Kickstart the Week(end) with THE GOOD FIGHT: A Peaceful Stand Against Bigotry and Racism

By: Nicole D’Andria An important anthology collecting more than 40 stories, THE GOOD FIGHT has an all-star roster of comics creators taking a stand against hatred, bigotry and racism. Be a part of this peaceful stand that includes the likes of Mark Waid (Daredevil, Captain America), JH Williams III (Promethea, Batwoman) and Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, John Wick). I interviewed the founding editor and a couple of the creators in this latest “Kickstart the Week” feature. THE GOOD FIGHT collects over 200 pages of original material that cover a ton…

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Kickstart the Week with Book of Lyaxia #1

By: Nicole D’Andria In this latest Kickstarter, see every mythology explored in Book of Lyaxia #1! Plus enjoy an in-depth interview with the creative team of this mythical adventure. The Book of Lyaxia universe includes every pantheon, from Greek to Egyptian. This particular book focuses on the twin brothers Deimos and Chronos as they explore this chaotic world. They’ll deal with themes of family, love and war, as well as finding your place in the world and discovering your destiny. And in this world, doing good is much more dangerous…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Theory: A Twisted Sci-Fi Series

By: Nicole D’Andria Today we have a twisted collection of science-fiction stories in The Theory—a spin-off of the cult hit Twisted Dark. I interviewed writers and part of the art team for the comic series, which hearkens back to The Twilight Zone and constructs a Black Mirror vibe. The Theory is a collection of three interconnected and thrilling sci-fi plots with twist endings. In one plot we follow astroarchaeologist Linda, whose job involves finding dead civilizations and learning from them so humankind can avoid extinction. In the second plot, we…

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Kickstart the Week with Moon Girl graphic novel – Retro futurism! Ray guns! Pew Pew!

By: Nicole D’Andria Spinning out of the 9-page story starring Moon Girl in The Not Forgotten Anthology, the retro-futuristic world of Moon Girl returns in this brand new standalone graphic novel! I spoke with the creator and writer to learn more about this public domain character. Moon Girl reimagines the public domain character from the 1940s in a PG rated sci-fi adventure. The artwork mimics stained and faded pages, thought bubbles, and ray guns from the golden age comics, combining them with a modern era’s taste for fast pacing. Journey…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Leaders of the Free World

By: Nicole D’Andria The Leaders of the Free World introduces a diverse team of superheroes located around the globe. I interview the creator of the series about his brand of superpowered beings who are just beginning their journey. “The Godsend,” a group of super beings, come to Earth in The Leaders of the Free World and bestow superpowers onto the people. However, these powers lead to greed, corruption and destruction, which forces the Godsend to team up with the United Nations and bring order to the world. They now enforce…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Mordecai Crowley’s Journal of Interplanetary Travels

By: Nicole D’Andria This week, go on an interplanetary journey with Dr. Mordecai Crowley. In his all-ages space adventure, readers will discover new alien species and witness strange happenings along as Crowley researches outer space in Mordecai Crowley’s Journal of Interplanetary Travels. The 100 page hardcover volumes of this story are set in a retro-futuristic past and feature an illustrated journal format. In the first volume, Dr. Mordecai finds and documents new alien species; he continues his search in the second volume, and comes upon some mysterious happenings as well.The…

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Kickstart the Week with Super! Returns from the Grave!

By: Nicole D’Andria The ongoing superhero series Super! returns—this time with a horde of zombies along for the action-packed, comedy-fueled ride! I spoke with several key members of the creative team about their superpowered comic. In the superhero world of Super!, superpowers and costumed crimefighters are commonplace, and the gritty “realism” you may see in DC’s Blockbusters is replaced with lighthearted jokes about common superhero tropes and real reactions to a world backed to the brim with supers. Now on their seventh issue, this superhero team has risen from the…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Heroes International – Ongoing Comic Book Series

