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Review: Wailing Blade #1

The Headtaker, feared executioner and wielder of the legendary Wailing Blade, kills every man who meets his gaze. And, right now, he’s looking at Tychon, an upstart bandit prince fighting to save his father from the chopping block.

Wailing Blade #1 kicks off an action packed fantasy series published by ComixTribe!

Story: Rich Douek
Art: Joe Mulvey
Color: Chris Sotomayor, Jules Rovera
Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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ComixTribe Announces Their Next Comic, Wailing Blade

ComixTribe is a small press publisher who keeps their line of comics small choosing to to flood the market. So, it’s always interesting to see what the publisher has coming up. The company has announced their next comic series, Wailing Blade.

Written by Rich Douek with art by Joe Mulvey, and colors by Jules RiveraWailing Blade is a dystopian horror fantasy series, a type of comic ComixTribe hasn’t released before.

 

 

 

 

 

The company won’t even solicity a series in the direct market until 75% or more is complete, no release date has been announced.

Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #3

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist(s): Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) /$4.99 (var.)

The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!

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Preview: Princeless Book One: Deluxe Hardcover Edition

PRINCELESS BOOK ONE: DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin, Jules Rivera, Quinn Larsen, Kelly Lawrence, Nancy King
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin
168 pgs. / Rated. E / FC
$24.99

The first volume of Princeless as it’s never been available before, in a special edition hardcover volume. This edition includes the full first volume written by Jeremy Whitley and illustrated by M Goodwin. Additionally, it includes the Skullkickers Crossover written by Jim Zub and illustrated by M Goodwin, as well as the first two Princeless short story collections including work by Jules Rivera, Quinn Larsen, Kelly Lawrence, and Nancy King. Share the Princeless hardcover with the rebellious young princess in your family (even if she’s you!)

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Review: Gutter Magic #1

Gutter magicA wonderfully clever and creative urban fantasy story, Gutter Magic #1 is an incredible introduction to what promises to be an impressive series.

Meet an alternate future New York City, full of Goblins, Imps, Wizards and all manner of magical creatures. Opening with action, the reader finds protagonist Cinder in a spot of bother involving magic, guns and, of course, explosions. The issue remains fast paced and adventure filled as Cinder and his friend Blacktooth, search the city and the Goblin Market for help with a particular problem, only to find themselves pursued by a dangerous group who consider Cinder and Blacktooth themselves to be the problem.

Quality writing throughout this issue by Rich Douek, draws the reader in and makes this magical adventure not only believable, but one of those rare literary pieces that allows the reader to become fully submerged in the world being created. The dialogue is strong and consistent and builds up the personas of the characters to add depth throughout.

The artwork (Brett Barkley, Jules Rivera and Nic Shaw) itself is surely a creation of magic. The New York backdrop is impressive with aspects of reality and the fantastical entwined perfectly to create a setting that feels well known yet not yet discovered. The characters are drawn well and the colours are just beautiful.

If you are looking for a magical world with relatable characters and a fast paced adventure storyline, then Gutter Magic #1 is definitely a comic you should not miss.

Story: Rich Douek Penciller/Inker: Brett Barkley Colorist: Jules Rivera Letterer: Nic Shaw
Story: 10 Art:10 Overall:10 Recommendation: Buy

ComixTribe Releases Nicely Naughty Free Digital Comic for the Holidays

ComixTribe has released a free nicely naughty holiday-themed Oxymoron short by the talented team of Mark “Humbug!” Poulton and Jules “Yuletide” Rivera.

“On behalf of the entire ComixTribe crew, I’d like to wish the entire comics community a Merry Christmas, happy holiday season, and a joyous New Year!” said publisher Tyler James.


You can download your copy here. This short is one of 10 stories featured in Oxymoron Volume 1, a wildly successful Kickstarter project.

The Oxymoron is a supervillian obsessed with contradiction, and plays a major role in the new ComixTribe series The Red Ten, which debuts in comic shops world-wide on January 2, 2013.

Oxymoron Volume 1 will be available at select retailers in ComixTribe’s micro-distribution network starting in January, before being released through Diamond later this year.

The book is also available now at Shop.ComixTribe.com, in both standard and artist editions.  Oxymoron Volume 1 – Digital Deluxe is also available on the Kindle.

