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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Comicbook Artists Guild Anthology: Issue Seven
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

Comicbook Artists Guild Anthology:

Annual Issue Seven 

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Above: Comicbook Artists Guild (C.A.G.).

To the Right: The front cover to the C.A.G. Anthology Issue Seven (7).

   

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Earlier this week I blogged about the upcoming 'Indy Comic Book Week' that starts December 27th, 2009.... 

The above pictured comic book was issued prior to that period of time, but still fits in with my blog series on Indy Comics. Plus you can still buy copies of it at the address I'll be providing below.

I have already blogged about 'Iconic', which is also from C.A.G. That annual anthology, (#8), in graphic novel format was published in time for the 2009 MoCCA Fest.

So what is this publication about?  Here is the promo info:

CAG # 7 is six short stories filled with Action, Adventure and Honor packed in 56 glorious black and white pages. Included is Three J Productions own western hero, Jonas McCabe™ Bounty Hunter in "Reflection in the Water". 
 

Okay, so what are my thoughts on this issue?

Well, the issue was sent to me courtesy of Carl Hering Jr. owner of Three J Productions, who as mentioned in the above promo release, has a feature in the comic book.

As I have mentioned numerous times here in my Blog, reviewing an anthology is one of the hardest publications to review.  That's because too often stories are published together that don't mesh well when reading in one publication in my opinion. However, when the stories don't clash with one another, then that is when reading them is a pleasure.  So how did this anthology do?

Here in CAG #7 are the following stories:

Agent Unknown: Kill Zone - Story and art well done by Robert Sodaro and Chris Torres. The shades of gray / black / white are fitting for the genre of this story.

Recollections of a Commander - I go back to my earlier statement.  This doesn't flow after the first printed story, and doesn't with the next one either. In another anthology with more stories like this one, it could fare better.

Reflection In The Water - Story by Carl Herring Jr. with art by Ed Coutts. Story and art flowed well.  Enough for me to want to seek out more of this Jonas McCabe - Bounty Hunter series.

Steel and Paper - Written by Ed Pereira with artwork and lettering by Ed Traquino. Well plotted story, with art that flowed with that genre.

Rockabilly Rex: Riders In the Sky - Story and art presented well by several persons.  Having the story title and the credits on the last page of the story was the only aspect of this story that didn't work for me.  Would have preferred to see that on the first page of the story.

Then the rest of the 'comic book' is printed in a 'flip' option.

The story there is called 'A History Lesson starring: Tarchaka and Squeeature' -  I'm glad that this segment was in a 'flip' option printing with a 'flip' back cover. That's because this story didn't mesh with any of the earlier stories!  But I can forgive that because of the 'flip' printing.  Reading it from this side is like having an xtra comic book for 'free'.  So okay... taken by itself, the story and art were OK for me. (Maybe the second story could have been placed at the end of the stories presented, before the flip option?)

So for an anthology publication, I would have to rate it as a pretty good read.  There was enough in here to make it worth the cover price.  Plus as a reader, you are exposed to creative teams that you probably don't see that much.  I recognized several of the names, but not all of them...

I stated earlier that I would give you the address on where to obtain this comic book. Carl Herring Jr.'s web site has this available for purchase at $5.00 by clicking here!

Plus, while you are there, take a look at his Crime Wave Anthology Volume 1 that I blogged about here! That was a great read, and I'm looking forward to Volume 2 of that anthology series! 

I will be blogging about more indy comics series right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com in the days to come, straight into the New Year itself, as that is how long 'Indy Comic Book Week' continues into!

You can follow what is happening and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:

http://indycomicbookweek.com/index.html.

For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at:

http://www.makeitsomarketing.com/   

BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Welcome to ALL of You that were reading the eBay Version of our Blog prior to eBay closing 'their eBay blogs platform' on October 31st, 2009.  That version of our Blog had 1.37 MILLION page views before the closure...

However, This Blog version is the same Blog that has been published at the same time the eBay version was being published.  I've been publishing this version since September 2007, so it has the same 'Fun Stuff' you are used to reading on the eBay version of our Blog!