By: Nicole D’Andria A superhero team like you’ve never seen before… because they suck at it! Heroes International is Short Fuse Media’s and Freestyle Komics latest foray into the world of superheroes. I interview the creative team about their publisher and the new super comic. This new ongoing series takes place years after tragedy struck in “The Zero Event.” That’s when all of the superhero population disappeared and newly powered superheroes starting to come out and fight the crime left behind. A division of the government called the Extra Human…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The S Factor: A new reality for superhero detective comics

By: Nicole D’Andria Ever wanted to watch The Bachelor, but with superheroes and something (even more) sinister brewing behind the scenes? You’ll get that and more with the Kickstarter for The S Factor graphic novel. I talk with creator/writer Samuel George London about his foray into the superhero dating game!

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Kickstart the Week with The Chimp With The Brown Hat Vol #1: The First Banana Western

By: Nicole D’Andria It’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly meets Planet of the Apes! Enjoy the sci-fi western, The Chimp With The Brown Hat, starring… a talking chimp that wears a brown hat! I speak with writer Nathaniel Gold about his creation. The first volume of The Chimp With The Brown Hat collects the first four issues of the series, with over 100 pages of content. This sci-fi western is written and illustrated by Nathaniel Gold. It also includes an introduction by hall of fame science-fiction artist and…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Milky #1 (of 4) – a fresh comedy/sci-fi comic book

By: Nicole D’Andria Emotions run high in Milky! A combination of comedy and sci-fi, the series follows a milkman and an ignorant group of people banding together during an alien invasion. I spoke with the creator about the alien-infested world of Milky. Vikinder Singh, nicknamed “Milky,” is the milkman that has been working in Crafton Hill for years. He’s delivering milk to everyone, from a racist old lady to his lifelong crush Lucy Bell. When he finally gets the courage to confess his feelings, Lucy and every other woman is…

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Kickstart the Week with Like Father, Like Daughter Collected Edition TPB

By: Nicole D’Andria Now you can get over 100 pages of Like Father, Like Daughter stories in the special collected edition on Kickstarter! I spoke with the creative team, including Comic Frontline’s very own Comic Uno Kathryn Calamia, about their successful project and the journey they’ve taken from issue to issue. The Like Father, Like Daughter collected trade paperback features the first four issues of the series and additional never-before-seen short stories. It’s a story about the importance of family… and superpowers! Casey Ryder starts out as your typical teenage…

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Kickstart the Week with A Supernatural Western Adventure Comic: Billy the Kit #1

  By: Nicole D’Andria Justin Gray has taken us to the west before with Jonah Hex and All-Star Western. Now, he returns to the western genre with Billy the Kit, a rabbit gunslinger who wants vengeance against a tornado god. After a tornado god kills his family, sole survivor Billy Langham vows to get his vengeance. Billy learns from the profanity-spewing martial arts master Luther the Goat and becomes a gunslinger hunting tornado gods. The world of Billy the Kit is created by writer Justin Gray (Standstill, TheAdventures of Penelope…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Lifted: Of Gods and Thieves

  By: Nicole D’Andria Today we have thieves-for-hire, led by a teleporting thief who unwittingly will pay a role in a confrontation between the gods! Join me as I talk with creator Shawn Pryor about this journey, which was years in the making. The story of Lifted: Of Gods and Thieves centers on Sara Jackson, the leader of art and antiquities thieves-for-hire, and the rest of her crew. She steals alongside her adoptive brother Max Jackson, who regrets introducing her to the family business, and high-tech handler Claudette St. Pierre.…

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Indiegogo the Week with Death Dreamer

  By: Nicole D’Andria Are you ready for a dark graphic novel filled with murder and embalming? Death Dream is the first graphic novel written by Scott Ian Lewis, frontman and vocalist for the metal band CARNIFEX. I spoke with him and some of the art team regarding the books dark origins and some other gruesome details! Death Dreamer Vol. 1 is a 54 pages graphic novel that follows the lives of embalmer Troy Graves and Dr. Julia Sams. After the murder of a city councilman, the two find themselves…

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