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Atlantis: The Last Survivor: Episode 1

Hello El Moochadores! I’ve been trying to get this post written for the last couple of days now, but life keeps getting in the way. Anyways…

I recently finished reading Arin Leviti’s new indie comic Atlantis: The last Survivor, and its pretty damn good. Featuring illustrations by Giuseppe Cafaro and colors by Federico Blee, this fantasy story takes readers to the magic filled Atlantis and follows the adventure of lovers Agathon and Phile. Here’s the proper synopsis:

Agathon, the son of a member of the resistance, is kidnapped and taken to the capital where he discovers that everything his parents had taught him is true. His only hope rests on the mysterious demigoddess Phile and Temacles, a member of the resistance who has infiltrated the oligarchy.

Agathon and Phile, united by their love and the hope for a new beginning, fight a battle against time to restore the Flux, overthrow the High Priestess and save Atlantis from itself.

As far as independent works go this is definitively top tier. Carfaro and Blee’s talent as illustrators is on full display here and they do a great job of bring Leviti’s fantasy story to life. I really enjoyed this book. So much so, that I even went back (after getting a review copy) and paid for it just to make sure I do my part to keep the story going. Okay, true the books a bargain. You can get a digital copy of issue #1 on Comixology for only $0.99, but I’m broke right now! $1.00 is actually huge for me! It’s all relative folks. So, yeah, absolutely go pick up a copy of Atlantis: Last Survivor and have something cool to read over this nice holiday break. Well, nice for others. I gotta go back to work. damn.

Check out a few preview pages of Atlantis: Last Survivor below, but don’t forget to hit the link above and support independent comics!

Cheers!

PARENT/GUARDIAN!!!

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New Short Comic from Kyle Roberts!

Okay El Moochadores, here’s a great short comic from the creator of the Dark Hours, Kyle Roberts. The comic is called PARENT/GUARDIAN and is a part of From Beyond stories which have a great Twilight Zone, or Outer Limits vibe to them. I would say Heavy Metal, but so far no naked chicks. damn. This short story takes readers to the far end of our solar systems and has all the stuff we love in sci-fi: Giant robots and space battles! Roberts wrote, inked, and lettered the comic along with pencils by Rafael Romeo Magat, and colors by Ilaria Fella. I posted the first three pages below as a preview, but if you click the link above and subscribe to the email list, you’ll be able to see the comic for free! Good stuff. Anyways, check it out and remember to support indie comics and creators!

Cheers!

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Proactive Insurance: The Pros #3

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Last Day for the Kickstarter

Hey El Moochadores! Here’s a quick shout out for Steve Stormoen’s Kickstarter for issue #3 of Proactive Insurance: The Pros. This is a full color, 22 page book about “unlikely spies, an insurance company, the FBI, and a ten story handgun named ‘America’.” Pretty cool stuff. The campaign has reached its goal, but there’s still 10 hours left to help contribute and get some cool rewards. Check out the promo video below, but hit the link above to learn much more!

Cheers!


Insurance is about more than just car accidents and flu shots. Governments and corporations carry insurance policies for risk management that are so abstract, you’d need an ouija board to figure it all out.

With so much money at stake, would you want to take any chances? Company Insurance doesn’t. They decided to hire a team to enter volatile situations and determine the outcome with perfect certainty. A team of proactive insurance agents — The Pros.

Aerobicide – The Extreme Ninja Workout!

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Kickstarter Campaign for a Retro-Action Comic Book Set in the 1980’s!

Okay El Moochadores, yet another reminder of why I’m kind of an awful person. The creators of this comic contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I would post about it on the Moo. To which I said, “Sure! Of course I will.” Then life happened, I got sick, and forgot all about it until today, when I was cleaning up my in box. D’oh! However, there’s some good news! First, there’s still time to contribute (keen) and second: The book has it’s funding (double keen)! So, get your wallets out while I tell you all about it.

