic novel first published by Caliber Comics in 2011. In the years before the American Revolution, the seeds of rebellion were being planted. Local colonists are becoming

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“Postal Redux” Coming to Switch in October

Running With Scissors recently announced that their gloriously violent classic Postal series is coming to the Nintendo Switch in the form of Postal Redux. Postal Redux is an HD remaster of the original twin-stick shooter. You can watch the Switch reveal trailer below, which is followed by the official breakdown of the game from the Nintendo eShop. POSTAL Redux is

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