ALTERNA'S newsprint experiment produces a banner year for the publisher

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s a quick update from one of the publishers to watch in 2017 and beyond. At least somebody in the comics marketplace is trying to make books affordable. Glad to learn that Alterna had a good year.  I’ve found that the newsprint used today is better quality than the books of the 1970’s and ’80’s before every publisher went to heavier, cleaner stock. 

You can still order these February release books now through your local comic shop. Why not give an Alterna title or two a try?  I have, and you can look for my writing about their books in early 2018. Happy Holidays! . . . . . . .

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4 comics for just SIX dollars?!December 18th, 2017 
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A few words from founder & publisher, Peter Simeti:


"In 2017, the average price of a comic book ranged between $2.99 to $5.99 -- so I'm happy to see that our $1.50 newsprint line has allowed you to enjoy our titles no matter what kind of budget you're on. There's plenty more to come in 2018 as well, with 15 (maybe more?) new titles being introduced throughout the year.  We also have graphic novels on premium paper stocks too, in case you prefer to get our great creator-owned stories all in one shot.


I know there's an overwhelming amount of choices to spend your entertainment dollars on, so thank you for making our comics a part of your life. 


From everyone at Alterna to all of you and yours, thank you for a wonderful 2017 -- our best year yet! -- and here's to an even better 2018!"

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SONITUS #1 (of 3)

Order Code: DEC171059

(W) Cody Sousa, Dan Sheppard

(A) Cecillia Lo Valvo

(C) Dee Cunniffe

(L) Dezi Sienty

In Shops: Feb 28, 2018

SRP: $1.50


Mysterious voices lure a man back to his hometown to visit an abandoned house that he used to frequent as a child. But as he journeys through his old hangout, he encounters a supernatural presence that forces him to face his past and his darkest fears,

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THE XII #1 (of 4)

Order Code: DEC171060

(W) Patrick Trahey

(A) Luis Suarez

(L) Magnus

In Shops: Feb 28, 2018

SRP: $1.50


The Sacred City holds the promise of a better life for Caleb and his family. Unfortunately, they'll have to travel the "Dead Roads" to get there. As winter falls upon them, they traverse the barren wasteland and quickly realize that their safety comes at a price - perhaps the ultimate one.

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Order Code: DEC171058

(W) Eric Borden

(A) Dave Mims

(L) Spike O'Laochdha

In Shops: Feb 28, 2018

SRP: $1.50


SCRIMSHAW is back!

All is quiet until mercenary cut-throat Danny Yuda finds Hans and his crew. Outmanned, outgunned, and with their backs to the wall, the battle for the Tanto octopus begins! 

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Order Code: DEC171061

(W) Terry Mayo

(A) Lucas Romero

(C) Chris Hall

(L) BrandonDeStefano

In Shops: Feb 28, 2018

SRP: $1.50


After narrowly escaping from The Ballpark, Lucas and JC find themselves alone and vulnerable. As the shadow of death falls across the burnt landscape of San Diego, loyalties begin to erode and a deadly, unexpected alliance emerges.

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