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These CGC Replica are pretty cool and fun....
These CGC Replica are pretty cool and fun....
A neo-feudalistic samurai adventure that blends science fiction and fantasy created by Rahsaan Romain with art by Hector Trunnec.
In the year 3025, in the small bustling province of Neo-Niigata, the townspeople prepare to celebrate their independence during the annual lion festival, when the floating empire of Zairaku appears over the horizon.
Flowing Blade Bushido follows the life and struggles of a young man named Kumonryu Musashi, Kumo to his friends, in the year 3025, over five-hundred years after the Great War. In this neo-feudalistic science fiction adventure comic, a select few humans have gained the ability to manipulate primary forces of the universe. This power is known as the Aether-Effect. As Kumo learns about the power hidden within him, he and his friends embark on a journey to stop the world from repeating its mistakes as power hungry provinces across the world seek to reestablish their military dominance.
Flaming Blade Bushido still is in the making and to make it happen this project needs your help, see its project page on Kickstarter.
Thanks for helping and backing this project!
Here's all the inks of the first issue as published on Valiant's new Tumbler site.
There is no doubt REBORN is going to be an epic series and the icing on the cake of what has been an absolute fantastic Valiant Next wave thus far. I can't say this often enough when it comes to adventure and action comics there is no better publisher than Valiant at the moment.
If you still want to wait until April 15 then I recommend not clicking on the thumbs below.
Well, a quick peak can't hurt!?!
All 23 images are in absolute random order by the way:
Edit: Some of these preview pages are available in color... see Mat's First Look feature.
Oh, and if this isn't exciting enough then you may also want to take a look at this news.
I LOVE VALIANT!
Why this list? Unfortunately there is no easy way to browse and find female creators on Comicvine unless you already know who you are looking for. This list provides an overview of all the female talents from A to Z, by their given names, and some of their most recent and previous works. The link on the creators' names point to the wiki page that shows all the comics they are associated with.
Women in Comics concept: I know there is a difference between the female creators writing and drawing comic books and all the female heroes and villains appearing in these books but this concept is as close as it gets.
Searching: If you are looking for some name or comic book title simply use your web browser's search function. You can also find creators by a certain comic era and period they were active in: Golden Age (~1930-55), Silver Age (~1955-70), Bronze Age (~1970-85), 1980s, 1990s, 2000s.
Nationalities: All the artists and writers are Americans unless otherwise mentioned although this piece of information may not always be accurate. Let me know if there is a mistake and someone's nationality is indeed different.
Manga: All Mangaka are Japanese unless otherwise mentioned. Most of the manga books are created, written, and illustrated by only one comic artist, the Mangaka, unless otherwise mentioned. Where possible their works are linked to the English language versions.
|Name||Recent Comics||Previous Comics|
Supreme colorist at DC Comics with 1.200+ issue credits mostly during the 1980s & 1990s.
Alex de Campi
|Alice X. Zhang|
Bronze Age artist/writer.
Best known as editor of Vertigo Comics in the 1990s.
various comic adaptions:
|Amy Reeder (Hadley)|
Known for her Vampire trilogy
|Barbara Randall Kesel|
(writer/editor; was married to Karl Kesel)
Bronze Age writer.
|Betsy Gonia aka "The Third G"|
Editor for various Top Cow comics.
Editor from late 1980s to early 2000s.
|Carla Speed McNeil|
|Charlie "Spike" Trotman|
Mostly active during Bronze Age, 1980s, and early 1990s.
|Christina "Christy" Blanch|
|Chynna Clugston Flores|
Active since the late 1980s & 1990s and one of the first female Mangaka. Current members are main writer Nanase Ohkawa and artists Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi, Tsubaki Nekoi.
Active since the early 1990s.
Mostly active in the 1980s and 1990s.
(writer; married to Roy Thomas)
Active since the late 1990s.
Active since the late 1980s.
|Bronze Age artist/writer & editor, and creator of the character DiDi Glitz.|
|Letterer for many DC/Vertigo and independent comics in the late 1980s and 1990s.|
Elizabeth "Liz" Glass
Writer of the Eisner Award winning short story Letitia Lerner, Superman's Babysitter published in...
As a strong and liberated woman in the early 20st century, she was the great inspiration for Wonder Woman, created by her husband in 1941.
Emi Yonemura Brown
Emma C. McKean
Early Golden Age artist. First woman to contribute original material to a comic book, New Comics #1 (1935).
Encar "Enkaru" Robles García
Faith Erin Hicks
Felicia D. Hernderson
Mostly known as a writer and co-executive producer for TV-Series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Gossip Girl, and Fringe, among others.
