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Corrected Version Of AZZA THE BARBED Issue #1 Will Be Shipping Along With Issue #2 Next Month!

Corrected Version Of AZZA THE BARBED Issue #1 Will Be Shipping Along With Issue #2 Next Month!

September 21, 2022 saw the premiere of Scout Comics’ issue #1 of Azza the Barbed, a new fantasy epic written by Pat Shand with artwork by Rio Burton and lettering by Jim Campbell, or at some of the lettering.  The issue was printed in error with the second half of the book missing all of Jim’s work.  This was not a new avant-garde approach to storytelling contributed by the creative team, it was a mistake on the publishing side. 

A new printing of Azza the Barbed #1 is already in production and will be released simultaneously with the second issue of the fantasy adventure series.  Retailers are being asked to destroy the existing copies, but collectors may still be able to find some copies in stores.

The series tells the story of Azza who was born into a family that, for generations, served in the Obsidian Guard, a military unit of holy warriors. During Azza's Coronation, a magical ceremony that would imbue her with a holy glowing power, something went wrong. Instead of the sacred Obsidian tattoos, she became disfigured with thorned, black markings and was banished by her people. Now, Azza lives in solitude guarding a great evil...but when that evil escapes and begins to spread its wicked power, Azza must make a choice: save the people that expelled her or allow her home town to fall to darkness. With an emotional, comedic, and awe-inspiring story of empowerment, Azza the Barbed blends fantasy, adventure, mythology, horror, and action in this unforgettable new series.

The adventure continues on October 19, 2022 with both issues #1 and #2 being released.  Reserve yours today at your local retailer and possibly add the error-printing to your collection before they are taken off the shelves.

Please reach out to store@scoutcomics.con with any questions.
NEW RAT CITY Is About A Dystopian New York That’s One Bad Day Away From Being Ruled By Rodents. Out Now From SCOUT COMICS!

NEW RAT CITY Is About A Dystopian New York That’s One Bad Day Away From Being Ruled By Rodents. Out Now From SCOUT COMICS!

Logline:

In a near-future New York City, curious pest controller Felicia Shepherd discovers how the mystery of her mother’s disappearance is related to the biggest threat facing the flooding, rat-plagued city.
 
Synopsis:


New York City, 2083. After decades of floods, infrastructure disasters, and abandonment, what was once the greatest city on Earth has shrunk to a shadow of its former glory.

Pest controllers keep the city livable for the few people who remain. They're limited by law to using non-lethal methods like sound cannons and pheromones, until a massive rat horde spurs the mayor to lift the no-kill order for two weeks so tourists don't stop visiting.

Raised to believe it was morally indefensible to kill an animal, Felicia Shepherd is a pest controller who tries to deal with the swarms of rats and roaches plaguing her city without hurting anything. As if that weren't enough, she's also wrestling with a growing suspicion that her mother, who disappeared after a horrible accident with a neural implant, isn't actually dead. And the fact that the rat and roach swarms seem to be... talking to her.
 
Creators:

Honor Vincent - Writer
George Quadros - Artist
DC Alonso - Colors
Lucas Gattoni - Letters

Cover artists:
George Quadros & DC Alonso
Apple Nuñez
Lee Milmore
Mateo Maciorowski
Ralf Singh

 
Creator Quotes:
"This story has been pestering me for many years, and when I finally started writing the script for the first issue I did it with the plans to send it to Scout. As someone who's relatively new around here, it means the world to me to have my first completed series published by a company who puts out great work and supports indie creators in everything they do."
 - Honor Vincent

"Working on New Rat City was one of the best experiences of my career so far. It's an incredible universe, designed and developed by a super creative team. I was the first fan of this comic and I tried to render a beautiful (and disgusting) post-apocalyptic rat world through my art." - George Quadros

Reviews:

"A semi-dystopian New York that’s one bad day away from being wholly ruled by rodents and roaches shouldn’t look this bright, shouldn’t be populated with generally positive people. But it is, and it works. With the combined efforts of a great team of creators, New Rat City is a smart piece of speculation and just an all around entertaining read." - 
The Pullbox
The Devil Has Been Destroyed And His Son Must Take The ROAD TRIP TO HELL To Accept The Throne. Coming This October From Scout Comics!

