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Vita Ayala and Eric Palicki join Circle Pit Press plus Gwar and The Dark

Circle Pit Press welcomes new creators Vita Ayala and Eric Palicki to the punk rock comics collective formed in August of this year.

Vita Ayala is a writer from New York, NY, and is one of the minds behind The Wilds, from Black Mask Studios, Submerged, from Vault Comics and works on books from DC Comics, Image, Valiant, and more. Eric Palicki hails from Seattle, WA, and is known for No Angel, from Black Mask Studios, This Nightmare Kills Fascists and All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, both from A Wave Blue World, and his new OGN titled Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists.

New titles from Circle Pit Press creators have dropped, as well, including Kelly Williams‘ horror anthology series The Dark, which will see physical publishing through Source Point Press, with a free digital version through circlepitpress.com.

Also announcing: the next chapter in the GWAR comics world titled GWAR: The Enormogantic Fail, written by Circle Pit Press creator Matt Miner and GWAR’s Matt Maguire, and featuring art from CPP creators Kelly Williams and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, among others. The GWAR book is currently in a pre-order drive at GWARCOMIC.COM to help fund production.

Circle Pit Press was formed in August of 2018 for the purpose of 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, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia in all forms.

Review: Gwar Orgasmageddon #4

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Join GWAR, SAWBORG and BOZO (the DESTRUCTO brothers), SEXECUTIONER, and ROBO-SLEAZY as they finish their quest to get back to the present, fix the future, and kick Mr. Perfect’s stupid butt all over the timescape! The final issue has dinosaurs, samurai, nazis, penguins, robots, 30s gangsters, robots, robot penguins, crack dealers, grindhouse movies, and not only that but it reveals GWAR’s new look! That’s right folks: GWAR’S NEW COSTUMES AND THEIR ORIGIN right here! This explosive final issue wraps the craziest fever dream ride in 2017’s comics. Join GWAR and creators in the finale to this ridiculously bonkers chapter of Scumdog Lore!T

The clash of humor and violence continues in this final issue written by Matt Miner and Matt Maguire. With a serious amount of time jumps, as Gwar mangles history, the issue brings things to a mixed ending as Gwar teams up with its enemies, to fight Mr. Perfect. But, that’s not all as the issue also gives us some more short tales at the end.

The art by Tom Neely and Matt Maguire is action packed in this issues. The two have no problem making visual puns at history with appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump, and more. That’s in addition to packing in a serious amount of gore and violence (but that’s what we’d expect). Can’t also forget a shoutout to some mutant looking penguins.

Writer: Matt Miner, Matt Maguire Art: Tom Neely, Matt Maguire
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Gwar: Orgasmageddon #4

Gwar: Orgasmageddon #4

writers: Matt Miner, Matt Maguire
artist: Tom Neely, Matt Maguire
covers: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (A), Matt Harding (B), New Costume Reveal Photo Cover (C)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Mature

Join GWAR, SAWBORG and BOZO (the DESTRUCTO brothers), SEXECUTIONER, and ROBO-SLEAZY as they finish their quest to get back to the present, fix the future, and kick Mr. Perfect’s stupid butt all over the timescape! The final issue has dinosaurs, samurai, nazis, penguins, robots, 30s gangsters, robots, robot penguins, crack dealers, grindhouse movies, and not only that but it reveals GWAR’s new look! That’s right folks: GWAR’S NEW COSTUMES AND THEIR ORIGIN right here! Join GWAR and creators in the finale to this ridiculously bonkers chapter of Scumdog Lore!

Review: Gwar Orgasmageddon #3

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Join the greatest heavy metal band to ever terrorize an audience, the all-mighty GWAR, as they rampage through the past to catch Mr. Perfect and shut him down for good. One part revenge, two parts bloodlust, all parts GWAR craziness! See GWAR’s influence on modern technological inventions, watch GWAR kill more historical dead guys, and drop in on a very special 1990s talk show episode taping. That’s right, this is the issue you demanded: GWAR of yesterday meets GWAR of today and things are gonna get…emotional.

In Gwar Orgasmageddon #3, the battle against the Kraken has a violent end, as the band tries to fix the cock-ship. When it displaces them to 16th Italy, they run into an old friend, an old enemy, and Leonardo DaVinci. It seems Sawborg has been busy since his run in with Mr. Perfect. The issue is the usual craziness that we’ve come to expect so far. This isn’t for the faint at heart. With only one issue left, I’m curious to see how this murderous tale of revenge and humor ends.

The art manages to mix in sizable quantities of gore, violence, and humor. It even gives a small cameo of the Oderus Urungus, as they appeared on the infamous Jerry Springer show. There’s also some interesting views of Renaissance era Italy. Even the violent scenes are getting more gore, as the series progresses.

This is a series that doesn’t take itself too seriously and likes to amp things up as high as it can go not just over the top but setting a new bar of insane fun.