Speaking of eBay... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

NEW INDY COMIC BOOK:   Today's 'Main Feature', as shown above, was on an Indy Comic Book, which is in keeping with my series celebrating the upcoming Indy Comic Book Week at the end of this month.

Today's Featurette section is an update on a mini-series from Bluewater Comics that I first blogged about when issue #1 came out. (Click here for my review blog on issue #1.)

Below are shown both variations of the front cover to the issue #3 of this 4 issue mini series; with cover B at the left, and cover A at the right:

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So what is this issue about? Here's the promo info:

"Tom, Astro and Roger have discovered the origin and the goal of the robot army called the One State. To fight these deadly robots, though, they need to solve a mystery, and, to solve that mystery, they must enlist the help of Joan Dale."

Writer: Bill Spangler

Art: John DaCosta

Letterer: Wilson Ramos Jr.

Colors: Niko Anaya 

Okay... here's my thoughts for this issue:

I enjoyed the first issue enough to continue with the series. Bill's plotline and dialogue have kept me interested to this point, and I look forward to the ending of the story arc next issue.

John's artwork as I stated in my earlier blog post is a different style when he illustrates the characters.  After three issues I find it still appropriate for this story genre. I really do like the background scenes he puts in, which gives me the illusion of being in space with the characters.

The lettering by Wilson continues to be one of his good lettering works.

The colors by Niko are vivid and mesh well with the artwork.

I'm looking forward to the wrapping up of this four issue mini-series.  So far the ride has been a good one.  I don't see any reason not to enjoy the fourth and final installment... 

For more on this Tom Corbett: Space Cadet mini-series, please check out their web site at:

http://www.bluewaterprod.com/

My thanks to the folks at Bluewater Productions for submitting the 3rd issue of this series being reviewed here today in this blog post.

~Michael

 

 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Female Force: Barbara Walters & Stephenie Meyer!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

Female Force:

Barbara Walters 

From Bluewater Comics!

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Above: Barbara Walters, (at the right), showcasing her comic on The View TV Show.

To the Right: The front cover to Female Force: Barbara Walters #1.

   

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Earlier this week I blogged about the upcoming 'Indy Comic Book Week' that starts December 27th, 2009.... 

The above pictured comic book was issued before that period of time, but still fits in with my blog series on Indy Comics. Plus you may still find copies of it at your LCBS during 'Indy Comic Book Week'.

Female Force: Barbara Walters #1 is NOT the first of the Female Force series from Bluewater Comics that I have blogged about here. That's because I have found each of the comics in the series thus far to be readable, enjoyable, and possibly collectible for later purposes.

So what is this publication about?  Here is the promo info:

By:          Robert Schnakenberg, Ryan Howe, Vinnie Tartamella 
Type:        Comics 
Genres:      Biography, Non-Fiction
Publisher:   Bluewater Productions 
Pub. Date:   November 11, 2009
Availability:   Released 
ISBN:        978-1-4276-4122-9
UPC:         837654404904
For ages:    13+ 
 

This comic series has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and OH! Magazine.

She's a television trailblazer with a unique "View" all her own. Read the incredible true story of Barbara Walters' rise from the daughter of a nightclub promoter to the pinnacle of TV journalism. Learn about her legendary interviews, her battles with sexism, and the men she loved and lost along the way.

Okay, so what are my thoughts on this issue?

As usual, I enjoyed the great front cover by Vinnie Tartamella!

The interior pages were pencilled by Andrew Yerrakadu. His style was fitting for a biographical comic book format.  The illustrations of the main characters that I knew of were pretty much recognizable.  The storytelling flowed with the artwork.

The colors by Osmarco Valladao fit with the illustrations.

Wilson Ramos Jr.'s lettering was 'right on' as usual!

No sensationalism here in this story. I did learn several new facts about Barbara while reading this comic book.  Barbara has been around for so many years on TV that I had kind of forgotten the path she had taken to get where she is today. 

