The year has come and gone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to 2018. I'm planning on having a much more in-depth post about my plans for 2018 and sharing some of the highlights of 2017, but for now, enjoy some Kickstarters I showcased at the tail end of 2017:
"Find out what happens when 90% of the people in the world stopped moving? Writer Justin Gray (The Monolith, Jonah Hex) explore this concept in the world of his survival horror comic book series that we’re featuring this week: Standstill."
"Looking for a new superhero team exploring the social relationships of the characters? Try Argo 5, which has been around for 12 years of publishing and 24 issues. The writer and one of the artist’s talk to me about their project and how it differs from your average superhero story."
Comic Maven's Archives November 2017 Update: Leaving Screen Rant, Big Projects Abound!
I hope everyone had a wonderful November and a happy Thanksgiving!
I made a bit of a change this month. After working on Screen Rant for over a year now, I've decided to leave my position as a list writer for them. I've really enjoyed being able to create such fun lists ranging from Pokemon to horror movies, but I want to focus more on my other jobs as well as two personal projects I am currently working on that I hope to share with everyone soon!
Without further ago, please enjoy some of the work I've done this month.
Kickstart your week with these Kickstarter interviews:
Kickstart the Week(end) with The Last Ember #1
"The Last Ember is the first series taking place in the Emberverse universe! Published by Last Ember Press, this is the coming of age story about the goddess of fire. I interviewed the entire creative team, which includes several members of Comic Frontline!"
Kickstart the Week with Alter Life Issues 1-4
"Death isn’t the end. At least not in Alter-Life. We’re exploring this mind-bending sci-fi comic book series today with the creative team."
And enjoy some press releases I helped write for Action Lab Entertainment:
Kickstart the Week(end) with Sad Girl Psycho Baby
"This week we’re talking with Zombie Tramp and DollFace creator Dan Mendoza about his amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign for his newest series, Sad Girl Psycho Baby. This comic book stars Sad Girl, whose abilities include making the people around her become suicidal."
I worked on a couple press releases for Action Lab Entertainment:
DOLLFACE VOLUME 3: Welcome to New Orleans!
"Action Lab Entertainment’s best-selling witch hunter Lila returns in this third volume, dealing with the heavy fallout from the events of volume two. Emily doesn’t want anything to do with Lila, but Ivan won’t stop searching for her. And Lila? She looks into her past and gets help from the last place she expected: a good witch!"
DANGER DOLL SQUAD TPB: The complete crossover featuring Zombie Tramp, DollFace and Vampblade!
"Collecting DANGER DOLL SQUAD #0-3, this is a Danger Zone crossover event the likes of which you've never seen before! Three series come together in this action-packed affair featuring the undead queen Zombie Tramp, the 17th century ball-jointed witch hunter DollFace, and the other-dimensional parasite slayer Vampblade."
PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL TPB: The final chapter!
"Action Lab's comic book adaptation of the cult film series PUPPET MASTER comes to an end in PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL. The story follows Andre Toulon's puppets as they are forced to follow their master's every command."
And two of my adaptations came out this month too:
Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed Halloween and the rest of October.
Another month has come and gone, but this one marked the first time I ever went to NYCC. I didn't go for fun - though we had some of that too - but to work at the Action Lab booth, selling (and signing) mostly Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir and Miraculous Adventures books.
It was awesome to see all of the people cosplaying as Ladybug, Cat Noir and even occasionally Alya and some of the villains from the show. Plus some other amazing cosplay moments from movies, TV shows, video games and more.
Here's some of the awesome Miraculous-related cosplay!
Though a fun moment from the con that I just have to share happened at the end of my first day. I sold a guy a couple Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir TPBs and signed them to his kids. He left and a fellow guy at the booth came up to me after he was gone and said: "You know that was Tom King, right?" AKA the writer for Batman! I wish I'd known then, but it was still an awesome experience. And now I have a story to tell at parties! (Parties that I never go to...)
Overall, it was an exhausting experience that was totally worth going outside of my comfort zone and to experience working at a con. I definitely put my feet into the deep end considering the only other con I have ever worked at was one day at the New Jersey Comic Expo... and a two hour signing at SDCC.
If you're still around, here are some releases and articles I helped work on for the month of October!
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir Vol. 5: Lucky Charm
Zombie Tramp Volume 12: Voodoo Vixen Death Match
Super Drycleaners: Interviews with the Creators and the Cast
"Where do superheroes go when they want to get their dry cleaning done? Find out in Super Drycleaners, a new TV show available on TELUS OPTIK On-Demand and online. I talked to the creators of the series and several members of the cast!"