The Devil Has Been Destroyed And His Son Must Take The ROAD TRIP TO HELL To Accept The Throne. Coming This October From Scout Comics!

Logline:

The devil has been destroyed and bequeathed Hell to his son, Francis Rhoades, who now needs to travel down below to accept the throne. But when Satan includes a clause that says anyone from Hell can usurp the throne by killing his replacement, Francis is in for a hellish nightmare that includes the likes of Adolf Hitler, Attila the Hun, Vlad the Impaler, and many more of the worst the world had to offer.  
 
Synopsis:


A dark comedy filled with action, adventure, and the worst the world had to offer, Road Trip to Hell follows Francis Rhoades, a young man with the ability to see horrible things in a person's future just by touching them. His life has been full of hardship, but things get even worse when the demon Baphomet informs him that his father is Satan and he’s been destroyed. Now, Francis has been designated the new king of Hell. The catch? All the damned have escaped, and if one of them can kill Francis before he can reach the netherworld himself, that soul will become the new leader of Hell! With the help of his sister Star and his literal guardian angel Joan of Arc, Francis needs to survive his trip to hell... hopefully without losing his own soul in the process! 
 
Creators:

Nicole D’Andria – Writer (“The Kill Boat” in the Nightmare Theater Anthology, Comic Adaptation of Peter David’s Artful)
Monika Maccagni – Artist (Vampblade, Zombie Tramp)
Joaquin Pereyra – Colorist (Liberator, MediSin)
Marco Fontanili – Variant Cover Artist (Pentagram of Horror, Kingjira)
Justin Birch – Letterer (The Séance Room, Miraculous)
Jacob Bascle – Logo Designer (The Shepherd, Evil Dead 2)

 
Quote & Review:
“I’ve been working with Scout Comics behind the scenes for a while now. I can tell they really care about their comics and the people pouring their blood, sweat, and geekiness into them, so I knew they would be the right publisher for Road Trip to Hell. I’m looking forward to seeing just how far this road trip will go with Scout!” - Nicole D'Andria

"This is the kind of story I wish I would’ve come up with first… then I realize I couldn’t have pulled it off this good!" —Shawn Gabborin (Black BettyPuppet Master)

“Son of a…Devil? Rather, son of THE Devil. Road Trip to Hell is a great first comic from Nicole D'Andria. Marco Maccagni, Joaquin Pereyra, and Justin Birch compliment the witty writing and hairpin plot twists. Definitely pick this one up.” —Erica Schultz (Xena, Twelve Devils Dancing

Road Trip to Hell is a wild, clever, inventive ride, mixing memorable, original characters that you root for and historical figures that you long to see finally get what they deserve. With the return of villains we thought we'd seen the last of, this story is timely and timeless. To find out what happens in this series, I will gladly go to hell!”—Jennie Wood (Flutter

“I really enjoyed it. Good, clean premise. Deep characters. The art works nicely. And I love that the whole thing has a Buffy-esque swagger to it.”—Rylend Grant (Aberrant, Banjax

Road Trip to Hell is an impressive debut that reminds me a bit of the tragically short-lived TV show, Reaper. It has that same vein of dark humor and deals with just as much of the supernatural. This book sets itself out, pulling from a number of fun aspects of the Bible and history.”—James Ferguson (
Horror DNA

Solve The Mystery Of GHOST PLANET This October From Scout Comics!

Solve The Mystery Of GHOST PLANET This October From Scout Comics!

Logline:

A teen daughter rushes to solve the mystery of Ghost Planet before her recently-dead loved ones return to kill her. Lost in Space meets Last of Us.  
 