A limited edition holiday variant featuring the OXY-GRINCH cover by Jules Rivera is on sale between December 21 – January 2 only.

 

ComixTribe Launches Oxymoron Pre-Order Drive

ComixTribe has launched a Kickstarter campaign allowing people to pre-order OXYMORON Volume 1, a hardcover graphic novel collection of stories about a contradiction-obsessed supervillain.

The Oxymoron is a character from ComixTribe’s maxi-series THE RED TEN by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano. This spin-off anthology features ten stories by writers and artists, including Jason Ciaramella (The CapeGodzilla), Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne), Joe Mulvey (SCAM) and more, and is edited by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James.

ComixTribe has made one of the stories in the collection, Living Dead by Mark Bertolini (Breakneck, Fubar II) and Carl Yonder (Ghost Lines, Fubar II), available in its entirety as a FREE PDF download.

The OXYMORON Volume 1 Hardcover will debut at the 2012 New York Comic Con in October, with backers starting to receive the books shortly after.  The standard cost for a signed hardcover is $25.00 and includes shipping, but there are a variety of pledge levels available.  ComixTribe will also be offering a number of direct-to-retailer incentives, including 55% off the cover price to retailers and brick & mortar exclusivity through 2012.

OXYMORON VOLUME 1 includes:

  • “Passive Aggressive” written by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Godzilla), art by Joe Mulvey (SCAM)
  • “A Selfless Man” written by John Lees (The Standard), art by Tyler James (The Red Ten)
  • “Double Standard” written by Steven Forbes (Runners), art by Dave Myers (Warriors of the Dharuk)
  • “Nearly Perfect” written by Yannick Morin (Mascherata), art by Alex Cormack (Chikara)
  • “Quiet Riot” written by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesClockwork), art by Aaron Houston (Clockwork)
  • “Act Naturally” written by Rich Douek (Gutter Magic), art by Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm)
  • “The Living Dead” written by Mark Bertolini (Breakneck), art by Carl Yonder (Ghostlines)
  • “Working  Holiday” written by Mark Poulton(Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne), art by Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron)
  • “Alone in a Crowd” written by Ryan K Lindsay (Heist), art by Daniel J Logan (Back in the Day, EXO-1)
  • Cover by Jonathan Rector (The Standard)
  • Foreword by Eisner-Nominated Writer Jason Ciaramella.
  • Pin-ups by artists including CP Wilson, III (Stuff of Legend)
  • “Same as the First, But a Little Worse” – Epilogue by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano

More Previews

Selfless Man by Tyler James and John Lees


Quiet Riot by Paul Allor and Aaron Houston

Living Dead by Mark Bertolini and Carl Yonder



Action Labs Announces Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #1

The Eisner-nominated Princeless returns! Action Lab has announced Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #1, is now available for pre-order.  The comic is written by Jeremy Whitley with art by a number of creative teams (including female creators!), plus a cover by Jules RiveraShort Stories for Warrior Women features four brand new tales from the world of Princeless. This is the first of a two-issue micro-series and is going to be 24 pages.

This book is listed in this month’s issue of Previews, Diamond order code JUL120705.

The Oxymoron Strikes in Upcoming ComixTribe Anthology

 THE RED TEN’s OXYMORON to Star in His Own Bloodsoaked Anthology  

April 3, 2012 — Newburyport, MA — Maverick independent publisher ComixTribe announced today that it will debut OXYMORON, a graphic novel anthology featuring the psychotic contradiction-obsessed supervillain, at the 2012 New York Comic Con.The Oxymoron, a popular character from ComixTribe’s independently distributed cult hit series THE RED TEN by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano, is being resurrected in this new spin off anthology, featuring nine short stories by hot up-and-coming writers and artists including Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Godzilla), Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne), Joe Mulvey (SCAM) and more, and is being edited by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James.

“I knew as soon as we sold the first copy of THE RED TEN that readers were going to demand more Oxymoron,” said James.  “Rather than keep all the fun to myself, I reached out to a group of some of the hardest working writers in independent comics to help bring this character (back) to life.  The scripts are phenomenal–dark, twisted, zany, hilarious…and I’ve assembled a talented team of artists to bring them to life.”

