Hey there, Action Agents! We’ve been busy bringing you Awesome Hospital, Monster Plus and a few other great comics for a while, but there’s a story we promised you a long while back that we’ve never been able to deliver — until now!
That’s right, everybody: After four years since we started working on it, we’re finally offering up The Hard Ones #1 to you, right here at the Action Age of Comics! Before now, you could’ve only seen it if you managed to catch us at a convention, but you can download the entire thing right now for free!
Faced with a budget crisis and super-hero activity that leaves them as a glorified clean-up crew, the Worldwide Extranormal Incident Response Directorate decides to outsource their activities to two independent operators who built their reputation taking on the most dangerous jobs for $10,000 a pop. It’s high-kickin’, hard-drivin’, hell-raisin’ excitement in the Affably Awesome Action Age manner when The Hard Ones set out to Get Lucky!
Look to the sky, Action Agents, because the waiting’s over — Danger Ace is back!
Click on the image above and jump right in to Danger Ace: World War What? by “Rad” Chad Bowers, and featuring the Action Age debut of Carl “Wild Blue” Yonder — the newest jewel in the Action Age crown.
Danger Ace’s latest case has him traveling to Madrid in the last days of the Spanish Civil War. But this one turns out to be more than he bargained for, when a political game leads him into the hills…and onto a Nazi plot that could change the face of modern warfare forever! It’s 12 pages of high-flying Action Age excitement as you like it!
The final chapter of Solomon Stone #2 is here! After the shocking ending of Chapter 2, the truth is finally revealed in Chapter 3: The Judgment of Solomon!
Click the image above to start over from the beginning of this senses-shattering saga, or jump straight to Chapter 3! Click each page to advance to the next, and don’t miss the special bonus pin-up from Dave Lentz, featuring the cast of one of the Action Age’s favorite webcomics, Registered Weapon!
And if you feel like taking Solomon Stone with you, now you can!
In our last soul-sizzling installment, Dorian DeWolfe challenged Solomon Stone to a duel… to the death! But what kind of duel could possibly contain the fury of the World’s Greatest Half-Vampire Private Detective Skateboard Champion and the World’s Greatest Werewolf BMX Investigator?!
The answers are in Chapter Two, where one wins… and one dies! It’s another senses-shattering 8-pager from Sims, Smith, and Krach!
And be here for the conclusion next week, featuring bonus pin-ups and maybe–just maybe–the return of Written In Stone, the Solomon Stone letter column!
The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2 Chapter One: Murder at Morteface Manor!
Story: Chris Sims
Art: Matthew Allen Smith
Lettering: Josh Krach
The wait is finally over! The first eight-page chapter of Solomon Stone’s second full-length issue is here! Just click the image above to get started with Chapter One! Who killed Miles Morteface and what is the sinister secret of Solomon’s newest rival? Find out now in the story that changes everything you know about the World’s Greatest Half-Vampire Private Detective Skateboard Champion, then come back here and let us know what you think!
And be back next Wednesday at 7 PM Eastern for the thrilling second chapter of the latest Instant Classic from the Action Age of Comics!
Action Age Comics is proud to announce that this Wednesday, February 24, Chris Sims, Matthew Allen Smith and newcomer “Jazzy” Josh Krach are bringing you the Action Age’s very first second issue: The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2: Murder at Morteface Manor! It’s a locked-room mystery from the team that brought you the critically acclaimed, senses-shattering first installment as Solomon and Minxy race to solve the strange murder of Miles Morteface… but there’s someone else out to solve the crime too, and he’s got a connection to Solomon’s increasingly mysterious past! Who is he? What is he? Be here Wednesday night at 7 PM Eastern to find out!
Solomon Stone #2 is a full-length, 24-page comic that will be serialized in weekly eight-page chapters, featuring a letters page and a special bonus pin-up! It all starts this week, but if you can’ t wait, catch up on Solomon’s past adventures:
The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #1: Solomon and Minxy take on their greatest challenge: Tyrannosaurus Hex and the Ghosts of the Dinosaurs! Read it online or Download it now!
