Category: Comic & Graphic Novels (page 1 of 19)

Skies of Fire: Book I

Kickstarter for a Dieselpunk Airship Story of Loyalty and Revenge!

Hello, El Moochadores! Right now there is a Kickstarter for Skies of Fire: Book 1 and since this is a fantastic diesel punk indie comic I’ve posted about in the past, I thought I would give there first graphic novel a quick shout out here on the Moo to see if we can’t get ’em a bit more support. This new hardback, cloth bound volume will contain the 1st four issues of the series created by Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou, with art by Pablo Peppino and Bryan Valenza. Here’s the synopsis:

Skies of Fire takes place in the Aquilan Empire, a kingdom where airship travel has become the dominant means of transportation, commerce, and war. In the center of the Empire lies a monstrous, never-ending storm called The Expanse.

In Issue One, the raider Delmonte orchestrates a surprise attack on the key trade outpost, Port Prince. His actions prompt Royal Guard Captain Helen Pierce to volunteer for an expedition to bring him to justice.

As of this post the Kickstarter is a total success, and Skies of Fire: Book 1 has a wopping $32,000.00 in funding, over a $10,000.00 goal! Way to kickass, indie comics! However; there are still 19 days left to contribute and get in on some cool rewards special to the KS campaign! So, go donate! Unfortunately, I don’t have any sample pages to post, so check out the KS promo video below, along with a few sample pieces of art from the book. Check ’em out and go help out a really cool book about diesel fueled fighting airships!

Cheers!


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Atomic Moo’s Con Gets!

Some of the Cool Stuff We Grabbed at SDCC 2018!

Every year that Chud and I can go to San Diego Comic Con we come back with some pretty cool stuff. In years past we’ve picked up some pretty cool Con-Exclusive items, and interesting collectibles, but I’ve never mentioned this stuff on Atomic Moo before. So, today I wanted to take a little time to post about the stuff we accumulated in four days at Comic Con. Unfortunately, this year we did not have a chance to get any exclusive items. We had a bad combination of being both broke and unable to get in any lines. Which is so important to collecting at a convention this big. Know your lines, know where to get tickets for those lines, and be willing to wait a long time in those lines. I don’t have that sort of patients anymore, so no exclusives for me. However; that doesn’t mean I didn’t get some cool stuff and good deals. Let’s take a look…

Art Books From The Warhead Booth

Although I think Comic Cons small press, and artist alley, areas need to be expanded; what is there is a really good collection of off the wall art, indie comics, and past Moocast guest like Warhead author Katrina E. Kunstmann! We came across Kat’s booth and picked up a couple of art books, which (I could be wrong) I think she was selling two for $5.00. Groovy weird.

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Metalshark Bro!

A New Comic Book About Mutant Sharks, Demons, and Heavy Metal. Keen.

Okay, El Moochadores, I’ve got another Kickstarter project for a comic book that looks bad ass. Metalshark Bro is a “classic shark meets demon, demon transforms shark into a sharkman, shark vows vengeance on demon story.” Fuck’n cool. C’mon, we’re Atomic Moo. We dig any story that mixes animals, comics, and maybe some heavy metal. Here’s a proper synopsis:

It’s about a normal shark who is cursed by a demon to walk on land as a man. The shark doesn’t dig this at all, he wants his fins and his ocean back. The demon makes a deal with the shark. If the shark collects rogue souls, the demon will reverse the curse. Of course the demon is a big fat liar head and refuses to fulfill his promise to the shark.

The shark vows revenge and becomes Metalshark Bro! Then things get weird…weirder. Metalshark Bro! has to face all kinds of strange, fantastical monsters on his road to vengeance.

Written by Bob Frantz and Kevin Cuffe, with art by Walter Ostile (Shiver Bureau) the finished book (according to the KS page) will be over 100 color pages of sex, violence, cursing, and sex. Please back this project.

Below I posted the KS promo video along with a smattering of sample art from the comic. Check it out. As of this post there are 22 days left to help contribute, and we highly recommend that you do.

Cheers!

The Get-Go’s Action Hour

A Kickstarter for a New Album by Paul Melancon

Hello again, El Moochadores! I actually tried writing this post a few days ago, but life stuff got in the way. Anyways, not only has it been a long time since I did a Moo-post, but it has been an especially long time that I’ve posted anything related to geeky music. Then I got an e-mail from Paul Melancon along with a link to a Youtube video to one of his songs, and I thought “cool, I can get behind this.”

