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“Aleste Collection” Coming to Switch, PS4 in December

M2 recently announced that Aleste Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PS4 as the part of their “M2 ShotTriggers” line. The compilation will include: Aleste (1988, SEGA Mark III) GG Aleste (1991, SEGA Game Gear) GG Aleste II (1993, SEGA Game Gear) Power Strike II (1993, SEGA Master System) Aleste Collection is currently scheduled to release in Japan

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Sexy Sci-Fi Adventure Comic “Pirate Queen” Now on Indiegogo

Thar’ she blows!!! What? Bad choice of words? On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen, a 60-page, sci-fi adventure graphic novel with an unabashedly sexy sheen. Written by Summers (Super Dead) and featuring illustrations by Clint Hilinski (Sea Dog and Codename: Kill Switch), Pirate Queen is the origin story of a busty

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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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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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“Edens Zero” Game Coming from Konami

Konami has announced a new game based on sci-fi manga series Edens Zero, which is created by Hiro Mashima (Rave Fairy Tail) currently published in Weekly Shonen Magazine. For the moment, details on the game are scarce. However, Konami intends to share more information on Edens Zero during Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online at an event titled “Edens Zero Game

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Horrific Hero Comic “Super Dead” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for the horror superhero comic book Super Dead ended successfully, raising more than $15 thousand from 265 backers. Written by Mandy Summers and featuring illustrations by Peter Gilmore, Super Dead is about a former hero who has become an undead shadow of his former self. Has he “lived long enough to become the villain?” Here’s

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Dark Fantasy Comic “Deepstalker Crow” Takes Flight on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator and Dark Sand Oasis Productions founder Antonio Cooper launched a crowdfunding campaign for Deepstalker Crow, a 22-page “dark fantasy” comic intended as the first book of a series. Written by Cooper and featuring artwork by J. Travis Smith and Edgar Tavitas, Deepstalker Crow follows the haunting adventures of a young heroine who confronts dark

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 13 September 2020 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, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Splintering‘s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed variant covers for Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign, the

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Physical Edition of “Waifu Uncovered” Coming to Switch from Eastasiasoft

On Friday, Eastasiasoft announced that risqué “strip ’em up” Waifu Uncovered will be getting a full physical release on the Nintendo Switch. The game includes an unlockable “fully uncensored mode” and will be packaged with a set of 8 dual-sided art cards. The physical edition is made possible by a partnership with UK-based publisher Funbox Media. Here’s a breakdown of

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Horror Graphic Novel “The Kill Journal” Launches this October via Indiegogo

“God has his Book of Life, and St. George has his Kill Journal.” The comic creation team of Adam Lawson and Raymund Bermudez are prepping for their next project, The Kill Journal. Written by Lawson (The Eighth) and featuring artwork by Bermudez (Wolverine), The Kill Journal is a an 88-page horror graphic novel that will feature a unique, limited-edition leather

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“Detective Dead” isn’t Dead? Cridious Shares First 27 Pages of the Sci-Fi/Noir Graphic Novel

On Wednesday, Detective Dead creator Antonio Malpica (aka Cridious) took to social media to freely share the first 27 pages of the book in PDF form. This is the first update on the project in several months, but it does appear that Malpica is making good on his promise to finish the Detective Dead book despite his mismanaging the funds

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D3 Publisher Announces Fantasy RPG “Maglam Lord” for PS4, Switch

D3 Publisher has announced Maglam Lord, a new “magic sword creation action RPG” developed by Felistella, who have previously worked on such series as Genkai Tokki and Hyperdimension Neptunia. The game is expected to launch this winter in Japan for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official breakdown of the game from the Maglam Lord website: Endangered demon lord

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 6 September 2020 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, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, Red Valkyrie YouTube host Shae the Red, and Graveyard Shift co-creator Jon Malin. This week, we discussed the latest developments

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Supernatural Fantasy Comic “Otis Stein” Now on Indiegogo

“Sometimes dead is better….” Earlier this week, independent comic publisher Gravestone Press launched a crowdfunding campaign for Otis Stein, a 36-page horror/fantasy book that features a new spin on the classic Frankenstein story. Written by Matthew Vealey and featuring illustrations by Carlos F. Rodriguez, Otis Stein originally began as a short story in Ashcan Comics’ Old School Monsters anthology book

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Guns & Nuns! Action/Horror Comic “Mary Machinegun” Now on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Max DeVill launched a crowdfunding campaign for Mary Machinegun, a 34-page book intended as the first of a three-part arc. Written by DeVill and featuring illustrations by Fern Cord, Mary Machinegun is a supernatural horror book loaded with action and sex appeal. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Mary Machinegun Indiegogo

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Atari Historian Curt Vendel Passes Away at 53

Curt Vendel, Atari historian and founder of the Atari History Museum has passed away on 30 August at the age of 53. Vendel’s passion for Atari began in his teenage years, when he collected games, engineering logs, schematics, drawings, and technical materials from former Atari employees. He was also known to have dug through the dumpsters at Atari’s California properties

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Retro Graphic Books Launches Indiegogo Campaign for “The Prospectres: Sigil of Stolas”

On Tuesday, Retro Graphic Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Prospectres: Sigil of Stolas, a 48-page graphic novel described as a “supernatural western.” Written by Matthew Fowler and featuring illustrations by Ricardo Jaime, colors by Marcos Martins and lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, The Prospectres is described as a “supernatural western” that thematically blends Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters.