Sure, Tina and I always watch at least some portions of her year end special, 'The Most Interesting People of the Year'. And I have caught her on The View on occasion this year. 

So, if she is proud enough of this comic book to hi-lite it on her show, The View, and state that it was pretty much right on, then that clarifies that this comic book is a 'winner' in my view too!

This publication can also be found at Tfaw if you can't locate one at your LCBS (Local Comic Book Shop) during Indy Comic Book Week:

http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Female-Force-Barbara-Walters___349003 

For more Female Force comic book coming soon in the series, you can check out those concepts at Bluewater Comics' own web site:

http://www.bluewaterprod.com

I will be blogging about more indy comics series right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com in the days to come, right into the New Year itself, as that is how long 'Indy Comic Book Week' continues into!

You can follow what is happening and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:

http://indycomicbookweek.com/index.html.

For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at:

http://www.makeitsomarketing.com/   

BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Welcome to ALL of You that were reading the eBay Version of our Blog prior to eBay closing 'their eBay blogs platform' on October 31st, 2009.  That version of our Blog had 1.37 MILLION page views before the closure...

However, This Blog version is the same Blog that has been published at the same time the eBay version was being published.  I've been publishing this version since September 2007, so it has the same 'Fun Stuff' you are used to reading on the eBay version!

Speaking of eBay... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

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Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

NEW INDY COMIC BOOK:   Today's 'Main Feature' as shown above, was about another of the comics in the 'Female Force' series from Bluewater Comics, that of Barbara Walters.

Today's Featurette section is about one more in that same series, this one on Stephenie Meyer.

Of course, even if you haven't read the books or seen the movies that Stephenie Meyer has help create, you still must have heard her name, as she and 'Twilight' have been on all the channels and covered / discussed at pop culture conventions!

Below is the front cover to the issue on Stephenie Meyer:

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So what is this issue about? Here's the promo info:

By:         Ryan Burton, Dave Macneil, Vinnie Tartamella 
Type:      Comics 
Genres:    Biography, Non-Fiction
Publisher:  Bluewater Productions 
Pub. Date: November 11, 2009
Availability: Released 
UPC:       074470254102
For ages:  13+ 
 

"This comic series has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and OK! Magazine.

Just in time for the theatrical release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Bluewater brings you the biography comic book FEMALE FORCE: Stephenie Meyer! Named USA Today's "Author of the Year" in 2008, the celebrity author is responsible for ushering in a new vampire-centric fan base. From her beginnings in Connecticut and Utah, to her fame and fortune as today's hottest author, witness her story being told by the most famous vampire of them all!"

Okay... here's my thoughts for this issue:

I haven't seen a front cover by Vinnie Tartamella that I haven't liked!

The interior artwork by Dave MacNeil was a little 'strange' to me for a biographical comic book, but the slant for this comic book was more toward a 'HoRRoRific' slant and 'cutesy' way of presenting the bio, so the artwork did fit that style of presentation.

The coloring by Kristy Swan flowed with the storyline and interior art pages.

Jaymes Reed's lettering also meshed well with the art style and coloring.

What didn't work for me was the 'host' aspect of the story, who was introduced at the beginning of the story and narrated the tale.  That's what it seemed to me... a tale, not a bio comic book.  Which is probably what the writer and publisher wanted for this comic book.  Which would have been fine if the series wasn't titled: Female Force - Stephenie Meyer.  It just didn't quite come over to me as belonging in this series of comics that I have read and enjoyed thus far.  It just seemed 'gimmicky' to me.  I'm sure younger readers will probably enjoy the 'gimmick' of using "the most famous vampire of all" as the host... 

For more on this Female Force series, please check out their web site at:

http://www.bluewaterprod.com/

My thanks to the folks at Bluewater Productions for submitting both issues of this series being reviewed here today in this blog post.

~Michael

 

 

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Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:41 AM PST
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Horsemen: Book Of Olorun!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

The Horsemen:

Book Of Olorun 

Check It Out During Indy Comic Book Week December 27th, 2009!

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Above: Jiba Molei Anderson at the Comic Con International: San Diego, 2009.

