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Read RV9 #1 from Mad Cave Studios for Free!

Former assassin Velveteen is on the run from the Order of the 9, the organization that took her from her family and forced her into a life where all she knows is secrecy, violence, and death. Now, she’s bringing the fight to them.

RV9 is a five issue series from writer Ben Goldsmith, penciler Travis Mercer, inker Miguel Angel Zapata, colorist Maria Santaolalla, and letterer Justin Birch, and published by Mad Cave Studios.

You can find all five issues at comic shops now and the trade collecting all five issues is currently scheduled to be released May 20.

You can buy the series below and read the entire first issue for free!

Amazon Comics: #1, #2 Kindle: #1, #2, #3, #4

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Mad Cave Studios Launches a Relief Fund for Comic Retailers

Comic book publisher, Mad Cave Studios, has created the Comic Book Retailer COVID-19 Relief Fund, with the goal to help out local comic book shops that are struggling in these turbulent times.

This fundraiser will provide a one-time donation to comic shops around the U.S. to help them keep employees on the payroll, mitigate risk, and keep the lights on. They will be fulfilling requests for aid evenly across the comic book retailers across the nation.

Any donation you make will only go to help the efforts of making sure the ones most affected by this crisis are helped out.

Go to their GoFundMe page to learn more about the relief effort and how you can help.

Mad Cave Studios Delays Two Titles Due to COVID-19

Mad Cave Studios

With concerns being raised in the comic industry, publishers are stepping up to do what they can to help the situation.

Mad Cave Studios has announced they’re delaying two upcoming titles that were to debut soon. Stargazer #1 will debut in August and Dry Foot #1 will debut in September.

Read Mad Cave’s Publisher Chris Fernandez‘s letter to retailers and fans below.

Dear comic book retailers and fans,

Mad Cave Studios recognizes how important each of you are to the industry. We have been keeping an eye on the current situation with COVID-19 and working closely with our partners to see how we can adjust in order to help the community in any way we can.

Taking everything into consideration, Mad Cave has decided to delay two upcoming titles until the crisis we are currently experiencing has subsided. This means that Stargazer #1 will be delayed until August and Dry Foot #1 will be delayed until September. We feel that this is the best decision we can make in order to not put any added pressure on comic book retailers for the time being.

Titles like Wolvenheart, Savage Bastards, Over the Ropes, Hellfighter Quin, and Battelcats: Tales of Valderia will move forward as scheduled seeing as those orders have been placed and paid for. Mad Cave will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and update everyone accordingly.

During this unprecedented time in our history, it is more important than ever that we all support each other as much as possible.

In the meantime, please be on the lookout for a major announcement from us NOT related to new comics. If you have any questions or wish to speak with us directly, please contact Manny Castellanos, Mad Cave’s Director of Sales and Retailer Relations Manager.

Chris Fernandez
Mad Cave Studios

Read Mad Cave’s Over the Ropes #1 for FREE

Mad Cave Studios and Graphic Policy have teamed up so you can read some of the comic publisher’s first issues for free!

With the fourth issue out this week, we’re kicking it off with Over the Ropes #1!

Step Over the Ropes and into 1990s wrestling. Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix. Jason’s battles between the ropes are only outperformed by his struggles outside the ring. First dates. Crooked promoters. Cage matches. Factions and families. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: I. Will. Rise.

Over the Ropes is written by Jay Sandlin, with art by Antonello Cosentino, colors by Francesco Segala, and lettering by Justin Birch.

Like the first issue? Support your local comic shop by picking up a copy and ordering the complete series, purchase it directly from Mad Cave, or purchase it digitally.


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Argus

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

The Argus #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A time traveling serial killer who’s going through time killing off different versions of the person that created time travel. The concept sounds fascinating and really unique.

Billionaire Island #1 (AHOY Comics) – Welcome to Billionaire Island where anything goes if you can afford it. A new savage satire from Mark Russell and Steve Pugh.

Ghostbusters: Year One #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue was great adding in some fantastic unknown history to the classic team.

