Tag Archives: Comics

Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 27 March 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), veteran comic book creator Arvid Nelson and The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the most recent news on Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, the latest indie comic book reviews

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Fresher Luke’s Supernatural Fantasy “Forsaken Gods” Continues in Issue 2

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Fresher Luke launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 2 of Forsaken Gods, a 64-page follow-up to the first issue that was successfully crowdfunded in August 2020. Written and illustrated by Luke, Forsaken Gods is a supernatural fantasy about the rediscovery of a nigh-forgotten war between the gods. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from

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Comic Review: “Black Bishop” (Evoluzione Publishing)

Who will win the game of spies, superheroes and assassins? Today we’re going to take a look at Black Bishop, at 32-page one-shot comic published by Evoluzione. Some story spoilers will follow! Written and created by Marcel Dupree, co-written by Guido Martinez and illustrated by Gaurav Shrivastava, Black Bishop is an action-packed spy adventure set in a world where governments and

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream 23 January 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. The Splintering contributor George Travlos was away on assignment. This week, we discussed the latest on Patrick’s ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, and the potential prospects of

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Gabe Eltaeb Reveals “Truth Justice American Way” Comic Book Coming Soon to Indiegogo

Veteran comic book creator Gabriel “Gabe” Eltaeb recently revealed that he intends to launch a crowdfunding campaign for an all-new independent project titled Truth Justice American Way, a 64-page superhero graphic novel. Eltaeb made the announcement on a recent livestream hosted on Ethan Van Sciver’s Comic Artist Pro Secrets YouTube channel, which you can watch here. Eltaeb recently resigned from

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Isekai Manga Parody “A High School Girl In The Crusades” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent author and comic book creator Jon Del Arroz recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for A High School Girl In The Crusades, a 22-page, black and white, manga-style comic. The campaign is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Del Arroz and featuring illustrations by The Quaff (Shotgun Samurai), A

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Faeries and Ents’ Fantasy Comic Series “Life On Cora” Returns for “Tiny Travels”

On Friday, the independent comic book creative team at Faeries and Ents launched a crowdfunding campaign for Life On Cora: Tiny Travels, the fifth installment in the Life On Cora series. Written by Martin Fisher (Star Wars, Transformers) and featuring illustrations by Mike Jimmy De Bruin (Infinite Guardian) and colors by Eristeine (Yo Ho), the Life On Cora series blends

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Braincage’s Sci-Fi Adventure Book “Gun Demon” Now on Indiegogo

After a several month delay, independent comic book creator Gregory LeVitre launched a crowdfunding campaign for Gun Demon: Devil’s Overture #1, a 38-page sci-fi superhero book. Written by LeVitre and featuring pencils by John Howard, inks and lettering by Chis Wendha, and colors by Paul Bilick, Gun Demon is intended to be the foundation for a shared Braincage universe. Here’s

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Mail Call! Unboxing “Ultra Star” by Riot Press Productions

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Ultra Star by Riot Press Productions.* Have a watch, and let us know in the comments if you think that Patrick Thomas Parnell packed this parcel up himself, or if his wife Whitney did it. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. *Disclosure: the author of this

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Evoluzione’s Black Bishop Returns in “A Shot at Love” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Love is in the air for Evoluzione’s woman of mystery. The sexy super spy turned mercenary is back with a crowdfunding campaign for an all-new 32-page comic titled Black Bishop: A Shot at Love. The project is already fully funded, having raised a combined total of nearly $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Created and co-plotted by Marcel

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Malin & Poulton’s “Graveyard Shift Volume IV” Scares Up Big Money on Day One

On Sunday, independent comic book creator and Malin After Midnight (bring it baaack!) host Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Volume IV, a 68-page graphic novel that combines elements of horror and superhero action. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised approximately $70 thousand at the time of this writing and still climbing. Co-Created

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Second Issue of Stephan Velez’s Dark Thriller “The VeilWalker” Now on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Stephan Velez launched a crowdfunding campaign for The VeilWalker #2, a 50+ page follow-up to the first issue that was successfully funded last year. Written by Velez and featuring illustrations by Sajad Shah and colors by Leonardo Paciarotti, The VeilWalker is described as a blend of action, mystery, thriller, and horror. Here’s the official

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Riot Press’ Ghoulish Gangster Enters the 90s in “Johnny Phantasm: Extreme ‘93” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator and Riot Press founder Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for Johnny Phantasm: Extreme ‘93, a 48-page supernatural crime fantasy book.* The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $16 thousand at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Parnell (Ultra Star) and featuring colors by Matt Yackey,

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Silvio Spotti and Top Secret Press Present “Sword of Justice Vol. 2” Now on Kickstarter

Veteran comic book creator Silvio Spotti recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue one of Sword of Justice: Volume 2, the follow-up to volume 1 which concluded earlier this year. Written and illustrated by Spotti and featuring colors by Veronica Lopez, Sword of Justice Vol. 2 Issue 1 is a 20-page, sci-fi fantasy book which, like its predecessor, is intended

