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Mark Compton’s “Draculangela” is Danger Close to Being Fully Funded on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Mark Compton launched a crowdfunding campaign for Draculangela, a new 24-page book that, at the time of this writing, is only $15 away from reaching its initial funding goal on Indiegogo. Written by Compton and featuring illustrations by Carlos Rod Silva, colors by Walter Pereyra and letters Erik Enerfold, this first issue of Draculangela is intended

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Top Ten Crossover Storylines in Comic Book History

What is a comic book crossover storyline? Well, it’s a comic book story that travels through at least two (but often more) different titles. For example, the classic Avengers/Defenders War took place between the two titles during the 1970s and is still talked about to this day by loyal fans. A crossover could also have one centric title, with several

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Indiegogo Campaign for ImaginAction Comics’ “Raptor” Ends Successfully; Still Available In Demand

This past weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for ImaginAction Comics’ Raptor: The Preamble ended successfully, raising more than $4 thousand from 92 backers at closing time. Written by Ryan Haack, co-written by Bruce Berrueco and created/illustrated by Milton Aguiar, Raptor is a 54-page superhero origin story. Here’s the official pitch taken from the Raptor Indiegogo campaign page: Brian Brens returns to

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Looking Back at Red Valkyrie’s First “Underground Art Auction” (Interview)

As packages of original art continue to arrive at homes across the country – nay, the world – we are reminded that two weeks ago something very special happened.  The first (of many) “Underground Art Auctions” was hosted via livestream on the Red Valkyrie YouTube channel, forever opening up a new avenue for artists to seek exposure and make a

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José Garcia’s “Lumina Vhox” is a Visual Tour de Force (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator José Garcia launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lumina Vhox, an 80-page space fantasy book that, at the time of this writing, is well on its way to being fully funded with more than 70 percent of its goal raised so far. Written and illustrated by Garcia, Lumina Vhox combines elements of mythology and

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“Black Sun” Creator Joseph Abbott Talks Samurai, Myth, and Learning From Past Failures (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Joseph Abbott recently launched his second Indiegogo campaign, this time for Black Sun, a samurai action adventure featuring creatures from Japanese legend. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his campaign, which is available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with only minimal edits. The Splintering:

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Riot Press Productions’ “Ultra Star” Fully Funded in 20 Minutes

On Sunday, Riot Press Productions founder and independent comic book creator Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ultra Star: Operation Super N.O.V.A. 5, and the project was fully funded in less than twenty minutes.* Written and illustrated by Parnell and featuring cover art by Kenneth Rocafort (GROKEN), Ultra Star is a new superhero tale set in the Johnny

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Don’t Call Him Geode! “Life on Cora: Oktaz Climbs” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

The independent comic book creative team at Faeries and Ents launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 3 of their fantasy series Life on Cora, which features a land of living rocks (none of whom are named “Geode”). Subtitled Oktaz Climbs, this third issue is written by Martin Fisher (Star Wars, Transformers) and features illustrations by Mike Jimmy De Bruin (Infinite

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Second Issue of Supernatural Fantasy “Nyobi Birthright” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Larry Higgins launched a crowdfunding campaign for the second issue of Nyobi Birthright, a 24-page book that combines action, drama, and supernatural fantasy. Written by Higgins (Avani: Origins) and featuring illustrations by Samar Samio and colors by Dan Olvera (Puppet Master), issue two completes the story that began with Nyobi Birthright issue one.

