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Preview: Mighty Mouse #4

Mighty Mouse #4

writer: Sholly Fisch
artist: Igor Lima
covers: Igor Lima (A), Yale Stewart (B), Igor Lima (RI-B/W), Yale Stewart (RI-B/W)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

It was bad enough when Mighty Mouse got trapped in the real world. But now, Mouseville faces an alien invasion! And the aliens are invading our world too! How can Mighty Mouse and his human friend Joey possibly defend two worlds and save the day?

Preview: Smosh TP

Smosh TP

writer: Michael, McDermott, Yale Stewart, David Atchison
artist: Franco Viglino, Yale Stewart, Jerry Gaylord
cover: Jerry Gaylord
FC • 192 pages • $19.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-6!

SMOSH, the Kings of YouTube Comedy, now bring their wildly popular humor sketches — namely, Super Virgin Squad, Box Man, and That Damn Neighbor — to comics! Behold, the Super Virgin Squad! Gathered together in the V-Cave, this group of unique individuals channel their sexual frustration into superhuman abilities to defend the physically weak, the socially awkward… the geekiest among us! Billy, Paulie, and Stevie’s latest mission? To save one of their moms from the presumably slimy seductions of a website swinger! Beware of That Damn Neighbor! Benny Jean and Cletus just want to drink beer and admire their lawn flamingo, but the weirdo next door will not be ignored! Witness a tale of friendship, fame, and freak accidents as Box Man’s origin springs to life, in crazy detail! Thrill as Box Man and friends try to make sense of his weird twist of fate, attempting to make him the first-ever cardboard hero and, when that fails, settling on celebrity spokesperson. But can a move made in desperation ever go wrong?

Preview: Smosh #6

Smosh #6

writer: David Atchinson, Yale Stewart
artist: Mauro Vargas, Jerry Gaylord, Yale Stewart
covers: Jerry Gaylord (a), Franco Viglino (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Fortune and fame turn ugly when Box Man is forced to choose between money and morality when he’s ordered to endorse boxguns. To use his powers for good instead of evil, Boxman goes on the lam, attempting to get as far away from the weapons as he can. But with no friends, no money, and the most recognizable face in America, how far can a man made of boxes truly get? And how does he stop his sponsor from unleashing boxguns on the world? Will Boxman find the love that eluded him as a human, now that he’s a box? All these questions and more are answered in the Box Man origin finale, aka Smoshverse # 6!

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Preview: Smosh #5

Smosh #5

writer: David Atchinson, Yale Stewart
artist: Mauro Vargas, Yale Stewart
covers: Jerry Gaylord (a), Franco Viglino (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

“Boxmania” blazes across the country as consumers go crazy for Box Man swag! From apparel to toys to games to a BOX MAN MOVIE, audiences can’t get enough of the “Cardboard Kid.” Is all this fame going to his head? As Box Man’s star rises, he grows distressingly distant from his friends. But he can’t see the forest for the trees as he’s gotten the attention of Kate, the only woman attracted to a man made of boxes. Can our hero balance a massive career, friends, and budding love?

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Preview: Smosh #4

Smosh #4

writers: David Atchinson, Yale Stewart
artists: Jerry Gaylord, Yale Stewart
covers: Jerry Gaylord (a), Franco Viglino (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Witness a tale of friendship, fame, and, freak accidents as Youtube sensation Box Man’s origin springs to life, in crazy detail, in Smoshverse no. 4! Thrill as Box Man and friends try to make sense of his weird twist of fate, first attempting to make him the first-ever cardboard hero and, when that fails, settling on celebrity spokesperson. But can a move made in desperation ever go wrong??? It’s a coming of age story like no other, mixing the ageless hard lessons of growing up with Smosh-style comedy of today.

