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It’s Alive! Will Publish Doug Moench’s Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection. Back it on Kickstarter

IDW Publishing’s It’s Alive! imprint has announced plans to publish the first-ever collection of the time-traveling Indy cult comic book hit from the 1980s, Aztec Ace! In support of the project, It’s Alive has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which can be found at:

Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection will be a 500+ page, action-packed, intellectual, time-travel adventure starring a citizen of the original Aztec Empire named Caza (AKA Ace). Traveling between the ancient world and the 23rd century, Ace – along with his pupil Bridget Chronopolis and his navigator, the floating disembodied head of Sigmund Freud – struggles to save his own dimension from time paradoxes created by his enemy, the mysterious Nine-Crocodile.

Aztec Ace was originally created and written by legendary Batman scribe and Moon Knight creator Doug Moench, edited by Cat Yronwode, and illustrated by a host of talented artists including Dan Day, Michael Hernandez, Ron Harris, and Thomas Yeates.

This collection will mark the first time the original issues of Aztec Ace have seen print in any form since their original publication in 1984 by Eclipse Comics. This project also marks It’s Alive! publisher Drew Ford’s return to large-format, all-encompassing collections, such as The Puma Blues by Stephen Murphy and Michael Zulli, and U.S.S. Stevens: The Collected Stories by Sam Glanzman, both Eisner Award nominees. Ford has launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover the costs of development, which include a new foreword, intro, and cover, plus the digital scans and restoration of all 15 original issues.

To help meet the funding goals (and stretch goals), the Kickstarter will be offering exclusive, one-of-a-kind Aztec Ace sketches from some of the top talents in comics today! Superstar artists including Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Jeff Lemire, Michael Avon Oeming, Kelley Jones, Joe Staton, and more have already created Aztec Acesketches, which will become available for purchase at different times during the campaign!

Stretch Goals include a cover gallery of all original 15 covers from the series, a sketch gallery of all the one-of-a-kind Aztec Ace sketches, an Aztec Ace short story written by Doug Moench and illustrated by Tim Sale, and the publication of a never-before-seen 52-page Aztec Acescript by Doug Moench.

The campaign also offers Early Bird Specials on PDFs, books, t-shirts, and even original pages of Aztec Ace art by Dan Day! These Specials will only be available until June 6th!

Heroic Digital Comics Headed to ComiXology

The heroes of Heroic Publishing are headed to the #1 digital comics service. Heroic, the California-based publisher of Flare, Champions, and others has been publishing since 1987 and is best known for their line-up of self-assured, sexy super-heroines. Comixology is the leading distributor of digital comics in the United States, with a significant worldwide presence too. So far, titles including Alter Ego, Champions and Chrissie Claus have been approved for Comixology distribution. More of Heroic’s extensive library will roll out through Comixology in 2014.

The first Heroic comic available, Alter Ego #1 is priced at only 99 cents. Created by legendary writer and editor Roy Thomas, with co-writer Dann Thomas and artist Ron HarrisAlter Ego is the story of teenager Rob Lindsay, who finds a magic mask that transports him to a world where comic book super-heroes of the Golden Age are real. Drawing upon Roy Thomas’ experience a co-founder of comics fandom and as the top writer of characters of the 1940s at Marvel and DC, the landmark series celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2012 with a brand new issue (#5) which paid homage to the crime comics of the 1950s.

First Star Trek Newspaper Strips Collected into Hardcover

[Star Trek The Newspaper Strip Vol 1 Image]This October, Star Trek fans will join the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before… in daily adventures collected in Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1.

Published in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Star Trek comic strip debuted on December 2, 1979, and ran in newspapers across the country for four years. This volume presents ten complete story arcs, first helmed by writer and illustrator Thomas Warkentin, before being taken up by writer Sharman DiVono and artist Ron Harris.

These rare and hard-to-find strips ran seven days a week, and picked up after the events of the first Star Trek film. Daily strips were printed in black and white, while the Sundays were provided in color. For Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1, all strips have been lovingly restored by the Library of American Comics. Star Trek expert Rich Handley provides an in-depth introduction, giving a history of the strip.

Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will be presented in an 8.5” x 11” hardcover book priced at $49.99.

STAR TREK: THE NEWSPAPER STRIPS, VOL. 1 ($49.99, 264 pages, partial color) will be available in October 2012. Diamond order code: AUG12 0371. ISBN 978-1-61377-494-6.

Heroic Publishing Releases All-New Alter Ego #5

ROY THOMAS, RON HARRIS TEAM UP FOR BRAND-NEW FIFTH ISSUE OF ALTER EGO

After 25 years, legendary comic book writer ROY THOMAS has once again teamed up with artist and co-creator RON HARRIS for a brand-new issue of the ALTER EGO comic book.

This brand-new fifth issue of ALTER EGO continues the adventures of teenager Rob Lindsay, a young hero who battles evil by donning a mystic mask that transports him into a world where comic book characters are real.

The ALTER EGO comic book was originally published in 1986 as a four-part mini-series, in which Alter Ego and members of the superheroic “Limbo Legion,” based on classic heroes from the golden age of comics, did battle against the sinister Crimson Claw. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of that original series, Roy Thomas and Ron Harris, together with Heroic’s publisher, Dennis Mallonee, have produced an all-new fifth issue, in which Alter Ego travels into the world of crime comics from the late 1940s in order to do battle with a new incarnation of evil who styles himself “Brother Crime.”

Copies of this special issue of ALTER EGO are not being distributed through normal comic book distribution channels. ALTER EGO #5 is available only through select retailers, and by special order from the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicpub.com.

Comic book retailers interested in carrying this and other popular Heroic Publishing titles such as Flare, Champions, and Liberty Girl should contact Heroic Publishing directly, and register online for a retail account with the Heroic Distribution comic book service.

For more information on Heroic Publishing comic book titles, visit the Heroic Publishing website at www.heroicpub.com