Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SINK Kickstarter campaign is live

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Sink is one of the titles recently previewed within our features on indie publisher ComixTribe.  It’s the book we are most excited about from the 2017 releases from ComixTribe.  CAUTION: Not for everyone. Graphic scenes of violence. See details below from creator John Lees . . . . .

Hi there, friend-o...

You're in the van with the rest of us clowns. Now it's time to take that van on the road. On a World Tour, to be precise...

The SINK World Tour Kickstarter is now live!!!

Go to . . . . https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comixtribe/sink-1-welcome-to-glasgow-world-tour?ref=dgfyxs

And you're one of the first to know. 

You got in right on the ground floor of this crazy project because you believed in it and believed in us, so I want you onboard the World Tour on Day 1. 

There will be awesome prize giveaways each day of the campaign, and the earlier you back the campaign, the more chances you'll have to win!

Click here to back the SINK World Tour Kickstarter NOW!!!!

Goo to . . . https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comixtribe/sink-1-welcome-to-glasgow-world-tour?ref=dgfyxs

And once you've done that... why not spread the word? 

Share that you've backed the Kickstarter on Facebook, or shout about it on Twitter. 

In fact, here's a ready-made tweet you can send to let the world know you're supporting the SINK World Tour, with the click of a button.


"I'm backing SINK by my pal @johnlees927 on Kickstarter. Get in the van at ComixTribe.com/SINK" (Click to Tweet)


And what you see on the Kickstarter page now is only just the beginning... there's a whole lot more fund still to come.

Thanks so much for your support as we work on smashing that $5000 goal and beyond!

Your pal,

John Lees



Monday, January 30, 2017

Book Review: GODBOMB! by Kit Power

GODBOMB! by Kit Power  (Sinister Horror Press, September 2015 release) ISBN # 9780993279393.

 

Disclosure: A digital copy of GODBOMB! was provided by the author at no charge as part of a Goodreads promotional group read, with the hope of an honest unbiased review.

 

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     Writer Kit Power’s debut novel is an impressive examination of individual reactions to a shared event that puts the reader directly into the characters’ heads, sharing their deepest thoughts and fears. 

 

     GODBOMB! is an intense reading experience that raises a lot of questions about religion and faith, and doesn’t attempt to answer them or persuade the reader to change their own beliefs. Author Power skillfully poses the questions without letting the reader learn of his own personal philosophy. GODBOMB! doesn’t preach. It just brings up these subjects while engaging the reader in an edge-of-the-seat page-turner. It’s a high suspense tale that fits within the horror genre, but is more of a thriller with horrific elements. 

 

    Among the myriad of questions: Does God exist? Does God care about the everyday lives of human beings?  Does God ever talk to people? Would God intervene if his faithful subjects were threatened?  Suppose an event with fatal consequences occurred in a House of God? Would God try to influence the outcome, or make his presence known? Or, as the Biblical Book of Job asks, would God provide justice in the face of human suffering?

 

     The setting for GODBOMB! is a born-again church revival meeting in North Devon, England in July 1995. Upwards of 70 people of various ages, backgrounds, interests, and needs gather to hear the words of the preacher.  The preacher is a man of questionable motives and beliefs who looks for an opportunity to convert a non-believer, and picks the wrong person from the audience to join him on the stage.  

 

     This particular young man is more than a simple atheist. He has serious doubts, and craves answers. He wants visible proof of God, and the lack of it has made him both edgy and angry. He wants God to speak to him directly. If it doesn’t happen during the revival meeting, he’ll detonate the bomb strapped to his chest.

 

    The rest of the novel focuses on the reactions of the hostages and their counter-moves to stall the bomber or disable him during the six-hour ordeal.  Rather than flit around such a large group, Powers focuses on eight individuals and shares their point of view, switching back and forth between chapters as the events play out.  From a 30-year old man suffering from alcohol withdrawal, and a young woman in a wheelchair whose parents keep dropping her off at these meetings while hoping for a miracle, to a young couple of faith expecting their first child - - the characters are very different and vividly realized by Powers.  Readers will learn of their beliefs and values, their background, their faith or lack of it, their willingness or reluctance to act, to do something in the face of fear or just submit. 

