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ALTERNA: New Releases and Giveaway Contests
Editor’s Note: Yes, this article is a plug for Alterna. They are one of the publishers I will be spotlighting in 2017. No, I am not on the Alterna payroll. We just like to find somebody to root for every once in awhile.
JUNE 14th at your local comic shop:
MOTHER RUSSIA #1 of 3
(W/A) Jeff McComsey
One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies! As a zombie apocalypse breaks out in WWII, a Soviet sniper risks her life to protect an innocent baby boy. Created by New York Times-bestselling author and artist Jeff McComsey. The smash hit is now on newsprint!
After a devastating war ruins the air and food supply for most of the world, Hector and his daughter Maria struggle to survive. But when a strange visitor crash lands in the forest, Hector will go to unspeakable lengths to protect his child. Printed on newsprint!
By visiting https://www.alternacomics.com/preorderbonus, readers can sign up to receive a 4"x3" "I love the smell of comics on a Wednesday" sticker, 4"x4" Alterna Comics window cling, and an Alterna Comics pen. Comic shops are also encouraged to reach out to Alterna to provide these bonus items directly to those that pre-order Alterna's titles in their shop.
Alterna's Monthly Graphic Novel Giveaway is easy to enter, as there's just two easy steps.
1) Take a picture of the Alterna Comics titles that you purchase from your local store.
One reader will then be chosen on the first of the next month and notified that they've won the contest. Good luck!
PRE-ORDER at your Local Comic Shop:
TRESPASSER #2 of 4
(W) Justin M. Ryan
(A) Kristian Rossi
(L) DC Hopkins
Great for fans of The Walking Dead, The X-Files, and The Road
With their problems behind them, everything slowly returns to "normal" for Hector and his daughter. But their moment of peace is about to come to an abrupt end as someone comes back into their lives. Someone Hector thought he'd never see again. Printed on newsprint.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
JUN171147; August 2nd
THE WICKED RIGHTEOUS #1 of 6
(W) Terry Mayo
(A) Lucas Romero, Chris Hall
(L) Brandon DeStefano
Great for fans of Mad Max, Stranger Things, and Stand By Me
In post-apocalyptic San Diego, four teenage brothers rescue a young girl from a brutal gang of psychopaths and spark a chain of events that attracts an onslaught of unspeakable evil. This is the world of the Wicked and the Righteous... and the children will lead them all. Printed on newsprint.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
JUN171149; August 9th
THE CHAIR #2 of 4
(W) Peter Simeti
(A) Kevin Christensen, Peter Simeti
Great for fans of The Punisher, Arkham Asylum, and The Boys
With the madness of the prison consuming him, Sullivan lashes out and draws the attention of the sadistic Warden. As Sullivan is pushed to the brink, he begins to question his sanity and starts to wonder if the Warden is more "puppet" than "puppet-master." Printed on newsprint.
$1.50; 40pgs; BW
JUN171146; August 16th
MOTHER RUSSIA #2 of 3
(W/A) Jeff McComsey
Great for fans of 28 Days Later, GI Joe, and Sgt. Rock
Stalingrad, 1943. Caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse during World War II, Soviet Sniper Svetlana Gorshkov must make an uneasy alliance with a Nazi soldier if she and the newfound child hope to see the sunrise. Printed on newsprint.
$1.50; 32pgs; BW
JUN171144; August 23rd
(W) Eric Borden
(A) Dave Mims
(L) Spike O'Laochdha
Great for fans of X-Men, Suicide Squad, and Escape from New York
Hans and the rest of the crew set sail with their illicit cargo, unaware of the danger that awaits. Mr. Song enlists the help of Indonesian cut-throat, Danny Yuda, to track down the Runaway Horse, by any means necessary. Printed on newsprint.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
JUN171145; August 30thd
(W) Wes Locher
(A) Eduardo Jimenez
Great for fans of Men in Black, The X-Files, Storage Wars
Area 51's storage unit falls into the wrong hands when a pair of bumbling agents forget to pay the rent. Now an alien invasion threatens Earth and the Dimwitted Duo are our only hope. Basically... We. Are. So. Screwed.
$11.95; 104 pgs; FC
JUN171148; August 30th
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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…