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Alterna Comics’ Winter Preorder Campaign Now Live

A hazy shade of newsprint On Wednesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Winter lineup of books. This time around, the campaign is being run both on Indiegogo (here) and the Alterna Comics website (here). Through the campaign pages, you can pick up all six of Alterna’s Winter issues, or simply pick and choose the titles you

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Comic Review: “The Fear Diaries” (Alterna Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things that go bump in the night. Today, we’re going to take a look at The Fear Diaries, a double-sized one shot book published by Alterna Comics in 2018.  Written by Garrett Gunn and illustrated by Nicolas Touris, The Fear Diaries follows a small band of stuffed animals who defend

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Alterna Comics’ Fall Preorder Campaign Now Live on Indiegogo

Time to fall into Autumn! (kill me) On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Fall lineup of books. The campaign is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised nearly $3 thousand at the time of this writing (roughly an hour after the campaign’s launch). Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up

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Alterna Comics’ Summer Preorder Campaign Now Live on Indiegogo

It’s officially Summer! Astronomically speaking, course…. On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Summer lineup of books. The campaign is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised nearly $4 thousand at the time of this writing. Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up all six of Alterna’s Summer issues, or simply

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Pointless Unboxing: “Blood Realm: Wrath of Kings” (Alterna Comics)

Welcome to another Pointless Unboxing, our series of unboxing videos that are so utterly insignificant that they inevitably go unwatched by all. Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copies of Blood Realm: Wrath of Kings and Wirehead by my eternal nemesis… Robert Geronimo!!!. Without further ado, straight to the video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive,

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Review: “The DeaDBeat” (Alterna Comics, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things color deficient. Speaking of deficient, today we’re going to take a look at The DeaDBeat, a 112-page graphic novel by Jeremy Massey and published by Alterna Comics in YEAR. The story was originally published as four mini comics, but the Alterna edition collects the entire tale in a handy

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Review: “Alterna Anniversaries” (Alterna Comics, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of colorless creativity. Despite the frustration in doing so, I like to review anthology books from time to time, as they don’t seem to get the same level of attention as single-story graphic novels. But why is it so frustrating? Not only do anthologies typically include works by multiple creative teams, but they

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Alterna Comics’ Spring Preorder Campaign Now Live on Indiegogo

Spring has sprung! Over the weekend, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Spring lineup of books. The campaign is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised more than $6 thousand at the time of this writing. Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up all six of Alterna’s Spring issues, or simply pick

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Alterna Comics’ Winter Preorder Campaign is Live on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Winter lineup of books. The campaign is already fully funded, having already raised more $8 thousand at the time of this writing.* Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up all ten of Alterna’s Winter issues, or simply pick and choose the titles you want. There are also

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Alterna Comics Launches First Quarterly Pre-Order Campaign on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics launched its inaugural pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their fall lineup of books. The campaign is already fully funded, having raised nearly $7 thousand at the time of this writing. These campaigns are intended to replace the company’s old pre-order system on the Alterna website, making each quarter a kind of celebratory event and giving customers a

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Alterna Comics Founder Peter Simeti Unveils New Ongoing Series: “King Cryptid”

During a recent art auction held on his personal YouTube channel, independent comic book creator and Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti unveiled plans for his upcoming sci-fi adventure series King Cryptid, including a reveal of the titular character himself. Inspired by Native American myths and folklore, King Cryptid is set in a world where fantastical creatures exist (i.e. Bigfoot, chupacabra,

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Review: “The Swan King” (Alterna Comics, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things colorless and achromatic! Today we’re going to review the black and white bargain buy, The Swan King. Published in 2020 by Alterna Comics as a “One-Dollar One-Shot”, The Swan King is a 19-page, standalone story written and illustrated by Wentland and lettered by Wes Locher. Set in the

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Alterna Comics to Publish Bryan Baugh’s Horror Series “Wulf and Batsy”

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that Bryan Baugh’s Wulf and Batsy series will indeed be published by Alterna. Intended for mature audiences, Wulf and Batsy has been available digitally for quite some time, with print-on-demand editions available through IndyPlanet. The move to Alterna will almost certainly mean more exposure for the books, which so far have been

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Review: “FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead” (Alterna Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things unsightly and undead! Today we’re featuring FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead, a black and white horror anthology published by Alterna Comics. Published in 2012, Empire of the Rising Dead is the second in the FUBAR series, which features a collection of war-themed zombie tales. Each

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New Alterna Comics Indiegogo Campaign Includes Exclusive Zero Issue of “It Came Out on a Wednesday”

“Because YOU demanded it!” On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a special crowdfunding campaign celebrating 14 years of the company. Since Trick-or-Treat events are cancelled in many areas this year thanks to the Bat-Soup-Sniffles, this campaign essentially replaces the annual “AlternaWeen” event. So what’s being offered? Quite a variety of stuff, and according to Simeti, much of it

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Review: “IF – A Crime Anthology” (Alterna Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring IF – A Crime Anthology, a black and white anthology book published by Alterna Comics. With the title of A Crime Anthology, it might be expected that all of the the stories would be gritty or noir mysteries featuring “hard-boiled” detectives or Scorsese-esque gangsters, but this isn’t the case.

