Tag Archives: Peter Simeti

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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Clint Stoker’s “Downcast” to be published by Alterna Comics

Over the weekend, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti and Downcast creator Clint Stoker announced that both Downcast and Downcast Wrize and Fall will in fact be published under the Alterna label. Alterna will publish the full Downcast arc in four issues, with the original Downcast being split into issues 1 & 2 and Wrize and Fall being issues 3 &

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Alterna Comics announces price increase starting April 2020

On Friday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the entire line of Alterna books would be seeing pricing increases starting in April 2020. Here’s the quick & dirty summary of the changes: Standard comics are increasing from $1.50 to $1.99 Reprint issues under the ICYMI label increasing from $0.99 to $1.25 Double-sized horror anthology It Came Out on a

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Alterna Comics launches “Twelve Days of Alterna” charity event (Jolly Jinglings Special)

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti (aka Publishing Pete, aka Saint Peter of the blessed Newsprint) launched “Twelve Days of Alterna” a special charity crowdfunding campaign benefiting both Toys for Tots and Portion for Orphans. At the time of this writing, the Indiegogo campaign is well on its way to achieving its funding goal, which means that 100 all-ages

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti scrambles to find new printing company

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the printer he uses for Alterna’s web press needs would not be able to fill Simeti’s orders, though the reason was not specified. This has caused Simeti to enter crisis mode, looking for a new printer on very short short notice. We reached out to Simeti to get more details on

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Peter Simeti launches “Alterna Distribution”

During a Thursday livestream, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that he has indeed launched “Alterna Distribution,” an all-new way for independent creators to get their comics into comic book shops. So far, Alterna Distribution exists only as a web domain, but Simeti is planning for the venture to be fully operational in mid-2020. It’s important to note that this

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AlternaWeen 2019 is now live!

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched the company’s second Halloween-themed fundraising campaign, AlternaWeen. The intended purpose of the campaign is to raise money for Alterna Comics to maintain and expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna will be able to send to these new retailers. Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent

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Film adaptation of psychological horror comic “The Chair” returns to theaters

This weekend at San Diego Comic Con, Alterna Comics announced that the film adaptation of Peter Simeti’s psychological horror book The Chair is being re-released at select theaters thanks to Terror Films and BingeWave Cinema. The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, a man on death row, struggling to escape his grisly fate. Pitted against a sadistic Warden and

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“Blood Realm” creator Robert Geronimo discusses the series’ future with Alterna Comics

Earlier this week, Blood Realm creator Robert Geronimo joined Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti on the official Alterna YouTube channel to discuss the future of the Blood Realm universe. Blood Realm has been quite a successful book for Alterna, and it seems that fans of the books will have plenty to look forward to for a long time to come. During

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Alterna Comics to introduce 80-page Giant books for $4.99

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that the independent comic book publisher will introduce a new line of 80-page giant books for just $4.99. This would be in addition to the company’s line of standard-sized “cat-spanker” comics which run between 99 cents and $1.99. There are no details on the titles or genres that will be a part

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Publishin’ Pete just keeps winning! The campaign to expand Alterna Comics hits every goal

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign to expand Alterna Comics ended successfully, raising 343% of its original goal for a total of over $8 thousand. With those numbers, Alterna founder Peter Simeti will be able to expand his company’s operations by moving to a much larger storage space (10′ x 20′). Not only will this allow for Alterna to order larger print

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Alterna Comics is asking for your help to expand, become a distributor

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a crowdfunding campaign intended to help the independent comic book publisher expand its operation. Alterna has seen quite a boost in sales over the last couple of years, and now Simeti is looking to raise some cash via Indiegogo to give his business room to grow by expanding its storage space and

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Alterna Comics founder has an interesting comic care tip for collectors

As the founder of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti loves his comic book collection. And as part of his retailer buyback program, he often receives books shipped back to him from comic shops, some of which have some slight folds, creases, or dings. Did you know that you can literary iron out wrinkles in paper using a household iron and board?

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Peter Simeti posts update on Swatting incident; announces changes to Alterna Comics’ livestreams

On Friday night, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti posted a short video featuring updates on his unfortunate Swatting experience earlier in the week. Simeti noted that the investigation was ongoing, and as a result, the livestream during which the Swatting took place is still set to private so that it could be reviewed as evidence. Simeti also asked that those

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti asks for calm after being Swatted on livestream

During a YouTube livestream on Wednesday night (now set to private), Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti’s home was raided by police. According to Simeti, someone impersonating him called the police, gave them Simeti’s address, and claimed to have “stabbed my girlfriend and that I was suicidal.” Nobody was physically harmed, and Simeti noted that the police realized very quickly that

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Issue 1 of “Blood Realm” becomes first Alterna comic to receive third printing

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti revealed on the Alterna YouTube channel that issue one of Blood Realm would be the very first Alterna book to receive a third printing. You can watch Simeti’s full remarks below.   Written and illustrated by Robert Geronimo, Blood Realm is a three-part fantasy/horror mini-series that has become a breakout hit for the

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The second printing of Alterna’s “It Came Out on a Wednesday” will only cost $1.50, but there’s a catch

Last week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced on the Alterna YouTube channel that the first issue of horror/sci-fi anthology book would indeed be getting a second printing, and that the new cover price would be only $1.50, down from the first printing’s price of $2.00. So what’s the catch? The second printing of It Came Out on a Wednesday

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Happy AlternaWeen! Alterna Comics celebrates a successful Indiegogo campaign

The AlternaWeen crowdfunding campaign came to an end overnight, closing at 208% of the original goal for a total of over $16 thousand.* The purpose of the AlternaWeen Indiegogo campaign was to raise money allowing Alterna Comics to expand its distribution channels. The more money raised, the more product Alterna would be able to send to new retailers. While backers

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Film adaptation of Alterna Comics’ “The Chair” now available on Amazon Prime

As of 5 October, the film adaptation of The Chair is available to stream via Amazon Prime. Based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, The Chair stars Bill Oberts Jr., Noah Hathaway, and the late Roddy Piper in his final film performance. Terror Films adapted the graphic novel to the screen with Chad Ferrin in the director’s -er-

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Alterna founder Peter Simeti officially launches “Alternaween” Indiegogo campaign

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched the Alternaween crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.* Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 50 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics themselves come in two types of bundles, either an “all-ages” bundle made up of 50 “all ages” and “teen” books, and a horror

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Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti reveals more “Alternaween” details

This week, Alterna founder Peter Simeti took to YouTube to reveal more details on the upcoming Alternaween crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will launch in the next week or so exclusively on Indiegogo (not Kickstarter, as previously teased). Backers who support the Alternaween campaign will be sent bundles of 25 Alterna Comics to be given away as Halloween treats. The comics

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Peter Simeti announces Halloween crowdfunding project during “State of Alterna Address”

This week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti delivered a very emotional State of Alterna Address in which he addressed a litany of personal attacks made against him, responded to criticism of his company’s consumer-centric social media policies, and adamantly denied that firing a contracted letterer for violating those policies. The news wasn’t all driven by drama, however. Simeti also announced

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