Monday, June 26, 2017

Kragor, Ash-Aman, and G.R.U.N.T.! Oh, My!

What's up, y'all! I've almost let June slip by without a post on what's going on in my little corner of the comicbook world! Letting a month go by without mentioning what's going on would make it seem like...nothing's going on! (That made sense in my head...) Ahem. Stuff is going on! Here it is:

Midnight Stranger in Fun Adventure Comics #3, and that magnificent mag is available digitally right now via DriveThruComics! It'll soon be available through comiXology and in print through IndyPlanet, too! And very soon, FAC #4 will be out with a classic Kragor story, so thank's Warren Montgomery and Will Lill Comics for making summertime Fun Adventure Comics time!

Speaking of Kragor, Incredible Ian Groff has completed the pencils for a brand new Kragor tale, "The Ballad of Setoora!" Here's a little teaser of a page for you to drool over...

Remarkable Russ Martin has completed the pencils for the first chapter of Ash-Aman's origin and is now inking away! Prepare to have your mind blown by this gorgeous splash page...

Wondrous Wes Wedman has teamed up with yours truly to create a brand new hero called G.R.U.N.T.! What is G.R.U.N.T.? He's a soldier...he's a zombie...he's a man who's been "Genetically Re-engineered with Ultimate Nano Technology"...and he's gonna knock your socks off!

Oh, yeah, more big news: I'm going to be contributing a brand new/retro feature to a future issue of InDELLible's All-New Popular Comics! We're doing an old-school story featuring an old-school character called...The Voice!

And, as always, I'm still looking for an artist for my western Guns & Rosa. I also have a few 5-6 page one-off sci-fi and horror comics if any artistic type out there is interested in just a fun little diversion...and I have some cool new super-hero ideas as well! If you're an artist who loves to draw good, old-fashioned comics with a twist, send samples to: thegroovyagent@yahoo.com ! Pax!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kragor, Midnight Stranger, Unbeatable Brick, and Fantastic Giants Are A'Comin'!

Along with last month's announcements, there's even more excitement in the pipeline! Ready? Set? Go!!

First up, Will Lill Comics publisher Warren Montgomery  has announced that Midnight Stranger part 3 will appear in Fun Adventure Comics #3 in June, then Kragor will be cover-featured in Fun Adventure Comics #4 in July! Happy summer!!



Next, Surprising Comics publisher Mark Davis has thrown caution to the wind and granted Unbeatable Brick his VERY OWN COMIC once Surprising Universe finishes its three issue run. UB artist supreme David Johnson Jr. will continue drawing the series, and he's even created a new villain for the premiere ish! I LOVE writing Unbeatable Brick and I sure hope y'all dig it! Just to hold you over, here's David's in-your-face cover rough for UB's turn on the cover of Surprising Universe #3!


And last, but certainly not least..in fact, this is pretty big! And do I ever mean BIG! My online pal Steven Butler (yeah, THAT Steven Butler) and I are gonna work together (along with co-creator/inker/colorist/editor/honcho Mort Todd--yeah, THAT Mort Todd) on a brand spanking feature for Charlton Neo/Pix-C bringing back that grand old name, Fantastic Giants! Besides bringing back the name the name, we're also re-imagining Son of Vulcan into something totally exciting and new--Robogod Vulkan! But wait, the title is Fantastic Giants, plural, right? Right! Steven has also created a new gi-normous creature with roots in Charlton-past, Kongorr! And me? I get to put in lots of words! The plan is to run Fantastic Giants on online Pix-C and when it's finished, Charlton Neo will collect and publish the entire 30 page epic in it's own print-mag!

Yep, exciting times for yers trooly! I sure hope you join me for the ride!




Friday, April 7, 2017

Even More Comics Are Comin'!

Yeah, there's been a bit of a lull in my stories being published, but things are moving along on several fronts, so get ready for some fun funnies!

First of all, my Unbeatable Brick story for Surprising Universe #1 is almost completed! Artist David Johnson, Jr. set a high bar in the art department, and "So You Think You've Had a Bad Day?" (how'zat for a superhero origin title?) is coming down the home stretch in the lettering department. We should be hearing about a release date for SU#1 from publisher Mark Davis very soon. I've also written the second episode of Unbeatable Brick and will start on the third one, soon. Meantime, check out some more of David's awesome Unbeatable Brick art...

