Tag Archives: tom whalen

Preview: Amerikarate #8

AMERIKARATE #8

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover A – Regular Cover (unlimited): Devin Roth
Cover B – The Running Sam variant (limited to 1500): Tom Whalen
Cover C – Movie Poster Variant (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – Wolvarate Variant (limited to 1500): Dave Perillo
Cover E – April O’Neil Cosplay Cover Variant (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

The karate-packed kick-you-in-the-back conclusion of the USActionForce storyline is finally HERE! It’s a dizzying gauntlet of terror as Sam and Cyn are captured and thrust into a deadly maze of freakish villains, each more hideous than the last! And what awaits them if they win? Their most dangerous enemy yet—SAM’S FAMILY! Join us for thrills, chills, and robotic kills this month because IT’S TIME TO START RUNNING!

Preview: Amerikarate #7

AMERIKARATE #7

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (Cover A), Bill McKay (Cover B), Tom Whalen (Cover C), April O’Neil (Cover D)
Cover A – Regular Cover (unlimited): Devin Roth
Cover B – Movie Poster Variant (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover C – RoboSam Variant (limited to 1500): Tom Whalen
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Variant (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Roll over, RoboChump, there’s a NEW cyborg in town! Cynthia and Sam finally confront the mastermind behind the cybertheft crime wave that has left the city’s knees shaking in its city-boots —but the shocking revelation of who it is shocks their karate-socks off! It’s robo-kills versus karate-skills the most action-packed issue of the comic book that critics are calling “the most action-packed yet!”

Mondo’s Spider-Verse Poster by DKNG is On Sale for 72 Hours

Spider-Man is one of the greats. Period. The character debuted in 1962 and is as popular now as he’s ever been – if not more. With such a storied history, Mondo has long been wanting to do a “history of” type poster for the many various Spider-people over the course of Spidey’s 55 year history.

In 2014, Marvel published an event called “Spider-Verse” that featured every Spider- character ever. In celebration, Mondo wanted to do their own take so they enlisted the magicians at DKNG to design a Spider-Verse poster that includes upwards of 70 different incarnations of the ol’ web head from alternate Peter Parker’s (and Porker’s) to other iconic characters who also donned spider powers of their own.

These posters are available right now as a 72 hour timed edition.

In addition to these posters, Mondo also has 4 new pin designs as part of their Tom Whalen Marvel pin series including Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), a “Spidey” Sense pin as well as the classic 1960s suit.

Spider-Verse by DKNG. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Available Thursday (3/23) at 10AM CST through Sunday (3/26) at 10AM CST. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Expected to ship in 8-10 weeks. $50

Spider-Verse (Variant) by DKNG24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Available Thursday (3/23) at 10AM CST through Sunday (3/26) at 10AM CST. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Expected to ship in 8-10 weeks. $50

Spider-Man (1960s) Enamel Pin. Designed by Tom Whalen and inspired by Steve Ditko’s iconic illustration of the character from his creation and throughout the 1960s. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales) Enamel Pin. Designed by Tom Whalen and inspired by Miles Morales’ Ultimate Spider-Man costume. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Spider-Gwen Enamel Pin. Designed by Tom Whalen and inspired by Gwen Stacy’s appearance as Spider-Gwen in the Marvel Spider-Verse. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Spidey Sense Enamel PinDesigned by Tom Whalen and inspired by the illustration of Peter Parker’s Spidey Sense tingling in the Marvel comics. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Spider-Verse 4-Pin Set. Includes Spider-Man (1960s), Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen & Spidey Sense Enamel Pins. Designed by Tom Whalen. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $35

What If? Infinity Re-Writes Marvel History This October!

If you thought Marvel‘s Infinity event turned the Marvel Universe on its head, you won’t believe what could have happened! Those questions and more will be answered in What If? Infinity – a brand-new 5-issue limited series coming in October! Writer Joshua Williamson and an assembly of today’s hottest artists – Mike Henderson, Riley Rossmo, Mike Norton, Jason Copland, Goran Suduzka show you just how 2013’s Infinity event could have gone down!

Each issue of What If? Infinity explores a twisted take on the Marvel Universe where the Builder War had gone differently. What if Thanos had joined the Avengers to battle back the invading Builders? What if the Avengers lost the war, leaving the Earth vulnerable? What if Norman Osborn gained control of the Infinity Gauntlet, ushering in a new Dark Reign?

Was Infinity truly the Avengers darkest hour?

WHAT IF? INFINITY – THANOS #1
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by MIKE HENDERSON
Cover by TOM WHALEN
Variant Cover by KRIS ANKA
On Sale October 2015!

 

WHAT IF? INFINITY – INHUMANS #1
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
On Sale October 2015!

 

WHAT IF? INFINITY – AVENGERS #1
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover by MATT FERGUSON
On Sale October 2015!

 

WHAT IF? INFINITY – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by JASON COPLAND
Cover by DAVE RAPOZA
On Sale October 2015!

 

WHAT IF? INFINITY – DARK REIGN #1
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by JAMES FLAMES
On Sale October 2015!

