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ComixTribe in October 2013

THE STANDARD #4 (of 6)

WRITER: John Lees
ARTIST: Jonathan Rector
COLORISTS: Mike Gagnon
LETTERER: Kel Nuttall
EDITOR: Steven Forbes
PUBLISHER: ComixTribe
COPYRIGHT INFO: © John Lees
PRICE: $3.99
RATING: Teen + Up
FORMAT: 32 PAGE Single issue (#4 of 6)

The Standard is back, but not everyone is happy to see him return. And with a monstrous killer still on the loose and the body-count of headless victims continuing to pile up, Gilbert Graham’s heroic comeback might be fatally short-lived. Also: The Standard and The Corpse… face-to-face at last!

Diamond Code: AUG131152

THE STANDARD is the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world. THE STANDARD is a six-part superhero miniseries written by John Lees and drawn by Jonathan Rector.

ComixTribe’s “Money Back Guarantee” on The Standard #3

ComixTribe has announced a money back guarantee on its latest release, The Standard #3, on sale in comic shops world-wide next Wednesday, July 10, 2013.  The critically acclaimed third issue of this superhero tale is the one that saw series creator and scribe John Lees take home the Best Writer award at the Scottish Independent Comic Awards.

Publisher Tyler James has said the issue is “the best super hero book” has has read in the past two years. And he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

As its publisher, that kind of talk doesn’t mean much. So, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is.  If you purchase The Standard #3 next week and don’t like it, I’ll refund your money, simple as that.

The third issue of The Standard sees Gilbert Graham, the world’s first superhero, come out of retirement to keep a promise that his murdered successor (and former sidekick) made to a grief stricken young mother — The Standard promised to find her missing daughter, and The Standard always keeps his word.

For the “money back guarantee” on The Standard #3, readers simply need to provide proof of purchase and a message via email saying they did not enjoy the book for a refund. They can send that to publisher Tyler James at tyler.james at comixtribe.com and they will be refunded their full purchase price. (Torrenters will also be refunded 100%…which is to say, nada.)

“This offer also stands for retailers.  If you stocked the book, and don’t think it’s a quality product, I’ll buy back your copies,” added James.

Having read the first three issues of the series already, I totally get why Tyler is putting his money where his mouth is. The first three issues have been solid.

Check out the full preview below!

ComixTribe in June 2013

OXYMORON, Vol. 1 Deluxe Hardcover (APR130993)

OXYMORON is an OVERSIZED HARDCOVER graphic novel collection of stories about a supervillain psychopath obsessed with contradiction.  Spinning out of the pages of the comic book series THE RED TEN by Tyler James & Cesar Feliciano, the man with the killer smile finally takes center stage.  This stunning hardcover collection features stories by up-and-coming writers and artists, including Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Godzilla), Joe Mulvey (Scam), Mark Poulton (Avengelyne, Savage Hawkman), and more, and is edited by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James.

PRICE: 24.99
Diamond code: APR130993  •  ISBN: 9780983068938
RATING: Teen + Up
FORMAT: Oversized Hardcover, 112 pages, full color

THE STANDARD #3 of 6 (APR130994)

Gilbert Graham has become The Standard once more, but this is a different, darker world from the time of his heyday.  In the past, The Standard fought colorful supervillains such as The Skunk.  Now, he must descend into the sewers below Sky City to confront the monstrous child-snatcher Piper.  Will The Standard’s first mission since coming out of retirement also be his last?

PRICE: $3.99
DIAMOND ID: APR130994
RATING: Teen + Up
FORMAT: 32 pages, color (3 of 6 miniseries)

THE STANDARD is the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world. THE STANDARD is a six-part superhero miniseries written by John Lees and drawn by Jonathan Rector.

The Red Ten #3 Trailer

And then there were eight… The Alliance came to the island to hunt the Oxymoron. But with two members now dead, is someone hunting them? What dark secrets are buried in the depths of Mazu’s soul? And which hero will be the next to fall? The Red Ten is a 10 issue superhero retelling of Agatha Christie’s classic novel “And Then There Were None.”

The Red Ten #3 (FEB130894) will be available in Comic Shops world-wide in April.

Review – The Standard Volume 1

Norma02The Standard is the story of two different men from two different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. But when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world.

The Standard is a six-part superhero miniseries written by John Lees and drawn by Jonathan Rector. Lees is the winner of the Scottish Independent Comic Book Award for Best Writer 2012 for his work on The Standard.

The Standard is the latest entry into the tradition of deconstructing superheroes and it does a pretty good job at it. This first volume is presented in three parts. The first, takes a look at the original Standard, his origin and has a feel of a old-time comic. It pulls of the retro really well. It also delves into the modern day Standard, a reality television personality selling out his name to make a buck, also the original Standard’s former sidekick.

The second catches us up on the original Standard and is a catalyst for the third part. I don’t want to go into it and give away the surprise.

