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.
If you’re at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend, we’ve got some good news! Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. artist Chris Piers is set up there, and not only does he have copies of his all new crime anthology, Spoils of Crime, he’s got a limited number of print copies of Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. #1!
That’s right, folks: it’s the very first Action Age print comic, and for the low price of $4, you can own it this weekend!
Peerless Piers is set up with the DC Conspiracy in Section F of the convention, and if you need a map, he’s handily posted one right here.
So if you’re there (or if you’re in the DC/Bethesda area and looking for something awesome to do this weekend), find him and support the Action Age!
Things have been busy around here at Actionopolis. Not only are we working overtime, putting all the finishing touches on The Hard Ones, but we’re also elbow deep in creating a slew of new comics.
And tonight, in the grand Action Age tradition, we’re showing off artwork from several of those upcoming projects that, if you’re not careful, might just knock your socks right outta those sneakers.
First up is Carl Yonder’s amazing cover to an all new Danger Ace adventure headed your way this November, The Madness in Madrid. And let us just say, Action Agents, that you’ve never seen anything like the villains in this one.
We teased about this before, but tonight we’ll make it offical – Impossible! is returning later this year, with story by ”Mad” Chad Bowers, covers by Chris “The Guy” Nye, and stunning interiors by one of our newest AA recruits, Adrian Rodriguez. Here’s page 3 where a guy in a jet-pack gets punched in the face.
And, oh why not? Let’s make one more announcement.
Coming in Q1, 2010 — BIG ‘UN.
A southern-flavored Kaiju romp by Chad Bowers and artist Fred Guillen!
Now, some might say, “Guys, with The Hard Ones, Solomon Stone, Monster Plus, Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N., Impossible! and Danger Ace, there’s only so much awesome one medium can stand!” Well, to you, sirs and madams, we ask “Haven’t you been listening?
This is the Action Age of Comics… and we’re just getting started!
Look alive, Action Agents! The Countdown starts now!
That’s right: we’re one week away from the debut of the next Instant Classic of the Action Age of Comics: Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N.!
Written by Chris Sims with art and lettering by “Peerless” Chris Piers and the dynamic color of “Swingin’” Steve Downer, Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. is a full-length pop-spy adventure that’ll be serialized in three thrill-packed chapters every Wednesday! Plus, the third installment will include a letters page and two amazing pin-ups that you’ll have to see to believe!
So tell your friends that if they’re not already in on the greatest thing to hit comics since gorillas on covers, they need to be right here on Wednesday, July 28 for Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. #1!
What’s that you say? Danger Ace’s new suit looks friggin’ awesome, and you’d love to see more of him?
Well, good news, Action Agents! Since you guys can’t get enough of our resident pulp powerhouse, we’ve decided to give the guy his very own ongoing series! That’s right, folks: Starting in November, we’re giving you an all new Danger Ace 12-pager, to be followed with an action-packed adventure every quarter after that!
Danger Ace’s original artist, the illustrious Jerry Hinds, is knee deep in several new projects of his own, which of course, you should check out over at his site, NiceOneThat.com. Taking over art chores is a gentleman whom we’re sure will soon become a name heard regularly around your family’s dinner table – Carl “Wild Blue” Yonder! Carl’s quite the talent, folks, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Head on over to CarlYonder.com and see for yourself!
Oh, and one more thing… the Ace isn’t the only Action Age superstar returning with a quarterly series! It’s a little early to announce anything yet, but check out the image below and you might just figure it out!
That’s right, folks: The men behind the Action Age–the ones who do the writing, anyway–are heading to Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend for the fantastic HeroesCon show!
Unfortunately, the Action Age doesn’t have a table this year (but we will in 2010, we promise!), but you can find Chris Sims (of The Chronicles of Solomon Stone and the upcoming Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N.) wandering around the show for all three days, and Chad Bowers (of Impossible!, Danger Ace, and our latest smash-hit, Monster Plus) will be on the floor on Saturday and Sunday!
So if you’re planning on hitting the Southeast’s greatest comic book show, take this chance to meet the creators of Tyrannosaurus Hex and Hitlerfist and maybe, just maybe get a look at some upcoming projects from the Action Age of Comics!
Tonight, we’re proud to announce the next Instant Classic of the Action Age of Comics!
Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N.!
As one of the highly trained agents of the Advanced Counter-Terrorist Intelligence Operations Network, Penny Devlin might just be the world’s best line of defense against renegade techno-villains bent on world domination. Or at least, she would be, if she could just stop blowing things up. Plagued by the worst luck in the spy game and struggling in the shadow of a brother whose career is marked by a string of effortless successes, she’s had a pretty rough time… but it’s never been as bad as this!
Now, in the wake of a scandal involving the destruction of a national landmark, she’s found herself on an enforced vacation with nothing to worry about… except the other side’s latest maniacal scheme.
It’s a thrill-a-minute pop-spy adventure as you like it, because when it all comes crashing down, the world needs a Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N.!
That’s right, the Jersey Gods artist and Doctor Who comic strip writer has lent his pen to the Action Age for the pinup in the upcoming Chronicles of Solomon Stone story, slated to start on the Action Age in a mere two weeks! And what’s more, it’ll be colored by none other than El Gorgo artist Tamas Jakab!
We here at the Action Age are all huge fans of McDaid and Jakab, and we’re pleased as a punch to the face that they’re going to be contributing to what will surely be the greatest comic book in the history of publishing. We’ve had the finished pin-up here at Actionopolis for a few weeks now, and it just gets more and more awesome every time we look at it.
And if you like the sketches we’ve put up here, keep this in mind: These were what Dan rejected in favor of an even better pinup!
If you’re not familiar with Dan McDaid, check out his site, his conversations with Action Age Letterer Benjamin Birdie, or swing by your local comic shop and ask for Jersey Gods! And for more on Tamas Jakab, check out the Friends of the Action Age at ElGorgo.com!
We’ve been promising you that 2009 would be the Year of the Action Age, and with Solomon Stone, Monster Plus, and a few yet-to-be-revealed projects on the horizon, we’re right on target to make that happen! But still, some of you–especially those of you who caught us last year at HeroesCon–might be wondering whatever happened to our original flagship title.
Well, without getting into the gory details, we’ll admit that it’s been a while. But don’t worry, Action Agers, because now… The Boys Are Back!
The Action Age is proud to announce that pinup sensation Rusty Shackles is the new artist of the next great hard-drivin’, hell-raisin’, ass-kickin’ adventure comic!
Yesterday, they were bounty hunters specializing in supervillain jailbreaks. Today, they’re the newest recruits of W.E.I.R.D., a cash-strapped government agency that has them under contract as affordable–and expendable–freelance “recovery agents!” They’re Pete Willis and Judah Mitchell, and if you want muscle cars, martial arts and mayhem, then you need… The Hard Ones!
It’s by Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, and Rusty Shackles, and it’s coming soon to the Action Age of Comics!