Hey, everybody! Warlord is coming back sooner than you may think, so take the time to get somewhat up to speed with these series of recaps! Enjoy the memories if you've been reading before, or look at this as a jump on point if you haven't, we ALL win like this! :)
To all those fans wondering what the heck has happened to my creator owned Project: New Wave or what have I been working on for this past year... I'm sorry for not updating you in so long. Here's my attempt to put you all to speed on everything I've been working on and everything that's coming up. Here we go...
-Project: New Wave- My creator owned Project: New Wave comic is still in production. The first 4 issues have been pencilled and are now in the inking process, I'd like to apologize for taking so long in putting those out; trust me nobody wants to publish this books more than me. I have to admit that I wanted to produce this book a with my best friends, for one reason or the other that's never going to happen; so I've moved on. I decided to re-draw the entire book in a more Manga/Anime style since my style is already very influenced by Manga/Anime. I'm also going to ink and color the book myself since I can't afford to pay an inker or a colorist and I can't count on anyone to help me with this task on a consistent basis. Once the first issue is finished, I'll upload it as a webcomic through our website first and then; various other websites as well.
-New Wave/Warlord One-Shot- This year will finally see the release of not only Project: New Wave, but also a New Wave/ Mighty Warlord "one-shot" written and drawn in the classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby style books from the 60's! Written by Alvaro Cortez Ortiz Jr and drawn my me, this book promises to be one of the most fun books that will come out in 2015!
-The Pinneappleface- Starting in October, Glenn Pearce's The Pinneappleface will upload daily on Tumblr and continue on uploading on Sundays on our Truthful Comics website. Once the uploads on Tumblr catch up to the pages on our website, the book will upload daily, both on Tumblr and our site.
The Cosmic Portal 2.0 Podcast
Recently me and a group of friends started a brand new podcast in which we talk about everything related to our geek culture. So far we've recorded 5 episodes and will continue to record for the foreseeable future. We're working on a website specifically for the podcast in which fans will be able to interact with one another as well as with the "Heralds". This year we'll be visiting a few events so keep your eyes and ears open, you might just encounter one of the "Heralds' near you.
Comics For Christmas
Our non-profit organization, regardless of receiving practically no media coverage and/or support from donations; we're still standing strong. This month marked our first event of the year as we visited the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA. We have at least three (3) more events planned this year and hopefully, as more people become aware of what we're doing; we'll receive some support from the public.
As of today I'll be taking commissions. For those fans who've been asking me, I'll be working on some sketch covers, pencil sketches, inked and colored illustrations. I'm also available to do some comic book work if the project sparks my interest. Contact me via email to inquire on the prices.
-Manuel A. Carmona
Well, I guess it's my turn to name my "Best of 2013" list in the comic book world. It's always extremely hard to name just one out of hundreds of titles and creators, but regardless, here we go...
Best Mini-Series of 2013
Title: The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Paul Smith
This was a pleasant surprise that when you first see it, you don't expect it to work but surprisingly; it absolutely does! This is must have for everyone who loves The Rocketeer, The Spirit, pulp heroes or simply fun comics!
Best Ongoing Series of 2013
Title: Ultimate Spider-Man
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
From issue #1 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man has been, in my humble opinion, the best title being put out by Marvel Comics month by month. Miles Morales is one of the best characters and his development has been nothing short of amazing. With all the speculation surrounding the end of the Marvel Ultimate Universe, the rumor going around is that Miles will become part of the main 616 Marvel Universe and I can't wait!
Favorite Ongoing Series Ending
Title: Journey Into Mystery
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Kathryn Immonen
Artist: Valerio Schiti
One of the classic titles remaining from the silver age of comics came to an end this year... and it was glorious! The last story arc revolved around the powerful and beautiful Lady Sif and it showed why she deserves respect amongst all of Marvel Comics' characters. I pray to Odin that she either becomes the main character on another series or at least is featured in another series like Thor or even The Avengers.
Favorite Superhero Team of 2013
Title: Fearless Defenders
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Will Sliney
This series was a fun ride for 12 straight issues and it's a shame that it ended so early. The covers were nothing short of amazing, the roster was different to say the least, the story was interesting and the artwork was good. Why this book didn't get the fans support is beyond me, but I have to say I enjoyed the entire run and it'll be something I re-read over and over throughout the years.
Best Web-Comic of 2013
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: MIke Miller and Jheremy Raapack
Based on the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us came a Prequel in the form of a comic. With the game being such a hit, the pressure was on the creative team to deliver a comic that not only measured up to the hype, but also that it added something to the mythology and in all honesty; they stepped up to the bat and hot a home run! This is a great book.
