Category Archives: Comics

Chimera Comics’ “SOS” Returns to Indiegogo for Volume 3

On Wednesday, Chimera Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for SOS Volume 3, a 50-page black & white graphic novel. The campaign is off to a solid start, having already raised more than a fourth of its initial funding goal. Written by “Chimera” and featuring illustrations and lettering by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), SOS is described as “a dark

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Crowdfunding Review: “Ultra Star” (Riot Press Productions)

Ultra Star was the first issue of a solo-owned IP that Parnell decided to bring to crowdfunding, and is the first campaign of Patrick Thomas Parnell’s that I have backed. He has done four previous campaigns surrounding his Johnny Phantasm IP, for which he is the co-creator and artist. Johnny Phantasm’s abstract art style and Beetlejuice-meets-Scarface story never really appealed

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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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Comic Review: “Black Bishop” (Evoluzione Publishing)

Who will win the game of spies, superheroes and assassins? Today we’re going to take a look at Black Bishop, at 32-page one-shot comic published by Evoluzione. Some story spoilers will follow! Written and created by Marcel Dupree, co-written by Guido Martinez and illustrated by Gaurav Shrivastava, Black Bishop is an action-packed spy adventure set in a world where governments and

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream 23 January 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. The Splintering contributor George Travlos was away on assignment. This week, we discussed the latest on Patrick’s ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, and the potential prospects of

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Gabe Eltaeb Reveals “Truth Justice American Way” Comic Book Coming Soon to Indiegogo

Veteran comic book creator Gabriel “Gabe” Eltaeb recently revealed that he intends to launch a crowdfunding campaign for an all-new independent project titled Truth Justice American Way, a 64-page superhero graphic novel. Eltaeb made the announcement on a recent livestream hosted on Ethan Van Sciver’s Comic Artist Pro Secrets YouTube channel, which you can watch here. Eltaeb recently resigned from

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Mail Call! Unboxing Crusade Comics’ “Shi Omnibus: Volume 1”

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Shi Omnibus: Volume 1 by Crusade Comics. It arrived with a pretty massive hole in the side, but did the book sustain any damage in transit? Watch to find out! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on social

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Isekai Manga Parody “A High School Girl In The Crusades” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent author and comic book creator Jon Del Arroz recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for A High School Girl In The Crusades, a 22-page, black and white, manga-style comic. The campaign is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Del Arroz and featuring illustrations by The Quaff (Shotgun Samurai), A

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Mail Call! Unboxing Cauldron Comics’ “The Abductables 2: Reticulous” by Michael Derrick and Ibai Canales

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of The Abductables 2: Reticulous by Michael Derrick (Grayskale) and Ibai Canales (Iron Sights). This video also features the debut of my cat, Thoth Hermes Trismegistus Al Egypti (or Hermes, for short). Without further ado, let’s get straight to the video. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful.

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Faeries and Ents’ Fantasy Comic Series “Life On Cora” Returns for “Tiny Travels”

On Friday, the independent comic book creative team at Faeries and Ents launched a crowdfunding campaign for Life On Cora: Tiny Travels, the fifth installment in the Life On Cora series. Written by Martin Fisher (Star Wars, Transformers) and featuring illustrations by Mike Jimmy De Bruin (Infinite Guardian) and colors by Eristeine (Yo Ho), the Life On Cora series blends

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Anvil Comics’ “Vestri” Returns to Indiegogo With More Blades, Badasses and Babes

Earlier this week, Anvil Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 4 of Vestri, a 22-page fantasy book featuring buff dudes, big swords, and buxom babes. Created by the writer & artist team of Dylan Clarke and Jakub Sebesta, Vestri issue 4 is promised to be already 100% complete, and will be printed in the United States (suck it, rest

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Braincage’s Sci-Fi Adventure Book “Gun Demon” Now on Indiegogo

After a several month delay, independent comic book creator Gregory LeVitre launched a crowdfunding campaign for Gun Demon: Devil’s Overture #1, a 38-page sci-fi superhero book. Written by LeVitre and featuring pencils by John Howard, inks and lettering by Chis Wendha, and colors by Paul Bilick, Gun Demon is intended to be the foundation for a shared Braincage universe. Here’s

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Mail Call! Unboxing “Ultra Star” by Riot Press Productions

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Ultra Star by Riot Press Productions.* Have a watch, and let us know in the comments if you think that Patrick Thomas Parnell packed this parcel up himself, or if his wife Whitney did it. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. *Disclosure: the author of this

