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Indiegogo Campaign for Dystopian Sci-Fi Comic “EYVA” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Wednesday, the crowdfunding campaign for EYVA ended successfully, raising nearly $7 thousand by the end of the crowdfunding period. Written by Annas Iskander and featuring illustrations by Timothy Green II, EYVA is a 28-page, cyberpunk/sci-fi comic book set in a dystopian future where freedoms are restricted if they fall outside of proscribed norms established by the Mainframe’s protocols. Here’s

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Collecting Original Comic Book Art – The Basics

Comic book fans express their love and fandom of their favorite characters and stories in several ways.  They may collect every issue of a character’s comic book, obtain signatures from their favorite creators, cosplay in creative homemade designs, collect action figures or statues, and even commission sketches from their favorite artists. For me, the ultimate in collecting comic books is

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Review: “Johnny Phantasm in the Tales of New Detroit, 1977” (Riot Press)

We have reason to believe that Johnny Phantasm artist and co-creator Patrick Thomas Parnell has been cozying up to the indie comics press as of late. In fact, we have inside information that indicates that The Splintering‘s own founder, Blake Worrell (aka “me”), has been appearing semi-regularly on Parnell’s YouTube channel for weeks, cross-promoting each other’s work. In light of

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 26 July 2020 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 both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed Scout Comics’ Captain Suave, Jae Lee’s encounter with Cancel Culture, Cauldron Comics’ The Abductables

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Michael Derrick Presents Sci-Fi Action Comedy “The Abductables 2: Reticulous”

Independent comic book creator Michael Derrick and Cauldron Comics have been teasing a follow-up to The Abductables for a good while, and now the promotional gears are in full swing as the project’s pre-launch page is live on Indiegogo. Artist Ibai Canales (Iron Sights) returns to illustrate the sequel, which will also include the painted artwork of “Ink Spots” (Cash

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift Vol. III” Now Live on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Vol. III, the next installment is extremely successful Graveyard Shift series. Co-Created by Jon Malin and Mark Poulton, Graveyard Shift is a horror-themed superhero book described as “the Universal Monsters meets the X-Men.” The project was fully funded in minutes, and has already raised more

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Dynamite Comics Drops “Vampirella” Variant Cover after Cancel Culture Backlash

Over the weekend, Dynamite Comics cancelled a crowdfunding campaign for a Vengeance of Vampirella variant cover featuring the internet comedian known only as “Cecil.” The book was already an overnight success, achieving its original funding goal in the first hour and raising more than $10k before the project was nixed. The cover itself featured a caricature of Cecil himself betwixt

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Timing is Everything: How a Three Year Delay Created the Definitive “Spider-Man” Story of the 80’s

Over the past 30-plus years, there have been numerous articles written devoted to the history of Kraven’s Last Hunt, a six-issue story arc which appeared across all three of Marvel’s Spider-Man titles in 1987.  The story by JM DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, Bob McLeod and others seems to be in constant print, with trade paperbacks and hardcovers still being produced today. 

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Catfights in Space? Comic Artist Shane Davis Prepares “Starlight Cats” for Launch

Earlier this week, accomplished comic book artist Shane Davis (Action Comics, Mystery in Space) began hyping up his upcoming independent, sci-fi project Starlight Cats. Not a stranger to drawing interstellar felines, Davis co-created Dex-Starr for DC Comics in Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns. Now he’s returning to the cosmos with a new kast of kittehs, though these heroes

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 12 July 2020 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 both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. We discussed “whisper networks”, Johnny Phantasm: Halloween 1985, action figures, communism, and Dr. Molinari’s The Shepherd book jumping

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A Look Back at “The Prisoner” Comic Book Series

The Prisoner was a British TV series from 1967 starring Patrick McGoohan as a spy who is held prisoner on a mysterious island known as “The Village”.  His name never being revealed, McGoohan’s character (known simply as #6) is being held so that his captors can retrieve “information” from him – most specifically – why he abruptly resigned from his

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Johnny Phantasm Jumps to 1985 in a Halloween-Themed Sequel

Earlier this week, the creators of Johnny Phantasm 1977 set up a crowdfunding pre-launch page for a sequel: Johnny Phantasm: Halloween 1985.* Written by Evan Pozios and illustrated by Patrick Thomas Parnell, Halloween 1985 is a 32-page, supernatural comic book featuring a mash-up of ghouls & gangsters. Here’s the brief story synopsis taken from the Halloween 1985 Indiegogo pre-launch page:

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Newsstand vs. Direct Editions – The Original Comic Book Variant Covers

The word “variant” to comic book fans elicits a wide range of reactions.  From excitement and wonder to frustration and disdain.  People often forget that there were variants in play long before publishers began over-saturating the shelves with various cover images.  Yes, there was the classic Canadian or UK price variant, but I’m talking about the Newsstand vs. Direct Edition

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The Barton Brothers’ Horror Comic “KOZOR: Descent into Madness” Coming Soon to Indiegogo

KOZOR: Descent into Madness is a crowdfunding campaign that is scheduled to go live later this summer.  The brainchild of Korey Barton, KOZOR is a comic book that’s been completed for over a year but has not yet seen the light of day.  Now, with the surge in crowdfunding campaigns, Korey, along with his brother Clayton Barton has decided that

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “Cyberfrog 2: Rekt Planet” Crosses $1 Million Milestone

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog 2: Rekt Planet passed the incredible “Seven Figures, Bitch!” (Government name: “Seven Figures, Motherfucker!“) threshold, raising more than $1.01 million at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver and featuring colors by Kyle Ritter, Rekt Planet is the 48-page sequel to the massively successful Cyberfrog: Bloodhoney. The Rekt Planet project