 

   GODBOMB! would be a very powerful presentation on a theatrical stage. We wonder if Powers began this work with the intentions of writing a play. In the table of contents, the major characters are identified and described in a section labeled ‘The Players’. Regardless, this section makes a handy reference for the reader to refer back to as the novel continues to shift between character points-of-view. 

 

  Not every character gets equal time.  Some are more fully realized than others.  The preacher, who seems helpless to sooth the troubled mind of the bomber and ineffective at convincing him of the existence of God, is taken out of the picture early in the story. There’s not quite enough time on the stage for the readers to really get to understand him, although Powers reveals enough to leave a bad taste in the mouth, like we’d just sampled the wares of a snake oil salesman rather than a true evangelist. 

 

     Likewise, the young bomber also remains a bit of a mystery. We don’t even learn his actual name until much later in the story. Incidentally, his name is Isaac, the same name of the Biblical son of Abraham whom God asked to sacrifice to him. While many of Isaac’s decisions are abrupt and brutal, Powers does not portray him as a person of true evil. He’s determined to carry on with his ‘plan’ but sometimes becomes confused by events, and is capable of being emotionally moved by the actions of others, to become sympathetic to their condition, and even brought to tears and sobbing. While Isaac is more than capable of hurting others (and quite viciously) he also attempts to assist when one churchgoer has a seizure and later when the pregnant woman’s water breaks and delivery begins. 

 

     His accomplice is also lacking in the amount of detail provided for the other members of the cast. Although we can guess at certain aspects of his character as he wavers in his commitment to Isaac’s cause.  The thought is that Powers is withholding this information deliberately, perhaps so readers don’t relate as well to these two characters. Powers is certainly capable of portraying them in glorious detail, as evidenced by the fine job he does with the others. We feel it’s a missed opportunity. The book might be even more powerful than it is if the reader was provided a bit more insight into why and how the bomber came to his decisions to disrupt the revival with his demands. 

 

   Powers has the writing ability to drop the reader directly into the mind and body of the hostages and make us feel their fears and anxieties, their moments of hope as well as doubt.  Just when readers may be getting comfortable and empathizing with a character, that’s when Powers goes for the gut-punch and awful things occur. There are also brief moments of love, of faith, of understanding - - and we get to share those with his characters as well.  The birthing scene is especially well done, particularly the excruciatingly long paragraph describing the pains of labor. 

    GODBOMB! is not a story for the squeamish, as there are plenty of horrific occurrences throughout the story. As you may suspect, not everyone survives the encounter. Some you may feel deserve what happens to them, while others regrettably end.

 

     There are no numbered chapters in GODBOMB!  Rather, each section is subtitled with either a reference to a book of the Old or New Testament or a Biblical character. It becomes a fun extra exercise to try and match up the headings with the events that occur in each chapter. It’s not necessary to understand them to follow the story. We weren’t inclined to do that much research, but some of the chapter headings were more obvious than others or it was easier to make a connection. For example the chapter where Deborah, a heroine of sorts, is introduced is titled Esther (a heroic Jew in exile in the Bible).  The book of Luke details the origins and birth of Jesus Christ. Perhaps coincidentally, the chapter is which Emma gives a painful birth on the church floor is titled Luke.  The book of Jude was the next to last book of the New Testament. And, the chapter closest to the end of GODBOMB! is also titled Jude. Of course, the ending chapter is Exodus. 

 

    When it comes to finding evidence to support the existence of God, most readers are going to find GODBOMB! inconclusive.  Skeptical readers are not likely to have their opinions changed.  Those who have faith are not likely to lose it.  Several characters in the story  claim to have previously spoken with or heard from God (some sincere, others not). Others state or interpret their actions or decisions during the ordeal as having been motivated by God’s hand.  However, there is no heavenly intervention or divine occurrence to offer any conclusive evidence. Nothing is proved, or disproved. 

 

     Astute readers may suspect the final resolution of the story, as there are a couple chapters that foreshadow, or hint at what may occur.  We were a bit disappointed initially, but after looking over our notes in preparation for this review and upon further reflection - - we are satisfied.