‘Return of the Dapper Men’ Pin-up Artists Revealed

Official Press Release

ALL-STAR ARTISTS GO ‘DAPPER’

‘RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN’ TO FEATURE AN ALL-STAR PIN-UP GALLERY

Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2010) – As the buzz for the upcoming Archaia original graphic novel RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN continues to grow, so does the roster of Dapper men and women who are contributing to the book Examiner.com has called “groundbreaking” and iFanboy.com says is “shaping up to be the ‘it-book’ of New York Comic Con.”

In addition to award-winning designer Todd Klein providing the cover and interior design work, an incredible array of artists have put on their best bowler hats and pinstripes to create a remarkable gallery of pin-ups that will be appearing in the book. From some of today’s hottest comic book and graphic artists comes a variety of takes on the incredible world and characters of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN (hardcover, full color, 128 pages, 9.5” x 11”, $24.95), created from the minds of Jim McCann (Hawkeye & Mockingbird) and acclaimed visual artist Janet Lee.

The full list of contributors to the 12 pin-ups featured in the book is as follows:

Adrian Alphona and Christina Strain
Joyce Chin
John Tyler Christopher
http://www.johntylerchristopher.com/
Katie Cookhttp://katiecandraw.typepad.com/
Colleen Cooverhttp://www.colleencoover.net/
David Mackhttp://www.davidmack.net/
Dave Perillohttp://montygog.blogspot.com/
Mike Perkinshttp://www.mikeperkinsart.com/
Evan Shanerhttp://www.evanshaner.com/
Mark Smyliehttp://www.archaia.com/blog/titles/artesia
Tom Whalenhttp://strongstufftom.blogspot.com/
Skottie Younghttp://www.skottieyoung.com/

“The fact that this many people wanted to and agreed to provide their own vision of a world that has existed for so long only in our minds was mind-blowing,” says the book’s author, Jim McCann. “The sheer volume of talent and the spectrum of the way each artist approached the work has been overwhelming and exciting to watch.”

Here is what some of the all-star contributors had to say about their experience, the art and the story of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN:

Return of the Dapper Men has a fun, unique story mixed with fairy tale-like artwork that makes this a graphic novel unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s a treat for the reader and sure to be a book that you keep coming back to for another read!” – Katie Cook (Fraggle Rock)

“Jim McCann has let his imagination run free with Return of the Dapper Men and it’s turned into a soaring, joyful parkour of a run. Ably abetted by the absolutely wonderful illustrations by Janet Lee, this book is a remarkable achievement.” – Mike Perkins (The Stand)

“I’m just happy Jim let me draw his characters! I was instantly in love with Janet’s art and designs to begin with. And Jim’s concept alone is just inspiring!” – Adrian Alphona (Runaways)

“After I agreed to contribute a pinup for Return of the Dapper Men, I was given a rather large folder of wordless comic pages to peruse and see what caught my eye. While all of Janet’s character designs would have been fun to interpret, the clockwork angel called out the loudest. A blend of robot and human forms with Victorian sensibilities (holding roman numerals—perfect design elements!), I couldn’t resist taking a stab at envisioning her in my style. I hope I did Janet and Jim proud!” – Tom Whalen (Illustrator, WIRED)

“I was super excited to do a pin-up for the book; such a beautiful story and art. I found a lot of Magritte-esque inspiration from it, so I really tried to incorporate that into my design.” – Dave Perillo (Illustrator, Disney TV Animation)

“I really fell in love with Zoe. Janet’s design was so cute and innocent, I wanted to explore the character in my style and see where I could take her. One of the things I greatly appreciated about the script was the thought put into every aspect. From the names, to philosophical concepts, to certain elements of numerology, I totally dug the subtle nature of everything. I wanted to incorporate this ideology into the piece. I’d can’t wait to read this with my daughter.” – John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade)

A visual tour de force, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is the debut graphic novel from the minds of award-winning writer Jim McCann (Hawkeye & Mockingbird) and critically acclaimed gallery artist Janet Lee. A modern twist on classic fairy tales, this is a story about growing up, childhood fears and examining the origins of a world and the things that inhabit it. The incredible decoupage art style combines steampunk fantasy and science fiction with Art Nouveau for a truly unique and groundbreaking book, all sharply dressed in a pinstripe suit and a dapper bowler hat. RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN will have a limited number of copies available at New York Comic Con, October 8-10 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and will be available wherever books are sold in November. To pre-order a copy, use ISBN code 978-1932386905.

About Archaia

Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. Archaia is: Artesia, Awakening, Beautiful Scars, Berona’s War, The Black Knight, Critical Millennium, Cyclops, The Dark Crystal, Dark Fall, Days Missing, The Devil’s Handshake, An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, The Engineer, Everlast, Feeding Ground, Fraggle Rock, God Machine, The Grave Doug Freshley, Gunnerkrigg Court, Hybrid Bastards!, Inanna’s Tears, Johnny Recon, The Killer, Killing Pickman, Labyrinth, The Lone and Level Sands, Lucid, Miranda Mercury, Moon Lake, Mouse Guard, Mr. Murder Is Dead, Okko, One in a Million, Primordia, Return of the Dapper Men, Robotika, Saga, The Secret History, Some New Kind of Slaughter, Starkweather: Immortal, Syndrome, A Tale of Sand, Titanium Rain, Trial By Fire, and Tumor.

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/archaiacomics) and Twitter (twitter.com/archaiacomics).

Adrian Alphona Christina Strain Dapper Read more