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Action/Satire Comic “Street Champion Roadwarrior Drake” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent filmmaker and comic book creator Alberto Martinez launched a crowdfunding campaign for Street Champion Roadwarrior Drake. Described as an “action, adventure, and sublime satire”, Street Champion Roadwarrior Drake is a girthy 150-page, black and white graphic novel written and illustrated by Martinez himself. The first attempt at crowdfunding the project ended unsuccessfully, but this latest Roadwarrior Drake

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Chaotic Neutral Comics Taps Japanese Folklore for “Okuri-Inu: the Oni Within”

Chaotic Neutral Comics has recently started teasing its upcoming project Okuri-Inu: the Oni Within, with a crowdfunding campaign expected to launch soon via Indiegogo. Written by Woodrow Lansdale and featuring illustrations by Bruce Patnaude (The Wreck) and colors by Andrew Pate, Okuri-Inu is an all-new graphic novel inspired by Japanese folklore. Here’s the story synopsis taken from the Okuri-Inu Indiegogo

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Mike Baron’s “Florida Man” Fully Funded on Indiegogo After Reddit Bans Book from Discussion Boards

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Florida Man hit its initial goal with 40 days remaining in the campaign at the time of this writing. The project got a funding boost after one of the creators and all discussion of the book were banned by Reddit for one of the creators being linked to Bleeding Fool, a website that

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“Downcast” Creator Clint Stoker Prepping New Sci-Fi Comic “FATL”

Independent comic book writer and Downcast creator Clint Stoker is preparing to launch his next graphic novel, FATL (pronounced “fatal”). Written by Stoker and illustrated by Charlie Snogans (Jawbreakers – GØD-K1NG), Flynn’s Alien Termination and Logistics (aka F.A.T.L.) is a new sci-fi book intended to launch via Indiegogo later in 2020. Here’s the plot synopsis taken from the FATL pre-launch

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Splatto Comics Launches “DO AS YOU’RE TOLD: The Ballad of No” on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for DO AS YOU’RE TOLD: The Ballad of No, a new 26-page book that takes place in the PANdemIC universe. At the time of this writing, the artwork is already complete and the project is 100% funded, so there’s nothing stopping the book

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Comics Legend Dennis O’Neil Passes Away at 81

On Thursday, legendary comic book writer Dennis O’Neil passed away from natural causes. O’Neil began his comic book career at Marvel Comics, where he penned Doctor Strange and Strange Tales.  He would later bounce between Charlton Comics, DC Comics, returning to Marvel, and ultimately landing again at DC where he would become the editor of the entire Batman line of

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Crusaders Clash with a Satanic Cult in “Three Knights, Four Days”

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Micah Curtis launched a crowdfunding campaign for Three Knights, Four Days, a 44-page graphic novel. Written by Curtis (Englewood) and featuring illustrations by Preston Asevedo (aka “Good Preston”), colors by Oliver Lee Arce and lettering by Eric Weathers (Flying Fortress), Three Knights, Four Days is the first part of a gruesome supernatural book

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Issue 2 of Dean Kish’s Fantasy Comic “Tainted” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, the crowdfunding campaign for Tainted issue #2 ended successfully, raising more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Dean Kish and illustrated by Francoise Valmoria, Tainted is a fantasy comic book intended to address teenage mental health problems. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Tainted Indiegogo campaign page: TAINTED tells the story

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Billy Tucci and Dynamite Comics Resurrects Golden Age Heroine “Miss Fury” on Indiegogo

Last week, celebrated comic book creator Billy Tucci partnered with Dynamite Comics to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Miss Fury – Joy Division, a 100-page graphic novel starring one comics’ original superheroines. Written by Tucci (Shi) and featuring illustrations by Maria Laura Sanapo and colors by Ceci de la Cruz (Lady Death), Miss Fury is a revival of the classic

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Joseph King’s “Slaughter Squad” Graphic Novel Fully Funded on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for the hyper-violent Slaughter Squad comic book hit its initial funding goal of $2 thousand. This is great news for project creator Joseph King, as Slaughter Squad‘s initial crowdfunding attempt earlier this year was unsuccessful. Written and illustrated by King and colored by Steve Canon, Slaughter Squad is a 48-page graphic novel blending the

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Fantasy Graphic Novel “The Lucent” Fully Funded on Indiegogo; Campaign Extended for Another 30 Days

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for The Lucent: Waking Dream successfully ended its first 30 days, raising over $13 thousand which is more than 600% beyond its initial funding goal. Written, illustrated, colored and lettered by Australian comic book creator Michael Bancroft, Waking Dream is a 76-page graphic novel intended to be the first installment of The Lucent ongoing fantasy

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Review: “Black and White Remastered” (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re cheating a bit on the whole “Monochrome” thing to feature Black and White Remastered, a completely redrawn and enhanced version of Art Thibert’s superhero comics originally published in the mid-90s by Image and made possible today by a successful crowdfunding campaign. Written and illustrated by Art Thibert and co-written by

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Sci-fi graphic novel “Mortal Worlds” fully funded on Indiegogo

Over the holiday weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Double Vision’s sci-fi graphic novel Mortal Worlds achieved its full funding goal, now sitting pretty at 109% funded with 16 days left in the campaign, at the time of this writing. Created by the husband and wife team of Michael and Caroline Anden, Mortal Worlds is a 48-page one-shot sci-fi book inspired

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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: “Iron Sights” (Splatto Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Splatto Comics’ Iron Sights, which was successfully crowdfunded into existence in 2018. Following up on his successful Jawbreakers: Lost Souls superhero book, independent comic creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer chose to go a very different route with his next project, Iron Sights. Co-written by Carlos Ivan

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