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Above: A Poster Print for The Horsemen: Book Of Olorun.

To the left: Full wrap-around cover for The Horsemen: Book Of Olorun!

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Yesterday I blogged about the upcoming 'Indy Comic Book Week' that starts December 27th, 2009.... 

And stated that one of the persons that told me of this event was Jiba Molei Anderson.  I thought that today I would blog about Jiba's publication that will be for sale during that upcoming event at selected LCBS in the Illinois, Michigan, New York, and California areas.

Please note that I received an 'Official Griot Preview' .pdf file copy to review from, which does not always reflect what holding an actual printed copy in both hands could show when printed, or how the paper itself 'feels' when turning the pages while reading.

I have already blogged about his earlier work on 'The Horsemen', thus I was familar with the storyline, the characters, and the artwork.

So what is this publication about?  Here is the promo info:

Written and Illustrated by Jiba Molei Anderson

Standard Comic
full Color
Page Count: 32
POD
The Orisha emerged from a deep slumber. Seeing that their mission had been perverted, they had set about to free us…whether we wanted them to or not. But, what if there were others not Orisha, not Deitis, not Human, but something more, a new Race? What side would they choose in the coming war? And, who truly controls the Eight Immortals but the number seven?

The gods of ancient Africa have possessed seven people to protect humanity from itself…whether humanity wants them to or not. They have been chosen to combat those who control the fate of the planet.

The Horsemen: Book Of Olorun TM and © Griot Enterprises & Jiba Molei Anderson. All rights reserved.

Here in the 'Book of Olorun', the artwork once again is of fine craftmanship caliber, and the colors are vivid!

However, the text narration boxes were a little hard to read for me, because of the white text on the yellow-orange background boxes.  The word balloons were the normal black text on white background, which was clearer to read.  I had a little difficulty reading the narration boxes from the .pdf file. Hopefully the printed format doesn't have the same level of reading difficulty.

Jiba's artwork does seem to be more a pin-up style of artwork here in this issue.  Now, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as you know going in that the artwork is that style. Several artists work in that style, adding their own flair to the work.

There is still a story that is conveyed here, just that the storyboards are more of a pin-up style in presentation of that story.  But I happen to like Jiba's art style, so that was OK with me in this issue.

At the beginning of this blog I mentioned that Jiba's publication will be at select Local Comic Book Shops. Those shops according to Jiba include:

Chicago, IL - Graham Crackers, Brainstorm Comics, Dreambound Comics, 3rd Coast Comics, Keith's Komix.

Michigan - Green Brain Comics.

Georgia - Dragon's Horde.

New York City - Midtown Comics.

California - Four Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga.

For those of You that are NOT in those named areas... Jiba's publication can be found at Indy Planet at this link! 

SPECIAL NOTE: As an addendum, Jiba has called me and told me that he will be signing at Graham Crackers Comics one day only on December 30th from the hours of Noon to 2 PM at the Downtown location at 55 E. Madison. Please call that store to verify that on the day of the event, as events are always subject to change!

For more info on Jiba's works and where YOU can be interactive with him and others about this series, please check out his 'Horsemen Graphic Novel Facebook Fan Page'! 

I will be blogging about more indy comics series right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com in the days to come, right into the New Year itself as that is how long 'Indy Comic Book Week' continues into!

You can follow what is happening and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:

http://indycomicbookweek.com/index.html.

For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at:

http://www.makeitsomarketing.com/   

BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Welcome to ALL of You that were reading the eBay Version of our Blog prior to eBay closing 'their eBay blogs platform' on October 31st, 2009.  That version of our Blog had 1.37 MILLION page views before the closure...

However, This Blog version is the same Blog that has been published at the same time the eBay version was being published.  I've been publishing this version since September 2007, so it has the same 'Fun Stuff' you are used to reading on the eBay version!

Speaking of eBay... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael @  ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

If you are a Facebook member, please join our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, and other wall posts!

 

If you are a Facebook member and want to join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'.

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

NEW COMICS SERIES:   Today's Featurette section is about a comic book series that was sent in to me for possible review.  However, it was just a single issue, #3, that I received.

