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Tyler Kirkham’s SCREWED Coming to Stores In June

Written by on May 16, 2013
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Tyler Kirkham’s SCREWED Coming to Stores In June

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that it will be publishing acclaimed artist/creator Tyler Kirkham’s (New Guardians, Teen Titans, and Amazing Spider-Man) new creator-owned series, entitled SCREWED, coming in June and will feature covers by series creator Tyler Kirkham and interior artist David Miller.

“SCREWED fits right into the Zenescope wheelhouse and is a perfect addition to our catalog of titles. The combination of Tyler and Zenescope makes this book a must have.” says Zenescope Marketing Manager Stephen Haberman. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Horror films and I love the idea of Frankenstein.” Says creator Tyler Kirkham “It’s a story that’s been retold a million times but none have been like this! This has horror, action and some flat-out sick, twisted moments! I always thought Zenescope would be a great fit for the story as it has a strong lead female role. I’m extremely excited for this series.”

Screwed follows a young woman who awakens in a hospital covered in scars as if she had been taken apart and put back together again; her mind as fragmented as her body. As she tries to piece together what’s happened to her, she will find many enemies are after her but she’ll also find a valuable ally in FBI Agent Erin Scott.


  • Words: Tyler Kirkham, Keith Thomas
  • Art: David Miller
  • Covers: Tyler Kirkham, David Miller
  • Colors: Oracle
  • Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release Date: June 12, 2013
  • SCREWED is available for pre-order/re-order through Diamond’s April edition of PREVIEWS.


Big Bertha Comic Book eCard

Written by on Dec 20, 2012
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Big Bertha Comic Book eCard

Big Bertha Comic Book eCard

Big Bertha Comic Book eCard

Sexy Captain America Girl Cosplay

Written by on Dec 7, 2012
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Sexy Captain America Girl Cosplay

Sexy Captain America Girl Cosplay

The Superbowl of Comic Conventions- Third Quarter

Written by on Jul 15, 2012
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The Superbowl of Comic Conventions- Third Quarter

Day 3:

Like all the hall of fame coaches such as George Halas, John Madden or Tom Landry, I made second-half adjustments. For instance, I packed a lighter lunch, said no to Starbuck, and reconnected  with a friend, Frank, and his wife, Sarah, who came to the con dressed as 1950’s era Clark Kent & Lois Lane.

So as this particular day at Comic-Con unfolded one thing became more and more apparent: the convention is more fun in cosplay. While the three of us walked the convention floor we were stopped–okay Lois and Clark were stopped–numerous times to have their pictures taken. It got to the point where Frank/Clark remarked to me that he felt like a celebrity.

Good for him, right? Yep, no hard feelings. I mean it’s not like I didn’t have other things to do at the convention. I wasn’t jealous, honest. Okay, maybe just a little bit. But the fact that I came to the convention as myself got Frank/Clark, Sarah/Lois and myself thinking: who could I cosplay as at the next Comic-Con. Here’s the fundamental problem, I have long locks that I’ve been growing for more than 13 years, so my options are limited in terms of who I could be. So anyway, the long and short of it is we decided that maybe I could be Bishop from the time period of the comics where he had locks myself, or maybe even Static.

Okay, so aside from my future cosplay dreams, I actually was able to get some things accomplished on Day 3 and my biggest personal feat was getting Peter David (current writer of X-Factor) to sign a book he wrote on writing comics, which I will admit, was pretty freakin’ cool!!!

Well, that’s pretty much all I can say about Day 3 other than I’m continually having a blast and I look forward to–and slightly dread–the last day of the convention. Who knows, I might actually get stiff-armed my Gene Simmons’s security.

The Superbowl of Comic Conventions- Second Quarter

Written by on Jul 14, 2012
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The Superbowl of Comic Conventions- Second Quarter

Day 2:

So did I learn my lesson from my first day at the largest convention that I’ve ever attended? Did the Chicago Bears 2011 season fall apart after Jay Culter went down with an injury? Yes on both counts.

