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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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SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…
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…