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Jack Foster's Gun #1 Columns
Small Press Spotlight: Gun #1

By | Jul 21, 2015 | Columns

Jack Foster’s “Gun” is far more impressive than it has any right to be. Right out of the gate, it seems to have so many things working against it. It’s a non-Big 2 superhero story. It’s self-published by an unknown creator. It’s not available through Diamond. Despite these enormous roadblocks, it’s actually a fine-tuned comic […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Poet Anderson #1

By | Apr 6, 2015 | Columns

Depending on your point of view, “Poet Anderson” is either a trail blazer or another installment of an ongoing trend. On one hand, it’s the first comic work by writer Tom DeLonge, the first original content published by Magnetic Press, and Magnetic’s first comic released in a monthly format. On the other, it’s another comic […]

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Small Press Publisher Spotlight: Magnetic Press

By | Apr 6, 2015 | Columns

Magnetic Press debuted last year with a bang ­ seven graphic novels in their first seven months of business. At its core, the company is the product of just two guys: Mike Kennedy and Wes Harris. The Small Press Spotlight sheds light on how they did it, and what they’re doing next. Kennedy’s high school […]

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Small Press Month: Wrap up

By | Feb 25, 2015 | Columns

As Small Press Month draws to a close, it’s time to look back and evaluate the experience. The introduction laid out the goals for the series, namely to raise awareness of the this facet of the industry. When some readers saw Mulitversity was celebrating the Small Press this month, they expected to be slammed with […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Anne Bonnie

By | Feb 24, 2015 | Columns

Earlier today, the Small Press Spotlight focused on Blue Juice Comics and their first title, “Accelerators”. Their second comic, “Anne Bonnie”, is radically different from their first but just as worthy of a detailed examination. Tim Yates, the series creator, started off as a nursing student before he decided to pursue a career in comics […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Accelerators

By | Feb 24, 2015 | Columns

Earlier today, Blue Juice Comics received the Small Press Spotlight. As the flipside to that article, it’s time to focus on one of BJC’s titles that deserves your attention: Ronnie Porto and Gavin Smith’s “Accelerators” “Accelerators” was a long time coming. The story was originally a screenplay idea that Ronnie Porto submitted to the Blue […]

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Small Press Month: Building a Readership

By | Feb 23, 2015 | Columns

Making a comic book can be tough work, especially when a creator has to do it as a hobby while holding down a day job. It’s thankless while the book’s in progress, but finishing it is quite an accomplishment. For the small or self publisher though, honing their comic-making talents is only half the battle. […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Zoo Hunters

By | Feb 18, 2015 | Columns

“ZooHunters” is a book that deserves more attention, which is why it takes center stage in the second half of Aspen’s Small Press Spotlight. As a concept, it was under development for close to six years before being released, and the effort and dedication to it is immediately apparent to any reader. This series is […]

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Small Press Publisher Spotlight: Aspen

By | Feb 18, 2015 | Columns

Aspen is a small but stable publisher who has been around for over a decade. The company delivers a consistent quality in its books and has developed a committed following, but serves a niche in the market that has somewhat limited its growth potential. Because of its longevity and regularity, it has become a part […]

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