Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures # 5...

Main cover by Jon Sommariva.

Out this week is Part 5 of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures miniseries. This is the big climax to our story now that the Turtles have finally discovered who's the big bad behind the Kraang portals. Can a Michelangelo/Robin team-up save the day? Maybe not, but it'll prove entertaining nonetheless.

Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Catch all the action at your local comic shop, or buy it here digitally.

And if you're in the South Carolina area, be sure to stop by my table at this weekend's SC Comicon to let me know what you thought of the issue.

Variant cover by Jeff Matsuda.

To be continued...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Conventions...

Comic Con season is in full swing, and I'll be a guest at two shows during the month of March. The first is the Oak City Comic Con in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 18th and 19th. Not only will I have many of my books and comics on hand at my table, I'll also be speaking at a panel with another of the show's guests, my collaborator on Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Jon Sommariva. Details of the panel are below, and be sure to visit us at our tables to get your copies signed.

The following weekend (March 25th-26th), I'll be appearing at the SC Comic Con in Greenville, South Carolina. There will be lots of great talent on hand for that show as well, including legendary comic book creators Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, and Mark Waid. I'll have plenty of Batman/TMNT issues available, as well as several of my new books, including The Batman Files and The Marvel Vault.

Hope to see you at one (or both) of the shows!

To be continued...

Friday, March 3, 2017

So much Scooby...

2016 saw the release of two new Scooby-Doo books that I wrote for Capstone's Stone Arch imprint. Part of Capstone's Comic Chapter Books line, these books feature not just a new prose adventure for the Mystery Incorporated Gang, but also comic book pages sprinkled throughout the story, drawn by Scott Neely. The first is called Mystery of the Mist Monster and is set in a lovely town where I was fortunate enough to live for a few years with my family: Mystic, Connecticut. Scooby and his friends aren't quite as lucky, however, as there they encounter a monster lurking in the famous Mystic fog.

The second book is Secret of the Haunted Cave, showing the Mystery Inc. crew getting into trouble in the Linville Caverns, a cave system not too far from my current home here in Asheville, North Carolina. A cave that seems to be haunted by a variety of Civil War ghosts...

That brings me to my newest bit of Scooby-News, a new You Choose prose book debuting this February. Also illustrated by Scott Neely, The Salem Witch Showdown lets readers "choose their own adventure" as they navigate twelve possible endings, not all of them happy.


To be continued...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Turtle Trades...

Every four to six issues or so, IDW has been publishing trade paperback collections of our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures issues. Recently, I received two collections in the mail in great new formats, so I thought I'd share them here.

Cover by the always great Paulina Ganucheau.

The first is Volume 2 of a two-part omnibus collection, reprinting every issue from the previous TMNT TV show tie-in title, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures. This handy little volume features every story I did for that particular series, in one easy-to-read collection. Not only that, it includes stories by a host of other great talent for hours of fun all-ages reading.

Get the "scoop" on my first take on Ice Cream Kitty, see Master Splinter take a Walkabout, and find out what to buy Raphael for "Secret Santa" (in a story accidentally credited to Landry Walker instead of me - but trust me, I wrote it. Donatello will vouch for me!). Plus a story from each Turtle's point of view, a role-playing adventure gone wrong, and a case of a sewer haunting, complete with Mikey-style ghost busting.

Cover by my esteemed partner in crime from the Batman/TMNT Adventures crossover, Jon Sommariva.

The second title that arrived recently on my doorstep is a new hardcover collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures. Entitled The Meeting of the Mutanimals, the collection features my two-part story telling the origin of everyone's second favorite mutant hero team. It also includes plenty of other material, with art by Chad Thomas, James Kochalka, and many more!


To be continued...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures - Director's Cut...

I'm very happy to report that this week marks the release of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures # 1: Director's Cut. This special one-shot not only contains the sold-out first issue of our miniseries, it also includes every page of Jon Sommariva's fantastic pencils, as well as my entire script for the issue. Also inside is a speak peek at Jon's studio, some great promotional art, and an epic afterword telling the true life story of my first brush with crime in New York City, and how that affected my Turtle fandom for the rest of my life. This is truly heartbreaking stuff here, people. You can't afford to miss it!

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures # 4...

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures # 4 hits stores this week. Things come to a head between the Joker and Shredder, Raphael and Leonardo get doused in Scarecrow's fear gas, and an unexpected player steps out of the shadows.

Available in three covers. Regular Edition (center) by Jon Sommariva, Subscription Cover (right) by Dustin Weaver, and Incentive Cover (left) by Tony Fleecs.

As always, the art is handled by the brilliant team of penciler Jon Sommariva, inker Sean Parsons, and colorist Leonardo Ito, alongside the additional colors of John Rauch, Zach Atkinson, and Sean Galloway.

If you're a fan of Batman: The Animated Series, you don't want to miss this one for the cameos alone. My wife and I even make an appearance in the crowd!

That's us to the extreme left. Jon Sommariva and his family are on the right, with our editor, Bobby Curnow, giving Batman a fearful glance near the center of the panel.

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Harley Quinn Journal...

Out now in stores is the Harley Quinn Ruled Journal, my latest in a series of journals for Insight Editions.

Written in the voice of Harley Quinn herself, this mostly blank journal features a short illustrated story followed by plenty of empty pages for the reader to fill in what happens next.

While some editorial oversight sadly left my name off the book, this is the third volume I've written for this series, including the Batman Ruled Journal and The Joker Ruled Journal. The production quality of these books is fantastic, so be sure to check them out during your next Gotham City outing.

To be continued...