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Under the Radar: “Destroyer Duck” #1 – First Appearance of Groo the Wanderer

Welcome to another edition of Under the Radar, a segment where we will spotlight comic books that don’t have the widespread attention of the comic book community that they really should.  Today, we’ll be looking at Destroyer Duck #1, which contained the first appearance of Groo the Wanderer. Groo the Wanderer is a sword for hire in an age gone

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“BEARDZZERKER” Creator Don Chin Talks Heavy Metal, Keanu, and What He Really Thinks of Millennials! (Interview)

Veteran comic book creator and Parody Press founder Don Chin recently launched his second Indiegogo campaign, this time for BEARDZZERKER, a parody of Boom Studios’ BRZRKR book featuring Keanu Reeves. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his campaign, which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “CyberFrog 2: Rekt Planet” Closes Big – Raises $1.2 Million

The crowdfunding campaign for the massively successful CyberFrog 2: Rekt Planet came to a close on Thursday, raising more than $1.2 million from nearly 12 thousand backers.* CyberFrog is the brainchild of renowned comic book creator, ALL CAPS COMICS founder and YouTube/Odysee host Ethan Van Sciver. With Rekt Planet, he is once again joined by colorist phenom Kyle Ritter (Starblades)

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Pagan Demons Come to Life in Irene Strychalski’s “FIENDISH” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Mainstream comic creator Irene Strychalski recently made the jump to crowdfunding with chapter one of FIENDISH, a fantasy story that combines elements of seinen manga and European fantasy comics. Written and illustrated by Strychalski (Deadpool Family), FIENDISH is inspired by pagan traditions and culture. Here’s the official pitch taken from the FIENDISH Indiegogo campaign page: As a child, Kazimir was

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Marvel Comics to Remove Guns from the Punisher, Other Superheroes

Marvel Comics has announced that as of this summer, their heroes will no longer be using guns or firearms. Of course, this will affect characters like the Punisher the most, but other Marvel characters such as Deadpool, Cable and Black Widow will also be losing their guns moving forward, in favor of either bladed weapons or hand-to-hand combat. Not only

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Mel Allen Takes Mythology to the Cosmos in “Nephilim Squadron” (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Mel (Hex) Allen recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nephilim Squadron, a full color, science-fiction fantasy epic inspired by ancient mythology. He also has an e-mail sign-up list for his next project (here), a collected edition of all of the Nephilim Squadron books so far. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his

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Super Fighting Robot… “Eternal Armor!” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

A few weeks ago, independent comic book creator Wyatt Holliday launched a crowdfunding campaign for Eternal Armor, a an all-new, 64-page, black & white graphic novel. Inspired by Japanese sentai and kaiju stories, Eternal Armor promises “64 pages of giant robot action.” Here’s the brief plot synopsis taken from the Eternal Armor Indiegogo campaign page: Two decades ago, a fisherman

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 28 March 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 with Parnell and Mermaids creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed Marvel leaving Diamond Comic Distributors, Netflix’s plans to produce a series based on Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR comic,

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Mail Call! Unboxing Riot Press Productions’ “Johnny Phantasm 1985”

Today, I’m unboxing Riot Press Productions’ Johnny Phantasm 1985 by Evan Pozios and Patrick Thomas Parnell. I backed the most basic tier via Indiegogo in mid-2020, which came packaged with a several extra chotchkies such as a pinup poster, five character cards, a sticker, and three trademark Johnny Phantasm poker chips. You can check out the unboxing video below. I

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Core Comics’ “Artifice Re-Animate” – a Dystopian Tale from Down Under (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Australian comic book house Core Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Artifice Re-Animate, a sci-fi fantasy book written by storytelling team of SMiRKtheALiEN and RaginMantis and featuring illustrations by Vic King and colors by Barbusco, But what is Artifice about? Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Indiegogo campaign page: After a chaotic incident at sea,

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The World’s Greatest AverageHero Returns in “Joe King Book 2” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Last week, independent comic book creator George Peter Gatsis launched a crowdfunding campaign for Joe King Book 2, a 120-page sci-fi superhero sequel starring “the world’s greatest averagehero” who looks to be a cross between Cookie Monster and Superman. What kind of audience is Joe King created for? According to the book’s Indiegogo campaign page, Joe King is for fans

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“Then Barnaby Met Six Figures…” Shane Davis’ “Starlight Cats” hits $100k on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for sci-fi adventure comic Starlight Cats: Merlion Rising crossed the blessed “six figures, bitc young lady (kids’ book) threshold, raising more than $100k from over 1,300 backers. Now that the campaign has reached the six figures milestone, every backer will receive a bonus “hang in there, kitty” poster by Billy Bacsko. Keen. But what

