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Comic Review: “Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars” (Holliday, Gilmore)

Since Wyatt Holliday’s latest female-led sci-fi adventure just went live on Indiegogo (in the form of Heroine Adventure Magazine), what better time is there to bust out one of his previous books featuring another buxom female beauty? Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars is a lighthearted, action-heavy comic with a standalone story. The 32-page book follows the titular

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Giant Mechs and Guns Abound in Global Frequency Studios’ “Mavrics: Origins”

Late last week, Global Frequency Studios launched a crowdfunding campaign for Mavrics: Origins Vol. One, a 60-page graphic novel intended for fans of Battletech, Gundam, and Armored Core (what – no Iron Soldier love?). At the time of this writing, the campaign is already fully funded, so now all that’s left to worry about is stretch goals and fulfillment. Written

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Wyatt Holliday’s Pulp Era-Inspired “Heroine Adventure Magazine” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Wyatt Holliday launched a crowdfunding campaign for Heroine Adventure Magazine issue 1, “the world’s first-ever pulp heroines magazine.” Weighing in at a thicc 128 pages, Heroine Adventure #1 is a standalone, full-length pulp novel presented in 7×10 format. The project is already fully funded, so now all Holliday has to worry about is

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Andy Smith’s “1stMAN 2: Learning Curve” Now on Indiegogo

On Friday, veteran comic book creator Andy Smith launched a crowdfunding campaign for 1stMAN 2: Learning Curve, a 52-page graphic novel that promises to recreate energy of comic books from the 80s and 90s. 1stMAN himself is a superhero described as part Spider-Man and part Captain Marvel (with The Ray’s color scheme, to boot). Here’s the official plot synopsis taken

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Mail Call! “499” by Richard C. Meyer and Per (Narwhal) Berg

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of 499 from Richard C. Meyer and Per Berg (aka Narwhal), which recently landed at The Splintering HQ (my house). My cat was courteous enough to show up immediately upon finishing recording. On to the video…. If you want to check out our review of 499 (which you should), you can do so here.

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Fighting Game-Inspired Combatants Hit the Comic Book Page in Tyler Kirkham’s “Final Boss”

Over the weekend, veteran comic book creator Tyler Kirkham launched a crowdfunding campaign for Final Boss, an all new 40+ page high-octane graphic novel. At the time of this writing, the campaign is well beyond funded, so now all that is left to worry about is stretch goals and fulfillment, right? Returning to the book… Created, written and illustrated by

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“The Adventures of Tail-less in Outer Space” Blasts Off on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Aria Black recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Adventures of Tail-less in Outer Space, a sci-fi anthology collecting issues 1-5 of the Tail-less mini comics and the Tail-less / Not Daredevil Ashcan. The project is already fully funded, so now all that remains to worry about are those sweet stretch goals… plus printing and fulfillment,

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Morgan Quaid Tells a Henchman’s Tale in “Idle Thuggery” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Australian comic book creator Morgan Quaid launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first three issues of Idle Thuggery, a mishmash of the crime and superhero genres strictly intended for mature audiences. Written by Quaid and featuring illustrations by Rain Art Studios, Idle Thuggery will come in two formats: three separate issues (114 pages total) or a collected graphic novel with

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Per Berg’s “Earthbound” Part 2 Blasts Off to Instant Success on Day One

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Per Berg (aka Narwhal) launched acrowdfunding campaign for Earthbound part 2, the long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s action/sci-fi epic.* The campaign has already blown well past its initial funding goal, having raised more than $8 thousand at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Berg, Earthbound part 2 promises to conclude the story

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The Supernatural Heroes of Eric Ninaltowski’s “Shadow Sentry” Return in “Belly of the Beast”

Overnight, independent comic book creator Eric Ninaltowski launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow Sentry Book 2: Belly of the Beast, a supernatural action adventure book inspired by the high-octane comics of the 1990s. Written and illustrated by Ninaltowski, Belly of the Beast picks up immediately after the first Shadow Sentry book left off. Here’s the official pitch taken from the

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Bargain Bin’s “Twisted Fairy Tales” Now on mIndiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

The folks at CGUK Bargain Bin recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Twisted Fairy Tales, an 80+ page comic anthology featuring a the work of over 20 independent comic book creators. The book collects over a dozen classic short stories irreverently reimagined for mature audiences, such as Rapunzel, Three Little Pigs, Snow White, and more. Here’s the official pitch taken

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Warren Ellis Back in Action on “Fell”, Coming Soon from Image Comics

Mothers, lock up your daughters – Warren Ellis is back in comics town! Earlier this week, artist Ben Templesmith revealed that he was once again teaming up with writer Warren Ellis to continue work on Fell, a series that has been on hiatus since 2008. And ever since the announcement, it’s been the talk of the internet! All jokes aside,

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Mail Call! Unboxing James Hostler’s “The Bobcat”

Today we’re unboxing a copy of The Bobcat, a comic book project that I backed in 2020 via Indiegogo. Written by James Hostler and illustrated by Jim Mehsling, The Bobcat blends superhero and Western elements with steampunk technology and Native American mythology. Before jumping to the video, The Bobcat project is still available in demand here, so you can still

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 20 June 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. This week, we discussed the latest news on Parnell’s Ultra Star campaign, the photo leaks of Superma’am’s Supergirl’s costume from the Flashpoint movie, IDW losing stacks