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Double Mail Call! “A Child Is Born” and “Fiendish” Unboxing (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s celebration of all births virgin and immaculate. Today we’re unboxing a couple of comic books that recently arrived at the mailbox of The Splintering HQ (my house): Irene Strychalski’s Fiendish and Billy Tucci’s A Child Is Born. It should also be noted that this is the final performance of my fluffy black cat

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Undead Vikings Vs. Nazis in Jason Michalski’s “Northern Blood” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jason Michalski recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Northern Blood, an 80-page, black and white graphic novel. At the time of this writing, the project is already fully funded, having raised 230% of its initial funding goal. Written by Michalski and featuring illustrations by Antonio Rojo, Northern Blood is a horror fantasy tale set in an

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 12 December 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed Robert Kirkman’s Skybound possibly picking up the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses, news on Patrick’s upcoming Johnny Phantasm

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What’s in the box?! No Sleep Press’ “Pandora’s Demons” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

No Sleep Press recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 1 of Pandora’s Demons, a 32-page supernatural fantasy horror book. Written by Guido Martinez (Three Thorns) and featuring illustrations by Alti Firmansyah (X-Men ‘92), Pandora’s Demons issue 1 is intended to be the first installment of an ongoing series strictly intended for mature readers (on account of all the violence

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Attic Door Comics’ “Sister Mercy” is Saving Souls and Dealing Death in Mankind’s Final Days (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Canadian comic book creator Corey Hardiman recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Sister Mercy: Paradise Lost, a 120-page collection of the first 4-issue Sister Mercy story arc. Written by Hardiman and featuring illustrations by Ricardo Silva and colors by Fred Marinho, Sister Mercy is a post-apocalyptic fantasy described as “done in a 90’s grindhouse, exploitative style,” complete with foul language,

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Blast Off with Jim Tournas’ “Jetta Raye Adventures” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jim Tournas recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Jetta Raye Adventures, a 32-page sci-fi book featuring the exploits of Jetta & friends. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than 160 percent of its initial funding goal at the time of this writing. While a traditional plot synopsis isn’t available, here’s the official pitch

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John Celestri’s “Bloodwing Angel Chronicles” Book 2 Now Flying on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Veteran animator and independent comic creator John Celestri recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Bloodwing Angel Chronicles Book 2, a 52-page comedy adventure featuring the continuing exploits of the angel Mychal. Written and illustrated by Celestri, this second volume includes Episodes 3 & 4: FLY or DIE! and ALTAR of DEATH!, plus a 7-page standalone story featuring the 1717 CLUB

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 28 November 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the long-term viability of crowdfunding websites, our thoughts on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, CGnow.net, and the latest news & views

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StarSky Comics’ “Aslan the Awakening” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator and US Army veteran Adjanu Bouzi recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Aslan the Awakening, a fantasy adventure book intended as the cornerstone of a broader, interconnected universe. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Aslan the Awakening Indiegogo campaign page: Heavy is the head that wears the crown…but this one…is worth it. In the

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Orphan Warrior Ella Returns in “Seeing Red” Issue 2 (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

No Sleep Press recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for Seeing Red: The Girl that Kissed Death issue 2, the follow-up to the first issue that successfully crowdfunded earlier this year. Issue 2 is already fully funded, having raised more than 120% of its initial funding goal. Strictly intended for mature audiences, Seeing Red looks to be well endowed with bloody

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 21 November 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. Fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos took the week off (spending time with family no doubt). We were joined by several other voices as the show went on, including

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Mega Mail Call! Four Comic Unboxings for the Price of One! (free, that is)

Today we’re unboxing four separate comic books recently received in the mailbox of The Splintering HQ (my house). They are: BeardzzerkerBlack BishopThe Expendables Go to Helland a Graveyard Shift promo book Enough talk! Have at thee with watching! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on

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The Damned Return to Save Creation in “Ed Gein: Demon Hunter” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent author and graphic novelist Lucifer Storm recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ed Gein: Demon Hunter, a genre-bending supernatural adventure that blends elements of horror, fantasy, and comedy. Yes, comedy. And yes, that Ed Gein. The 1950s serial killer. Only in comics, folks! Written and created by Storm and featuring black and white illustrations by Kristian Rossi (Trespasser), Ed

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 14 November 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed at length the number of comic book crowdfunding campaigns that are behind schedule, and when late becomes too

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Scott McCullough’s “Doorkickers” are Back to Deliver a Dose of Bad Medicine

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Scott McCullough launched a crowdfunding campaign for Doorkickers: Bad Medicine, the sequel to Doorkickers: Panzer Demon which was successfully crowdfunded in 2019. Written and created by McCullough (Peregrine: Wings of the Falcon) and featuring illustrations by Douglas Franchin, colors by Farah Nurmaliza and lettering by the prolific Eric Weathers (Battle Brick Road), Bad Medicine

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The Pageau Brothers’ “God’s’Dog: Monster” Raises $100k on Indiegogo

I hate it when I feel like I’ve already covered something, but then I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the site. That is certainly the case with the Pageau Brothers’ God’s’Dog: Monster, though it’s quite possible that the odd use of apostrophes in the title are throwing off my searches. Bah! Anyway… in an effort to not let

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