Fiona Kai Avery
Mostly known as writer for Top Cow Productions.
Florence "Flo" Steinberg
Mostly known as creator/writer for Marvel during the Silver Age.
|Mostly known for Ōoku: The Inner Chambers/Oooku, set in an alternate medieval Japan where a disease killed most of the male population. Now a harem of men is serving the female Shoguns.|
G. Willow Wilson
Mostly known for John Lennon: Give Me a Chance and as writer of various Disney publications in the 1980s.
Active since mid 1990s and mostly early 2000s.
Editor & Office Manager of Skybound Entertainment (imprint of Image Comics)
Helen Slater portrayed Kara Zor-El/Linda Lee in the 1984 movie Supergirl.
|Mostly known for her award winning graphic novel Grey Horses.|
|One of the most popular Japanese comics artist in the 1970s.|
|Known for writing various Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics for Dark Horse. Also know for writing and producing the TV series of the same name for several years.|
|Janelle Asselin aka Janelle Siegel|
|Editor of various Batman & Batman related comics.|
|Janet K. Lee|
|Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic|
(German artist; married to Marko Djurdjevic)
Mostly known for her cover artwork.
Jen Van Meter
Former Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and President of DC Comics between 1976 and 2002.
Editor for Marvel and Icon Comics.
|Mostly known for her original graphic novel "La Perdida". Active in the 1990s and 2000s.|
Mostly active in the 1990s. Known for her work on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman (characters), including two manga-style graphic novels*, and her own Scary Godmother series of children's books and comics.
Mostly known for the graphic novel Skim.
(Taiwanese-American artist; sister of Christina Chen)
Known for her detailed art and style.
Editor for DC in the 1990s and 2000s with 500+ issue credits.
|Mostly known for being the co-creator, along with Lyn Chevely, of the women underground comics anthology Tits & Clits Comix.|
(artist & Fantasy painter)
|Mostly active in the 1990s and 2000s. Her art appears in many comic art and fantasy art books.|
|Canadian underground artist in the 1990s and 2000s. Her mostly autobiographical works deal with "Sex, Drugs, and Menstruation." |
|Editor for many Helix/Vertigo comics in the 1990s.|
|Mostly active in the 1980s and 1990s.|
|Kaisa's comics have been published in several Finnish magazines but her main passion is creating her own graphic novels and books; some of them are in traditional Japanese style* (not to be confused with manga). A repeating theme in her autobiographical stories are disability, politics, and spiritual searching.|
Active since the early 1980s.
|Kelly Thompson is a novelist and doesn't write comic books; at least not yet. Her fantasy novels feature illustrations from some of the best comic artists and stunning covers by Stephanie Hans (who just happens to be one of my favorites at the moment which is good for Kelly, too! Plus: I love Kickstarter!)|
Mostly active in 1980s and 1990s.
Mostly known for being the editor behind Jimme Robinson's Bomb Queen.
Editor with 1000+ issue credits; mostly DC Comics.
Laura Martin née DePuy
Active since the 1990s.
Leila Del Duca
Know as the star and creator of the TV series Girls, Dunham will write a four-issue short story for Archie Comics in 2015.
|Mostly (and only) known as creator, writer, and artist of Nemi, a goth girl, the most popular comic and comic character in Norway, running for 100+ issues and 10+ years already.|
Mostly active in 1980s and 1990s.
Lyn Chevely aka Chin Lyvely
|Mostly known for being the co-creator, along with Joyce Farmer, of the women underground comics anthology Tits & Clits Comix.|
Editor and occasional writer of various Epic Comics in the 1980s and 1990s.
|Inked various DC & Marvel titles.|
|Mostly credited for coloring Marvel comics in the late 1980s and 1990s.|
One of the few women working in the Golden & Silver Age of comics.
(Canadian writer/artist of Japanese & Jewish descent and cousin of Jillian Tamaki)
Mostly known for the graphic novel Skim.
(Iranian-born French artist)
Golden Age comics.
So far she's only got one of her graphic novels translated into English but I'm gonna use this space to point out that a) I like the name Milla and b) she's Vegetarian which I am, too.
Please do not (try to) eat hedgehogs!
Mostly active in the late 1980s and 1990s.
|Editor for Marvel comics for several years with 500+ credited issues.|
|Mostly know for her feminist mangas Shin Kirari (1981/82) & Blue Sky (1992). Active since the 1980s and 1990s.|
|Mostly known for Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn which was first translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, then Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, and just Sailor Moon.|
|Nicola "Nik" Virella|
|Nicole Wiley Boose|
Editor who has mostly worked for Marvel and Icon Comics in the 2000s.
