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Happy AlternaWeen! Alterna Comics celebrates a successful Indiegogo campaign

The AlternaWeen crowdfunding campaign came to an end overnight, closing at 208% of the original goal for a total of over $16 thousand.* The purpose of the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign was to raise money allowing Alterna Comics to expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna would be able to send to new retailers. While backers

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All of Alterna Comics’ announcements at NYCC

While New York Comic Con has become more focused on movie news and certain companies promoting themselves as a “lifestyle brand”, there are the select few companies who still attend NYCC to celebrate and promote actual comic books. One such company is indie publisher Alterna Comics, who made several announcements during the NYCC festivities. Not only did they confirm a

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Film adaptation of Alterna Comics’ “The Chair” now available on Amazon Prime

As of 5 October, the film adaptation of The Chair is available to stream via Amazon Prime. Based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, The Chair stars Bill Oberts Jr., Noah Hathaway, and the late Roddy Piper in his final film performance. Terror Films adapted the graphic novel to the screen with Chad Ferrin in the director’s -er-

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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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Team Reptile Announces “Jet Set Radio” Spiritual Successor “Bomb Rush Cyberfunk”

Since much of SEGA’s creative spark seems to have left the company years ago, it’s now up to a new generation of creators and a few SEGA expatriates to honor the company’s legacy of innovation. Enter Team Reptile, a game developer based out of The Netherlands, who has taken up the mantle that SEGA’s Smilebit studio left behind by creating

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Dynamite Comics Drops “Vampirella” Variant Cover after Cancel Culture Backlash

Over the weekend, Dynamite Comics cancelled a crowdfunding campaign for a Vengeance of Vampirella variant cover featuring the internet comedian known only as “Cecil.” The book was already an overnight success, achieving its original funding goal in the first hour and raising more than $10k before the project was nixed. The cover itself featured a caricature of Cecil himself betwixt

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Michael Derrick talks his latest comic book project “Grayskale” (Interview – Monochrome May Special)

In January, writer Michael Derrick launched an Indiegogo campaign for Grayskale, an all-new graphic novel about a superhero with the ability to exploit karma. We have interviewed Derrick previously about other projects, and we were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his new Grayskale campaign.

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“Ion Fury” Now Available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Voidpoint and 3D Realms’ retro-inspired shooter Ion Fury is now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One courtesy of publisher 1C Entertainment. Described as a spiritual successor to classic 90’s first-person shooters, Ion Fury runs on a modified version of the classic Build engine, giving the game a distinctive, throwback flair. The Ion Fury developers made headlines in 2019 for

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Lovecraftian terrors await in “Sunless Sea”, now available on Xbox One, Switch

Late last week, game publisher Digerati Distribution released Failbetter Games’ seafaring horror title Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition for both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official description of the game below: LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Sunless Sea is a Lovecraftian steampunk game set in an alternate Victorian London where you navigate a steamship through the deep

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Talking “Adventures of Kim Il Sung” with CФMMIЭ МдЯK (Commie Mark Interview)

In February, writer CФMMIЭ МдЯK (aka Commie Mark) launched an Indiegogo campaign for Adventures of Kim Il Sung and Best Korea. Using actual historical photographs to tell the story, Adventures of Kim Il Sung is a graphic novel set in an alternate history where North Korea single-handedly wins the Second World War. The Splintering was fortunate enough to ask CФMMIЭ МдЯK

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E3 2020 cancelled, possibly replaced with online show (updated)

*Update! Yep, it’s cancelled. Original story follows… The king daddy of of gaming conferences, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), stands on the precipice of being officially cancelled later today. Scheduled to take place in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show will be canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus (aka COVID-19 or the “Commie Cough”). The ESA (Entertainment

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Political Satire Photo-Novella “The Adventures of Kim Il Sung and Best Korea” now on Indiegogo

Abandon your capitalist ambitions and rally, comrades! The tale of our glorious communist revolution is finally retold in its full, 1,000% factual form now that The Adventures of Kim Il Sung and Best Korea has launched on Indiegogo! You don’t know what The Adventures of Kim Il Sung and Best Korea is all about? Allow the generous state to re-educate

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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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