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Issue 5 of Urban Fantasy Noir “Le Fay” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

No Sleep Press recently launched a crowdfunding campaign campaign for issue 5 of Le Fay, the latest 32-page installment of the supernatural adventure series featuring the sorceress of Arthurian legend. Written and created by Joshua Metzger and featuring illustrations by Miguel Angel Ruiz and colors by Vittorio Astone, Le Fay is described as an “urban fantasy noir” strictly intended for

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Jason Orfalas’ “Octopus Cowboy” has Eight Arms to Kill You (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jason Orfalas recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Octopus Cowboy #1, a 100+ page graphic novel intended to be the first installment of an ongoing series. Written and illustrated by Orfalas, Octopus Cowboy tells the story of an unconventional Wild West adventure featuring an octopedal invertebrate protagonist. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Octopus

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Guns, Gals & Tacos! “Airith: the Kentilan War – Tape Two” Now on Indiegogo

The creative team behind Airith: the Kentilan War recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Tape Two (that’d be issue 2) of the sci-fi comic series. Written by Bryan Butvidas and illustrated by Nicolás Colacitti, Airith is described as an “80s inspired action-packed orgy cyberrock space opera with hazardous adventures…and tacos!” Here’s the official pitch taken from the Airith Indiegogo campaign

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What is George Travlos’s “Gold Standard” for Shipping Comics? (Video)

Today we’re unboxing a special comic book delivery from The Splintering’s own George Travlos, who is nigh-universally regarded as the foremost critic in comic book shipping. Let’s all take a look at how George packs his own shipments, and learn the true gold standard for packing a book, shall we? Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on social

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Meet the Larger-than-Life Ladies of Billy Nunez’s “DAMEGANG”, Now on Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Billy Nunez recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for DAMEGANG: Tall Tales, a THICC 80+ page graphic novel that’s intended to be the first of a three-part miniseries. The project is already raking in girthy stacks of cash, crushing its original funding goal. Now all that Nunez has to worry about is maybe coming up with some

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Play the Game of Spies and Assasssins in Evoluzione’s “Black Bishop” Comic (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Evoluzione Publishing recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black Bishop, a one-shot comic set in Evoluzione’s POM universe.* Written and created by Marcel Dupree, co-written by Guido Martinez and illustrated by Gaurav Shrivastava, Black Bishop is a superhero action adventure pitting spies against assassins. Here’s the remarkably brief plot synopsis taken from the Black Bishop Indiegogo campaign page: Black Bishop

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Father/Son/Daughter Team Introduce Fantasy Adventure Comic “Tiger-Boy Versus” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

An independent father/son/daughter creative team recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Tiger-Boy Versus issues 1 & 2 (Vs. The World and Vs. The Tiger Lord). The campaign is already fully funded, and even better yet, the bulk of the production work is already finished, so there should be less of a wait to fulfill the project than is typical with

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Mail Call! Unboxing Riot Press Productions’ Johnny Phantasm Action Figure

Today, I’m unboxing Riot Press Productions’ Johnny Phantasm action figure, which was funded via Indiegogo. The toy came with two comics, a postcard, poker chip, two gold foil trading cards, and several accessories. Without further ado, you can check out the unboxing video below. I appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The

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A Defense Attorney Meets Her Kung Fu Fate in “Black Tiger: Hidden Dragon” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator John Hervey recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black Tiger: Hidden Dragon Vol. 1, an 88-page martial arts action adventure graphic novel. Not only is the project already fully funded, but the production work is also 100% complete, so all that needs to be done now is get the final numbers for the print order (and

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Mark Poulton’s Horror Fantasy “Viking Wolf” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Last week, independent comic book creator Mark Poulton launched a crowdfunding campaign for Viking Wolf, a 40-page horror fantasy graphic novel presented in an oversized, 8.5” x 11” format. It’s also well past funded, having already raised more than $12 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Poulton (Graveyard Shift) and featuring illustrations by Matt Dalton (Graveyard Shift:

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Clint Stoker’s “Downcast 3: Submerged” Indiegogo Campaign Fully Funded on Day One

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Clint Stoker launched a crowdfunding campaign for Downcast 3: Submerged, which reached its original funding goal within hours of going live. Written by Stoker and featuring illustrations by Ignacio Lazaro and lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, Downcast 3 is an 80-page sci-fi graphic novel including a 64-page main story, an 8-page backup story,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 30 May 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 The Splintering’s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed the latest news on Parnell’s Ultra Star campaign, the recent casting news for Sandman, the goings

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“Hybrids: The Killing Field Part 2” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Luke Stone* recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Hybrids: The Killing Field Part 2, the seventh installment in the Hybrids adventure saga. At the time of this writing, the project is not only fully funded, but all of the prep work on the book itself is also complete (just have to print the bugger, ya’ dig?).

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Review: “AE: American Evil” or an Open Letter to CФMMIЭ МДЯK (Monochrome May Special)

Dear Mr. C0MMI3 MARK, Upon seeing your request for feedback on AE: American Evil, your collaborative project with artist Tony Sizzle, I have decided to pen this response and let you know what I think about the book and the prospects for additional AE projects in the future. As you yourself admit in the forward, American Evil is intended as

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