Topic: Comic Books - New
Sometimes when at conventions, Tina and I are handed copies of comics or other publications that are either one-shots or a single issue of a mini-series...
One such issue of a mini-series that I wanted to find out more about was issue #3 of Richard F Roszko's mini-series, 'Dreadnought Invasion Six', which was distributed at the 2009 Comic Con International: San Diego (SDCC).
I normally don't like coming into a mini-series in the second or third issue of a mini-series, but since it was handed to me I felt I should read it, but not necessarily review / blog about it.
Well, this issue was pretty darn good, considering I came into the third act of the mini-series!
I checked out where I could pick up more of this series, and found out that the creator distributed the last of the hard copies at the 2009 SDCC! Even at his web site, he refers potential buyers of this mini-series to sellers on eBay that have it listed! Only problem is... All 4 issues are Not currently listed for sale!
So, as I like to share 'new' comics / graphic novels that grab my interest with my blog readers, I thought I would mention this mini-series in my Blog today.
There is a Facebook Fan Page that was started for this mini-series at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreadnought-Invasion-Six/35491499704?v=wall
Where the following is written about the series:
"TalcMedia Productions was founded by Richard F. Roszko of Illinois. Rick originally came up with the concept of Dreadnought: Invasion Six for production as a film.Dreadnought: Invasion Six made its debut in comic book in early 2008 and has since completed its four issue run. The property is currently being discussed for development as both a film and a video game. Major collectibles manufacturers are also competing for the rights to the property."
Realizing that I only read the 3rd issue of this mini-series I have waited a bit to blog about this work. However, after searching for more info about it on the web, I find that I want to mention it here.
The storyline, (at least for issue #3), was well written by Richard F Roszko. The end page made me want to pursue looking for the next issue; it was that well written. The pencils and inks by Guillermo Sanna were well illustrated especially as there was a lot of text copy involved. The colors by Maria Laura fit the tone of this issue. Lettering by Khari Sampson was well placed, not detracting at all from the artwork, even though there quite a bit of dialogue.
This issue was dated May 2008 and was the first printing. As stated above the creator / publisher no longer has hard copies for sale. However you can check out his web site for more info on this series at: http://www.dreadnoughtseries.com/
I haven't communicated with the creator of this series, but it appears it probably had its' beginning on the 'Drunk Duck' web site which is where several independent comics get started. Issue #1 of the mini-series was released in February 2008 and distributed by Diamond Comics.
There are also videos at the TalcMedia Press web site, where they have created sample videos for a 'flash version e-comic'. You can also find those at YouTube.
There is also a feature length screenplay that is available from the representation company - Jeff Ross Entertainment.
The Press Release has the following for the concept of the series:
"Set in the distant future, space travel is routine. The newly-wedded
It appears that there was a 'big push' for this mini-series during the 2008 comic convention season, as this mini-series was represented at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con, Wizard World Chicago, and the New York Comic Con.
Unfortunately I had not seen this publication during that season. As anyone know that goes to these cons, a person can't see everything... they are usually 'bigger than Disneyland' in what could be seen at each Con! From what I could see from the con pics at their web site, their booth at the 2008 SDCC was in the small press section of the exhibit hall.
Again, I'm only mentioning this as a topic in my Blog today because I normally only blog about publications that either got my interest enough to blog about it, or that are unique enough or have some other quality to spend the time on writing about it!
Also, it appears that the publisher is going to go 'electronic' in the future. So if you can't find all the issues in hard copy, there is a possiblity / probability that you'll be able to read the issue in some other format down the road...
BTW.... Whereas we don't have all four issues of this mini-series for sale here at Make It So Marketing, we do have a few copies left of issue #3 in our own online store. While there, please check out our other 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!
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~ Michael @ http://www.comicbookcollectorsblog.com/