      An event occurs during the novel that could be interpreted as a minor miracle. A character seemingly incapable of action receives a moment of hope.  From that brief inspiration the character is moved to take steps to protect and preserve one of the most innocent members of the cast. Out of the multitude of theories about a divine presence is one that states God has no intention of interfering in human affairs.  Yet, he may have judged and made a decision to save only those who are truly worthy. In the case of GODBOMB!, that would be a small group indeed.  Powers doesn’t indicate any of this, preferring to leave it up to reader interpretation. Given a choice, we will always prefer to stand on the side of hope. 

 

 

 

 

 

Valiant's FCBD Special features all-new X-O Manowar + Bloodshot stories

from the official Valiant Entertainment press release . . . . . . .


Valiant is proud to present your first look inside the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Valiant’s gold-level offering for Free Comic Book Day 2017! On SaturdayMay 6th, the road toward 2017’s biggest new series – X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT SALVATION – starts here with two all-new, never-before-seen stories from a top-tier cast of writers and artists, including Matt KindtJeff LemireCAFUJuan Jose Ryp, and many more!

First: Valiant’s most explosive Free Comic Book Day yet begins as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and rising star CAFU (Rai) present a brand-new prelude introducing the world of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from Kindt and a rotating cast of blockbuster interior artists including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn)!

Then: FCBD 2017 escalates even further as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Inhumans Vs. X-Men) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) present a shocking look ahead at what awaits in BLOODSHOT SALVATION – a top-secret new ongoing series debuting in 2017 — with THE FIRST APPEARANCE of a MAJOR NEW CHARACTER that will have major ramifications for the violent world and troubled life of Ray Garrison…

Plus: FAITH… HARBINGER RENEGADE… NINJAK… PSI-LORDS… ARCHER & ARMSTRONG... SECRET WEAPONS… RAI... SHADOWMAN… WAR MOTHER... And surprise revelations for HARBINGER WARS 2! On May 6th, don’t miss the all-star lineup of Valiant’s biggest heroes as Matt KindtCAFUJeff LemireJuan Jose Ryp, and special surprise guests present the biggest moments that the Valiant Universe has to offer – only in the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL, featuring a cover by Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello!

But first: A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon begins on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR #1, part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

“Ultimately, I wanted to tear Aric back down to basics. I wanted to really explore Aric and his original culture and his mindset, and portray where his head would be at after going through everything he’s seen,” series writer Matt Kindt told the official Free Comic Book Day website. “In my run, he’s definitely going to have a contentious love/hate relationship with the armor and what it’s capable of. That’s where a lot of the drama will come from. I’m also dropping him on a completely alien planet that’s rich with very foreign ideas and cultures. He’s not going to have an easy time of it under my watch.” 

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.
 
But that was a lifetime ago.
 
Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.
 
But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises  from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
 
In the wake of “SOLDIER”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O MANOWAR then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents ­– including Tomas GiorelloDoug BraithwaiteClayton CrainRyan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan – chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:
 

X-O MANOWAR #1 | “SOLDIER” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | TOMAS GIORELLO

MARCH 2017
 
X-O MANOWAR #4 | “GENERAL” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | DOUG BRAITHWAITE

JUNE 2017
 
X-O MANOWAR #7 | “EMPEROR” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | CLAYTON CRAIN

SEPTEMBER 2017
 
X-O MANOWAR #10 | INTERLUDE
MATT KINDT | RYAN BODENHEIM

DECEMBER 2017
 
X-O MANOWAR #11 | “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE
MATT KINDT | MICO SUAYAN

JANUARY 2018


For more information, visit Valiant here:  http://www.valiantuniverse.com




VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Cover by Tomas Giorello


VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Interior Art by CAFU


VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Interior Art by CAFU



VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Interior Art by CAFU


VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Interior Art by Juan Jose Ryp


VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Interior Art by Juan Jose Ryp


VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – Interior Art by Juan Jose Ryp

Sunday, January 29, 2017

ComixTribe monthly hardcover giveaway

EDITOR’S NOTE: Continuing our features on indie publisher ComixTribe, courtesy of publisher Tyler James . . . . .

