Category Archives: Comics

Brian Christgau’s Six-Gun Gorilla Returns in “Cemetery Without Crosses” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Brian Christgau’s fantasy western comic book Six-Gun Gorilla: Cemetery Without Crosses achieved its initial funding goal, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Christgau and illustrated by Preston Asevedo (Rockabilly Roadtrip), Cemetery Without Crosses is the eighth installment of the Six-Gun Gorilla series. Here’s the official

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Mark Compton’s “Draculangela” is Danger Close to Being Fully Funded on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Mark Compton launched a crowdfunding campaign for Draculangela, a new 24-page book that, at the time of this writing, is only $15 away from reaching its initial funding goal on Indiegogo. Written by Compton and featuring illustrations by Carlos Rod Silva, colors by Walter Pereyra and letters Erik Enerfold, this first issue of Draculangela is intended

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Top Ten Crossover Storylines in Comic Book History

What is a comic book crossover storyline? Well, it’s a comic book story that travels through at least two (but often more) different titles. For example, the classic Avengers/Defenders War took place between the two titles during the 1970s and is still talked about to this day by loyal fans. A crossover could also have one centric title, with several

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Chimera Comics’ “Testament” is Mad Max in Space (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Over the weekend, Chimera Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Testament, a 52-page graphic novel that, at the time of this writing, is well on its way to becoming fully funded having raised more than $2,500 of a $4 thousand goal. Written by Chimera and featuring illustrations by Juliano Silva, colors by Marcos Martin, and letters by (drum roll, please…)

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ALL CAPS Comics’ “CREED: Re-IMAGINARY” Crosses Six Figures on Indiegogo

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for CREED: Re-IMAGINARY ended successfully, crossing the blessed six figures threshold by raising more than $100 thousand in the closing hours. Published by Ethan Van Sciver’s ALL CAPS Comics and written and illustrated (and created) by Trent Kaniuga, Re-IMAGINARY is a revival of his CREED series from the 1990s. Kaniuga celebrated the close of the Re-IMAGINARY

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Indiegogo Campaign for ImaginAction Comics’ “Raptor” Ends Successfully; Still Available In Demand

This past weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for ImaginAction Comics’ Raptor: The Preamble ended successfully, raising more than $4 thousand from 92 backers at closing time. Written by Ryan Haack, co-written by Bruce Berrueco and created/illustrated by Milton Aguiar, Raptor is a 54-page superhero origin story. Here’s the official pitch taken from the Raptor Indiegogo campaign page: Brian Brens returns to

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Looking Back at Red Valkyrie’s First “Underground Art Auction” (Interview)

As packages of original art continue to arrive at homes across the country – nay, the world – we are reminded that two weeks ago something very special happened.  The first (of many) “Underground Art Auctions” was hosted via livestream on the Red Valkyrie YouTube channel, forever opening up a new avenue for artists to seek exposure and make a

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“Tales From Kerra Prime” by Brian Silverbax Now on Kickstarter

Veteran independent comic book creator Brian Silverbax is back at the crowdfunding grind with Tales from Kerra Prime, a follow-up campaign to Kerra Prime Handbook which successfully funded in 2020.  Tales from Kerra Prime is an 80+ page anthology graphic novel that features 15+ different stories, with 25+ creative contributions as part of a single connected universe.  Tales from Kerra

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José Garcia’s “Lumina Vhox” is a Visual Tour de Force (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator José Garcia launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lumina Vhox, an 80-page space fantasy book that, at the time of this writing, is well on its way to being fully funded with more than 70 percent of its goal raised so far. Written and illustrated by Garcia, Lumina Vhox combines elements of mythology and

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“Black Sun” Creator Joseph Abbott Talks Samurai, Myth, and Learning From Past Failures (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Joseph Abbott recently launched his second Indiegogo campaign, this time for Black Sun, a samurai action adventure featuring creatures from Japanese legend. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his campaign, which is available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with only minimal edits. The Splintering:

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Riot Press Productions’ “Ultra Star” Fully Funded in 20 Minutes

On Sunday, Riot Press Productions founder and independent comic book creator Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ultra Star: Operation Super N.O.V.A. 5, and the project was fully funded in less than twenty minutes.* Written and illustrated by Parnell and featuring cover art by Kenneth Rocafort (GROKEN), Ultra Star is a new superhero tale set in the Johnny

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Don’t Call Him Geode! “Life on Cora: Oktaz Climbs” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

The independent comic book creative team at Faeries and Ents launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 3 of their fantasy series Life on Cora, which features a land of living rocks (none of whom are named “Geode”). Subtitled Oktaz Climbs, this third issue is written by Martin Fisher (Star Wars, Transformers) and features illustrations by Mike Jimmy De Bruin (Infinite

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Second Issue of Supernatural Fantasy “Nyobi Birthright” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Larry Higgins launched a crowdfunding campaign for the second issue of Nyobi Birthright, a 24-page book that combines action, drama, and supernatural fantasy. Written by Higgins (Avani: Origins) and featuring illustrations by Samar Samio and colors by Dan Olvera (Puppet Master), issue two completes the story that began with Nyobi Birthright issue one.