When I jump into a series that has already started, it is sometimes hard to catch up, UNLESS the creator(s) have a 'intro' page or 'what's happened before' section in the issue you currently are holding!

So I thank Mike Sales, creator and writer of Southside Nefertiti, who is pictured below at the 2009 Onxycon at his table, for putting in that recap!

Click Here to see several of our INDY comics and magazines listings!

So what is this issue and series about?  Well on the splash page is the following:

"Daughter of slain activist Kleo Jones, Nefertiti is a super-powered single mother who has built a good life for herself and her son Joshua, while still looking out for folks around the way. No matter what goes down, the Southside knows when they need help... they can always count on Nefertiti."

Okay... here's my thoughts for this issue only:  The cover is in color. The interior pages are black and white. There are two parts to this third issue in the series, and there is at least a fourth issue for this story arc.  

So, the story is a continued one, and I felt that I was missing out on not reading the previous issue at least.  Even though there was a recap page, I still had that feeling.  So a newbie to this series has a choice. Either this issue has enough drawing power to make you search for the earlier two issues, and continue with the fourth, or you take this as a one-shot reading experience. I know that this issue for me was one that I would like to know more about Southside Nefertiti. Yet I also know that one of the draws, but also one of the drawbacks of the early Marvel Comics was the fact that most became continued stories, and distribution was not always there for earlier or later issues... 

The artwork by Randolph Williams was well suited for the storyline and the black and white interior pages.  There were several head shots, and talking scenes, yet plenty of action illustrated by Randolph! 

I didn't see the credits for the lettering, but that was a good job in lettering, especially with the sound effects used in the pages.

I believe that a reader who started with the first issue would get more out of this series.  The concept of Nefertiti is a sound one, and I like the background info. There are relationships between the characters which fleshes out those characters in this issue. I do note that even though I just recently received this issue, the copyright was 2007 for the publishing date.  I'm not for sure how many issues have been printed to date, or if the story arc reached a conclusion. 

For more on this series, please check out their web site at:

http://www.TypeIllyPress.com

And You can be interactive with the folks at Type Illy Press if you are a Facebook member by joining their Fan Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Type-Illy-Press/150316228597 

My thanks to Michael Sales for submitting Issue #3 of this series for possible review!

~Michael

 

 

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Monday, December 14, 2009
Indy Comic Book Week - Starting December 27th, 2009!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Cons

 

Indy Comic Book Week Starting December 27th, 2009!

Click Here to see our ENDING SOONEST comics, magazines, toys and more listings!

   

Click here to see our NEWLY LISTED Comics, Toys and Magazines for sale!

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

I have had a few Facebook Friends ask me if I was going to publicize the upcoming 'Indy Comic Book Week'.... 

Which I am glad to do so here today.  Here is the press release for the upcoming event:

"Indy Comic Book Week is not only an event, but also a call to action.

Diamond Comic Distributors announced they will not ship any new comics for the last week of December. This company is the primary distributor of comic books in North America. What some would call a sad week without our favorite mainstream titles, we are calling an opportunity. This vacancy allows independent and small press comic book creators to claim this week as their own.

We challenge writers and artists to self publish new material for this week, and offer it to their local stores. We ask for retailers to take this as an opportunity to showcase local independent talent on the new release shelves. We encourage fans to break from their buying habits and try something new.

Raise your fist and proudly declare that comic books are more than an industry, more than a handful of corporations – it is a creative outlet for independent-minded artists and storytellers. This last week of 2009 belongs to you. Power to the people. Right on."

I've been blogging about many indy comic books, both one-shots and mini-series, since beginning this blog back in June of 2006.  So I am pleased to see others taking the lead in promoting indy comics at the end of this year!

I will be blogging about more indy comics series right here at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com in the days to come, right into the New Year itself!

You can follow what is happening and how you can participate in 'Indy Comic Book Week' by checking out the details at:

http://indycomicbookweek.com/index.html.

