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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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Review: “IF – A Crime Anthology” (Alterna Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring IF – A Crime Anthology, a black and white anthology book published by Alterna Comics. With the title of A Crime Anthology, it might be expected that all of the the stories would be gritty or noir mysteries featuring “hard-boiled” detectives or Scorsese-esque gangsters, but this isn’t the case.

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Review: Legends of Log (Alterna Comics – Monochrome May Special)

After making a few appearances in the pages of Alterna’s anthology series It Came Out on a Wednesday, Ski Suharski’s Legends of Log received its very own “One-Dollar One-Shot” book in January. It’s a great price for a quick read featuring a unique character, but what exactly do you get for your hard-earned buck? The Log character has appeared in

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Clint Stoker’s “Downcast” to be published by Alterna Comics

Over the weekend, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti and Downcast creator Clint Stoker announced that both Downcast and Downcast Wrize and Fall will in fact be published under the Alterna label. Alterna will publish the full Downcast arc in four issues, with the original Downcast being split into issues 1 & 2 and Wrize and Fall being issues 3 &

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Alterna Comics reveals cover art for “Tinseltown” sequel series

Earlier this week, Alterna Comics revealed the cover art for Tinseltown: Losing the Light, the 5-issue follow-up to 2018’s crime drama written by David Lucarelli and illustrated by Henry Ponciano. The writer/artist team is returning for Losing the Light, and are of course joined by regular Alterna letterer Wes Locher (Unit 44). Unfamiliar with Tinseltown? Here’s a plot summary of

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Alterna Comics to release “The Swan King” as a one-dollar one-shot this spring

Earlier this week, Alterna Comics revealed that Tyler Wentland’s fantasy comic The Swan King would be coming to a comic shop near you for the affordable price of a single dollar. Successfully crowdfunded in 2018, The Swan King is described as “a 19-page dark fantasy fairytale in black and white.” The book is written and illustrated by Wentland (Red Koi)

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Alterna Comics announces price increase starting April 2020

On Friday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the entire line of Alterna books would be seeing pricing increases starting in April 2020. Here’s the quick & dirty summary of the changes: Standard comics are increasing from $1.50 to $1.99 Reprint issues under the ICYMI label increasing from $0.99 to $1.25 Double-sized horror anthology It Came Out on a

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Alterna Comics launches “Twelve Days of Alterna” charity event (Jolly Jinglings Special)

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti (aka Publishing Pete, aka Saint Peter of the blessed Newsprint) launched “Twelve Days of Alterna” a special charity crowdfunding campaign benefiting both Toys for Tots and Portion for Orphans. At the time of this writing, the Indiegogo campaign is well on its way to achieving its funding goal, which means that 100 all-ages

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti scrambles to find new printing company

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the printer he uses for Alterna’s web press needs would not be able to fill Simeti’s orders, though the reason was not specified. This has caused Simeti to enter crisis mode, looking for a new printer on very short short notice. We reached out to Simeti to get more details on

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Unboxing AlternaWeen 2 at The Splintering (Festival of Dread special)

For two years running, Alterna Comics has marked the Halloween holiday with AlternaWeen, a crowdfunded event in which backers receive stacks of discounted comic books (among other swag) to give away to trick-or-treaters. Full disclosure! I’ve backed the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign both years, and like last year, I decided to dust off The Splintering‘s criminally neglected YouTube channel to post

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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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Alterna Comics is bringing Josh Howard’s “T-Bird and Throttle” to comic shops in 2020

During New York Comic Con, Alterna Comics announced that Josh Howard’s superhero action miniseries T-Bird & Throttle will be coming to comic book shops as part of the company’s in Fall 2020 lineup. Heavily influenced by the art of Bruce Timm and Batman the Animated Series, T-Bird & Throttle is a sci-fi, superhero miniseries written and illustrated by Howard himself.

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Alterna Comics reveals “Legends of Log” one-dollar one-shot details, cover art

On Friday, Alterna Comics unveiled the cover for Legends of Log, a “one-dollar one-shot” featuring the mysterious guardian of the forest who has become a staple character of Alterna’s It Came Out on a Wednesday anthology series over the past year. Featuring the workof Ski Suharsky, Bob Berry, Trey Baldwin, Ian Miller and Wes Locher, Legends of Log follows the

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Alterna Comics’ “Legends of Log” to receive one-dollar one-shot in January

For nearly a year, The Legends of Log has been a mainstay of Alterna Comics’ anthology series It Came Out on a Wednesday. But now Alterna is giving the ax-wielding wooden giant his own one-shot book this January. The best part? It will only cost a buck. Legends of Log follows the adventures of the titular titan Log as he

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Peter Simeti launches “Alterna Distribution”

During a Thursday livestream, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that he has indeed launched “Alterna Distribution,” an all-new way for independent creators to get their comics into comic book shops. So far, Alterna Distribution exists only as a web domain, but Simeti is planning for the venture to be fully operational in mid-2020. It’s important to note that this

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AlternaWeen 2019 is now live!

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched the company’s second Halloween-themed fundraising campaign, AlternaWeen. The intended purpose of the campaign is to raise money for Alterna Comics to maintain and expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna will be able to send to these new retailers. Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent

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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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THE MIGHTY MASCOTS revealed as the first 80+ page “Alterna Giant”

During San Diego Comic Con, Alterna Comics revealed that The Mighty Mascots will be the first book published in the “Alterna Giants” line, a new line of 80+ page books priced at just $4.99. All Alterna Giants will collect previously-released issues similar to a trade paperback, and (according to Alterna) will contain “complete arcs, newsprint interiors, new cover art, and

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“Blood Realm” creator Robert Geronimo discusses the series’ future with Alterna Comics

Earlier this week, Blood Realm creator Robert Geronimo joined Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti on the official Alterna YouTube channel to discuss the future of the Blood Realm universe. Blood Realm has been quite a successful book for Alterna, and it seems that fans of the books will have plenty to look forward to for a long time to come. During

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Alterna Comics to introduce 80-page Giant books for $4.99

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the independent comic book publisher will introduce a new line of 80-page giant books for just $4.99. This would be in addition to the company’s line of standard-sized “cat-spanker” comics which run between 99 cents and $1.99. There are no details on the titles or genres that will be a part

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Publishin’ Pete just keeps winning! The campaign to expand Alterna Comics hits every goal

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign to expand Alterna Comics ended successfully, raising 343% of its original goal for a total of over $8 thousand. With those numbers, Alterna founder Peter Simeti will be able to expand his company’s operations by moving to a much larger storage space (10′ x 20′). Not only will this allow for Alterna to order larger print

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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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Alterna Comics founder has an interesting comic care tip for collectors

As the founder of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti loves his comic book collection. And as part of his retailer buyback program, he often receives books shipped back to him from comic shops, some of which have some slight folds, creases, or dings. Did you know that you can literary iron out wrinkles in paper using a household iron and board?

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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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Peter Simeti posts update on Swatting incident; announces changes to Alterna Comics’ livestreams

On Friday night, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti posted a short video featuring updates on his unfortunate Swatting experience earlier in the week. Simeti noted that the investigation was ongoing, and as a result, the livestream during which the Swatting took place is still set to private so that it could be reviewed as evidence. Simeti also asked that those

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti asks for calm after being Swatted on livestream

During a YouTube livestream on Wednesday night (now set to private), Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti’s home was raided by police. According to Simeti, someone impersonating him called the police, gave them Simeti’s address, and claimed to have “stabbed my girlfriend and that I was suicidal.” Nobody was physically harmed, and Simeti noted that the police realized very quickly that

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