The Goon #9 (Albatross Funnybooks) – One of the best comics out there. Always fun and entertaining mixing humor, action, and amazing art.

Hellfighter Quin #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – Harlem’s own vigilante is brought out of retirement to fight in a tournament to get control over a mystical stone.

Join the Future #1 (AfterShock) – In the future megacities reward citizens and rural residents cling to their independence. What happens when a nearby megacity pressures a small town to join them?

King of Nowhere #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A man awakens on the outskirts of a village called Nowhere with no memory of how he got there.

Marvel #1 (Marvel) – Alex Ross’ original vision comes to print as an anthology of stories exploring the Marvel universe.

Strange Academy #1 (Marvel) – So, Gotham Academy with a little Harry Potter thrown in? Yeah, we’re in.

Strange Adventures #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan Shaner are together again in what’s sure to be one of the best comics of the year.

Mad Cave Studios Announces a New Staffing Structure, New Faces in New Positions

Mad Cave Studios​ has announced four changes across the company. The restructuring spans its Operations, Creative, and Sales divisions. The changes and promotions include Giovanna (Gio) T. Orozco​ as Vice President of Operations, ​Chris Fernandez​ as Publisher, Chris Sanchez​ as Editor-in-Chief, and ​Manuel Castellanos​ as Director of Sales and Retailer Relations.

Gio T. Orozco had previously been the Editor-in-Chief and oversaw production, and will now impact operations on a larger scale. Chris Fernandez had previously acted as CSO, however, with the ​ Mad Cave Studios​ ’ library continuing to expand to newer and bolder projects, there existed a greater need for a guiding hand across the more pressing publishers’ demands. Prior to becoming E.I.C, ​Chris​ Sanchez was managing editor for Mad Cave.

Chris Sanchez will also head an editorial team consisting of ​ Steenz (​Rolled and Told​), Michael Moccio (​Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid​), and ​Erica Schultz ​(​The Arcane Cocktail Enthusiast​), all of whom plan to shepherd the Mad Cave line.

Mad Cave debuted its publishing efforts with four IP’s per year and now has the plan to maintain a solid production of 10-12 mini-series per year.

Mad Cave Studios Announces a New Retailer Program including Returnables

Mad Cave Champions

At ComicsPRO, Mad Cave Studios announced a new retailer program that includes discounts and returnable comics. “​Mad Cave Champions​” is a new rewards initiative to provide retailers exclusive offers on all Mad Cave comics. The program offers benefits to any store that becomes a part of the program. Some of those benefits include:

  • 50% off​ any order when they visit ​www.madcavestudios.com​ online store.
  • Exclusive Bi-monthly deals.
  • Each store will also be receiving a ​ “Mad Care Package”​ which will include an assortment of Mad Cave Products as a small token of appreciation for joining.
  • Free​ Shipping on Orders of $50 or more.
  • Champion stores will also receive Exclusive First Looks for each new series.
  • Most importantly, ​ the first two issues of every new Mad Cave series​, beginning with ​Stargaze​r in May, will be returnable within 60 days of release.

Mad Cave Studios Announces the Return of Battlecats, Honor and Curse, and Knights of the Golden Sun

Mad Cave Studios has confirmed today that some of their most ambitious titles are coming back later this year.​ The same creative teams that worked on all three titles previously will be returning to reprise their roles.

Knights of the Golden Sun

The archangels​ are one step closer to finding out the truth behind ​ God’s disappearance from Providence. A new quest begins for the archangels that will prove even more difficult than they had previously anticipated. Six ancient relics must be found in order to stop the approaching holy war. Meanwhile, Metatron is still on the loose plotting his revenge after his defeat at the hands of the Archangels. Will the relics bring Father back
and finally end the 400 years of solitude? What is Metatron planning? And where is Lucifer? Find out in the next arc of Knights of the Golden Sun! ​ From ​Mark London and Mauricio Villarreal.

Knights of the Golden Sun #8 will hit store shelves in the fall of 2020.