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Under the Radar: “Destroyer Duck” #1 – First Appearance of Groo the Wanderer

Welcome to another edition of Under the Radar, a segment where we will spotlight comic books that don’t have the widespread attention of the comic book community that they really should.  Today, we’ll be looking at Destroyer Duck #1, which contained the first appearance of Groo the Wanderer. Groo the Wanderer is a sword for hire in an age gone

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“BEARDZZERKER” Creator Don Chin Talks Heavy Metal, Keanu, and What He Really Thinks of Millennials! (Interview)

Veteran comic book creator and Parody Press founder Don Chin recently launched his second Indiegogo campaign, this time for BEARDZZERKER, a parody of Boom Studios’ BRZRKR book featuring Keanu Reeves. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his campaign, which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with

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Comic Review: “White Ash Presents – Glarien” (Scout Comics)

First off, it admittedly took me a bit longer than I would have like to finish this review, but White Ash Presents: Glarien is a one-shot issue, so it’s not like we’re two or three issues behind, or anything. Thank God for the little things. The issue is based on the White Ash universe created by Charlie Stickney several years

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Lovely Ladies Are Master Shaft-Handlers in Recurve Comics’ “Amazon Arrow” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Recurve Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Amazon Arrow: Immortal Reign, a 60-page graphic novel that combines superhero tale with mythological elements as “Three glamorous and immortal superheroines fight mythological monsters to save the world!” Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Amazon Arrow Indiegogo campaign page: For thousands of years, the death-defying heroine known as

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “CyberFrog 2: Rekt Planet” Closes Big – Raises $1.2 Million

The crowdfunding campaign for the massively successful CyberFrog 2: Rekt Planet came to a close on Thursday, raising more than $1.2 million from nearly 12 thousand backers.* CyberFrog is the brainchild of renowned comic book creator, ALL CAPS COMICS founder and YouTube/Odysee host Ethan Van Sciver. With Rekt Planet, he is once again joined by colorist phenom Kyle Ritter (Starblades)

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Pagan Demons Come to Life in Irene Strychalski’s “FIENDISH” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Mainstream comic creator Irene Strychalski recently made the jump to crowdfunding with chapter one of FIENDISH, a fantasy story that combines elements of seinen manga and European fantasy comics. Written and illustrated by Strychalski (Deadpool Family), FIENDISH is inspired by pagan traditions and culture. Here’s the official pitch taken from the FIENDISH Indiegogo campaign page: As a child, Kazimir was

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Marvel Comics to Remove Guns from the Punisher, Other Superheroes

Marvel Comics has announced that as of this summer, their heroes will no longer be using guns or firearms. Of course, this will affect characters like the Punisher the most, but other Marvel characters such as Deadpool, Cable and Black Widow will also be losing their guns moving forward, in favor of either bladed weapons or hand-to-hand combat. Not only

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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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Crowdfunding Review: “Johnny Phantasm 1985” (Riot Press)

Today, we’ll be reviewing the crowdfunded comic book Johnny Phantasm 1985 by Patrick Thomas Parnell and Evan Pozios.  For those of you not familiar with my crowdfunding review format, I grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Book Content and Quality Communication and Fulfillment Packaging and Shipping Stretch Goals and Bonuses With Johnny Phantasm 1985, I backed the book

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Super Fighting Robot… “Eternal Armor!” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

A few weeks ago, independent comic book creator Wyatt Holliday launched a crowdfunding campaign for Eternal Armor, a an all-new, 64-page, black & white graphic novel. Inspired by Japanese sentai and kaiju stories, Eternal Armor promises “64 pages of giant robot action.” Here’s the brief plot synopsis taken from the Eternal Armor Indiegogo campaign page: Two decades ago, a fisherman

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 28 March 2021 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 Parnell and Mermaids creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed Marvel leaving Diamond Comic Distributors, Netflix’s plans to produce a series based on Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR comic,

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Mail Call! Unboxing Riot Press Productions’ “Johnny Phantasm 1985”

Today, I’m unboxing Riot Press Productions’ Johnny Phantasm 1985 by Evan Pozios and Patrick Thomas Parnell. I backed the most basic tier via Indiegogo in mid-2020, which came packaged with a several extra chotchkies such as a pinup poster, five character cards, a sticker, and three trademark Johnny Phantasm poker chips. You can check out the unboxing video below. I

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Core Comics’ “Artifice Re-Animate” – a Dystopian Tale from Down Under (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Australian comic book house Core Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Artifice Re-Animate, a sci-fi fantasy book written by storytelling team of SMiRKtheALiEN and RaginMantis and featuring illustrations by Vic King and colors by Barbusco, But what is Artifice about? Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Indiegogo campaign page: After a chaotic incident at sea,

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Mail Call! Unboxing Wildstyle Comics’ “Brutas the Badass“

Today, I’m unboxing Wildstyle Comics’ Brutas the Badass by Donal DeLay (Cash Grab) and Nasser Rabadi (Stardust). I contributed to the Indiegogo campaign in late 2018, so this one has admittedly been a long time coming. I backed the most basic physical tier, which included a signed copy of the book, a sticker, and three trading cards. You can check

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Sharp Edge Comics’ “Chaotic Flux” is Mutants Versus Machines for Mature Readers (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Sharp Edge Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for the the third issue of Chaotic Flux, a 30-page comic book creator intended for mature audiences. Written by Scott Payne and featuring illustrations by Brian Balondo (Rising Sun) and colors by Bryan Magnaye (Ravage – Kill All Men!) Chaotix Flux is described “as one of the darkest and most

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Mail Call! Unboxing Rise Again Comics’ “Monster M.D.” by Von Klaus and Marco Maccagni

Today, I’m unboxing Rise Again Comics’ Monster M.D. by Von Klaus and Marco Maccagni. I backed the most basic tier via Indiegogo in early 2020, which came packaged with a bonus book and a number of extra chotchkies. That’s it for this post. You can check out the unboxing video below, which is shockingly 100% cat-free. I appreciate all feedback

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