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Preview: Snap Flash Hustle #1

Snap Flash Hustle #1

Written by: Pat Shand
Illustrated by: Emily Pearson
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover A by: Emily Pearson
Cover B by: Lisa Sterle
Cover C by: Jenn St-Onge
$3.99 | full color | mature

Haley Mori, a downtrodden alternative-model, happens upon a secret society of elite models in NYC that are using their platforms to sell narcotics. Seeing a possible escape from a lifetime of crushing debt, Haley becomes involved and works her way up the ranks, making new alliances and enemies alike while getting a taste of a power she never knew she craved.

In this new stylish crime thriller from writer Pat Shand (Breathless) and artist Emily Pearson (The Wilds), nothing is as it seems.

Review: Destiny, NY Vol. 2

The show The Magicians is one of the few shows on television which gives the world a whole new view of their surroundings. I wasn’t sure how the books would turn out but I was more than interested in finding out. The books came to be known as the “Magicians Trilogy” and was more than anyone including me ever expected. They took a more mature look at magic. Basically if Hogwarts was a college and everyone was having sex, much like how it happened in the fan fiction that followed the genre. The television series for the most part is pretty faithful, and more than carries the spirit of the source material. I just wished both iterations were more representative of the world. Destiny, NY also plays with the concept that magic is a real and accepted part of life taking place in New York City. In the second volume the reader finds more about the protagonists as well as the other characters.

We find Logan in the midst of a fever pitched dream where the death of Song still haunts her, where she wakes up next to Lilith, and find the happy couple living together for the last three months. Meanwhile. at Destiny University, we find the school is under investigation, by the Mystical Code Enforcement Agency, who are looking into the inner workings of the school, and what lead to the false prophecy in the first place, as the principal, Karen Davids, tries her best to be diplomatic. In the most improbable of times, Logan’s parents visit her and Lilith to see a woman who is quite different from the young lady they raised.  We also find Gia, not trusting her skills as a seer as she tries to find her way, while getting in trouble at school. We also find Joe having a meltdown of his own which is compounded by the fact, that there are masked men trying to neutralize students with exceptional magical abilities. As all our protagonists are being outed by someone, as Lilith suspects Arvid, Song’s assistant to be behind the doxing. Meanwhile, Logan’s ex, Bailey, is being managed by Arvid, who has plans in the works, hoping to take his revenge in the name of Lilith’s sister, Song. Arvid makes his move, kidnapping Logan in a desperate attempt to connect to Song, but Lilith comes to the rescue.

On top of that, the collection features numerous short stories set in this world.

Overall, an engrossing book that you will both love and be lost in for hours. The stories by the creative team are fast paced, engaging and action packed. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a stimulating chapter in this series that charms, enthralls, and shocks you at the most unexpected moments.

Story: Pat Shand, Erica Schultz, Natasha Alterici, Emily Ree, Brian Cogan, Amy Shand
Art: Rosi Kampe, Jim Campbell, Manuel Preitano, Megan Levens, Natasha Alterici, Emily Ree, Claudia Aguirre, Eve Mae, Lisa Sterle , Katie Kuffel
Editor: Shannon Lee
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Breathless #4

BREATHLESS #4

Written by: Pat Shand
Illustrated by: Renzo Rodriguez
Colored by: Mara Jayne Carpenter
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
$3.99 | full color | mature
IN STORES 9/5

The final issue of the healthcare horror epic is here! What if you could face the humans behind the companies that profit off of your suffering? Scout Turner has been on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals, knowing that the second she stops running… she dies. Now, at the end of the road, Scout takes the fight to them.

Writer Pat Shand Joins Josh Blaylock for the Return of Mercy Sparx

This Winter will see the release of Mercy Sparx #13, the long awaited return of the ongoing series, and follow-up to the companion miniseries Mercy Sparx: Year One. Joining creator Josh Blaylock is new co-writer Pat Shand, co-creator of the latest Devil’s Due Comics hit horror title, Little Girl.

Blaylock and Shand will bring to a close the epic story of Mercy’s final showdown with her mother, Faustia. A plot that was carefully teased and unveiled by Blaylock over the last several years.

