STAFF PICKS :: THE SPIRE #1 :: JULY 1, 2015

June 29, 2015 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: THE SPIRE #1: Start July on a good note this week with¬†the latest collaboration between Si Spurrier and Jeff Stokely. You may remember their post apocalyptic sci-fi western Six Gun Gorilla from a few years ago.¬†That book won a lot of deserved critical acclaim, and I enjoyed it immensely. The Spire features¬†a similar apocalyptic scenario, but trades the western motifs for fantasy this time around. It also adds a murder mystery into the mix, and a protagonist who must solve the crimes as she navigates a racist and xenophobic society. Spurrier telling a fantasy story with plenty of modern societal parallels,¬†plus an array of monsters, strange machines and characters rendered as only Stokely can? That’s enough to sell me (and you) on this new series.¬†spire1

Bonus Pick: Autumnlands vol. 1 TP: Tooth and Claw: This affordable debut collection (just $9.99)¬†by Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey features some of my favorite¬†anthropomorphic fantasy storytelling in years. Dewey’s depictions of endless humanoid animal creatures is remarkable, and Busiek does a fine job of building an accessible narrative for a new world in this excellent first volume.

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HEROESCON 2014 :: GUEST LIST UPDATE

February 28, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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Today’s update is full of first-time HeroesCon guests who we are sure you will want to meet! Along with today‚Äôs new guests, you can see our entire list of attending creators¬†here!

COMIC FANS! Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now!

Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2014 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are still available but they are going fast! Reserve your space today!

Eventbrite - HEROESCON 2014 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE

 

ankaKRIS ANKA :: Artist: X-Men, X-Force, Sideshow Collectibles

DelReyVANESA DEL REY :: Artist: Hit, ZERO

SebelaCHRISTOPHER SEBELA :: Writer: High Crimes, Ghost, Dead Letters, Alien Vs. Predator

stokelyJEFF STOKELY :: Artist: Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons

visionsCHRIS VISIONS :: Artist: Dead Letters, Devils on the Levee

wadaKEVIN WADA :: Artist:  She Hulk, X-Men, Adventure Time

wyattJAKE WYATT :: Artist: Hulk, Regular Show Writer/Artist: Necropolis

PrintCHIP ZDARSKY :: Artist: Sex Criminals  Writer/Artist: Prison Funnies, Monster Cops

Heroes Convention is in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-22 2014. Get your 3 day passes today! The full guest list (so far) is here.

Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2014 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

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STAFF PICKS :: THE REASON FOR DRAGONS HC:: JULY 24, 2013

July 19, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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seth_smlSETH’S PICK :: THE REASON FOR DRAGONS HC: I’ve been anticipating this new Archaia book since first hearing about it. ¬†Chris Northrop and Jeff Stokely (of Boom’s¬†excellent sci-fi/western Six Gun Gorilla) tell¬†the story of a teenage loner who stumbles upon the ruins of a Renaissance Fair and meets an aging man in a knight’s garb. ¬†The quixotic man believes himself to be a literal knight hunting a nearby dragon. ¬†The book then takes on elements of ’80s coming-of-age tales. ¬†There’s been a good bit of advanced buzz for this graphic novel, garnering comparisons to The Fisher King and interest from the film industry. ¬†With its mix of literary writing and kinetic artwork, I’m betting that this will end up on at least a few ‘best of the year’ lists. reasonfordragons

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