The goal is to fundThe Get-Go’s Action Hour, and when (already!) funded the album will feature “power-pop album about choosing creation over cynicism, made by Paul Melancon and an animated band”. According to the KS page the album will feature original songs and cover art by Meloncon and… it’s already funded! However you can still pitch in and help the project hit all of its stretch goals. Check out the KS promo video below along with the single posted on the youtube.

Cheers!

Stan Lee’s – How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way

Full Length Video on the Youtube!

Hey El Moochadores! How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way was very literally the first art book I ever bought. I got my first copy when I was twelve years old, and I loved it. Then in the eighth grade, our art teacher showed us this cheese – yet somehow awesome- video that is based on the book. And now it’s on youtube! Well, for now. The whole video (from 1986 by New World Video) is only about an hour and features a young (virile) Stan Lee, along with comic pro John Buscema demonstrating some comic book creating basics. Check it out and if you’re interested in a copy of How to Draw Comics the Marvel way you can still find it on Amazon, or I think it may still be in print in bookstores (like the Barnes and Nobles), but I think it is called Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics, which is kind of weird since Stan Lee never drew comics… eh.

Enjoy.

Five From Beyond!

New Comic Project from Kyle Roberts!

Hello again, El Moochadores! Kyle Roberts is one of our favorite indie comic creators, and he has just launched (and successfully funded in less than 2 days!) a new comic anthology on Kickstarter!

Five from Beyond is a five part anthology with a healthy mix of horror, suspense, and Sci-Fi, all inspired by comics and television like the Twilight Zone, Eerie, and Tales from the Crypt. The comic was written by Roberts. Illustrated by Illustrated by Rafael Romeo Magat, and Roberts, with colors by Ilaria Fella. According to the Kickstarter page, the book is already “99%” finished, so it should be good to go as the KS campaign raps up. Groovy.

I’ve posted the KS video below, along with some of the available sample pages for the feature stories like Parent/Guardian and the Brokener. Check it all out, then hit the link above to see contributor rewards and show your support to a really cool looking comic.

An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review of…

Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers!

How could I walk into a comic book store and not buy this book? C’mon! Elvis fighting monsters!?! Shut up and take my money!!!

Now out through IDW is a prequel series to the 2002 (Bruce Campbell classic) feature film, Bubba Ho-tep! Written by Joshua Jabcuga, with art by Tadd Galusha, Bubba Ho-tep and the Cosmic-Blood Suckers pits the king of rock against an unknown alien threat! Here’s a proper synopsis:


From the mind of creator Joe R. Lansdale comes a prequel to the cult-classic film! President Nixon has discovered an alien threat, and he knows there’s only one man he can reach out to for help: Elvis Presley. But will Elvis be enough to defeat a horde of Cosmic Blood-Suckers?

I tend to treat any comic book, book, or movie, review like an art review in college, and anybody who has ever been to art school knows how bad it sucks to have your work thrown up on a wall and discussed by 29 other people who don’t share your interests. So, let’s do just that and start with the good then end with the bad.

I thought the art work (both cover and inside) was pretty incredible, and they did a great job of recreating a slightly past prime Elvis. Even characters like Nixon and the Colonel came off great, and the books colorist (Ryan Hill) did a fantastic job. I also really dig that this is much more of an adult comic book, and mostly free of a lot the politically correct bullshit bogging down modern comics. On the downside, I thought the story was a little lacking. It just seemed weird to me the book is called “Bubba Ho-tep”, when that was a specific monster Elvis fought in that one film. I don’t want to rip on the title too much (hell “Bubba Ho-tep” got me to buy the book), but I would have also paid for “Elvis and the Cosmic Blood Suckers” and it would make more sense. I also felt that elements like the bodyguard/narrator could’ve been eliminated, and more focus given to Elvis to create a less convoluted narrative. However, this is only a first issue, and maybe the bodyguards roll expands later. My only other criticism is that the pacing felt weird in the book. That is the story seemed to jump around unnecessarily between scenes, and it felt a bit rushed. Overall though, I’m probably (budget pending) going to pick up an issue #2 and see where this goes!

I was going to post some sample pages below, but if you click this Bubba Ho-Tep link, you can download the first 5 pages of Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers for Free! You can also buy the comic online from there for $3.99, but we hope you go buy it from a local store where it should be available.

Cheers!