(Japanese-Canadian creator and Mangaka)
|Noelle C. Giddings|
|Mostly active in the 1990s and early 2000s.|
Long-time colorist of Wonder Woman and 100 Bullets. Mostly active in the 1990s and 2000s.
Mostly active in the early 2000s.
|Editor for DC since the 2000s.|
|Has been an assistant editor at Marvel through the 2000s and is not editing for DC Comics.|
Mostly active in the early 1990s.
One of the first women to "draw" superheroes in comics; working from the Golden Age and Silver Age to Modern-Age of comics.
|Rebecca A. Wrigley|
Editor for Archaia Studios and Kaboom! Studios.
|Renae De Liz|
Editor for Top Cow and Image Comics since the 1990s and for IDW now.
Mostly active in the 1990s and early 2000s. Known for her character Bitchy aka Bitchy Bitch from Bitchy Strips and Naughty Bits.
Plotter and consultant for Stephen King's Dark Tower comic series published by Marvel.
|Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds|
(English cartoonist & illustrator)
|Mostly known for her graphic novel "Gemma Bovery" and as illustrator for many British children's books.|
Active since the late 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. She is currently the best-selling female comic artist in history with more than 170 million copies.
|Active during the Golden Age and Silver Age.|
Active since the mid 1990s.
(Italian cover artist)
|Sara "Samm" Barnes|
Editor for Boom! and Kaboom! Studios.
(editor; married to Philip Bond)
Active since the early 1990s.
Editor for DC Comics in the late 1990s and 2000s.
(French-American artist/writer; daughter of Aline & Robert Crumb)
|Editor for Marvel; mostly in the 2000s.|
|Letterer for Marvel in the late 1990s and 2000s. ||-|
Golden Age writer.
Creator of the popular Miss Fury comic strips (1941-1951).
Mostly active in the late Bronze Age, 1980s, and 1990s.
Creator of the Moomins (originally Munins) during the Silver Age and Bronze Age.
Tracy Hampton Munsey
Mostly active in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Vanesa R. Del Rey
Active since the 1980s and 1990s.
Yaoi Manga artist (focusing on homoerotic romantic relationships between male characters, aimed at a female audience).
Yun Kouga (Kōga)
This list is getting more and more complete but will it ever be? Probably not!
Last update: January 7, 2015.
Please comment and let me know if you find this list useful, or if you feel like a certain name and person or comic title is still missing and should be added or if any information is incorrect.
When I purchased The Making of Private Eye (or Inside Look) on panelsyndicate.com a few minutes ago I wasn't sure what to make of a making of? Lets be honest, usually you have to pay a certain amount of money for a regular comic. Here BKV and Marcos Martin ask the readers to pay whatever they want to pay. For a regular issue of the Private Eye I usually like to pay a regular (slightly increasing) price (with each issue).
Long story short I decided to send them $0.85 -- that's 1 cent per page -- and added the comment I would send another 10 cents for each page that would make me smile. As a little side note I'd like to mention this is not about saving money (or spending less, quite the contrary) but spending money and giving it to some of my favorite comic writer and illustrator who truly deserve it. The Private Eye is such a wonderful project in so many ways. It has got to be continued until its story has been told.
Here's when and why I smiled -- plus a few additional comments -- as I read and review this issue page by page:
(Page 0 - Cover)
Page 1 - Foreword beginning with "I hate these behind-the-scenes things". Another extra 10 cents for "I thought Marcos had finally lost his mind". -- Tip counter: 20 cents.
Page 2 - BkvLeaks - Marcos' very first reaction and especially "the completely crazy idea ... that I know you'll hate but that I'd like to share anyway." -- Tc: 30 cents.
At this point I was quite sure I'd find something to giggle about on each and every page... just to find out it would not...
Page 3 - The Pitch - subtitles are real money savers!
Page 4 - Brief Summary of Secret Society (pages 1-2) - Many things made me laugh especially the "Big Brother, we had become" and "the same way we could online way back in 2011" that ends the page. -- Tc: 40 cents.
Page 5 - Brief Summary of Secret Society (pages 3-4) - First of all, guys, even in the pdf version I couldn't select the link (text) so I had to re-type it. Really? WTF! Just for some crazy Japanese's insanely weird idea that made me smile but happens to be someone else's intellectual property hence no extra tip here. Note to self: Must have sushi this week!
The mix of Black and Irish and Spanish reminds me of the good old times I had have in Valencia drinking Black Russians (my favorite drink) at Finnegans on Plaza de la Reina before heading out to have the best tapas (and sangria; my other favorite drink) in the old town center in the middle of the night. -- Tc: 50 cents now.
Page 6 - Brief Summary of Secret Society (pages 5-6) - The Old Man's description very much -- who doesn't attention deficit disorder drugs? -- and of course The Foreigners; there's always something strange about Russians. -- Tc: 60 cents (won't be enough for those new homes in France but you'll get there!).
Page 7 - BkvLeaks - really interesting but didn't really make me laugh; instead I was getting incredibly hungry and needed to save money for food, too.
Page 8 - more leaks - so many good things here:
Guys, it really is the shit... this inside look, that is. Tc: 70 cents.
Page 9 - The Script - another sub another saver.
Page 10 - Script (page 1-2) - 10 easy cents for the "Internet is the villain."
A tinyurl!!! Really!?! S*ckas! By the way, not sure if this whole story and inside look is about my dirty little secrets of the past??? I had spent some quality time at the Indiana University in Indiana, PA; it's where Jimmy Stewart was born. There's a statue in front of the townhouse or so. Student parties usually ended with disguising Jimmy, or at least putting a beer can into his hand. (Un)fortunately we hadn't have iPhones back then. -- Tc: 80 cents.
Page 11 - Script (3-4) - 10 cents for "a mess of freckles" and that being LOST again moment. Freckles. Cute. Kate. Numbers. I remember the numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. Have to watch LOST again, and play the lottery, obviously. -- Tc: 90 cents.
Page 12 - Script (5-11) - Nothing's here to lol about but kudos to (that's 10 cents for) Marcos for drawing that Dreamcoat like he did on page 9 of the first issue. Note: CV might need a wiki page for the Dreamcoat. -- Tc: $1.
Page 13 - Script (12-13) - More kudos for Marcos adding a runner still using an old-fashioned walkman in 2076, some guys playing frisbee, Mr. Fishhead aka Cowl Guy, and of course the pack of (legal) joints. Sweet! That's right, that made me smile. -- Tc: $1.10
Page 14 - Script (14-15) - Nothing's really funny here but I have to admit that I hadn't really noticed the PI thing when I had read the first issue for the first (and second and third) time. Kinda weird. With the PI in mind, I think the suite's room number should have been 42 - the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything according to Deep Thought the HHGTTG. Uh! ... Anyways, 10 cents as fine for not paying attention to detail and not getting the TT/PI reference, or letting P.I. read Something Happened by Joseph Heller. Okay, I shall pay double... -- Tc: $1.30
Page 15 - Script (16-17) - Just 10 cents for all the favors we do because she's hot. -- Tc: $1.40
Page 16 - Script (18-20) - Did Marcos need more information? I don't think so. The panels on these pages are awesome: The Flaming Lips, the close-up of The Maltese Falcon, the book titles, the smirky Dreamcoat, the giant-sized faces. Back to the scritp... "his client". -- Tc: $1.50
Page 17 - Script (21-22) - Born in 1976. Really? I don't believe it!!! -- Tc: $1.60
Page 18 - Script (23-24) - Who added the "blah fucking blah"? BKV? Marcos? Too bad it wasn't in the script... money saver here. LOL
Page 19 - Script (25-27) - No comments no smiling no money. Odd.
Page 20 - Script (28-30) - Great visuals here. Kudos to Marcos again for making it happen according to the script and beyond (all expectations). Where did BKV find that guy? -- Tc: $1.70.
Page 21 - BkvLeaks again... and finally (not such a big fans of scripts; this one was really cool though and totally worth reading and paying for it - subtotal is 1 buck for the scritpt only; most of it belongs MM! Just trying to ensure the money gets into the right hands. Good thing MM is the recipient when paying through PP) - This is a message from MM to BKV about the status of the character design especially P.I. and Gramps. Interesting to read though not funny and what the heck is IMF? Abbreviations drive me crazy the ignorant MF I am. I'll be generous here and add another round for MM. -- Tc: $1.80.
Page 22 - Character Design - sub title
Page 23 - Character Design (PI and Dreamcoat)
Nice try but that feels misplaced right there!
Page 24-34 - More Character Designs - Extra cash (10 each of course) for:
Honestly, these are from the first five pages. There's even better suits, masks, and costumes on the next five pages but I want people to still get the inside look and not reveal all the magic right here. -- Tc: $2.30.
Page 35 - BkvLeaks - MM to BKV about futuristic, eco-friendly city design. I'm having a Kodak (digicam) and am not that happy with it. Nice letter but no smile whatsoever.
