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

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things fantastic and phantasmic! 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”),

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Crowdfunding Review: “Zombie-Sama!” (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things dark and dystopian! Today, we’re featuring yet another “Crowdfunding Review” of an independent comic book, this time it’s Zombie-Sama! written by Billy Tucci and featuring illustrations by John Broglia and colors by Paul Little. For those of you not familiar with the crowdfunding review format, we

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Horde Shooter “Hero Potential” Features Indie Comics Stars Cyberfrog, Cecil & the Jawbreakers

On Thursday, independent video game creator Harrison Bergeron launched a crowdfunding campaign for Hero Potential, an online multiplayer shooter featuring heroes from several independent comic books (as DLC), such as CyberFrog, Cash Grab’s Cecil, and the Jawbreakers. Of course, there are plenty of original heroes in the base game, too. At the moment, the Steam PC release is the focus,

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Crowdfunding Review: “The Deep Dark” (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things dark and dystopian! Today, we’re featuring yet another “Crowdfunding Review” of an independent comic book, this time it’s The Deep Dark written by Gilbert Deltrez and illustrated by J.L. Giles.* For those of you not familiar with the crowdfunding review format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign

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Is Tim Lee Olson’s “Melvin” the “Ultimate Action Comic?”

Aspiring comic book creator Tim Lee Olson has been prepping his upcoming project Melvin for quite some time. Inspired by the style of the mid-90s, Olson developed quite a passion for comic book artwork. Since then, he’s honed his skills and begun crafting Melvin as a sci-fi fantasy book which Olson boastingly refers to as the “ultimate action comic EVER!!!”

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“War Party” Creator Justin Murphy Talks Horror, History, and Werewolves (Interview – Festival of Dread Special)

Earlier in October, independent comic book creator Justin Murphy launched an Indiegogo campaign for War Party, an six-issue comic book miniseries about supernatural lycanthropes in Colonial America. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his War Party campaign which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible

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“Blood Realm” Creator Robert Geronimo Unleashes “WIREHEAD” on an Unsuspecting World

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Robert Geronimo launched a crowdfunding campaign for WIREHEAD, an all-new, 80-page horror graphic novel. Written by Geronimo (Blood Realm) and featuring illustrations by Michael O’Shea (It Came Out on a Wednesday) and letters by Wes Locher (Red Koi), WIREHEAD is inspired by the slasher tales of the 1980s, such as Halloween and Friday the

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Exact Bloody, Monstrous Revenge in “The Kill Journal”

Earlier this week, the independent comic creation team of Adam Lawson and Raymund Bermudez launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Kill Journal, a gritty horror book featuring ultraviolence reminiscent of grindhouse cinema. Written by Lawson (The Eighth) and featuring artwork by Bermudez (Wolverine), The Kill Journal is an 88-page horror graphic novel that features a unique, limited-edition leather cover. Here’s

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David Philpott’s Sexy Fantasy Comic “DragonRage” Now on Indiegogo

Not to be confused with an overhyped video game series by Electronic Arts. Earlier this week, independent comic book creator David Philpott launched a crowdfunding campaign for DragonRage: A Cradle of Embers, an 32-page graphic novel that promises hyper-detailed artwork reminiscent of the glorious 90s era of comics. Written by Philpott and featuring illustrations by Jimmy Reyes and colors by

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Historical Horror Comic “War Party” Now on Indiegogo (Festival of Dread Special)

It’s Pocahontas meets Altered Beast in comic book form! Sorta… Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Justin Murphy launched a crowdfunding campaign for War Party, a 6-issue, 140-page fantasy adventure miniseries that blends supernatural horror and Colonial American history. You can check out the promotional trailer below (complete with The Last if the Mohicans musical score), followed by the

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Shane Davis’ “Starlight Cats” Blasts Off to Instant Success

On Sunday, veteran comic book creator Shane Davis launched the crowdfunding campaign for Starlight Cats, a 48-page sci-fi, superhero graphic novel intended for readers of all ages. The project was an immediate success, having raised over $35 thousand at the time of this writing. Starlight Cats is co-written and illustrated by Davis and Yanzi Lin and features colors by Candace

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Stefani Rennee Conjures “Thomas Morya: Wizard for Hire” on Indiegogo

Demons and witches and vampires- oh shit! On Friday, Brazilian comic book creator Stefani Rennee launched a crowdfunding campaign for Thomas Morya: Wizard for Hire, a new 48-page graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Rennee and co-written by “Redsmith”, Thomas Morya is described as the “ultimate urban fantasy.” Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Thomas Morya Indiegogo campaign

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Ryan Winn’s “Hammerella: Thundersmoke” Strikes on Indiegogo

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Ryan Winn launched a crowdfunding campaign for Hammerella: Thundersmoke, a 48-page action fantasy book intended for all ages. Written, illustrated and colored entirely by Winn, Hammerella is part of the larger Gods and Gears universe currently published by Alterna Comics. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Hammerella Indiegogo campaign page: Are you

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JP Plack Wants Horror Fans to Learn “How to Die”

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Joshua “JP” Plack launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first issue of How to Die, a new black and white horror story written by Plack and featuring illustrations by Bogdan Ristea. Here’s the official breakdown of How to Die from the project’s Indiegogo campaign page: The Lore Since the onset of life it

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Indiegogo Campaign for Fantasy Adventure “Only Death Can Save Us” Fully Funded in Final Hours

