ADVANCE REVIEW: The Dregs TPB: Haunting, Uncompromising, Honest, Beautiful

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Dregs TPB: Haunting, Uncompromising, Honest, Beautiful

Though I call the middle of America home these days, I am originally from the West Coast of Canada, and spent most of my life living in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is, of course, renowned for its scenic beauty, but as The Dregs proves, it’s also home to one of the most significant communities of drug addiction and homelessness in North America; the downtown east side (or DTES, as it’s known). The…

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Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

With San Diego Comic-Con just days away, the monstrous metroplex between Los Angeles and San Diego has begun to fill up with the best, brightest, and most legendary comic book creators in the world. Last night, independent publisher Black Mask Studios and The Nerdist assembled a panel of Black Mask’s most notable creators past and present, along with newly minted Black Mask contributor and comic book industry legend Grant Morrison. The panelists included Black Mask…

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Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Black Mask Goes All In On Dystopia With CALEXIT

Launching Calexit shows that Black Mask Comics is utterly fearless.  When it comes to publishers willing to tackle real-world social issues in the pages of “funnybooks”, no one has been bolder than the fledgling indie publisher. Having already seen success with such titles as Liberator in the political realm, Black Mask is doubling down with the announcement of Calexit. Based on the recent proposals that the “left coast” should declare independence from the rest of…

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Toe Tag Riot Returns with a Trade Paperback, and to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Toe Tag Riot Returns with a Trade Paperback, and to Endorse Bernie Sanders

Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman are finally giving us the long awaited trade paperback for Toe Tag Riot.  It will cover the first four issues as well as a couple bonus issues.  One of which was featured in Alternative Press Magazine.  Don’t miss out on this book.   [From the Press Release] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 9, 2015 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: mattminerxvx@gmail.com Comic book stars TOE TAG RIOT endorse BERNIE SANDERS for President Today…

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Black Mask Studios Launches Digital Distribution With ComiXology & Amazon

Black Mask Studios Launches Digital Distribution With ComiXology & Amazon

Black Mask Studios, comiXology and Amazon have announced a distribution agreement to release Black Mask’s digital library of comic books and graphic novels across the comiXology platform and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Launched in 2013 by Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, Occupy Comics), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, ANTI- Records), and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Black Mask Studios is a comics publisher and media production company devoted to supporting bold new voices and provocative stories. “Black…

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REVIEW: Toe Tag Riot #3 – Zombies a Go Go

REVIEW: Toe Tag Riot #3 – Zombies a Go Go

Writer:  Matt Miner Artist:  Sean Von Gorman Publisher:  Black Mask $3.50 Over the course of reading Toe Tag Riot we’ve learned more about how the band became zombies.  They’ve already gone after modern Nazis and those involved in the Million Mom March.  Matt Miner didn’t disappoint with the back story in this issue.  Not only do we find out more details of their zombification, we also learn how Evie lost her arm.  A point that…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: TOE TAG RIOT

FRIDAY FANCAST: TOE TAG RIOT

When it comes to zombies The Walking Dead controls the small screen.  The big screen is another story.  There are a variety of zombie comics ripe for adaptation, but none quite like Toe Tag Riot.  While most involving shambling along and eating brains, this story has zombies getting involved with social justice.  The infamous Westboro Baptist Church being one of their targets.  Writer Matt Miner has given us a four part mini-series that would translate into quite…

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REVIEW: Toe Tag Riot #1 – Crowd-Funded Rock n Roll Zombies

REVIEW: Toe Tag Riot #1 – Crowd-Funded Rock n Roll Zombies

Writer:  Matt Miner Artist:  Sean Von Gorman Publisher:  Black Mask Comics “Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman are insincere peeves…Repent before you split Hell wide open!” – Westboro Baptist Church That’s quite a statement coming from a church in regards to a comic book that gained funding through Kickstarter.  Miner has used Kickstarter in the past for other projects, but none have gained attention from a group recognized nationally for their hate and fear mongering. …

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