For our part...Tina and I will be having all the independents comics / graphic novels that we have ready to be sold listed in our online store at:

http://www.makeitsomarketing.com/ 

My thanks to those that informed me of this upcoming event, including Jiba Molei Anderson, so I could blog about it here in my Blog today!  Jiba tells me that his newest work: "The Horsemen: Book of Olorun" will be in stores Dec. 30 for Indy Comic Book Week. I am intending on blogging about his latest creation as well as others between now and then! For more info until then, check out his 'Horsemen Graphic Novel Facebook Fan Page'! 

BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Welcome to ALL of You that were reading the eBay Version of our Blog prior to eBay closing 'their eBay blogs platform' on October 31st, 2009.  That version of our Blog had 1.37 MILLION page views before the closure...

However, This Blog version is the same Blog that has been published at the same time the eBay version was being published.  I've been publishing this version since September 2007, so it has the same 'Fun Stuff' you are used to reading on the eBay version!

Speaking of eBay... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael @  ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

THE PASSING OF GENE BARRY a.ka. 'Bat Masterson' and other TV / Film Roles:   With all that has been going on here... I have not been able to blog about the death of Gene Garry, who passed away on December 9th 2009, until today.

Although others might 'know' him better in other roles, it was his role as 'Bat Masterson' on the TV Show that he first became known to me.  Yeah, I was at that impressionable age when all those TV Westerns were on during the late 1950's into the early 1960's!  Issue #7 of 'Bat Mastson' from Dell Comics (May-July 1961) is shown below to show you how 'dapper' Gene Barry was in this role!

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Gene Barry's real name was Eugene Klass, and he was born June 14th, 1919 in New York City. All of his grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia.

Eugene did what so many others did in his profession. He took a 'stage name', and decided to honour John Barrymore, and thus 'Gene Barry' started his acting career.

Again, although I knew him best as 'Bat Masterson', other collectors of his works knew him best in either 'Our Miss Brooks', 'The Name of the Game', or 'Burke's Law'.

The earliest work that I am aware of was his role in the 1952 film 'The Atomic City', and hi last work was in the 2005 film 'War of the Worlds'.

Unfortunately it seems I missed his recreation of the role of 'Bat Masterson' for two episodes of 'Guns of Paradise' in 1990 alongside Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp.  I'll have to look those up now as a fond farewell to Gene Barry...

My condolences to Gene's family members on his passing.

~Michael

 

 

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Saturday, December 12, 2009
There's A 'Crime Wave' Going On!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

There's A

'Crime Wave'

 Going On!

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As Reported In These Pages By Carl Herring Jr!

Top Right: Front Cover to Crime Wave Anthology Volume 1!

   

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

The above pictured comic book was sent to me for a possible review here in this Blog from Carl Herring Jr.... 

It currently is the first issue in the series, although at the end of this issue, there is a 'to be continued' note. 

So the front cover pictured above looks really cool... What's the series about?"

Here is the press info for issue #1: 

"A bi-annual publication suggested for mature readers, Crime Wave Anthology is a collection of three stories that features the exploits of men and women of law enforcement as they fight all levels of crime to keep our city streets and the country safe. The stories center mainly around the adventures of an FBI duo, Chase and Hunt." 

So what did I think of this series?

Well, It's always 'thrilling' to open up a comic book that turns out to be an anthology, because I never know what to expect!  Am I going to be satisified when reading or maybe have mixed emotions about the different stories?!

However, in this case I was 'notified' on the cover that I was holding an 'anthology' comic book.  Even though the word 'Anthology' was in smaller print than the rest of the title...

The cover looked really good, and if it was at a LCBS, I would have stopped and checked it out.  That is a good point in its' favor, right from the start!

I really appreciated seeing the text on the inside front cover.  That text emphasized that I would be reading an 'anthology' as I turned the next pages.  That was a very good idea, and one Not always used today by the creator(s).

The splash page, which was actually page one of the first story, really caught my eyes. The presentation was similar to comics I used to read, and the action and story kept me reading.  Kind of reminded me of comics before the 3 or 4 issue story arcs that a lot of mainstream comics are into today...

