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Exclusive: Raze is an All-New Threat for the Valiant Universe. Debuting in Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth

The Valiant Universe will face the terrifying flames of an all-new villain in Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth. We have the exclusive reveal of Raze, the new threat that will debut in the graphic novel currently being Kickstarted.

Born of lava and hellish flame, the ancient fire deity Raze is an uncontrollable threat to Mother Earth, causing massive destruction and leaving only death in his wake.

Centuries ago, Mount Vesuvius tragically erupted and created mass devastation, laying waste to the great city of Pompeii and killing thousands. Gilad knew this to be the work of an ancient fire deity and stepped in as the Fist and Steel of Earth to imprison Raze for good.

Or so he thought…

As mysterious fires begin causing havoc all over the world, this generation’s Geomancer, Tama, tries to live up to her responsibilities of defending Earth while Gilad ventures off to confront his past. But they will soon discover they need each other now more than ever.

With Raze potentially freed of his imprisonment on a new path of annihilation, only the Eternal Warrior and Geomancer can hope to stand in his way to prevent his infernal flames from scorching the Earth.

Written by Tres Dean with art by Alberto Taracido, colors by Rain Beredo, and lettering by Tom Napolitano, Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth has Gilad Anni-Padda facing an unimaginable threat.

The Kickstarter ends on December 2nd and has already unlocked numerous stretch goals like digital copies of Eternal Warrior (2014) Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth is not just making history as Valiant’s first Kickstarter but also going to need a must get as it’s the debut of an all-new villain!

Get a first look at this terrifying new villain that will take both the Eternal Warrior and Geomancer to stop!

Cyberforce Gets a Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Hardcover Through Kickstarter

Complete Cyberforce

In celebration of Top Cow Productions and Image Comics’ 30th anniversary, Cyberforce is being collected in a special action-packed 664 page hardcover collection of the original stories that launched the Top Cow Universe. The original Cyberforce run features the work of legendary creators Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Walter Simonson, David Finch, Joe Chiodo, Scott Williams, Brian Haberlin, Joe Benitez, and Michael Turner which has not been reprinted in any format since 1994. Top Cow is inviting fans to take part in the excitement and push how far the campaigns exclusives can be go via Kickstarter stretch goals.

This exclusive Cyberforce Complete Collection Vol. 1 Hardcover Kickstarter collection will feature the cover art by the original series creator and founder of Top Cow and Image Comics, Marc Silvestri with fan favorite colorist Bryan Valenza. In addition, every physical backer will receive a special edition bookplate signed by Marc Silvestri and Kickstarter exclusive dust jacket!

This Kickstarter will just be one of many projects that Top Cow will launch to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Top Cow and Image Comics as they “bring back the ’90s”! Fans should take this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in Cyberforce Complete Collection Vol. 1 Kickstarter and stay tuned for more news coming soon.

Cyberforce is about a group of cybernetically enhanced resistance fighters on the run from the monolithic multi-national conglomerate CYBERDATA that created them. All the big action, larger-than-life characters you loved return in this gorgeously rendered and assembled first volume of Cyberforce absolute collected editions!

Cyberforce Complete Collection Vol. 1 hardcover collects:

CYBERFORCE #0, CYBERFORCE TIN MEN OF WAR #1-4, THE KILLER INSTINCT CROSSOVER WITH WILDCATS #5-7, CYBERFORCE VOLUME 2 #1-13, CYBERFORCE ORIGINS: #1 CYBLADE, CYBERFORCE ORIGINS #2 STRYKER and the CYBERFORCE ANNUAL #1.

Sal Abbinanti and Andrew Dabb’s Atomika: God is Red Omnibus Edition Comes to Kickstarter

Artist Sal Abbinanti and writer Andrew Dabb are bringing their cult classic comic Atomika: God is Red to Kickstarter, with an all-new, massive omnibus edition that includes rare and never-before-seen art by legendary illustrators Tim Bradstreet, Claudio Castellini, Gene Colan, Darwyn Cooke, Glenn Fabry, David Mack, Eric Powell, John Romita Sr., Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Turner, and more! Originally self-published between 2005 and 2011, the cold war era sci-fi superhero comicfeatures Atomika, the modern god of the 20th Century Soviet Union, battling the old mythological gods of Slavic Russia. The Atomika: God is Red Omnibus Edition features more than 75 pages of new art, the entire 12 issue series, and a stunning wraparound cover by award-winning artist Alex Ross.