The third part wraps up a story thread throughout each part, tracking down a kidnapper of children and leaves us with a cliffhanger and at least one unanswered question.

There’s great pacing and plotting between the three sections, each setting each other up and flowing nicely into each other.

The series overall sets up some nice questions as to why stories of the past were so innocent. They focused on robbery, and silly plans while today’s comics are much more violent and mature. As a whole the world has gone down this “darker” path, but the comic brings up, was this really the case or is it nostalgia and we’re misremembering.

I can’t say everything is original, there’s only so many deconstructions you can read, but, the writing, the characters, the pacing makes it really entertaining. It’s a great take on it all and I can see why the comic has won awards.

Do yourself a favor and check out this independent series. It’s great to support indies, and especially so when they’re this good.

Story: John Lees Art: Jonathan Rector

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

ComixTribe provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review – The Red Ten #1

I’m not much of a fan of books. I really didn’t like reading them growing up, so the ones I really enjoyed I could count on my hand. Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians or And Then There Were None is one of those books I loved. The Red Ten is the super hero version of that story, which makes me wonder why the hell that hasn’t been done before?!

When the world’s greatest detective is violently murdered by her nemesis, the world’s foremost super team and her former sidekick band together to bring the villain to justice. However, the mission goes terribly wrong, and before the night is out each of the ten “heroes” will pay dearly for past transgressions.

It’s a super hero murder mystery except anyone can be the murderer or victim and I’m expecting twists and turns like the book it’s based off of. The art is solid, pacing great, everything is top notch. This is the type of comic you wouldn’t see from major publishers and the type of excellence and creativity you’ll only find in indie comics.

With ComixTribe now having distribution threw Diamond, here’s hoping we get to move forward with not just this, but it’s other series’ as well so we can see the growth I’m expecting and excellent story that’s already begun continue.

Story: Tyler James Art: Cesar Feliciano

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

ComixTribe provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview – The Red Ten #1

THE RED TEN #1 (of 10)

Comixtribe is a publishing that’s taken micro-distribution and run with it, turning their series’ into hits and now getting their chance at mass-distribution. The Red Ten #1 originally debuted at last year’s New York Comic Con. Since then, its sold thousands of copies in more than 50 retail locations, before ComixTribe signed a distribution deal with Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. to bring it to shops worldwide.  The Diamond release has been completely remastered for the direct market.  The Red Ten #1(OCT120972) is a Diamond Staff Pick in this month’s Previews catalog, and will be available in shops this December.

The Red Ten is a ten-issue superhero re-telling of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit “And Then There Were None,” written by Tyler James and drawn by Cesar Feliciano, with covers by CP Wilson, III (Stuff of Legend.)  The Red Ten will release bi-monthly, with issue #2 scheduled for February 2013, and the long awaited #3 set for April 2013. ComixTribe is also planning to release The Red Ten #0 in May as the publisher’s first Free Comic Book Day offering.

Story – Tyler James
Art – Cesar Feliciano
Cover – Charles Paul Wilson, III
Color – Gus Ucha
Editors – Steven Forbes & Steve Colle
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99
OCT120972  F  RED TEN #1 (OF 10) (MR)

ComixTribe in December 2012

THE RED TEN #1 (of 10)

Story – Tyler James
Art – Cesar Feliciano
Cover – Charles Paul Wilson, III
Color – Gus Ucha
Editors – Steven Forbes and Steve Colle
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

OCT120972  F  RED TEN #1 (OF 10) (MR)

When RED, the world’s greatest detective, is violently murdered by her nemesis, the OXYMORON, the nation’s foremost super team and her former sidekick band together to bring the villain to justice. However, the mission goes terribly wrong, and before the night is out, each of the ten “heroes” will pay dearly for past transgressions.

THE RED TEN is a superhero retelling of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit “And Then There Were None.”

Note: THE RED TEN #1, the first issue in ComixTribe’s top-selling micro-distribution series, has been completely remastered for its world-wide release!

SCAM #3 (of 5)

Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
Cover Joe Mulvey and Chris Sotomayor
Color – Chris Sotomayor
Editor – Steve Colle
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

DIAMOND ID: OCT120973  F  SCAM #3 (OF 5) (MR)

Just as Tru’s team of super powered conmen scramble to keep their plan alive, they discover a new Vegas crime lord by the name of Crosswords might be behind all of their problems. Is this the end or only the beginning? Everything changes in this pivotal third issue!

Scam #2 is Out This October Plus a Preview

SCAM #2 (of 5)

Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
Cover Joe Mulvey and Chris Sotomayor
Color – Felix Seranno
Editor – Tyler James & Steven Forbes
32 PAGES / FC / M
$3.99

DIAMOND ID: AUG120968

With one team member shot and another being tortured, a crew of super powered grifters is forced to work for the very man they set out to con. Is their plan falling apart, or just coming together?



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