David and I are also working on a brand-new cosmic character called Captain Beyond! We're thrilled with CB's three-part origin story and hope you will be too! It'll be a little while before it's ready for print, but meantime plant your peepers on this taste of wonderment to come...!


Next, I have brand new  Kragor story in the works, this one illustrated by Ian Groff! This might be my favorite Kragor story yet, and I'm' so excited Ian's drawing it!  Ian has a cool style that suits our favorite teen barbarian perfectly! Just check out some samples and see for yourself...




I'm also collaborating with artist Russell Martin (illustrator of Daemon Mask, which you can read in Pulp Adventures Magazine #24--order a copy here) on another brand-new character called Ash-Aman of Atlantis. This is a straight-up fantasy character that I think you're really gonna dig! Check out Russ' designs for the main characters of Ash-Aman's first story arc:



I also have a couple stories I plan to submit to The Creeps (now nationally distributed via comics shops AND newsstands across America! Way to go, Publisher Rich Sala!), so fingers crossed there.


The original Kragor story illustrated by Louis Sollune, the third Midnight Stranger story (illoed by the incredible Joe Koziarski), and the sci-fi/western/horror short-shocker "Snake Eyes" will be coming your way via Will Lill's Fun Adventure Comics very soon, so hang in there!


I have a bunch of stories featuring The Black Spider (for all you fans of pulp-inspired superheroes) and Guns & Rosa (for all you western fans) that I still need artists for, so, artists, don't be shy and send me samples @ thegroovyagent@yahoo.com or contact me via the comments section below.

There's lots more to come--2017 is gonna be a comicbook blast! Stay tuned!


Monday, December 19, 2016

The Comics Are Still Comin'!

What it is, family, friends, and fans! Haven't posted here in a while, but it's not because things aren't happening--they are! Just been buuuuuuusy with other stuff, but still squeezing in plenty of writing. Here's what's happening...

Part three of Midnight Stranger has been illustrated by my co-creator Joe Koziarski and is now being lettered and colored by Will Lill publisher Warren Montgomery for Fun Adventure Comics #3. Here's a the sensational splash page (wip)...

Also in Will Lill news, artist Ben Ferrari is working on a sci fi/horror/western short-shocker called "Snake Eyes!" for publication in an upcoming WL comic. It's my love-letter to Charlton Comics...



The biggest news is that publisher Mark Davis has brought his wonderful Surprising Comics label out of retirement and we (meaning Mark, me, David Johnson, John [Lucky Comics] Helmer, Erik Franklin, Colnk Adink, Ken Johnston, Wiley J. Connor, Mike Waggoner, and George E. Warner) are working hard on producing a brand new mag in the sensational Silver Age Style: Surprising Universe! My pal David and I are working on a brand-new super-hero created by Mark called The Unbeatable Brick, and are we ever having a great time! Who or what is The Unbeatable Brick? Well, imagine if Stan Lee and Bob Haney got together to create a super-hero and you might be getting close! Unbeatable Brick started out as a Thing/Hulk kinda character, but he's gone far beyond that--and I am sure you're gonna dig him! Here's a look at the cover to Surprising Universe #1 (art and coloring by Colnk Adink) as well as the splash of the first Unbeatable Brick story by David Johnson!

Unbeateable Brick, along with Skyscraper (pictured on the cover above) and a few other super-heroes created by Mark are going to combine into a brand new super-team by the sixth ish of Surprising Universe, so if you wanna get in the ground floor of a super-cool, modern/retro super-hero universe, get Surprising!

I'm also working on some short-shockers for various anthologies aaaand I'm working up some new super-heroes, so stay tuned! This blog's been quiet for a while, but it's the calm before the storm. 2016 was one of the most fun and productive years I've had in comics in a loooooooong time. Somehow, though, I get the feeling that 2017 is gonna be even better! Stay tuned!

(P.S. If you haven't already, buy some of my comics! Please? Also, if you're an artist and you wanna work on some cool stuff for some of the most far-out small publishers around, e-mail me some samples at thegroovyagent@yahoo.com !)

Merry Christmas, y'all!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Comics Keep On Comin'!

Another month, another little crop of new comics! While we're waiting for the print release of Beetle Girl #3 and Fun Adventure Comics (starring The Midnight Stranger) a little later this month, we're also looking forward to two more written-by-me comics coming in October! Are you ready? Let's go!