Atomika: God is Red is written by Andrew Dabb, a writer for CW’s Supernatural and Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil seriesand was dreamed up and illustrated by Sal Abbinanti, a Chicago native and the art rep for comic book superstars Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Abbinanti began working on Atomika more than a decade ago in his spare time, in airports, and at comic book conventions where he met many of the most celebrated artists in the industry, including Simone Bianchi, Simon Bisley, Tim Bradstreet, Claudio Castellini, Travis Charest, Gene Colan, Glenn Fabry, Gary Gianni, David Mack, Angel Medina, Eddy Newell, Alex Nino, Lucio Parrillo, Eric Powell, John Romita Sr., Steve Rude, Arthur Suydam, and Michael Turner, each of whom contributed pin-ups or covers to the series which can be seen in the book’s gallery.

In Atomika: God is Red, Atomika is the first man-made deity—the God of Technology and the 21st Century. One-by-one, the nations of the world have fallen before him. Now, with the Red Empire spanning the globe, Atomika has turned his attention to the ancient gods of his Russian homeland, the very beings he seeks to replace. Despite his multiple victories, Atomika begins to have doubts about his mission.

With the entire world broken at his feet, Atomika stands at the center of a global red empire, loved and worshipped by billions. But danger lurks in the shadows. Some believe Atomika has outlived his usefulness—that he’s a danger to the new world order—and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy him.  Atomika has defeated gods, armies and nations, but now he faces his most dangerous enemies…those closest to him. His friends, his family and for the first time, Atomika is forced to wonder: Is he truly a God or monster?

The Atomika: God is Red Omnibus crowdfunding campaign is live now with pledge tiers ranging from a digital edition to a signed print edition, those with original artwork by Abbinanti to a tier including a collectible trading card set featuring Atomika covers by classic Silver Age artists including Claudio Castellini, Ernie Chan, Gene Colan, Gary Gianni, Alex Nino, John Romita Sr., and Sanjulian to tiers featuring limited edition 7×10 prints showcasing artwork by many of the most celebrated artists in the industry including Alex Ross, Glen Fabry, Michael Turner, Darwyn Cooke, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Tim Bradstreet.

Vault teams with Dailen Ogden, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing for WIFWULF Distribution

Vault has announced a partnership with Dailen Ogden, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing , the co-creators of WIFWULF, to publish and distribute the smash hit comic to comics shops and bookstores everywhere. WIFWULF is a beautiful comic about werewolves, bloody revenge, and deep loneliness that recently reached funding on Kickstarter. Vault has agreed to take on the publication and distribution of the Kickstarter edition of the book in exchange for the opportunity to offer a version of the book to comic shops and bookstores everywhere. Backers of the Kickstarter campaign will still get unique rewards, including an exclusive foil cover, merch, and campaign-specific signed bookplates that will not be available in the direct market. 

WIFWULF (stylized as WIFWVLF) is an original folklore myth telling the story of Charity Bjornsdotter, a young woman in 1860’s Montana who spends her days in the woods with her closest friend, a local wolf she calls Silver Slash. Charity is on the precipice of marriage to the handsomest man in her small village, the mercurial-yet-beloved Paul Skeld. But as her husband isolates her from Silver Slash, she begins to feel a call to the wilds…for it is there that her true destiny awaits. WIFWULF is the harrowing tale of a woman forcibly separated from that which makes her feel alive, a reinterpretation of the classic werewolf myth… and the origin story of a new goddess.

The Vault edition of WIFWULF will is planned to hit store shelves in mid-2022. The WIFWULF Kickstarter campaign is live until November 13th, 2021.

12-Gauge Comics Expands its Serial Killer Universe with Plastic Hardcover and New Narco OGN from Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard

Four years ago, writer Doug Wagner, artist Daniel Hillyard, colorist Laura Martin, and letterer Ed Dukeshire unleashed Edwyn, a retired serial killer with a…unique girlfriend, Virginia, who just so happens to be a blow-up doll. Published by Image Comics, Plastic charts Edwyn’s descent into madness as he embarks on a brutal, chaotic (and often hilarious) war on the unfortunate souls who kidnap his synthetic lover. 

