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David F. Walker Launches Solid Comix

Solid Comix

There’s a new comic publisher on the block. David F. Walker is launching his own publishing company, Solid Comix which will focus on creator-owned comic series and graphic novels.

The first release will be One Fall which debuts this spring. One Fall is written by Walker with art by co-creator Brett Weldele and input from writer Ted Pirro. Following One Fall, also to be released in 2019, will be The Hated with artist Sean Damien Hill. One Fall is a a five-issue mini-series.

This is a return to self-publishing for Walker who began his career in 1996 with a self-published ‘zine BadAzz MoFo.

Walker will still work with other publishers and has other projects coming out over the “next several years.”

Walker current writes the recently launched Naomi from DC Comics and Wonder Comics, Superb from Lion Forge and his creator-owned series Bitter Root published by Image Comics. He also teaches comic writing at Portland State with a new class beginning in Spring 2020.

Preview: Wasteland Compendium Volume 2

Wasteland Compendium Volume 2

(W) Antony Johnston
(A) Christopher Mitten, Russel Roehling, Justin Greenwood, Brett Weldele, Sandy Jarrell, Omar Olivera
(CA) Christopher Mitten
Age Rating: Mature Themes
Genre: Sci-Fi
Price: $39.99
Page Count: 619

The conclusion to the sprawling tale, collecting issues #32-60! After leaving the Dog Tribes and Newbegin behind, Michael and Abi continue across the desert in search of A-Ree-Yass-I. Joined by another who shares their strange gifts, the tensions between them nearly jeopardize their quest while Newbegin prepares for war. When they finally uncover the fabled land, it will take everything they have to unearth the truth… and then the story of The Big Wet can be told!

Vampirella #1969 Rare Robert Hack “Black & White” Edition

Vampirella #1969 Rare Robert Hack “Black & White” Edition

Writer: Nancy Collins, Eric Trautmann, Phil Hester, Mark Rahner, David Walker
Art: Fritz Casas, Brett Weldele, Jethro Morales, Colton Worley, Aneke
Cover: Robert Hack “Black & White”
$69.99 • Teen +

With a timeless art style perfectly suited to this special celebration of Vampirella’s long career, Robert Hack (of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fame) presents his exceptional ink wash art for this super-rare “Black & White” variant edition. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents a special, oversized issue celebrating those heady days with a who’s who from their roister of all-star writers and artists! Just look at this line-up: Nancy Collins joined by artist Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann joined by painter Brett Weldele, Phil Hester joined by artist Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner joined by artist Colton Worley and David Walker joined by artist Aneke! Each presents a special tale showcasing the best of the former horror hostess from Drakulon!

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Preview: Blood and Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny #3

BLOOD AND DUST: THE LIFE AND UNDEATH OF JUDD GLENNY #3

Writer(s): Michael R. Martin & Adam Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allan Martinez
Cover Artist(s): Brett Weldele
28 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Ruth Glenny has been chained up in the attic for years after the last killing spree she went on when free. But now with their Grandpa and brother trapped by the thing in the swamp, Zeke and Baby Hazel have no choice but to unleash their mother and hope that she’ll stay sane long enough to save their family.

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Preview: Blood and Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny #2

BLOOD AND DUST: THE LIFE AND UNDEATH OF JUDD GLENNY #2

Writer(s): Michael R. Martin & Adam Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allan Martinez
Cover Artist(s): Brett Weldele
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

40 years ago the first American vampire became the unlikely savior to the children of Boggy Depot and forged an unlikely agreement with the town. They leave him and his family alone, and he’ll save any children from whatever lives in the swamp. But now Judd needs saving, and his grandkids only hope is their mother. Only problem is she’s more dangerous than the swamp…

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Preview: Bolts #3

BOLTS #3

Writer(s): Michael R. Martin, Adam J. Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allen Martinez, Raymund Lee (colors), Kel Nuttall (letters)
Cover Artist(s):) Brett Weldele (cover A), Roy Allen Martinez (cover B variant – limited to 1500)
32 pages/ Rated M / FC
$3.99 (reg)/ $4.99(var)

Frank and his companions find themselves on a road laden with mystery, as every town they pass through is burned to the ground, abandoned. Once they reach a populated town, Frank wonders why the townspeople seem uneasy around him. Intrigue and danger loom around every corner as Frank and his companions finally reach civilization. Lines are drawn and friendships are challenged as Frank faces a new threat in the stunning conclusion to this first arc!