Screen Rant Articles
Pokémon: Every Starter Ranked, Worst To Best
Comic Maven's Archives September 2017 Update: So Much Miraculous, Testing Twitch and NYCC
In other news, I will be going to NYCC! This will be my first time ever at this convention and I'm looking forward to working at the Action Lab booth. We'll be at booth 3044 if you want to stop by and check out our books. See you there!
Miraculous: Princess Fragrance
(on comiXology) Rose, a student who goes to high school with Marinette, gets akumatized by Hawk Moth and starts bewitching everyone with her perfumes. While this formidable Princess Fragrance causes mayhem in the Palace, Marinette has a serious problem: Tikki has disappeared, and with her... the power of Ladybug!
(on comiXology) After losing the municipal election against Mr. Burgeois, D'Argencourt gets akumatized and turns into Darkblade! Using his sword he transforms people into knights and builds an army to turn the Mayor out. His forces storm City Hall where a class rep election battle between Marinette and Mr. Burgeois' daughter, Chloe, is brewing. It's up to Ladybug and Cat Noir to protect City Hall and all the students gathered inside!
(on comiXology) Adrien tries to help his friend Nino out with his crush… Marinette! Unfortunately, there’s a mix-up and Marinette thinks Adrien is the one asking her out to the zoo. Things get even worse when the zookeeper, Otis, transforms into Animan. Now with the ability to shapeshift into any animal, Animan goes after Marinette’s classmate Kim. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir save him in time?
MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES VOLUME 1:
The original comic book adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir collected into one action-packed volume!
"Read the series featuring the greatest superheroes in all of Paris! Based on Zag Entertainment's widely popular television series MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR, this comic book series features original content you can't see on TV! Writers include MIRACULOUS creator Thomas Astruc and other writers from the television series."
INFINITE SEVEN VOLUME 2:
The World's Greatest Assassins Return!
Kickstart the Week
Kickstart the Week with Hotshot Comic Book Series Relaunch
Kickstart the Week with Coronary: Episode Two
Kickstart the Week(end) with Spores: Prom of the Dead
Screen Rant Articles
Character Bio: Emma Frost
Character Bio: Lobo
Character Bio: Mystique
Character Bio: Odin
Character Bio: Riddler (Pre-New 52)
Character Bio: Riptide
Harley Quinn Gets Her Own Ongoing Series
October Marks Witchblade’s 20th Anniversary Harcover and FINAL ISSUE
Sunstone: BDSM Comic Book Sensation
Women in Comics Part Three - What's so bad about a broken back?
Women in Comics Part Four - Time for a close-up...
Women in Comics: Part Five – Empowering Women in Comics
Women in Comics: Part Six – Abusing Women in Comics
Comic Maven's Archives August 2017 Update: A lot of kickstaring and adapting in the works!
Here's what you may have missed this month:
Peter David's Artful Vol. 1
(on comiXology) An adaptation of the Artful novel by award-winning writer and comic book legend Peter David, this Oliver Twist spin-off story stars the Artful Dodger as our reluctant hero. Alongside Van Helsing’s son Bram, Dodger must take on hordes of vampires to save a princess from a nefarious plot. nCollects ARTFUL #1-6.
My Press Releases
MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR VOLUME 5 will be your Lucky Charm!
"The tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue! This comic book version of MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR features episodes from the Zag Entertainment show. Despite being the fifth volume, fans of the show and new readers can easily follow along with these three stories. MIRACULOUS is about Marinette and Adrien, two seemingly "ordinary" students who are really Paris's greatest superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir."
Kickstart the Week with The Girl in the Midnight Gown
Kickstart the Week(end) with The Imaginary
Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1
Kickstart the Week with Amelia Sky #2
Screen Rant Articles
Character Bio: Marrina
ComixTribe SCAM Ultimate Collection on Kickstarter
Devil’s Due is Back!
New Image Firsts Coming This May 2013
Women in Comics Part 1 – Beauty: One Size Fits All?
Women in Comics Part 2 - Victoria Secret-esque Styles
Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers: Odyssey #4 Review
Updates on Weekends
The Great Allentown Comic Con 2014
New Jersey Comic Expo 2015
SDCC 2016 Day 1
SDCC 2016 Day 2
SDCC 2016 Day 3 & 4