With the lessons learned from Day 1, on today’s agenda involved little to no time spent waiting in lines for panels, and instead I spent that free time snipping pictures, standing in the longest Starbucks line in the history of humanity, attempting to get free swag, and oh yeah, standing  in lines trying to play demos of whatever video games were on display (except for the Nintendo 3DS, damn thing hurts my eyes just looking at it).

So as Day 2 goes, and thanks to technology (i.e., Facebook), I was able to catch up with an old college buddy, Frank. Now a little background for the viewers at home, back back back in 2002 I attended my very first comic convention (as a volunteer), Wizard World Chicago, and you can guess who was with me… yeah that’s right, Frank. Anyway, to make a long story short, for that four day convention Frank and I hit the convention floor and panel rooms hard. And as the story goes I got my first taste of the con lifestyle and indeed I wanted more, and also as lucky would have it I was able to get a sketch of Kang the Conqueror from one of my favorite artist, George Perez.

Anyway that was then and as for the events of Day 2 are concerned I believe I was able to do close to 75% of things I wanted to on the convention floor. Hell, bring this back to the football theme of sorts, I was almost pancaked by one of Gene Simmons (from Kiss fame) lead blockers, aka his four man security detail.

So that’s my Day 2 in a nut shell and trust me this second day at this convention has been a wild and exciting ried. I now look forward to all the trouble and fun that Frank and I will most likely be getting into on Day 3.

MARVEL: SEASON ONE Graphic Novels Previews

Written by on Dec 17, 2011
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MARVEL: SEASON ONE Graphic Novels Previews

Marvel: Season One, a line of all-new graphic novels, just got bigger as Marvel is pleased to add three titles to the highly anticipated line-up with Ant-Man: Season One, Hulk: Season One & Doctor Strange: Season One! These all-new complete stories offer fans a chance to immerse themselves in the Marvel Universe like never before. Journey into the unknown with Ant-Man, learn about the mystic arts with Doctor Strange and find out how Hulk balances humanity and monstrosity as each of these graphic novels offer new revelations for long-time fans and give new readers a fresh introduction to the character. With modern retellings of the world’s greatest super heroes seminal origins by some of the most critically acclaimed creators in the business, no fan can miss this! Each of these graphic novels also include a code to download each book for free, via the Marvel Comics app, making them must haves for every fan.

“As a result of the great response from fans and retailers, we realized we couldn’t just stop with one wave of titles” said David Gabriel, Marvel SVP of Sales. “We’re showing our continued support for this line by insuring that fans have a reason to come back into comic shops month after month to get the next volumes in the Season One line of original graphic novels.”

The complete second wave of Season One graphic novels includes:

· Ant-Man: Season One by Tom DeFalco (Spider-Girl) and Horacio Domingues (Incorruptible), on-sale in July 2012

· Hulk: Season One by Fred Van Lente (Alpha Flight, Herc) and Tom Fowler (Venom), on-sale in August 2012

· Doctor Strange: Season One by Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men, Red Skull: Incarnate) and Emma Rios (Osborn, Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger), on-sale in September 2012

Whether you’re picking up a comic for the first time, or looking to add more to your comics reading experience, then it’s time to discover the world’s greatest super heroes all over again in Marvel: Season One!


Written by on Dec 7, 2011
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Archie in The Big Ditch – Jughead has a science project due in a week but it’s not going to get done if his lab partner (and supposed best friend!) doesn’t stop ditching him. Will Archie stop putting off his his pal or will Jug end up with a failing grade thanks to his flaky friend?
In additon, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews are “Going Batty” when they discover a loose bat in the attic! Mr. Andrews decides to take matters into his own hands but he qualified to handle the flying rodent?
Those stories plus Archie in “Kiss Amiss!” in which Arch spreads holiday cheer throughout the halls of Riverdale High with his strategically placed mistletoe but not if the Bee has anything to say about it! Will Archie be the first to serve detention for puckering up?