The Christmas Chronicles of Solomon Stone: Our Action Age Christmas Special for 2009! Solomon’s been Grinched by the ruthless Atnas, the Anti-Santa! Read it online or Download it now!
Today, the Action Age of Comics slams into your local funnybook retailer courtesy of Oni Press and Resurrection #8, which features an eight-page backup story by Action Agers Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Rusty Shackles!
In Resurrection, an alien force that occupied Earth has finally driven off after almost ten years of occupation, leaving the remnants of humanity with an even more pressing question than “how do we beat them”: How do we rebuild a planet? In this issue’s “Resurrection Tales” backup feature, Team Action Age brings you “Wolf,” the story of three boys in the small Southern town of Shawsville, Virginia who have a plan to do a little “rebuilding” of their own. Aliens or not, one thing never changes, and that’s that teenage boys really want to get laid.
It’s Chris and Chad’s first professional, printed comic book work, and for the first time ever, the dynamic art of Rusty Shackles hits the printed page in full color! And if that’s not a monumental enough occasion to sell you on it, our pals at ComicsAlliance have an exclusive four-page preview! Plus, if you’re in the Columbia, South Carolina area, Chad and Chris will be signing copies live and in person at Heroes & Dragons on Bush River Road this Saturday, February 20, from 11 AM to 3 PM!
So get out there and support our pro debut, and let ‘em know that you want to make your pages Action Age’s!
Resurrection #8 from Oni Press retails for $3.99. If your store runs out, ask them to reorder using the Diamond Order Code NOV090888.
Merry Christmas, Action Agents! We got you an all-new comic story starring the World’s Greatest Half-Vampire Skateboard Champion Private Detective, Solomon Stone! Just click the image above for nine pages of holiday cheer from your pals at the Action Age!
And it’s truly a Christmas Miracle: our own Chris Sims wrote this story in a fit of the Christmas Spirit last week, and “Dynamite” Matt Digges stepped in for Matthew Allen Smith, Solomon Stone’s regular artist, to pencil, ink, color and letter the story in just ten days!
We hope you like it, and from Chris, Chad, Matt, Smithy, Ben, Rusty, Kate, Steve, Nathan, Andrew, Teddy, Ezra, Penny, Dr. Blake, Judah, Pete, Solomon and Minxy…
The Christmas Chronicles of Solomon Stone: Atnas Came to Town
A couple of giant “thank you”s go out to the brilliant Dan McDaid who left this little pin-up gem in our pumpkin-shaped pail of awesome, and El Gorgo’s Tamas Jakab who was just waiting inside to color the hell out of it.
Seriously, fellas, amazing job!
And for those who’re wondering, “Hey, what gives? Didn’t they say we’d have a new Monster Plus in October?”, we’d like to answer you with “Uh, yes… we did say that.” However, we’ve gone executive on your asses, and decided to postpone Action Age’s most multi-faceted monster’s sophomore outing and have replaced it with something even better: a fiendishly fun evening out with your friends and family. So worry not on our inability to deliver on promises made, Action Agents, as we encouarge you to cuddle up with your favorite boy or ghoul, and make the most of the one night outta the year where a freak can be a freak. Except in Texas.
On October 10 and 11, Action Age artist Chris Piers set up at the Baltimore Comic-Con with copies of Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. #1!
Our pal Jessi picked up her copy at the show! If you’ve been to any of the major conventions, you might’ve seen Jessi in her amazing Black Canary and Superwoman costumes. What’re the chances you’ll be Penny Devlin for San Diego next year, Jessi?
And here’s Caitlin Kittredge, writer of the Black London and Nocturne City novels! Thanks for your support, Caitlin!
Hey Action Agents! If you’ve picked up a copy of Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N., take a picture and let us know!