The story of one of the most influential men in United States history is brought to cinematic life in a new, all-ages graphic novel published by 1First Comics on October 9, 2019.
Extensively researched and featuring period-perfect art, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History explores some of the most provocative aspects of Hamilton’s life, including the nature of his ancestry. In so doing, it sheds new light on everything from his titanic feuds with his political rivals to his far-sighted abolitionism.
The book is written by Stephen L. Stern, author of Beowulf; A Christmas Carol; and the War of the Worlds graphic novels, with art by Stan Timmons, whose comics credits range from Robin Hood to Plan 9 From Outer Space, and is published by iconic independent publisher 1First Comics.
As in the Broadway musical sensation, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History follows Hamilton’s meteoric rise in the new world of America, where he became George Washington’s aide-de-camp, through his scandalous extramarital affair that shook the nation, and the legendary duel with Aaron Burr that resulted in his untimely death.
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History will be available on Amazon.com and through Diamond Comic Books Distributors (item code: AUG191956).
Here on Earth, more than a thousand species of dinosaurs have been named and identified. But what about— alien dinosaurs? This October, timed to International Dinosaur Month, Emmy nominated writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt, Eisner nominated artist Chris Grineand1First Comics will publish Alien Bones, an all ages outer space graphic novel, with plenty of robots, pirates and, of course, alien dinosaurs.
The story spun out of Wyatt’s wanting to thrill his son with an adventure in the universe. Mixing the “dinosaur phase” kids go through with space, the result was an adventure with dinosaurs in space!
Alien Bones, ten-year old Liam Mycroft roams the galaxy in a starship with his paleontologist father. They search for the fossils of extinct alien dinosaurs. Liam’s father disappears inside the mysterious ruins of an underground alien city. Liam, his best friend Dianna, his robot Standard-5, and his tiny pet dino are launched on a cosmic adventure. It’s an adventure that could impact the entire human race.
1First Comics will publish the Alien Bones graphic novel to be available in comic stores on October 2 and in bookstores on October 8th.
Thursday, October 8th at 10 AM, New York Comic Con begins and Devil’s Due / 1First Comics will be there all weekend! Check them out at Booth #1145. Joining them at the booth will be a few of your favorite Devil’s Due / 1First creators – Ash Maczko, Ashley Witter, Josh Blaylock, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, and Annie Wu (Friday only).
Not only will DD1F be on the main show floor, but they’ll be in artist alley too! Don’t forget to say Dirk Manning (H8), the Fillbach Brothers (BB4), the Yuan Twins.
In honor of NYCC, DD1F is bringing an exclusive convention variant of Public Relations #2 by Squarriors‘s Ashley Witter. Don’t forget to pick up your copy at the booth and get it signed by Witter, Sturges, Justus, and Public Relations‘ cover artist Annie Wu (Friday only).
NYCC ’15 Signing Schedule @ Booth 1145
Thursday 10/8 2 to 3:30 PM – Josh Blaylock (Mercy Sparx) 4 to 5 PM – Ashley Witter, Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus (Public Relations) 5:30 to 6:30 PM – Ashley Witter, Ash Maczko (Squarriors)
Friday 10/9 1 to 2 PM – Josh Blaylock 3:30 to 4:30 PM – Ashley Witter, Ash Maczko 5 to 6:30 PM – Ashley Witter, Annie Wu, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus
Saturday 10/10 1 to 2:30 PM – Ash Maczko, Ashley WItter 3 to 4 PM – Ashley Witter, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus 5 to 6 PM – Josh Blaylock
Sunday 10/11 11 AM to 12:30 PM – Josh Blaylock 1 to 2 PM – Ashley Witter, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus
2:30 to 4 PM – Ashley WItter, Ash Maczko
In a merger that seems to have come out of nowhere, comic publishers Devil’s Due and 1First Comics will be merging into a new studio. The deal merges the two company’s studios, infrastructure, operations, and comic libraries. Both publishers located in Chicago, have been developing more than two dozen titles over the last year. The new series will begin shipping in September. Through the end of the year the imprint will release six original graphic novels and launch five original monthly series, as well as ship trade collections of some of each company’s fan favorite titles.
Starting in September all titles from 1First Comics and Devil’s Due Entertainment will ship under the Devil’s Due / 1First Comics label, available to retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors. Titles will also be available to fans and retailers directly from the publisher. Devil’s Due had announced in May that it’d be turning to a digital first model for some of their series.
1First Comics was founded in 1983 and had a run until 1991. It produced well known series such as American Flagg!, Grimjack, Nexus, Badger, Dreadstar, and more. The company also had a few high profile lawsuits. One against Marvel Comics claiming they flooded the market with titles in order to shit out new companies, and another against a printer for “anti-competitive activities.”
The company was acquired as part of a public offering in 1992, and co-founder Ken F. Levin moved into working with some of the comics industry’s top writers individually. After the new owners allowed the company’s publishing to linger, Levin reacquired 1First Comics.
In 2011 Levin announced the return of 1First with new projects, and this September will see its return to North American bookstores through Diamond Distributors. Its first year of releases will include both original monthly series and original graphic novels from such creators as Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, Dan Schaffer, The Fillbach Bros., Orlando Harding, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Sean Azzopardi, the Soska Twins, Steve Stern, Dan Cote, Matt & John Yuan, Dan Dougherty & Raf Nieves, Omaha Perez, Dan Schaffer, Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, John Lucas, Annie Wu, Kelley Jones, Glenn Farrington, Mike Baron, David Hahn, Val Mayerik, Max Allan Collins, and a host of others.
After being founded in 1999, Devil’s Due was relaunched in 2012 after various issues. Since the relaunch it has built a diverse line of independent and creator-owned titles, with successes including Squarriors, Solitary, Plume, Scorch, Mercy Sparx, Yumiko: Curse of the Merch-Girl, and Tales of Mr. Rhee.