Script: Paul Kupperberg, Mike Pellowski, Bill Golliher
Art: Pat Kennedy, Bob Bolling, Jim Amash, Tim Kennedy
Cover by Fernando Ruiz
Shipping Date: 11/23/11
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/7/11
On Sale on Newsstands: 12/13/11
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US

Quick Update from Etan Wish!

Written by on Aug 12, 2011
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Right now Hound Comics is representing in full force at Wizard World Chicago! This post was put up the other day, by far the most ridiculously amazingly awesome update to date!!! Come by to booth 3555 and say hello!!

Comic Book News 12-Gauge Comics AUGUST 2011 SOLICITATIONS

Written by on May 25, 2011
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Comic Book News 12-Gauge Comics AUGUST 2011 SOLICITATIONS


Birmingham, AL (May 26, 2011)

ICE #2 (of 4)

Writer: Doug Wagner

Artist: Jose Holder

Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze

Colors: Michael Wiggam


LOOSE ENDS #2 (of 4)

Writer: Jason Latour

Art and Cover: Chris Brunner

Colors: Rico Renzi

$3.99 (please note size: 7 – ¼” x 11”)

In the wake of the worst night of their lives, Sonny and Cheri are ‘wanted’ and on the run. Vicious drug cartels and crooked cops lie in wait on the road before them, but tonight it’s the past that looms largest in the rear view mirror– a past filled with betrayal, conspiracy, promise rings and varsity jackets. Tonight, no matter how fast they drive, they can’t escape the mistakes of their youth.

LOOSE ENDS is a gritty, slow cooked, “southern crime romance”, that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida…12-Gauge style.

Following a string of brutal drug-runner murders in the States, the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency’s top tactical team is in hot pursuit of the killer.  As they close in on the suspect (drug-kingpin Luis Morales), chaos erupts on the streets in a jumble of bullets and explosions!  As the battle rages, Morales attempts to escape and ICE agent Cole Matai is forced to leave his team and pursue the ruthless killer on foot.  Cole corners Morales and gets the upper hand— but makes a critical decision that will end up haunting him forever.

12-Gauge Comics is known for high-octane action, and ICE is taking that reputation to a new level!  Don’t miss the next installment of this summer’s hottest new series!


About the Publisher

12-Gauge Comics was founded by Keven Gardner in 2004 and currently publishes some of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent comic books in the marketplace today.  12-Gauge members Jason Pearson, Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, and Doug Wagner are creating new and innovative multi-media concepts for the company, including Pearson’s run-away hit BODY BAGS and THE RIDE, which debuted as the top-selling black and white comic of the year in 2004.  After solidifying its position as a force to be reckoned with by packaging THE O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce), an original comic book concept co-created and starring actress ROSARIO DAWSON. THE O.C.T. has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Access Hollywood,” and many other media outlets.

In 2009 12-Gauge began to firmly solidify its unique identity by publishing under its own banner (prior titles were through Image Comics), starting with the company’s first licensed property, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: The Comic Series — which made a major splash. With all new stories by series creator/director TROY DUFFY, the comics have been selling-out and exposing the 12-Gauge brand to an all-new audience. 12-Gauge then moved into the untapped market of country music with superstar recording artist TRACE ADKINS. In LUKE MC BAIN, Adkins lends his likeness to a hard-as-nails character in an adventure story of revenge and redemption. Trace went on a wide publicity tour for the comics; highlights being a guest appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and a feature story in “USA Today”. 2010 closed strong with the release of 25 TO LIFE, a limited series that pushed the boundaries of the traditional law enforcement procedural.

2011 looks equally promising; the recently launched high-concept series MAGUS is rewriting the world of magic as we know it. R.P.M., from NYT #1 Bestselling author MICK FOLEY, is a crossover hit, and the just announced action-franchise I.C.E. is generating strong buzz in the industry. Other 2011 titles include the zombie-noir themed DEADTOWN and the gritty crime drama LOOSE ENDS. For more information, please visit www.12gaugecomics.com or email info@12gaugecomics.com.

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