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Scout Comics Tracker Collectibles Toy Line Launches Today on Kickstarter!!!

Scout Comics and Tracker Collectibles, a new action figure/collectible toy company headed by Peter Goral, have launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a brand new, 3 3/34 action figure of both Phantom Starkiller and Julius Black from The Electric Black.

Goral (also known as Killer Bootlegs) has been at the forefront of the handmade action figure movement for years and has inspired countless others to follow in his footsteps. His figures and art are highly sought after by collectors and have been in galleries all over the world. Phantom Starkiller and Julius Black are the first of many figures planned for Tracker.

Tracker’s initial launch will be of two exclusive, limited edition action figures and their Glow In The Dark counterparts which will be exclusive to this campaign.

An exclusive Action Figure covers of Phantom Starkiller #1 and and The Electric Black #1 will also be available. 

Two additional figures will be released if certain goals are attained. The campaign will conclude on New Year’s Day.  

A Cross Between Tales From The Crypt & Needful Things. The Electric Black Title Box is now available!

The Electric Black is a cursed antique shop, appearing in any time or space, soliciting customers it hungers to corrupt or devour. The mysterious Julius Black is the store’s demonic proprietor and narrator. He, along with his psychopathic employees, regularly manipulates patrons for their own devious purposes. The poor souls that enter never leave without something. Dare you step within its sinister halls?

The Electric Black is by writer/artists Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall.

Each deluxe title box will contain a complete set of comics! There’s a mystery element in each box offering that includes rare variants and out of print covers. Along with the set of single issues you will also get a digital download/collectible card of each series in Scout’s new COMIC TAG format! These limited edition collectibles look just like a mini comic book with a collectible card attached!

The set includes The Electric Black #1-4, The Electric Black Presents #1-3 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel of issues 1-4. LIMITED TO 200 BOXES! Each box is available for $49.99 and available to order now.

The Electric Black is Going From Comic to Adult Cartoon TV Series

Scout Comics & Entertainment Holdings Inc. has announced that The Electric Black, created, written, and illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall, is in development as a horror cartoon with producers Mike Griffin, Paul Young (Make Good Content), and James Fino from Starburns Industries Inc. 

The Electric Black is a cursed antique shop, appearing in any time or space, soliciting customers it hungers to corrupt or devour. The mysterious Julius Black is the store’s demonic proprietor. He, along with his psychopathic employees, regularly manipulate patrons for their own devious purposes. Inside this eerie emporium, all of the forbidden objects have secrets to unlock.  The poor souls that enter never leave without something. Its dark light will shine on macabre mysteries, grisly murders, and other frightful occurrences.

The Electric Black

Scout Comics Reveals More Info About Black Caravan, the New Horror Imprint

In February 2020, Scout Comics announced six new imprints. Black Caravan was one of them whose focus is to “explore the darker side of creator-owned comics, high-end art books, and collectibles. The horror imprint’s co-Publishers are Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall.

Now, we’ve got the first six new titles which will debut later this year.


BIGFOOT! El CHUPACABRA! The MOTHMAN! GHOSTS! The world may be growing smaller every day, but there are dark and terrible things still out there in the woods, shadowy corners full of mystery and dread. Who else are you going to send out to investigate?  —- The Perhapanauts! by creators Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau.



Whispers of his return paralyze all in fear – Phantom Starkiller, the Cosmic Ghoul Warrior will unleash his inner darkness to carry out his master’s wishes, all while plotting his revenge; for he cannot stop his interstellar rampage until The Curse of the Cryptocrystalline Stone has been broken! An exciting new psychedelic space odyssey based on the wildly popular toy line by Killer Bootlegs, and Super7! Written by Killer Bootlegs featuring artwork from Joseph Schmalke.



Before the Electric Black there was a traveling carnival of wonders, the Black Caravan. People flocked to its showed exhibitions to behold the weird inhabitants, as well as the forbidden, dark goods. All is not what it seems and what we think of as good and evil are brought into question. Written and illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall.



A collection of three stories set in the world that Lovecraft created, whilst referencing the writer’s most popular works. The collection also features a whole host of bonus artwork from a wide array of artists all keen to share their love for the things that should not be. Created and written by Kiyarn Taghan, artwork by Christian DiBari, and Colors by Simon Gough.



A group of teenagers, all adopted, begin to discover they have dark and terrible powers, connected to the psychological distress and torture they endured in their early childhood. Written by Massimo Rosi, artwork by Lodovica Caregatti.



From the Chilling Pages of The Electric Black comes a new horror anthology series, centered on four of its most insidious characters. Brace your souls for these tales of cosmic horror, revenge, murder, and mayhem. Written by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall. Featuring the artistic talents of Paul Pelletier, Walter Ostlie, Christian DiBari, and Karl Moline.


Don Handfield Joins Scout Comics as They Expand with Six New Imprints

Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. has announced that it’s expanding its operations in 2020. Producer and writer Don Handfield has joined Scout as a partner, co-owner, and board member. He will also serve as Chief Media Officer, helping the company further expand into new media, film, and television. Additionally, Scout is launching six new specialty imprints as it seeks to bolster its presence in the direct comic market as well as diving full force into the brick & mortar bookstore and e-retailer markets.

Handfield is the co-creator and Executive Producer of History Channel’s drama series Knightfall, one of the top cable drama launches of 2017. He also produced The Founder starring Michael Keaton. Handfield’s first comic series The Rift, was picked up by Steven Spielberg and Amblin; and his second series The Mall, published by Scout, was picked up by Ivan Reitman. Handfield is also behind The Source from Scout, and The Dark Age at Red 5 Comics, which was optioned by Armory Films (Mudbound, Peanut Butter Falcon). On the film side, Handfield is currently producing along with Marc Platt (LA LA LAND) the adaptation of Switched On, the critically-acclaimed book from John Elder Robison at Focus Features with Emma Frost (The White Queen) adapting. Handfield is also producing the US-remake of top grossing Vietnamese horror film Housemaid alongside CJ Entertainment from a script that was adapted for the US market by Academy-Award winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher.  

The six new Scout imprints include:


Outsider Comics began as a physical retail space in Seattle, committed to showing that comics are for everyone. Run by Jill Taplin, the Outsider imprint will focus on celebrating creators and stories that are underrepresented in sequential storytelling today.

We’re excited to play a part in sharing these perspectives and helping to make comics more inclusive

-Jill Taplin


Black Caravan will explore the darker side of creator-owned comics, high end art books, and collectibles. The horror imprint’s co-Publishers, Joseph Schmalke, and Rich Woodall, are both veterans of independent publishing, including their current Scout book THE ELECTRIC BLACK.



Scoot will be Scout’s all ages line that is launching in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day via the $1 Scoot Preview book. This preview will feature multiple Scoot launch titles.



Scout will delve into the young adult space with Lit, graphic novels that will appeal to teens of all interests and backgrounds.



The One-Shot imprint will publish approximately half a dozen self-contained one-shot comics by some of today’s most talented creators each year. At the beginning of each subsequent year, Scout will collect all of these one-shots into a single trade paperback anthology. 


Scout’s Nonstop! imprint caters to readers, collectors and retailers alike. First, a Nonstop! world premiere issue #1 is released to give fans a taste of the story, and then a few months later, the full story is released in full as a trade paperback.

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