Press Release: Source Point Press Brings Adam Green’s Holliston to Comics

Source Point Press has announced they are currently in production on a graphic novel titled “Holliston: Friendship is Tragic,” based on the horror sit-com Holliston TV series created by filmmaker Adam Green. This announcement coincides with Source Point’s debut publisher booth at C2E2 in Chicago, and to celebrate the announcement the first promotional image for the comic will be available as a C2E2 exclusive art print limited to only 50 copies. Writer Greg Wright, artist Stephen Sharar, Editor Travis McIntire, and colorist and letterer Joshua Werner will be in attendance and available to sign the prints.

The characters from the TV series appear in this brand new stand-alone adventure, being brought to comics for the very first time. Adam, Joe, Corri, and Laura are about to discover just what their friendship can handle when Adam finds a cursed credit card and buys his friends some Halloween gifts. The presents are perfect… a little too perfect.

Soon, mad killers, giant monsters, and evil aliens are on the loose, as well as the deadliest threat of all: success! Will the gang sell out? Will they ever speak to each other again? What’s the return policy for cursed credit card purchases? Find out in Holliston: Friendship is Tragic!

“For a newer publisher like us to be given an opportunity of this magnitude, by a creator like Adam, is beyond huge,” says Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire. Our number-one priority is to release a book that he’ll be proud has the Holliston name.”

Holliston: Friendship is Tragic is based on a concept by Gary Sobek, and has been fully scripted by writer Greg Wright (Monstrous, Wild Bullets) and is currently in the process of being penciled by Stephen Sharar. The graphic novel is scheduled to be released in October of this year.

Coupled with the recent announcement that the Holliston cast has begun reading scripts for Season 3 of the television series, it’s a very exciting time to be a fan, a member of the Holliston Nation!

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Press Release: Source Point Press Debuts 4 New Titles at C2E2

Source Point Press has announced they will be debuting four new comic book titles at C2E2 booth #631 in Chicago on March 18th. The comic books are as follows: Dead Duck and Zombie Chick: Rising From the Grave (One-Shot), Norah #1, Savants #1, and The Rot #1.

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Dead Duck and Zombie Chick: Rising From the Grave
When folks run afoul of death, death sends a fowl to collect them! First seen in the 2009 “Dead Duck” graphic novel, Dead Duck and his sidekick Zombie Chick make their big return to comics in this one-shot issue, delivering the dead from Camelot to County Fermanagh, while taking pot-shots at pop culture all the way! Created by Jay P. Fosgitt (creator of Bodie Troll, artist on My Little Pony: Friends Forever, cover artist for Avengers: Standoff, and new artist on Rocket Raccoon and Groot), Dead Duck and Zombie Chick: Rising From the Grave is filled with morbid mischief and haunting hilarity for mature readers with immature senses of humor!

“Jay Fosgitt is a master cartoonist,” says Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Marvel’s The Wizard of Oz). “Dead Duck and Zombie Chick is comic gold.”

Norah #1: Epimetheus
Norah Seizhelm is a “Coma Fisher” for hire. With the ability to tap into the mind’s eye, she’ll either find and retrieve you or help you cross to the other side. A mission of peace, to be sure. But how she obtained this skill is a story filled with government secrets, the death of thousands, and a threat of mass genocide. This new four-issue mini-series is written by Kasey Pierce (author of Pieces of Madness), and springs forth from her sci-fi epic The Prophecy Effect. With gorgeous digitally painted art from Sean Seal (Up the River, Wild Bullets) Norah is a ticking time-bomb packed with mystery, drama, science fiction, and horror. Coming off a wildly successful preorder opportunity held on Kickstarter (which met its goal within two hours of going live), this mini-series is hitting the ground running.

Savants #1
Amy Berg isn’t like other people, and her uncanny ability to predict things has put her on the U.S. government’s radar. Now under deep investigation, she is forced into an institute for young people with “special” abilities. But little does she know she has a large role to play in something bigger than even she could have predicted. This new five-issue mini-series expands upon the world and characters of the popular Raven Chronicles, and is written by industry legend Gary Reed (Deadworld, St. Germaine, EIC of Caliber Comics). With pencils and inks by Seth Damoose (Xenoholics, Tales of Mr. Rhee, Nightmare World) and colors by Sara Sowles (Hank Steiner: Monster Detective, Durontus: The Lost Serpent), this all-star team has come together to create something unlike anything you’ve seen before.

