Thursday, April 17, 2014

Preview: 24: ONE-SHOT in the 24 OMNIBUS

The first of our Jack Bauer stories to see the light of day was 24: One-Shot, a 48-page graphic novel that is also the first story in the 24: Omnibus, which is now on sale. Story by yours truly and Mark "Lefty" Haynes, art by the incomparable Renato Guedes...








Wednesday, April 16, 2014

24 OMNIBUS is Now On Sale!

NOW BACK IN PRINT and with a new cover! If your local comic shop doesn't have it, ask them to order it. If they won't do it, find another shop!

This book features the three one-shot graphic novels (24: One Shot, 24 Stories, and 24: Midnight Sun) and the mini-series (24: Nightfall) that Mark "Lefty" Haynes and I did based on the TV series 24 and the further adventures of Jack Bauer. It also contains another story written by our pal Beau Smith.

If you love 24, it's a fun book! 24 OMNIBUS is out today!




Sunday, April 13, 2014

TWO SIGNINGS on Free Comic Book Day

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 my Zombie-Proof co-creator Vincent Spencer and I will be doing two signings for Free Comic Book Day. We'll be at Best Comics and then at The Comic Book Depot, two fine comic shops staffed with great folks.

We'll at Best Comics & Collectibles International, 1300 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, and we'll head to The Comic Book Depot, 2847 Jerusalem Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793, for a our second session from 1:30 PM to 3 PM.

The Return of RETURN OF THE HUMAN

Mark Wheatley, my uber-talented partner on Return of the Human, has been working more than non-stop on a variety of projects for months now, but at long last it looks like we have a window for his return to Return of the Human, which appears on David Lloyd's spectacular anthology Aces Weekly.

I can't wait to see how things turn out (okay, I know how it turns out, but I can't wait to see it) in this third and concluding chapter! More soon.


The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics

It's not due until November, but things are already slowly percolating on The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics, the third book in our still new "How To" series from Gemstone Publishing.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook Due in September

For the last few years, we've produced Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace as our Free Comic Book Day offering, and 2014's no exception to that. But we've also been looking for a way to bring back CBM as something more.

Now we've found what that "something more" is going to be...

Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook, due out in September 2014, will be a 160-page, squarebound, full-color book covering collectible comics and original comic book art. I think it's going to come together very nicely.

Since it's Batman's 75th anniversary, Bob Overstreet and I have written up the stories of all the times Batman has appeared on the cover of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. And one of this book's covers is one of those classic Guide Batman covers, Murphy Anderson's spectacular recreation of Bob Kane's cover for Detective Comics #31, which appeared on The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #31.

More on this soon.




The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44

The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 will be featured in the May 2014 edition of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors. This oversized, spiral-bound, limited edition has a great Afterlife with Archie cover by Francesco Francavilla, and it's due in stores on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Jack Bauer Just in Time: 24 OMNIBUS Returns!

I was very excited to hear about the return of Jack Bauer in 24: Live Another Day, and not-too-surprisingly I was also have to hear the IDW would be coming out with a new printing of the 24: Omnibus, which collects the three one-shots and one mini-series I co-wrote with Mark "Lefty" Haynes as well as the one-shot written by our friend Beau Smith.

Mark, Beau and I talked to Scoop about writing Jack Bauer. It's a fun interview! 







The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 is featured on Page 339 in April 2014 edition of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors. It offers a choice of covers with Batman by J.G. Jones and Vampirella by J. Scott Campbell. I think both of them rock! It's due in comic shops on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014: Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace

Gemstone Publishing's Creative Director, Mark Huesman, photographer Michael Solof, and I have worked with some of our freelance friends to put together another Free Comic Book Day issue of Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace. It'll be in participating comic shops on Saturday, May 3, 2014.





San Diego 2013 Interview

Last year at Comic-Con I had the chance to talk with PreviewsWorld's Vince Brusio about Gemstone Publishing and our line of books, including The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43 and The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMIC & ANIMATION ART

Our current project at Gemstone Publishing is The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Art. It's the second book in our "How To" series, and so far it's very interesting! It features a great cover by Joe Jusko (recreating John Buscema's Silver Surfer #1 cover), and it's due out in October 2013.

My Comic-Con Interview with GRANT GEISSMAN

Saturday, May 04, 2013

FUN on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Vincent Spencer, with whom I created Zombie-Proof, and I had a blast on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Best Comics and The Comic Book Depot, two great comic shops, both on Long Island. There were great crowds at both stores and we were able to give out copies of the special FCBD 2013 issue of Comic Book Marketplace, talk about The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics and the upcoming July release of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43, and more.

We also talked about and sold copies of Zombie-Proof, Vampire, PA, the Mighty Samson trade paperback, and other creative projects, too... And many fans received sketches of themselves "zombie-fied" courtesy of Vince on our blank sketch cover variant of Comic Book Marketplace. They were awesome and very well received.




MIKE DEODATO on OVERSTREET #43

When we started trying to work out the covers on The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43, I had a very firm plan in my head for the covers. As you might have experienced in your own life, though, life is what happens while your busy making other plans. I was fortunate enough have help from a friend at Marvel in landing Mike Deodato, Jr. as one of our cover artists. What an awesome experience working with him turned out to be. I gave him almost no time to get it done and he delivered it brilliantly and sooner than I had asked. And his recommendation for coloring it, Leonardo Ito, also performed admirably in equally expedient fashion! What a great experience and what a superb cover! Their take on the X-Men was exactly what I asked for in our of the Marvel mutants' 50th anniversary!

ALMOST GONE! The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics Selling Quickly

The Joe Jusko Spider-Man cover edition of The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics #1 is almost sold out from Diamond Comic Distributors and we have about a case left at the Gemstone offices. We expect to go back to press on this in the fall. In the meantime, if you haven't discovered this perennial and you know someone new to comics, I urge you to check it out soon! The Don Newton cover edition sold out a few weeks back. The reactions to it have been superb, making it a very gratifying experience Bob Overstreet, Mark Huesman and me. Thanks!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RETURN OF THE HUMAN - BOOK 2 CONCLUDES

The concluding chapter of RETURN OF THE HUMAN - Book 2 is now available in David Lloyd's ACES WEEKLY - Volume 3. In addition to my friend and collaborator Mark Wheatley, who delivered some truly brilliant stuff under adverse (to say the least) conditions, I'd like to thank David and Bam for a wonderful experience thus far, my first in the world of digital comics! Can't wait to get back to it for Book 3!