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Preview: Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Gavin Edwards, Tini Howard, Joe Lansdale, Josh O’Neill, Hannah Means-Shannon, Philip Kennedy Johnson, Adam Knave, Vivek Tiwary, Russell Sheath, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Kat Kruger, Jon Raymond, Benjamin Percy, and many more (w) • Roger Langridge, Peter Bagge, Sara Richard, Julia Alekseyeva, Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Danica Brine, Gideon Kendall, Tony Shasteen, Steve Beach, Brent Schoonover, Shannon Wheeler and many more (a) • Michael Brophy (c)

The World’s ONLY 200-page print-only hardcover magazine is back with Volume 3, and this is the best one yet! Welcome to HEAVY ROTATION.

Here’s just the beginning: Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards chimes in with a lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview (that is absolutely bonkers), The Fifth Beatle’s Vivek Tiwary pens an essay on the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine, Hannah Means-Shannon from Metallica and Scott Ian of Anthrax on their long friendship, and shared love of horror and all things geek.

New comics from Roger Langridge, Josh O’Neill & Gideon Kendall, Adam Knave & Andrew Losq, Kat Kruger & Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Julia Alekseyeva, and more! New fiction from Joe Lansdale! New essays from Tini Howard, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Jarrett Melendez, Jon Raymond and more!

And we’re just getting started. Like the first two volumes, FULL BLEED, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation has a surprise in store on every page.

FULL BLEED, Vol. 1 was a smash hit, and it’s… sold out! But did you miss out on FULL BLEED, Vol. 2? It’s still available below!

HC • FC • $25.99 • 200 pages • 8-1/2” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-532-6

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Exclusive: Check Out Geof Darrow’s Original Art for the Next Two Volumes of Full Bleed

IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.

The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.

On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.

The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.

The Kickstarter runs until January 10 and Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation features:

  • The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
  • Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
  • We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
  • The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
  • Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
  • Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
  • May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
  • Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
  • Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
  • The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
  • The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
  • Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
  • Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
  • The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
  • New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
  • A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
  • The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
  • Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
  • The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
  • Home: A new comic by Erin Nations

Eisner Award Winning Digital Comic Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost is Now $1.99

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet, but the holiday season is already upon us! And in keeping with that ever earlier tradition, Eisner Award winning Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, drops from $6.99 to $1.99 for a limited time on comiXology and Kindle. It’s a great time to read this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic A Christmas Carol.

In the 1950s, legendary comics creator Harvey Kurtzman had plans to adapt Charles Dickens’s classic story A Christmas Carol into what would become known as a graphic novel. Kurtzman was the creator of MAD magazine, Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny, and TRUMP magazine. The project was never brought to fruition and the pages, thumbnails, and notes that Kurtzman had created remained unfinished. Artist Gideon Kendall and writers Josh O’Neill and Shannon Wheeler– under the supervision of the Kurtzman Estate and book packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates – teamed up to finish Kurtzman’s dream project for comiXology Originals. Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost adapts and expands upon Kurtzman’s extensive breakdowns and notes to make his long-lost vision a reality.

Earlier this year Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost won “Best Digital Comic” at the prestigious Eisner Award 2018 Ceremony during Comic-Con International San Diego.

Small Press Expo Launches a GoFundMe for Defend the 11

Last month, eleven members of the independent comics community and one publisher were served with a defamation lawsuit because of concerns they raised about a fellow creator’s alleged pattern of sexual misconduct.

Whit Taylor, Laura Knetzger, Josh O’Neill, Tom Kaczynski, Hazel Newlevant, Emma Louthan, Ben Passmore, Emi Gennis, Jordan Shiveley, Morgan Pielli, and Rob Clough, as well as the indie comics publisher Uncivilized Books, all need our help to defend themselves against these charges!

SPX has established the Defend The 11 legal aid fund to help these members of our creative community in their time of need. SPX is organizing this fund in consultation with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which brings legal and fundraising experience to the effort.