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Scattered Comics’ “Shadow Hunters: Bite Me!” Fully Funded on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Scattered Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow Hunters: Bite Me!, a 40-page book filled with “blood blood, gore, partial nudity and vampire violence” (in other words, for mature readers). Written and co-illustrated by Jason Dube and co-illustrated by Noel Serrato, Shadow Hunters is a self-contained tale set in the same world as Lylith & Mara. Here’s

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Retro Graphics’ Sexy Noir Comic “Dixie Rose” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, Retro Graphic Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for Dixie Rose, a 52-page one-shot comic that combines film noir with some unapologetically sexy visuals. Written by Matthew Fowler (Seicho 66) and featuring illustrations by Ricardo Jaime (The Prospectres) colors by Marcos Martins (The Prospectres), and lettering by the prolific Eric Weathers (Battle Brick Road), Dixie Rose promises “babes, brawlers,

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Issue 2 of Genuine Comics’ “Perfect 10” Fully Funded on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, Genuine Comics’ crowdfunding campaign for Perfect 10 issue two was fully funded on Indiegogo, with over two weeks remaining in the initial crowdfunding period. Written and created by Dave Brink (Earthling) and featuring illustrations by Pow Rodrix (Wolverine), colors by Daniel Rodrigues (Earthling: Indie Wars) and lettering by Joel Saavedra (Berserkers), Perfect 10 is a 28-page action

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Jake Adams Thrashes Onto Indiegogo with “Cobalt”

It is becoming increasingly popular for critics to focus on the topic of “accessibility” in entertainment.  I often hear detractors demanding that works of fiction be made more accessible to very specific focus groups while simultaneously disparaging them for failing to appeal to broadly diverse audiences.  I find it quite ironic that the modern media, obsessed with reducing whole casts

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Unboxing Alterna’s Comic Book Collector Case

Today, I’m unboxing the Indiegogo-exclusive comic book collector case from Alterna Comics, which includes a number of bonuses and extras. I backed the campaign in late 2020, and so far, I’m happy with the overall package. As always, I have a cat coming by to inspect my video work, and yes, I cut my fingernails immediately after recording this. Check

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Wolfpack Comics’ “Justice City Chronicles” Brings 80s-Inspired Action to Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

On Monday, Wolfpack Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Justice City Chronicles Volume 1, an 80-page superhero adventure book set in an bleak future. Written by Marcus DiGesu and featuring illustrations by Anthony Figaro, Justice City Chronicles is heavily inspired by action cartoons of the 1980s. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Justice City Chronicles Indiegogo campaign page:

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Unboxing Secret Comics’ “ASYL” by Nasser Rabadi and Vic King

Today, I’m unboxing Secret Comics’ ASYL by Nasser Rabadi, Vic King and Billy Bacsko. I backed the most basic tier via Indiegogo in late 2020. From what I recall from the campaign, the story can fundamentally be described as “Dracula in an insane asylum.” As always, my cats insist on watching everything I do… This is the third book I’ve

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Evoluzione’s Sci-Fi Anthology “Speed of Light” Races onto Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, Evoluzione Publishing launched a crowdfunding campaign for Speed of Light issue 1, the first of what is planned to be an ongoing, bi-monthly, science fiction anthology series. Each issue of Speed of Light will feature nine 8-page stories (that’s a total of 72 pages for you maths wizards out there), all with black and white art. Each

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The Clownfish TV Crew Bring Fantasy Comic “Shadowbinders” to Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, independent comic book creators and Clownfish TV hosts Kneon and Geeky Sparkles (government names Thom Pratt and Kambrea, respectively) launched a crowdfunding campaign for volumes 1 and 2 of Shadowbinders, a fantasy series that began its life in 2010 as a webcomic. Written by Ms. Sparkles and illustrated by Mr. Kneon, Shadowbinders is a lighthearted blend of

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