Synopsis:


A family of deep space explorers discovers a planet teeming with life, a new home capable of providing safe haven for their people. However, when an alien creature kills one of the crew members, his fiancé is soon haunted by his presence, driving her mad. Ghost Planet is a story that explores a loving family unit as they confront the horrors of a nihilistic universe and the awful biology within.
 
Creators:

WRITER – Jeffrey Burandt (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, Killer Bad)
ARTIST – Sean Von Gorman (Toe Tag Riot, Pawn Shop)
COVER ARTIST – Mike Allred (Superman, X-Cellent, Madman)
COLORS – Sean Von Gorman (Toe Tag Riot, Pawn Shop)
LETTERS – Sean Von Gorman (Toe Tag Riot, Pawn Shop)
EDITOR – Andrea Lorenzo Molinari (The Shepherd)

 
Quote & Review:
"GHOST PLANET is a classic sci-fi tale with a body-horror twist. Artist Sean Von Gorman has beautifully rendered every tentacle and alien spore, opting for a pop art palette that is both emotional and artsy. Meanwhile, the story explores the most primal of human relationships and fears. Death is biology. Hope is a ghost. I think this story really packs a wallop, and I’m pleased as a punch-bot that Scout Comics has taken a chance on our futuristic, sci-fi horror tale.” — Jeffrey Burandt

“Ghost Planet is a terrifying science fiction nightmare. I loved it. When I finished the book all I wanted to know was what happens next.” - Chris Miskiewicz (Grateful Dead Origins/This Is Where We Fall)“

Jeffrey Burandt and Sean Von Gorman's GHOST PLANET is like a mash-up of LOST IN SPACE and BLACK MIRROR. A spooky synthesis of hope and horror.
--Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook, Billy Dogma)

Mike Allred: “Very cool! Big fun!”

Alex Widen, Adult Mutant Review Guy: “Burandt’s story is compelling, well scripted and expertly paced. Von Gorman’s artwork mixes all the elements together into a tale which is always suspenseful and appropriately shocking.”


https://www.patreon.com/posts/ghost-planet-one-70576897
The Twisted Tales Of Technological Terror Premieres This October! PULP Is Coming Soon From SCOUT COMICS!

The Twisted Tales Of Technological Terror Premieres This October! PULP Is Coming Soon From SCOUT COMICS!

 

Logline:

Pulp Bytes is a collection of stand-alone horror stories. It draws inspiration from the pulp comics of the past, and examines the unseen, daily dangers and unexpected consequences we face in the modern world.

 
Synopsis:


Issue one includes two twisted tales of technological terror! The first, “Junebug Bites Back,” is the story of an overbearing pageant mom who gets her just desserts after purchasing supplements from the dark web. In “Terms and Conditions,” Jack and Lacey’s day of distraction turns to a nightmare when they ignore the fine print.

 
Creators:

Writer/Artist - Pat Higgins
 
Quote from creator Pat Higgins:


“I love horror anthologies. Whether it’s E.C. horror comics, The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, or countless others, they always suck me in. The short stories coupled with the variety of characters and situations are a perfect fit for my short attention span. Pulp Bytes is my own take on the sub-genre…It’s what happens when you take all of my influences, fears, and what-ifs, shake them up in my head, and spit them onto paper. I’ve been wanting to do this project for a long time, and I’ve found the perfect home for it at Scout Comics.”

 
Reviews and Awards:

American Illustration #41 – Selected Winner, Graphic Novels/Comics

Illustration West #60 – 3 images selected, Graphic Novels/Comics

“Stories in the grand old crime and horror comics tradition. This artistic cat is going places.”
 – Monte Beauchamp / BLAB!, BLAB WORLD, The BLAB SHOW

Dancing Past Midnight, Surviving Until Dawn, KILLCHELLA Premieres This October From SCOUT COMICS!

