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Micah Curtis’ superhero comic “Englewood” successfully funded on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, the Indiegogo campaign for Micah Curtis’ Englewood #1 successfully hit its funding goal with nearly two weeks left in the crowdfunding period. Englewood is a 32-page superhero tale written by Curtis and featuring artwork by Brian Martinez and colors by Armand Strange. Here’s the pitch straight from Curtis, the “vanilla gorilla” himself: Corruption and Chicago are two words

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“Vampirella #1” Cyberfrog variant available now on Indiegogo

On Friday night, renowned comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver launched a crowdfunding campaign for a variant edition of Vampirella #1 featuring Van Sciver’s own Cyberfrog character alongside Vampi herself. Here’s the sales pitch from Van Sciver: I’m ETHAN VAN SCIVER.  I’ve worked for 26 years for Hall of Heroes, Harris Comics, Marvel Comics and most notably DC Comics, creating

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Uber-violent sci-fi comic series “Replicator” now live on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Robert Arnold launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of Replicator, a sci-fi story which is absolutely designed for mature audiences only. Written by Arnold and featuring illustrations by Aaron Alfeche (Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG), colors by DC Alonso, and letters by Marshall Dillon, Replicator is a brutal, unforgiving take complete with nudity

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Brian Pulido’s “Lady Death: Blasphemy Anthem” is live; reaps nearly $200K on day 1

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lady Death: Blasphemy Anthem, the latest double-sized comic book in the Lady Death series. At the time of this writing, the project has already raised roughly $190 thousand dollars in less than 24 hours. Blasphemy Anthem is co-written by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean, and features illustrations by

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9 new characters coming to “BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle” including “Senran Kagura’s” Yumi

Over the weekend, a new trailer leaked (and was later confirmed) which indicated that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will receive a “2.0 update” adding a total of nine new characters including at least two from entirely new franchises: Yumi from Senran Kagura (not Homura?!) and both Akatsuki and Blitztank from Akatsuki En-Eins. Yumi from Senran Kagura is armed with traditional paper fans,

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Lovecraftian horror “The Case of the Littlest Umbrella” is on the precipice of “six figures young lady!”

At the time of this writing, the all-ages, Lovecraftian horror graphic novel The Case of the Littlest Umbrella has raised more than $96 thousand on Indiegogo. That puts it very close to the blessed “six figures bitc young lady” threshold! (Hey, it’s an all-ages comic, after all) Will it make the big 1-0-0-0-0-0 before the in-demand store closes? The Case

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The mystery of Michael Beacon’s “Seven Legions” is coming soon to Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Michael Beacon is laying the groundwork to launch an sci-fi/fantasy series titled Seven Legions. featuring artwork by both Pablo Romero and Henry Ponciano (Tinseltown), Seven Legions is the story in which “an orphan becomes a samurai who takes on the greatest threat the Seven Legions have ever faced.” You can watch the preview trailer for yourself

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Jason Brubaker’s epic fantasy series “Sithrah” comes to a close

On Thursday, the crowdfunding campaign for the final two volumes in the 6-part Sithrah saga came to a very successful end, raising a total of more than $82 thousand. Noice. Sithrah is the brainchild of independent comic book creator Jason Brubaker, who worked previously as a Hollywood storyboard artist and animator on films such Blade and the Kung Fu Panda Trilogy. But

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Anime-inspired comic book “Mari Sue” fully funded on Indiegogo

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for George Alexopoulos’ anime-inspired graphic novel Mari Sue achieved its funding goal on Indiegogo. The campaign itself includes the first two issues of the series written and illustrated by Alexopoulos. Mari Sue is described as an action comedy story featuring “exo-suit battles, bizarre creatures, a fine cast of characters to befriend, dastardly enemies to despise, and

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New battle system, character details emerge for “Ys IX: Monstrum Nox”

According to the latest issue of Japanese publication Dengeki PlayStation, Falcom has unveiled several new Ys IX: Monstrum Nox details, including a few battle systems and several character reveals. Here’s a translation of the key information according to Gematsu: Characters Commander Chatelard (voiced by Yuuki Ono) – Commander of the Church Knights. A handsome man with tanned skin and silver hair. His

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Historical adventure book “Kyrie: The Curse of the Macedonian Scroll” fully funded; still available in-demand

Late last week, the Indiegogo campaign for Kyrie: The Curse of the Macedonian Scroll ended successfully, raising 131% of its original goal. Starting its life as a webcomic, Kyrie is a historical adventure book written an illustrated by Matt Crotts. Here’s a breakdown of the project taken from the campaign page. It’s Indiana Jones in Ancient Rome! Get ready for

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Reflection: M.U.S.H.A. (SEGA Week Special)

Being SEGA Week and all, I thought it would make sense to highlight one of the most prized games in the Genesis library: M.U.S.H.A. Since The Splintering doesn’t really do “reviews”, I’m winging it with the whole “reflection” thing. Time to give M.U.S.H.A a bit of The Splintering’s trademark TLC … Prepare for bemusement! What is it? M.U.S.H.A. … Who

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Alterna Comics is asking for your help to expand, become a distributor

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a crowdfunding campaign intended to help the independent comic book publisher expand its operation. Alterna has seen quite a boost in sales over the last couple of years, and now Simeti is looking to raise some cash via Indiegogo to give his business room to grow by expanding its storage space and

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Issue 1 of “Blood Realm” becomes first Alterna comic to receive third printing

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti revealed on the Alterna YouTube channel that issue one of Blood Realm would be the very first Alterna book to receive a third printing. You can watch Simeti’s full remarks below.   Written and illustrated by Robert Geronimo, Blood Realm is a three-part fantasy/horror mini-series that has become a breakout hit for the

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E3 Recap: 5 brand new IPs we’re looking forward to playing (besides Cyberpunk 2077)

Like every E3, we were wowed and bombarded by a steady stream of refreshes and updates to gaming properties we all know and love. But while these forays into the familiar may get most of the press, developers at E3 2018 still had several interesting new IPs to show off. Below, we’ve featured five of our favorite new IPs from

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