4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

Black Mask Studios 2017   Sometimes, if you want to stop the bad thing from happening, you have to do the bad thing yourself. Paige, Walter, Berger, and Stretch are a group of pre-teens who spend their days playing games. Video games, role playing games, you name it. They hang out, they curse, they rag on each other. Paige is the leader, Stretch is her best friend. Walter is super smart and super shy. And Berger is a motor-mouth who is everyone wishes would just shut up. The beginning of childhood’s end was signaled when a group of criminals show up at Paige’s house, looking for her dad. The thugs barge into the living room, and a...

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

Black Mask Studios 2016        I’m a sucker for a good title. A good title can make your book stand out from the crowd. It can serve as a memorable hook to draw in your reader. A good title can live in your brain and make you smile whenever you hear it. Here, try this. I bet you can’t stop smiling: STAR WARS. See? THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Right? A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. So good! All great titles that provide a catchy, solid hook to draw in the customer. A catchy hook that is snagged in your brain, so that whenever you hear it, you smile. And now we can add 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK to that list. But like the other titles on this list, 4 KIDS is...

X’ED #1

Black Mask 2015   Holy crap. Yeah. So. X’ED, huh? By now, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when a Black Mask book knocks me flat on my butt. CLANDESTINO is a brutal, raw depiction of a South American revolution. WE CAN NEVER GO HOME hit me square in all the feels. And I’m waiting with baited breath for 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK. But this write-up is about X’ED. Right, right. Have you ever experienced something so bad, that the image is burned into your brain? Or has someone hurt you so bad, that you would do anything to forget it? No matter what the cost? Then that is when you give the Mezign Corporation a call. After your treatment with...

CLANDESTINO

Black Mask Studios 2015     A pretty cool thing happened when I stopped by my local comic shop last week. One of the managers had just gotten back from New York Comic Con, and having never gone myself, I made a point to ask her how she enjoyed it. Of course, the answer was, “IT WAS AMAZING OMG” and “PANELS PANELS PANELS” and “COMIC CREATORS AND INDUSTRY BUZZ.” I must admit my jealousy was reaching an all-time high at this point, but I continued to listen closely. We talked about the upcoming Marvel relaunch, cool stuff happening at Dark Horse, and then she reached behind the counter and pulled out a signed book by a comic book...