CROSSING #2 and #3 Kickstarter

New Campaign to Fund a Paranormal Comic Series

Okay, El Moochadores, recently I got an email from the good folks at Red Stylo Media about their latest Kickstarter for Crossings issues 2 and 3, and it does look pretty cool. Created by Enrica Jang (writer), Alex Cormack (artist>, and Mark Mullaney (logo, color, letters), this paranormal indie comic follows the life of a former train engineer (M.C. Tejada), and the ghost of the girl he ran over (Nina) on his first day on the job. Here’s a proper synopsis:

A rookie train conductor is haunted by the ghost of an annoying goth princess who threw herself in front of his commuter train. She swears her death was a murder made to look like a suicide and she won’t “cross over” and leave him alone until he helps solve her case.

So far the Kickstarter has about a quarter of its funding (as of this post), so now would be the time to jump in and help support a fun independent comic series. I posted sample pages I found on the KS page below from issue #2, and issue #1, to show that both the humor and art in this comic are solid. Click the Kickstarter link above For more information on the comic, its creators, contributor rewards, and stretch goals. Hopefully this book will get funded and be at this years SDCC, I think I’d like to get a copy.

Enjoy!

Issue #2 Preview

Issue #1 Preview

The Foreigner: Book One!

An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review!

I love that new graphic novel smell. Okay, its weird, and yeah a neighbor did catch me taking a hefty sniff of the package left of my a door step last week, but life is short and a new book just has a great smell! Sometimes a man just has to take a moment and savor a good book whiff. Don’t judge. I pay my taxes and open doors for old ladies. If I want to sniff my new books, then I’m a damn well gonna smell the hell out of them!

The delightfully aromatic graphic novel I’m talking about this time, comes to us from writer and artist Kensuke Okabayashi who recently (successfully) funded his new graphic novel, The Foreigner: Book One! This 170 + page, full color, graphic novel isn’t just a fun smell, it’s a good read too! Created, written, and illustrated, by Okabayashi, The Foreigner: Book One is the story of a man named Kaz, who is mysteriously transported to the world of Ravenika when he tried to save his kidnapped wife. Here’s the proper synopsis:

This is a tale about Ravenika, a war-torn world ripped apart by three powerful brother kings and their queens battling for each other’s share of land and riches.

Not one of them would have expected that Kaz, a bewildered human who was mysteriously transported to Ravenika while attempting to save his kidnapped wife, would be the one to forge peace among them. For Kaz in particular, the stakes are high:

Restoring peace to Ravenika is his only way home.

I actually had already read this book when it was still a Kickstarter way back in 2016 (ancient times), but that was a digital version and you can read the review here. Now that I have a physical version, the experience is much better, and not just for the smell! Though… it helps. The book itself highlights Okabayashi’s very clean and bold art style, and his clear sense for design. Though self published, this graphic novel is easily on par with works being put out by Image or IDW, and I love their book designs. Also, as much as I love it when an artist sends a digital copy, physical books are just sooooo much better to read. Maybe I’m a very old nerd, but for me, nothing is better than some alone time with a good physical book.

I don’t want to spoil any of the book, but I did post the first six pages of the graphic novel below. However; the book is now for sale and soft cover copies are only $24.99! So, click this link, and go get your own copy! Support an indie artist! Let’s take the wind out the sails of shit box comic companies like Marvel! Also, keep checking back. The Foreigner: Book Two kickstarter should be out sometime this fall. We’ll let you know how that one smells too.

Enjoy!

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The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade: All Souls’ Day

New Kickstarter form David Lucarelli

Hello again, El Moochadores! One of our favorite indie creators has launched a new Kickstarter to fund the third (and final) installment of The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade! With only 22 days to go, The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade: All Souls’ Day already has a big part of its funding, but they still need a bit more help to get the book made. Written by David Lucarelli and illustrated by Henry Ponciano, All Souls Day is a “130 pages of spine tingling pulse pounding adventure and horror in with shaded black and white art.” Pretty cool quote.

The whole story is about a brigade of secret, Scottish, vampire hunters and their two newest members Gavin and Doug. I’ve posted a proper synopsis below, along with the K.S. promo video, and a few sample pages of the comic. Check it all out and please help this great project become a success!

Cheers!


In 1954 hundreds of school kids descended upon a cemetery in Scotland looking for a vampire. It was considered mass hysteria. In the Brigade series, some of those kids found what they were looking for. A half century later Doug and Gavin are a couple of juvenile delinquents drinking in that cemetery the night the vampires come back, who unwittingly end up becoming the newest members of the Brigade. In All Souls’ Day, the Brigade risk everything in a last desperate attempt to defeat the vampires before it’s too late.

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