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Preview: Smosh #3

Smosh #3

writer: Michael McDermott, Yale Stewart
artist: Franco Viglino, Yale Stewart
covers: Franco Viglino (a), Jerry Gaylord (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Summer is here! The Super Virgin Squad actively seek to swell their ranks as the team is confronted with their greatest challenge to date. A rival group of super powered, antagonistic teens is wreaking havoc in Smalltown, USA, and only the SVS can restore law and order to their beloved streets. Can they turn their ragtag group of new recruits into the heroes they need to be in time to save their community? When a shocking revelation shakes the entire team and their core values to their very foundation, will there even be a Super Virgin Squad left for them to join? Tune in true believers… same SMOSH time, same SMOSH comic!

With over 9 billion views and 38 million combined subscribers on YouTube, and 31 million social followers, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today.  Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spin-offs and top-selling mobile and gaming apps, with more than two million downloads to date. And, in Summer 2015, the brand released its first feature length film SMOSH: The Movie which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy chart.

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Preview: Smosh #2

Smosh #2

writers: Michael McDermott, Yale Stewart
artists: Franco Viglino, Yale Stewart
covers: Franco Viglino (a), Jerry Gaylord (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

All Amanda Cuddy wanted from this world was a little bit of love, but when she turns to the Super Virgin Squad for an assist, she gets more than she ever bargained for! What is the secret of Payload #9? Who are The Megalomaniacal War Ponies? Where do the affections of Smalltown High’s dreamiest point guard ultimately lie? The answers await in this second issue of the YouTube sensation SMOSH’s inaugural foray into comics, along with this month’s “That Damn Neighbor” back-up feature, entitled “The Pool!”
With over 9 billion views and 38 million combined subscribers on YouTube, and 31 million social followers, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today.  Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spin-offs and top-selling mobile and gaming apps, with more than two million downloads to date. And, in Summer 2015, the brand released its first feature length film SMOSH: The Movie which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy chart.

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Preview: Smosh #1

Smosh #1

writers: Michael Mcdermott, Yale Stewart
artists: Franco Viglino, Yale Stewart
covers: Franco Viglino (a), Yale Stewart (b), Jerry Gaylord “May the Fourth” (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

SMOSH, the Kings of YouTube Comedy, now bring their wildly popular brand of humor to comics! Behold, the Super Virgin Squad! Gathered together in the V-Cave, a converted Cold War-era survivalist bomb shelter and secret suburban headquarters, this group of unique individuals channel their sexual frustration into superhuman abilities to defend the physically weak, the socially awkward… the geekiest among us! Billy, Paulie, and Stevie’s latest mission? To save one of their moms from the presumably slimy seductions of a website swinger! Quick, virgins… to the Chastity Cycle! Also, as a special back-up story, it’s That Damn Neighbor! Benny Jean and Cletus just want to drink beer and admire their lawn flamingo, but the weirdo next door will not be ignored!

With over 9 billion views and 38 million combined subscribers on YouTube, and 31 million social followers, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today.  Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spin-offs and top-selling mobile and gaming apps, with more than two million downloads to date. And, in Summer 2015, the brand released its first feature length film SMOSH: The Movie which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy chart. SMOSH’s Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox also became the first digital stars to be immortalized in wax by the world famous Madame Tussauds.

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Stewart Pulls (Out) a Weiner

It all began when Judge Dread artist Ulises Farinas took JL8 creator Yale Stewart to task for Stewart’s habit of creating pictures around tragedies to raise money. Working in politics, the fact Stewart does this has never phased me, as I see it every day with organizations’ opportunistic nature. As long as the money raised made it to the charities, I tended to not really care. The latest of those had to do with the tragedy in Ferguson.

jl8-ferguson-625x351But quickly, the dust-up escalated (as things tend to do online):

The discussion of Stewart’s fundraising habits quickly shifted to his habit of showing off his own member to women. Stewart has been accused of pulling an Anthony Weiner, sending texts of his privates to women, with some saying these were unsolicited. From there, things escalated more, with Stewart saying his mother was receiving rude/threatening calls, and Farinas also claiming threats.

