Sunday, April 23, 2017

Smick City Interview

WE COME TO AN AMAZING INTERVIEW AT COMIC UNKNOWN! WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE WITH CHRIS THOMASMA, THE CREATOR OF CLARITY GIRL. 





Comic Unknown (CU): What made you want to work in the comic book industry?

Chris Thomasma (CT): I've always liked to come up with stories and draw fan art, but I guess what really made me get into actually creating them was when I was at a comic store and saw a few comics that looked awful. The pages looked like they were literally drawn by a six-year-old. At that point, I had no excuses for not at least trying (plus I've gone to about five years of useful How to Make Comics panels at C2E2 - thanks C2E2).


CU: How did you come up with Clarity Girl?

CT: At the time I felt like there weren't enough wisecracking funny superheroines (I still feel funny female superheroes are lacking). So my goal for Clarity Girl was basically to create a female Deadpool while still having her be original.


CU: Were any of the characters inspired by another character or person?

CT: Other than Clara being inspired Deadpool, no

CU: How many issues do you have in mind for the series?

CT: Seven issues, but if I feel I need to make the final Clarity Girl v Ming fight to be more epic. I might have it be eight issues.

CU: Any specific process when you approach a new page that you'll be working on?

CT: Yes I do things very differently than most haha. I draw and ink on paper (each panel on a different piece of paper), then color in Photoshop

CU: Will the comic's universe continue after the series?

CT: Yes. I plan to keep going as long as I can. I want people to grow with Clara (watch later on till she goes off to college, gets married, etc).

CU: What was the most difficult part in the production of Clarity Girl?

CT: Finding my nitch. I like horror and dark comics/movies/TV shows but I learned my style just doesn't work with that kinda stuff.

CU: Are you planning on any new series after Clarity Girl?

CT: I actually plan on doing a couple spinoff things between Clarity Girl issues.

CU: Who is your favorite all time superhero/villain? Why?

CT: Spider-Man. I don't know what I love about him. Maybe his charisma and how relatable he is.

CU: What is the best way readers can find Clarity Girl?

CT: www.facebook.com/claritygirl_comic

THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS THOMAS FOR THIS GREAT INTERVIEW! MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FOR ALL UPDATES ON ALL INDIE COMICS WE REVIEW AND NEW INTERVIEWS WITH THE CREATORS OF THE AWESOME COMICS WE HAVE REVIEWED!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Triple Barreled

Comic Unknown's Venomous Vengeance 
Death-Rattler Issue One

Death-Rattler Issue Two
Welcome to the SciFi-Western world of Death Rattler, where futuristic technology is the norm but we still have our cowboys or bounty hunters galavanting and causing chaos. The story follows Dawson Coles, a young woman who will stop at nothing to destroy and seek revenge on the gang that caused the death of her family. She is dubbed Death-Rattler as her bullets are laced with the poison of the Death-Rattler snake. In her mission to kill all of the Devil's Cross gang members including the gang leader, she begins to hit a snag the moment she has a bounty on her head. With bounty hunters on her tail, she must think fast on how she can complete her objective. Some hunters include but are not limited to a large gun for hand bandit, a Texas ranger, and a spiritual Native Indian tracker. The cast of the series can not go unnoticed as even the most minor characters have distinct physical traits. The characters are easily fleshed out and can even have their own mini-series if there was enough interest. 


Death-Rattler Issue Three
Death-Rattler is undoubtedly a fun read and the polished illustrations are not overlooked. The suggestive art style may be a fundamental reason some audience would be drawn to the series, but the story ices the cake. Death-Rattler is the much needed western vengeance story the comic world needs. The series throws the audience into a dangerous adventure with only one thing in mind: Get the Devil's Cross Boss. Currently in the third issue, the four part series has action that does not disappointed.  It is recommended to take the plunge into the Rattlerverse especially if the opportunity to binge read the issues is available. The only limitation Death-Rattler might have, is not making the series into a five issue series and giving the hunters a more detailed backstory. All characters stand out so well that some deserve additional panels of story.  Having the series slowly creeping to a close, what new obstacles must Dawson Coles overcome to reach her goal? 

Created by Kelly Bender (writer) and Ryan Downing (illustrator), the creative team also includes Ivan Mirander as the inker, Alan Bay as the colorist and Micah Myers as the letterer. The collective effort from these creators definitely pay off as Death-Rattler finishes. Published by Insane Comics, each issue can be purchased from Insane Comic's site both digital or in print or Death-Rattler can be purchased digitally via Comixology. Readers can catch Kelly Bender, Ryan Downing, Alan Bay and Micah Myers on Twitter as they post updates as well as any new comics they may be working on.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mindless Behavior

COMIC UNKNOWN'S KIDS AT HEART

Welcome to a sci-fi fantasy world where a human befriends an android and ventures out through a mutant infested environment only known as Radiation Burn. Radiation Burn primarily focuses on the two friends Jedediah and Mictlantecuhtli (Mick for short). Jed and Mick are survivors in an irradiated wasteland far in the future where mutants and humans live together, somewhat. In such society in this bleak future, the duo have a tendency for self-preservation and persevere in these badlands. Radiation Burn Issue One has the two man/droid team on a downhill slope starting with a preemptive attack against them by a mutant. Fortunately, they were able to call in a bounty by bringing the mutant's head to town. Rumors start to circulate quickly about their victory, causing another mutant to retaliate. Push comes to shove and they survive the second attack but with a cost. The town they once knew is somehow destroyed while the duo was fighting the mutant. The situation went from bad to worse. and trouble has a way of following them throughout the comic causing new (mis)adventures to occur. This is just one story of the many in this issue, three more to be precise with each story having their own tale all leading back to Mick and Jed. 


