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Brian Hurtt, Marie Enger and Matt Kindt present the HEK Treasury and Launch HEK Studio

HEK Studio

What if the TWILIGHT ZONE and McSweeney’s made a baby? 

And what if the baby was one hardcover treasury of comics — curated and created by three acclaimed creators — featuring over 100 pages of story and art? 

Brian Hurtt, Marie Enger, and Matt Kindt present The HEK Treasury, a deluxe collection of all new epic, experimental science fiction, fantasy and genre short stories. The HEK Treasury will showcase each creator as they unleash new ideas, using experimental art and storytelling techniques. If funded through Kickstarter, pledges will be delivered to backers this fall. The HEK TREASURY Kickstarter campaign is live as of August 12th and runs for 30 days. 

The HEK Treasury will be presented in a large prestige format hardcover (8 ¾  x 11 5/8 )*  and offer readers an immersive experience, featuring full color art, a tri-fold narrative poster and loose-leaf story cards. Hurtt, Enger, and Kindt began sharing a studio in St. Louis in 2015 and have been creating graphic novels and comic books side by side for the last four years. This is their first truly collaborative effort and the inaugural publication by their new collective, HEK Studio.

Matt’s contribution to The HEK Treasury is “The Great Mech Wars,” 3 interconnecting 10-page chapters presenting the tale of an old, sad war-mech.

Marie’s Enger’s stories for The HEK Treasury share a dystopian theme of bleak, fantastical, ruined worlds and great despair —  leading to new, dangerous, beginnings. From death cults to telepathy, her stories push the outer limits of storytelling.  

Brian Hurtt’s stories, like Matt’s, consist of three interconnected dystopian tales, featuring weaponized flora and fauna, suspended animation and mutants.

Last summer, HEK Studio purchased a vintage Route 66 garage (circa 1953). They’ve been working on converting it into the first full-time exclusive comic book studio in St. Louis.

 The HEK TREASURY Kickstarter campaign is live now.

Preview: Bags (Or A Story Thereof) OGN SC

Bags (Or A Story Thereof) OGN SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Patrick McHale, Gavin Fullerton
Artist: Gavin Fullerton
Colorist: Whitney Cogar
Letterer: Marie Enger
Cover Artist: Gavin Fullerton
Price: $12.99

This is the tale of John Motts. He is a man who had a dog, but now that dog is gone. John searches his house, his street, and his town, but the dog is nowhere to be found. John soon realizes that he must travel further, past the road and into the trees if he’s ever to find out the truth of what happened to his dog. 

BAGS (or a story thereof) is a journey of love and suspense as John Motts searches through the world he knows, and a world he doesn’t, woven together beautifully by Patrick McHale, creator of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network series Over The Garden Wall™ , and Gavin Fullerton (Disney’s Space Chickens in Space).

Bags (Or A Story Thereof) OGN SC

Rick and Morty Presents Returns For A Second Volume!

The renowned one-shot quarterly series, Rick and Morty Presents is back for a second volume, with four new, oversized single issues on the horizon including Jerry, Mr. Meeseeks, The Flesh Curtainsand Unity. The comic series tells four standalone stories, each focused on a different Rick and Mortycharacter from the critically-acclaimed Adult Swim show that follows sociopathic genius scientist, Rick Sanchez, who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.

Rick and Morty Presents: Jerry #1 

(W) Ryan Ferrier, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Sina Grace

Rick and Morty Presents is back by popular demand! This very special issue focuses on everyone’s favorite character, Jerry. Jerry’s wisely blaming all his marital issues on his Dad-bod. When he goes to Rick for a quick fix, things go so poorly, it’s… demonic. Written by Ryan Ferrier (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Regular Show, D4VE, and more!), with series artists CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez! Features a variant cover by Sina Grace.

Rick and Morty Presents: Mr. Meeseeks #1

(W) James Asmus and Jim Festante, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Sarah Stern

A message from Mr. Meeseeks: You ASKED for it, and we’re obligated to deliver! That’s what Meeseeks DO, after all! But WAIT… who the heck asked us to find the MEANING OF LIFE?!? THIS IS ONLY A 30 PAGE STAND-ALONE STORY!! I’m Mr. Meeseeks and this will not end well!

Rick and Morty Presents:  The Flesh Curtains #1

(W) Lilah Sturges, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Marie Enger

Learn the true origins of THE FLESH CURTAINS, Rick’s rock band with BirdPerson and Squanchy! Booed off of every stage, they consider giving up… until Rick invents a machine capable of writing songs people can’t resist. But when their multi-dimensional concert goes awry, Rick suddenly finds himself in massive debt to a ruthless alien loan shark. Will Rick do the safe thing and play the music guaranteed to make the band a success, or do the insane thing and play the music guaranteed to alienate almost everyone in order to impress his favorite musician? 

Rick and Morty Presents: Unity #1

(W) Tini Howard, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Sina Grace

It takes a special kind of madness to capture and imprison Rick Sanchez — the kind of madness only an ex can deliver.Unity wants to make a play to take over the galaxy, and she’ll need the best (and worst) of her exes in her clutches to do it. And Rick wants his Party Naked t-shirt back, she stole it when they broke up. 