Page 36-38 - City Designs - I'll just add another random 10. -- Tc: $2.40
Page 39-40 - BkvLeaks - About "crappy doodlings", the "wacky new process", and keeping MM's mind fresh and "prevent it from exploding." -- Tc: $2.60
Page 41 - The Layouts - sub
Page 42-52 - The actual Layouts (1st part of #1) - OMG! I do love b/w. OMFG! 10s for page 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, and 11. Note: Working titles so far: Secret Society & Masks. Hopefully, we'll get to know who came up with the actual title later on. -- Tc: $3.20.
Page 52 - BkvLeaks - haha (Flaming Lips!!!), talk about the title, and darn another long link and no tinyurl. -- Tc: $3.30
Page 53-62 - More Layouts (2nd part of #1) - but nothing's too fancy here except for Mr. Fishhead and Taj's XXL-face. -- Tc: $3.50
Page 63-64 - BkvLeaks - Ha! - "Your storytelling is just too f*cking cool not to find a massive international audience" and "killer work" sums it up nicely. Also, thanks for solving the mystery about the title. -- Tc: $3.70
Page 65-74 - More Layouts (3rd part of #1) - Frankly these are all much better in color IMO. Just 10 for that tiger mask. -- Tc: $3.80
Page 75-77 - BkvLeaks - In search of the perfect domain name. I'm glad you guys have decided to use PanelSyndicate.com - it's def the best option besides PanelOne.com. Bkvleaks.com is still available by the way. Should I register for it and then sell it back to BKV? Hmm. Anyway,... SpaceDinosaur.com made me laugh. Yes, it really s*cks so many good domain names are already taken and parked. -- Tc: $3.90
Page 78 - The Teasers - sub
Page 79-81 - The Teasers
I don't LIKE crowds, wouldn't FOLLOW that jump, and have no bullets to SHARE.
Page 82-83 - Final round of BkvLeaks - "that's one hell of an afterword. Really moving shit" is what I thought, too; plus "unimpeachably perfect". -- Tc: $4.00
Page 84 (or 85) - Back cover.
$4.00 hence $4.85 in total and that's still cheap for all that virtual paper.
The Private Eye is one hell of a comic, story and graphical adventure and this Making Of is worth every penny you'd like to pay for it!
Thanks for an interesting and thorough Inside Look! #BKV #MM
Now, lets have an inside look to SAGA! #ImageComics #BKV #FionaStaples
X-O vs. Gilad the Eternal Warrior on the retailer incentive covers.
Now we're talking, Valiant!
I want these - both! - instead of all the other covers and variants of issue #1.
Click on images to see 3D effect of the animated gif's.
The New 52 Villains Omnibus
Collecting all 52 Villains Month titles and their 3-D motion covers as well as the 3-D version of Forever Evil #1. It's scheduled to be released in December (or beginning of next year) and will cost about $199 (53x3.99=211.47). This complete set will have its very own 3-D motion cover by the way (click on it!):
Wouldn't it be cool if DC released a covers-only set for $52?
Well, that's it.
That was the Villains Months.
I just finished reading Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #1. You certainly know what to expect from a action/horror story written by Steve Niles - a quality read! - but I am very impressed by the artwork from a guy called Dave Wachter. I had never heard of him before so I got curious, googled his name, found his blog, added some info to his wiki page on CV, and ended up clicking on a link to his most recent project on Kickstarter:
I wonder why this project has not been featured in the news sections on CV yet? Maybe it has and I didn't see it. Anyhow...
The Guns of Shadow Valley should be an interesting book for friends of action/adventure and the supernatural and, of course, the Wild Wild West. There's still some time left and rewards (packages) left. So get involved and help the creators to finish their web-comic and publish it as hardcover graphic novel.
Honestly, I don't know what just happened but I'd really like to find out.
Here's another link to The Guns of Shadow Valley homepage.
According to the Summer of Valiant teaser yesterday, the Eternal Warrior will rise again this September. The comic will be written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Trevor Hairsine. I have to admit I don't know much about the artist but having Pak for the title seems to be good news besides the fact having the Eternal Warrior back in the first place. Here's the official news and interview with writer Greg Pak and Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons on CBR.
Looks like another Valiant hero will have his triumphant and visually amazing return.
I love this news, teaser and cover - this is super exciting:
One question remains:
When will we see the first brand new character and series? So far Valiant focused on re-animating existing characters - not that this is a bad thing, but some fresh blood would be nice, too. Besides, Valiant is definitely lacking female heroes.
Until then, lets enjoy the return of Quantum & Woody, Vincent van Goat, and now the Eternal Warrior. Thanks Valiant!
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