That same creative team presents the definitive edition of this gonzo blood-splattered epic with the Plastic: Deluxe Edition hardcover. This volume features a new cover from Hillyard and Martin alongside a new “lost scene” six-page backup story revealing Edwyn’s brutal origins. 

In addition, that same team has also reunited alongside colorist Dave Stewart for Narco, a new 136-page graphic novel and the next phase of the Plastic universe. (The overarching fiction also includes Vinyl, the killers-vs-cultists blockbuster by Wagner and Hillyard currently published by Image Comics.) 

Narco is a Hitchcockian thriller about a benevolent 20-something–Marcus–who suffers from a rare form of narcolepsy triggered by stressful and traumatic events. After being wrongfully accused of his neighbor’s murder, Marcus pursues the true killer at the mercy of his sleep-inducing condition.

Both the Plastic: Deluxe Edition and Narco are available exclusively in a joint Kickstarter. Any orders completed by 12:12 PM EST on Wednesday (10/27/2021) receive a free PLASTIC print by Daniel Hillyard and Laura Martin. 

Legendary Launches a Graphic Novel Adaptation of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Legendary Comics, in cooperation with Herbert Properties, LLC, has announced the official movie graphic novel based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. Both the graphic novel and the film tell the epic hero’s journey of Paul Atreides. Dune: The Official Movie Graphic Novel, adapted by writer Lilah Sturges with art by Drew Johnson and colors by digital painter Zid and colorist Niezam, features beautiful artwork that brings the cinematic vision of Dune to the world of sequential art. Limited editions of the graphic novel are now available for pre-order today exclusively on Kickstarter, with the book trade edition to follow. Both editions are set  to be released in February of 2022, and fans can now pre-order all editions through Kickstarter.

Partnering with Rocketship Entertainment, the limited-edition Kickstarter releases of Dune: The Official Movie Graphic Novel feature four distinct covers. Comic legend Bill Sienkiewicz, who created the original Dune comic for Marvel in 1984, returns to the Dune universe to contribute the cover for the graphic novel. Three additional variant covers from Drew Johnson and Zid, U.K. illustrator and comic artist John Ridgway, and comic legend Tim Sale will also be available. Exclusive merchandise and collectibles will also be offered through Kickstarter.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. The film stars Oscar® nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar® nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Oscar® nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Oscar® winner Javier Bardem.

Those Two Geeks Episode 136: Talking PTSD With Paul Gomez

Alex and Joe are joined by Paul Gomez, writer of the comic PTSD, which is currently live on Kickstarter.

PTSD is about Steven Christensen, a traumatized veteran, reliving a series of significant moments over the course of his life in one fateful afternoon. What could be in that house next door could exist in any town across America. A tale of a man who served his country, but now, through a simple twist of fate, finds himself at a deadly crossroads of denial and self-examination…

You can find Paul at inked.pub/pgomez or on Twitter @raveknight13.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on Twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Valiant’s Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth Heads to Kickstarter

Valiant has announced their first original graphic novel featuring fan-favorite character Eternal Warrior. Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth will be coming to Kickstarter and those interested can sign up now to find out when it launches.

The Eternal Warrior, Gilad Anni-Padda, is back alongside Tama the Geomancer in Valiant’s thrilling first original graphic novel which was designed for the Kickstarter platform with a special deluxe edition, exciting add-ons and so much more directly from Valiant Entertainment. The use of Kickstarter is Valiant’s next step in fan engagement.

Eternal Warrior: Scorched Earth is a 100-page original graphic novel from writer Tres Dean, artist Alberto Taracido, and acclaimed cover artist Gerald Parel, featuring fan-favorite characters the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and more as well as introducing a brand-new threat into the Valiant Universe. When a series of mysterious fires appear more targeted than natural, Gilad and Tama begin to suspect there is something more than natural disasters occurring. As Gilad suspects an ancient fire deity is at work and ventures off to ensure they are locked away, Tama focuses on her role as the Geomancer without living in Gilad’s shadow and begins to gain notoriety for her public deeds. Together, the two will uncover secrets long buried and learn just how important their relationship is.

