Saturday, January 29, 2011

FREAKSHOW #1 Signing at Golden Apple Comics TONIGHT!

Hey Los Angeles! Don't forget - the entire FREAKSHOW creative team, including co-writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing, artist Joe Suitor, and special guest variant cover artist and comic book legend Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) will all be signing FREAKSHOW #1 at Golden Apple Comics on Melrose from 5-7pm TONIGHT!! Trust us - you're not gonna want to miss this!

See you tonight!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


We're thrilled to announce that FREAKSHOW #1 has SOLD OUT at the retailer level! Thanks so much to all the comic book stores who took a chance on us and ordered the book - we couldn't have reached this amazing milestone without your support! For full details, see the Ape Entertainment press release below!



Ape Entertainment is pleased to announce that FREAKSHOW #1, the debut creator-owned comic from creators David Server & Jackson Lanzing with art by rising star Joe Suitor, has sold out from the publisher. This marks an exciting start for the highly anticipated miniseries, which is poised to introduce a new, original brand of post-apocalyptic superhero action to audiences all over the world.

"FREAKSHOW is an incredibly exciting project with roots in the superhero, science-fiction, and horror genres, so we knew we'd be able to turn some heads with comics fans", says Ape Co-Publisher David Hedgecock, "but the response to the book from fans and retailers has been truly overwhelming. We're thrilled to finally get this book into the hands of our readers."

The sell-out follows an auspicious preview run at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, which also sold out on the convention floor. Interest has been bolstered by positive early reviews from such websites as SlashFilm and Comic Book Resources, as well as the attachment of veteran screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I AM LEGEND, THOR, the upcoming MASS EFFECT), who has been announced to write and possibly direct a feature adaptation of the comic for producers Jennifer Klein (PEARL HARBOR) and Sheldon Turner (UP IN THE AIR).

"We've always hoped the world of FREAKSHOW would resonate with people, so the feedback we've gotten so far from fans we've met at conventions and online has been tremendously exciting and gratifying," said Server. "We couldn't be more thankful that retailers are taking a chance on our book," adds Lanzing, "and we plan to reward readers with three issues of characters, story, and art that's like nothing else on the stands."

Since Ape Entertainment recognizes that this sell-out will limit retailers from ordering further copies of FREAKSHOW #1, there are plans to release a digital version of the book as soon as possible. A similar digital format is planned for issues #2 and #3, and details will be announced by Ape upon release.

To find out for yourself why Fangoria gave FREAKSHOW #1 four out of four skulls, calling it "noteworthy and original" with "stylish artwork and attention grabbing storytelling", make sure to contact your local retailer and reserve a copy as soon as possible. The book will be arriving in stores January 26th, and will be followed monthly by issues #2 and #3. Those issues are still available for ordering from Diamond Comics distribution using ordering codes #DEC100718 and #JAN110927 respectively.

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So now that you have the scoop - get out there and snag YOUR copy before it's too late!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today's the day - FREAKSHOW #1 is officially in stores nationwide! And we're thrilled to report that it looks like the critics like what they see! Here's some of the tremendous press we've received recently: "With a 48 page opening issue, Freakshow has the time to really spend on working over the setting and introducing the characters without feeling rushed...There's a lot to like here, especially if you're not keen on the whole superhero thing, and it has a really good polish about it that lets it stand out. Definitely worth checking out, especially for the number of pages there are for it."

Comic Book Therapy
: "Even for the first issue, the characters show a depth that very few people achieve, and I had a geekgasm over it. I love the fact that there are no dumb text boxes explaining anything to anyone. It makes the reader feel like they'd just intruded in someone else's conversation. It puts you in a position where you are afraid to search for explanations out of fear of missing something important. It's beautiful."

The Pop Culture Network: "APE Entertainment has a gem of a comic in Freakshow. The characters all have unique voices and visual styles. The story is engaging, visceral and intelligent. The villain is evil and despicable without being too cartoony and overdone. Freakshow is currently being solicited as a 3 issue story, but if this first issue is any indication, an ongoing series could easily be centered around this group of Freaks, if not just [Critter] himself."

: "I can't stop thinking how refreshing this read was. I've got just as bad a taste in my mouth left over from the decades of post-apocalyptic comics crowding the shelves as you do. But this book, believe me, is different. The Lanzing/Server/Suitor team has graced the earth with a gift, kids, that gift, is Freakshow. Freakshow #1 gets a 5 out of 5."

WOW! Thanks to everyone for all the amazing praise! Hit the links to read their full reviews. And go grab YOUR copy of FREAKSHOW #1 today - before it runs out!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Comic Book Therapy Calls FREAKSHOW #1 "Engaging" and "Interesting!"

Another great review of FREAKSHOW #1 came in today from Comic Book Therapy! Here's an excerpt:

"Writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing write each character with a clear and distinct personality, even minor characters feel well fleshed out...Right away you know who these characters are so you don't have to worry about a heavy narrative into their backstories to get a grasp of who they are...The art is amazing! Joe Suitor did a fine job on art duties. Reading this book made it feel like I was looking at still shots from an animated feature. The cell-shaded coloring combines with many well composed panels and rack focus effects really give the sense that you're looking at something very cinematic."

Wow! Much appreciated, guys! Click here for their full review. And don't forget - FREAKSHOW #1 will be available in your local comic shop TOMORROW, so get ready to snag your copy soon!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FREAKSHOW #1 Signing Event at Golden Apple Comics!

FREAKSHOW #1 drops in comics shops nationwide next week, and we're celebrating in style!

The guys over at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles have graciously agreed to host us on Saturday, January 29th from 5-7pm to celebrate the book's release, and the whole creative team, including co-writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing and artist Joe Suitor, will be on hand to sign copies and hang out! Not only that, but issue #1 variant cover artist and comic book industry legend Darick Robertson (of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and THE BOYS fame) will also be in the store signing with us! We're thrilled and excited to co-host this event with Golden Apple, and hope you'll come join us to celebrate and get your copy! Click here for all the details and to RSVP via Facebook!

See you there!

Monday, January 17, 2011

FANGORIA On FREAKSHOW #1: "Highly Recommended!"

This just in! Leading horror genre publication FANGORIA has reviewed FREAKSHOW #1, giving us four out of four skulls! Here's an excerpt from their review:

"Writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing have spent tremendous effort building the apocalyptic setting and characters. At a gradual pace, they reveal clues about their freakish characters, giving each member of the group a chance to breathe...Joe Suitor's artwork is quite pulpy and effective, with each monster standing out on their own due to their specific designs."

Thanks so much for the kind words! Click here to read their full review!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Meet Psychosis at!

Happy New Year, FREAKSHOW fans! Hope your 2011 is off to a great start. To help kick off the new year right, we've cooked up an exclusive interview with the folks over at Comic Booked! For a sneak preview of the team's twisted telepath Psychosis, including an exclusive full splash page of art previewed above and an interview with the creative team conducted by series editor Isaiah Samson, click here now! And don't forget, the book drops THIS MONTH on January 26th, so expect more in the weeks leading up to release. Now - enter the mind of Psychosis...if you dare!