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Clint Stoker’s “Downcast” to be published by Alterna Comics

Over the weekend, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti and Downcast creator Clint Stoker announced that both Downcast and Downcast Wrize and Fall will in fact be published under the Alterna label. Alterna will publish the full Downcast arc in four issues, with the original Downcast being split into issues 1 & 2 and Wrize and Fall being issues 3 &

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Alterna Comics reveals cover art for “Tinseltown” sequel series

Earlier this week, Alterna Comics revealed the cover art for Tinseltown: Losing the Light, the 5-issue follow-up to 2018’s crime drama written by David Lucarelli and illustrated by Henry Ponciano. The writer/artist team is returning for Losing the Light, and are of course joined by regular Alterna letterer Wes Locher (Unit 44). Unfamiliar with Tinseltown? Here’s a plot summary of

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Alterna Comics to release “The Swan King” as a one-dollar one-shot this spring

Earlier this week, Alterna Comics revealed that Tyler Wentland’s fantasy comic The Swan King would be coming to a comic shop near you for the affordable price of a single dollar. Successfully crowdfunded in 2018, The Swan King is described as “a 19-page dark fantasy fairytale in black and white.” The book is written and illustrated by Wentland (Red Koi)

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Alterna Comics announces price increase starting April 2020

On Friday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the entire line of Alterna books would be seeing pricing increases starting in April 2020. Here’s the quick & dirty summary of the changes: Standard comics are increasing from $1.50 to $1.99 Reprint issues under the ICYMI label increasing from $0.99 to $1.25 Double-sized horror anthology It Came Out on a

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Alterna Comics launches “Twelve Days of Alterna” charity event (Jolly Jinglings Special)

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti (aka Publishing Pete, aka Saint Peter of the blessed Newsprint) launched “Twelve Days of Alterna” a special charity crowdfunding campaign benefiting both Toys for Tots and Portion for Orphans. At the time of this writing, the Indiegogo campaign is well on its way to achieving its funding goal, which means that 100 all-ages

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti scrambles to find new printing company

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the printer he uses for Alterna’s web press needs would not be able to fill Simeti’s orders, though the reason was not specified. This has caused Simeti to enter crisis mode, looking for a new printer on very short short notice. We reached out to Simeti to get more details on

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Alterna Comics is bringing Josh Howard’s “T-Bird and Throttle” to comic shops in 2020

During New York Comic Con, Alterna Comics announced that Josh Howard’s superhero action miniseries T-Bird & Throttle will be coming to comic book shops as part of the company’s in Fall 2020 lineup. Heavily influenced by the art of Bruce Timm and Batman the Animated Series, T-Bird & Throttle is a sci-fi, superhero miniseries written and illustrated by Howard himself.

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Alterna Comics reveals “Legends of Log” one-dollar one-shot details, cover art

On Friday, Alterna Comics unveiled the cover for Legends of Log, a “one-dollar one-shot” featuring the mysterious guardian of the forest who has become a staple character of Alterna’s It Came Out on a Wednesday anthology series over the past year. Featuring the workof Ski Suharsky, Bob Berry, Trey Baldwin, Ian Miller and Wes Locher, Legends of Log follows the

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Alterna Comics’ “Legends of Log” to receive one-dollar one-shot in January

For nearly a year, The Legends of Log has been a mainstay of Alterna Comics’ anthology series It Came Out on a Wednesday. But now Alterna is giving the ax-wielding wooden giant his own one-shot book this January. The best part? It will only cost a buck. Legends of Log follows the adventures of the titular titan Log as he

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“Blood Realm” creator Robert Geronimo discusses the series’ future with Alterna Comics

Earlier this week, Blood Realm creator Robert Geronimo joined Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti on the official Alterna YouTube channel to discuss the future of the Blood Realm universe. Blood Realm has been quite a successful book for Alterna, and it seems that fans of the books will have plenty to look forward to for a long time to come. During

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Alterna Comics to introduce 80-page Giant books for $4.99

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the independent comic book publisher will introduce a new line of 80-page giant books for just $4.99. This would be in addition to the company’s line of standard-sized “cat-spanker” comics which run between 99 cents and $1.99. There are no details on the titles or genres that will be a part

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Publishin’ Pete just keeps winning! The campaign to expand Alterna Comics hits every goal

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign to expand Alterna Comics ended successfully, raising 343% of its original goal for a total of over $8 thousand. With those numbers, Alterna founder Peter Simeti will be able to expand his company’s operations by moving to a much larger storage space (10′ x 20′). Not only will this allow for Alterna to order larger print

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Alterna Comics is asking for your help to expand, become a distributor

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a crowdfunding campaign intended to help the independent comic book publisher expand its operation. Alterna has seen quite a boost in sales over the last couple of years, and now Simeti is looking to raise some cash via Indiegogo to give his business room to grow by expanding its storage space and

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