Cases like this can be costly and drag out for years reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills. An amount of $20,000 was initially pledged to help with the defense and give these creators immediate access to legal representation. Most of that money has already been spent on legal bills.

SPX announced its intent to establish a legal aid fund in a September 1, 2018 joint statement with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s new President, Christina Merkler. SPX’s annual comic arts festival takes place this weekend in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to the GoFundMe campaign, those wishing to donate to the #Defendthe11 legal aid fund can do so in-person at the festival.

Review: Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost

A Christmas Carol is one of those stories that resonates with you for years. I say this, knowing that most people only know the story from watching the many adaptations of the story itself in the movies or your favorite’s show’s own version. Recently, Charles Dickens’ own adventure in creating the story itself has been immortalized on screen in The Man Who Invented Christmas. Then there is the twist of the same story, but with hint of modernization and a ton of sentimentality in Its Wonderful Life, which many consider a classic all its own but borrows heavily from Dickens epic tome.

One of my favorites of the adaptations of this epic tale is the Muppets Christmas Carol which added some levity to an otherwise gloomy yet hopeful tale. Another of my favorites is Scrooged, the vey definition of dark comedy throughout, as it was both funny and horrifying. Within the comic realms, I cant recall any direct adaptation for the work, until I heard of Harvey Kurtzman working on his own adaptation a few years before he died. It is a good thing that his unfinished work was discovered recently, and what was discovered is probably the most brilliant adaptation of Dickens work, in Marley’s Ghost.

In the opening pages, we get an even grimmer version of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man whose whole life has passed him up, including his business partners. The one consistency amongst all the adaptations is just how dispirited Ebenezer is, and this one doesn’t mince words, as the creators behind this book, understood what Dickens was trying to convey including the late Kurtzman. Each ghost also is as haunting as every adaptation, this one is more on the spooky side sie than some of the more light hearted version. By book’s end, Scrooge, gets a new lease on life, as most anybody who knows this story.

Overall, this is the adaptation that comics fans will love to read over and over again, as it captures those iconic moments the movie and television shows did, including some moments only book readers will remember. The story by Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Harvey Kurtzman captures the perfect balance between adaptation and storytelling. The art Gideon Kendall is gorgeous as it reminded me of some of my old MAD Magazines. Altogether, you may think you know this story, but definitely not the way this team brings it together.

Story: Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Harvey Kurtzman Art: Gideon Kendall
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

ComiXology Debuts Original Comic Line

ComiXology has announced comiXology Originals, a new program featuring exclusive comic content on comiXology and Kindle. The comiXology Originals debut lineup includes titles from BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment and the legendary Harvey Kurtzman all available for pre-order today. ComiXology Originals titles will be digital only and exclusively available for comiXology and Kindle customers.

ComiXology Originals offers a host of diverse comic book content – debut titles include:

Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular from BOOM! Studios with three all-new original Marshall Lee stories set in BOOM! Studios’ bestselling continuation of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time TV show. The first story features New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki with artist Audrey Mok, followed by stories teaming up writer Melanie Gillman with artist Trungles and writer S.M. Vidaurri with artist Asia Kendrick-Horton — all found behind a fully painted cover by Fabio Moon. This digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99.

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Valiant High from Valiant Entertainment is a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe by writer Daniel Kibblesmith, artist Derek Charm with a first issue cover by David Lafuente! Before they became the world’s most formidable heroes, they were roaming the halls at a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way too into dodgeball! Now… Faith “Zephyr” Herbert is about to discover it all for the first time as the newest girl in school! Issue #1 (of 4) of this digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99.

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Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost will see The New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, illustrator Gideon Kendall and editor Josh O’Neill expand and complete Kurtzman’s first attempt at the graphic novel form courtesy of the Estate of Harvey Kurtzman and packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates. Never completed until now, in the 1950s Kurtzman attempted to adapt the Marley’s ghost section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with over 70 pages of breakdowns. The completed work will be a 100+ page digital only exclusive graphic novel and is available for pre-order today for $9.99. on comiXology and Kindle with a winter 2017 release date.

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