Dancing Past Midnight, Surviving Until Dawn, KILLCHELLA Premieres This October From SCOUT COMICS!

TAGLINE:

Dancing past midnight, surviving until dawn.
 
STORY SUMMARY:


A group of friends drive from Los Angeles to attend an ultra-trendy music festival in the Coachella Valley desert. They soon face a bloody night of terror when a reclusive pop star making her big return after years in hiding recruits her most fanatical devotees to assist in a massive human sacrifice ritual.

 
CREATIVE TEAM:
 

– WRITER - Mario Candelaria (ASHES, Corktown, Epilogue, The Good Fight Anthology)
– ILLUSTRATOR - Serg Acuña (BOOM Studio’s WWE, Undertaker)
– COLOR ARTIST - Katherine Lobo (Go Go Power Rangers, The Love She Offered)
– LETTERER - Matt Krotzer (Lab Raider, Mine Anthology, Strayed)
– STORY EDITOR - James Ferguson (Reviewer at HorrorDNA.com, Senior Editor at Comicon.com)


Quote from writer Mario Canelaria:

"The idea of Killchella was born in the desert, just outside of Los Angeles. There's something primal out in that terrain that washed over me at a time when creatively I was at my lowest point. I thought on the people who come out there for spiritual healing, and the people who left big city life behind to live in the shadow of Mount San Jacinto. There's a lot of positivity to be found out there, but what if all those good vibes flipped the wrong switch in someone? What if someone like an influential celebrity got the message wrong, and then used their following of rabid fans to spread a twisted message of love and warmth onto an unsuspecting crowd?"

Scout Comics' THE WEST MOON CHRONICLE Opens A Portal To The World Of Korean Myth & Folklore--In East Texas!

Scout Comics' THE WEST MOON CHRONICLE Opens A Portal To The World Of Korean Myth & Folklore--In East Texas!

PREVIEWS ORDER CODE:
JUL221902

LUNAR ORDER CODE:
0722SC306 



Logline:
 

A small-time thug learns that the love of his life and their infant daughter didn’t die eighteen years ago, but were taken by a supernatural entity to a realm where time runs slower and where they’ve aged only seven months—and now he has a chance at redemption if he can save them.


Creative Team
 

Writer:  Frank Jun Kim
Artist:  Joe Bocardo
Colorist:  Manoli Martinez
Letterer:  El Torres
Editor:  Andrea Lorenzo Molinari

 

Summary
 

The elusive creatures of mud and blood known as the dokkaebi live just off of Route 4 in east Texas, in the ancient pine forest known as the Tanglechase. Joon-Ho, a Korean immigrant with a shadowy past, and his estranged grandson Jae-Sun, a disillusioned small-time thug, are the only people in the nearby town of Vane who know the true nature of the dokkaebi. Together, they must figure out what’s causing the creatures to turn hostile. Perhaps it has something to do with the interdimensional portal at the heart of the Tanglechase, for it is from here that the past comes knocking, demanding a reckoning from both men.


QUOTE FROM THE WRITER/CREATOR Frank Kim

“Most people outside Texas don’t realize the tremendous natural beauty of the state. It’s not all deserts and tumbleweeds, as most movies would have you believe. There’s a beautiful old-growth pine forest in the eastern end of the state and, as someone who grew up there, this is my attempt to set the record straight. Korean mythology is rich with intrepid swordsmen who wander the wilderness going from one adventure to another, much like classic Western stories of the mysterious gunslinger. So this here is my fusion of two cultures that seem disparate on the surface but have a lot in common underneath: a modern Western with swords, magic, monstrous villains, and Love that transcends space and time. Hopefully people enjoy reading it as much as I did in dreaming it up.”
SDCC 2022 - VARIANT COVERS ARE HERE!

SDCC 2022 - VARIANT COVERS ARE HERE!