Stay tuned for an announcement on the series artists and specifics on the schedule in weeks to come.

The series will return through a combination of limited, internationally released exclusive retailer editions, Kickstarters, and standard Diamond release throughout North America.

Art by Karl Moline

Art by Karl Moline

Preview: Adventure Time Comics Vol. 5 SC

Adventure Time Comics Vol. 5 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Michael Moreci, Pat Shand, Derek Laufman, Jeffery Brown, Scott Nickel, Steve Foxe, Ryan Cady, Daniela Vicoso, Patrick McEown, Nick Cron-De Vico, Marumiya, Chase Van Weerdhuizen, James Asmus, Jason Cooper, Emei Burrell
Artists: Christopher Mitten, Spencer Amundson, Derek Laufman, Jeffrey Brown, Walter Pax, Meg Omac, Jorge Monlongo, Patrick McEown, Alexandra Beguez, Marumiya, Reimena Yee, Cristina Rose Chua, Jenna Ayoub, Emei Burrell
Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Price: $14.99

Don’t miss out on this fun collection of stories based off of Cartoon Network’s hit show ADVENTURE TIME, featuring work by Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Michael Moreci (Superman), Christopher Mitten (American Vampire) and many more! Collects issues #17-20.

Preview: Breathless #2

Breathless #2

Written by: Pat Shand
Illustrated by: Renzo Rodriguez
Colors by: Mara Jayne Carpenter
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
$3.99 | full color | mature

The healthcare horror story continues with a medical massacre, an old (and yet still adorable) dog, an old (and not quite adorable) lady, a succubus that loves to eat dogs (uh-oh), and a pair of gal pals on the run from the evil clutches of big pharma. Pat Shand and Renzo Rodriguez take the energy up to a new level when underpaid cryptozoologist Scout Turner, armed with the cure for asthma that she pulled out of the ribcage of a monster, takes aim at the corporations that have turned her pain into a commodity. Also, there are donuts.

Devil’s Due Entertainment Becomes Devil’s Due Comics, Launching Two New Titles and Focusing on Creator-Owned

This Summer Devil’s Due Entertainment’s titles will be getting a facelift as the brand changes its name to Devil’s Due Comics. A shift happening to reflect its new Publishing Platform for creator-owned titles.

The first two titles to be released under Devil’s Due Comics are horror title Little Girl (a 4-issue miniseries debuting in July) by writer Pat Shand and artist Olivia Pelaez, and video game homage Final Street (special launch issue dropping in June) by writer Scott Schmidt and artist Brian Atkins.

While most of the changes will remain invisible to the general public, other than a new logo, the company is focusing on alternative deal structures that appeal to what it sees as a growing culture of self-sufficient creators controlling their own properties through social media engagement and comicon weekend “road warrior” promotion. The new platform offers simpler royalty structures for store sales and even flexible one-year contracts. Creators will be allowed a more hands-on, DIY approach to their books, using a web interface developed by Devil’s Due founder Josh Blaylock, which is all part of what he sees as a need in the indie market.

As for its previously existing titles, everything remains as it has been, with creators possibly shifting their publishing arrangements over to the new platform on a case by case basis.

Devil’s Due Comics will continue to be released through comic shops via Diamond under the umbrella label Devil’s Due / 1First Comics.

The company is not accepting open solicitations from the public at this time, and is prepping more titles to be announced later in 2018.

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments Explores Illness, Both Mental and Physical

Launched on Kickstarter, CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments is a new comic anthology that explores illness, both mental and physical. The full color graphic novel features over 200 pages and 40 stories.

The graphic novel covers a wide range of topics from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, what it takes to care for a sick person to the stigma of chronic illness.

The creative line-up is impressive:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

You can get a digital copy for as low as $12 and items range from your name in the back of the book to comissions.

The project is looking to raise $25,000 and ends on March 4th.

Check out some art from the graphic novel below.

