Here is the latest comicbook project that I’m involved in. it is a superhero comic entitled The Mighty Titan, and it is written and published by my buddy Joe Martino. Joe’s character (Titan), is a powerful superhero that strikes out on new ground in superhero comics. He has cancer.
The story is (loosely) based on Joe’s own experience with cancer (he beat it twice), and is wrapped in the superhero motif. The story is compelling and thrilling on several levels.
Here is a brief movie trailer promoting the comic. (My name appears at the end, as apparently I’ve been credited as editor of the series.)
If you are interested in the comic, Joe funded it with a crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter, and has produced a limited-edition first issue for the comic’s debut at the recent NJ Asbury Park Comic Con. I know that he has a few left, so if you hurry you might be able to snag one.
So, I attended NY Comic Con 2012 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC over last weekend, and here were just some of the cosplay attendees who attended the show. Reports have total attendance set at around 115,000, and I’m inclined to believe them. It was a very cool show, and, a week later, I’m still recovering from it.
This show took up not only the entirety of the Convention hall, but also the newly-constructed North Anex, and necxt year they are talking about expanding it.
We made off with a pile of swag (mostly comics), but also some stuff like this…
Oh yeah, we also made some very cool contacts, and (hopefully) will be able to report on some new work very soon.
Yeah, yeah, I know that you don’t really believe me, but there are folks out there (yes in real life), who dress in spandex and patrol the city streets to make sure that you are safe. No, they are not birds, they are not planes, and they probably can’t even change the course of mighty rivers, but yes, Virginia, there really are superheroes.
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it is some costumed nutball running around the city in spandex…
A group of caped crusaders with names like Thorn, Green Reaper, Penelope, and Phoenix Jones have sprung up in Seattle. These masked vigilantes say they’re part of the Rain City Superhero Movement — self-described superheroes who patrol the streets at night and fight crime. They’re part of a larger movement of crime fighters who host this website for the Real Life Superhero community — giving tips to Regular Joes and Janes who want to take to the streets and perform “good deeds for the communitarian place whom he inhabits.” Someone’s been watching too much ‘Kick-Ass.’
Yeah, that’s right a bunch of junior-grade crime fighters who grew up on funnybooks and with too much time on their hands, have taken to the streets of Seattle, and are trying to take back the streets. Personally, I don’t know weather to applaud these folks or to try and have them locked up (and I read comics).