Poseur Ink’s Side B

I saw this when it appeared in Previews a few weeks ago and it looked pretty intriguing. Sadly, working at a failing architectural firm with redundancy lurking like Galactus on the horizon means budget curbing is in order. However, the 232 page anthology is on sale now and features some impressive indie names all creating stories that weave the magic of music with the wonders of comics. For more info and nifty previews, check out the groovy official site. There’s also a great interview with Poseur Ink’s Rachel Dukes all about the project. And stuff. Here.


Radical’s Incarnate

KISS’ Gene Simmons’ son, Nick is a comics fan just like his Dad apparently. His new series debuts from Radical Publsihing in August. Press release below.

Incarnate #1They cannot die. They feel no pain. They hunger for human flesh. They are Revenants. Centuries ago, the Revenant known as Mot was worshipped as a God. Now, he walks the Earth in search for a purpose to his immortality – but when a secret society discovers a way to kill Revenants, Mot and his fellow immortals must make a choice: Hunt or be hunted.

Radical Publishing is proud to announce its newest title for August 2009: INCARNATE, created, written and penciled by Nick Simmons, son of rock legend Gene Simmons and star of A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The three-issue miniseries will feature a brand new 52-page format and $4.99 price point that will be used in future Radical titles such as FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency from David Hine (Civil War: X-MenSpider-Man Noir) and The Last Days of American Crime from Rick Remender (PunisherFear Agent).

The story concerns Mot, a peculiar member of a race of predatory creatures called Revenants. They are immortal, ageless, shape-shifting and vicious. There has never been a force on this earth that has been able to give them the death that Mot (secretly) seeks, until now. A shadow organization known only as Sanctum has discovered a way to kill the Revenants, and is carrying out a secret genocide that spans the globe. Mot, his protégé Connor, and the rest of the Revenants now must decide how to ensure their place at the top of the food chain. Nick Simmons’ breakout American Manga title reveals a world that challenges even the imagination, planting its tongue firmly in cheek, then biting it off…And swallowing it. 

Incarnate is a project that is very close to me,” stated Radical Publishing President and Publisher Barry Levine. “As a rock photographer, I have worked very closely with Gene Simmons and the members of KISS. Since I’ve known him, Gene has always had a passion for comics and has passed that down to his son Nick. After seeing Nick’s concept for Incarnate and the quality of his designs and panels, I immediately felt that this was a great fit for Radical.”

Just before its August release date, Incarnate #1 will debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International with Nick Simmons on hand to sign copies. For more info on Radical at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, stay tuned to www.radicalcomics.com for all the latest news. 

Incarnate #1 appears in the June 2009 Diamond Previews catalog, to ship August 2009 and featuring a cover by popular Runaways and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 cover artist Jo Chen (Diamond Code: JUN091053). Incarnate #1 is a 52-page comic and retails for only $4.99.

Flash #5 Now Out

This revamp, of sorts, of the classic Flash Gordon series from new publisher Ardden Entertainment has been pretty good, as was their recent Hard Cover anthology celebrating the character’s 75th anniversary. On sale right now is the penultimate issue of the current series. Written by Brendan Deneen with great art by Paul Green, #5 focuses on the attack on Ming’s floating citadel by Flash, Vultan and Thun, while Dale Arden wakes up and sees Ming for the baddie he really is. Beginning once the current Mercy Wars series wraps is a new series, entitled Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword.



No, I’m Not Making This Up

Coming in September from those crazy cats at Bluewater Productions are the following two items. Can’t say I blame them. They’ve had huge success with their Female Force and Political Power one-shots, and some impressive mainstream coverage too.












OPRAHThe Bo Obama issue is described thusly:

You wouldn’t believe how much trouble one little pooch could be, but when that pup is the First Dog of the United States, there’s no telling what he might get into. Join Bo as he takes you on an insiders look at the White House where you’ll soon discover who is the real “Top Dog” in Washington.

while Oprah’s foray into comics is described below.

Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur, and talk show queen.  She turned her wounds into wisdom and survived an abusive family to become one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.  See the humble beginnings of Oprah Winfrey.

Obviously someone’s buying these as they keep making them. I guess it’s good for comics in the long run, but I kinda think it’s probably naive collectors snapping them up and boxing them with their cutlery with pictures of the royal family on them.