Kickstart the Week with Alter-Life Issues 1-4

By: Nicole D’Andria Death isn’t the end. At least not in Alter-Life. We’re exploring this mind-bending sci-fi comic book series today with the creative team. Jake losses his family in a tragic car accident. He decides to end his own life, but then finds out he can’t die. So Jake tries again and again, and every time he comes back, the world has changed slightly. What does this mean and why does Jake have this mysterious ability? ­Find out in Alter-Life.The series is written by Caleb Thusat (ZED, The Nook)…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Last Ember #1

By: Nicole D’Andria The Last Ember is the first series taking place in the Emberverse universe! Published by Last Ember Press, this is the coming of age story about the goddess of fire. I interviewed the entire creative team, which includes several members of Comic Frontline! Taking place after Ember Madison discover her fiery powers in the zero issue, The Last Ember #1 is the true beginning of Ember’s mythical journey. While she is secretly being watched, Ember must find the answers behind her powers, the secrets of her past…

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Kickstart the Week with Amelia Sky #2

By: Nicole D’Andria We’ve previously showcased the first issue of Amelia Sky. Now, the series about a young girl surviving in a post-alien invaded world continues. I spoke with the writer and artist about their heroine and how they would survive this nightmare of a world. This sci-fi/horror series stars Amelia, a young girl suffering from amnesia, on an Earth that has become overrun with Shriekers, monstrous creatures who are hungry for energy. She is joined by Eleanor and her dog, Ace, as they look for Amelia’s parents. The story…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1

By: Nicole D’Andria Explore the nightmarish world inside the mind of a famous poet with the Kickstarter for The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1. Writer Dwight L. MacPherson describes his comic book as “Alice in Wonderland meets The Lord of the Rings” or “Homer’s Odyssey meets Dante’s Divine Comedy” and shares more of his musings on the book in an in-depth interview. In The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, readers literally enter the mind of Edgar Allen Poe. His madness manifests in Terra Somnium, a nightmare world…

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Action Lab Preview: Miraculous #5 – Mr. Pigeon!

Action Lab has shared with Comic Frontline a preview of MIRACULOUS #5 Paris is invaded by pigeons! Based on the TV show by Zag Entertainment, arranged and adapted by Cheryl Black and our very own Nicole D’Andria! Mr. Ramier enjoys feeding pigeons, but the park keepers banish him. Akumatized in Mr. Pigeon, he wants to turn the capital into a huge nature reserve for the birds he communicates with. He abducts all the park keepers, enemies of the pigeons, and imposes a curfew in a Paris invaded by pigeons. MIRACULOUS #5…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Into the Suck

By: Nicole D’Andria This week I’m showcasing a sci-fi mini-series on Kickstarter called Into the Suck. The Kickstarter reached its $3,000 goal in four days! I spoke with writer Keith Thomas about the characters and his success on Kickstarter. Into the Suck is a six issue mini-series starring Ursula, a privateer and bounty hunter. She has been hired to get a human from planet Earth. However, she has several sizeable obstacles to face in the form of a mysterious adversary, her pirate father, and the entire Royal Army. The Suck…

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Kickstart the Week with 4-Panel Life: THE BOOK

By: Nicole D’Andria The popular webcomic “4-Panel Life” is being collected in a book! Enjoy over 100 slice-of-life comics, some never-before-seen, in printed form. Learn more about the webcomic and enjoy an interview with the creator, Jen-Jen Rose. 4-Panel Life started in 2010 and was inspired by the real life events of creator Jen-Jen Rose. The paperback book will have over 100 4-Panel Life comics from the webcomic as well as some brand new material only available in the book. There will be behind the scenes content, illustrations and commentary…

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Kickstart the Week with Amelia Sky #1