Well my friends... I think my pull list is about to get a big hit in terms of how many print books I get on a monthly basis. Here's the thing, last Christmas my wife gave me a NOOK from Barnes & Nobles as a present and, even though I loved it, I was kinda ignoring it because I felt that if I read too many digital comics I'd be turning my back on this medium that I love so much. As it turns out, prices on comics keep going up, page count keeps going down, plot lines are being dragged on way too long in order to sell trades and my bank account keeps suffering because of it I feel I have to support the comic book industry. So, last night I got my NOOK, charged it and I said to myself: "the heck with it"! Today i took my NOOK out at lunchtime, downloaded Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vol. 1, read it, took it all in and... I LOVED IT!!! The colors were as vibrant as they were intended to be, the pages moved just like a comic would, the prices are far less than the print versions and more importantly; I can carry 100+ books anywhere and everywhere I go without a problem. I absolutely love my NOOK. So, from this day on I solemnly swear that I'll cut my "pull list" at least in half and I'll be reading the trade version on my NOOK. Thanks Barnes & Nobles and thank you NOOK! (This read like a paid advertisement for NOOk and/or Barnes & Nobles but I swear it wasn't!) LOL!
Today I want to talk about a cool comic book from a an even cooler creator; Wild Wild Astral by Rigz Jimenez. Even though Rigz left Truthful Comics for a brief while, he's back now, stronger than ever and we caught up with him and decided to ask him a few questions regarding his Magnus Opus known as Wild Wild Astral!
Truthful Comics: So, when did you came up with the concept for Wild Wild Astral?
Rigz: The concept was born while writing another comic of mine call bye bye world,, this last was basically a adult oriented comic , wwa is basically a more commercial version of that one, Wwa is more of a futuristic Bible.
TC: A futuristic Bible???
Rigz: A world were all ancient religions had died off. Science become the new religion, factions of this post apocalyptic neo scientific era fight among themselves for supremacy, using as weapons the wild Aztral arts , now confronted by a new messiah they are guided toward a new genesis for humanity ,, and the world is engulf in a Wild, Wild Aztral.
Rigz: Wild Aztral is the name of this new religion that is sort of a marriage between faith and science , earth had suffered a polar shift causing humans to evolve and develop new abilities, abilities that they master thought the teachings of the wild Aztral arts
TC: Cool, and who is this so called messiah?
Rigz: The messiah is part of a prophesy from the age of chaos that states that one day the messenger of the stars will come and unite all wild Aztral factions and defeat he who strives on the negative spark. At the times of the wwa a woman appears claiming to be the messenger of the stars. She got the powers and the charisma , but is she truly who she claims to be?
TC: I don't know, is she? jeje
Rigz: You need to read the series to find out, Alafta surely fits the part but her extroverted behavior, sometimes even a little crazy, makes some at the high clericcal level of the Maka Union question her true identity. She is sometimes a hero and sometimes, not so much; she certainly has her own agenda.
TC: I know I have to read it! And where can I read this by the way?
Rigz: Eventually the series will first appear online on its own website but links and updates can be reach here, at www.truthfulcomics.com
TC: cool! And when will you be launching the next webcomic?
Rigz: I am hoping that by august the series will premier here at TC. Wild, wild Aztral will be a stand alone tittle so you don't need to have read bye bye world to understand it or enjoy it,, still for those who did read bye bye world there wold be plenty of references and easter eggs in the series.
Rigz: WWA, putting it in simple words is a celebration of classic science fiction "B" movies. Imagine the Bible in the world of Mad Max but with the technology of Star Wars and the attitude of the X-Men. It's crazy I know!
TC: Crazy isn't necessarily a bad thing in comics my friend! Well, we're certainly excited to have you back with the Truthful Comics family and we can't wait to finally launch Wild, Wild Astral to the masses, it's going to be one hell of a ride! Welcome back home my friend.
In this issue we talk about the newest Captain America: The Winter Soldier images, the Man of Steel 15 minute featurrette, new Injustice skins and most importantly Scorpion, we talk about the upcoming Batman Zero Year and Superman: Unchained comic books and we discuss the format in which we'll record the podcast.
Also, on our Truthful Comics Spotlight segment we discuss the Injustice digital comic boosting DC's digital sales 20% every time it comes out, we discuss comic book binding and finally we show some love to a fantastic animated series; Batman: The Brave and the Bold! On our main discussion we talk about Cosplay snobbery and our thoughts on the Cosplay phenomenon as a whole and much more!
