Monday, October 28, 2013

Some very nice character studies from artist Tomás M. Aranda  for the upcoming Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN. Tomás  and Sergio Cariello were the two final pieces to round out our twelve stories of young Tarzan written by Martin Powell. Enjoy!

Yes, you can have Martin Powell and Diana Leto's THE HALLOWEEN LEGION: The Great Goblin Invasion in your candy grubbin' little hands by Halloween eve if you order from Amazon right now. Click the link below and prepare to "spooked out" by the World's Weirdest Heroes. ™

                                                          Click here to order the book

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Diana Leto: The Halloween Legion at NYCC!

Diana Leto: The Halloween Legion at NYCC!: Just finishing up a wonderful 2013 NYCC with a few pics on my blog.  It was a fantastically exciting and amazing Comic Con this year! ...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Some great news just came in from Dark Horse Comics. Both THE HALLOWEEN LEGION: The Great Goblin Invasion by Martin Powell, Thomas Boatwright and Diana Leto and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Martin Powell and Jamie Chase are now available on ITunes. 

Click  here to order THE HALLOWEEN LEGION: The Great Goblin Invasion

Click  here to order THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES graphic novel


Thursday, October 3, 2013


                                               Art © copyright 2013 Thomas Boatwright

Monday, July 8, 2013

(W) Martin Powell (A/CA) Thomas Boatwright, Diana Leto
A team of extraordinary guardians from a place of eternal October protect Woodland from supernatural menaces-but can the Skeleton, the Witch, the Ghost, and the Devil defend the sleepy rural town from a full-on UFO invasion? A pulpy, all-ages adventure that stirs up breezy Halloween memories!
Item Code: JUL130060
In Shops: 9/11/2013
SRP: $14.99

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dark Horse and Sequential Pulp Comics Announce The Halloween Legion Graphic Novel

Dark Horse and Sequential Pulp Comics Announce The Halloween Legion Graphic NovelWith the tagline "Evil Beware – The World’s Weirdest Heroes Are Here!" comes the first word on joint Dark Horse Comics/Sequential Pulp Comics project The Halloween Legion. Read on for the details.
From the Press Release:
Dark Horse Comics and Sequential Pulp Comics proudly announce THE HALLOWEEN LEGION™, a new graphic novel written by Martin Powell (Mars Attacks Popeye), illustrated by Thomas Boatwright and Diana Leto.
The sleepy rural town of Woodland is protected by a mysterious group of extraordinary guardians. They come from a place of eternal October, where orange, gold, and crimson leaves follow you in the autumn breeze.
THE HALLOWEEN LEGION characters - The Skeleton, The Witch, The Ghost, The Devil, and Autumn the Black Cat - are the creations of writer Martin Powell and illustrator Diana Leto, who share a passion for All Hallows' Eve.
“I had the notion for The Halloween Legion, a team made up from Halloween archetypes, when I was still in high school, but it’s taken this long for me to know who they really are,” Powell explains. “Diana has added considerably to their visual and personal charm. She instinctively knows the World’s Weirdest Heroes as well as I do, and they are very real to us. The art by Thomas Boatwright captures the HL’s whimsical nature without diluting the darkness lurking within our little group of weirdos. At last, they are ready to be born into comics and graphic novels – and now every day will be Halloween!”
Also included in the full-length graphic novel is Martin Powell’s autobiographical “Once Upon a Halloween,” illustrated by Diana Leto. The eerie tale is, according to Powell, his very own origin story.
"This is such a wonderful project to work on,” adds co-creator Leto. “The story really brings back some magical childhood memories of Halloween, and the message that Martin's ‘weird’ characters deliver is an important one for children and adults."
Sequential Pulp Comics is a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and new pulp literature. Producer Michael Hudson says, “Martin and Diana’s characters have depth and soul. I fell in love with them from day one. The stories are pure pulp fun that will hook everyone.”
No firm release date has been announced other than "soon" so keep it here for more as it comes.

Dark Horse and Sequential Pulp Comics Announce The Halloween Legion Graphic Novel

Thursday, February 28, 2013

                        SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS

                             Tarzan cover art © Daren Bader        

Sequential Pulp Comics, a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and pulp literature is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent.  With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition. 

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 Dark Horse:
Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, 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. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The MaskGhost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material