Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Second Story Starring The Abyss Is Now Available For Free

The Abyss story appearing in Emergents Presents #3, from InterpopComics, is now available to read for free right here. Get further glimpses into this mysterious character as the cast expands and another villain is added to his rogues gallery. Cliff Richards and Chris Sotomayor provide the art. If you still haven't read the first story starring the Abyss from Emergents Presents #1, you can also read it for free right here. After you've read it, feel free to pop back here to leave me your thoughts in the comments and be sure to let InterpopComics know what you thought on social media using @Interpop and #TheAbyss.

Thank You!

To everyone who voted to see The Abyss return soonest in the latest Interpop poll, I greatly appreciate it. I'm creatively invested in this character and already have so many stories I'd like to tell about him, his allies, and his developing roster of a rogues gallery. This now provides the opportunity to tell another of those stories sooner than later. I was also quite stunned by how much he led in the voting, since the other creative teams are made up of some serious talent handling some really fun charcters. I encourage you to investigate their other work beyond InteropComics.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Available Today

Emergents Presents #3 goes on sale today at InterPop Comics. Cliff Richards, Chris Sotomayor, and I return with a second story starring The Abyss. More mysteries, some clues, and an all new villain provide further glimpses into the secretive nature of the Abyss. If you missed the Abyss in his first appearance, fear not. You can read it for free right here.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Abyss returns in Emergents Presents #3

The second story starring the Abyss, by myself, Cliff Richards and Chris Sotomayor will appear in Emergents Presents #3. This issue will be available digitally only at InterPop Comics on November 3. Find out more about the mysterious figure known as The Abyss as he faces off against a new foe with weird powers. If you still haven't read the first story starring the Abyss, you can read it for free here.

Friday, October 01, 2021

31 Days 'Til Halloween

For the past fifteen years this would be where I'd welcome you to my annual Halloween Countdown leading into multiple daily posts through Halloween itself. If you've come here for that, I'm sorry to disappoint you. Last year was my final year of conducting such an event. It's possible I may drop some seasonal reading and viewing recommendations in here this month, but there will be no regular daily posts. As I said though, there are fifteen years of Halloween posts that you can browse just by visiting any October in the years 206-2020 in the archive links to the right. My companion blog, THE GRIM GALLERY, posts something monstrous every day, 365 days a year, just about 3800 of them so far. So, if you like monsters, you should pay that blog a visit. For more Halloween than you can handle please visit the official COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN blog, where you will find links to dozens of blogs, instagram accounts, etc., featuring regular Halloween treats and tricks throughout the month. Founded by myself and Shawn Robare way back as a launching point connecting like-minded folks all looking to share their love of the season, the Countdown continues without us in more than capable hands, and I hope will continuelong into the feature. You can also find information there on how you can be one of the participating blogs. Finally, the image above is one of a number of original cut paper Halloween pieces I created that are available for purchase at my store. If you are looking for some Halloween art to deaden upyour wall, please take a look. Enjoy the season.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The Abyss Now Available for FREE

The Abyss story that I wrote with art by Cliff Richards and color by Chris Sotomayor is now available to read for free at the Interop Comics Website. You also have the option of purchasing the entire issue of Emergents Presents #1, which includes this story plus two others featuring two other new characters by two other teams of creators, as an NFT with a cover featuring The Abyss by Anrea Mutti and Chris Satomayor here. You can also download the other two stories for free here. I'm really enjoying writing The Abyss. It has two of my favorite villains I've created. I'm currently writing the second story, and have roughly blocked out a few more. Now's your opportunity to get in on the ground floor.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Thank You!