Stewart then said he was taking time off from his work.

2014-08-19_2312  2014-08-19_2313_001Stewart also deleted his Twitter account in the process.

Numerous individuals that I know claimed Stewart’s habits was an open secret, known in the industry and that there were photos showing both of Stewart’s heads, proving it was him. As expected, numerous online individuals rallied around Stewart, shaming those making claims and generally throwing vitriol their way (cause why believe the victim!?). Then 4Chan came to the rescue, turning up a photo of Stewart in the buff.

With photo evidence, Stewart has made a formal apology, (sort of) admitting to the exhibitionist acts:

Good morning.

As some of you may be aware, there have been some rumors circulating about my personal conduct with women in the comics industry. The accusation is that I’ve sent unsolicited intimate photos of myself to fans, colleagues, or possibly both.

Sexual harassment is incredibly serious business, and I believe anyone who has followed me for any period of time knows that I often speak against it. No one should be subject to such behavior. It’s invasive, disrespectful, and occasionally dangerous.

Have I sent intimate photos of myself to women before? Yes. I’ll absolutely admit to that. As a 26 year-old bachelor with a relatively healthy sex life in the internet age, these things happen. However, every photo sent was in direct response to either a photo received or a specific request.

Or so I thought.

Two years ago, I was engaged in two separate relationships with women whom I was sexually active with. Given the nature of these relationships, my experiences in past relationships, and various dialogues with these women, I thought it had been established within each relationship that intimate or explicit photos were acceptable, possibly even desired.

I GROSSLY misread the situation.

It has been brought to my attention that both of these women were uncomfortable with my behavior, and needless to say, I’m absolutely disgusted with myself. How I could so horribly misinterpret the situation confounds me, but that confusion pales in comparison to the shame of knowing that I did the very thing to these two women that I openly chastise people for on a regular basis. Also, beyond that, that these women felt this way for TWO YEARS without me knowing and attempting to make amends, which is wholly unacceptable in its own right.

I have reached out to both of these women and have made private apologies, but I felt it was my responsibility to make a public one as well. As stated earlier, I believe sexual harassment to be an incredibly serious issue, and while the harassment in question was a terrible and ignorant mistake, it does not change the fact that that’s what this was, and I accept full responsibility.

I strive to treat everyone with respect, as I feel those who know me personally or follow my comics work would attest, and as such I hope that helps frame how sorry I truly am that all of this happened. The best I can do is own up to it, acknowledge that I made an incredible error in judgement, and finally, make sure that I learn from this mistake and never repeat it moving forward.

In addition, if there’s anyone else out there who feels like I’ve made them uncomfortable, on any level, please let me know. Clearly I’ve misread situations before, and I don’t want to go years again thinking nothing’s wrong only to learn I’ve hurt someone.

Finally, I’ll be making a donation of $1000 to RAINN, as they’re an organization at the forefront of both preventing and aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault. Hopefully my small donation will in some way help them in educating even just one person, preventing another situation such as this.

My deepest, sincerest apologies to all.

-Yale

While we don’t have hard evidence contradicting Yale’s statement, we have been told by a few that pics were received even though they were not dating Stewart, and in fact some were in a relationship with other individuals.

While sending pics like this is quite ok in a consenting relationship, doing so unsolicited is wrong, and harassment. Harassment is wrong, period, whether it was Yale sending pics to women, people calling Stewart’s mother, or things directed at Farinas. For each of these incidents that occur, it seems like the industry, and its fanbase, never learn long term lessons.

Hopefully Stewart has learned his lesson, and his positive actions going forward are honest and sincere (and for gods sake man, quit it with the dick pics!). It’s not impossible to move forward after one’s “sexual exploits” become news, just ask Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, or Eliot Spitzer (though Clinton is the one who’s made it to the other side the best).

But for now, Stewart might want to take some time off and think things through. When he returns, a pen name might be a good idea. We suggest Gustavo Stealth.