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Alterna Comics’ “AlternaWeen” campaign fully funded, charity stretch goals added

Last week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a Halloween-themed crowdfunding campaign known as AlternWeen.* Designed as a fundraiser to help Alterna expand its distribution channels to new retailers, AlternaWeen offers backers a girthy stack of Alterna comics at a steep discount intended to be given away as Halloween treats. The AlternaWeen campaign quickly met its initial funding goal of

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Alterna founder Peter Simeti officially launches “Alternaween” Indiegogo campaign

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched the Alternaween crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.* Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 50 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics themselves come in two types of bundles, either an “all-ages” bundle made up of 50 “all ages” and “teen” books, and a horror

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti reveals more “Alternaween” details

This week, Alterna founder Peter Simeti took to YouTube to reveal more details on the upcoming Alternaween crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will launch in the next week or so exclusively on Indiegogo (not Kickstarter, as previously teased). Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 25 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics

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First look at Alterna’s “Midnight Mystery”

Previews World has given us a nice sneak peek at the upcoming suspense/horror series Midnight Mystery by writer/artist Bernie Gonzalez. Described as a mix of The X-Files, Supernatural, and film noir films, Midnight Mystery follows the adventures of detective Ezekiel King who has been hired to find the missing son of a deceased horror host. In the trailer below, the

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Peter Simeti announces Halloween crowdfunding project during “State of Alterna Address”

This week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti delivered a very emotional State of Alterna Address in which he addressed a litany of personal attacks made against him, responded to criticism of his company’s consumer-centric social media policies, and adamantly denied that firing a contracted letterer for violating those policies. The news wasn’t all driven by drama, however. Simeti also announced

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“Axiom Verge 2” coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020

During Tuesday’s Nintendo Indie World showcase, independent video game creator Tom Happ announced that Axiom Verge 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020. Below is the announcement trailer for Axiom Verge 2 followed by the official breakdown of the game: Decades later… or is it centuries earlier? You may have played Axiom Verge, or heard it referenced as a benchmark

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“SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone” for Nintendo Switch launches 28 November in Japan

Earlier this week, SEGA announced that SEGA Ages: Fantasy Zone for Nintendo Switch will launch on the Japanese eShop on 28 November (that’s tomorrow) for ¥999 (roughly $9.15, or $1.42 in Bison Dollars). Originally released in arcades in 1985, Fantasy Zone is a side-scrolling shooter in which you can pilot your ship in all four directions at will (similar to

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2D brawler “Fight’N Rage” arrives on PS4 in December

Seba Games Dev has announced that the PS4 version of Fight’N Rage will be released on 3 December. Priced at $19.99, Fight’N Rage is a retro-inspired beat-em-up that borrows from the best brawlers of eras gone by, such as Final Fight and Streets of Rage. Fight’N Rage has been available for Steam PC since 2017 and both Nintendo Switch and Xbox One since

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6 classic “bitch” moments that a proposed bill in Massachusetts would make illegal

Massachusetts state representative Daniel J. Hunt (D – Boston) recently introduced legislation that would ban the word “bitch” from being spoken in the state Commonwealth. Under the so-called Act regarding the use of offensive words, those caught using the word “bitch” will face a $150 maximum fine for the first offense, while repeat offenses could bring a $200 fine or

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Justin Michael Ryan’s and Kristian Rossi’s “The Unclean” coming to Indiegogo on 10 October

On Wednesday, Trespasser writer Justin Michael Ryan announces that his next comic book project The Unclean will begin crowdfunding on Indiegogo tomorrow, 10 October. The Unclean will ultimately be published by Alterna Comics and features artwork by Kristian Rossi (Voidwalker, Trespasser) and lettering by DC Hopkins. Ryan & Co. originally planned to launch their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, but late

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Steampunk visual novel “Code: Realize Future Blessings” coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring

Aksys has announced that the first Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ fan disc will be available to western Nintendo Switch owners in spring 2020. Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ is the first of two fan discs coming hot on the heels of Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, which is scheduled to release in February. The second fan disc titled Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~

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2D brawler “Fight’N Rage” coming soon to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4

On Thursday, Seba Games Dev announced that its side-scrolling brawler Fight’N Rage will be coming soon to consoles, starting with the Nintendo Switch on 26 September, Xbox One on 27 September, and PS4 at a later date. (Sony may be taking their time censoring Gal’s animations – pure speculation!) These new console versions of Fight’N Rage were ported by BlitWorks,

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Mankind’s Fate Lies in the Battle between Androids and Aliens in Mike Murphy’s “The Gods Fear Me”