Overnight, Russ Leach’s crowdfunding campaign for Only Death Can Save Us reached its initial funding goal, raising more than $6 thousand at the time of this writing. Only Death Can Save Us is an 60-page graphic novel stylistically inspired by comics of the Bronze Age era. Created by Russ Leach, Rik Hoskin and Tim Quinn. Here’s the official plot synopsis

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Wyatt Holliday’s “Eternal Armor” is a Love Letter to Classic Super Robot Adventures

Independent comic book creator Wyatt Holliday (Ardanna, Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars) is prepping a crowdfunding campaign for his next project, Eternal Armor, a 64-page, sci-fi graphic novel described “a love letter to Super Robot adventure” stories akin to the work of Go Nagai (Mazinger, Grendizer), Leiji Matsumoto (Yamato, Danguard Ace), and Yoshiyuki Tomino (Gundam). Here’s the

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “CyberFrog: Warts and All” Crosses $200k Within Hours

But frogs don’t have warts, dummy! On Sunday, renowned comic book creator Ethan Van Sciver launched a crowdfunding campaign for CyberFrog: Warts and All, a girthy compendium featuring all of the CyberFrog stories that predate the record-breaking Bloodhoney and Rekt Planet books. At the time of this writing, the project has already raised $200 thousand after just a few hours.

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“Freed: the Fourth Revenge” Now on Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Carl Burcham recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Freed: the Fourth Revenge, a politically-charged action-thriller intended the first book in an ongoing series. Written by Burcham and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller and colors by Fredrik Mattsson, Freed is recommended for fans of V for Vendetta and Watchmen. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from

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Mythological Fantasy “Elysian Fields: the Pyramid Gambit” Now on Indiegogo

The champions of Hades and heroes of Osiris have an all-out brawl! Earlier this week, 9 Realms Publishing launched a crowdfunding campaign for Elysian Fields: the Pyramid Gambit, a 60-page graphic novel that follows from the “Zero Issue” that was successfully funded earlier this year. Written by Michael Oden and featuring illustrations by Marcelo Oliveira Costa, The Pyramid Gambit is

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The Original CyberFrog Resurfacing Soon in “Warts and All”

Ever since striking out as an independent creator, renowned comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver has been collecting and prepping all of his old CyberFrog books, artwork and other content to create an all-new hardcover omnibus edition titled Warts and All. Here’s the official description of the project taken taken from the CyberFrog: Warts and All pre-launch page: For the

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“Graveyard Shift Vol. III” Indiegogo Campaign Ends Big

On Monday, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Vol. III ended successfully, raising 53091% of its original goal (not a typo) for a total of more than $265 thousand. At those totals, almost all of the campaign’s stretch goals were met, meaning several additional bonuses will be coming to the backers of the project. Co-Created by Jon Malin and Mark

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Sexy Sci-Fi Adventure Comic “Pirate Queen” Now on Indiegogo

Thar’ she blows!!! What? Bad choice of words? On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen, a 60-page, sci-fi adventure graphic novel with an unabashedly sexy sheen. Written by Summers (Super Dead) and featuring illustrations by Clint Hilinski (Sea Dog and Codename: Kill Switch), Pirate Queen is the origin story of a busty

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New Alterna Comics Indiegogo Campaign Includes Exclusive Zero Issue of “It Came Out on a Wednesday”

“Because YOU demanded it!” On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a special crowdfunding campaign celebrating 14 years of the company. Since Trick-or-Treat events are cancelled in many areas this year thanks to the Bat-Soup-Sniffles, this campaign essentially replaces the annual “AlternaWeen” event. So what’s being offered? Quite a variety of stuff, and according to Simeti, much of it

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Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” Now on Indiegogo

Break the Alien Quarantine! Earlier this week, Splatto Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Impossible Stars, an all-new sci-fi graphic novel set in the same timeline as Desolation Wave (a back-up story in Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG). Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years

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Horrific Hero Comic “Super Dead” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for the horror superhero comic book Super Dead ended successfully, raising more than $15 thousand from 265 backers. Written by Mandy Summers and featuring illustrations by Peter Gilmore, Super Dead is about a former hero who has become an undead shadow of his former self. Has he “lived long enough to become the villain?” Here’s

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Dark Fantasy Comic “Deepstalker Crow” Takes Flight on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator and Dark Sand Oasis Productions founder Antonio Cooper launched a crowdfunding campaign for Deepstalker Crow, a 22-page “dark fantasy” comic intended as the first book of a series. Written by Cooper and featuring artwork by J. Travis Smith and Edgar Tavitas, Deepstalker Crow follows the haunting adventures of a young heroine who confronts dark

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 13 September 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 Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Splintering‘s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed variant covers for Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign, the

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Horror Graphic Novel “The Kill Journal” Launches this October via Indiegogo

“God has his Book of Life, and St. George has his Kill Journal.” The comic creation team of Adam Lawson and Raymund Bermudez are prepping for their next project, The Kill Journal. Written by Lawson (The Eighth) and featuring artwork by Bermudez (Wolverine), The Kill Journal is a an 88-page horror graphic novel that will feature a unique, limited-edition leather

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“Detective Dead” isn’t Dead? Cridious Shares First 27 Pages of the Sci-Fi/Noir Graphic Novel

On Wednesday, Detective Dead creator Antonio Malpica (aka Cridious) took to social media to freely share the first 27 pages of the book in PDF form. This is the first update on the project in several months, but it does appear that Malpica is making good on his promise to finish the Detective Dead book despite his mismanaging the funds

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