Friday, April 13, 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Michael Hudson

ATHENA VOLTAIRE FLIES TO SEQUENTIAL PULP ON A DARK HORSE




Globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire battles Nazis, occult science, and mythical creatures against the backdrop of the pulp era. And now she’s coming in for a landing with Sequential Pulp Comics.

Co-publishers Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics are pleased to announce their publishing plans for writer/artist Steve Bryant’s 1930s heroine.

“Steve and I share a common love for all things pulp and for telling great stories. His character, Athena Voltaire, could not be a better fit for our line of graphic novels,” said Sequential Pulp president Michael Hudson. “These stories will have a beginning, a middle, and a true end to them, giving the reader a complete and fulfilling experience. The art and the writing are masterful. I can’t wait to see how Steve and his team develop this wonderful property as we move ahead.”

"I can't think of a better home for Athena Voltaire than the Sequential Pulp imprint. Their commitment to adapting genre classics and creating new pulp icons is second to none," said Bryant. "To be published through Dark Horse is the cherry on top. Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Buffy, Battlepug—they put out some of the best comics on the stands today. I’m flattered and humbled to see my book added to such a prestigious line!"

Athena Voltaire launched as a part of the Modern Tales family of webcomics in 2002 and was nominated for a Best Digital Comic Eisner Award in 2005. The feature was also included in St. Martin's The Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga (2004 edition).

In addition to covering representational rights, the exclusive print and digital publishing agreement calls for an Omnibus edition containing remastered versions of the previously published Athena Voltaire material followed by new adventures, including two graphic novels and an illustrated prose anthology.

With titles scheduled into 2015 and beyond, Athena Voltaire is sure to continue to please her existing fan base as well as those who will be coming aboard through this relaunch. Anyone who enjoys pulp, classic adventure stories, classic and modern comics will fall in love with this heroine who is unlike any other in comics today.


About Dark Horse Comics:
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the third-largest comic-book publisher in the U.S., and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

About Sequential Pulp Comics:

Sequential Pulp is a new imprint and production house whose focus is on publishing graphic novels based on classic to neo pulp of all genres. Its books will include both licensed and creator-owned material.

About Steve Bryant:
Steve Bryant began his comics career with the launch of Athena Voltaire as a webcomic, eventually earning him an Eisner Award nomination in 2005, and a nomination for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in 2007.  Bryant has contributed artwork to publications from Image, IDW, and Ape Entertainment, as well. Outside of comics, Steve has produced illustrations for everything from clip art and greeting cards to theme park design and roleplaying games.  




Sequential Pulp Comics' A Quatermain Adventure Press Release


 
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Michael Hudson



The FIRST Action-Adventure Hero Returns in a new series of Quatermain Adventures from Sequential Pulp Comics




Allan Quatermain may not be as well known as Tarzan or Indiana Jones, but he adventured his way through lost civilizations long before those two characters’ adventures had been put into writing.

Quatermain first appeared in Sir H. Rider Haggard's 1886 novel, King Solomon's Mines, and he set the standard for generations of adventure heroes. Haggard's second most famous character, the iconic Ayesha followed a year later in the rousing "lost civilization" yarn, She. Both Quatermain and Ayesha proved to be so popular that Haggard wrote one of the earliest versions of a "crossover" with Allan and She. Both characters have proven to be remarkably durable over the decades in both print and film and continue to thrill audiences today.

With a resurgence in pulps and classic adventure at an all time high, Sequential Pulp’s Michael Hudson felt a graphic novel series built around the adventures of Allan Quatermain was due and thus was born the first two books A Quatermain Adventure: King Solomon’s Mines and A Quatermain Adventure: She.  Michael Hudson says, "Our version of King Solomon's Mines is the first in a series of wild  adventures that take Quatermain and his companions all over the world...and even beneath it. The second graphic novel in the series is an adaptation of She, which blends elements from both the original novel and She and Allan.  I’m thrilled to have two creators well versed in adventure comic storytelling in  Mark Ellis and Pablo Marcos on King Solomon’s Mines. The work that has been coming in is stunning!”


When offered scripting reins on the project, veteran action-adventure novelist Mark (James Axler) Ellis saw it as an opportunity to "re-imagine" Quatermain and his milieu.  Ellis says,  "Quatermain is not just the template for all modern adventure heroes, but for the 'Englishman who went native' character archetype.  I thought it would be interesting to examine that a bit in our series.  So Pablo and I decided to present Allan as younger man, more dynamic, with a touch of the savage about him. And that extends to sexy female characters such as Princess Ignosa in King Solomon's Mines."


Quatermain remains popular with movie studios. Such actors as Stewart Granger, Richard Chamberlain and  Sir Sean Connery have portrayed him.  Recently Sonar Entertainment announced a 10 episode TV series entitled Quatermain, expected to go into production on location in Africa later this year. Sequential Pulp’s King Solomon’s Mines will solicit mid 2013 followed by She.