By: Nicole D’Andria Kickstart your week with Amelia Sky #1, the story of a young girl fighting her way through a world inhabited by Shriekers: terrifying creatures that have been consuming all the energy of the universe. I spoke with the writer of the series, Jermaine Boyd. Amelia Sky #1 is the first issue of a planned three volume horror science-fiction series. A young girl, Amelia, suffers from amnesia. She must make her way through an apocalyptic world filled with Shriekers and, possibly even more sinister, other survivors who think…

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Kickstart the Week with Nightshadow- A Comic Book Feature Film

By: Nicole D’Andria   This Kickstarter is for launching Cross the Line’s film Nightshadow, a comic book movie starring a diverse cast of characters. The film company will also be starting their comic book company, Cross the Line Comics. I spoke with their President, CEO and director, Logan Cross. Nightshadow, a female vigilante, has had a tough life. She lived on the street, fought in a foreign child Army, and became a member of “The Order of Wraith.” She was granted her wish of leaving The Order of Wraith to…

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Kickstart the Week with Dark Beach

By: Nicole D’Andria Dark Beach is a science-fiction noir story and the latest Kickstarter to be featured on Kickstart the Week. I interviewed the writers and colorist about the society in Dark Beach, a world in which humans live in a large Iceland habitat thanks to the Old Sun. The idea originated from the mind of Michael J. Ruiz-Unger. He fleshed out the script with Tucker Tota. The artwork was illustrated by Sebastián Píriz with colors by Ray Jones. The official Dark Beach logo was designed by Patrick Hart. The…

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Kickstart the Week with The Gem Users Graphic Novel

By: Nicole D’Andria This week I’m showcasing the Kickstarter for The Gem Users, a graphic novel featuring martial arts, fantasy, sci-fi, super powers, action, drama and comedy. You even get the option of two different journeys the characters can take in the hardcover books. I also interviewed the writer, Michael Walton. The Gem Users is a story about a strange meteor that shattered into pieces and spread all over the world. Those who find these gem pieces have a power inside of them released that even they weren’t aware they…

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Kickstart the Week with Seamstress

By: Nicole D’Andria This time on Kickstart the Week I’m showcasing Seamstress, a comic book about two women, Polli and Cassi, who make costumes for superheroes and supervillains. I spoke with the writer of the series, N.S. Kane, and the inker, Cristian Docolomansky. Supers always seem to have a dozen costumes waiting for them when they get their current suit riddled with bullets or burned to a crisp—you know, a typical Friday night for a super. Cassi (Castor the mortal) Lyra and Polli (Polloux the immortal) Nova are two seamstresses…

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Comic Characters You’ve Never Heard Of #1 (Comic Maven’s First Video!)

By: Nicole D’Andria This is your Comic Maven Nicole D’Andria with my very first video: Comic Characters You’ve Never Heard Of #1. The first part in a new ongoing series, this video showcases several comic book characters that newcomers to comics, casual comic book fans and hardcore veterans may not have heard about before.   Today’s Featured Characters: American Dream Maggie Kyle Big Bertha B’wana Beast Have a suggestion for a character or a theme for an episode? Let me know in the comments below!  Related Written Articles: Catwoman (Pre-New…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with 100 Tears: The Comic

By: Nicole D’Andria This week’s Kickstarter is an adaptation of a movie. Based off of the black comedy, 100 Tears: The Comic is about a slasher clown. I interviewed the writer (also editor-in-chief of Master Plot Comics) and the colorist of the mini-series about the killer project. 100 Tears was a black comedy movie back in 2007 about a lonely circus clown mistakenly put away for acts he didn’t commit. Fueled by revenge, the clown turns to murder in order to get revenge against the people who wronged him. Next…

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Kickstart the Week with Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter: “Foul Blood”

By: Nicole D’Andria This week I’m showcasing the Kickstarter for a comic book mini-series that is also part of a series of novels and is becoming a film as well. I interviewed Kevin Given, the writer and an actor, to learn more about Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter. Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter: “Foul Blood” is an adaptation of the second book in the Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter book series. Foul Blood features the origin story of how Karl became a vampire hunter. There are decapitated bodies drained of their blood behind…

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