The second story also kept my interest.  I noticed that there were no ad pages inbetween the first and second stories... nice!

The third story ended up being 'To Be Continued'.  Okay... well OK until I realized that the second volume of this series may take a while to read.  I wasn't aware this series was a bi-annual series until researching to blog here today. Darn!

However, the shower scene in the third issue reminded me of the Natasha 'Black Widow' shower scene in the old Daredevil series from years ago... so I'll be back!

You know... this was a 'fun read', even though it was a 'crime comic'.  If it is the intent of Carl to establish a 'brand' using this comic as one corner of the foundation, then he is on the right track with this series in my opinion!

Regarding the creative team on this anthology comic book:

Scott E. Ambruson does the interior artwork on the first two stories.  His earlier credits include Trailer Park of Terror #6.  The third story is illustrated by Chris Torres whose credits include Robert Sodaro's 'Agent Unknown'.

If you thought you recognized the style on the front cover, that was because it was by Norm Breyfogle, who is best known for his Batman artwork!

The Creative Director for Three J Productions is Ed Traquino. Ed did the lettering, coloring and all the technical aspects of the publication.  My thought is that it is the coloring that really makes this issue stand out, both on the front cover and the interior pages. Great work Ed!

To me, this first issue is a very good foundation on which to build the series!

You can buy this comic, (as well as other Three J Productions publications), at:

http://www.threejproductions.com .

Plus You can be 'interactive' with this company if You are on Facebook, by becoming a 'fan' of their Fan Page at: 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Haven-CT/Three-J-Productions-LLC/45275790627 .

My thanks to Carl at Three J Productions for sending in the publication for a possible review here in my Blog today! 

If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"

AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts!  We do blog usually on a daily basis on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.  

PLUS... Welcome to ALL of You that were reading the eBay Version of our Blog prior to eBay closing 'their eBay blogs platform' on October 31st, 2009.  That version of our Blog had 1.37 MILLION page views before the closure...

However, This Blog version is the same Blog that has been published at the same time the eBay version was being published.  I've been publishing this version since September 2007, so it has the same 'Fun Stuff' you are used to reading on the eBay version!

Speaking of eBay... Be sure to check out our own new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in Our online eBay Featured Store that our blogs are based on!  It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!

~ Michael @  ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

NEW  MINI-COMICS SERIES:   I have already blogged about several of the publications from Main Enterprises that are currently available.

One series that I haven't yet blogged about is in keeping with today's 'Main Feature', which is about CRIME COMICS. The front cover of issue #1 of 'CHASE' is shown below.

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Here's the promo info on the first issue of this mini-comic series:

"The first issue of what will be a long mini-comic series, following the exploits of the family of criminal masterminds, the Marsdens and their co-horts. Up against them is the Special Criminal Deterrent Force. Is it an even match? We shall see. Story and concept by Jim Main, art and lettering by John Lambert, production by Dan Taylor. $1.00 plus regular first class stamp for orders in the US only."

My thoughts on this first issue and up to issue #7:

First, a "mini-comic" is exactly what this comic is!

The size is approx 4" wide by 5 1/2" in height.  The number of pages have fluctuated, but it truly is a 'mini-comic'.

That does NOT mean that you don't get a good read.  Just that it is shorter in story length with each issue.  The cost is also considerably less than full sized comics printed today.

I found the black and white cover and interior pages to be well illustrated.  It is well written for a story of action and deceit! There is a lot squeezed into the few pages of each issue, and if this genre of story is your reading niche, you will enjoy it!

You can find out more about this mini-comic series and other publications  that have been published by Main Enterprises by checking this link:

http://www.mainenterprises.ecrater.com/ .

My thanks to Jim Main @ Main Enterprises for sending in this publication for possible review. 

~Michael

(Addendum December 13th-  Jim sent me the following message: "the art and story for issue #10 has just been completed and the long awaited issue #8 is being released this week. There will also be a trade paperback edition available early next year that reprint issues 1-8 as well as two full color covers and never before published art."

 

 

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