About Dark Horse Comics:

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the third-largest comic-book publisher in the U.S., and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

About Sequential Pulp Comics:

Sequential Pulp is a new imprint and production house whose focus is on publishing graphic novels based on classic to neo pulp of all genres. Its books will include both licensed and creator-owned material.


Mark Ellis:

The author of 50 novels and the creator of the best-selling Outlanders SF novel series, Ellis is no stranger to action-adventure. He has written what is generally considered the best comics version of Doc Savage, as well series based on popular TV shows such as The Wild, Wild West and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. He has also created comic/graphic properties such as Death Hawk, HP Lovecraft’s The Miskatonic Project, Star Rangers, and The Justice Machine.


Pablo Marcos:

Pablo Marcos has worked in comics and commercial illustration for decades. A native Peruvian, Marcos is one of Peru’s leading cartoonists.  His first U.S. work was in Warren Publishing’s Creepy #39 in 1971. Marcos has been associated with Batman, Dracula, Conan the Barbarian and his signature character, the Zombie for Marvel’s black-and-white horror comics magazine Tales of the Zombie (1973–1975).  He has also illustrated many young adult adaptations of classic novels including King Solomon’s Mines for Great Illustrated Classics and Baronet Publishing.






Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thomas Boatwright Illustrates SILVER JOHN Desrick of Yandro



Desrick of Yandro: "Oh, there's other creatures, too. Scarce animals, like the Toiler." "The Toiler?" he said. "It's the hugest flying thing there is, I gu...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN RETURNS in a really cool little video

Artist Nik Poliwko put this 45 second promo video together to promote THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN RETURNS, a graphic novel by Martin Powell as illustrated by Poliwko. The clip is so much fun. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

BLACK AMAZON OF MARS COLOR PAGE

A stunning page from artist Reno Maniquis for Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics' BLACK AMAZON OF MARS as adapted by Mark Ellis. Man, this was a tough call as Reno did the page in full color as well as this red tint version which we opted to go with. Enjoy!


 
And just for the heck of it here is the full color version.  Tough choice, huh? 
 



And just for the heck of it here is the full color version.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN RETURNS

Artist Nike Poliwko shares a page from our upcoming book, THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN RETURNS. Written by Martin Powell. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

Notice the Eisner influences in Nik's work. The top image is a promotional piece depicting a 1950's cover recreation.



Happy Birthday Frank Frazetta

Happy 84th Birthday to Frank Frazetta! Wish you were still with us. Ms Ellie too!
In honor, here is a rare self portrait from the late 1950's.  Enjoy!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lowell Isaac has Martians on his mind...

Check out a panel from a page of artist Lowell Isaac's  work on Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics' MARTIAN'S GO HOME. Twisted black humor sarcasm at its finest. Enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2012

On Sat/Sun Mar 3/4 I'll be at the Tampa Bay Comic Con working the Vanguard Productions Booth with J David Spurlock and Jim Steranko.  My good pal, Pablo Marcos, will also be a guest at the show. I hope if you are in the area that you'll stop by and say hello. For more information please click on the link provided: http://www.tampabaycomiccon.com/index.html



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Will Meugniot's pin up of Lys from ERB's CASPAK: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

What's not to like about our comely heroine, Lys, of CASPAK: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT?



Art © Will Meugniot. Coming soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Will Meugniot's Opening Page of CASPAK: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

CASPAK: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT Adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Will Meugniot. Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Coming soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jamie Chase gives us images from ERB'S AT THE EARTH'S CORE

AT THE EARTH’S CORE Adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Jamie Chase. Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Coming soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.




DAVID INNES AND ABNER PERRY: TWO OF OUR LEADS

OUR CAST OF CHARACTERS




TRANSPORTATION







Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TIM CONRAD ART FOR THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

A page of Tim Conrad's art from the graphic novel, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. I'll be posting the solicitation data very soon. Enjoy!

The book will be solicited in the Feb. issue of Diamond's PREVIEWS catalog. Coming your way from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

NEW PABLO MARCOS ART FOR SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS' KING SOLOMON'S MINES



Pages 4 and 5 of Sequential Pulp Comics' KING SOLOMON'S MINES as adapted by Mark Ellis and illustrated by Pablo Marcos. Enjoy!

Monday, January 9, 2012

THE COLOR VERSION OF THE ETERNAL SAVAGE PROMO



THE ETERNAL SAVAGE Adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Steven Gordon. Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Coming your way soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics


MARTIN POWELL AND JAMIE CHASE GO TO THE EARTH'S CORE WITH SEQUENTIAL PULP/DARK HORSE COMICS



AT THE EARTHS’ CORE Adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Jamie Chase. Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Coming soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics