Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The Con is done and the FREAKSHOW #1 is in the hands of the die-hard fans, but there's one cool piece of content we haven't gotten to share yet. And it's not a pin-up, or a short story, or a cool behind-the-scenes glimpse. No, this is something new.


Composed by the insanely talented Jay Vincent, this incredible piece of music moves from a bombastic Freakshow theme into a softer, Critter-centric suite, before returning to its roots in heroic fashion. It's intense, beautiful, and truly evocative of the story and emotion that has embodied Freakshow from the beginning. We're truly flattered by the amazing work done by everyone involved, and we're very excited to finally show it off. This'll be adorning the website in the months to come, and we might even be cutting a cool motion comic trailer for the book if you demand it!

So go ahead and take a listen! And if you like, make sure others take a listen too! (But not on Internet Explorer, sorry - this code only works for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. We're working on it.)

For more excellent music by Mr. Vincent, check out his website.

Monday, July 26, 2010

FREAKSHOW: Comic-Con Wrap-Up

That's a wrap, folks! The San Diego Comic-Con is officially over - and that means we've put the lid back on FREAKSHOW Issue 1 until its official release next year. The printed book was even more beautiful than we'd imagined, and we couldn't be happier with the response on the Con floor. It was an outstanding and exhilarating five days of spreading the word on FREAKSHOW - and we'd like to thank everyone who came by the booth and picked up an advance copy of Issue 1!

With that in mind, we'd love to hear what you thought of the book! What did you dig? What did you want more of? Who's your favorite character? What, if anything, did you dislike? Your feedback is key to our process as creators, so please leave a comment below or write us directly at

Thanks again to everyone who came out, every professional who took the book while we did our rounds, and every single fan who has supported us along the way. This is just the beginning!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


When it rains, it pours! In a quote recently added to yesterday's VARIETY story, FREAKSHOW's newly appointed movie mastermind Mark Protosevich (I AM LEGEND, THOR) has some glowing things to say about the book, and we're honored!

"In terms of experiencing moments of creative inspiration, reading 'Freakshow' was like being struck by lightning," Protosevich said. "Weird, exciting, unsettling lightning. David and Jack created a rich, emotional superhero story, but one that's infused with elements of science fiction, post-apocalyptic action, and horror. For me, an irresistible combination. Plus, Joe's artwork is absolutely stunning. I knew instantly that it had to be a movie, but more than that, I knew I wanted to be the one who makes it."

Wow! Thanks a million, Mark!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Freakshow Movie Adaptation Coming from Mark Protosevich!

Leading into our San Diego launch, we've got some AMAZING news to share! Mark Protosevich, the brilliant writer behind I AM LEGEND and Marvel Studios' upcoming blockbuster THOR, is attached to write and possibly direct a feature film adaptation of FREAKSHOW!



Mark Protosevich, who brought the Norse god Thor to life for Marvel Studios, will make "Freakshow" his next comicbook adaptation, and is eyeing the property as a potential directing vehicle.

The scribe has paired with Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein to produce the project. He will pen the script based on the upcoming book that David Server and Jackson Lanzing created, with art from Joe Suitor, an illustrator at Marvel Comics.

The property, which independent imprint Ape Entertainment will publish as a three-issue miniseries in January, revolves around five young protagonists who are turned into mutants by a cataclysmic chemical explosion and must decide whether to use their newfound powers to save the city or exact revenge on those responsible after the world's only superhero is killed.

Title will be promoted by Ape at this week's Comic-Con confab in San Diego, where advance issues of the book will be sold.

Because the book is self-published, its creators were able to set up the film rights on their own. Move is becoming more common when it comes to comicbooks, given how they're increasingly used to set up movies and TV shows, rather than stand alone as major revenue generators.

Klein was introduced to the book by Server, who had worked as an intern at her production shingle Apartment 3B Prods.

Klein, who has paired with Turner on a number of projects set up around town, will produce "Freakshow" with Protosevich. Manager Ray Miller will exec produce.

Find the full story at! We couldn't be more proud to have this stellar team bringing our characters to the screen. And don't forget to stop by the Ape Entertainment booth this weekend if you want a sneak peek at issue #1. See you at the con!

Friday, July 16, 2010



Ape Entertainment announced today that it will provide attendees at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with an advance look at FREAKSHOW, a new title co-created by David Server & Jackson Lanzing with art by rising star Joe Suitor (Spider-Man: Fear Itself, GI Joe: Helix).

The three-issue limited series f
ollows the story of five mutated survivors after a devastating chemical explosion, which has left the world’s only superhero dead and his city trapped in a dangerous and mysterious quarantine. In the wake of the disaster, these five refugees must decide whether to use their powerful but defective new abilities to save the remains of the city or extract their revenge on those responsible.

“As readers, we’ve always gravitated towards the creatures and outsiders in comics, and this story comes from wanting to deconstruct those archetypes,” says Server. “When you’re born out of the most nightmarish origin you can imagine, where does that leave you? If your identity is ripped away and you’re left a monster, what might anyone be capable of?”

“While we're playing with the iconography of superheroes, our characters aren't traditionally ‘super-heroic,’” adds Lanzing. “They're freaks, survivors of literally apocalyptic trauma. What we're trying to do is let the reader into the mind of these damaged characters and challenge their expectations. FREAKSHOW is about finding heroism in yourself, even when it seems like there's nothing left to save.”

Though the series won’t arrive in stores until early 2011, advance copies of FREAKSHOW #1 will be available for purchase at the Ape Entertainment booth (#2104) on the convention floor. The issue features a cover by Suitor, as well as a special variant cover by comic industry legend Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys).

That's right, folks - FREAKSHOW is going to Comic-Con! And we couldn't possibly be more excited. If you'll be at the show, drop by the booth and pick up your copy. The whole FREAKSHOW team will be around to sign and chat throughout the convention.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Freakshow Hits Facebook

Hey! Want to be up-to-date on everything FREAKSHOW? You should join the hundreds of people who have become fans of FREAKSHOW on Facebook! That's right: you can officially "like" our little comic, and gain access to our exclusive fanpage content - including a whole host of exciting art and production updates too small or urgent to put up here on the blog. It's a great way to keep in touch and spread the word, so we hope you'll click over to and become a fan.

And for a little taste of what's been happening on the fanpage lately, here's an exclusive piece of concept art by the uber-talented Jorge Lacera (BIOSHOCK). This is just a study for his final art, but we admired it so much that we had to share it with the world. Hope you enjoy it as well - click over to for more art goodness.

San Diego Comic-Con approaches, and so do some exciting FREAKSHOW announcements. Stay tuned!