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Preview: Blood and Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny #1

BLOOD AND DUST: THE LIFE AND UNDEATH OF JUDD GLENNY #1

Writer(s): Michael R. Martin, Adam J. Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allen Martinez, Raymund Lee (colors), Kel Nuttall (letters)
Cover Artist(s):) Brett Weldele (cover A), Roy Allen Martinez (cover B variant – limited to 1500)
32 pages/ Rated M / FC
$3.99 (reg)/ $4.99(var)

Judd Glenny is the first American vampire, once he terrorized the West as its most fearsome predator, but for more than 40 years now he’s spent his days in peace, reduced to little more than babysitter for his own vampire offspring. But when the evil that lives in the swamp surrounding the small backwater town he calls home gets ahold of one of Judd’s great grandkids, everything changes.

Judd Glenny is the first American vampire, once he terrorized the West as its most fearsome predator, but for more than 40 years now he’s spent his days in peace, reduced to little more than babysitter for his own vampire offspring. But when the evil that lives in the swamp surrounding the small backwater town he calls home gets ahold of one of Judd’s great grandkids, everything changes.Blood & Dust mixes gothic horror with lush monstrous imagery that is sure to appeal to fans of vampires, swamp creatures and the macabre!

Blood & Dust mixes gothic horror with lush monstrous imagery that is sure to appeal to fans of vampires, swamp creatures and the macabre!

ALTERNATE Issue 1 Cover copy

Preview: Vampirella 1969

Vampirella 1969

writers: Nancy Collins, Phil Hester, Mark Rahner, Eric Trautmann, David Walker
artists: Aneke , Fritz Casas, Jethro Morales, Colton Worley, Brett Weldele
covers: Robert Hack (a), Jack Jadson (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

Vampirella first appeared on the scene in 1969 and quickly became a fixture of comics, horror and pop culture! Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents a special, over-sized issue celebrating those heady days with a who’s who from their roister of all-star writers and artists! Just look at this line-up: Nancy Collins joined by artist Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann joined by painter Brett Weldele, Phil Hester joined by artist Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner joined by artist Colton Worley, and David Walker joined by artist Aneke! Each presents a special tale showcasing the best of the former horror hostess from Drakulon!

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Dynamite Announces Vampirella #1969

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Vampirella #1969, a 48-page one-shot special that celebrates over 45 years of the vampire heroine’s advenutres in horror and fantasy. The over-sized issue celebrates the heady days of the character’s earliest appearances with contributions from a roster of all-star writers and artists, including: Nancy Collins and Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann and Brett Weldele, Phil Hester and Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner and Colton Worley, and David Walker and Aneke. Vampirella #1969 will debut in November and feature three covers: one by Robert Hack in retro-style dress, a cover by Jack Jadson, and a rare edition featuring Hack’s artwork in black-and-white, much like the artwork of the original Vampirella magazine.

Several of the Vampirella #1969 contributors have shared their thoughts on the upcoming celebratory event:

Nancy A. Collins: “When I was asked to contribute a story to Vampirella #1969, I went back to see exactly what was going on the month the first issue of Vampirella hit the stands. As it turns out, the police were searching for the killers responsible for the Tate-LaBianca murders while America was dealing with the aftershocks, both physical and cultural, of Hurricane Camille, Woodstock, and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. My story has classic-era Vampirella landing in a Hollywood that bears a closer resemblance to the reality of the time than what existed in her goofy/campy early adventures.”

Phil Hester: “I was three years old when Vampirella debuted. It wasn’t until I was thirteen that I became very, very interested in the character, especially that life-sized poster I had saved my paper route money to buy. But beyond the undeniable visual impact of Vampirella, there was always a core decency to her character that burned brightly even amid the dark, horror-oriented themes of her stories. She was always, well – good. Even though she was a vampire, and was always mixed up with creepy characters and monstrous villains, she somehow maintained this kind of purity that I found really refreshing in a culture awash with anti-heroes. I hope my story harkens back to that classic Vampirella heroism.”

Eric Trautmann: “One of the things that made me most eager about contributing to Vampirella #1969 was the opportunity to work more in the (pardon the pun) same vein as the Warren-era material – short, punchy, atmospheric, without the need to build a longer continuity. Adding to that the opportunity to see the script realized by an artist like Brett Weldele made this one the best Vampirella experiences I’ve had to date.”

David F. Walker: “I first discovered Vampirella back in the 1970s, when it was a magazine that I wasn’t allowed to look at – too much sex and violence for a little kid. And so for me, Vampirella has always represented something a bit dangerous, or at least the possibility of something dangerous. Those old stories were daring and outrageous, and that’s what I tried to capture when I wrote my contribution to this book.”

A raven-haired heroine, Varmpiella remains – even after four-and-a-half decades of publication – one of the comic industry’s leading ladies, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment’s stewardship of the character. Since Vampirella’s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published two volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.

Vampirella #1969 will be shipping in November 2015.

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