While the full OXYMORON collection will debut at NYCC in October, ComixTribe plans to release a 28 page, limited run OXYMORON #1 in advance, through its established micro-distribution network comprised of retailers in the New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) and other indie-supportive retailers in North America.  ComixTribe has made headlines in 2012, opting to circumvent the traditional direct market distribution channel in favor of establishing direct partnerships with indie-supportive retailers for books such as SCAM and THE RED TEN.  “Savvy retailers are adding depth to their shop by stocking quality creator owned books like SCAM and THE RED TEN,” reports Larry Doherty of Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics, who has partnered with ComixTribe on New England Comic Retailer’s Alliance (NECRA) Variants for both SCAM #1 and THE RED TEN #2.

OXYMORON CREATIVE TEAMS ANNOUNCED!

The Oxymoron by Dave Meyers

Up-and-coming writers and artists in nine short stories of OXYMORON dive into the past to paint a better picture of the man behind the smile.

  • “Passive Aggressive” written by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Godzilla), art by Joe Mulvey (SCAM)
  • “A Selfless Man” written by John Lees (The Standard), art by Tyler James (The Red Ten)
  • “Double Standard” written by Steven Forbes (Runners), art by Dave Myers (Warriors of the Dharuk)
  • “Nearly Perfect” written by Yannick Morin (Mascherata), art by Alex Cormack (Chikara)
  • “Quiet Riot” written by Paul Allor (Clockwork), art by Aaron Houston (Clockwork)
  • “Act Naturally” written by Rich Douek (Gutter Magic), art by Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm)
  • “The Living Dead” written by Mark Bertolini (Breakneck), art by Carl Yonder (Ghostlines)
  • “Working  Holiday” written by Mark Poulton(Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne), art by Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron)
  • “Alone in a Crowd” written by Ryan K Lindsay (The Process), art by Daniel Logan (Back in the Day, EXO-1)

Keep an eye out at ComixTribe.com  and follow hashtag #OXYMORON2012 on Twitter for up-to-date information and tidbits during the production of OXYMORON.

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 Retailers: Interested in Carry ComixTribe Books?

ComixTribe has a limited number of spots left for retailers interested in carrying our books this spring.  These spots will be filled first-come, first-serve, so if you are a progressive retailer looking to support quality creator-owned books and want exclusivity for 30 days, contact tyler.james@comixtribe.com (or DM @tylerjamescomic at Twitter) immediately.

About ComixTribe

ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including SCAM, The Red TenEPICTears of the DragonThe Standard,  and Runners.  In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit ComixTribe.com or email publisher Tyler James (tyler.james@comixtribe.com) to learn more.

Scam #1 Sold Out at Distributor Level

Official Press Release

SCAM #1 Sells Out, Available Only at Select Shops January 25
January 17, 2012 — New York, NY — The first printing of SCAM #1 the debut comic book series by writer/artist Joe Mulvey, has sold out at the distributor level more than a week before its January 25th, 2012 release date.
The first printing of SCAM #1 was limited to just 777 copies, and physical copies will be sold exclusively in a small number of select retailers who have chosen to support this exciting creator-owned title.   “Our store always strives to stand out among the sea of other capable retailers. We look for unique opportunities to showcase quality products that are not part of the standard distribution method.  After previewing SCAM #1, it was clear that this just happened to be one of those opportunities,” said Edward Greenberg of Collectors Paradise in Winnetka and Pasadena, CA.  “The first issue is fantastic! A must read!” echoed Steve Falcon, of NewCastle Comics and Games in Maryland Heights, MO.
SCAM is “X-Men meets Oceans 11″ and involves a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives…taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.SCAM #1 is the double-sized first installment of a five-issue mini-series, and marks the latest release from creator-owned publisher ComixTribe (The Red Ten, The Standard.)
Retailers were asked to choose from among three levels of support to be a part of the SCAM launch:
  • Hot Table retailers purchased 10 or more copies of SCAM #1.
  • Pit Boss retailers purchased 50 or more copies of SCAM #1.
  • High Roller retailers purchased 100 or more copies of SCAM #1.

Pit Boss and High Roller retailers were eligible for store branded variants.  The select retailers involved in the launch will have SCAM #1 exclusively for 30 days.

ComixTribe has green lit a second printing of SCAM #1 with a new variant cover, which will go to press on February 15 alongside THE RED TEN #2, scheduled for a February 29th release.