 I just learned that my horror short, "Clownin' Around" is scheduled for The Creeps #8, which should be out around Halloween. How fitting is that? The story "stars" a few of my sixth grade students from last school year--they're as excited as I am!  Many thanks to publisher/editor/writer Rich Sala  for making this happen. If you love the original Creepy and Eerie Warren mags, Rich has got the mag for you! The Creeps is as close to those olden days as you'll get--right down to the magazine size and newsprint! Remember, you can by The Creeps online here, or on Amazon, or you can pick it up at finer bookstores like Barnes and Noble!

Then in November, my oldest, most beloved character (tied with Ultimus, natch), Kragor, is back in Will Lill's Fun Adventure Comics #3--and this time...it's in COLOR! Whooooo! And to put the cherry on top, publisher Warren Montgomery, himself, has taken to the drawing board to create the eye-popping Kragor cover you see just below these winsome words!

THIS JUST IN! Golden Era Comics #1 (featuring my Hugh Hazzard and Robo the Iron Man strip, along with other Golden Age greats like The Clock) is coming THIS MONTH!



Things are chugging along, friends and fans! Please support these mags and keep my mission to make comics groovy again alive!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Here Come the Bams!

What are "BAMs"? BAMs are short bulletins I'll be posting just to keep you up to date with what's happening in my little corner of the comicbook writing universe. Enjoy!

BAM! Beetle Girl #3, written by moi, is now available in .pdf format via DriveThru Comics (where we debuted at #1--huzzah!), with the print version coming your way next month!

BAM! Fun Adventure Comics #1 (Featuring Midnight Stranger and Alex Miracle) is available all over the place, in a variety of formats and venues (IndyPlanet, Kindle, DriveThru, and comiXology ), and also made it's DriveThru debut, last month, at #1! Whoo! Thanks for your support!

BAM! Fun Adventure Comics #2 (with part 2 of Midnight Stranger, along with a couple surprises) will be out in September. Here are a few pages to whet your appetite...




BAM! Got THREE great strips coming up (Hugh Hazzard and Robo the Iron Man [for Golden Era Comics], Wardoll, and...well, we're not gonna tell ya yet, but we're going KOZMIK), co-created in conjunction with my partner-in-crime David Johnson Jr.--maybe more! We're comix-crazy, so watch out!
Robo
Wardoll
Who is he? Stay tuned!

Keep on buying our comics--and let us know what ya think of 'em right down there in the comments section!

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Comics Are Coming, the Comics Are Coming!

It's true! All the talk is about to become reality as Will Lill Comics is officially releasing Fun Adventure Comics #1 (featuring my Alex Miracle and Midnight Stranger stories) on July 20! Warren (Montgomery, publisher of Will Lill) sent me some comp copies and they are glorious! Cardstock covers, high-grade white paper stock, and magnificent colors by Warren. Come on a Fun Adventure with us! (Oh, and for those of you who prefer digital comics, ComiXology will, indeed, be carrying Fun Adventure Comics #1!)

Alex Miracle splash

Midnight Stranger page 2
Also, hot on its heels, comes Beetle Girl #3 from Lucky Comics! BG is scheduled to go on sale during the first week of August, and will be available in both .pdf and print. Beetle Girl is the brainchild of Lucky Comics publisher John Helmer and I love her! She's a sassy, powerful lady, who just happens to be the granddaughter of the original Blue Beetle! In my story she battles a new version of original BB villain the Sphinx, and boy is he a stinker!

Cover art is by Marcelo Trom and Brad Eastburn, and the interior art is by Eric Douthitt! Keep watching the Lucky Comics blog for more info! Why? 'Cause John Helmer and I have co-plotted a super-special comic in which Beetle Girl teams up with a member of...are you ready for this...a member of POWER CORPS! Yep, one of my old Blue Moon super-dupers is making a comeback in Lucky Comics in a special issue of Beetle Girl!
Beetle Girl Meets...? One of these folks...


Still have a ton of stories that I NEED ARTISTS FOR! GUNS N ROSA, KRAGOR, a couple of brand new heroes (one is COSMIC and the other is a crime-fighter in the vein of Daredevil and The Batman), aaaaaaaand I'm working on...the return of The Black Rose!
Join me in some adventures, won't you?