 

Recently, I shared a little bit about what makes ComixTribe different.

 

Today, I want to tell you about something we're most proud of...

Our hardcovers.

 

It's a beautiful, brilliant world we live in where scrappy small-presses with a small but fiercely loyal fan base like ours can put out deluxe, over-sized hardcover collections on par with much bigger publishers with much more resources.

 

 

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The ComixTribe Hardcover Collection is something that makes us stand out at conventions.

 

And while we give out a ton of digital comics and digital is awesome, I truly believe that it's when fans get their hands on the best of what we have to offer, in print, in hardcover format, that they truly appreciate what ComixTribe is all about.

(Maybe I'm just old school like that.)

 

Unfortunately, we can only get to so many conventions, and retailers are notoriously conservative when it comes to stocking independent hardcovers...

So, how do we get more books in readers' hands?

Here's a crazy idea...

We give them away.

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This year, we're going to give away at least three free hardcovers from the ComixTribe backlist every single month.

 

The winners will be chosen at random from all the entries we receive that month at http://win.comixtribe.com/giveaways/comixtribe-hardcover-giveaway/?lucky=91

 

However, you can boost your odds of being selected by sharing the monthly giveaway on social media.

 

 

Throughout our history, we've made the effort to give our fans as much as we possibly can...

 

And considering that all those hardcovers were made possible by our fans in the first place, we're thrilled and honored to be putting books in more readers hands every single month, simply for being with us on this journey.

 

 

This Month's Free Hardcover: OXYMORON Vol. 1 - Red Knife Variant (RARE - Limited to 150 Copies)

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OXYMORON is an OVERSIZED HARDCOVER graphic novel collection of stories about a supervillain psychopath obsessed with contradiction. This stunning 120-page hardcover collection features stories by up-and-coming writers and artists, including Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Godzilla), Joe Mulvey (Scam), Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, Deer Editor), and more, and is edited by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James.

It’s free to enter to win.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST TO WIN A FREE HARDCOVER:

http://win.comixtribe.com/giveaways/comixtribe-hardcover-giveaway/?lucky=91


Books: New CASEY FREMONT mystery release

From the official Pro Se Press release . . . . . .

Author John Achor’s popular Arkansas based amateur detective is back!  FIVE-SIX, DEADLY MIX, the third Casey Fremont mystery, is now available in print and digital format from Pro Se Productions.
 
Casey Fremont has a knack for solving mysteries… She also has a habit of ending up in danger…and this time both may get her killed!
 
In FIVE-SIX, DEADLY MIX, Casey Fremont lands in the middle of a combined local police/FBI investigation into fraud and theft at a local hospital. Also, Two women have suspiciously fallen to their deaths before Casey reports for work in her undercover role. Once again, Casey brings her roommates, Effie Tremayne and Aaron Kincaid, along to lend a hand.
 
As usual, the rest of Casey’s life is in turmoil as well. Love interests shift and change, someone close to Casey falls ill, and she receives a visit from an uncle she’s not seen in years. This all forces Casey to make decisions that affect her while she edges ever closer to the truth of the hospital case, once more putting that life in deadly peril! FIVE-SIX, DEADLY MIX from Author John Achor! Intrigue and Real life drama collide for Casey once again in this exciting volume of deduction and death! From Pro Se Productions.
 
With an atmospheric cover and logo design by Jeffrey Hayes and logo design and print formatting by Marzia Marina, FIVE-SIX, DEADLY MIX is available now at Amazon at 
https://www.amazon.com/Five-Six-Deadly-Mix-Fremont-Mystery/dp/1542612063/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1485632550&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=five-six+achor+print and Pro Se’s own store.

The latest Fremont book s is also available as an Ebook, designed and formatted by Marina for only $2.99 for the Kindle  and for most digital formats via Smashwords. 
 
