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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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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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Christian-themed comic “Tribulation Force” successfully funded on Indiegogo

Last night, the crowdfunding campaign for Tribulation Force #0 ended successfully, raising 185% of its funding goal. Of course, it should be noted that Tribulation Force creator Bill Raupp was only asking for a humble $500, but a win is a win, right? Here’s a plot summary of the book taken from the Tribulation Force Indiegogo page.   “The Bible

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A bloodbath of action and redemption, “Handyman” relaunches on Indiegogo

This week, the creative team of Brad Ashworth and Tyler Carpenter relaunched their crowdfunding campaign for the ultra-violent Handyman on Indiegogo. Described as “a bloodbath of action and redemption,” Handyman is a 48-page graphic novel featuring mostly black and white artwork highlighted with glorious red blood drips, sprays and splatters. While Handyman failed to achieve its funding goal a few

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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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IDW loses millions; CEO steps down after only seven months on the job

IDW Media Holdings CEO Kerry McCluggage is stepping down after assuming the position in July 2018. McCluggage will be replaced by IDW’s chairman and largest stockholder, Howard Jonas. This action comes as the company’s 2018 annual report shows a $36 million loss, including a loss of $28.8 million in its fiscal Q4 alone, according to a breakdown by ICv2. The primary

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Sci-fi/comedy graphic novel “The Abductables” launches 8 March on Indiegogo

On 8 March, I Played with Fire creator Michael Derrick plans to launch an all-new project on Indiegogo titled The Abductables, a 52-page sci-fi/comedy graphic novel written by Derrick and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights). Here’s a quick plot summary of The Abductables from Derrick.   “After waking up aboard an alien spaceship, a musclebound amnesiac must battle his

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