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New Mercy Sparx; Mr. Rhee + Barack collected
from the official Devil’s Due press release . . . .
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Mercy Sparx Year One #1 JUL161523 (Cover A by Matt Merhoff), JUL161524 (Cover B by Kiki Jenkins), JUL161525 (Cover C by Josh Blaylock) For years we've known Mercy Sparx as Heaven's secret weapon. A devil working for the good guys, tasked with hunting down and capturing rogue angels hiding on Earth. This is the never told story of her first year on Earth, and even more mysterious beginnings in the forgotten divine realm of SHEOL. Supported by a story in last May's FCBD special Mix Tape 2016 and a nationwide signing tour!
Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 "...Those Who Fight Monsters" TP JUL161529 Hell invaded Earth for three days, and then it stopped - or so most people believe. Mr. Rhee knows there are still countless creatures lurking in the shadows, and he now must choose whether to trust his demonic best friend or the mysterious monster-hunting P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group as he strives to save a world who sees him as insane rather than a savior. This collected edition features five stand-alone-yet-interconnected stories all written by Dirk Manning and each illustrated by a different art team. With a cover by Jason Pearson!
Barack The Barbarian GN JUL161522 The ultimate commemorative send-off for the Commander-in-Chief. An all new short story "No More Fs to Give" joins this satirical collection of breakout hit comics that were launched in tandem with the Obama presidency, to international acclaim: Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli and The Fall of Red Sarah. Told as a tale in a distant future ice age, the details behind our current POTUS (and world) have been slightly skewed.
above: Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 TP
right: Barack the Barbarian GN
top to bottom: Mercy Sparx Year One #1A, Mercy Sparx Year One #1B, Mercy Sparx Year One #1B
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics publisher and chief creative officer Joe Pruett will make a guest appearance at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Friday 11/03. He’ll be signing copies of his own BLACK EYED KIDS (B.E.K.) comic and Aftershock books as well as meeting and talking with fans and interested customers. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to attend, read below to learn more information about Joe Pruett . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pruett, 51, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the comic book industry. He’s previously worked as an inker, letterer, writer, editor, and publisher at various companies. His most recent work is at Aftershock Comics where he serves as publisher and C.C.O. as well as writer of the popular horror series, BLACK-EYED KIDS. Tracing Pruett’s career path in the comics industry is like taking a tour of indie comics publishers of the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Pruett was hired in 1989 as an assistant to…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM (Crystal Lake Publishing, Kindle Edition and E-Pub versions published November 17, 2017) Non-fiction articles on horror and writing.WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM serves as an excellent reference source for beginning writers, especially those with a concentration in horror. What better way to learn and absorb than to pick the brains of experienced veterans of horror fiction, poetry, screenwriting and teleplays? All those formats are discussed, as well as some answers to the question posed by the title: “Where Do Nightmares Come From?”, or more emphatically “Where Do Horror Writers Get Their Ideas?” Every piece in this collection answers the title question in one fashion or another, while 21 of the 28 articles concentrate more on various aspects of writing: how to generate ideas, how to work your muse, storytelling techniques, seeing through your character’s eyes, writing with words that fit the story, choosing the right medium to tell a story, how to sustai…