Cap Stone #3 – From Titan Comics/Madefire Out Now

CAP STONE #3

STORY BY: Christina McCormack, Liam Sharp

ART BY: Liam Sharp

COVER BY: Liam Sharp

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics/Madefire

PAGECOUNT: 32

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The world’s only superhero has vanished! Seemingly an unstoppable force for good, Captain Stone’s strength and bravery matched only by his compassion, what weakness triggered his catastrophic fall from grace? Now’s your chance to find out!

For more information visit:

http://titan-comics.com/c/229-captain-stone/CapStone3_PREVIEW CapStone3_PREVIEW2 CapStone3_PREVIEW3 CapStone3Cover

Mono # – From Titan Comics/Madefire Out Now

MONO #3

STORY BY: Liam Sharp

ART BY: Ben Wolstenholme

COLORS BY: Fin Cramb

COVER BY: Ben Wolstenholme

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics/Madefire

PAGECOUNT: 32

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Allied ape-man assassin Mono’s mission into the black heart of Nazi-occupied France has taken a deeply disturbing turn when he faces the savage stormtroopers of the Nagazi!

For more information visit:

http://titan-comics.com/c/231-mono/

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New this week from Titan Comics/Madefire – Mono & Cap Stone

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MONO​ #1​

WRITTEN​ BY: Liam Sharp

ART BY: Ben Wolstenholme

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics

PAGECOUNT: 32

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, December 1​7, 2014

 

The ape-human hybrid secret agent and Queen’s assassin, possessed of a deadly prehensile tail and ‘the strength of twelve men’, made his debut in the pulps of the 1930s and enjoyed a brief revival in the late 1960s and 70s.

But can it be that the fiction is closer to historic fact than was ever previously guessed?

Now a series of tales, told in hand-written journals and reported first-hand by those that knew him, reveal Mono as a dual-natured and conflicted adventurer– savage and noble; civilized, but ultimately untamable.

 

For more information:

http://titan-comics.com/c/208-mono/

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CAP STONE​ #1​

​WRITTEN BY: Christina McCormack & Liam Sharp

ART BY: Liam Sharp

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics

PAGECOUNT: 32

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, December 1​7, 2014

 

The world’s first and only superhero has disappeared after undergoing a cataclysmic fall from grace in the eyes of the world. Middle-aged and unable to support his operations he had made a preposterous claim that the world was in danger, a notion derided by the media and the public at large. But what if the claim is true?

Outcast writer and infamous murderess Charlie Chance, AKA The Pet, finds herself searching for the one man who was able to bring her to justice– Captain Stone.

 

For more information:

http://titan-comics.com/c/209-captain-stone/

Review: Madefire’s Houses of the Holy # 8

By A Kirana

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Abernathy, Editorial Director of Madefire, when I had the opportunity to interview him during the 2014 NYCC.  He introduced us to Madefire’s approach to motion comics, and I was excited to peruse some of their titles.
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My first experience with their motion comic, is the beautifully dark, Houses of the Holy #8, written by Mike Carey and drawn by Dave Kendall, and it did not disappoint.  Entitled A Private View and set in 1936, Berlin, we are reminded that monsters, at times, wear a human face.  The monster I refer to is Gottlieb Kunst head of the Nazi party’s Ministry of Propaganda or as he refers to it ‘Public Enlightenment’.  He creates short ‘documentary’ films, using the children of the Roma gypsies who have been rounded up for sterilization.  He films the children in his studio, showing them smiling and laughing while at play, to appease the public, assuring them of the ethical treatment of the Gypsies.  His disdain towards those he perceives as the lesser race is evident when speaking about his ‘work’ to Alfred Hugenberg, whom, upon running into him at a Nazi party event, invited him to see his work.  His ‘masterpiece’ which he willingly shares with Alfred, more to feed his narcissistic nature, is far more nefarious than the films he releases to the public.

Houses of the Holy should be a must read for those who enjoy tales of the macabre.  Every part of the comic, from the music playing eerily in the background to the slight action movements within certain panels, immerses the reader into the story; even the word bubbles that pop up help to give it a more conversational feel.  The rich tapestry of the tale, woven so eloquently is able to convey the horrors of the time without turning the characters into clichéd caricatures.  Being that this was my first experience with Madefire’s motion comic, I was not familiar with the title and was unsure whether I would be able to follow the story, since I was starting with Episode 8.  Instead, what I have read and experienced is more than enough to pique my interest to play catch up with the title as I wait, impatiently, for the next episode.

Aspen Comics Set To Debut On Madefire Comics Reader

Aspen Comics Set To Debut On Madefire Comics Reader On October 23rd

Press Release Announcement

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Aspen Comics is pleased to announce the launch of over 350 new and classic titles from the publisher’s digital library available starting on October 23 on Madefire. Madefire delivers Motion Books, an interactive audio-visual reading format that combines art and sound for a new style of digital storytelling. The new titles will be available on both the Madefire iOS and Android apps for tablets and smartphones. Madefire Motion Books & Comics has been a 5-star rated app since launch and recently recognized in the iOS App Store as an Editors’ Pick, Best New Apps and Best of July (2014).

“Mike Turner was all too briefly – a towering giant in the comics industry. But he left us a legacy with his Aspen imprint that Madefire is delighted to be able to share,” said Liam Sharp, co-founder and CCO, Madefire. “As with Aspen, Madefire is a company founded on the back of great creators – which makes this a very natural fit!”

The Madefire Motion Book Tool was also recently launched to the public in July and has been continuously developed with the creator in mind. Taking static art a step further by incorporating movement, sound and depth to visual reading, the platform continues to push the limits in digital storytelling. New features have been introduced to allow for a more streamlined creative process like creating covers with a click of a button and animating art in a few simple steps. Publishing to the web has never been easier and can take as little as 5 minutes. The ease of sharing your story on a website or blog is also more fluid now with an embed code automatically created when the book is published, giving the creator control of where and how their story is told.

The first wave of Aspen Comics’ books on Madefire will cover a large variety of titles including Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola XOXO in addition to a majority of the publisher’s past library of books. New releases such as Aspen’s upcoming The ZooHunters will also be available day and date on November 5. Aspen Comics plans to include titles from their all-new Big Dog Ink imprint soon as well.

For more information on Aspen Comics please check www.aspencomics.com and the following social media sites:

Facebook.com/aspencomics

Twitter.com/aspencomics

Instagram: aspencomics.com

 

About Madefire

Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The former CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.

 

About Aspen Comics

Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Charismagic, Lola XOXO, BubbleGun and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. Recently, Aspen celebrated their tenth anniversary in the industry with their successful and best-selling “10 for 10”