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Chuck Dixon and It’s Alive! bring “Airboy” back after a 30-year absence

Over the weekend, It’s Alive! launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue number 51 of Airboy, an aviation-themed hero whose origins date back to the Golden Age of comics. Wait? Issue 51? Yes, indeedy. Writer Chuck Dixon wrote a 50-issue run in the 1980s which updated the Airboy character for contemporary audiences. This Indiegogo campaign will fund issue number 51, which

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Splatto Comics announces Jawbreakers spin-off “Devil Dog” penned by Chuck Dixon

Tuesday, Splatto Comics founder Richard Meyer announced via social media that long-time comic industry veteran Chuck Dixon has agreed to write a spinoff title in Splatto’s Jawbreakers universe based on the armored hero, Devil Dog. Splatto still has a couple of projects in the works, including Iron Sights and the record-breaking Jawbreakers: Lost Souls trade paperback, both directly financed via

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Mail Call! Unboxing Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” and “Nexus: Triplets”

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Impossible Stars and Nexus: Triplets from Splatto Comics. Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years in the future, and mankind has hit an extra-terrestrial snag in our plans to begin interstellar travel. The bonus

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Small Packages – Good Things? Meet “Mini-Comic Bundles” (Interview, Monochrome May Special)

In late 2020, independent comic book creators Aaron Guzman and Jason Alexander launched a monthly subscription service for Mini-Comic Bundles, collections of miniaturized comics small enough to put in your pocket. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss this unique project with both creators. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible

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Mel Allen Takes Mythology to the Cosmos in “Nephilim Squadron” (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Mel (Hex) Allen recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nephilim Squadron, a full color, science-fiction fantasy epic inspired by ancient mythology. He also has an e-mail sign-up list for his next project (here), a collected edition of all of the Nephilim Squadron books so far. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his

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Update! Richard C. Meyer Relaunches Indiegogo Campaign for “Rock ‘N Roll Ninja” After Feedback

Update: After receiving a less than enthusiastic response to the launch of Rock ‘N Roll Ninja, Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer has abruptly ended the campaign and relaunched it after making several changes. First and foremost, the story will not be be broken into shorter “floppy” comics, and will instead be collected as a 100-page graphic novel for $30.

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“Ailsa Dark” Creator Will Hazle Talks Monsters, the Macabre, and Making Comics (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Will Hazle recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for the third and final issue in a three-part miniseries titled Ailsa Dark: Werewolves and Bampots. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Ailsa Dark campaign which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with only minimal edits.

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Randy Siplon Puts the “Kill” in “Kill Reaver”, the New Fantasy Comic on Indiegogo (Interview)

Comic book and trading card artist Randy Siplon recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for Kill Reaver, a new fantasy comic book that takes its inspiration from… We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Kill Reaver campaign which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with only minimal edits. The

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“War Party” Creator Justin Murphy Talks Horror, History, and Werewolves (Interview – Festival of Dread Special)

Earlier in October, independent comic book creator Justin Murphy launched an Indiegogo campaign for War Party, a six-issue comic book miniseries about supernatural lycanthropes in Colonial America. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his War Party campaign which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible

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Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” Now on Indiegogo

Break the Alien Quarantine! Earlier this week, Splatto Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Impossible Stars, an all-new sci-fi graphic novel set in the same timeline as Desolation Wave (a back-up story in Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG). Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years

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Nearly $200k raised to send “The Expendables” to Hell

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for The Expendables Go to Hell ended successfully, raising more than $192 thousand* (well beyond the coveted “Six figures, bitch!” threshold). The Expendables Go to Hell is an all-new graphic novel featuring characters from Sylvester Stallone’s action film series. The book itself includes a 50-page main story plus 3 related “side quests” featuring artwork by

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“The Expendables Go to Hell” graphic novel hits Six Figures, Bitch!

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for The Expendables Go to Hell crossed the blessed “Six figures, bitch!” threshold, raising more than $107 thousand at the time of this writing. The book was an overnight crowdfunding success, well surpassing its initial fundraising goal right out of the gate. In addition to hitting the $100k benchmark, project lead Richard C. Meyer

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Richard C. Meyer launches “The Expendables Go to Hell” on Indiegogo; quadruple funded on day one

For months, independent comic book author and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer has teased several “secret projects.” On Saturday, he launched a surprise crowdfunding campaign for the first of these projects via Indiegogo: The Expendables Go to Hell. The Expendables Go to Hell is an all-new graphic novel featuring characters from Sylvester Stallone’s action film series. This project is a

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Golden Age heroism returns in new anthology “Thrilling Comics: Murder and Mayhem”

On Thursday, independent comic book creator David Furr launched a crowdfunding campaign for Thrilling Comics: Murder and Mayhem, a 72-page, retro-inspired anthology featuring Golden Age heroes (thanks in part to public domain law). Here’s the breakdown of the project straight from the Thrilling Comics Indiegogo campaign page. The Golden Age of Comics Return to the Modern Era! Legendary comic book

