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.
This awesome, Mignola-esque take on the newest star of the Action Age of Comics comes from Chris Haley, who spends most of his time drawing the incredible webcomic Let’s Be Friends Again! Check him out there to catch one of the best new webcomics going, and who knows? This might just be the first of many times you see him here at the Action Age!
It’s twelve jam-packed pages of Monster Mash-Up Fun by Action Age Co-Founder Chad Bowers with the art team of Nathan Kroll and Andrew Kjelstrup, all capped off with a pin-up by Solomon Stone‘s Matthew Allen Smith!
It’s the wildest ride of the 27th Century when President Mark Darke’s sinister plans are interrupted by a vampire werewolf zombie Frankenstein witch doctor from Mars and his gang of unlikely teenage sidekicks! But Darke’s got an ace up his sleeve, and it might just be the greatest villain in comic book history!
Give it a read, Action Agents, then come back here to let us know what you think, and if you want to see more of the comic that’s everything you ever wanted from a monster comic–and everything you didn’t too!
You read it right, folks: on Wednesday, June 3, the Action Age thunders into the year 2666 with our next Instant Classic, and we promise: you’ve never read a monster comic like this one!
Mark Darke thought he had it all under control, but his plans didn’t account for the return of a Mummified Werewolf Zombie Vampire Frankenstein Witch Doctor From Mars and his gang of teenage sidekicks! Now, he’s throwing everything he’s got at bringing M-Plus down, up to and including a guy that we’re pretty sure will live in infamy as one of the greatest villains in comic book history!
It all comes from the mind of “Rad” Chad Bowers, with Nathan Kroll on pencils and Andrew Kjelstrup providing the color, and it all jumps off next week, right here on the Action Age of Comics!
But for those of you who can’t wait, here’s a taste of what’s to come: a pin-up by Impossible artist Chris Nye!
Be here next week for the full 14-page story, complete with another pin-up from Action Age mainstay Matthew Allen Smith!
If you’re a member of the Action Age Facebook Group, you may have seen this already: A House Ad for Monster Plus by colorist Andrew Kjelstrup!
A few finished pages of Chad, Nathan and Andrew’s Monster Plus have finally come across our desks here at Actionopolis, and we can confirm that the rumors are true: This is a comic where on page three, a Zombie Vampire Werewolf Frankenstein possessed by the Ghost of a Witch Doctor in the year 2666 kicks a Satanic ninja’s head off… and it just gets crazier from there!
Monster Plus is coming soon, along with The Chronicles of Solomon Stone, another adventure of The Impossible, and at least three more projects that you’ll be finding out about in the days to come! So keep an eye out, because 2009 is The Year of the Action Age!
Created by Chad Bowers, Monster Plus is the story of a mummified Frankenstein vampire zombie werewolf possessed by the ghost of a witch doctor brought back from imprisonment on the moon in the year 2666 to fight the Devil himself.
It’s everything anybody’s ever wanted in a horror comic. Seriously: Everything.
More to come soon, but for now, enjoy the character guide below.