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Give the Gift of “Stoker & Wells” for Christmas

Successfully crowdfunded in 2019, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn follows the time-traveling adventures of literary visionaries Bram Stoker and H. G. Wells that is kinda-sorta based on actual events. Now, the Stoker & Wells creators have set up an Indiegogo page with the express intention of using it as an in-demand storefront, as the books are already

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Fully Uncensored Version of “Waifu Uncovered” Now Available for Nintendo Switch

The physical release of risqué “strip ’em up” Waifu Uncovered is now available for Nintendo Switch thanks to Eastasiasoft. As we noted in September, the physical release of Waifu Uncovered is the only way gamers can get the fully uncensored experience on consoles. The physical version offers three “censor” modes which are unlockable through gameplay: censored, uncensored, and fully uncensored.

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “Reignbow the Brute” Reigns Supreme on Indiegogo

On Sunday, renowned comic book artist and Cyberfrog creator Ethan Van Sciver launched the long-awaited crowdfunding campaign for Reignbow the Brute, a 48-page graphic novel that is a “high-testosterone” parody of girls’ toy franchises from the 1980s. Much like Van Sciver’s other crowdfunded projects, Reignbow the Brute is already a runaway success story, raising well more than $200k in the

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NTM Comics’ “Maverix Decimation” now on Indiegogo

Over the holiday weekend, first-time comic book creator Noah T. Mactutus launched a crowdfunding campaign for Maverix Decimation, a 76-page, graphic novel featuring an entirely standalone story. Co-written by Noah T. Mactutus and Luke Iannone and featuring illustrations by Mactutus, Maverix Decimation described as a “heartfelt, heart racing story chock full of everything you could ever want in a comic:

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Modus Reveals “Override 2: Super Mech League” Ultraman Gameplay Trailer

Modus Games has unveiled gameplay of guest character Ultraman in their 3D mecha brawler, Override 2: Super Mech League. The “Ultraman Deluxe Edition” will be available at launch, and can be pre-ordered with the Ultraman Season Pass, which includes Ultraman, Bemular, Black King, and Dan Moroboshi. The retail version of Override 2 will also include Ultraman cosmetic items. Developed by Modus

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Bark at the Moon! “Sovereign Wolf: Clan Destiny” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

Late last week, D.O.A. Comics (Dose of Action) launched a crowdfunding campaign for Sovereign Wolf: Clan Destiny, a new graphic novel that takes a sci-fi approach to lycanthrope (werewolves, ya’ dink!). This 100-page book is intended as the first of an ongoing series, and includes multiple stories from the creative talent of writers Lucas Meyer, Gabriel Caitano, and Renan Shody,

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“fault – milestone two side: above” Coming to Switch on 3 December

Game publisher Phoenixx and developer Alice in Dissonance have announced that their visual novel game fault – milestone two side: above will arrive on the Switch eShop on 3 December, with pre-load staring on 26 November. For those concerned about an English translation, fault will support Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, and Russian language options (though it looks

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Billy Tucci Preps “Shi: Haikyo” for Launch on Indiegogo

Now that fulfillment on Shi: Return of the Warrior is complete, celebrated comic book artist and Shi creator Billy Tucci is prepping the next chapter in Ana Ishikawa’s story: Shi: Haikyo. Haikyo will come with a hardcover option, both a standard and a cosplay variant cover (featuring actress Joanie Brosas), and the campaign will be 100% Indiegogo exclusive. This may

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Compile Heart Releases New Trailer for “Go! Go! 5 Jigen Game Neptune: re★Verse”

Developer Compile Heart has released a new trailer for Go! Go! 5 Jigen Game Neptune: re★Verse, which is described as its definitive edition of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1+ for PS5. Yeesh, that’s a mouthful. Let’s get on with the trailer! This new version brings with it a number of new features, including: Enhanced game systems Updated UI A new tutorial

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High-Octane Sword Battling Game “Varvarion” Coming to PC from One-Man Developer

Is there still a place for a one-man developer in games? Japanese developer Polygonomicon sure hopes so. The guy apparently does it all, and he is hard at work prepping Varvarion, a new sword combat action game inspired by the 80s and 90s anime. The game puts players in control of barbarians, orcs, and cat girls as they viciously attempt

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Mail Call! – “Shenmue III” Kickstarter Exclusive Capsule Toy Set

Today we’re opening up our Shenmue III capsule toy set, which was a perk from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, which came to those who backed at a $500 level or higher. Let’s jump straight to the video! For those out of the know, capsule toys have been a consistent time sink and virtual money pit in the Shenmue series since

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Johnny Phantasm Toys Coming Just in Time For Christmas… Almost

Veteran comic book artist and Johnny Phantasm co-creator Patrick Thomas Parnell is prepping the next project featuring his supernatural antihero… and this time, it’s not a book.* It’s a toy this time around – a 3 3/4 inch action figure, to be precise. Your merry mob hitman will be available with 6 points of articulation, interchangeable heads, several of accessories

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John Dillard’s Dark Comedy Graphic Novel “The Buckler” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

It feels good to be bad! Independent comic book creator John Dillard recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Buckler, a 50-page graphic novel that’s a dark comedy take on the superhero genre. The best part? The project is already fully funded, so everything raised from this point should be gravy. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from The Buckler’s

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John Buscema Artwork Stolen from Buscema Family in New York

The family of legendary comic book artist John Buscema has released a statement that a large trove of the late creator’s artwork has been stolen from the family. Here is the statement from John Buscema’s daughter, Dianne Buscema-Gerogianis: “I am reaching out to you all as 45 pieces of Dad’s original artwork was stolen from our family this morning. I

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Brandon Flynn Asks Readers to Reclaim Zandara

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Brandon Flynn launched a crowdfunding campaign for Reclaiming Zandara, a 100+ page graphic novel with artwork inspired by Japanese manga. Official information on the project is a bit thin, but here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Reclaiming Zandara Indiegogo campaign page: Judgement day has come. Humanity has been captured by aliens.