The Rot #1
Waking up in a field, the thing that used to be known as Dwight Cochran rises. His memories vague, his body weak, he finds strength and lucidity after ‘feeding’, stealing the life force of living things through prehensile dead tissue in his hair and nails. His memories return… of his work as a contract killer, his time on death row, his terminal cancer, and his zealous faith. When a maniacal government scientist performed experiments on Cochran for the military, what did they create? And how much destruction will their creation leave in its wake? This horrific tale is from the mind of David C. Hayes, a world-renowned horror author as well as a prolific actor and filmmaker with over a hundred film credits. Also featuring art by Sean Seal, who’s taking the world of comic books by storm with his unique fine art approach.

“This comic is a bona fide work of art,” says Source Point Press Art Director Joshua Werner. “You’ll feel a whole range of emotions while reading; it will break your heart, turn your stomach, excite you, and make you question your own humanity. A truly cinematic experience.”

Along with these debuting titles, Source Point will also have their full line of books, comics and graphic novels at C2E2, including opportunities to get your hands on many issues before they’ve even hit store shelves. You’ll find their publisher’s booth #631 in the map in the C2E2 program.

Source Point Press: Monstrous Mini-Series

 

The quiet villages of Frankenstein’s Europe are about to get a whole lot louder…

Source Point Press has announced a brand new monthly 4-issue comic book mini-series, Monstrous, with the first issue hitting stores and Comixology February 17th. A thirty-day Kickstarter campaign has been launched January 1st by Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire to allow readers the chance to preorder all four of the issues.

MONSTERS, ROBOTS, AND IGOR WITH A SHOTGUN!

“Inspired noir wackiness!” says Michael Kupperman of Tales Designed to Thrizzle.

You’ve heard the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster before.  You know they tried to kill each other.  But it didn’t work.  Now, Frankenstein has built robots, his monster has built more monsters, and the world will never be the same. Monstrous tells the tales of everyday monsters, robots, and townspeople caught up in the changes sweeping across Europe in the wake of Dr. Frankenstein’s mad science.  But even in this twisted landscape, our unconventional heroes—giant rabbit monsters, steam-powered cyborgs, and babysitting bank robbers—all try to live by their own code of honor. So fire up your steampunk rocket-sled and jump onboard!

A ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATION (ASSEMBLED IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT!)

monstrousMonstrous is the freakshow brainchild of writer Greg Wright (Wild Bullets, Last Monster Standing) and artist Ken Lamug (The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, A Box Story). “It’s not like any other comic available today.  It takes classic monster characters—like Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and Igor—and gives them a fresh jolt of electricity.  This world features steam-powered robots, voodoo magic, and more blaster fights than you can shake a lightning rod at.  Plus, whatever your tastes, there is something in these books to get excited about: jokes, adventures, chills, mysteries, and more!” says Wright.
Monstrous is what you get when you mix a genuine love for monsters and myth with the unsettling excitement of a fever dream.  Greg Wright and Ken Lamug have built a mad and macabre world here, brick by twisted brick, leaving nothing outside the realm of possibility.  It’s inventive and fun, as much as it is peculiar in the best way,” says Ryan Ferrier of D4VE and Curb Stomp

MONSTROUS: 100% SPOOKY GOODNESS!

The art is gorgeous. The characters are wild. And the lightning-paced stories deliver chills and laughs for monster-lovers from age 9 to 999. Treat yourself to Monstrous today by backing the Kickstarter campaign.

Official release dates for both stores and digital avenues such as Comixology and Drivethru Comics are as follows:
#1 releases Wednesday Feb. 17th
#2 releases Wednesday March 16th
#3 releases Wednesday April 13th
#4 releases Wednesday May 11th

For more information, visit www.MonstrousWorld.com and www.facebook.com/LetsGetMonstrous.

Information and photos courtesy Source Point Press official press release. 

Review: “Project Shadow Breed” from Different Breed Comics

shadow breedDread the shadows for they are mine.” (from Project Shadow Breed #0)

Max Presscott is a survivor from the U.S. Government’s Project Shadow Breed– a project that turned enlisted men into highly-trained, werewolf soldiers. Years later, Presscott– now going by code name Marrok– finds himself as a nighttime protector of the dangerous Seattle streets.

“Project Shadow Breed #1” is an excellent start to an exciting and dark story line from Justin Bartz (writer), Matt Maldonado (art and letters), Josh Schneider (plot and co-writer), and Hollianne Bartz (editor). The story, with a tragic tone, brings forth action, adventure, and mystery that many comic fans with quickly consume by the page-full.

Issue #1 is now on sale– to purchase it, visit the DBC website (where Issue #0 can be downloaded for free). Different Breed Comics is a Grand Rapids based, indie publishing company. For more information, visit their Facebook page or find them on Twitter, @breedcomics.

