November 2021: Giving thanks to newcomers, geek lifestyle, and comics
Plus new webcomic and geeky magazine announcements!
Welcome to all the new subscribers who have hopped on board from my Road Trip to Hell Kickstarter! I hope both the newcomers and readers who have been with us since the beginning enjoy this monthly recap of November 2021. I know we’re already halfway through the holiday season of December, but let’s show a little love to the month of thankfulness (and turkey)!
Here’s another monthly recap where I talk about a variety of projects I have a hand in, whether that be through editing or news coverage, from the month of November. It’s hard to express just how thankful I am that I get to be part of these projects and continue my geeky lifestyle. I hope you enjoy these announcements as much as I do!
Kickstart the Week with Adventures, Apocalypses, and Anthologies
I featured three Kickstarters in “Kickstart the Week” this past November, and they run the gamut of genre and age range, including an adventure anthology for kids as well as a horror anthology.
Geared towards kids and younger teens, Adventures Everywhere unfortunately did not meet its goal on Kickstarter. But I've heard whispers that it's not the end! In the meantime, I highly recommend following its curator Nathan Kempf to stay in the loop.
This killer sequel to the Nightmare Theater Anthology that I wrote a short for last year returned! This time, I edited Robert Krisch’s short “Good Bones,” which features the Turner Family from Turner Family Terrors. The Kickstarter met its goal and late pledges can be made on their Indiegogo page. Horror fans who can’t get enough Lovecraftian monsters, psycho killers, and other terrifying tales, consider jumping on board!
I spoke in-depth with Chance For Survival creator Anthony Ruttgaizer, who was nominated for a Glyph and Shuster Award for his graphic novel Heroes of Homeroom C. He successfully funded the first issue of this post-monster apocalypse series inspired by movies like The Quick and the Dead and Tremors.
What I’m Editing
Projects on Kickstarter
The Signal Comics Kickstarter for the second issue of Band of Warriors was successfully funded, put together by the wonderful duo of writer Samuel George London and artist Federico Avila Corsini. As a mythology buff myself, it’s been fun to edit a series that combines Celtic and Greek mythology, especially since it’s giving me an excuse to learn more about Celtic mythology in particular. I’ve done a lot of editing for Signal Comics, and you can find plenty of their works in their Etsy store, including sci-fi stories such as Milford Green and Access Denied as well as the horror one-shot Project Hoax.
I also assisted on the editing for Leap M, a gritty one-shot comic about a dishonorably discharged veteran that was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Writer Doug Wood has a particularly admirable Kickstarter output, previously raising a combined total of almost $17,000 for his comics.
The Chinatop webcomic has officially begun releasing! While I did some light proofreading and uploaded the first 12 episodes, I became an editor on the series starting with episode 13. New episodes will be available every Saturday. The webcomic has fantasy, romance, drama, and girls’ love!
The final issue for the first arc of By the Horns was released in November, which I entered into editing as of issue five. This fantastical comic takes readers on a wild ride, which promises many more adventures since it has become an ongoing series. I have also been adding plenty of Scout series to digital platforms, and this is one of the series you can now check out on websites like comiXology.
The November 2021 Catalog on Previewsworld revealed another Scout Comics property that I've been assisting in editing: the wonderfully nerdy magazine Sartorial Geek! With the first issue due out in January 2022, be sure to check out the website that started it all here! This first issue features an interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick.
What I’m Covering
I wrote six articles for Screen Rant in November, and while there were plenty of interesting topics to cover, I wanted to highlight three below:
Nightwing's Special Continuous-Image Issue is Taller Than Its Editor: I’m still in awe that this exists. It may just end up being a marketing ploy, but Nightwing #87 is one continuous image without panels that is over twice the height of its editor. <Slow clap.>
My Bloody Valentine: Vampirella & Red Sonja Get Valentine's Day Comics: I’m a sucker for holiday specials in comics, and these just sounded like fun. I also appreciate the fact that it sounds like the Red Sonja story will focus on her taking on a lover’s quarrel rather than focusing on her own love life.
DC's New Superman Finally Meets Lex Luthor in 2021 Annual Preview: Superman: Son of Kal-El 2021 Annual will mark the first time Lex Luthor meets the new Superman! It will be interesting to see how their dynamic differs considering Luthor’s longstanding relationship with the original Man of Steel.
And that’s all for now, folks!
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