JULY 20, 2022 (SAN DIEGO, CA) — Join Scout Comics at San Diego Comic-Con International (July 21-24), booth #2615, for exciting exclusives, signings, panels, surprise guests and more! From creator-owned titles Azza the Barbed to Don’t F With Karen, fans won’t want to miss the chance to score an Eternus promo bag or a limited metal cover ashcan.

The NEW Comic Tag NFT's will also be available. Popular SCOUT COMICS' titles STABBITY BUNNY, THE MALL & THE SOURCE will be the first titles offered.  Each graphic novel/card/NFT will have four different versions with varying card styles and print runs. They will be categorized by the following classifications: COMMON (1,000), RARE (100), EPIC (10) & LEGENDARY (1).   


Don’t F With Karen
Exclusive Ashcan Preview

(Lucas Culshaw, Rui Silvera)

(W) Joel David Moore, Mike Capes (A) Rui Silvera (C) Verónica R. López (L) DC Hopkins.

Karen Campbell is a soccer mom who isn't afraid to wield everyday household objects as a monster-killing weapon.  She is a descendant from a long line of women who have been passed down the CURSED AMULET - a shard of glass that grants the bearer power over horrible monsters that can only be seen by children.

Azza The Barbed #1 - Metal Cover
(Liana Kangas)
(W) Pat Shand (A/CA) Rio Burton

Writer Pat Shand and artist Rio Burton launch a new fantasy epic! Azza was born into a family that, for generations, served in the Obsidian Guard, a military unit of holy warriors. During Azza's Coronation, a magical ceremony that would imbue her with a  holy glowing power, something went wrong. Instead of the sacred Obsidian tattoos, she became marred with thorned, black markings and was banished by her people. Now, Azza lives in solitude guarding a great evil... but when that evil escapes and begins to spread its wicked power, Azza must make a choice: save the people that expelled her or allow her home town to fall to evil. With an emotional, comedic, and awe-inspiring story of empowerment, Azza the Barbed blends fantasy, adventure, mythology, horror, and action in this unforgettable new series.

Life & Death Of The Brave Captain Suave #1 - Metal Cover
(W) Joseph Sieracki (A) Kelly Williams

In this action-packed, debut issue, we are introduced to the madness and heroism that is Captain Suave! A champion beyond measure, Captain Suave's journey follows a modern-day retelling of Cervantes's classic, Don Quixote, only this hero is convinced that he is a Golden Age superhero. Ready yourself for an adventure that must be seen to be believed, as Captain Suave and his trusty sidekick, Champ, battle the imaginary forces of evil in Cleveland, Ohio!

West Moon Chronicles #1 - Metal Cover
(W) Frank Jun Kim (A/CA) Joe Bocardo

The elusive creatures of mud and blood known as the dokkaebi live just off of Route 4 in east Texas, in the ancient pine forest known as the Tanglechase. Joon-Ho, a Korean immigrant with a shadowy past, and his estranged grandson Jae-Sun are the only people in the nearby town of Vane who know the true nature of the dokkaebi. Together, they must figure out what's causing the creatures to turn hostile. Perhaps it has something to do with the interdimensional portal at the heart of the Tanglechase, for it is from here that the past comes knocking, demanding a reckoning from both men.

Forever Forward #1
(John Giang)
(W) Zack Kaplan (A) Arjuna Susini

Sci-fi writer Zack Kaplan and artist Arjuna Susini take you on a sci-fi adventure like no other, one that imagines time traveling through "the future" as an Odyssey-style mythic journey home. When brilliant young scientist Dr. Lewis Moody accidentally launches himself, his secret longtime crush and three best friends 33 years into the future with his unproven quantum time machine, they find a mysterious message from their future selves: "The Only Way Back Is Forward." Now, as they jump again and again through strange future times, will they one day find the technology to time-travel back, or are they doomed to hopelessly travel forward... forever?

