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Re: Independent Comics (Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM, etc.) - 2022 Thread

Picked up the first issues of Hit Me and The Naughty List and really enjoyed them. Looking forward to seeing where these go.
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Jeff Boison, who it seems was behind The War on Weed NFT debacle, has quit Image.
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This looks interesting

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Re: Independent Comics (Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM, etc.) - 2022 Thread

Stan Sakai is the latest to leave IDW and heís returning with Usagi to Dark Horse under the imprint Dogu.

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Re: Independent Comics (Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM, etc.) - 2022 Thread

Are they continuing with the colour format at Dark Horse or go back to B&W? I didnít see that being indicated in the announcement.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
Are they continuing with the colour format at Dark Horse or go back to B&W? I didnít see that being indicated in the announcement.
It says at the end of the announcement that Stanís step daughter will color the new issues
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I loved The Last Ronin. I look forward to this.
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It says at the end of the announcement that Stanís step daughter will color the new issues
Thanks!

Itís going to be a family affair it seems. I met Stan Sakai and his second wife Julie last year at Fan Expo Toronto. I love Usagi Yojimbo and was so happy to get his signature. I also got hers too since I didnít want to be rude and tell her that I just wanted her husband lol.
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Re: Independent Comics (Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM, etc.) - 2022 Thread

Disney has licensed Gargoyles to Dynamite! New series coming in December

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More covers for Gargoyles


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The Goon is back at Dark Horse but under Eric Powellís Albatross imprint

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Seems Dynamite is getting all the Disney Afternoon properties.

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Old 10-22-22, 11:18 PM
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I hope the inside artwork is a good as some kf these Gargoyles covers. Really looking forward to the series

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Donít know if people are aware, but Aftershock Comics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year and there are many stories of creators not being paid for their work. Thereís even a story of a creator who learned that his book had been optioned by someone in Hollywood and he never got any payment for it
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I suspect that we'll be hearing more stories like this in the near future as all of these new publishers that popped up over the past half decade or so burn through whatever working capital and PPP loans they had.

I read that Aftershock is between ten and fifty million dollars in debt. And I'm like, holy shit, where did they get all of that credit, and where did the money go?

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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I suspect that we'll be hearing more stories like this in the near future as all of these new publishers that popped up over the past half decade or so burn through whatever working capital and PPP loans they had.

I read that Aftershock is between ten and fifty million dollars in debt. And I'm like, holy shit, where did they get all of that credit, and where did the money go?
From what Iíve heard and read, big part of the problem at Aftershock, IDW and Valiant is that they focused their resources on trying to option their books in Hollywood and the actual comic book side became an afterthought being run on credit and creatorís goodwill. These creators have been shafted thousands of dollars in work pay and now with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy at Aftershock, they may never get paid for their work.
IDW has had to cut licensing expense, this losing Hasbro and Disney/Marvel/Star Wars. Valiant has barely put out any books and it seems that DMG became another Acclaim and itís on the verge of bankruptcy
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Re: Independent Comics (Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM, etc.) - 2022 Thread

I don't even know what Aftershock is. But who's buying 4 to 5 dollar single issue comics from these companies instead of waiting for the trade? It's a problem that even Image titles struggle with so I can't imagine a lot of comics shops stocking these in quantity and selling them.
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Aftershock is a comic book publisher that popped up in the late 201x's. They initially came out strong with some name creators like Garth Ennis (A Walk Through Hell, Jimmy's Bastards) but now seem to be putting a lot of books by b-list or entry level creators. Much of their output consists of five issue miniseries, though they do have a few ongoing titles.

Like many of the new publishers that popped up during this time (Ahoy!, Ablaze, AWA, Scout, Vault, etc) that publish similar material aimed at the same audience, they seem to be set up as IP farms to create content to be picked up movie, tv, and streaming producers. These publishers seem to be (or initially were) well capitalized operations that put out full color comic books on a (mostly) regular schedule.

And, yeah, fuji is correct that a lot of the titles these publishers release are miniseries, so a lot of readers will just "wait for the trade," depressing sales. But, as I mentioned above, I suspect that these publishers are more interested in attracting the attention of Hollywood money than actual readers.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Aftershock is a comic book publisher that popped up in the late 201x's. They initially came out strong with some name creators like Garth Ennis (A Walk Through Hell, Jimmy's Bastards) but now seem to be putting a lot of books by b-list or entry level creators. Much of their output consists of five issue miniseries, though they do have a few ongoing titles.

Like many of the new publishers that popped up during this time (Ahoy!, Ablaze, AWA, Scout, Vault, etc) that publish similar material aimed at the same audience, they seem to be set up as IP farms to create content to be picked up movie, tv, and streaming producers. These publishers seem to be (or initially were) well capitalized operations that put out full color comic books on a (mostly) regular schedule.

And, yeah, fuji is correct that a lot of the titles these publishers release are miniseries, so a lot of readers will just "wait for the trade," depressing sales. But, as I mentioned above, I suspect that these publishers are more interested in attracting the attention of Hollywood money than actual readers.
Agree. Also, a lot of these publishers depend on up and coming talent that rapidly gets poached by Marvel and DC. Many of todayís top talent like Donny Cates, Matt Rosenberg, Tini Howard, etc, came from these small publishers after creating hits for Aftershock, Scout, Black Mask, Oni Press, etc. Once they sign exclusive contracts, itís over
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Does anyone actually pay full list on one of these books? I would think it will be available for something in the $60-70 range on release.

Out of curiosity have you read these stories? They're fine, but I didn't think they were anything special. Not sure I ever even finished vol.3.
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Out of curiosity have you read these stories? They're fine, but I didn't think they were anything special. Not sure I ever even finished vol.3.
Not these in particular. But I have enjoyed the IDW TMNT run (though I haven't gotten to the divisive Sophie Campbell run), am a Batman fan, enjoyed the animated movie, and did enjoy the spin-off Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (which I purchased by accident). Also, I need something to tide me over until The Last Ronin: The Lost Years also gets the hardcover treatment.
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The hardcover of
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