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Wave 3 of Allegiance Arts Comics Delayed Until November

On Monday, Allegiance Arts announced that issue/episode 3 of all four of their comic book titles are being delayed until November. Originally slated to release in September, that’s a 2-month delay for those who can do the math. Allegiance places the blame on a resurgence of COVID-19 over the summer, specifically noting that the current retail environment isn’t optimal for

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“Sit DOWN Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 30 August 2020 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, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Bobcat creator James Hostler. This week, we discussed the latest developments of Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign,

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Who was Yuri Bezmenov, the Soviet Defector Featured in the “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” Trailer?

Last week, Activision released the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which included actual footage from a 1984 interview with Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov. Many younger gamers may be surprised that Bezmenov was in fact a very real person, though some enthusiastic fans have already rediscovered this political personality from a bygone era, as is evidenced

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Risqué Dungeon-Crawler “Moero Crystal H” Coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Eastasiasoft has announced that Moero Crystal H will be available for import via Play Asia on 17 September. The sequel to Moero Chronicle, Moero Crystal H is a risqué dungeon-crawling RPG featuring violence, “sexual themes,” and a girthy helping of partial nudity. There’s also English language support, so no worries for those who lack Japanese language skills. Here’s the opening

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Anthology Comic “Tales from the Natverse” (Finally) on Indiegogo

After a few delays, independent comic book creator Simon “Sim” Pothier has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Tales from the Natverse, a sci-fi fantasy book originally planned to launch last March. Eh. 2020 happens, right? Written and illustrated by Pothier (BLOODHUNT, Daemona) and featuring colors by Michael Beacon and Jon Jay, Tales from the Natverse is a 64+ page anthology which sets

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Remastered Version of Science Fiction Comic “SpaceMule” Coming Soon to Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Jonathan Halley Tang has been hard at work remastering SpaceMule, a 32-page, previously-unreleased sci-fi book. Work on SpaceMule was halted while Tang worked on other projects, but now that some of his time has been freed up, he’s using it to finish the book. Keen. Tang promises an optimistic story in a world surrounded by nihilism.

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“Blacklisted” horror RPG “Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story” Now on Steam, Coming Soon to Consoles

Successfully crowdfunded in 2018, Suzaku’s Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is finally available for Steam PC and is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita in October 2020. Inspired by retro horror classics Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, Sense is described as a 2.5D horror RPG that blends cyberpunk elements with Cantonese folklore. If you jump

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Klabater Releases “Heliborne – Enhanced Edition” on Steam (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Klabater have released Heliborne – Enhanced Edition, an updated version of their helicopter-based combat game originally released in 2017. The Enhanced Edition comes with a variety of goodies, including new content, enhancements, and all of the game’s DLC packs. The price of this new, girthier package has been increased to $29.99, but if you already purchased the game, all of

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Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Comic “Grey Matter” Now on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Erik Bitmanis launched a crowdfunding campaign for Grey Matter, a 28-page comic book set in a gritty sci-fi future. Written by Bitmanis and illustrated by Sara Setna, the creative team specifically recommends Grey Matter to fans of Blade Runner, Children of Men, and The Fifth Element. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the

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Travel Across Time with Tonic Comix’s “Lilly and Wepwawet”

Earlier this week, independent comic book publisher Tonic Comix launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lilly and Wepwawet, a 44-page spin-off book set in the Saving the World universe. Written and illustrated by Tonicmole and featuring a back-up short story illustrated by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Jim Lawson, Lilly and Wepwawet is a sci-fi adventure featuring a time-traveling bank teller

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Small Texas Town Declares “Johnny’s Law” in Deltaverse’s Latest Graphic Novel

Earlier this week, independent comic book publisher Deltaverse launched a crowdfunding campaign for Johnny’s Law, a 50-page graphic novel that promises “action, martial arts, ‘gun-fu,’ wrath & revenge.” Written and colored by Alejandro Garcia and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights), Johnny’s Law follows the adventures of the titular Johnny, an elite assassin who gets in trouble with his employer

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“Orwell’s Animal Farm” Coming to PC, Mobile in 2020; Will the Book’s Themes Be Kept Intact?

The Dairymen has announced that their narrative adventure game Orwell’s Animal Farm will be available sometime this Fall. Based on George Orwell’s 1945 classic Animal Farm, this new narrative-based game looks to put players in control of Napoleon, the pig who goes from proletariat leader to brutal dictator over the span of the original story. Players will make decide how

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