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SDCC 2020: Red 5 Comics’ Comic-Con@Home Panel and the Legacy of Mandrake the Magician! Plus Exclusives!

Red 5 Comics will be participating in Comic-Con@Home through a variety of panels, exclusives and information on upcoming series.  Follow along and connect with the fandom when you use the official hashtag, #ComicConAtHome.

Panels

What’s New In Small Press Comics | Saturday, 7/26/2020, 5:00 pm | Watch

Catch up on everything awesome coming from some of the best small press publishers in the world. Joshua Starnes (publisher, Red 5 Comics) hosts James Haick (president of Scout Comics and Entertainment, Inc.), Christina Harrington (managing editor, AfterShock Comics), Josh Werner (art director at Source Point Press), and Manny Castellanos (director of sales, Mad Cave Studios) as they give an early look into new books coming out this year!

Announcing Mandrake

Red 5 Comics has announced the launch of a new generation of classic characters with The Legacy of Mandrake the Magician, in co-ordination with StoneBot Studios and King Features.

Mandy Paz is by all appearances an ordinary teenager just trying to make her way through high school. If she seems like she’s going out of her way to avoid attention, that’s because she’s hiding a big secret—she has powerful magical talents. So, when strange and sinister things start happening in her small town, Mandy decides to take action.  And on her quest to chase down the root of the town’s trouble she just might discover the truth about her own legacy.

King Features, Red 5 Comics, and StoneBot Studios will cast a spell this October as they present a new take on the classic comic strip Mandrake The Magician in an all-new comic book series!  This expansion of the original Mandrake universe stars a new generation of heroes as they face off with familiar foes.

The Legacy of Mandrake the Magician

Exclusives

Red 5 Comics is offering a variety of exclusives only available for Comic-Con@Home attendees, including a limited edition Comi-Con foil cover of Legacy of Mandrake #1 and Butcher Queen: Planet of the Dead #1 with a cover by fan-favorite artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher).

Exclusives are available in the Red 5 Comics store.

Kickstarter Spotlight: The Sunday Comics

The Sunday Comics 1by Marc Goldner

The Sunday Comics have been around for over a hundred years. For anything to be around that long shows comics are truly timeless. I’ve been repeating that phrase to myself and I think it’s been with me ever since I was a child. That must be where it all started now that I think about it. Reading and watching Dennis menace his hot-headed neighbor Mr. Wilson, an inquisitive boy named Nemo explore fanciful dreamscapes or watch the original grumpy cat Garfield show his disdain for Mondays. These are all memory strands stitched together in my brain like a stack of comic strips printed on U.S. broadsheet.

With our project currently live on Kickstarter, our team has become a part of this artistic tapestry to curate a wonderful publication that will house over 250 creators. Print has become a relic of the past gone by, but like with vinyl I believe that an older medium is still suited for the content our creators are working so tirelessly to dream up. Think of when film first debuted, that may have spelled doom for the comic business, fast forward that 100 years and instead comics are still around and thriving till today! Among the artists we have lined up are Cannes Grand Prize Winner Bill Plympton, former Disney animator Tom Bancroft, Reuben Award winner Danielle Corsetto, and Eisner Award winner Bill Sienkiewicz, signed on to bring a diverse array of both new stories and classics to comic book readers. We will also have infamous characters such as Dennis The Menace, Peanuts, Mickey Mouse, Little Nemo and brand new original renditions of Garfield.  We’re all huge fans of all our creators and we’ve given them complete free reign to create original, never-seen-before content on full 15” by 22” inch U.S. broadsheet within The Sunday Comics. We’re getting submissions everyday and the work we’re seeing is truly stunning. Fans of all ages will be able to flip through the roughly 250 pages to find exactly what kind of comics they’re into. It’s being split into sections, just like a regular paper, but the difference is in the genres and different styles ranging from the serious and surreal to the fun gag comics of yesteryear. Seriously, how cool is it to be able to flip the page and transition from Jack Katz to Marc Hammermeister and then see Garfield sitting on that next page doing something we’ve never seen him do before. One of the coolest parts is that we’re taking completely new directions for Garfield courtesy of our creators. Having that plethora of diversified content is something that will keep people reading The Sunday Comics for years to come and passing it on to friends and family!

Additionally, I strongly believe in the potency of nostalgia. Again, it’s what makes everything in the medium withstand the test of time. We’ll be publishing Dennis the Menace, Peanuts and even Mickey Mouse strips! Bringing in some of the syndicated comics from major publishers like Creators, King Features and Universal UClick is truly an honor. Locally in Columbus, we’re working with The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library in having an “Archives” section with original scans from a wealth of classics like Gertie the Dinosaur and Little Nemo in Slumberland. We think we’ve got a great mix for our debut!

If you check out our Kickstarter page you’ll see we only have a few days left so all your support now really counts! Outside of our awesome specific creator-linked reward tiers we’re giving everyone the option to choose between the broadsheet sized newspaper and our special, collector’s edition hardcover that’s the same size of the newspaper.

Thanks to our favorite cat we hate Mondays. We want everyone to fall in love with Sunday again. We want everyone to take a part of Sunday with them to every day!

We’d deeply appreciate it if you would support us on Kickstarter. You’d warm our hearts, support the wonderful roster of creators and be able to share a wonderful spread of comics in physical, printed form. It’s worth it just for the feeling of ink between your fingers. Thanks in advance to everyone who’s able to support us on this adventure!

The Sunday Comics

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