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  1.  (5840.1)
    Okay. So here's the list of comics supposedly appearing in your local comics store from this Weds.

    So... any creators here have a book coming out this week? I'm putting out a call, and I'm suspecting it'll be a bust this week, but maybe...?

    If you do: want to mention it? Talk about it? Point at a website, a blog entry, a bit of art, whatever... let these many thousands of people with disposable income know about it?
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    i wrote final crisis aftermath: escape for DC. it is drawn by marco rudy and mick gray. it is a very strange book. in a very different way than final crisis, but still. think the prisoner/lost... not in terms of quality, since that's not really mine to say, but in terms of... there's a man who wakes up in an environment he doesn't recognize. he doesn't know how he got there. he doesn't know how to leave.

    there are identical women with plastic smiles offering to be his friend. there's a faceless man who smiles at him without a mouth. there is a pool without water, an omelette, a splitting headache, drugs, a cigarette used against a man's paranoia and a creepy old man who will watch you sleep.

    also: a kitten gets drugged.
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    Hello Whitechapel-

    The second part of my action comic Demon Cleaner ships this week. Here's the solicitation.

    Miles Gunter (NYC Mech, B.P.R.D.) and Victor Santos (Mice Templar, Filthy Rich) join forces to bring you balls out supernatural action! After a clash with a demonically possessed ice-skating rink, Demon Cleaner tracks the parasitic remnants of his target to Peace Park, where it merges with a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Can Demon Cleaner keep this monument to peace from becoming a walking slaughterhouse?

    Look for the cover by Kelsey Shannon.

    Demon Cleaner #2 cover

    more info at
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    and a creepy old man who will watch you sleep.

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    Miles fucking Gunter! Hello, mate.
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2009 edited
    i would like to say GODDAMIT IVAN WHY ARE YOU WRITING A BOOK THAT I DIDNT WANT TO PICK UP. now i have to because i know it will be good....
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    Because Warren demanded it: my first ever full-issue Spider-Man story is out this week in MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #51. Here's the preview from Marvel:

    If anyone out there has held off on checking out the Marvel Adventures titles because they're all ages, I encourage you to give them a try. It's great fun to read 22 page, standalone comic book story where you don't have to worry about who's a Skrull, who's alive/dead/undead/resurrected, etc.

    And if none of that is enough to pique your interest, I have three words about the villain in this issue. Paste. Pot. Pete.

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    I guess I am not considered technically a "creator" but considering I wrote the check to print the damn things, I guess I "created" them.

    BOOM! Studios has in-stores tomorrow:

    THE UNTHINKABLE #1 created by Mark Sable, covers by Paul Azaceta and Kristian Donaldson, interiors by Julian Todesco:

    Farscape #1 third printing, and second prints of #2 and #3:
    FARSCAPE #1 third printing

    Mark Waid's THE UNKNOWN #1 featuring gorgeous Mink Oosterveer art:
    Mark Waid's THE UNKNOWN

    Mark also has a swanky HC out tomorrow with a cover by J.G. Jones:
    POTTER'S FIELD by Mark Waid

    Intro by Greg Rucka. Interiors by Paul Azaceta. Comes with a beautiful silver ink dust jacket and bookmark as well as a smyth-sewn binding.

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    wow, that POTTERS FIELD is nice, and i HAVE been waiting to read this...hmmm
    • CommentAuthorken marcus
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2009
    Thanks for the opportunity, Warren.

    We have a comic in stores tomorrow. Super Human Resources #4. It's about the HR department of the world's most retarded super team. Here are a few pages.

    And we've got a trade out in the August Previews next month. Tell your LCS. That would be a big help.

    Here's what we paid some folks to say about Super Human Resources:

    "Super Human Resources will touch you... in a good way, and you will know hilarity. This book is @%#$$-funny."
    - Joe Kelly (Spider-Man, Action Comics, JLA, Deadpool.)

    “This might be the funniest comic book Man has ever produced. Highly recommended and I give it an A.”
    -Jeff Marsick, Newsarama Best Shots.

    “I would go so far as to say that it is a remarkable piece of work by Marcus, as he really shows an effortless mixture of amusing dialogue and character-based humor.”
    - Brian Cronin, Comics Should Be Good/CBR

    "This is the comic you never knew you were waiting to read."
    - Doug Zawisza, Comic Book Resources

    Thanks so much for your time.