James Johnson illustrated and wrote this great and fun comic with plenty of adult humor. Radiation Burn Issue One is very fresh and has an engaging set of stories in all the right ways. The comic never hurts to be silly particularly when you're all grown up. The illustration is very playful which follows the theme of the comic overall making the reading experience clear and enjoyable. Given the setting is a post-apocalyptic world where humans and mutants destroy each other to survive, it still finds a way to be playful and satisfying. Johnson's comic is full of brilliant content in every chapter of the issue. Johnson has an ever changing style of narrative that is steadily keeping the reader enthralled.  Radiation Burn is available for $1.99 on Comixology as well on WP Comics for both physical and digital copies. Don't forget to follow and support Radiation Burn through WP Comics and their Facebook.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nevera Tales

Into the Abyss with Comic Unknown

We will spare you the fine details of Nevera Tales as mortals have a limited time for tales as we would not want someone to expire before we are done recounting this review. Nevera Tales is a story of Aston, a captured vampire who patiently waits and plays the long game to find his way to escape. His captors chained him enough to maneuver tools and put an iron mask on his face leaving nothing but a hole in front of his eye for him to navigate through. The iron mask is to prevent him from drinking blood but he can survive without it for a long time and he wasn't alone however, he was surrounded by other undead beings. Zombies, ghouls, and vampires, all constricted in a similar fashion. Now a slave deep underground how long will he have to wait until he finds his opportunity to escape?


This sublime, and rich narrative belongs to Daniel Bishop. Nevera Tales expresses its story in a nontraditional way for a comic book. Instead of having the dialogue within the panels, the narrative is done through a monologue that outlines the amazing art. It takes a small moment to grow accustomed to the layout, but it works very well both with and without the audiobook they have available. The ambiance of the audio file easily sells the story and having such a. The background noise immerses you in that dark atmosphere in which the vampire is in, I highly recommend it. The melancholy but spot on illustration was done by Marek Joracki. His dark, alluring art style gives Bishop's story life and I hope to expect more from the duo. It is a surprise how low their Kickstarter reached considering the talent that is behind such a beautifully crafted book. Follow them on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram which contains loads of information about Nevera Tales. Nevera Tales is available for purchase at Tiger Crab Studios both physically and digitally for $5.00 or the digital copy for a $1.00 in English or German or on Amazon.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Galactic Rangers

The Enigma of Comic Unknown

In the future, humans have achieved to reach across the galaxy. Utilizing a transporter called Proterra aka the info-world, anyone can travel across the galaxy instantaneously. Such power can be very seductive and must be protected from those who wish to use this technology for their own gain. Proterra is now protected by the league known as Mercury with officers known as easily as the Mercs. In the issue, five of these Mercs were deployed for a rescue mission and to neutralize the threat known as Horus. The soldiers had the upper hand by combining their powers  up until something suddenly goes wrong causing the armor that protects the Mercs to disappear. Not only did Horus escaped but the hostages didn't make it.  After grieving for their lose, Mercury started an investigation on the anomaly before the matter worsens and before more lives are taken. However, investigating this egnima didn't go as planned. Will Mercury solve this mysterious glitch before it's too late? 


Phaeton Proterra was created, written, and illustrated by Maria Lansuta. She does a splendid job catching the reader's attention considering it is merely the first issue. Her sci-fi comic is fast paced and shows great potential with many possible scenarios for upcoming issues. Lansuta does a marvelous job harmonizing her storytelling with her expressive art. Leaving some questions unanswered, the narrative is smooth and comprehensible. Phaeton Proterra, combined with its impressive illustrations and alluring narrative can be supported by  purchasing a physical copy at WP Comics or Amazon or digitally at the WP Comics Digital Store. Always make sure to follow WP Comics Ltd on Facebook or Twitter and make sure to check out any other books  WP Comics will be releasing.


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cock with the Glock

WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER COOPED UP REVIEW AT COMIC UNKNOWN!



Imagine a gritty world of violence, language, and walking talking chickens (yes, chickens). We enter the world of BulletProof Chicken or BPC for short. BPC follows two buddy cop chickens to their last bust.  BP and Ed goes in, guns blazing as if they are in a Hotline Miami game to save BP's wife Lisa and take out the Cluck Twins, leaders of the lizard gang. They find themselves in Harold's Shack, a fast food joint and all hell breaks loose. Bullets fly and the two cops push through the reptilian menaces to find BP's wife with an amputated leg. The anger and revenge gets to BP's head and confronts the mob boss and fights to the death. Ed retires two days later and eventually finds love with the newly widowed Lilly. Eight years pass by and all of a sudden the Lizard mob begin to drop like flies. Wishful thinking from the police department that BP is alive, Ed is still a bit skeptical on who is causing these murders. 

BPC Issue One continues through the rest of the issue to be a hand grenade of violence, vulgar language, and hilarity for the readers. Published by King Bone Press, BPC Issue One was created by Jon Westhoff and Bobgar Ornelas. The issue can be enjoyed by chicks and reader alike stuffed with action and fowl language. Written and lettered by Jon Westhoff, the story easily has a mind of its own with its over the top mindless violence and fun. Bobgar Ornelas and Mat Nixon both provide the art for the story and it perfectly brings the story to life as their art flawlessly shifts between the pages. David Halvorson is the colorist of the issue and  is the person that puts the final touches to make this comic stand out from other comics out there. This creative team easily entertains the reader the way they should be: blood, gore, profanity and chicken. You can purchase Bulletproof Chicken Issue One in print for $2.00 or digitally for $1.00. Bulletproof Chicken will also be available as a trade paperback in an ongoing Kickstarter created by King Bone Press. Make sure to follow King Bone Press on Facebook and have fun tweeting Jon Westoff and Bobgar Ornelas with some chicken puns.



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