Kickstart the Week(end) with LET ME OUT – A Queer Horror Graphic Novel

By: Nicole D’Andria The adult horror graphic novel LET ME OUT features a cast of LGBT+ characters created by a marginalized creative team who want to pay tribute to queer cinema and vintage revenge fantasy flicks. Learn more about the project from the creator and writer of LET ME OUT, Emmett Nahil.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED – Horror Fiction Anthology

Kickstart the Week Classic Monsters Unleashed

By: Nicole D’Andria Iconic monsters abound in this prose collection featuring art pieces by Frank Frazetta. The curating editor of this monster madness, James Aquilone, answered some questions about the scary stories collected in Classic Monsters Unleashed.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with House of Fear: Rubber & Glue

Kickstart the Week House of Fear #7

By: Nicole D’Andria The seventh issue of House of Fear is on Kickstarter with even more standalone scary stories for young readers. This series is a mish-mash of classic horror properties like Goosebumps, Scooby-Doo, and Tales from the Crypt. Prepare for a scare in this uncharacteristically welcoming collection!

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Kickstart the Week with Spores: The Broken Circle OGN

Kickstart the Week Spores The Broken Circle

By: Nicole D’Andria A sequel to our previously featured Spores: Prom of the Dead, the zombie apocalypse mixed with Mean Girls is back. It starts out as a zombie story but becomes so much more. I’m talking with creator and writer Dave Dwonch once again about the next part of his coming-of-age horror series.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Flytrap: A Time Travel One-Shot

By: Nicole D’Andria Inspired by the likes of Back to the Future and The Terminator, Flytrap is a time travel story about the destructive power of inspiration! I’m talking with creator/writer Caleb Thusat all about his science-fiction journey.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Reburn #1

Kickstart the Week Reburn #1

By: Nicole D’Andria The all-female team of Reburn has already raised over $10,000 for their Kickstarter campaign, and with almost three weeks to go, the campaign is on its way to hitting multiple stretch goals. Learn more about the dystopian world introduced in Reburn in an in-depth interview with the creator and editor of the series.

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(PODCAST) Kickstart the Week with Band of Warriors #1

Kickstart the Week Band of Warriors #1

Welcome to the second episode of the Kickstart the Week podcast! This is your Comic Maven Nicole D’Andria. I’ve done hundreds of text interviews with creators of crowdfunding projects, typically for comic books on Kickstarter. I feel very honored that my second guest is the founder of Signal Comics, Samuel George London. Today we’re talking about his Kickstarter for Band of Warriors #1, which combines historical events with a mixture of Celtic and Greek mythology. Sam is the creator and writer of this mature series, which is perfect for fans…

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Kickstart the Week with Future Primitive Mag #1

Kickstart the Week Future Primitive Mag #1

By: Nicole D’Andria Learn more about the timeless continent, Ultima Pangea, in this relaunch of the Future Primitive series, previously published by Markosia Enterprises. Taking inspiration from retro sci-fi and fantasy mags like Heavy Metal, Savage Sword of Conan, Warren’s 1984/94, Epic Illustrated, and more, I spoke with members of the Future Primitive creative team about this Kickstarter launch.

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(PODCAST) Kickstart the Week with The Last Ember: Hunted #1 – Urban Fantasy Mystery Comic

Welcome to the very first Kickstart the Week podcast! I’m your Comic Maven Nicole D’Andria, and I’ve done hundreds of text interviews with creators of crowdfunding projects, typically for comic books on Kickstarter. I feel very honored that my first guest is a fellow member of Comic Frontline, Brant Fowler. Brant is the publisher of Last Ember Press, and we are talking about his Kickstarter for The Last Ember: Hunted #1, which he not only wrote but also did the letters and the logo. The book is a coming of…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with TALES OF ILL ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1

Kickstart the Week Tales of Ill

By: Nicole D’Andria Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp, DollFace) presents a new 250+ page anthology filled with grindhouse horror and sexy gals in Tales of Ill Anthology Vol. 1. I previously talked to Dan in-depth about his Sad Girl Psycho Baby comic book. Now, he’s back again with Sad Girl, Sugar Pop, and Lil Six Kannibal Kitty written and drawn by Dan as well as a slew of other talented creators.

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Kickstart the Week with The Ignis Quadrant – Space Western Comic – Chapter 0 & 1

Kickstart the Week The Ignis Quadrant

By: Nicole D’Andria A space western, The Ignis Quadrant comic book series began as a successfully Kickstarted tabletop RPG. The series takes inspiration for its world and characters from science-fiction works ranging from Star Wars to Firefly, spaghetti westerns, and pulp staples such as Back to the Future and Indiana Jones. I speak in-depth with creator/writer Evan Carothers about his long-spanning creation of this world. Readers interested in taking a look at the space western can check out a free prequel issue of The Ignis Quadrant (chapter 0). The series…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Like Father, Like Daughter #1-7: A Superhero Drama

By: Nicole D’Andria Our very own Kat Calamia (Comic Uno) continues her superhero drama Like Father, Like Daughter with another kick butt Kickstarter! Invulnerable was the only superhero in the world… until his daughter, Casey Ryder, inherited his powers. After leaving their family to be a full-time superhero, Invulnerable flies back into Casey’s life to help with her newfound powers. Casey has been steadfast against being like her father, but that may change since in the latest issues Invulnerable has been kidnapped by the KGB, which is being led by…

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Introspection with Cut-Man Comic Book Writer Alexander Banks-Jongman

By: Nicole D’Andria Cut-Man is described as “a love letter to noir and thriller cinema.” The six-issue mini-series is inspired by the works of Tom King (Mister Miracle, Vision), Scott Snyder (Batman), and Grant Morrison (Animal Man). It also takes inspiration from noir and thriller cinema, such as the works of David Fincher (Se7en and Gone Girl). We get a peek behind the introspective curtain of this digital-first title from creator/writer Alexander Banks-Jongman.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Celestial Falcon #1-2: Supernatural Warfare, Superhero Style

By: Nicole D’Andria A group of teenagers imbued with ancient powers must take on a dark evil and save the world! Comic Frontline’s Chris Dibuduo and Brant Fowler have crafted Celestial Falcon as part of Last Ember Press. Learn more about their project and back the Kickstarter while you still can!

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