Review: “Hank Steiner: Monster Detective” from Killustration Studios

hank s“When monsters walk among men, injustice and crime are fueled by bigotry; only one creature is right for the case.” (from Hank Steiner: Monster Detective tumblr)

Hank Steiner: Monster Detective takes place in an imaginative new world where humans and monsters co-exist, but not in peace. The title detective, Hank, is a Frankenstein-esque anti-hero, tasked with tracking down missing monsters. The missing monster cases, unimportant to the human  authorities, lead Hank into a dangerous cover-up fronted by a conniving Goblin gang.

Both the art and the story for Hank Steiner drive the narrative forward to make it witty and engaging. The story is fresh, a unique take on classic monsters, mystery, and mayhem. With just the first issue underway, the series shows a lot of exciting potential with a suspenseful build to the bulk of the story that is yet to come.

The gruesomely captivating comic from Killustration Studios LLC, is scripted by Scott R. Schmidt with Tyler Sowels (pencils and ink) and Sara Sowles (color, letters, and layout).

Michigan Comics Collective: “Wild Bullets”

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wild bulletsWILD BULLETS: 100% PULP GOODNESS!  Snappy comic book one-shot from the Michigan Comics Collective remixes four classic pulp genres into one roller coaster story. 

“Wild Bullets is pulp done right! It has everything you could want, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Buy 50 copies and see for yourself!” – Joshua Werner, Jack of Spades

You are cordially invited to join the Bullet family at Bullet manor for Thanksgiving dinner. The four Bullet siblings grew up to be pulp adventurers—a detective, an archaeologist, a mad scientist, and a monster hunter. Now, despite not getting along, they meet at their parents’ house for Thanksgiving. And, of course, there’s a murder. Wild Bullets is a guaranteed good time. Because now the Bullets have to work together to solve the mystery, and they must fight against threats they each brought with them: crooked cops, grave robbers, aliens, and a massive demon god who’s obsessed with the family’s maid. What will the Bullets do? No spoilers, but their solution involves gunfire. Lots of it.

wild bullets 2This comic comes from the Michigan Comics Collective (MCC), an independent, nonprofit comics publisher. While staying true to the thrilling pulp stories of yesteryear, Wild Bullets mashes together the genres of crime, adventure, science fiction, and horror. And when the characters each take over to tell their own part of the story, a different artist takes over. MCC makes this story truly independent, bringing in the art talents of Sean Seal, Jason Jimenez, Steve Sharar, and Joe Freyre, with colors and letters by Sara Sowles.

wild bullets 6According to Greg Wright, who wrote Wild Bullets, “Each of these terrific artists brings such distinctive, out-sized personality to their character’s story, it’s easy to see how these Bullet siblings struggle. It’s impossible to choose a favorite!”

Wild Bullets is the premiere comic book of the Michigan Comics Collective, coming on the heels of the group’s incredibly successful first anthology volume. It delivers lightning pacing, two-fisted action, and a family spirit that’s especially touching for a group of trigger-happy killers.

wild bullets 5Wild Bullets is available in both print and digital form. Visit the Michigan Comics Collective website for more details. For more information and news updates, check out www.wildbullets.blogspot.com. The digital version is now available.

From Michigan Comics Collective “Wild Bullets” press release.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! It’s a Musical!

cthlogoThe Community Theatre of Howell proudly announces performances of “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman!” The musical is written by Robert Newman and Robert Benton with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. The show is directed by David C. Hayes.

musical supesWhat you need to know:
Who: The Community Theatre of Howell
What: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! performances
Where: At Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 West Grand River, Howell, MI 48843
When: May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and May 9-10 and 16-17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
PLUS a Special Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm – FREE for all military veterans, active duty personnel, and their families
All tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online.

“Superman (played by Joe Aeschliman) sings and slams his way through the criminal element of Metropolis with his gal pal, Lois Lane (played by Tori Rogers), in the revival of the 1960s Broadway musical! Fun for the whole family, It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! brings the comic book to life!

Can Supes defeat the evil Professor Sedgewick (played by Julie Skrobot)? Will he ever tell his secret to Lois? In this musical romp through the DC Comics universe, the people of Metropolis depend on Superman for safety and security, including Lois Lane who holds a torch for the big guy.

supesEvil Professor Sedgwick, assisted by sleazy journalist, Max Mencken (played by Mark Mazzullo), has other plans. They want to bring down that flying do-gooder and show the citizens that he’s a fraud! Using the Brainiac computer, the duo convinces Superman that he is a no good schmuck, and the criminals run rampant.

Superman has to get his confidence back, make the people of Metropolis believe in him again and save Lois all before confronting Max and Sedgwick! Also featuring Daryl Bean as Jim Morgan, Dan Mikat as Batman, Abbey Bean as Robin, and special guest stars as Perry White. Don’t miss the show that has NEVER been seen in the Midwest before: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman!

Both cast and crew of It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! has been hard at work to make the production quite Super. Check it out!

For more information visit the Blog of Steel and Howell’s Community Theater website.