Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures - Director's Cut...

I'm very happy to report that this week marks the release of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures # 1: Director's Cut. This special one-shot not only contains the sold-out first issue of our miniseries, it also includes every page of Jon Sommariva's fantastic pencils, as well as my entire script for the issue. Also inside is a speak peek at Jon's studio, some great promotional art, and an epic afterword telling the true life story of my first brush with crime in New York City, and how that affected my Turtle fandom for the rest of my life. This is truly heartbreaking stuff here, people. You can't afford to miss it!

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures # 4...

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures # 4 hits stores this week. Things come to a head between the Joker and Shredder, Raphael and Leonardo get doused in Scarecrow's fear gas, and an unexpected player steps out of the shadows.

Available in three covers. Regular Edition (center) by Jon Sommariva, Subscription Cover (right) by Dustin Weaver, and Incentive Cover (left) by Tony Fleecs.

As always, the art is handled by the brilliant team of penciler Jon Sommariva, inker Sean Parsons, and colorist Leonardo Ito, alongside the additional colors of John Rauch, Zach Atkinson, and Sean Galloway.

If you're a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, you don't want to miss this one for the cameos alone. My wife and I even make an appearance in the crowd!

That's us to the extreme left. Jon Sommariva and his family are on the right, with our editor, Bobby Curnow, giving Batman a fearful glance near the center of the panel.

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Harley Quinn Journal...

Out now in stores is the Harley Quinn Ruled Journal, my latest in a series of journals for Insight Editions.

Written in the voice of Harley Quinn herself, this mostly blank journal features a short illustrated story followed by plenty of empty pages for the reader to fill in what happens next.

While some editorial oversight sadly left my name off the book, this is the third volume I've written for this series, including the Batman Ruled Journal and The Joker Ruled Journal. The production quality of these books is fantastic, so be sure to check them out during your next Gotham City outing.

To be continued...

Monday, January 30, 2017

EOD Soldiers...

2016 was a hectic year for me, and as a result, I'm a bit behind on my blog posts. Several of my books hit the stands last year, and I've still yet to mention them here. So in the interest of playing catch-up, I thought I'd talk a little bit today about a series of graphic novels I wrote for Capstone.

War comics are a longstanding tradition in the history of the comic book medium, and until now, I've never been able to get a crack at writing any. This series of four graphic novels is centered around the same Explosive Ordinance Division headquartered in Afghanistan. Each book delves into the life of a difference soldier as he or she navigates the war-torn countryside, working to disarm bombs placed by local insurgents.

I was outside my comfort zone for these books, and they required a lot of research on my part, but I'm happy with the result. The books in the series are:

The Mist - Drawn by Rico Lima and Thiago Dal Bello
Go Slow - Drawn by Carlos Furuzono and Dijjo Lima
- The List - Drawn by Carlos Furuzono and Dijjo Lima
- Two Sides - Drawn by Carlos Furuzono and Dijjo Lima

In related news, also out last year was Ghosts of the Night, a prose book I wrote for Capstone dealing with a rescue mission in Afghanistan.

More catch-up news to come!

To be continued...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures # 3...

Out this Wednesday is Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures # 3! Last issue, we saw the Turtles meet Batman for the first time. Needless to say, things went a bit awkwardly...

Is Jon Sommariva the perfect penciler for this book or what?
This issue, watch as the heroes team up against Batman enemy Poison Ivy and Turtles' foe Snakeweed. All the while, Shredder is waiting in the wings. As is... the Joker. Pick up your copy this week and find out what happens next!

Dynamic Forces exclusive Ken Haeser variant cover.
TMNT movie poster homage variant cover by Erica Henderson.
Variant cover by Ben Harvey.
To be continued...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

DC Super Hero Stories...

New Year, New Books! This week, my newest series of children's books has been released by Stone Arch books. The series is called DC Super Hero Stories, and features text targeted at young readers with artwork drawn in the iconic DC animated style by Ethen Beavers.

For Batman fans (which, c'mon, is all of us), there's Batman Tangles With Terror featuring one of my favorite bat-foes, Man-Bat.

For fans of the Amazing Amazon, check out Wonder Woman Wrestles Circe's Sorcery. While the tongue-twisting title wasn't my creation, the inside action was. So don't miss seeing Wonder Woman battle it out with one of her most powerful enemies.

Flash fans get to see the Scarlet Speedster take on four of his toughest villains in Flash Races the Rogues.

And for those fans of the Man of Steel, Superman fights back against Lex Luthor in Superman Battles the Billionaire Bully.

Hope your little superheroes like them!

To be continued...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures # 2...

Regular cover by Jon Sommariva.

The second issue of our Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini series is hitting stands this week. And if you thought it was fun to see the Turtles face off agains Mudbutt... err... Clayface last issue, wait until you see what happens when Joker and Harley Quinn arrive in New York City. The art for the issue is once again masterfully handled by the team of penciler Jon Sommariva, inker Sean Parsons, and colorist Leonardo Ito, with letters by Shawn Lee and edits by Bobby Curnow.

Subscription variant cover by Rick Burchett.

Anxious to read it? Here's a five-page preview you can check out right now.

Incentive variant cover. Art by Chad Thomas.

I'm also happy to report the response to the first issue (now sold out and available in a second print) has been great. In fact, we've just been nominated for Comic of the Year by the Diamond Gem Awards!

Dynamic Forces exclusive cover. Art by Ken Haeser.

Not only that, we have a special Director's Cut issue on the way in February. It will feature Jon's awesome pencils, some of my script pages, and more insider glimpses of how we put the series together.

The Director's Cut edition of issue # 1!
More updates and Turtle news soon!

To be continued...

Fried Pie exclusive cover. Art by Tony Fleecs.