The first 250 subscribers to the official Valiant Kickstarter newsletter will gain free access to an exclusive day one offer when the Kickstarter campaign goes live to receive a bookmark featuring artwork from the graphic novel. Sign up now HERE and stay up to date on all the latest announcements for Valiant’s debut Kickstarter campaign featuring the first original graphic novel.

The Kickstarter campaign is expected to go live in November with pledge tiers ranging from a digital copy to a special deluxe edition, as well as an option catered to retailers. Plus, stay tuned for all the exciting stretch goals and add-ons soon to be revealed.

Exclusive: Max Dunbar and Tom Neely Card Art from Chaotic Neutral Revealed

They said fantasy roleplaying games were dangerous and they were wrong. But now? Maybe they were right to be afraid! Writer Mark Sable and artist Chris Anderson have created a Kickstarter campaign for Chaotic Neutral, an all-new 48-page comic book first issue inspired by the old school fantasy roleplaying games that worried parents and teachers alike. Chaotic Neutral delivers magic, adventure, and storytelling—with an edge. 

And Chaotic Neutral is more than just a comic:

  • Mark Sable has written an official Chaotic Neutral Adventure Module that you can play using most old school fantasy games. 
  • Acclaimed comics creator Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts; Curse Words) has created an all-new, Chick Tracts-styled comic with a very specific message: comic books and RPGs will ruin your life.
  • Superstar artists Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons), Jeremy Haun (Haunthology), Maan House (Godkillers), Jeff Johnson (Boondocks), Tom Neely (The Humans), Dan Panosian (Slots), Jim Rugg (Mtsryr: Octobriana 1976), Tim Seeley (Money Shot) and Kyle Strahm (Spread) have created Chaotic Neutral: Monster Trading Cards. This uncut trading card sheet will feature one side with art, while the other will contain stats for a campaign. 

We have an exclusive look at Tom Neely and Max Dunbar’s Chaotic Neutral: Monster Trading Card art. Check out Neely’s Night-Mare and Dunbar’s Skeleton below!

The Kickstarter has crossed its goal and ends on October 28, 2021 at 11:59 EDT.

Durruti: Shadow of the People Tells the Shocking True Story of Buenaventura Durruti

Durruti: Shadow of the People

Autonomous Collective is proud to announce the Kickstarter for Durruti: Shadow of the People #1, a new historical comic written by Brenton Lengel creator of the Ringo Award-nominated dark fantasy series Snow White Zombie Apocalypse and drawn by Jaime Infante, to fund the first chapter of the shocking TRUE story of blacksmith, anarchist and Spanish Revolutionary Buenaventura Durruti.

The comic is a fusion of Braveheart and V for Vendetta set during the Spanish Civil War.  The plot revolves around the titular character and ultimate working-class hero, Buenaventura Durruti: a real-life, modern-day Robin Hood with the future in his heart and a gun in every pocket. Durruti battled the forces of evil: the powerful, the wealthy and the corrupt–on behalf of ordinary people inspired by the ideals of Liberty, Equality and Justice.

Known to history as “The Soul of Spanish Anarchism” Buenaventura Durruti was a hero of almost mythical significance to the world’s downtrodden and a hated bandit, assassin, and firebrand in the eyes of the corrupt and wealthy elites who ruled over them.

Durruti’s real-life feats and accomplishments are too numerous to list but they include:

  • The theft of more than half a million pesetas from the Bank of Spain.
  • A swath of revolutionary activity spanning five countries and two continents that culminated in the attempted assassination of King Alphonso XIII.
  • The first and only defeat of a modern, mechanized, professional army by a civilian force in all of recorded human history.
  • The collectivization of the entire city of Barcelona, birthing a new society based upon freedom and equality which a young writer named George Orwell “recognized immediately as a state of affairs worth fighting for.”

The Kickstarter launched Sept. 14th 2021 with the goal of raising six-thousand dollars for the production of the first twenty-two page issue. Offered rewards for backers include the comic book itself, limited edition posters, enamel pins and a handmade “anarchist” bandana. Variant cover and print artists include Kit Buss of Critical Role, J. Andrew World of Zero Books and Give them An Argument with Ben Burgis and Adam Bryce Thomas of IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog and Samurai Jack.

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