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Writer Alex de Campi: Veterans, Vampires, Truth & Fiction

“If you can do comedy you can do horror”- writer and letterer Alex de Campi returns to the show to talk about her latest comics

  • Vintage pulp horror graphic novel Dracula, Motherf**ker (Image Comics) with Erica Henderson
  • Sci-fi thriller Madi: Once Upon A Time in the Future co-written by filmmaker Duncan Jones
  • Veteran action/buddy comedy Bad Karma — read it online 
  • True War Stories, an anthology of soldiers’ deployment tales by soldiers themselves.

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Elana’s review of Bad Karma

Duncan Jones and Alex De Campi Open a Retailer Level of the Madi: Once Upon a Time in the Future Kickstarter


Z2 Comics unveils multiple tiers geared toward comic shops in the Kickstarter campaign for the third chapter of the Duncan Jones directed saga he began with MOON!

In just under two weeks, the campaign has already raised over $275,000, making this one of the most successful comics Kickstarter campaigns in recent history! This unique project pairs Jones with some of the biggest names in comics, as assembled by the multiple-Eisner nominated writer/editor, Alex de Campi, and has now proven to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

MADI is a 260-page road trip graphic novel set in the future, by film director Duncan Jones and writer Alex de Campi, and drawn by some of comics’ most exciting artists including Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, Duncan Fegredo, and Pia Guerra.

Madi Preston, a veteran of Britain’s elite special operations J-Squad unit, is burnt out and up to her eyeballs in debt. She and the rest of her team have retired from the military but are now trapped having to pay to service and maintain the technology put into them during their years of service.   They’re working for British conglomerate Liberty Inc as mercenaries, selling their unique ability to be remote controlled by specialists while in the field, and the debts are only growing as they get injured completing missions. We meet Madi as she decides she’s had enough.  She will take an off-the-books job that should earn her enough to pay out her and her sister, but when the piece of tech she’s supposed to steal turns out to be a kid, and she suddenly blacks out… she finds herself on the run from everyone she’s ever known.

In a globe-spanning adventure from Shanghai to Soho, Madi has to stay one step ahead of the giant corporations closing in on her from all sides…

MADI will be published in softcover by Z2 Comics in November of 2020 and is now available for comic shops and their customers to preorder in hardcover exclusively through Kickstarter, with a special discount of 55% off of cover pricing with a valid Diamond account number.

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We’re gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con but we still have lots on tap for the week including a new podcast and more! While you wait for all of that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

AV Club – The modern era of the superhero movie begins in earnest with X-Men – Agree? Disagree?

L.A. Weekly – Black Mask Studios Is Dragging the Comic Book Medium Into the Politically Aware Era – A publisher that’s shaking things up.

IGN Comics – Warcraft Director Duncan Jones Reveals Comic Book Movie Rogue Trooper – More comics coming to the big screen.



Talking Comics – Superman #1

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The weekend is almost here and we’re neck deep preparing for next week’s San Diego Comic-Con! What are you all excited to see at the convention? Sound off and let us know! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

IGN – Why Superman’s Marriage Matters More Than Batman’s – Do you agree?

Newsarama – Moon’s Duncan Jones Working on Comic Book Movie Next – This could be very cool.



ICv2 – Making Friends

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It was a quiet day yesterday for the most part.  Marvel held an online chat to reveal what Vengeance is, and it sounds interesting, but nothing ground breaking.  Other than that, the follow up from this weekend’s cons trickle out.  Here’s what everyone else covered.

Around the Blogs:

ICv2 –Hermes to Publish Silver Age ‘Phantom’ ComicsI was never really into the Phantom character.  Anyone have a good run to check out that might get me interested?

Bleeding Cool – A Decade Later, Nicolas Cage’s Stolen Action Comics #1 Is RecoveredIsn’t he having trouble with the IRS?  Wouldn’t they just seize this?

Geekweek – Duncan Jones Close To Directing THE WOLVERINE?How was Jones’s Source Code?

Geekweek – Loki Won’t Be The Villain In THE AVENGERSHmmm. I can’t wait to see this movie.

Con Coverage:

The Beat – Weekend roundup: Kapow!; Millar has four new titles

Bleeding Cool – The Afternoon After The Kapow Before

Comic Book Resources – KAPOW: Fans go “Wow!” on Day 2

IGN – The Walking Dead Wins Big at Kapow! ’11

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We’re a bit late this morning, long (but fun) night.  We couldn’t start this out without saying our thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan and all affected by the earthquake’s aftermath.  Everyone please be safe.

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Bleeding Cool – Hot Comics – The Two Hundred Dollar Club – I stopped “collecting” comics a while ago, but it looks like that side of this hobby is still going strong.

KSTP – Possible Million-Dollar Comic Collection Spared in Fatal Fire – Speaking of collecting….

The Film Stage – Duncan Jones Turning ‘Mute’ Into A Graphic Novel – A graphic novel being turned into a movie?  Unheard of!  This is actually an interesting story when it comes to that.

Bleeding Cool – G. Willow Wilson And David Lopez’s CrossGen Revival Mystic To Be Announced By Marvel At C2E2?How was the original CrossGen run?  I never read it.

Bleeding Cool – 2000AD Creators Take On Michael Jackson Graphic Novel – Good timing since I just bought my Cirque De Soliel/Michael Jackson tickets!

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Comics Alliance – Venom #1