Trance
Exclusive Ashcan Preview (Joey Capuna)
(W) Joey Christmas (A) Pablo M Collar

While investigating his ex-lover’s disappearance amidst a string of murders in Savannah's gay community, a broken-hearted drag queen taps into the magic of his coven of queer witches only to uncover a powerful evil lurking closer than he ever imagined.

Scout Comics x Whatnot 

Eternus #1 - WhatNot Variant Cover
Aaron Bartling Exclusive Covers (13 different versions!)
(W) Don Handfield, Anastazja Davis (A) Karl Moline, Andy Owens (CA) Rob Prior

(Available ONLY ON WHATNOT! (Download the app and follow SCOUTCOMICS NOW!)

From creators Andy Serkis and Andrew Levitas! 360 CE. The great god Zeus is long dead, brutally murdered in his own temple some thirty years prior. Heracles, Zeus's son and champion, spends his days drunk and depressed as the old gods struggle to stay alive after decades of Christian disruption. When Athena's Temple is sacked by a mysterious Centurion looking for a powerful relic that once belonged to Zeus, the old gods are convinced they have found Zeus's killer. Now the mighty Heracles must sober up long enough to keep the lone witness, a 9-year-old blind priestess, alive long enough to identify the killer and finally find justice for his dead father. The main cover features beautiful Rob Prior wraparound artwork!

THE WHATNOT ETERNUS MYSTERY BOX!
SOLD EXLCUSIVELY THROUGH WHATNOT!
GET 4 COMICS & 1 COMIC TAG COLLECTIBLE CARD PER BOX!
A CHANCE AT 13 DIFFERENT VARIANTS!

  1. Paper Trade (3250)
  2. Paper Virgin (1500)
  3. Comic Tag (1000)
  4. Black & White Trade (500)
  5. Black & White Virgin (250)
  6. Glow I'm The Dark (50)
  7. Spot Foil (200)
  8. Full Foil (200)
  9. Metal (50)
  10. Carbon Fiber (25)
  11. Glass (10)
  12. Lenticular (5)
  13. GOLD 1/1 
Scout  x Thunder
Comics Panels


ANDY SERKIS, SCOUT COMICS & THUNDER Present 2022 Comic Slate 

Join award-winning and groundbreaking motion-capture artist, ANDY SERKIS (VENOM 2: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, LORD OF THE RINGS) via video feed, actor producer JOEL DAVID MOORE (Avatar Franchise), director ANDREW  LEVITAS (Minimata), writer-producer DON HANDFIELD (The Founder, Knightfall), producer TIM ZAJAROS (The Peanut Butter Falcon, Mudbound), JAMES HAICK (Scout  Comics President) and writer MIKE CAPES (Don’t F With Karen) as they discuss their  upcoming titles and how comics are revolutionizing the film and television industry.

DATE: Thursday, July 21 
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM 
Room: 32AB

 

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CHISPA 2022 Slate & Latinx Representation in the Comic Industry 

DAVID BOWLES ( Co-Editor in Chief, writer of Clockwork Curandera), HECTOR RODRIGUEZ (Co-Editor in Chief, Creator of El Peso Hero) discuss the 2022  inaugural slate of Chispa Comics and the impact of the first direct to market Latinx imprint featuring the creators of Chispa’s first upcoming title Mashbone and Grifty

Date: Friday, July 22 
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

 

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Making Your First Comic: The Good, The Bad & The Business Side 

Join brand new comic creators and 2020 Script2Comic Prize  Winners HEDWIG HALE (She Bites), FRANK J. KIM (The West Moon Chronicle), JOSH  EISERIKE (Charm City) and JOEY CAPUANA (Trance) as they discuss the process of  making their first titles with Scout Comics’ President JAMES HAICK Scout Comics’ Chief  Creative Officer DON HANDFIELD (Unikorn, Eternus), Scout Comics’ Co Publisher CHARLIE STICKNEY (White Ash), and Scout Comics’ Creative  Executive JORDAN MOORE.

Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Room: 9

Request an Interview

Interview requests are welcomed! Be on the lookout for more news about San Diego Comic-Con 2022 from Scout Comics and Thunder Comics! For additional press and interview queries, please contact Don’t Hide Publicity, Melissa Meszaros: melissa@donthidepr.com.

Scout Comics & Entertainment is one of the fastest growing independent comic book companies in the world. It was founded to discover, develop, and support content creators in addition to helping translate their projects to different platforms and mediums. Scout is distributed by Diamond & Lunar in the direct market, Universal in Canada, and Simon & Schuster in bookstores. For more information go to www.scoutcomics.com.

Thunder Comics is a content engine that partners with top talent (writers, directors, actors and filmmakers) in the world of entertainment & film to originate IP in the comic space. The company was founded by Don Handfield, co-creator and Executive Producer of History Channel series Knightfall and producer of critically-acclaimed film The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, in partnership with Tim Zajaros & Chris LeMole the producers of award-winning films Mudbound and Peanut Butter Falcon.

Scout Comics Affiliate Comic Tags Partners With Scenarex  To Create New NFT/Digital Comic/Collectable Card

Scout Comics Affiliate Comic Tags Partners With Scenarex To Create New NFT/Digital Comic/Collectable Card

Scout Comics Affiliate Comic Tags Partners With Scenarex  To Create New NFT/Digital Comic/Collectable Card

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JULY 20, 2022 (SAN DIEGO, CA) — COMIC TAGS, the hybrid collectible that combines digital comic books and trading cards, launched a little over a year ago with a slate of title releases from its affiliate company SCOUT COMICS & ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS, INC. For the past year, both companies have been working with SCENAREX to develop a NEW Comic Tag collectible that will now include Bookchain® NFT technology. This version of Comic Tag will allow comic creators to share in the resale value of their comics in perpetuity. Imagine if Siegel and Schuster got a piece of every resale of Action Comics #1 or Stan Lee's estate always got a piece of the resale of Amazing Fantasy #15? This new product will launch at the 2022 San Diego Comic Con. 


This partnership expands the core Comic Tag product from a collectible card with digital download to include a full NFT offering.  Comic Tags with NFTs offer collectors more than a card or ability to read their comic book online, it offers them a permanent piece of their favorite comics. Both NFT and non-NFT Comic Tags will be available options to both creators and fans alike!

 

Popular SCOUT COMICS' titles STABBITY BUNNY, THE MALL & THE SOURCE will be the first titles offered. This will be released exclusively at SDCC and on the WhatNot app.

 Each graphic novel/card/NFT will have four different versions with varying card styles and print runs. They will be categorized by the following classifications: COMMON (1,000), RARE (100), EPIC (10) & LEGENDARY (1).   

“We are eager and excited to collaborate with a literature blockchain technology solutions provider such as SCENAREX and showcase their services to our collector base,” said James Haick, III, Founder and President of COMIC TAGS.  “This strategic partnership will enable us to further offer more value to our existing customers and allow many of them a first step into collecting NFTs in this fast-growing new arena.“

 

SCENAREX created Bookchain® using blockchain technology because of its flexibility, its transparency and its security. They strongly believe in making digital rights solutions available to everyone.  To address environmental concerns with cryptocurrency and blockchain creation of NFTs, SCENAREX creates their NFTs with Proof of Stake rather than Proof of Work.  Further, SCENAREX makes NFT ownership more accessible to everyone by permitting purchases with traditional payment types.


NFTs being attached to this collectible allows for creators to always share in the resale of their creation.  This blockchain technology allows COMIC TAGS publishers and creators to create a paradigm where every time their book is resold in the collector market they get a piece of the transaction. It's residual income for creators and ensures that future value is shared with both the creators, the publishers and the collectors.

 

"This is a new way to collect comic books — one that is both nostalgic and future proof and will allow new generations to not only read and collect comics in a new way, but also potentially bring classic titles back to a new audience. We look forward to expanding this new product line to more publishers and more titles," said Lesa Miller, Comic Tags CEO. 

