Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FREAKSHOW #1-3 Now Available Digitally Through Comics Plus!

Want to check out FREAKSHOW on your iPad or iPhone? Good news! All three issues of the series are now available for purchase through iVerse Media's Comics Plus app, meaning the entire story is now available digitally for the first time! The digital copies even include text-free editions of the pin-up artwork produced by THE BOYS' Darick Robertson (issue #1), UNDYING LOVE's Tomm Coker (issue #2) and ELDRITCH's Drew Rausch (issue #3). To purchase your copies, click here to check out the app's official website, or search for iVerse Media's Comics Plus app in the App Store, and then search for Freakshow. And if you like what you see, don't forget to give the book a positive review so other new readers will check it out!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FREAKSHOW Hits Comikaze Expo This Weekend!

Hey Los Angeles! Need to get your copy of the FREAKSHOW trade paperback, or get it signed by the creators? Well you're in luck! Co-writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing will be in attendance at this weekend's Comikaze Expo at the LA Convention Center at Booth #144! Not only will we be selling and signing, but you can also come find us on the DARKNESS RISING: NEW VOICES IN HORROR Panel on Saturday at 1pm in Room 4, the TALES OF BREAKING INTO COMICS Panel on Saturday at 3pm in Room 5, and the FUTURE OF DIGITAL COMICS Panel on Sunday at 3pm in Room 306AB! See you there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

FREAKSHOW #3 & Trade Paperback Reviews Hit!

With both the third and final issue and the trade paperback collection of FREAKSHOW on shelves nationwide, we've gotten some great critical feedback on the full saga! Here are some of the things the critics have had to say!

AIN'T IT COOL NEWS: Server and Lanzing have crafted a masterful mystery with their series...The Freaks (and indeed, the entirety of the series itself) are an intriguing blend of classic comic book genres. There’s the obvious superhero influence (especially that of X-MEN) in the protagonists’ abilities (as much a curse as they are assets…again, shades of X-MEN) and their code names. There’s the science fiction element in the scenario of the chemical weapons and the quarantined city, though this also crosses over into the horror genre, bringing to mind such killer virus films as “28 Days Later” and “I Am Legend.” The horror elements are pushed further to the fore in the characters of Psychosis and Rot, both of whom look like they could have stepped out of any number of midnight movies. These disparate elements could have easily made for a thematically jarring read, but Server and Lanzing blend them effortlessly into a backdrop for the characters—which is really what FREAKSHOW is all about.

COMIC BOOK THERAPY: Freakshow progressed at a steady pace from the first issue, increasing in violence and accelerating in cadence until it reached an epic final issue filled to the brim with huge panels of artfully detailed gore and, more importantly, a thick, juicy slab of perfectly cooked writing...It's hard to fill a whole page without revealing any major plot details, because the story is linear enough to leave no loose ends. There's a major plot twist in the end, as there always should be, and it's as exciting to read as it is heartbreaking to fully grasp...I promise, you will not be disappointed.

: There is just an outstanding amount of praise to be thrown at this book. A lot of superhero books try to pull off the outsider or “why me” angles and a number of them fall flat as a lot of those powers bring on some responsibility but not a large percentage of those in the stories are burdened with abilities that mark them as clearly either more than or less than human depending on one’s perspective. In Freakshow the characters can’t escape and hide in normal society due to their appearance. This is then made double in its painful toll as the event that gave them their appearance came at the cost of everyone and everything they had known and they band together like the circus acts of old for community as well as protection.

Hit the links for their full reviews! And thanks to everyone for their coverage and their support! To get *your* copy of the FREAKSHOW trade paperback, contact your local retailer or click here to order a copy directly from Things from Another World!

Monday, August 8, 2011

FREAKSHOW Trade Paperback Hits Stores Wednesday!

That's right - the full collected edition of FREAKSHOW, to date only available at last month's Comic-Con International in San Diego, will officially be hitting stores nationwide this Wednesday, August 10th! Above is a look at our trade dress, including some of the very kind words said about the book from various press outlets as well as from UP IN THE AIR and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS screenwriter (and attached Freakshow movie producer) Sheldon Turner!

Inside the collection, you'll receive not only the entire epic saga including issues #1-3, but also an exclusive pin-up gallery featuring guest artwork from such talents as Drew Rausch (ELDRITCH!), Chris Houghton (Image Comics' REED GUNTHER), Jorge Lacera (concept artist for BIOSHOCK), Francisco Ruiz Velasco (concept artist for HELLBOY II and THE HOBBIT) and more. Additionally, the collection features an introduction from attached Freakshow movie writer-director, Mark Protosevich (screenwriter of I AM LEGEND and THOR)! Be sure to ask your local retailer if they've ordered the trade from Diamond as copies are still available!

Monday, July 18, 2011

FREAKSHOW #3 and Trade Paperback Premiere and Signings at San Diego Comic-Con 2011!

You heard it here first, folks! FREAKSHOW #3, the grand finale, will sneak for sale at this week's San Diego Comic-Con along with the FREAKSHOW Trade Paperback, collecting the entire saga! The Trade Paperback will include an *exclusive* pin-up gallery from some of our extremely talented friends from the comic book, film, and video game industries showing off their takes on our cast of characters. The collected edition also features an introduction by attached FREAKSHOW movie writer/director Mark Protosevich, who is a guest of the convention this year to discuss his screenplay adaptation of the video game MASS EFFECT for Legendary Entertainment.

Both issue #3 and the trade will be available for sale all week at the Ape Entertainment booth, #1804, but the entire creative team (including writers David Server and Jackson Lanzing and artist Joe Suitor) will be at the booth signing from 4-5pm on Thursday, 4-5pm on Friday, 5-6pm on Saturday, and 4-5pm on Sunday! Be sure to swing by and get your copy signed - we'll see you there!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FREAKSHOW #3 and Trade Paperback Head to Print!

That's right, folks! FREAKSHOW #3, our big finale, is en route to the printers! Not only that, but our trade paperback collection of the entire FREAKSHOW saga (including our trade-exclusive pin-up gallery) is also being put together as we speak. We'll update you with in-store dates for both releases when we get them, but both items are currently available for pre-order from Diamond, so have your local retailer request them by name *now* if you want to make sure you get your copy.

Here's an issue #3 sneak peek to help get you motivated. We think the image speaks for itself, but basically, when Stronghold wants something? Stay the hell out of his way.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FREAKSHOW Movie Mention in The Hollywood Reporter!

The FREAKSHOW movie adaptation got a great shout-out in trade publication The Hollywood Reporter today where it was announced that attached Freakshow writer/director Mark Protosevich is in talks to help Steven Spielberg relaunch the Jurassic Park franchise! We're blown away to be in such amazing creative company, and we want to congratulate Mark on this exciting news - we'll be first in line! Click here to head over to THR to read the full story!