Jul 13

“Superhero Speak” podcast reveals “Damage Inc.” comic series coming to Scattered Comics

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“Damage Inc. #1″ Created, Written and Artwork by James Burton

On July 13th, 2016 the newest episode of “Superhero Speak” spotlighted Don Smith’s “Lost Vampire” comic book and the artist on the book, James Burton. Towards the end of podcast it was suddenly revealed by James that his own creator-owned title “Damge Inc.” is now being published by Scattered Comics. This is big news and even though it seems to have occurred suddenly, it was actually a long road to get to this point.

Scattered Comics President, Jason Dube, and Creator/Artist ,James Burton, have been in talks for several years about the idea of doing a crossover comic book throwing their supernatural comic book characters from “Shadow Hunters” (that focuses on supernatural characters) and “Damage Inc.” (who basically hunt and destroy them). Both creators at the time were pretty busy working on other projects but through the years they kept the idea in their minds on on the back burner.

Then last year at the November Scattered Expo, a formal talk about “Damage Inc” becoming a part of Scattered Comics took place. Nothing official  came from these talks but the door was now open and “Damage Inc.” was posed become part of Scattered Comics. Flash forward 7 months, and a final phone call would make it all official.

Creator James Burton explains the premise of “DAMAGE INC.”…

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“Damage Inc. #2″ Created, Written and Artwork by James Burton

“Damage Inc. are Metahunters, They are a group that collects bounties on the things that the cops are not financed to do. Frankly, it’s dangerous to catch someone who can spit fire or hunt down a Wendigo lumberjack who has not forgotten how to use a chainsaw. The unions frankly won’t let them in on it without massive hazard pay so enter the modern Bounty hunter. Enter Damage Inc.

Damage Inc itself is made of former military gun bunnies, a crazy chinese demon hunter, an out of control Empath, and a Electrokinetic fighting a really bad temper and a massive case of survivor’s guilt. Most of us were raised by an old outlaw Biker called Pitbull Jim and as a result we take our bond seriously and have issues with words like control and authority.

Short of it we have a family forged not solely by blood but on the backs of friendship, and surviving their past. As a group we hunt down the most dangerous and even more out of control things that our corner of the world has to offer. Our natures however lend to less precision and more punk rock approach to things resulting in gunfights, explosions, and smack talk. I mean how would your best friends handle it if the Man-Shark you tried to kill with C4 shrugged it off, and then you were thrown through a wall? Mine think it’s pretty damn funny… Gauge in particular laughed so hard he didn’t notice he was next.”

The brand new Scattered Comics release of the first 2 issues will be made available very soon as the 3rd one (The special Shadow Hunters cross-over issue) is already in production and slated for later this year.

Click here to visit the “Damage Inc.” page.

Click here to hear the News breaking episode of Superhero Speak. (The announcement begins at 55:32 of the show)

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Jun 01

Scattered Comics Creators at Zeppelin Comics (June 4th, 2016)

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Scattered Comics is very excited to be the invited guests of Zeppelin Comics to help celebrate their 6 month anniversary. Which is perfect as Scattered Comics is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Zeppelin is a comic shop that likes to give a special focus on the all-age titles and that is what Scattered will be focusing on as well for this event. The entire special event starts at 1pm-4pm and is geared to be a great event for the kids.

Not only will the Scattered team be on hand to meet and greet the fans and local creators, but Jason Dube will be doing a live art tutorial for the kids.

Jason Dube (Scattered/Panda Days): Jason will be on hand with copies of the brand new all-ages adventure comic book “Inky and his Magic Eraser#1“ as well the  All-Ages anthology “AwwwesomeSauce#1” with Dube’s “Lil Goths” story. With other works from Noel SerratoBex Kurasai, Timothy James, and Shane Will. Will have a published sketch book titled “Thoughts & Scribbles”. With each sale, Dube will do a original sketch on the inside cover. These are super limited so be sure to get yours because they won’t be re-printed. He will also be on hand signing copies of his “Panda Days” tradeback books. He will be ready to do some live commissions, as well as talking to fans and talents.

Noel Serrato (Blinth/Hero Sally): Will be on hand to sign copies of  Blinth #1-#2 with 2 special and very limited sketch covers for Blinth #2 (while they last)! And a very special (very limited) exclusive sketch book “Sapo vol.1″ will be made available for this show. While your at the table, be sure to check out all his amazing original art and prints. Also for creators, this is a good opportunity to speak directly to the Creative Brand Director about your portfolio and comic book submissions into the company.

Eli Beaird (Action Land): Bay Area’s own comic creator will be making his all ages manga, “Action Land” (A huge 100 page book), available under the new Scattered Comics imprint. This will be a great way to pick up the first issue, get it signed by the creator and prepare for his second issue which is rumored to be finalizing.

TC Fuller (Ballad): This will be a great chance to meet the creator of the new fantasy adventure comic book “Ballad”. Learn more about what its about from the creator and check out the prints he will have for everyone.

This will be a great opportunity to show your support for local artists and creators. So if you are ready to get your hands on some free comic books, meet the Scattered team, other creators, and just have a great time celebrating this cool holiday, come on down to Zeppelin Comics!

ZEPPELIN COMICS

191 East H Street

Benicia, CA  94510

shop@zeppelincomics.com

 

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May 11

“Action Land” Manga Joins Scattered Comics

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“Action Land” Created, Written and Artwork by Eli Beaird

Scattered Comics is expanding its line of titles to include a Manga line and in so doing so, it is a great pleasure to announce the first creator-owned manga to join its growing library. “Action Land” brings the light-hearted and fun manga title that both the younger readers and grown-ups alike will come to enjoy and adore. Scattered’s Publisher, Jason Dube, had been considering expanding the company into manga titles and when Eli Beaird, the creator of “Action Land” sent in his manga as a submission last year, it just made sense to have his manga be the flagship for the entire new line.