COMIC TAGS has a new slate of titles planned from other comic publishers that will launch in early 2023.

For additional press queries, please contact Don’t Hide Publicity, Melissa Meszaros: melissa@donthidepr.com.

SCENAREX is a Montreal-based start-up founded in 2015, born out of a passion for literature, sharing and technology. Their focus is on using blockchain technology to create flexible, user-friendly, non-restrictive solutions that will benefit the evolution and development of the digital publishing industry.  For more information, please visit www.Scenarex.ca
COMIC TAGS was founded to offer avid comic book collectors a win-win by combining a truly collectible product that is also practical in that it provides collectors with a digital library of their titles.  Adding the NFT component makes our product win-win-win.  Visit ComicTags.com to learn more.

Our mission at Scout Comics and Entertainment is to guide you through the vast world of multimedia, discovering exceptional talent and epic stories that will inspire you to explore with us. We develop and publish creator-owned comics. By consistently bringing exciting new, talented voices and their Intellectual Property to market, we have established ourselves as a pipeline to major studios and producers for some of the best new characters, ripe for development in TV, Film, Digital, Mobile, VR, and video games.

KNOCKTURN COUNTY (The Adult Crime Noir Set In A Classic Children’s Book Universe) Is Coming This Fall From SCOUT COMICS!

KNOCKTURN COUNTY (The Adult Crime Noir Set In A Classic Children’s Book Universe) Is Coming This Fall From SCOUT COMICS!



Logline:


A gritty crime noir with rhyming narrative -- It's as if Dr. Seuss took a few swigs of whimsical whiskey and ran amok through Sin City.



Creative Team

Aritst: Axur Eneas (Toontorial, Student Ambassador)
Writer: James E. Roche (Wretches)
Colorist: Sean Callahan (Junior, Stray, Loco Hero)
Letterer and Editor: Chas! Pangburn (Metalshark Bro, Strayed, The Spider King)
Summary

Knockturn County is an adult crime noir set in a classic children’s book universe. Various tales converge and collide in this county built on crime, as a rhyming narrative leads readers through a tangled web of death, booze, drugs, and betrayal. Good doesn't always win, bad doesn't always pay, and, in true noir fashion, people always die.
 
This debut issue follows an obsessed detective who puts his badge aside to hunt for his missing ex, and a little girl in the scariest place of all: her home.

More Release Info & Creator Quotes:

"The entire creative team has been together on Knockturn County since its inception in 2018! It suffered several hiccups along the way, but the team wanted to tell this rhyming, dark, unique crime noir tale, no matter what it took. That includes Scout Comics’ President, James Haick, who had been interested in the idea since New York Comic Con 2018. With him supporting the title for as long as he did, it was a no brainer that we team up with the folks at Scout, who have pumping out some of the greatest creator owned comics around."

  • James E. Roche - Writer
 
"Everything about Knockturn County was a great fit for me because I LOVE crime novels and movies from the 1940's-50's. I even rewatched John Huston and Hitchcock movies while working on the book. I had also worked as an animator on kid’s shows for Ánima Estudios and Cartoon Network, so the mix of genres in Knockturn County was super interesting and fun for me."
  • Axur Eneas - Artist
Reviews/Testimonials:
 
"…A clever and dark comedic spin on classic rhyming storytelling. My face is red, your face will be too, from enjoying Knockturn County -- a rhyming comic book breakthrough!" - Heather Antos (Senior Editor IDW)
 
“With a touch of Seuss and a bump of outright derangement, James E. Roche and Axur Eneas deliver a comic book like none other on shelves with KNOCKTURN COUNTY. Dark and satirical, this comic hypnotizes you into a sense of tense unease with whimsical art and lyrical writing that exposes the most chilling aspects of humanity.” - Pat Shand, Destiny NY, Azza The Barbed


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