    Oh, and here's a link for a preview of issue #1 if you're bored or drunk.
    • CommentAuthorpjperez
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2009
    Damn it, Ken, I missed issue 3. I have to see if my LCS still has that when I go in to grab #4. Which probably won't be 'til next week. I'll call him and ask for it. Loved the first two issues!
    • CommentAuthorken marcus
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2009
    Thanks PJ. Awesome. Yeah, Diamond has been super weird with our book. #1 was two weeks late. #2 was on time. #3 was a week after #2. A lot of people missed it on the shelves. And #4 is on our orig ship date. The joys of indy publishing.

    Contact me offline if you can't track one down. More than happy to help
  9.  (5840.13)
    Thanks, Warren, for the opportunity to plug with impunity.

    Greetings, Whitechapelians! This week I return with not one, but two releases of which I’m quite proud.

    Here’s the teaser trailer for the first issue of my six-issue series FROM THE ASHES (IDW):

    And from Fantagraphics Books comes CONNECTIVE TISSUE
    , a hardcover illustrated novella. Here’s a page-through video made by Mike Baehr of Fantagraphics:

  10.  (5840.14)
    So I'm guessing I'm a week late but here's the latest wonderland annual with story by Dan Wickline and me and script by Mr. Wicky:)

    Ebas cover

    Eric J wrap around

    The RETURN TO WONDERLAND Annual Preview

    Once upon a time a family was torn apart by a world intent on escaping into our own, a world called Wonderland. The portal to this world was a large looking glass that sat innocently in the basement. But this was no ordinary mirror, the Liddles were no ordinary family and after the horror was unleashed all that remained was an empty house with a terrifying past. Now a new family is about to move in to a home infected by madness and intent on taking whatever it wants and this unsuspecting family has no warning and no way to stop what is coming... If walls could only talk, these ones would scream.

    Created by: Raven Gregory, Ralph Tedesco & Joe Brusha
    Written by: Dan Wickline
    Artwork by: Dave Hoover
    48 pages, Full Color
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    And while these didn't come out this week, these two full issue previews just recently came out on myspace comics.

    Stingers #1 - Edited by me

    Beyond Wonderland #1 - written by me

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    Im the main color artist in Moonstone´s new mini(maxi?)series The Phantom: Generations, 21 self-contained comic novellas of every Phantom until now. This week comes issue 2 by Tom DeFalco, Don Hudson and myself...

    ::the phantom: generations 02::

    The Phantom: Generations .02 preview artwork by Don Hudson and Renato Guerra

    Look for this at your LCS or order direct from Moonstone website.
    Click cover for more info and preview artwork.

    Oh! I almost forgot!!! The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks (main title) issue 2 comes this week too with a variant cover by Rick Leonardi & Terry Austin and colors by my magick crayolas...

    The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks .02 cover by Rick Leonardi, Terry Austin and Renato Guerra

    Thanks a lot for this thread Warren!
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    Book cover

    For more, check out my blog


    Bosch Fawstin
    • CommentAuthorCatFang
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2009
    Cancertown came out this week (launched at the Bristol con).

    It's an OGN by Cy Dethan and Stephen Downey (I did lettering).

    Front Cover

    sample page

    Vince Morley is a man with big problems and a brain tumour like a baby’s fist, living with one foot in a monstrous alternate world he calls Cancertown. When the lost and dispossessed of London start tripping over the same cracks in reality he spends his life avoiding, Morley realises he must confront the residents of Cancertown - and risk finding his place among them.

    Bryan Talbot wrote the foreword and said:
    "For a first graphic novel from a new creative team, Cancertown is remarkable...We’re seeing here the first outing of creators who will make their mark on the future comic industry.

    Cancertown will disorientate you, suck you in, chew you up and spit you out and you might well be in need of a change of underwear by the end.

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you."
    You can read the full thing here

    Amazon and Waterstones best places to find it right now.

    Thanks for asking, thanks for reading the post.
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    It's the GLOBAL FREQUENCY half-a-dead-guy prop!
    • CommentAuthorCatFang
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2009

    But he's not dead, oh no, not dead at all. It's just that the other half of him is the other side of a "crossing point" so can't be seen.