Creators at Shonuff Studio have a great idea for a comic book. Okay, maybe not “fire breathing super-cow” great, but still pretty great all the same. The book is called Aerobicide: The Extreme Ninja Workout and pits a young asian-american women against the evil gangs of yuppies and weight lifters that plagued the 1980’s! Here’s the official synopsis:

It is the 1980s. Venice Beach has been taken over by Weight lifting gangs, Yuppies and evil ninjas.sheri-banner-web An 18 year old dance instructor, Sheri Ken, has inherited the skill of a ninja by the way of ancient chants on a cassette containing Heavy Metal music. She must use her ninja skill to annihilate any foe who threatens her dance studio and to make it in time for her next Hollywood audition.

They had me at “Weight lifting gangs.” According to the KS page, they’ve already partnered with Ape Enertainment to publish the book, they’re just seeking the cost of printing the first run of 24 page, full color, comics. Terry Parr, the comics creator, does all the talented art work for the book, which looks frigg’n great.

Though it is true they got their funding, there are still a few days (6 as of this post) to contribute and get in on some of the cool rewards like exclusive prints, a cosplay cover (Leggings!) and VHS covers. Which is cool, until you have to explain to millennials what a VHS was and why it was so important back in 1988… I hate kids. Check out the KS promo video below, along with some sample images from the comic.

Cheers!

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NYCC 2016 Coverage from Beat Down Boogie!

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Spotlight Videos One and Two!

We’re west coast guys and, for the most part, content with our lives here in sunny, beautiful, San Diego. However, we’re also very poor and unable to attend some of the amazing comic book conventions happening around the world. So, we rely on the stunning photo and video work of the fine people at Beat Down Boogie to provide excellent coverage of events like NYCC 2016. Just seeing all the beautiful cosplay and fun events shot in slow motion and paired with good tunes fills me… aww, who am I kidding. These guys are good at something and they get to travel around the world doing it and that feels me with a jealous rage! I’m terrible at everything and it gets me no where! Fuck’n life. So anyways; for what ever reason, check out the videos below to either enjoy them or seethe with the frustrating jealousy.

Enjoy.

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The Atomic Moocast #119!

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Comic Con, Yestercon, and Sir Noel!?!

New Moocast Mother Fuggers!!! Yeah, it took awhile, but here it is, Atomic Moocast #119. On this episode we kick things off with a “roadcast” discussion of San Diego Comic Con 2016 and all it’s happenings. Well, some of it’s happenings… Anyways, Image_Three You can see some images from the event here, and I’ll post a few below as well. Then, fellow brethren moo and Destiny Comix creator, Sir Brandon Noel joins the show to talk about some of his new projects, life, the universe and everything else.

Its been too damn long to keep blathering when we have an Atomic Moocast to listen to! So, get ready folks! You know the drill: Salty snacks, fizzy drinks, comfy chairs, and quick tap on your listening device and suddenly you’re in moo heaven.

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party
  • Fast Talkin

Show Notes and Links

Destiny Comix’s Images

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Some Comic Con Photos

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PLAY THE ATOMIC MOOCAST BELOW!

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The Not So Golden Age

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New Comic Book by Phil Buck and Joseph Freistuhler!

It’s weird that I should get to review this comic at this particular point in time in my life. I’m getting old. I’m not “old”, but I am turning forty this summer and it’s starting to bug me. Yeah, if you read my blog, I tend to bitch about this a lot, but that’s only because growing old really sucks! For example; today my eye doctor recommended I get bifocals. WTFuck!? Also, I’m seeing a lot of gray hair on the side of my head, and on… other parts. That one’s got me pretty bummed out actually. Also, also,RightSamp I now have strong opinions about our next president, the state of social security, and how shitty the millennials generation is. When the fuck did any of that happen!? Then I get a copy of The Not So Golden Age, and now I’m thinking: Getting old wouldn’t be so bad, if I was a super hero!

Okay, so I went around the block a few times to lead into this review of Phil Buck and Joseph Freistuhler’s (listen to Atomic Moocast #70!) fantastic new comic book: The Not So Golden Age (NSGA). Published by Ugli Studios, NSGA it “The epic tale of a bunch of washed up, dysfunctional superheroes living in a trailer park.” Not just any trailer park, but one just outside of Reno, Nevada. The shame.

