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Borinquen: An Anthology for Puerto Rico Kickstarting Now

In mid-September 2017, the island of Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A new Kickstarter hopes to raise money for a comic anthology that will raise money to help benefit the victims of the devastation.

Borinquen: An Anthology for Puerto Rico is an anthology about Puerto Rico, its people, its history, and the perseverance shown in the face of such destruction. The goal of this anthology is to raise funds to help the people of Puerto Rico. Net proceeds will be donated to United for Puerto Rico.

Borinquen features 12 short stories by some of the best creators in the business, as well as names you’ve not heard of…yet. Our proud team includes:

  • Roel Torres (Deathface Rocket Crew; Lightning Girl Loves Rocket Boy)
  • Helen Greetham (Jabbage Comics)
  • Jack Holder (Arcane Industries)
  • Beth Barnett (Brewed Awakening)
  • Micah Myers (Rat Queens Special; Bastard’s Waltz; Kill All Monsters)
  • Jonny Bloozit (The Nowhere Man)
  • Rafael Nieves (Bloodlines; Hellstorm; Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown)
  • Tony Maldonado (Bandthology; P.I. Jane)
  • Dino Caruso (Blue Hour; Dark Lies, Darker Truths)
  • Shawn Richison (Fisk: The Substitute)
  • Joe Covas (Ko the Bold)
  • Lawrence Plofker (lplofker.wordpress.com)
  • Zack Rupp (Detropia)
  • Emmanuel Reyes
  • Nadia Mujalli
  • Paul Axel (Rotten Roots)
  • Robin Gee (Pin Porter: Girl Detective)
  • Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia; Smoketown)
  • Steve Beach (The Witching Hour; The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen)
  • Mina Elwell (InferNoct)
  • T.E. Lawrence
  • Andrea Mutti (Rebels; Control)
  • Paul Mounts (Painkiller Jane; Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man)

Creators have donated their time and skills for this project and money raised will go towards printing and ISBN. All profit goes to charity.

The project hopes to raise $2,200 and ends December 26, 2017.

Preview: Blue Hour: Collected Edition

BLUE HOUR: COLLECTED EDITION

Writer(s): Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi
160 pgs./ T / FC
$14.99

After the great resource wars on planet Earth, a group of disillusioned colonists set out to establish a utopian colony on another planet. Can they overcome basic human nature, a treacherous environment, and a hostile indigenous race? This collection presents the entire five-issue series in one beautiful package.

Preview: Blue Hour #5

BLUE HOUR #5

Writer(s): Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

Blue Hour reaches its climactic conclusion, as open warfare breaks out between three factions among the human colonists and the Maasym. In a last desperate attempt to salvage the situation, Wardell is forced to make the ultimate choice to prevent genocide or extinction.

Preview: Blue Hour #3

BLUE HOUR #3

Writer(s): Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

Both the colonists and the Maasym struggle between peace and revenge in the aftermath of a brutal assassination. The path chosen could mean life or death for the colony.

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Preview: Blue Hour #2

BLUE HOUR #2

Writer(s): Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Main cover: Chad Cicconi
Variant cover (limited to 1500, $4.99 price): Shawn Richison
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Amid growing tensions among the colonists, the indigenous Maasym, and the colony security forces, an assassination attempt rocks the very fabric of Two-Sun Colony. The colonists struggle to find unity in the aftermath of the shocking attack.

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Preview: Blue Hour #1

BLUE HOUR #1

Writer(s): Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.)/$4.99 (var.)

Following a great resource war on Earth, a group of disillusioned human colonists seek refuge on a desolate planet in a remote binary star system. They plan to build a utopia, but when the yellow sun sets leaving only a blue sun above, a deep indigo shadow covers the colony. Local alien legend says the “Blue Hour” will spell evil and ruin for all who venture out of shelter. Can the colonists overcome this harsh environment and their own human nature to survive the “Blue Hour?”

