Tales of the Rocabilly Rambler live on kickstarter

Tales of The Rockabilly Rambler is a full color, 48 page anthology starring The King himself as you’ve never seen him before!
Artist and publisher Aaron Allen was visiting Graceland with his wife when he came upon a display chronicling Elvis’ fascination with Law Enforcement. Standing there staring at all that police ephemera and the beautiful turquoise handled colt 45 he was inspired. What if Elvis had pursued that life? Why not create short fictional stories of his time as a police officer; better yet a police officer in space, or any adventure through the multiverse: western, noir, pirates, intergalactic travel, espionage, horror?
Aaron began to put together teams of creators and the project started to gain momentum. In the end he had 9 writers and 9 artists working on 9 stories and over the next year the book began to take shape. The result is a rollicking ride through what was, what might have been, and what never was. We think we have a book that will entertain, excite, and inspire. We really think you’ll dig it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1545414828/tales-of-the-rockabilly-rambler

Tales of The Rockabilly Rambler
Publisher: 48 Hour Comic Project / Zipatone Classics
Full Color / Hard Cover
48 pages
With stories from:
Aaron Allen and Chuck Suffel – Sing Songs ‘n Right Wrongs
Zap Farmer and Dominic Velando – Drugs Squad
Aaron Allen and Jeff Aldrich – Parks and Wreck
Genevieve Trainor and JA Allen – Return of the King
Ryan Morrow and Joseba Morales – Four Kings
Larry Quiggins and Dominic Velando – Now or Never
Robert Stevenson and Patrick Buermeyer – Devil in Disguise
Santi Guillen and Chuck Suffel – Killer Elvis
JA Allen – Sea Monster Sue

With pin up art by David Davies
Edited by Genevieve Trainor
And Lettering by JA Allen

Cover by Bob McLeod
Who is The 48 Hour Comic Project?
The 48 Hour Comic Project is a crazy and sleepless weekend in which a writer and artist create a comic book- write, illustrate, color, and publish- in just 48 hours! Since this project will be our last issue, we wanted to go beyond the 48hr parameters and take our time to create something special. To really go out with a bang!
Aaron Allen is an illustrator who has been featured by Cryptozoic Entertainment, Rittenhouse Archives, Marvel, DC, One Squared Studios, Twomorrow Press, Alter Ego, Four Color Eulogy, Unabashed Media, just to name a few. He is currently the creator and editor of Zipatone Classics, a 48 Hour Comic Project.

The One:12 Collective Captain Marvel

The One:12 Collective Captain Marvel

From the upcoming and highly-anticipated Marvel film, Captain Marvel joins the One:12 Collective.

The One:12 Collective Captain Marvel figure features 3 head portraits with the likeness of Brie Larson. One masked head features glow-in-the-dark eyes, highlighting her superpowers. Captain Marvel is accompanied by her space-travel companion and pet cat, Goose.

The cosmic-powered hero is presented in a fitted suit with star insignia and a removable flight bomber jacket. She comes complete with a range of energy projection effects, perfect for defending earth during a galactic war.

After an accident that caused her DNA to be fused with that of a Kree, Carol Danvers, better known as Captain Marvel, gained superhuman strength, energy projection, and flight. The story follows Captain Marvel as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes as Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

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HE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CAPTAIN MARVEL FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Three (3) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 16cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of grabbing hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of holding hands (L & R)

COSTUME:

  • Fitted suit with star insignia
  • Shoulder armor
  • Wrist gauntlets
  • Waist belt
  • Mid-calf boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) Goose The Cat
  • One (1) bomber jacket
  • Two (2) Energy ball effects
  • Two (2) Energy wrap effects
  • Two (2) Energy beam effects
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Captain Marvel figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Captain marvel is available for preorder at https://mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-captain-marvel.

Candlewick Press To Publish Gareth Hinds’ Graphic Novel Adaptation of Homer’s The Iliad  

“This is no mere comics adaptation of an ancient classic. Through his intricately illustrated panels, Gareth Hinds brings us The Iliad’s depth, brutality, and power. A Herculean effort worthy of the original.”

— Gene Luen Yang, Michael L. Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese

“A rousing graphic rendition of Homer’s great epic.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Excellent…The most striking scenes are the battles, presented in intimate detail and in awe-inspiring, sweeping overviews…an accessible entrée to an enduring classic.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With his graphic novel retelling of The Iliad, Gareth Hinds has created a work of such scope and power that it boggles my mind. It truly lives up to the — dare I say it — epic scale of the original poem.

— George O’Connor, author of the New York Times best-selling Olympians series

“Gareth Hinds is doing important work, turning Shakespeare and other classics into graphic novels. This makes them SO much more accessible to many students who are required to read them. Every middle/high school library should have them!”

—Shannon Hale, author of the New York Times best-selling Princess Academy

“This modern graphic novel retelling of Homer’s epic immediately draws in readers with its artistry and readability.”School library Journal

Hinds has excelled in creating literary adaptations that remind you what an artistic achievement bringing literary classics into the comics medium can be.” Comicon.com

Rage. Sing to Me, O Muse, of the Rage of Achilles…. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer’s legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation — a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork — renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer’s epic.

Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. Gareth Hinds spent two and a half years creating his adaptation of The Iliad, which features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer’s epic. Hinds regularly tours schools to speak with students about why the classics he’s adopted — including Beowulf, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth — remain relevant and timely.

Candlewick Books will publish Garth Hinds adaption of The Iliad on March 12, 2019, inviting readers of all ages to experience this timeless tale of friendship, love and war like never before. Hinds will be making appearances at bookstores and conferences throughout the year:

EVENTS:

3/4 – Left Bank Books, St. Louis MO

3/12 – Politics & Prose, Washington DC (official launch)

3/13 – The Curious Iguana (at Delaplaine Arts Center), Frederick MD

3/15 – Local Launch Party 7:30pm at Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville MD

3/18 – Takoma Park, MD Library

5/18 – Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg MD

3/21 – Bank Street Books

3/24 – An Unlikely Story, Plainville MA

3/25 – Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA

4/13-4/14 – LA Times Festival of Books

4/27 – Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley CA (with Pamela Turner)

5/1 – Books Inc., Mountain View CA

5/2 – Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA

5/3 – Hicklebee’s Books – San Jose, CA

CONFERENCES

2/28-3/1 – Write To Learn, Osage Beach MO

4/4 – State of MD Literacy Association – Baltimore MD

4/17 – Texas Library Association – Austin TX

7/6-7/7 – Nerd Camp MI

11/22-11/24 – NCTE, Baltimore MD