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For the past two months me and two of my internet buddies have been doing a podcast delving into the world of comic books, movies, video games and everything else pertaining our geek culture. I've decided to announce it here on the blog now because I wanted to make sure we were going to stick with it and also, see if it would even work and so far; it has! We still got a lot to learn in the world of podcasting but we'll have fun getting there and hopefully you'll join us along for the ride. I'd like to introduce the Truthful Comics Podcast crew to everyone and the reasoning why we decided to do this.
First off we have the man with the most podcasting knowledge, the mastermind if you will, Aaron Hoover (a.k.a. Uncool Aaron). This is the man responsible for the recording and editing the podcast as well as being the master of ceremony if you will. But that's not all he does, Aaron is the co-host of another podcast called confessions of a Movie Snob and he recently launched the Nerdvana Network, a website dedicated to all things geek that also serves as homebase to his podcast as well as his blog. If you like movies, comic books and everything else geek, you should check it out: http://nerdvananetwork.com/
Then there's our young ward, Nolan's Batman #1 fan and Truthful Comics Podcast's boy wonder himself: Cory A. Gaitan! This dude has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Nolan Batman Universe as well as anything related to the Dark Knight. This self proclaimed DC fanboy is also writing his own comic book as well, so pretty soon we'll all be reading his work alongside our regular comic books. Cory is also an avid gamer and DC Comics connoisseur, so if you're thinking about picking up any DC book or maybe jumping into the New 52, it might do you a lot of good to listen to this young man.
And last but not least is me, Manuel A. Carmona. As you might or might not know, I'm the co-founder of Truthful Comics as well as President of a non-profit organization called Comics For Christmas (http://www.truthfulcomics.com/comics-for-christmas.html) and I'm also a comic book artist (Captain Action, Phazer, Project: New Wave). I'm a huge Star Wars fan as well as a longtime comic book fan. I read comic books on many genres and companies from Marvel to DC to Image to Dynamite and I'm a self proclaimed crusader of Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales), The Mighty Thor and Stephanie Brown (Batgirl) LOL!
Listen to the Truthful Comics Podcast HERE: http://www.truthfulcomics.com/podcast.html
I hope you join us on this crazy ride and enjoy our podcasting shenanigans. If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them on our comments section, we'd really appreciate it!
Press Release- Apr. 3, 2013 - OLATHE, Kan.
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Well, today we launched unto the interwebs our first effort from what is going to be the Truthful Comics Podcast. This is something I've been wanting to do for a while now and thankfully, I met Aaron Hoover, a master in the art of podcasting, through the magical world of Facebook and now I can truly say, we've become good friends. And what do friends do? They help each other out or course!
Being that he's such a wizard in the art of podcasting, I asked him to help me out with this little experiment and he agreed! No loopholes, no small print in a shady contract and no bribes, none of that was necessary for him to give me a helping hand; and I appreciate him for that. He not only co-hosts the podcast, but he's also is the driving force behind the editing and post-production of the episodes and all the technical stuff I have no idea how to deal with, plus he produced the intro to the podcast which I fell in love with as soon as I listened to it, being a HUGE Batman: Brave and the Bold fan. I think what he's doing with this podcast asa favor to me is incredible and the appreciation I feel for my friend is something I can't quite put into words, but I'll just say: Thank you Aaron!
Joining us on this crazy ride will be Ethan Parker who is Aaron's co-host on a podcast called Confessions of a Movie Snob (http://confessionsofamoviesnob.com/) as well as Batman super fan Cory Gaitan. So, without further further ado, I give you Issue #0 of Truthful Comics Podcast.
Truthful Comics Podcast Issue #0: http://www.truthfulcomics.com/podcast.html
We hope you enjoy our little podcast and we're looking forward to listening to your feedback. If you have questions or you want us to discuss anything in particular, send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ORDER is brought to you by RockBottom Studios and hosted on Truthful Comics, an opening tale of a coming satanic apocalypse. This web mini series gives a look into a world where all of the conspiracies and secrets of society are in fact spout from the lips of the King of Serpents himself. A cosmic event that tramples through lives and spins a universe into a dark and desolate future.
The web comic series ORDER carries an interesting take on the apocalyptic prelude of 2012. A subject that in genre isn’t always accepted with open arms. I do however enjoy the approach taken by Corey Davis, I like his style, his voice. Some of the dialogue could be tweaked, but his anatomy fits his fantasy spin and is a quick read. Surely a mere opening of curtains to a grander arena.
Set to debut in February 2013, Shadow Club Karma will rock the shelves as the first collaboration of Rocbottom Studios and Truthful Comics talents. Be sure to keep an eye out for it’s budding debut, and stay tuned for more from Truthful Comics as we will undoubtedly have more to share!
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