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Jonboy Meyers Covers Poe!

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May 1, 2018 10:00AM (EST). Cover reveal for The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe issue 4  art by superstar artist, Jonboy Meyers!
June 1, 2018 10:00AM (EST) Kickstarter campaign for issue 4 launches.

Save the dates.

Dwight and Rebecca

Poe, Lovecraft, and the Inspiration of Young Readers!

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16 hours to go on our Kickstarter campaign, and we are already starting promotion on issue 4! We are pleased to announce that comics superstar Jonboy Meyers is our cover artist for The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe issue 4! If you’ve been reading Marvel or DC Comics, you will surely recognize his name! We will reveal his stunning cover on May 1 at 10AM (EST), and we can’t wait to show you this amazing piece of art which is out-of-this-world fantastic! To say we are excited to see him cover a book featuring our Little Poe and Irving is an understatement! Jonboy is a great friend and we are huge fans of his work!

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In other news, our next podcast for The Raven Lunatics promises to be special! Our guest will be none other than New York Times Bestselling author,  Matthew Pearl! Pearl is the author of The Poe Shadow (which we loved!) which centers around the mysterious death of the famed poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe. Chris Semtner, Matthew, and I will be discussing the various theories surrounding Poe’s death, so you will not want to miss this episode! The podcast will drop on March 14 at noon(EST)! Be sure to subscribe and leave a comment! You can do that RIGHT HERE.

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I will be a guest on The Lovecraft eZine podcast  July 22nd! I will be discussing my upcoming eldritch comic, Lovecraft’s Typewriter, as well as the Howard Lovecraft trilogy that I created and co-wrote with Bruce Brown.

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This is why we do what we do here at Hocus Pocus Comics! Matthew Laskavy is part of our next generation of readers, and being able to inspire him and young readers to explore new worlds through the medium of comics is exhilarating and deeply humbling!

As you can see, there is a quite a bit going on at Hocus Pocus Comics, so keep watching! 2018 started with a bang and we don’t see us slowing down anytime soon! As always, thank you for the tweets, retweets, shares, pledges, pre-orders, and likes! You guys rock!

Dwight and Rebecca

 

Breaking News: I-Team Announcement!

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COMING THIS FALL FROM HOCUS POCUS COMICS!

If you love classic X-Men and Teen Titans like I do, you will find this most excellent nostalgia blast just what the Professor ordered! (See what I did there?)

More news to come very soon, so be sure to stay tuned to this blog and hpcomics.net!

-Dwight

Thor Mini-Review-Thing

Anyone who knows me knows that I am no Marvel Zombie–or Ape. I am, however, a Thor fan. Have been since I picked up The Mighty Thor #337 at the local A&P.

I was immediately blown away by Walter Simonson’s art and unique storyline, and I continued to follow the book until Simonson left.

This brief encounter with Thor led me to study Norse mythology and collect information on the real god of thunder. In fact, I attribute much of my interest and fascination with mythology to Simonson’s Thor.

Nearly three decades later, I picked up the first issue of Thor Volume 3 on a whim. I was impressed by J. Michael Straczynski’s take on the Odinson, and followed the book until J.M.S’s departure. It was a wildly unique and captivating take on Thor and the Asgardians, and I loved it. I was sad to see this phenomenal writer leave the book, but I respect his reasons for stepping down. He’s one of the precious few working professionals who has had the–uhm–intestinal fortitude to say no to Marvel.

Low Expectations

My wife and I did not have high hopes for the film. We were unimpressed with Iron Man and skipped the sequel. The Marvel film we did enjoy–Edward Norton’s The Incredible Hulk–did not get a sequel, and Marvel parted ways with Norton in a less than professional manner.

So, yeah, we weren’t expecting to be blown away.

Anyway…

Thor rocked.

The storyline was simple but solid, the acting fantastic (especially Tom Hiddleston as Loki), and the imagery epic. I’ll never tell a Kenneth Branagh joke again (I can’t promise). His take on Thor and the gods, the frost giants, Asgard and Jötunheimr were spot-on.

If you’re looking for Citizen Kane, you’ll be extremely disappointed. But if you’re looking for a world-spanning, highly entertaining action-adventure film, Thor will not disappoint. Go see it. Twice.

Absolute Edition Dead Men Tell No Tales Now Available on ComiXology!

Avast there,  Swashbucklers and Buccaneers!

Dead Men Tell No Tales is now available for download on ComiXology!

The entire 114-page full-color graphic novel is available for only $9.99. It includes a forward by fan-favorite writer B. Clay Moore (I Am An Avenger, Superman Confidential, Hawaiian Dick, Billy Smoke) and a fabulous cover by the notorious Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse).

Cover Art: Ben Templesmith

Here is the solicit:

In the golden age of piracy, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Black Bart Roberts, the three most reviled pirates in history, contend for the most sacred prize the world has ever known – the lost Relics of Christ! This absolute edition collects the entire sold-out series hailed by critics and fans alike as “Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones.”

We are extremely excited to see the graphic novel is available as a complete edition. One download and you’ve got the entire story on your iPhone or iPad. How cool is that?! 

This supernatural historical-fiction graphic novel is really an amazing ride through the lives of Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Black Bart Roberts. To ensure maximum historical accuracy, Dwight spent two years researching the project before even writing it. Now that’s dedication!

So what are you waiting for? Go download your digital copy now or suffer a fate worse than death. Aaar.

I leave you with a quote from the infamous Blackbeard himself:

“Gilly, Gilly, give him just a tickle with the point of your blade, at about his liver.”


Rebecca