Preview: Adventure Time Comics #17

Adventure Time Comics #17

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jeffrey Brown, Michael Moreci, Pat Shand, Derek Laufman
Artists: Jeffrey Brown, Christopher Mitten, Spencer Amundson, Derek Laufman
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni, Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Warren Montgomery, Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Cole Closser
Subscription Cover: Benjamin Marra
Variant Cover: Christopher Mitten

Birthdays are celebrated, Marceline gets lumpy, and an underground city is revealed!

Quickstarter Round-up: Four Comics Campaigns to Back This Week

Welcome to this week’s Quickstarter Roundup, a shortlist of currently-running comics crowdfunding campaigns that are worth your time and money. If you have tips about current or upcoming comics crowdfunding projects, you can reach out at quickstarter at ckstewart dot com.

On to this week’s round-up.

Ladies’ Night Anthology Volume 5: Sisters

The Ladies’ Night Anthology returns for an anthology featuring ten brand new stories about the sisters your born with and the sisters you find throughout your life. At $4 for a PDF and $10 for a PDF and physical copy, plus shipping, this is an incredibly affordable project. The $20 tier is the best deal, featuring both versions of the book and two incredibly adorable exclusive enamel pins. With four previous anthologies under their belt, the Ladies’ Night series are a reliable anthology publisher and Kickstarter project manager. The LNA team is not offering previous anthology as add-on rewards this go-round, but their previous books are all available for $10 in their on-line store. This project is already at $4,000 of their $8,500 goal and ends on October 4.

Finding Dee #2: Taking On Me – A Webcomic Compilation 

Credit: Dee Fish

Illustrator Dee Fish is funding a collected version of her autobio webcomic, and for $10 you can net PDF versions of both the first and second volumes. As someone for whom the trade paperback is the ideal form of comic consumption, I’m a sucker for a webcomic compilation, and Finding Dee is a heartfelt and funny exploration of Fish’s day-to-day life. Per the Kickstarter, the content for this volume is already 50% complete, making this a relatively low-risk project to back. This project ends on September 24.

The Foxglove Wood by Katie Whittle

This is a very small independent project from Frisson Comics’ Katie Whittle, featuring a short horror comic in what Whittle says is an experimental style for her. The art and unusual style are eye-catching enough to make it worth its $5 PDF price. A glance at other projects Whittle and Frisson Comics created suggest some delivery delays for physical rewards in previous campaigns, but there don’t seem to be any major complaints. The Foxglove Wood is already a complete project available for free through the Frisson Comics website. If you like it, it’s finished, and should find its way to your hands quickly barring any printing hiccups. If you’re not sure you want to take the risk, then read it at Frisson, and consider dropping the Kickstarter a dollar or two in thanks if you enjoy it. This project ends on September, 22.

DESTINY, NY: Volume 2

Writer Pat Shand is back with a new volume of DESTINY, NY, the tale of a retired magical girl who’s making the transition from the monsters to making rent. With 14 days to go, DESTINY, NY has already hit its $20,000 goal, and is currently shooting to hit a $25,000 stretch goal for a comic by Vita Ayala (DC, Black Mask) and Fabian Lelay (Black Mask). Shand seems to be a reliable Kickstarter manager and Ayala and Lelay will undoubtedly make a great team, so if you’ve been holding out on backing Volume 2, it’s a safe bet and a worthy stretch goal. $20 will net you PDF copies of both volumes to be delivered by April 2018. This project wraps on September, 28.

Following Up
A quick check-in on projects from previous Quickstarter updates …

MINE! A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood: This anthology is fully-funded and sitting at roughly $55,000 with two days to go. A hardcover edition of the book will be added at $60,000, and a Spanish language translation at $75,000. This campaign ends on September 15.

The Sun and the Wayward Wind: Unfortunately this campaign didn’t hit its goal, but an update post suggests the Dandelion Wine Collective may relaunch it at a later date. If they do, I’ll keep you posted.

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love: A Comics Anthology: This campaign hit its goal and deadlines have already been set for creators to deliver their contributions, and Quickstarter will keep you up to speed on any future opportunities to purchase the anthology once its Kickstarter obligations have been fulfilled.

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