High Roller Retailers

MaximuM Comics –  Las Vegas and Henderson, NV – Featuring the “VEGAS” Variant

New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) Shops – Featuring the “FORTUNE” Variant
___Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics – Lowell, MA
___Web Head Enterprises – Wakefield, MA
___Comically Speaking – Reading, MA
___Rubber Chicken Comics – Bellingham, MA
___Magic Dragon Comics – Arlington, MA

Pit Boss Retailers

Third Eye Comics – Annapolis and Prince Frederick, MD – Featuring the “LIE” Variant
Friendly Neighborhood Comics – Bellingham, MA – Featuring the “STEAL” Variant
Collectors Paradise  – Winnetka and Pasadena, CA – Featuring the “CHEAT” Variant
Collectors Corner – Baltimore, MD – Featuring the “LUCKY” Variant
New England Comics –  Malden, MA – Featuring the “JACKPOT” Variant
Chris’ Comics – Salem, NH – Featuring the “SWINDLE” Variant

Hot Table Retailers

Double Midnight Comics – Manchester, NH
Comics Den – Queens, NY
Happy Harbor – Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Alpha Comics – Calgary, Alberta, CA
Jetpack Comics – Rochester, NH
Casablanca Comics – Portland, ME & Windham, ME
Hypno Comics – Ventura, CA
NewCastle Comics – Maryland Heights, MO
Titan Comics – Dallas, TX
CornerStore Comics / Beach Ball Comics – Anaheim, CA
Forbidden Planet –  New York, NY

“I want to thank everyone who helped make my debut book a sell-out,” says creator Joe Mulvey.  “2012 looks to be a HUGE year for independent and creator owned comics and a huge year for ComixTribe, and I’m thrilled so many retailers and readers are getting in on the ground floor.”

To promote the book, Mulvey will be doing a release party signing at theComics Den in Queens on Friday January 27, and will follow it with a New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) store tour, which starts at Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 am, and continues on to Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics in Lowell, MA, at 3:00 pm.

Readers: Don’t Miss Out On SCAM #1 First Printing!

Want to make sure you get a copy of SCAM #1? Readers have three options available to purchase:

1.) Pre-order now from any of the retailers listed above to reserve your copy and pick-up January 25, 2012.

2.)  If your retailer is not carrying SCAM #1, ComixTribe held back just 40 copies of SCAM #1 for its online store.  These are already 70% sold out.   Pre-order now directly from ComixTribe.com. http://shop.comixtribe.com/

3.) Buy it digitally on January 25, from digital distribution partners, including Graphic.ly, DriveThruComics, MyDigitalComics, and Wowio.  

Retailers: Interested in Getting in on the SCAM?

ComixTribe is now taking orders for the February 15 second printing of SCAM #1.  This will be another limited run, so DO NOT WAIT to put in your orders.  Books will be filled first-come, first-serve, so if you are a progressive retailer looking to support quality creator-owned books, contact tyler.james@comixtribe.com (or DM @tylerjamescomic at Twitter) immediately.

Stay tuned to whatsthescam.net and our Online Press Release for more retailer announcement, previews, updates and more!

 SCAM follows a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives, taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them.

     Story & Art – Joe Mulvey
     Digital Inks – John Ercek and Jules Rivera
     Colors – Andrew Crossley
    Letters – AndWorld Design
     Cover – JoeMulvey and Andrew Crossley
     Editor – Tyler James and Steven Forbes
     Publisher: ComixTribe
     Format: 44 pages, Full color
     Rarting: Teen + Up
     Price: $3.99
©2012 Joe Mulvey

Special Variant Available:
SCAM #1 
Artist Edition Sketch Cover, featuring an original cover sketch by Joe Mulvey. These are limited to 100, signed, numbered. Note: Additional Artist Edition covers can be purchased for $24.99.

 BOOK TOUR

New England Comics Retailers Alliance (NECRA) store tour
Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 11:oo am –  Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA
Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 3:oo pm – Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics in Lowell, MA

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About Joe Mulvey

Joe Mulvey is a freelance graphic artist from NYC, trying to spread his love of comics and take over the world one panel at a time. Visit him at http://joemulveyart.com, or follow him on Twitter @joemulv.

About ComixTribe

ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including EPIC, Tears of the Dragon, The Red Ten, The Standard, SCAM, and Runners.  In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit ComixTribe.com or email publisher Tyler James (tyler.james@comixtribe.com) to learn more.

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