Thursday, March 20, 2008

Comics and what's happenin'...

Above: Artwork from ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #119. Pencils by Rex Lindsey and inks by Al Nickerson.

Still busy inking. I just finished inking another rush job for Archie Comics. This was the first half, the first eleven pages, of ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #119. Amazing pencils, again, by Rex Lindsey. ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #119 is scheduled to be on sale in May.

I sent in my article for BACK ISSUE #39… the special "Mutants" issue. It was a tremendous joy to write about some of my favorite comics… John Byrne and Chris Claremont’s UNCANNY X-MEN. I got some wonderful feedback from both John Byrne and Roger Stern for the article. BACK ISSUE #39 is scheduled to be on sale in July.

Also, INVINCIBLE #49 came out this week. ATOMIC ROBO#6 came out last week. It’s like Christmas time in April!

Paul Castiglia (P.I.C. friend and comics creator) sent me a press release concerning MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES. Apparently, he’s gotten a new distributor for the comic:

JMG Comics, a division of JMG Studios, and Haven Distributors, formerly Cold Cut Comics, are pleased to announce a partnership. The arrangement will bring JMG Comics’ titles into comic shops starting with JMG’s first series, MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES.

MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES brings classic bible heroes to life in a whole new way. Drawn in the popular manga style and featuring "mecha" (robots), a mainstay of manga, this new series is sure to satisfy fans of imaginative action and adventure. The characters, themes and stories remain the same, only the setting has changed – to a futuristic world of aliens, robots and advanced technology.

The first issue, shipping in May, re-imagines the tale of David, the shepherd boy who took down the giant, Goliath. The 32-page, full-color comic book retails for $2.25 US.

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Blogger Steve Pro said...

wow! That's a blast from the past. I haven't heard his name in many a year. I Hope his book does well. I'll be sure to check it out.
-Be well

March 24, 2008 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger AlNickerson said...

Yeah, Paul’s a good guy. I remember first meeting him through Miguel during our college days. Paul went on to be an editor and writer at Archie Comics. His own comic, MECHA MANGA BIBLE HEROES, can be found at:

March 25, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

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