Taking A Little Time Off! Mega Tales 1 Trailer Revised! Project: New Man 2:23! Humants 1:22! Friday’s Comics Blog
Welcome to Friday’s… uh.. scratch that.. it’s Saturday’s Mega Comics Group Updates!
Taking A Break!
Hiatus Time! We did this last year, about this same time of year… I think. We need to get caught up on a few things like the production on the long time promised and forthcoming graphic novel Epoch 2012 A.D., The Precession of the Equinoxes and the next installment of Tess for Mega Tales #2. No, we have not forgotten the Amalgam Agents either, so fear not! All in good time, young padawans! Also at this time of year we have a bit of Spring Cleaning, repairs, updates, and corrections to make to this and all our web sites. There may be a brief posting here and there but we need a little break from the Weekly Schedule. We probably won’t post anything else this month and we’ll not set a date just now for our return. We’ve got plans but we’re fine tuning those as we go! Of course, everything will still be here… All the Project: New Man and Humants comics we’ve already posted as well as the preview of Mega Tales #1. The Archives Spotlight will be taking a break also but we’ll get back to updating that when we return. So don’t wander too far away, web wayfarer, because we’ll be back before you know it! Salaam!
A couple of reminders:
Check out the second, still not final, version of our 1st Comic Book Trailer for Mega Tales! Again this is NOT the final version but it’s somewhat better than the last. The final will use the same graphics, music and pacing as this one but we hope to have the graphics tuned up in quality quite a bit. We are looking at a couple different video editors. Once we get the final, we would like to do a couple alternate versions as well, then really start promoting Mega Tales #1 more. Stay tuned!
Where to get printed copies of Mega Tales #1: The 32 page full color, printed addition is available online at IndyPlanet.com and for Comic Shops at ComicsMonkey.com! We also have copies available from ComiXpress.com! If you enjoy this 10 page preview, which you can go to right now by clicking on the cover image to your right, certainly you’ll want the printed addition or 2, or 12, right? Of course you would! Well, here’s your chance to get your own printed copy for your hot little comics collection! After the preview you will see the above links again, so just click and go!
WHAT? You say you don’t need the book because it has no collectible value being a POD (Print On Demand) book. Well now, we certainly see your point but here’s ours: Certainly we understand that what makes a book a collectible in part is the length of the initial print run. And since POD books are always on sale then the print run is near infinite, as long as their is a demand. But we’re tossing a new wrinkle in. Using variant covers and other special features to mark when one Print Run ends and another begin! So then! You will want to get your hands on the 1st print run as you see to the left before they are all gone and our next variant is available! Sure you do, that’s what we thought!
All kidding aside… if you enjoyed this preview or if you were one of the ones who got to read the whole 1st issue in it’s entirety, in it’s world wide web premier right on this very site when we released it a few pages a week, please consider purchasing the issue. We’re a young independent company and can only survive with the help of our fans. These first offerings, we’ll admit, are not as great as we would like but we think they show great promise in where we’re going. It may be an old, tired cliche’ but we really do believe the best is yet to come.
Now for the obligatory recap/intro for Mega Tales #1 : This first story does not start at the beginning. We join an established cast with Tess, Theo, Nostradamus, the 4D Cocker Spaniel, Anamanda, General Bohannon and many more we’ll clue you in about as we go along. There is a lot of mystery surrounding these characters and how they all came to be friends and what the is mission which they share with Tess and Nosey. Some of the answers will be in this first 32 page story. Tess lives on her 4D Star Ship which orbits and monitors the earth for any extraterrestrial and extra dimensional activity. As we join the story another star ship bursts into earth orbit which begins this adventure. Tess and her friends encounter a threat, which is at first glace is very disarming, however before the end of this issue we will see how very dangerous these aliens can be.
Tess, is short for tesseract. If you don’t know what a tesseract is Wikipedia defines it as: In four dimensional geometry, the tesseract, also called an 8-cell or regular octachoron, is the four-dimensional analog of the cube, which is in turn the three dimensional analog of the square. Tess is a young lady who is a living tesseract. She comes from another dimension and in our dimension she can teleport herself or just about anything else just about any where. She manifests the power in a number of ways other than teleportation and she has a cute little 4th dimensional dog with a very high I.Q. named Nostradamus. In short: we are 3D beings, Tess and Nostradamus are 4D beings.
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Any questions or comments? All are welcome.
This section is where we look back into our own web comics archives. In 2008 we started posting our previously printed works from the ’90′s under the Legacy Comics Banner and added a lot we never got to publish with Legacy as well before it’s demise. Along the way we added new material and repackaged each story from it’s original format more like what was originally planned for these books, but due to the lack of funds was never carried out. Each Friday we will review a page from Project: New Man and Humants! We are also adding new comments and insights into these treasury editions. Enjoy!
Project: New Man #2 – Page 23 - Here begins The Experiment that transforms David “Killer Kane” into New Man. Of course any good superhero origin tale begins it’s scientific projects in the lab surrounded by mad scientist types, ya know! Baw-HaHaHaHaHaHa!
Mark’s Remarks: As you may have noticed… The art has undergone a slight transformation in the past few pages. These are all mine, pencils & inks, in my John Byrne period of expression! Well, at least me doing my best to do art work like Byrne!
Humants #1 – Page 22 - ZOW! Sojourner Martial Arts Mayhem as you like it!
Freazie had a blast doing these panels and it shows! Cool stuff, Mr. White! Take a bow!
Mark’s Remarks: Like I told you last time, here’s where the action starts!! Our resident Humants creator, writer, penciler and sometimes inker, Freazie White, Jr. was a big fan of Master Of Kung-Fu published by Marvel back in the ’70. Paul Gulacy did most of the art back then. Freazie got a lot of inspiration for his art from those Master of King Fu days and it also inspired him to take Martial Arts classes himself. At the time Paul’s style was developing and like a lot of young artists starting out, it was some time before he found his niche. It was a thrill to watch his talent mature every month back in the day. Yep! Those were the days!
Any questions or comments? All are welcome.