On Wednesday, independent comic book writer and Chibi Comics founder Mike Murphy launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Gods Fear Me, a new post-apocalyptic sci-fi comic with a Lovecraftian flare. Written by Murphy (Samurai and Dinosaurs) and illustrated by Kristian Rossi (Trespasser), The Gods Fear Me is a 32-page comic intended as the first of a three-part miniseries. Here’s the

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Review: “Last Battle” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Last Battle! *Note: Did you know that Last Battle is actually a reskin of a Fist of the North Star game? We detailed the changes last year when SEGA’s Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise released, so you can check

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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s “Absolute Carnage” and “Future Foundation” Events

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on how Marvel’s editorial practices are evident in two of the company’s current events: Absolute Carnage and

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Film adaptation of psychological horror comic “The Chair” returns to theaters

This weekend at San Diego Comic Con, Alterna Comics announced that the film adaptation of Peter Simeti’s psychological horror book The Chair is being re-released at select theaters thanks to Terror Films and BingeWave Cinema. The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, a man on death row, struggling to escape his grisly fate. Pitted against a sadistic Warden and

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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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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s cancellation of “The Unstoppable Wasp”

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on Marvel’s cancellation of The Unstoppable Wasp, and what major comic book publishers could learn about marketing

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“Panty Party” physical limited edition coming to Nintendo Switch

Eastasiasoft recently announced that they are partnering with Play Asia (love those guys) to release a 3,000-print physical limited edition of Cosen’s Panty Party for the Nintendo Switch. It’s important to note that despite its cheeky premise, Panty Party is still only rated E10+ by the ESRB. It’s a third person battle shooter, where players control deadly pairs of sentient

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Gilbert Deltrez goes all guns blazing in “Pistolera” (interview)

Earlier in March, Headshot Horror Publishing launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s written by Gilbert Deltrez and featuring illustrations by Mateo Martinez and colors by J.L. Giles. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Deltrez who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the

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Comic store owner “Perch” reflects on the industry’s February sales numbers

A lot of folks like to make hay out of comic book sales numbers every time new information is released. One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below

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Ikari Press founder Antonio Brice hit with mass flagging on YouTube – over 250 videos struck down in a single day

YouTube has flagged virtually all of the content on the Ikari Press channel. Ikari Press founder and Brand creator started receiving flagging notices late last night, and there are now at least 253 videos have been deemed to be “innappropriate content”. Given the high volume and rapid succession of the complaints, it stands to reason that this was an intentional

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Yosh! “Samurai and Dinosaurs” returns to Indiegogo

After coming up short the first time around, the team behind Samurai and Dinosaurs relaunched the project on Indiegogo last week. Described as an homage to the work of legendary filmmakers Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) and Ray Harryhausen (Clash Of The Titans), Samurai and Dinosaurs is a 110-page action/fantasy graphic novel written by Michael Murphy and illustrated by Sergio Calvet.

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All 4 issues of “Tinseltown” mini-series to be reprinted

Alterna Comics has announced that the entire 4-issue mini-series will be going back to print. That means a second print for issues two, three and four, and an impressive third print for issue one, as the first issue of Blood Realm is the only Alterna comic to previously receive a third printing. Tinseltown is written by David Lucarelli and illustrated

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“Cyko KO!” creator Rob Feldman teases new comic “Dr. Shroud”

Earlier this week, comic book writer/artist Rob Feldman (Cyko KO!) took to social media to tease a potential upcoming project, Dr. Shroud. This book would be a bit of a departure from Feldman’s work on Cyko KO!, which was a family-friendly, fourth-wall breaking superhero miniseries published by Alterna Comics. According to Feldman, Dr. Shroud would feature more mature themes and

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“Blood Realm” & “Midnight Mystery” getting second printings

Independent publisher Alterna Comics recently announced that both Midnight Mystery #1 and Blood Realm #3 would be receiving a second print run. With this announcement, all issues of the three-issue miniseries Blood Realm will have received a second printing. A dark fantasy tale that reads a bit like modern myth, Blood Realm has been quite a successful title for Alterna,

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“Trespasser” graphic novel optioned for a feature film

On Friday, Deadline reported that Endeavor Content and veteran Hollywood writer Jason Fuchs have acquired the rights to Trespasser, the 2017 graphic novel written by Justin M. Ryan and illustrated by Kristian Rossi. Fuchs (any relation to Fred?) will produce with script written by Gabe Hobson, (True Detective). Fuchs himself is no stranger to adapting comics to the big screen,

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