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?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

When It Rains, It Pours...Good Stuff!

Happy Summer, y'all! Been a while since I've posted, but don't take that as a sign that things are slow 'round here! Nope! Tons-o-comicbook-fun going on right now! I'm writing some stories, creating some more new characters, waiting to see more awesome art on some stories I've already completed, aaaaaand looking forward to seeing some of my stuff in print! Here's a run-down of what's happenin'...

Coming July 20 from Will Lill Comics is Fun Adventure Comics #1! Warren has copies of that gem (featuring two of my creations, Alex Miracle and Midnight Stranger) in hand right now...

...Joe Koziarski is hard at work on the second Midnight Stranger mini-epic for FAC #2! Here's Bruce Cashman's cover art (colored by publisher Warren Montgomery)...

...David Johnson, Jr. is turning out some masterful pages on Hugh Hazzard and Robo the Iron Man for Golden Era Comics! Here's one...

...along with Luis Rivera's captivating Robo cover...

... Eric Douthitt is pushing that talented pencil for our new Beetle Girl story for Lucky Comics...


...all this, and I'm working on a super-hero parody for Charlton Neo/Pix-C with Dave Rawlins (STILL need an artist for Guns N Rosa--c'mon, folks...!)...

...and developing brand new Golden Age character, Wardoll, with David Johnson, Jr...

...and I have new Kragor stories coming out my ears (I need artists, dangit!), plus a couple new top-secret super-heroes with a strong (naturally) Bronze Age style!

Anyone out there wanna join me in all this fun, either as an artist, a reader, or both? C'mon! I'm having a blaaaaaaast!! Meantime, I'd better get to work on the next Midnight Stranger script...




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Here's a free downloadable preview of Fun Adventure Comics from Will Lill Comics! The comic will be out in July, but you can have have a .pdf-style taste of it via the Drive Thru Comics download. Alex Miracle and Midnight Stranger, plus some more cool stuff!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sneak Preview: Midnight Stranger, the First Four Pages

Check it out! The first four pages of the debut Midnight Stranger story are complete.  Midnight Stranger will be coming your way this fall  in Fun Adventure Comics #1 from Will Lill Comics. Whoo!



Fun Adventure Comics #1 will also feature Alex Miracle by yers trooly, Ernest Edwards, David Vance, and Warren Montgomery...

Aaaand Captain Jain Marlee, created by comic veteran Ron Fortier with art by  Luis "Lururinu" Rivera and colors by Escomic will be in Fun Adventure #1, too!
I'm still searching for artists for Guns N Rosa (for Charlton Neo/Pix-C) and Kragor the Barbarian!