Alterna’s Newsprint Line Sells Out Prior to Release

Alterna’s Newsprint Line Sells Out Prior to Release

In a bold (if somewhat odd) experiment, Alterna Comics is attempting to “bring back newsprint.” The oddest thing of all is that it seems to be working. The up-and-coming publisher announced today that the first line-up of books which feature a throwback print utilizing old-fashioned newsprint have sold out at a distributor level. The new series, which include Amazing Age, Adam Wreck, Croak, and Lilith Dark, all exhausted their print stock on the first round…

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“The Secret Adventures of Houdini”

“The Secret Adventures of Houdini”

When it comes to historic figures begging to have their stories committed to pulp, Harry Houdini ranks near the top of the list. The most renowned escape artist in the world, possibly of all time, he spent the latter years of his life debunking hoaxers who attempted to bilk unknowing rubes out of hard-earned coin with cheap parlor tricks they passed off as magic.       But what happens when he runs into people who aren’t…

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The End Is Totally Nigh

The End Is Totally Nigh

This comic is a loving tribute to the B-movies of the last twenty or so years. Now before you throw your hands up and guffaw, let me explain that this is not necessarily a good nor a bad thing, rather I am affirming, or perhaps accepting, what this comic comparatively borrows from (or perhaps contributes to) the medium of film B-genre.The narrative is a quick digression into monster hunter cliche: rag-tag bunch of good guys…

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Anyone But Virginia

Strong female protagonists in the tights and flights set are hard to find amongst the books on the shelf these days at the local comic shop. While there are standouts in my opinion for the big two at the moment such as DC comics new 52 Supergirl and Marvel’s Captain Marvel , those characters (properties) are still under the control of the editorial grip of the powers that be in the way they should look…

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