To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to  
http://prose-press.com. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

VALIANT goes global with publishing efforts

Valiant Adds 10 New International Publishing Partnerships
Titles from Publisher’s Award-Winning Library Now Available in China, India, Korea, Pakistan, and More


Valiant is proud to announce that it has added 10 new foreign publishing partners to its extensive international publishing program that will bring its library of critically acclaimed titles to several new territories around the world. Adding a robust roster of foreign-language deals throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, Valiant is building its fanbase across even more international markets, where readers can now look forward to the adventures of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, Archer & Armstrong, and Valiant’s other globally recognized icons in a new array of languages including Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and more in print and digital via these newly announced publishing partners:
 

CFx (Pakistan)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.cfxcomics.com


China Mobile (China)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.10086.cn/bj/index_100_100.html


Cornea Entertainment (India)
Now Available Digitally
https://www.facebook.com/Cornea-Entertainment-1434046623559435
 

Jambo (Brazil)
Now Available in Print
http://jamboeditora.com.br 
 

Lezhin (Korea)
Now available in Print
http://www.lezhin.com/en
 

Medusa (Spain)
Now Available in Print
http://www.medusacomics.es 
 

NHN Comico (Korea/Japan)
Now Available Digitally
http://www.nhn-comico.com
 

Social Comics (Brazil)
Now Available Digitally
https://www.socialcomics.com.br


Sokol Express Publishing (Russia)
Now Available Digitally and in Print
www.sokolcomics.ru 

World Publishing Corporation (China)
Now Available in Print
http://www.wpcbj.com.cn
 
“Valiant’s readership worldwide continues to expand in droves, and we’re excited to be making inroads into a bigger array of international territories than ever before,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President, Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Together with this outstanding new array of publishing partners from Brazil to Pakistan to China to India and beyond, we now look forward to bringing high-quality translations of Valiant’s greatest series to a massive and rapidly expanding audience of new fans around the world.”

These eight new publishers are just the latest to join Valiant’s already extensive network of international partnerships around the globe. They join Bliss Comics in France, Büyülü Dükkan in Turkey, Kamite in Mexico, OVNI Press Editorial in Latin America, ShoPro in Japan, Star Comics in Italy, Tencent in China, and Viverra in Russia in bringing Valiant’s award-winning library of titles to an international audience.

Publisher outlines COMIXTRIBE philosophy, mission

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We continue our spotlight on ComixTribe with some words from the publisher . . . . . . .

I so appreciate your time and attention this week as we've been sharing what what's coming from ComixTribe in 2017.

I've heard back from a number of you pumped about THE RED TEN coming to a close, and many more fired up about the SINK campaign launching next week.

Click here for SINK Sizzle Reel.

https://www.facebook.com/ASinkTale/videos/244191642673244/

We've also been shipping CHUM trade collections with free mystery bonus comics included in every order (this week only) to many of you.

As ComixTribe moves forward in 2017, I want to take just a moment to share a few thoughts on what makes ComixTribe unique in a crowded marketplace, and give you some awesome links to back that up. 

What Makes ComixTribe Different?

In case you haven't notice, the comics market is a crowded one.

Standing out is as hard as its ever been...

And as a result, many creators and publishers don't even try. 

Rather, you see a lot of imitation of what everyone else is doing...

If they're doing it, it must be working, right? 

They reboot. We'll reboot.

The've got zombies? We'll do zombies.

That sort of thing.

And I'll be perfectly honest, with the first few series ComixTribe has put out, we WERE trying to fit in. 

As a publisher and a fan, I like a strong high concept. 

Imitation is how we all start.

It's how we all learn.

It's certainly where I started, and I've been making comics for a long time...

 

As a creator and publisher, there's a delicate balance between imitation and innovation... 

And while I think the work ComixTribe has published over the past few years and will continue to publish going forward will continue to innovate, it's not the books themselves that has been the thing that makes ComixTribe truly different through out our history.

Rather the thing that has set ComixTribe apart from other publishers on Day One is that we've shared this creative journey with our readers every step of the way.

A journey that's taken us from literally zero fans and no distribution whatsoever... 

To hundreds of thousands of copies of books sold around the world.

So, if you happen to be a reader who also has aspirations to create, you're in the right place with ComixTribe.

 

Entertain. 

Educate. 

Inspire.

 

That's my personal mantra and the reason I'm on this planet.