Creator Eli Bearid explains the premise of “ACTION LAND”…

“Action Land is a theme park where the customers are monsters and the workers are superheroes. Will the new caricature artist Franchesca Sky find the power within to become a real artist?”

You check out this comic book today both as a digital download or ordered soon through AMAZON Click here to visit the “Action Land” page.

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May 10

Scattered Comics Celebrates 25 years of Publishing

SCATTERED-LOGO(25th)Scattered Comics officially kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration with its Free Comic Book Day release of “Scattered Sampler #5”, and revealing its new cover format and special logo to follow throughout the rest of the year to all its new release titles. Not only will these covers mark the anniversary but be very temporary and limited. After the year is up, these books will go back to the regular logo. Some books will even take this opportunity to have a completely different cover altogether. So, be sure to collect all these special edition covers as they are released.

Along with limited edition books, there will also be special collection books to be made available during this celebration period not to mention brand new tradebacks, merchandise, poster prints, and a very exciting Scattered Expo at the end of the year.

Fans are also encouraged to be a part of the celebration by sharing their favorite stories, memories, experiences and photos from the last 25 years that will be shared and possibly put into a video presentation. (Fans can send video, audio or photos to: Jason Dube at scattered_cat@yahoo.com)

And even as Scattered spotlights the last 25 years, it is busy working on and looking forward to the next 25 years ahead.

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Scattered Comics at COMex Comic & Toy Show (San Francisco – circa 1995

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May 06

Scattered Comics Creators at Metropolis Comix on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (May 7th, 2016)

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FREE “Scattered Sampler #5″ comic courtesy of RA COMICS will be given out on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Scattered Comics is very excited for this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Though our creators will be SCATTERED across the map attending different store signing events for the day, each will be ready to greet the fans and make this annual tradition a great one! This time we spotlight two of Scattered’s Directors (Jason Dube-President and Noel Serrato-Creative/Brand Director) who was invited to attend the event being held at Sacramento’s Metropolis Comix comic shop on May 7th, 2016. (Doors Open at 10am). This will be a great opportunity for fans to talk one on one with the directors both as fans or as inspiring artists interested in working with the company.

Not only will the Scattered Directors be on hand but they will have FREE copies of “Scattered Sampler #5″ comic courtesy of RA COMICS. (RA COMICS is a professional comic book printer. They can print your comic books in 3-4 days and have outstanding service. Be sure to check out RA COMICS to print your next comic book project and let them know you heard about them from us.) The Free Sampler Comic will have sneak peek pages from this year’s Scattered Comics titles (“Incursion #3”, “The Dauntless #1“,and “Inky and his Magic Eraser #1″) — (As long as supplies last of course).

Free Comic Book Day will be the kick-off to the official 25th Anniversary of Scattered Comics begins. Let’s look in depth on what he has plans for the event…

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Free Comic Book Day will be the kick-off to the official 25th Anniversary of Scattered Comics begins.

Jason Dube (Scattered/Panda Days): Will be on hand with lots of goodies for the “Shadow Hunters” fans. One of which is “Babes, Beasts & Blood: The Art of Shadow Hunters” which is a huge collection of the artwork that has made Shadow Hunters a fan favorite. It will collect artwork from the original concept art, pieces from both the calendars, fan art, as well as brand new contributed art from the amazing talents in comics today, as well as all the comic book cover art. Basically, everything created for the comic all bundles together. Also a beautifully full color “Shadow Hunters” poster print. He will also have a published sketch book titled “Thoughts & Scribbles”. With each sale, Dube will do a original sketch on the inside cover. These are super limited so be sure to get yours because they won’t be re-printed. He will also be on hand signing copies of his “Panda Days” tradeback books. He will be ready to do some live commissions, as well as talking to fans and talents.

Noel Serrato (Blinth/Hero Sally): Will have a awesome full color “Shadow Hunters” poster print as well be on hand to sign copies of  Blinth #1-#2 with 2 special and very limited sketch covers for Blinth #2 (while they last)! Be sure to run like “the dark” to get your signed copy.  And a very special (very limited) exclusive sketch book “Sapo vol.1″ will be made available for this show. While your at the table, be sure to check out all his amazing original art and prints. Also for creators, this is a good opportunity to speak directly to the Creative Brand Director about your portfolio and comic book submission.

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“Shadow Hunters”, the half-vampire “JENNA” (Cosplayed by Angela Mandarino) and hacker-seccubus “FIREWIRE” (Cosplayed by Victoria Augusto)

SHADOW HUNTERS Cosplayers: As an extra treat for fans of “Shadow Hunters”, the half-vampire “JENNA” (Cosplayed by Angela Mandarino) and hacker-seccubus “FIREWIRE” (Cosplayed by Victoria Augusto), will be on hand to sign copies of their limited full color photo prints as well as any of the “Shadow Hunters” comic book, and take photos with the fans!

Metropolis Comix will of course tons of Free Comics to give out to all those who come to the event, a huge store sale and their very own cosplayers to engage with the attendees. Sacramento’s very own Comic Creators Group will also be at the event in mass. A great opportunity to show your support for local artists and creators. So if you are ready to get your hands on some free comic books, meet the Scattered team, other creators, and just have a great time celebrating this cool holiday, come on down to Metropolis Comix!

METROPOLIS COMIX

7411 West Stockton Blvd. Suite 150, 

Sacramento, CA. 95823

(916) 689 – 2009

For a complete listing of all the SCATTERED COMICS Creators and where they will be appearing at for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, click here.

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