To everyone who voted for The Abyss in Interpop Comics' poll to determine which character from the 1st issue of The Emergents Presents would return first, I thank you. I had a great time writing that first story. I love the villains. Even as I was writing it I was formulating ideas for future appearances of the Abyss. Now a second story will soon be forthcoming, which I'll begin writing just as soon as I finish the story I'm working on featuring a different character for Interpop. Stay tuned for more developments.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Emergents Presents #1 - Review

David Brooke at AIPT has a nice review of The Emergents Presents #1, which will give you a better sense of what it's all about, icluding some sample pages of art, right here. The first story from The Emergents Presents #1, starring the Southside Sentry by Sholly Fisch, Freddie E. Williams III, Alex Sinclair and Pat Brousseau, is available to read for free at Interpop Comics right now. The second story, starring the Accelerant, by Christy Marx, Scott Kolins, Steve Buccellato and Rob Leigh will be available a week from now. The third story, starring the Abyss, by me, Cliff Richards, Chris Sotomayor, and Carlos M. Mangual will be available September 8, or you can purchase the entire issue now at Interpop Comics.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Milestone Compendium

I've accidentally been remiss in announcing this, even though it is, literally, huge. DC Comics is publishing a paperback collection of some of the runs of the original Milestone comics from the mid 90s. The volume, which is the first, of what will, hopefully, be a full series of books collecting the entirety of Milestone's comics. This volume includes: Blood Syndicate #1-12 Hardware #1-12 Icon #1-10 Static #1-8 Xombi #0-11 (I have been assured that issue #0 will beplaced in it's proper chronological point after issue #11) Shadow Cabinet #0 As most of you know Xombi was written by me with art by J.J. Birch (Denys Cowan drew issue #0) and coloring by Noelle Giddings and Agnes Pinaha, and has never been collected before. If you've read the 2011 relaunch of Xombi written by me with art by Frazer Irving, you'll want to pick this up. There is a lot of talent in this massive collection. Dwayne McDuffie, Ivan Velez, Jr., Denys Cowan, Mark Bright, Prentis Rollins, Robert L. Washington, John Paul Leon, and many others are responsible for the other series in this volume. It retails for $59.99 and will be available on February 1, 2022 You can preorder it at this link. If you order from this Amazon link I will receive a financial renumeration.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Emergents Presents #1 Drops Today

From Interpop Comics, The Emergents Presnts #1 is now available on their website. This issue features stories that intoduce three of their new superhero characters; The Southside Sentry by Sholly Fisch and Freddie E. Williams II, The Accelerant by Christy Marx and Scott Kolins, and The Abyss by myself and Cliff Richards. The Abyss is a mysterious occult, martial arts superhero of unknown origin with a bizarre rogues gallery, some of whom are introduced in this action packed story. You can read all three of them here. Interpop is also letting you get in on the action in determining which character will return first with ongoing stories in an upcoming issue, so be sure to vote for your favorite here. I already have quite a bit in mind for the Abyss, so any votes to make that happen will be appreciated. Also, be sure to let me know what you think, here below in the comments, or take to your own social media platforms to help spread the word.

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Who Is The Abyss?

The Abyss is the character I wrote for Emergents Presents #1, available August 18, from Interpop Comics, part of their new, exciting Emergents Universe. I had a lot of fun writing him, and have a number of plans for future stories with the same character, and even his villains, which are some of my favorite villains I've created. You can read the first story, for free, at the interpop website on August 18. Let Interpop know what you think. At this point, characters get more stories directly based on reader response. The art is by Cliff Richards with color by Chris Sotomayer.

Coming Soon - Emergents Presents #1

I can final talk about one of my new projects. I've recently reuinited with my longtime editor, Rachel Gluckstern, to provide stories for the new the Emergents Universe of didgital superhero comics from Interpop. The first comic book in the Emergents Universe, The Nine #0, is already available for free at the Interpop website. My first story will appear in Emergents Presents #1, with incredible art by Cliff Richards and color by Chris Sotomayer and will debut August 18. Keep checking back here for more details before the debut.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Grim Gallery

My companion blog, THE GRIM GALLERY, has just entered it's eleventh year of daily posts of monsters. That's 3655 posts so far. If you like monsters go check it out.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Mad Scientist #34 Now Available

Martin Arlt's excellent magazine, Mad Scientist, celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the packed issue #34, which is now available. You can read a list of the full contents plus order a copy here. The art on the back cover was made by me specially for this issue.