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“Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome” creator Brenden Swan talks horror, manga, and love with robots (interview)

In June, comic book creator Brenden Swan launched an Indiegogo campaign for Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written and illustrated by Swan himself. We got a chance to have a friendly back and forth with Swan, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Strangelove project.* As always, the answers below

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The GØD-K1NG is coming for the Jawbreakers; “Lost Souls” sequel fully funded in minutes on Indiegogo

The long-awaited follow-up to Jawbreakers – Lost Souls is now funding via Indiegogo, and it was fully funded in the first hour. Jawbreakers – GØD-K1NG is the 100-page graphic novel featuring the culmination of the events which began in the smash hit Lost Souls. Here’s how Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer breaks down the GØD-K1NG project. JAWBREAKERS: GØD-K1NG contains four

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Hero or Traitor? Andre Frattino introduces “Tokyo Rose” to a new generation in his graphic novel (Interview)

Earlier in March, writer Andre Frattino launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written by Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Frattino, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Tokyo Rose campaign. As always, the answers

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Graham Nolan’s “Return to Monster Island” graphic novel now funding on Kickstarter

Earlier this week, renowned comic creator Graham Nolan launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new comic mini-series Return to Monster Island, a 96-page, 20-years-later follow-up to Nolan’s Monster Island. Nolan himself has a long history in comics, most famous for his work with writer Chuck Dixon on Batman, he is also known for his work on The Phantom and 2001’s

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Exclusive Interview: What keeps indie comic writer and “Something Real” creator Joey Turnage awake at night?

In August, the crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of the horror comic series Something Real is went live on Indiegogo. At the time of this writing, the Something Real project has already been fully funded having raised over $5 thousand. Something Real is a tale of terror written by Joey Turnage and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller

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Cautionary Comics’ “Ravage” sucessfully funded on Indiegogo; Are you ready to “Kill All Men?”

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Cautionary Comics’ Ravage – Kill All Men ended successfully after raising nearly $37 thousand, which is 247% of its original funding goal. The story of Ravage is the brainchild of writer and Cautionary Comics’ founder, Benjamin L. Henderson (The Magus, The Offworlder), who is joined by co-writer and long-time comic veteran Chuck Dixon

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“Jungle Comics” successfully funded on Indiegogo; new cover option announced

The Indiegogo campaign for Jungle Comics ended over the weekend, and it successfully raised over $10 thousand, nearly twice its original goal. Jungle Comics is an all new story designed as a throwback to the classic jungle genre of the Golden Age. Written by long-time comic veteran Chuck Dixon (Batman, Bane Conquest) and featuring art by Kelsey Shannon (Jawbreakers, Justice

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Mike Baron’s “Private American” Takes the US-Mexico Border Crisis Into His Own Hands

On Monday, Braly Image Group launched a crowdfunding campaign for Private American, a 66+ page graphic novel set against the current US border crisis. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $11 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher, Nexus, Thin Blue Line) and featuring illustrations by Richard Bonk (Superman, Teen

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 14 August 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic writers Arvid Nelson and Phill Diaz and artists Matt Bahr and Billy Bacsko joined in the party, too. This week, we discussed Patrick’s upcoming Last of the Seekers

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 17 July 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic writer Arvid Nelson and artist Matt Bahr returning to the party, too. This week, we discussed Patrick’s upcoming Last of the Seekers campaign as well as his ongoing

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 26 June 2022 Edition

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On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed Patrick’s upcoming Last of the Seekers campaign as well as his ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, IDW’s upcoming throwback TMNT miniseries, the latest comic book

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Richard C. Meyer Launches “Iron Sights 3” & “Impossible Stars 2” Combo Crowdfunding Campaign

On Sunday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for both Iron Sights 3 and Impossible Stars 2. Iron Sights is an over-the-top, gritty crime series, while Impossible Stars is a sci-fi tale set in Earth’s distant future. Here’s the official breakdown of the campaign from the Iron Sights 3 and Impossible

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Compass Comics’ “Giant-Size Two-Fisted Manly Tales” Hits Hard on Indiegogo

Double-fisting, incoming! On Monday, celebrated comic book creator and Compass Comics founder Graham Nolan launched a crowdfunding campaign for Giant-Size Two-Fisted Manly Tales, a 100+ page anthology book featuring the work of over a dozen veteran comic book creators, including those listed below: Writers: Chuck Dixon, Mike Baron, Beau Smith & Tim Rozon, Kevin Greviouix, and Graham Nolan Artists: Michael

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Throwback Review: “Airboy” Issues 1-5 (Eclipse Comics, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the baking of the first blackberry cobbler! Today, we’re reviewing the first five-issue story arc of Eclipse Comics’ Airboy, which was a revival of the original Golden Age Airboy series published by Hillman Comics in the 40s and 50s. The first Eclipse Comics issue landed in

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