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Review: IF Anthology

4412b9_250f85125dfe46c3b89fd1e973fe46b2“IF” – the word itself has helped to turn science fiction into science fact; making the impossible become possible. Celebrating a new theme with every annual release, 2015’s IF anthology boasts 36 creators coming together to tell 15 thrillingly original stories of time, space, technology, and other tales from beyond.

While this anthology boosts various stories, in sub-genres of science fiction they have one thing in common. Despite the briefness of each story, they each seem to share the same purpose of what a story is supposed to be, entertainment. I will admit some of the stories could have been easily drafted into the old Twilight Zone episodes. While others, would have a challenge adapting to another medium ,which give them their own greatness.

In a similar vain to the stories, each one shares a different approach to its artwork. However they all share the same monochromatic  aesthetic. Which gives the entire anthology a sense of unity, despite the different artistic approaches in both story telling and artwork.

Story: Alex Eckman-Lawn, Brandon Barrows, Casey Reece, Chas! Pangburn, Chip Reece, Dino Caruso, Garrett Sneen, Glenn Matchett, James E. Roche, Jon Clark, Loki DeWitt, Michael Malkin, Mike Salt, Robert Menegus, Zach Bassett
Art: Alex Eckman-Lawn, Dan Lauer, David Brame, Eric Weathers, Fabian Cobos, Garrett Sneen, George Athanasiou, Jon Clark, Mariano Laclaustra, Novo Malgapo, Peebo Mondia, Salo Farias, Sam Agro, Ugur Sertcelik, Tim Shinn, Zach Bassett
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Alterna Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

 

Disclosure: Writer Glenn Matchet is a contributor to Graphic Policy

Exclusive: Read Liftoff Takedown from the Bizarre New World Kickstarter

Today we have an exclusive story from the Bizarre New World Kickstarter running now. Bizarre New World started production on October 10, 2005 and was originally released by Ape Entertainment as a critically acclaimed 3 issue mini-series in 2007, followed by a mini-graphic novel sequel in 2008. These books totaled 140 pages. Work on the rest of the tale and short stories never stopped and was completely finished on February 5, 2015. The final project clocks in at 503 pages. That’s the 278 page graphic novel and a 225 page short story anthology.

Now Skipper Martin is partnering up with fellow Ape Entertainment creator Troy Dyeto to release their books through their new publishing imprint called Fractured Entertainment.

The anthology features a massive amount of creators, the full list you can find below. But we have an exclusive short story, a prime example of what you’re going to find in the anthology. Liftoff Takedown is written by Wilfredo S. Duran, with pencils by Dexter Wee, colors by Michael Spicer, lettering by Bernie Lee and edited by Skipper Martin.

Credits for the main book include:
Writer/Creator: Skipper Martin
Line Artists: Christopher Provencher and Adam Huntley
Colors: Wes Dzuioba
Lettering: Tom Orzechowski and Ed Dukeshire

Credits for the anthology:
Writers: Corinna Bechko, Neal Bailey, Mike Blaylock, Dino Caruso, Joey Cruz, Wilfredo Duran, Troy Dye, Ellen Everett, Micah Farritor, Dan Hill, Dan Adams-Jacobson, Skipper Martin, Nick Miceli, Raphael Moran, Chuck Moore, Maxwell Patterson, Tone Rodriguez, Michael San Giacomo, Michael Woods, Greg Thelen
Line Artists: Cale Ajioka, Atul Bakashi, Daniel Panero Bertucci, Tielman Cheaney, Danielle Ellison, Micah Farritor, David Hedmark, Adam Huntley, Roberta Ingranata, Allan Jefferson, Rick Leonardi, Megan Levens, Brent McKee, Tradd Moore, Mado Peña, Chris Provencher, Bob Rivard, Tone Rodriguez, V Shane, Connor Willumsen, Dexter Wee
Colors: Wes Dzioba, Ellen Everett, Teodoro Gonzalez, Simon Gough, Kyle Latino, Mado Peña, Michael Spicer, Eddy Swan, Julie A. Wright
Lettering: Ed Brisson, Ed Dukeshire, Bernie Lee, Tom Orzechowski