Category Archives: Comics

Comic Review: “Do You See What I See?” (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things that lurk behind the corner. Today we’re going to take a look at Do You See What I See?,* which, despite the title Christmas carol-inspired title, is not a Christmas book in the slightest.  If it isn’t obvious, it’s definitely more of a Halloween book –

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UPDATED Crowdfunding Review: “Tyger Blue” (Retro Graphic Books)

*Note: This review has been updated to reflect additional communication and products delivered since the original review posted. You can find a summary of these changes at the end of the review. Welcome back to another Crowdfunding Review here at The Splintering. Today, we’ll be taking a look at Tyger Blue, a 52-page sci-fi action book written and created by Matthew Fowler and featuring

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Allegiance Arts’ “Bass Reeves: West of Hell” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, Allegiance Arts Entertainment launched a crowdfunding campaign for Bass Reeves: West of Hell, a 136-page graphic novel that collects all six issues of the Bass Reeves saga. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Kevin Grevioux (Underworld) and featuring illustrations by David Williams (Batman)

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Comic Book Review: “Wraith of God” (Empire Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things God-forsaken and unholy. Today we’re going to look at Wraith of God, a superhero book with a horror twist written and illustrated by Aaron Lopresti.  Set against the iconic backdrop of the American West, Wraith of God pits a mysterious, supernatural vigilante (the titular Wraith) against a clan

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Comic Review: “Josh Howard Presents – Sasquatch” (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things that lurk in the woods… Today, I have once again decided to take on the unfortunate task of reviewing an anthology book, which often don’t get the same attention as other comics and graphic novels. Why is it unfortunate? Because they almost always include stories and

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Noble Comics’ “The Displacer” is a Noir Horror Story with a Supernatural Twist (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Don’t call him “Detective Dead…” Independent comic book creator Tanner Eddleman recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Displacer, a 60+ page self-contained graphic novel. Written by Eddleman (Cardinal: Cult and Punishment) and featuring illustrations by Nicolas Nieto, The Displacer is a detective noir/horror story with a supernatural twist. Here’s the official pitch taken from The Displacer Indiegogo campaign page:

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The Slasher Returns in “Slaughterville” Book 2 (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Welcome to Slaughterville Population: Steadily Declining Independent comic book creator Christopher Brown recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Slaughterville Book 2, a 56-page, perfect bound graphic novel based on the board game of the same name. Based on the tabletop board game of the same name, Slaughterville is an über-violent horror story featuring an unstoppable, axe-wielding slasher… The Slasher! *Checks

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New Action Figures Added to “Johnny Phantasm: Extreme 93” Indiegogo Campaign

Over the weekend Patrick Thomas Parnell updated the crowdfunding campaign for Johnny Phantasm: Extreme 93 with several new items, including a Halloween-themed Johnny Phantasm action figure, a two-pack of Johnny’s Fingerprint Gang goons, and a slick new cover for the comic book featuring artwork by Dale Keown. In addition, the Dale Keown cover is also featured on a new metal

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Graham Nolan’s “Ghosts of Matecumbe Key” Now Haunting Indiegogo

Maet—uh—koom—bai On Saturday, celebrated comic book creator and Compass Comics founder Graham Nolan launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ghosts of Matecumbe Key, a 64+ page horror graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised roughly $37 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by and illustrated by Nolan (Detective Comics, Monster Island), Ghosts of Matecumbe Key is

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Pointless Unboxing: “Jack the Ripper-Vampire Hunter” and “City of Rot”

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things rancid and revolting. Today we’re unboxing two Indiegogo-exclusive comics – Jack the Ripper: Vampire Hunter and City of Rot. No filler text. Make haste and watch! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. And as always… Thanks for reading! You

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Shi Action Figure Now Available for Preorder

Put a fetching visage of Death on your shelf. Crusade Fine Arts and Executive Replicas have teamed up to create a 6” Shi action figure based on the celebrated comic book by Billy Tucci. The figure is currently available to preorder via the Executive Replicas website. Crusade and Executive Replicas have previously collaborated to create 12” Shi action figures, but

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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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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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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm” Now Live on Indiegogo

On Sunday, independent comic book creator Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm, a girthy, 140+ page superhero graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised roughly $40 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Jon Malin and featuring pencil illustrations by Tommy Patterson, inks by Jimmy Reyes and letters by the

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Submarine Treehouse Launches “Elixir: The Last Days of Death” to Instant Success