And those three words have been baked into the ComixTribe DNA since the very beginning.

That's what makes us different. 

We're going to continue to share our journey wherever it leads, and it's been a privilege to share it with you. 

Best,

Tyler James

ComixTribe Publisher / Don't Call It A Comeback, I've Been Here for Years

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Preview of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY May 06, 2017

  Images and content courtesy of the Free Comic Book Day organization . . . . . .      
 
Free Comic Book Day 2017 Gold Sponsor Comic Books Announced
 
 
Look Inside The Free Comic Book Day 2017 Comics
 

Free Comic Book Day 2017 takes place 100 days from now at your local comic shop! See Preview Pages for some of the FREE comics you can get on May 6th!

 
   click the link      
   http://www.freecomicbookday.com/catalog

ComixTribe offers up THE RED TEN

EDITOR’S NOTE:  More updates from Tyler James, ComixTribe publisher.  The process of creating and publishing indie comics can experience several delays when you’re not able to devote full time to the process, and have to rely on a day job for your income. Some insights from James below . . . . . . . .

I love talking about new projects, as I've been doing this week. 

The CHUM trade collection is gorgeous and SINK is going to break records for us later this year...

But a lot of you have one question in mind...

What About THE RED TEN?

Many readers very first experience with ComixTribe came from picking up a little book called THE RED TEN, which is a superhero murder mystery in ten parts. 

At cons, I pitch it as "How I Would Kill Off The Justice League if DC was CRAZY Enough to Let Me."

(They still are not.)

If you haven't read THE RED TEN, and that concept sounds at all intriguing, here's a FREE Download of THE RED TEN #1 to check it out.

 

Click here to Download THE RED TEN #1 FREE

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5041898/TRT_01_FREE.pdf

To date, 8 of 10 issues of THE RED TEN have been released... and many of you have been patiently waiting for the final two issues. 

And waiting.

And waiting. 

(I know.)

In fact, one reader wrote to me this week with skepticism:

Hard to believe that Sink will be monthly when fans are still waiting for Red Ten to finish...

 

And look...

As both the publisher and writer of THE RED TEN, I get that criticism. 

And as a comic book fan who came up in the 90s when some of my favorite series took FOREVER to come out with the next issue, I get the frustration with book delays, too. 

So, I totally understand that skepticism, even though the last four new series ComixTribe has released in the direct market (AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE, EXIT GENERATION, OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE, CHUM) all came out monthly.


As a publisher, we made the commitment not to release any more new series in the direct market until they were 75% or more complete before issue #1 would even hit the stands. 


However, for a legacy series like THE RED TEN, that wasn't an option.

In the world of small press comics, though we'd like nothing more than to be able to crank out books every single month, we don't always have that luxury. 

In addition to writing and producing THE RED TEN, I have juggled numerous other projects and responsibilities over the past few years... 

I hope many of you have enjoyed them, from ComixTribe comics and graphic novels, to the articles and resources for creators on ComixTribe.com, (http://www.comixtribe.com) to the ComixLaunch podcast  (http://www.comixlaunch.com), the C is for Cthulhu and Creature Cove children's books lines, and much more. 

Likewise, Cesar Feliciano, co-creator and artist of THE RED TEN has steadily crafted this book while working full-time outside of comics and also fostering special needs children. 

So as committed as we have both been to seeing the project to the end, it was never going to be a monthly book. 

But The End Is Nigh...

Recently, Cesar took to Facebook after completing the final page of the final issue of THE RED TEN.

And earlier this month, we sent the solicit in for THE RED TEN #9 to Diamond. 

THE RED TEN #9 will be in March Previews for May Release

THE RED TEN #10 will be in the May Previews for July Release

And then later this year, we'll collect the entire 10-Issue Series into an awesome, Ultimate Collection

I know, for some of you, the wait has been far too long. 

What I can tell you, though, is that I'm a better writer than I was when we began this story, and Cesar is a better artist as well. 

We're incredibly proud of how this series concludes, and we can't wait to get it into your hands. 

Finally!

Best,

Tyler James 

ComixTribe Publisher / Slow But Steady