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“Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice” Coming to Consoles in 2021

On Wednesday, game publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer CrazyBunch announced that their erotic point & click adventure game Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice is cumming coming to the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in Spring 2021 via each console’s digital marketplace. Physical retail versions will be available in multiple European countries thanks to a partnership with

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Johnny Phantasm Added to “Hero Potential”; New Trailer Unveiled

The crowdfunding campaign for Hero Potential is already gaining steam for including several high-profile characters indie comics such as Cyberfrog and the Jawbreakers, but the creators of the multiplayer-focused third-person shooter aren’t stopping there. Earlier this week, it was revealed on the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday that both Johnny Phantasm and the Scarlet Heart from Johnny Phantasm: 1985

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Survival Horror “Chernobylite” Coming to Steam PC, Next-Gen Consoles in 2021

Publisher All In! Games and developer The Farm 51 have announced that their upcoming sci-fi survival horror game Chernobylite will release sometime in 2021. In addition to PC, PS4, and Xbox One, All In! Games also confirmed that next-gen versions of Chernobylite are coming alongside the current-gen releases, so we can therefore expect to see the game on both PS5

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 1 November 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 The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed the wrapping up of The Splintering’s Festival of Dread event, Patrick debuted some Johnny Phantasm

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“Ailsa Dark” Finale Now on Indiegogo; Fully Funded in Less than One Hour

On Thursday, independent comic book creator William Hazle launched a crowdfunding campaign for the latest issue of Ailsa Dark: Werewolves & Bampots, and it was fully funded in less than an hour. Hot damn! Written and illustrated by Hazle (Tales of Mystery and Imagination), this third issue brings the Werewolves & Bampots story to a close, but this time, backers

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“Baroque: Original Version” Releasing 12 November for Nintendo Switch; New Trailer Revealed

Japanese game developer Sting has announced that their Nintendo Switch port of Baroque: Original Version is scheduled to release in Japan on 12 November via the Switch eShop. It will be priced at 2,400 yen (approximately $23), but pre-orders and early adopters will get a 15% discount on the game, making it 2,032 yen (approximately $19). Baroque: Original Version is

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 25 October 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 The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed the future of online commerce, the latest on The Splintering’s Festival of Dread event, the

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Jonathan Thompson Preps “Burn Residue” for Kickstarter

Independent comic book creator Jonathan Thompson is hard at work prepping a crowdfunding campaign for his next project, Burn Residue, for launch via Kickstarter. Written by Thompson (Commander of Space Station Zed) and featuring artwork by Rossano Piccioni, Burn Residue is described as “a dark hearted noir in the style of Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL” that tells a

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Horde Shooter “Hero Potential” Features Indie Comics Stars Cyberfrog, Cecil & the Jawbreakers

On Thursday, independent video game creator Harrison Bergeron launched a crowdfunding campaign for Hero Potential, an online multiplayer shooter featuring heroes from several independent comic books (as DLC), such as CyberFrog, Cash Grab’s Cecil, and the Jawbreakers. Of course, there are plenty of original heroes in the base game, too. At the moment, the Steam PC release is the focus,

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The IP Lawyers Known as “Atari” Reveal the “Mini Pong Jr.” Handheld

The small group of intellectual property lawyers who call themselves Atari has announced the Mini Pong Jr., a portable handheld version of the original Pong arcade game. The Mini Pong Jr. features both competitive two-player and single-player modes, complete with ten different AI settings (sounds like difficulty levels to me). Here’s the official announcement trailer for the Mini Pong Jr,

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In Memorium: Marvel Comics Inker and World War II Veteran Joe Sinnott

This past June, the family of Joe Sinnott announced that the legendary Marvel Comics inker had passed away. Sinnott was born on 16 October, 1926, so we’ve chosen to commemorate his life on what would have been his 94th birthday. Joe Sinnott was born the sixth of seven children in Saugerties, New York. After serving in the U.S. Navy during

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Is Tim Lee Olson’s “Melvin” the “Ultimate Action Comic?”

Aspiring comic book creator Tim Lee Olson has been prepping his upcoming project Melvin for quite some time. Inspired by the style of the mid-90s, Olson developed quite a passion for comic book artwork. Since then, he’s honed his skills and begun crafting Melvin as a sci-fi fantasy book which Olson boastingly refers to as the “ultimate action comic EVER!!!”

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“Blood Realm” Creator Robert Geronimo Unleashes “WIREHEAD” on an Unsuspecting World

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Robert Geronimo launched a crowdfunding campaign for WIREHEAD, an all-new, 80-page horror graphic novel. Written by Geronimo (Blood Realm) and featuring illustrations by Michael O’Shea (It Came Out on a Wednesday) and letters by Wes Locher (Red Koi), WIREHEAD is inspired by the slasher tales of the 1980s, such as Halloween and Friday the

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