Over the weekend, Submarine Treehouse launched a crowdfunding campaign for Elixir issue 1: The Last Days of Death, a 36-page comic book intended as the first issue of a 16 issue maxi-series. The project is already fully funded, having raised 156 percent of its initial funding goal at the time of this writing. The book celebrated the launch on Michael

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 25 September 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 artist Matt Bahr (Rock . This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers toy/comic book combo campaign, the value of Indiegogo versus Kickstarter as crowdfunding platforms,

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“Crimson Rhen of the True North” Crosses $80K in Final Hours

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Crimson Rhen of the True North ended successfully, raising a total of more than $80 thousand in the final hours. Bummed that you missed out on the crowdfunding campaign? Buck up! Like many other Indiegogo campaigns, the Crimson Rhen page has temporarily transitioned to an in-demand store, so you can still buy into the project

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Authors and Dragons’ “Chronicles of Calamity Issue 3” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Authors and Dragons recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Chronicles of Calamity issue 3, a new fantasy adventure. Created by the folks at the Authors and Dragons Podcast, the Chronicles of Calamity campaign page is an odd one. There’s no creative team listed, no trailer, no full page artwork to show off, and no page count, either (though the previous

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Rampart Press Brings “War Party” to Comic Shops in December

Independent comic book creator and Rampart Press founder Justin Murphy recently announced that his fantasy adventure adventure series War Party will be coming to comic shops under the Rampart Press label. Issue One of War Party is scheduled to ship in December, with pre-orders opening in October via Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalogue. Written and illustrated by Justin Murphy (Cleburne)

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Shad M. Brooks’ “Shadow of the Conqueror” Conquering Wallets on Indiegogo

Independent author and Shadiversity YouTube host Shad M. Brooks recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Conqueror volume 1, a 48-page adaptation of Brooks’ novel Chronicles of Everfall: Shadow of the Conqueror. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised a massive total of more than $160 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 18 September 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 creators Matt Bahr, Amanda (Mandy) Summers, Andy Smith, Dale Keown, Dennis Turner, and Irene (Renie) Strychalski. This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers campaign, Renie’s

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Per Berg’s “Narwhal Shorts Compendium” Fully Funded on Day One

“So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence.” ― Flannery O’Connor On Wednesday, Narwhal Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for Narwhal Shorts Compendium,* a 120-page anthology of stories from “idiot savant” Per (Narwhal) Berg. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $14 thousand at the time

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Irene Strychalski’s “Fiendish 2” Crosses the $100k Threshold

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for the fantasy horror comic book Fiendish 2: Origins crossed the blessed “six figures” threshold, raising more than $100 thousand. This not only marks a significant sum raised in the campaign’s first 96 hours, but it’s also the very first six-figure campaign by Fiendish creator Irene “Renie” Strychalski. Strychalski marked the occasion with a celebratory livestream

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“Legends of Log” Anniversary Celebration Now Underway

Ten years of “Timberrrrr!” Can you believe that it’s already been a full decade since Giant Comics debuted Log, defender of the North Woods? While I was following the character and stories before it landed at its current, comfortable Alterna home, I have to admit, there’s still quite a bit I missed from those early years. Now, Legends of Log

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Andy Smith’s “Kor-Drath: The Reckoning” Promises Brutes, Babes and Battle Axes

…and blood, and beasts, and bosomy bat-ladies… On Monday, veteran comic book creator and Astonishing Comics founder Andy Smith launched a crowdfunding campaign for Kor-Drath: The Reckoning volume 1, a 64-page fantasy graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $36 thousand at the time of this writing. Co-created by Andy Smith and Dennis Turner, Kor-Drath:

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Mark Poulton’s Latest Graphic Novel “Loose Threads” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

“Pull the string! Pull the string!” Veteran comic book creator and Haunted Pizza founder Mark Poulton recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Loose Threads, an 80-page superhero graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Poulton (Graveyard Shift, Reaper Destroyer) and featuring illustrations by Cesar Madarro

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Irene Strychalski’s “Fiendish 2: Origins” Raises Nearly $100k During Launch Weekend

Over the weekend, veteran comic book creator Irene “Renie” Strychalski launched a crowdfunding campaign for Fiendish 2: Origins, a 70+ page fantasy horror graphic novel. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised nearly $100k at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Strychalski, Fiendish 2 builds on the story introduced in Fiendish: Demons, expanding on

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 11 September 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 creators Arvid Nelson, Matt Bahr, Keith Gleason and Irene (Renie) Strychalski. This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers campaign, Renie’s huge weekend surrounding her Fiendish

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