Knights of the Golden Sun

Honor and Curse

Genshi is on the run and searching for the Elder One, the only person capable of teaching him how to control the Tengu, a powerful demon trapped inside of him. Meanwhile, Akemi, Genshi’s former lover and the new leader of the Iga, is doing her best to continue her Father’s legacy after his murder at the hands of Genshi when he was fully consumed by the Tengu. Always ready to seize an opportunity and getting stronger by the day, the Koga, led by Lord Yazuro, are taking steps and preparing to take over the Iga with help from one of Japan’s greatest young generals. From Mark London, Nicolas Salamanca, and Tekino.

Honor and Curse #7 will hit store shelves in the fall of 2020.

Honor and Curse


Valadar has won. Eramad III is no more. Valderia is now in turmoil and a new red moon eclipses the sky signaling the rise of a new god. Kelthan, once the proud and marvelous leader of the Battlecats, is overcome with doubt and has subsequently surrendered his title. Queen Adastril has taken matters into her own hands by leading a group of rebels and planning an attack on Valadar, the Darkats, and the Umbra raiders. With the aid of Natharien and the remaining Battlecats by her side, Adastril will lead our heroes into a battle that will change Valderia forever. Will the felines succeed or will they die trying? Find out in Battlecats volume 3! From Mark London, Michael Camelo, and Tekino.

Battecats Vol. 3 #1 will hit store shelves in the fall of 2020.


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wolverine #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

2020 Machine Man #1 (Marvel) – The 2020 story has been just ok but Marvel has been doing some interesting stuff with Machine Man and we want to see where they take this classic character.

Archie Meets the B-52s #1 (Archie Comics) – “Rock Lobster,” nuff said.

Bang #1 (Dark Horse) – Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres is all we need to have us excited about this secret agent/action/mystery/altered reality series.

Canopus #1 (Scout Comics) – An amazing sci-fi debut that’s an absolute must for those that enjoy comics not by the big two. Helen wakes up on an alien planet with no memories beyond a haze and an urgency to return to Earth.

DCeased Unkillables #1 (DC Comics) – The second volume of this new take on the classic “zombie/apocalypse” genre. This time, it’s the villains in the spotlight.

Doctor Tomorrow #1 (Valiant) – A fantastic debut with a character that will hopefully take off. A great addition to the Valiant Universe.

Godkillers #1 (Aftershock) – A special forces unit that fights insurgents who use mythological creatures as weapons of mass destruction. The concept sounds awesome.

The Goon #8 (Albatross Funnybooks) – The Goon is one of the most consistently entertaining comics on the market. Think of it as an over the top Popeye.

Hellboy & the BPRD: Return of Effie Kolb #1 (Dark Horse) – A continuation of the classic “The Crooked Man” tale. Hellboy is always entertaining.

Marvel’s Voices #1 (Marvel) – A one-shot comic that features a whole lot of interesting creators taking on a wide range of characters.

On the Stump #1 (Image Comics) – Elections are now decided by hand-to-hand combat and that concept alone has us all in.

Plunge #1 (DC Comics/Hill House Comics) – A sunk ship sends out a distress signal 40 years after it went missing. Sounds like a great horror concept.

Savage Bastards #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A tale of revenge and betrayal set in 1873. You don’t see a lot of “Western” comics anymore, so we’re always intrigued to check out a new one.

Undiscovered Country #4 (Image Comics) – So far, this series has been amazing blending together so many differnet concepts. We have no idea where this mystery will all go but it’s a hell of a ride so far.

Wolverine #1 (Marvel) – An oversized issue that’s worth the oversized price.

Mad Cave Studios Announces Stargazer

What if four children were abducted by a UFO and implanted with stolen technology capable of destroying an ancient alien race? What if twenty years later those same aliens want what was taken from them? 

Stargazer is by writer Anthony Cleveland, with art by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone. Letterer Justin Birch rounds out the creative team, to deliver a heart-wrenching sci-fi drama akin to Close Encounters and E.T.

Coming to our planet May 2020.

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