This is one of the best independent comics I’ve read this year. NSGA has Incredible art work paired with witty writing, but I think this book also stands out because Buck and Freistuhler used actual comic characters who are now in the public domain. Characters like Blue Bolt actually had a comic book back in the 1940’sad (100 + issues according to Wikipedia). However, in NSGA, Blue Bolt just works hard to get along with characters like the beer chugging Deathless Brain and Crimebuster from the Rage Against the Machine: Evil Empire album cover. The creators also added some very cool design elements to their book. The comic book pages actually look like they have yellowed with age, and readers will get to see a very cool page of fake “mail order” items. If I could, I would totally order the “Nuclear Fun Rock.”

NSGA finished a successful Kickstarter and so now the book is ready for purchase. I’ve posted a couple of sample pages below, but visit the NSGA website to preview the book and get a copy for yourself. Totally worth it!

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Nutmeg!

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An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review

Hello again, El Moochadores! We’re finally back from Cherry City Comic Con and though we’re a little wore down from the trip (turns out Salem’s a hell of a drive from San Diego), we’re ready to get right back to work on exploring the geek creative. So, look forward to regular post again and a soon to be ready Moocast! Right now though, I want you all to take a look at a book I’ve been wanting to review since I picked it up at WonderCon, last March.

Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to read a comic about middle school girls and their social dramas. Nothing against middle shoolers (well, kids are kind of awful), ‘just not my thing. However; this comic is also about brownies and sabotage. So, yeah. I dig it.NutmegFI Written by James F. Wright, and illustrated by Jackie Crofts, Nutmeg introduces us to young Cassia Caraway who has just arrived to a new school where she meets resident mean girl, Saffron Longfellow. Of course there is tension, and sooner than not little Cassia is seeking anyway possible to destroy the schools alpha girl. This opportunity presents himself when Saffron’s “Lady Rangers” begin their annual sale of Sugar and Spice brownies. Cassia, along with new best friend Poppy Pepper set out to O.D.2644121 every box of brownies with a sickening amount of Nutmeg.

There’s a lot of charm to this comic book. It’s a little bit different spin on the “Mean Girls” stories paired with Crofts’ very cool art style. Nutmeg has a log of imagination brilliantly brought to life through some creative cartooning. Though issue one does a great job of establishing characters, readers are going to want to pick up the first few issues to really get into the fun of the comic. Cassia and Pepper don’t really start getting into trouble until later issues, but there’s room for lots of fun. Action Labs picked up the series a couple of years ago and I think they’ve got about 15 issues out. Check out a few sample pages below I pulled from the web, also check out a short interview with James Wright on the last Moocast (#115).

Enjoy!

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IT Crowd Fan Art!

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Fantastic Sketch Art of Aaron Alexovich!

Hey El Moochadores! For awhile now, artist Aaron Alexovich has been posting these great sketches to his Facebook page called Sera Draws. Almost all the drawings posted are of shows and movies I love, but above all the others (in my opinion) are the IT Crowd sketches. I frigg’n love that show, and if you’ve never seen it before then go check it out while it is still streaming on Netflix! Dammit, why can’t they bring this show back!? I don’t care that the actors have moved on to other stuff, we need more IT Crowd… and Spaced! Maybe even a crossover… I need a nap! Where was I?

Anyways, Alexovich is also the creator of a very cool comic series, Serenity Rose. I’ve just gotten into it, but so far good stuff. I’ve posted a few more of his sketches below, but hit the link above to see way more! Hey, maybe we can get him to do a Douglas Reynholm next? Matt Berry is awesome!

Enjoy!

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Mario and Yoshi by Javas

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Okay El Moochadores, we just finished recording the last elements for Moocast #113, so I should be able to have it online in the next few days. In the mean time, let’s keep this blog alive with some cool fan art!

Check out Mario and Yoshi from Spanish illustrator Javier Burgos Arroyo (aka: Javas on the Deviant Art). He’s got a great cartooning style and portfolio full of cool and interesting takes on popular comic characters. I’ve posted a few sample images below, along with a speed drawing video by Javas, but hit the DA link above to see way more!

Enjoy!

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