Story: Matt Miner, Matt Maguire Art: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Gwar: Orgasmageddon #3

Gwar: Orgasmageddon #3

writers: Matt Miner, Matt Maguire
artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
covers: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (A), Tom Neely (B), Taylor Esposito Scrapbook Cover (C)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Join the greatest heavy metal band to ever terrorize an audience, the all-mighty GWAR, as they rampage through the past to catch Mr. Perfect and shut him down for good. One part revenge, two parts bloodlust, all parts GWAR craziness! See GWAR’s influence on modern technological inventions, watch GWAR kill more historical dead guys, and drop in on a very special 1990s talk show episode taping. That’s right, this is the issue you demanded: GWAR of yesterday meets GWAR of today and things are gonna get…emotional. Featuring story by sappy mess Matt Miner, GWAR’s Matt Maguire, and art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and members of GWAR, 2017’s most incredible comic finds a heart underneath the piles of rotting flesh and gallons of spew.

Review: Gwar: Orgasmageddon #2

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Thrown into the past by Mr. Perfect, our favorite “Scumdogs of the Universe” GWAR are fighting their way through time like a horde of insane drunken children, killing and defiling all in their path. Find out what REALLY happened in our human history and get the full story of GWAR’s involvement in World War II, Aztec human sacrifices, and the sinking of the Titanic, plus meet the BRAND-NEW MONSTER with a name so foul we can’t print it here and an appearance so obscene we couldn’t draw it on the cover! This book is a gut punch of social conscience wrapped in a blood-soaked corpse and sprinkled with comedy dynamite.

Dinosaurs, Nazis, dragons, human sacrifice, and a Kraken, oh my. Gwar: Orgasmageddon #2 outdoes the first when it comes to humor and violence of the first as the cock-ship randomly transports them through time. This forces them to shape history as the locals react to their presence. The additional tales at the end continue the humor in disturbing and perverse ways.

The art style continues to blend humor and violence in a spectacular fashion. The issue increases the amount of violence and action when the story calls for it but also dials it back when neccessary at the rare times when it isn’t needed. That creates some contrast and changes things up as things manage to somehow get stranger as the story progresses.

Story: Matt Miner, Matt Maguire Art: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Gwar: Orgasmageddon #2

Gwar: Orgasmageddon #2

writer: Matt Miner, Matt Maguire
artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
covers: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (a), Don Drakulich (b), Taylor Esposito Teen Heartthrob Photo Cover (c)
Order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Thrown into the past by Mr. Perfect, our favorite “Scumdogs of the Universe” GWAR are fighting their way through time like a horde of insane drunken children, killing and defiling all in their path. Find out what REALLY happened in our human history and get the full story of GWAR’s involvement in World War II, Aztec human sacrifices, and the sinking of the Titanic, plus meet the BRAND-NEW MONSTER with a name so foul we can’t print it here and an appearance so obscene we couldn’t draw it on the cover! Featuring story by Matt Miner, GWAR’s Matt Maguire, and art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and members of GWAR, this book is a gut punch of social conscience wrapped in a blood-soaked corpse and sprinkled with comedy dynamite.

Review: Gwar Orgasmgeddon #1

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From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal’s most shocking and blasphemous band of intergalactic blood spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of GWAR: Orgasmageddon! Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts – antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality.

GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1 is a violently hilarious premiere issue. GWAR takes a literal stab at reality as they travel through time causing mayhem everywhere they arrive and shaping history in unexpected often violent ways. For newcomers the comic also helps with a bit of the history of the bands’ mythos for those unfamiliar with their music. The first issue is a must have for fans of the band.

The art style is in a constant state of flux as various band members travel throughout time. That manages to create some interesting eye-catching visuals, along with adding to the humor of it all. Sawyer manages to do something unique with it, as it blends with the plot and enhances it in some ways. That includes creating a character based on their song Mr. Perfect. I really hope that style continues throughout the series as it adds a lot to it all.

Story: Matt Maguire, Matt Miner Art: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1

Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1

writer: Matt Maguire, Matt Miner, Bob Gorman
artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Bob Gorman, Scott Wygmans, Matt Maguire
covers: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (a), Scott Wygman (b), Coloring Book Variant (c), Photo Variant (d)
incentive covers: Scott Wygman (B/W art), Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (B/W art)
Order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal’s most shocking and blasphemous band of intergalactic blood spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of GWAR: Orgasmageddon! Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts – antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality. Co-written by GWAR themselves and Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), GWAR: Orgasmageddon is a love letter to comics, grindhouse movies, and heavy metal – sure to appeal to the most die-hard fan and the comics fanboy/fangirl intrigued by the prospect of social awareness drowned in geysers of blood and alien goo.

Preview: GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1

GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1

(W) Matt Maguire, Matt Miner (A/CA) Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal’s most shocking and blasphemous band of intergalactic blood spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of GWAR: Orgasmageddon! Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts – antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality. Co-written by GWAR themselves and Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), GWAR: Orgasmageddon is a love letter to comics, grindhouse movies, and heavy metal – sure to appeal to the most die-hard fan and the comics fanboy/fangirl intrigued by the prospect of social awareness drowned in geysers of blood and alien goo.

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