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Lion Forge to Publish Gene Ha’s Mae

Today at the annual ComicsPRO meeting in Portland, Lion Forge Comics announced the publication of Gene Ha’s Mae.

The book made its debut on Kickstarter in 2015, where the project surpassed its initial goal by over $50,000! Mae saw a second life serialized at Dark Horse, and will now be collected in an all-new edition in July!

Mae’s sister Abbie has been missing for seven years. So when she just shows up in a bar one night, Mae is more than a little shocked. Even more shocking is where Abbie has been–a parallel world in which she was queen of a cat army and battled monsters of seemingly infinite variety.

And this is just our story’s beginning. When monsters and other impossible creatures start making their way to our world, and abduct the girls’ father, Mae joins Abbie in a strange and fantastical universe in which everything they thought they knew–about themselves, their family, their world–is challenged.

Mae Volume 1 will be released in comic shops on June 20, 2018, and will continue in an all-new series launching the same day.

Preview: The Best of Rocketeer Adventures: Funko Edition

The Best of Rocketeer Adventures: Funko Edition

Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Lowell Francis, Stan Sakai, Mark Waid (w) • John Cassaday, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, Chris Weston (a) • Mike Martin (c)

Presenting five of the best stories from the Rocketeer Adventures series, each a self-contained mini-masterpiece! Some of the finest creators in comics came together to pay tribute to Dave Stevens’ iconic pulp-inspired hero, and the results were amazing—and to top it off, this encore presentation of these stories—40 pages of them—is bargain-priced at $4.99! Featuring a fantastically fun Funko cover of The Rocketeer!

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Preview: Hero Comics: A Hero Initiative Benefit Book

Hero Comics: A Hero Initiative Benefit Book

Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, John Layman, Dave Sim, Bill Willingham, and more (w) • Kaare Andrews, Howard Chaykin, Kevin Eastman, Rob Guillory, Gene Ha, Sam Kieth, Dave Sim, Ashley Wood, and more (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

The Hero Initiative provides help when comic book creators are in need, it’s as simple as that. This volume presents an all-star line-up of incredible comic book talent who have come together, donating their time and considerable talents for a good cause. Now, you can do your part—buy this book and help the Hero Initiative continue its noble work!

Featuring dozens of great writers and artists, and many of your favorite series, like American Flagg!, Chew, The Maxx, Jon Sable, Red Star, as well as original concepts, as well as an astounding selection of short “Heroes In Action” stories by more than a dozen creators telling their own firsthand experiences with the Hero Initiative when they needed a helping hand, including Gene Colan, Stan Goldberg, Ralph Reese, and more.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-608-9

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Preview: Mae #1

MAE #1

Gene Ha (W), Gene Ha (A)

The Kickstarter sensation continues in comics!

When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to a fantasy world and for the last couple of years has been having great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. She was a celebrated action hero! But when she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, has had no idea what happened to Abbie all this time. Her tales are too hard to believe; that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world . . .

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Gen Con’s The Comic Book Writer’s Track

gen con featuredWhile Gen Con has traditionally had a writer’s symposium, the best four days of gaming has gotten even better adding a writer’s track specifically for those interested in creating comic books.

Learn what it takes to become a professional comic book writer in this amazing series of free panels! Featuring Jim Zub, Bill Willingham, Chris Roberson, Daryl Gregory, and Gene Ha, this new program will give those who attend insight as what it takes to become a comic book writer.

Plus, get your comics signed at a special signing event in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday at 4 pm in the signing area.

To help kick off this new program they’ve invited a team of comic superstars including:

Jim Zub, creator of the Wayward comic series and writer for comics such as Figment and Samurai Jack
Bill Willingham, creator of the multiple Eisner Award winning Fables comic series
Chris Roberson, creator of the iZombie comic series (now a hit television show from CW)
Daryl Gregory, writer of the comics Legenderry: Green Hornet and Dracula: Company of Monsters
Gene Ha, four-time Eisner award winner and artist for Alan Moore’s Top Ten

Check out all the great Writer’s Symposium events here.

Can’t wait to check this out!

Gen Con Announces a Writer’s Symposium Comic Writing Track!

gen-con-logoGen Con, the best four days in gaming, has gotten even better announcing a specific symposium featuring comic books during the convention! The largest and fastest growing educational writing event for authors of speculative fiction has just gotten better with the announcement of the first-ever Gen Con Writer’s Symposium Comic Writing Track. Gen Con visitors will have the chance to learn the tricks of the comic writing trade from some of the best writers in the business.

For more than twenty years, the Writer’s Symposium has helped writers of all levels develop their careers and strengthen their work. Offering more than two hundred hours of panels and workshops, the Symposium features professional authors and editors covering a wide range of important aspects of writing. Topics include key craft skills such as world building, plotting, and character development, business skills such as marketing and branding, and insight into the ever-changing world of both traditional and independent publishing. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for authors to connect with one another both professionally and socially.

