Friday, April 19, 2019

Great Art: Avengers by Eric Canete

Eric Canete is one of those artists that I just don't feel gets enough attention. He's got a unique style, one that he's brought to multiple outlets over the years. He's never stuck to one series for long either, as he doubles as an artist on numerous animated projects, many for Man of Action , where his frequent comics collaborator Joe Casey is one of the four forces that share the eponymous name. His take on the Avengers expands from his amazing work on Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, in my mind still one of the best Iron Man stories ever. Find a ton more of his work at DeviantArt.

As always, you can check out a lot more Great Art over on the Tumblr. And after you're done admiring some great art here, don’t forget to check out some of the other great stuff from me this week!



Monday, April 15, 2019

Kickstart the Week 73: The cat comes back! New Champions rise!

It's been awhile since we last checked in on Kickstarter. So it's time to check in on two current projects worth a look on the site!


Mike Grell has been producing great comics for four decades now. From Legion of Super-Heroes to Warlord to Jon Sable to Green Arrow and beyond, he's given the world tons of great comics (and even one really great novel.) Yet he left one series unfinished when comics plummeted into the abyss in the middle of the nineties. While meant to be an ongoing series, the empty market caused Maggie the Cat's cancellation after issue two in the middle of the first arc.Fast forward more than twenty years and Mike has moved to Kickstarter to finally bring Maggie the Cat.


Maggie's origins lay in the Jon Sable series and her own book followed events in that series and Shaman's Tears. The new book on Kickstarter will feature remastered versions of the two already published issues with extra remastered pages to streamline the story for new readers. It will be followed by a new issue sometime down the line where the arc finally comes to its finish!

Fans of great old school adventure should definitely check out Maggie the Cat on Kickstarter.

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I'm always excited to see new superhero prose make its way onto Kickstarter. Blake Michael Nelson has been slowly building his own superhero universe over the last few years. The Signalverse takes its name from its main setting: Signal City. Nelson is now on Kickstarter looking to fund his sixth novel, Champions Weekly.

The new book revolves around a reporter for a news magazine of the same name. She's set out to uncover what happened to a hero that disappeared over a year ago, but she quickly falls into more trouble than she ever expected!

Nelson has even made the first chapter of the novel available for free. Go check that out and get a feel for his solid prose. After that, be sure to go support Champions Weekly on Kickstarter.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Cosplay Friday: Cammy White

As a teenager in the early 90s, Street Fighter is rarely far from my mind. It was an indelible part of the culture of my childhood. Fighting games and RPGs were my bread and butter, but nothing quite topped the finger ripping action of the Street Fighter franchise.

This week's featured cosplayer Vert Vixen is a jack of all trades. She recently joined Gamestop TV, but she also makes convention appearances in costume, content manages for Gunfire Games and is a pro wrestler in the making. She's also possibly the most perfect being to fill the costume of Cammy White, the game's resident amnesiac secret agent with a dark past.

You can check out a lot more great Cosplay pictures over on the Tumblr. And while you are admiring some great cosplay here, don’t forget to check out some of the other great stuff from yours truly this week!