Tuesday, June 30, 2015

See you in San Diego...

Comic-Con International in San Diego is quickly approaching, and I'll be there this year, signing some of my newest projects for DK Publishing.

As of now, here's my schedule for the show:

Thursday, July 9th:  10am-12pm at the DK Pop Culture booth (# 1028)
                                    4-5pm at the Mysterious Galaxy booth (# 1519)

Friday, July 10th:       1-3pm at the DK Pop Culture booth (# 1028)

Saturday, July 11th:   4-6pm at the DK Pop Culture booth (# 1028)

It's my understanding that DK will have a few giveaways at the booths, so be sure to stop by and check them out. We'll be promoting my newest books Batman: Arkham Universe: The Ultimate Visual Guide and Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia, as well as last year's Batman: A Visual History. But as always, I'll be more than happy to sign any comics or books you bring in from home.

See you at the show! And for those that can't make it, keeping checking back to this site, as I'll be sure to post more info on those two new books soon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Turtles, Dragons, and Squirrel-like things...

Out this week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures # 24, my latest outing into the mutant-filled sewers. It features part two of "Favorite Haunt," as well as a back-up story featuring the Ninja Turtles versus the Purple Dragons. I scripted both tales in this issue, and Chad Thomas drew the first story, while Marcelo Ferreira handled the art chores on the back-up feature.

This will be my final issue for New Animated Adventures, but that's only because the title is ending. After a brief hiatus, the book is returning as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures, and I'll be along for the ride. You can check out the first issue solicit for that series here, and the variant cover for issue # 24 below.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Heroes Con 2015...

This weekend (June 19th through the 21st), I'll be in Charlotte, North Carolina for the always great Heroes Con. If you're planning on attending the show, be sure to stop by my table (# 1708). I'll have dozens of my books for sale ranging from the new softcover printing of The Batman Files to recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures issues.

See you at the show!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sensation Comics...

This week, my self-contained story for Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman (# 38) was released digitally on comixology. It features great art by penciller Georges Jeanty and inkers Karl Story and Dexter Vines. And you didn't hear it from me, but there may be a guest appearance by everyone's favorite Caped Crusader.*

Not bad for a measly ol' dollar.

You can check it out here. The story will also be available this July in comic shops as part of issue # 12 of the print version of Sensation Comics.

*(It was Batman, you guys. I was totally talking about Batman.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Favorite Haunt...

Out this week is the first part of my two-part Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures story, "Favorite Haunt." Find out what happens when Michelangelo tries to skip patrol to watch his favorite ghost hunting reality show, only to discover that the Turtles' lair might be home to a few unfriendly spirits of its own.

The issue (# 23) is drawn by Chad Thomas and features a cameo by everyone's favorite mutant, Ice Cream Kitty!

And check out the great subscription variant cover by Elsa Charretier:


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Anyone for a game of chess...?

When Eaglemoss first announced a Batman-themed chess set, I was immediately a customer. But what surprised me when I started to collect the various pieces was how nicely put together the magazines were that accompanied each figurine.

As luck would have it, I soon cowrote a Spider-Man book with an editor over at Eaglemoss, Alan Cowsill. The two of us became friends, and when DC began putting together their second set of chess pieces based on the entire DC Universe, I was fortunate enough to get to work on a magazine here and there.

Recently, I've just finished up my 19th magazine for the company. If you're interested in checking out any of them, I've compiled a list below of the volumes I've written that have been released or solicited so far.

My issues of the DC Chess Collection:

# 54 Ocean Master
# 55 Doomsday
# 61 Booster Gold
# 65 Ultraman
# 69 Superwoman
# 70 Constantine
# 71 Power Ring
# 72 Parasite
# 76 Atomica
# 77 Kid Flash
# 80 Johnny Quick
# 82 Superboy
# 84 Steel
# 86 Owlman
# 87 Captain Boomerang
# 91 Blackfire

My issue of the Marvel Chess Collection:

# 9 Venom

Keep checking back to my site, as I'll post an update of some of the newer pieces as soon as they're released.


Friday, May 22, 2015

The Reviews Are In...

Against my better instincts, I did some late-night googling yesterday. I'm happy to report that I not only survived with ego intact, but I found a couple nice write-ups on some of my recent Ninja Turtle projects.

Nerdspan did a nice review of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures Vol. 4 trade paperback. I'd written two stories in that volume (The Adventures of Ice Cream Kitty and Walkabout), and both are singled out by the writer:

"Some standout examples include Donatello developing a pheromone to attract April but gains the attention of a mutated insect instead, the day in the life of Ice Cream Kitty, and Master Splinter’s annual walkabout."

And if that wasn't enough, TMNT Entity has some nice words about my latest back-up feature Tag:
"Wow, this was a GREAT back-up; probably one of the best in the whole New Animated Adventures series."

They also liked my quilting joke. (I'm way too proud of that one.)
Thanks for the kind words, guys! And don't miss my newest two-part story in TMNT: New Animated Adventures #'s 23 and 24!