This year the Symposium makes its program even better by launching its first Comic Writing Track. The program will play host to some of the best writers and artists in the business including:

  • Daryl Gregory, writer of the comics Legenderry: Green Hornet, Dracula: Company of Monsters, and more
  • Gene Ha, four-time Eisner award winner and artist for Alan Moore’s Top Ten
  • Chris Roberson, creator of the iZombie comic series (now a hit television series from CW)
  • Bill Willingham, creator of the Eisner Award winning Fables comic series.
  • Jim Zub, creator of the Wayward comic series and writer for comics such as Disney’s Figment and Samurai Jack

The track will offer a dozen panels that will educate attendees on topics such as the writer-artist relationship, digital comics, serialized stories, and more.

This year, the Symposium will take place from July 30th through August 2nd at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana as part of Gen Con. Registration is currently open.

You can download the full schedule now.

(via Jim Zub)

Preview: God Hates Astronauts #8

God Hates Astronauts #8

Story By: Ryan Browne
Art By: Gene Ha
Cover By: Gene Ha
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR150565
Published: May 6, 2015

Flagrant misuse of the time-traveling “Cosmo-Chair” leads to some extremely stupid dumbness of the stupidest order.

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Preview: Skyward #9

SKYWARD #9

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale, Gene Ha
32 pgs/ FC/ All Ages
$3.99 9reg./ $4.99 (var.)

All-out war! Three Rivers is under attack by Herod’s armies, and it may just be up to Quinn, Abigail, and the Rabites to save the city from certain destruction! But wait… who rides on the horizon? Plus: A HUGE REVELATION you won’t see coming– not to be missed! THE SMASH HIT SERIES CONTINUES! From rising star creator Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Marvel Kapow!), this issue also features a stellar homage RETAILER INCENTIVE variant cover by Gene Ha (Top Ten, Action Comics)!

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Review: Fairest: In All the Land

FAIRATL_HC_DJ_FRONTFairest: In All the Land is the latest original graphic novel set in the Fables/Fairest universe. Featuring short stories by Bill Willingham, the graphic novel is told through the perspective of the Magic Mirror! The murder mystery contains two illustrated prose chapters that bookend thirty comic chapters, that all combine to tell the story of the worst week of Cinderella’s life. The art is provided by a murderers row of artists, showing off their unique talent with the help of Willingham’s story telling ability.

I’ve been a long time fan of the Fables world and it’s spin-offs, even going so far as to buy original art from Mark Buckingham who contributes here. One of the highlights has been the spy-like mini-series featuring Cinderella, that have mixed the fantasy setting, mashing it up with Bond like spy dramas. Here, instead of having to wait months for a new mini-series, we’re treated to a full story in one go, one that has actual impact in the continuity.

While Cinderella is usually thrown into spy-action thrillers, instead we’re given a murder mystery, as she attempts to figure out who is killing some of the fairest in the land. It’s fun watching this character who usually solves her problems with kicking, punching and weapons, attempt to fill the role of Bigby Wolf, the usual detective/sheriff. Her stumbling throughout is charming and a nice change from what we usually see with her.

Overall the story is really solid, and it’s great to read a graphic novel with these characters. Hopefully we’ll get one or two more before Willingham wraps up his series (or more after he does!). There’s also some nice commentary on the women we’ve come to expect and accept in classic fairy tales. Read the graphic novel and you’ll understand.

The mix of art is an interesting mix as well. I can’t say it added anything for me, but all of these artists are top notch, so seeing all their styles and takes on the same characters is interesting. It being one narrative throughout is interesting as well, as opposed to an anthology of related by standalone stories. Overall, the art is solid and much beautiful to look at.

The graphic novel is a great addition for long-time fans and the fact it has impact on continuity makes it even better. This is how you do a solid graphic novel tie-in.

As I said, I want to see more of this, here’s hoping we do. If not, at least we’ve got a few great graphic novels of this fabulous comic world.

Story: Bill Willingham Art: Chrissie Zullo, Karl Kerschl, Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon, Fiona Meng, Mark Buckingham, Phil Noto, Meghan Hetrick, Russ Braun, Tony Akins, Gene Ha, Tula Lotay, Marley Zarcone, Ming Doyle, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Nimit Malavia, Dean Ormston, Kurt Huggins, Adam Hughes, Al Davison, Shawn McManus, Inaki Maranda, Kevin Maguire
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

SDCC 2013: Skyward to Become Action Lab’s First Ongoing Series

Action Lab has announced that Jeremy Dale’s Skyward will become the first true ongoing title for the independent publisher.  Scheduled to debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Skyward was originally envisioned as a six-issue mini-series, but it was decided, given the grand story that Dale wants to tell with the book, that an ongoing, sequentially-numbered title would be the best option.

In addition, each issue of Skyward, beginning with issue #3, will feature an alternate cover produced by some of the more popular and well-known artists in the industry.  Confirmed guest cover artists include Stephane Roux for issue 3, Mike Norton for issue 4, Khary Randolph for issue 5, Randy Green for issue 6, Phil Noto for issue 7, and Chris Giarrusso for Issue 8.

There are number of other artists already lined up for future issues, including Brandon Peterson, Tim Seely, Todd Nauck, Cully Hamner, Gene Ha, and more.

Issues 1 and 2 will also feature alternate covers, but these will be available only at San Diego Comic Con.  The issue 1 alternate has art by series creator Jeremy Dale, while issue 2’s alternate is a blank white sketch cover.

Beginning with issue 3, Skyward, and all Action Lab regular titles, will cost only $2.99, down from $3.99.

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