The first issue of the second series of Rick and Morty™ Presents is scheduled for release March 13, 2019, with the subsequent issues releasing in June, September, and November.

Punk Comic Creators Get the Band Together to Form Circle Pit Press

Fulfilling a burning need to work with like-minded people who would rather elevate their friends than step on their peers to get ahead, a group of comic creators springing from the world of punk rock and heavy metal have formed Circle Pit Press, a DIY comic book creator collective.

The initial slate of creators includes Matt Miner (GWAR: Orgasmageddon, Poser, Liberator), Kelly Williams (WWE, The Dark, Metaphase), Marie Enger (Adventure Time, Fhtagn & Loathing), Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (We(l)come Back, Critical Hit, Running Blood), Ray Nadine (Messenger, Dollhouse), and JB Roe, who has done work for Image Comics, Black Mask Studios, and more.

The primary purpose of Circle Pit Press will be for the mutual elevation of CPP creators’ projects, regardless of publisher. While Circle Pit Press is not a traditional publisher, creators involved can choose to publish under the CPP banner and original Circle Pit Press comics are in production now.

Circle Pit Press believes in positive and progressive values, and vehemently rejects racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia in all forms.

Up the punx!

Preview: Adventure Time Comics Vol. 4 SC

Adventure Time Comics Vol. 4 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Max Davison, Jai Nitz, David DeGrand, Justin Jordan, Crystal Skillman & Fred Van Lente, E Jackson, Anoosha Syed, Marie Enger, Jenna Ayoub, Ben Passmore, Bethany Sellers, Leah Williams, Ian Herring, Kinoko Evans
Artists: Antonio Sandoval, Luca Claretti, Devmalya Pramanik, David DeGrand, Mattia Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, E Jackson, Anoosha Syed, Marie Enger, Jenna Ayoub, Ben Passmore, Bethany Sellers, Ryan Jampole, Ian Herring, Kinoko Evans
Cover Artist: Paul Pope
Price: $14.99

Dive into mathematical shorts from across the the Land of Ooo, written and illustrated by acclaimed writers and artists from around the world.Collects issues #13-16.

Psychological Horror Regression, Vol. 1 Arrives in Stores this November

Celebrated horror writer Cullen Bunn, artist Danny Luckert, and colorist Marie Enger will release Regression, Vol. 1: Way Down Deep this November from Image Comics. This trade paperback will collect issues #1-5 of the mind-bending horror series.

Plagued by ghastly waking nightmares, Adrian reluctantly agrees to past-life regression hypnotherapy. As his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism. Waking, he is more unsettled than before, and with good reason—something has followed him back. Adrian descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape.

Regression, Vol. 1: Way Down Deep (Diamond code: MAR178446, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0337-9) hits comic book stores Wednesday, November 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 9th.

Preview: Adventure Time Comics #15

Adventure Time Comics #15

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Anoosha Syed, Marie Enger, Ben Passmore, Jenna Ayoub
Artists: Anoosha Syed, Marie Enger, Ben Passmore, Jenna Ayoub
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Heather Danforth
Variant Cover: Jen Bartel
Subscription Cover: Piotr Kowalksi
Price: $3.99

Fed up with being called cute, BMO enlists Princess Bubblegum to help her build a buff robot bod, and Jake drags Finn to the Goblin Kingdom to witness an underground Goblin thumb-wrestling match.

Regression #1 Goes Back to Print

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the first issue of Regression, from writer Cullen Bunn, artist Danny Luckert, and colorist/letterer Marie Enger, has been fast-tracked to a third printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

In Regression, nightmares bleed into the waking world with astonishing ease. Adrian is a young man plagued by these waking nightmares, and when he turns to unorthodox means for a cure, he descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape.

Regression #1, 3rd printing (Diamond code: MAY178159) and Regression #3 (Diamond code: MAY170704) will be available on Wednesday, July 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 19th.

Regression #1 is Rushed Back to Print

Image Comics has announced that the first issue of Regression, from writer Cullen Bunn, artist Danny Luckert, and colorist/letterer Marie Enger, has been fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.

Regression follows Adrian, a young man plagued by ghastly waking nightmares, as he descends into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity from which there is no escape.

Regression #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: MAR178820) and Regression #2 (Diamond code: APR170857) will be available on Wednesday, June 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 22nd.

Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert Launch Regression in May

Bram Stoker and Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn returns with debut artist Danny Luckert and colorist/letterer Marie Enger for a chilling new series in Regression. The new series is set to launch this May.

Regression follows Adrian, a man tormented by ghastly waking nightmares. Pushed to a point of desperation, Adrian reluctantly turns to past life regression hypnotherapy as a means of understanding and treating the unwanted visions. When his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism before waking up. But Adrian’s more unsettled than before and something dark and unnatural has followed him back… Now Adrian finds himself descending into a world of occult conspiracy, mystery, reincarnation, and insanity—from which there is no escape.

Regression is a frightening exploration of the wickedest corners of the untapped psyche. Regression #1 hits stores on Wednesday, May 10th.regression-1

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