Saturday, April 30, 2011

FREAKSHOW at Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con!

Hey guys! Just a reminder - the FREAKSHOW creative team will all be present at Wizard World's Anaheim Comic Con TODAY (4/30) and TOMORROW (5/1)! Co-writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing can be found at booth #1613, and artist Joe Suitor at #1306. We'll have issue #2 with us to sign, so swing by and say hey! See you over there!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FREAKSHOW #2 In Stores Today!!

FREAKSHOW #2 has hit stores nationwide today! We have confirmed reports that the second issue has arrived in many locations, but certain stores may also be getting their shipments in next week (5/4), so you may want to call ahead to make sure your local comic shop already has their copies in stock. And what say the critics?

The Girly Nerd: Freakshow proved to be an excellent demonstration of action and science fiction in its first book, but it showed its heart, spirit, and message in the second. Writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing have very insightful views on the topics presented. I appreciate the fresh view on the topic that I’ve seen done quite a bit. These guys somehow manage to avoid all the pitfalls and cliches. I am a sucker for old concepts done in new ways and intelligent writing, so this book is dripping with rich, sugary goodness – in the best possible way, of course.

The Fandom Post: Critter as the central focus is the right way to go as he’s the heart of the book and we get to see all sides of the story because of him. What continues to draw me to the book is the way that those that are basically considered the heroes even though others don’t see them that way are basically all science experiments at this point and are still being put through the process. The story progresses here but it doesn’t stray much from what made the first issue both enjoyable and something of a challenge to read and enjoy.

Comics Bulletin: There's no indication of laziness in making either the artwork or the plot, and that shines through. Both issues were a clear indication of the perfect teamwork by the creators. Freakshow has a little bit of everything: disaster, tragedy, genetic mutations, revenge, crazy doctors, mystery, friendship and that gray area of right and wrong. In a short time -- I believe the first issue came out roughly six months ago and the second comes out April 27 -- this series has rapidly become one of my favorites and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in comics.

We're thrilled to see the book continuing to connect with our readers! Hit the links for their full reviews. And be sure to grab *your* copy before it sells out!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Issue #2 Diamond Preview, Comic Book Therapy Review & Trade Paperback Pre-Order!

With FREAKSHOW #2 now officially set for release in comic stores nationwide this Wednesday (4/27), Diamond's PREVIEWS website has launched an exclusive 5 page preview of some interior art from the book, spotlighting us and citing us as "eerie stuff!" Click here to check it out, but beware - MAJOR SPOILERS are found in their selected pages!

Next up, Comic Book Therapy has posted their review of issue #2! Here's an excerpt:

"The art is consistent in style, with a dark, Aeon-Flux-y feel to it, and a style reminiscent of 80’s epics. Every panel is highly detailed, with great colors and good dialogue balance to top it all. There’s an all-around great use of perspective, although the faces may seem a little distorted form time to time. Still, the amount of attention put to corpses makes it all worth it. Buy it, please. I can even loan you the cash"

Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed it! Click here for their full review.

Finally, the FREAKSHOW trade paperback, which will be available for sale July 27th 2011, is already available for pre-order! The collection will not only include the full series (including the hard-to-find issue #1), but also an EXCLUSIVE pin-up gallery from some of our very talented friends in the comic book, film, and video game industries! We're geeked to share them with you, so make sure to secure your copy now. Our order code is MAY110811 - tell your local store to order today, or pre-order from Midtown Comics or Urban Collector!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FREAKSHOW #2: In Store Dates & Aint It Cool News Review!

It's been an exciting day here at Freakshow HQ! First off, we received our comp copies of FREAKSHOW #2 from the printers this morning, and they look fantastic! Word from Ape Entertainment is that Diamond got the shipment of the book yesterday, and will likely be putting the book in stores next week on the east coast, and in two weeks on the west coast. Check with your local retailer to make sure they ordered issue #2, and if not, provide them with our issue #2 Diamond order code, DEC100718, and they can still get copies of the book!

Next up, we've got our first review of FREAKSHOW #2, and it's a big one! Ambush Bug of Aint It Cool News weighs in on both issues, and has some very positive things to say! Here's a taste:

"I love the cast of characters, from the bounding Critter to the hulking Stronghold to the decaying Rot to the ghost-like Fog and the insanity of Psychosis. All of these characters are iconically designed with superpowers just as unique...Issue two does a great job of delving deeper into each of the characters' personalities and seeing how they work off one another...Art by Joe Suitor is yet another nice element to this series. His vivid panels are rich with depth, action, and nice angles, plus again, the character designs of these freaks are fantastic. Highly recommended."

WOW! Thanks so much for the support, Bug! Click here for the full review.

We should have issue #2 with us on hand at the Wizard World Anaheim convention at the end of the month, so we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cammy's Comic Corner Interview & Wizard World Anaheim Appearance!

While we eagerly await FREAKSHOW #2 returning from the printer, we've been on a non-stop comic con marathon! Although we were unable to attend the Emerald City Comicon (next year for sure!), we were able to attend both C2E2 in Chicago last month and WonderCon in San Francisco this past weekend. It's been a blast talking to fans and fellow comics professionals about the book, and we've been thrilled with the response we've been getting on all fronts.

During our time walking the floor at WonderCon, we were pleased to be able to conduct a video interview with the awesome team over at Cammy's Comic Corner. Click here to hear their podcast rundown of the convention, and here for their video interview with us about FREAKSHOW. Thanks for all your support, guys! We'll see you at San Diego in July!

And we're not close to done with our convention tour. We're thrilled to announce that the entire FREAKSHOW creative team will be present at this month's Wizard World Anaheim Convention! The event will take place April 29th-May 1st at the Anaheim Convention Center. We'll have our own booths, so please swing by and say hey! We'll update as soon as we have booth specifics. Looking forward to seeing you there!