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Evoluzione’s Black Bishop Returns in “A Shot at Love” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Love is in the air for Evoluzione’s woman of mystery. The sexy super spy turned mercenary is back with a crowdfunding campaign for an all-new 32-page comic titled Black Bishop: A Shot at Love. The project is already fully funded, having raised a combined total of nearly $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Created and co-plotted by Marcel

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Malin & Poulton’s “Graveyard Shift Volume IV” Scares Up Big Money on Day One

On Sunday, independent comic book creator and Malin After Midnight (bring it baaack!) host Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Volume IV, a 68-page graphic novel that combines elements of horror and superhero action. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised approximately $70 thousand at the time of this writing and still climbing. Co-Created

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 9 January 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. The Splintering contributor George Travlos was away on assignment. This week, we discussed the latest on Patrick’s ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, dust jacket drama, the launch

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Second Issue of Stephan Velez’s Dark Thriller “The VeilWalker” Now on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Stephan Velez launched a crowdfunding campaign for The VeilWalker #2, a 50+ page follow-up to the first issue that was successfully funded last year. Written by Velez and featuring illustrations by Sajad Shah and colors by Leonardo Paciarotti, The VeilWalker is described as a blend of action, mystery, thriller, and horror. Here’s the official

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Allegiance Arts’ Norse Fantasy “Norah’s Saga Season One” Snatches Up $32K in First 24 Hours

On Tuesday, Allegiance Arts Entertainment launched a crowdfunding campaign for Norah’s Saga Season One: Song of the Fossegrim, a 136-page graphic novel based on Norse mythology. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $32 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Blake Northcott and featuring illustrations by Kelsey Shannon, Norah’s Saga Season One collects all

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NTM Comics’ “Maverix Vol. 2: Judgment of Doom” Fully Funded in First 24 Hours

On Monday, independent comic book creator and NTM Comics founder Noah Mactutus launched a crowdfunding campaign for Maverix Vol. 2: Judgment of Doom, a 60+ page sci-fi adventure graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than two thousand dollars at the time of this writing. Written, illustrated, and lettered by the one-man comic-making machine Mactutus, Judgment

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Riot Press’ Ghoulish Gangster Enters the 90s in “Johnny Phantasm: Extreme ‘93” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator and Riot Press founder Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for Johnny Phantasm: Extreme ‘93, a 48-page supernatural crime fantasy book.* The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $16 thousand at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Parnell (Ultra Star) and featuring colors by Matt Yackey,

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Throwback Review: “Dark Nemesis – New Year’s Evil” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s celebration of all things gold, frankincense and myrrh. Written by Dan Jurgens and featuring artwork by CrissCross (aka Chris Williams), the book is part of DC Comics’ “New Year’s Evil” event of late 1997/early 1998, which was a loosely knit set of tie-in books that highlighted some of the biggest DC villains, like

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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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Review: “Jingle Belle: The Fight Before Christmas” (Dark Horse Comics, Jolly Jingling Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s holiday celebration of all things yuletide cheer! Today, we’re going to look at Jingle Belle: The Fight Before Christmas, a three-story anthology one-shot published by Dark Horse Comics in 2005. Some spoilers will follow. For those unaware of the character, Jingle Belle Kringle is a playful blonde teenage elf. She also happens to

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Long-Time Punisher Writer Mike Baron Defends The Character From Recent Critics

On Monday, celebrated comic book creator and one-time Punisher writer Mike Baron responded to the recent changes Marvel Comics has made with their gun-toting vigilante character the Punisher, and vehemently defended the use of the Punisher’s skull logo by military and police officers. According to Baron: “I am proud when the police and military use the Punisher as their symbol.

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Silvio Spotti and Top Secret Press Present “Sword of Justice Vol. 2” Now on Kickstarter

Veteran comic book creator Silvio Spotti recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue one of Sword of Justice: Volume 2, the follow-up to volume 1 which concluded earlier this year. Written and illustrated by Spotti and featuring colors by Veronica Lopez, Sword of Justice Vol. 2 Issue 1 is a 20-page, sci-fi fantasy book which, like its predecessor, is intended

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Double Mail Call! “A Child Is Born” and “Fiendish” Unboxing (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s celebration of all births virgin and immaculate. Today we’re unboxing a couple of comic books that recently arrived at the mailbox of The Splintering HQ (my house): Irene Strychalski’s Fiendish and Billy Tucci’s A Child Is Born. It should also be noted that this is the final performance of my fluffy black cat

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