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Scout Comics New Chispa Imprint Announces THE BLACK DEMON Movie And Comic Series

Scout Comics New Chispa Imprint Announces THE BLACK DEMON Movie And Comic Series

SCOUT COMICS & ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS, one of the fastest growing independent comic companies, announced that it’s partnering with the Los Angeles-based independent production company MUCHO MAS MEDIA to launch LatinX brand CHISPA COMICS at NYCC 2021.  The new imprint, helmed by veteran comics creators David Bowles (Clockwork Curandera), Hector Rodriguez III (El Peso Hero), and Javier Chapa (Blue Miracle), was created to explore within the global LatinX community and communities of color to find diverse creators and curate stories that are culturally relevant across various mediums of entertainment.
 
“We’re so grateful to be working with SCOUT and have always been huge fans of their mission, and are eager to help create and publish more comics that support and celebrate the voices and stories of the LatinX community,” said Javier Chapa, the imprint’s CEO. 

Scout’s President, James Haick III, said of the partnership, “We here at Scout couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the amazing team at Mucho Mas Media. We can’t wait to share the exciting plans and titles we have coming out for Chispa. This is the beginning of something very special.”
 
Their first release, ATTACK AT ACAPULCO: A BLACK DEMON TALE, puts readers in the middle of the busiest week of the season when things on the Pacific coast of Mexico are not as they seem. Written by Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik (Eisner-nominated Quince) and illustrated by Bruno Oliveira (Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool), ATTACK AT ACAPULCO is rooted in the Mexican myth of the Black Demon, an ancient megalodon that lurks the seas, guarding nature at the behest of Tlaloc, the supreme Aztec god of rain, earthly fertility, and water.
 
As revealed exclusively in Variety this week, Josh Lucas will battle a giant shark in “The Black Demon,” a survival thriller from “Rambo: Last Blood” director Adrian Grunberg. The film was written by Boise Esquerra (“Blackwater”) and is set to start principal photography in December on location in the Dominican Republic.

“The film follows oilman Paul Sturges (Lucas) as he takes his family on vacation to Bahia Azul. There, the coastal town he and his wife once knew has mysteriously crumbled and the locals are nowhere to be found. Paul starts off his day with a routine visit to inspect his nearby oil rig, but before he knows it, his entire family has landed with him on the rotting metal tower. From the depths of the ocean rises a massive megalodon known only by its name: the Black Demon. Under constant threat from this primeval species of shark, Paul must find a way to get his family back to shore alive.”
 
“The Black Demon” is produced by Mucho Mas’ Javier Chapa and Silk Mass’ Jon Silk, alongside R.U. Robot’s Petr Jákl. The movie is executive produced by production company Mucho Mas’ Phillip Braun, Simon Wise, Bruce Barshop, Vincent Cordero, Highland Film Group’s Delphine Perrier, Arianne Fraser, and Henry Winterstern, The Avenue’s JJ Caruth and R.U. Robot’s Martin J. Barab. The Avenue and R.U. Robot are on board for financing.
 
“Survival thrillers centered on the apex predator of the ocean have captivated audiences for generations, and to have this fresh take helmed by the action master Adrian and led by the incredibly talented Josh, makes ‘The Black Demon’ a truly exciting project,” said Highland Film Group CEO Fraser. “We think audiences around the world will be excited to see this Mexican legend on the big screen for the first time,” added Mucho Mas’ Chapa
 
Along with ATTACK AT ACAPULCO, CHISPA COMICS will be releasing The Fantastic Flame, a new comic series written by Alex Segura (Star Wars—Poe Dameron: Free Fall) and Chantel Acevedo (The Distant Marvels) and illustrated by Richard Ortiz (DC Bombshells, Southside Serpents). Other titles include Thanks! -Romina by Giulie Speziani, limited series Dial “F” for Foodie by Aaron Duran, Mashbone & Grifty by Oscar Garza and Pablo Esquivel, and Chispa’s own horror anthology, Catrina’s Caravan, edited by David Bowles and Hector Rodriguez III.

About Mucho Mas Media: 
Mucho Mas Media is a Los Angeles-based multi-media company that is a leader in Latinx and inclusive-focused content for global audiences. In addition to production, Mucho Mas Media is home to Inclusion Management, a leading US-based Latinx & inclusive-focused talent management company, as well as recently launched ViDA On Demand, the premier independent global lifestyle SVOD-hybrid service. For more information, please visit: www.muchomasmedia.com
 
About Scout Comics:
Scout Comics & Entertainment is a bi-coastal publishing and production entity that has quickly become one of the leading independent publishers in comics. They have over 220 titles in their publishing catalog and distribution deals with Diamond, Lunar and Simon & Schuster. They have a successful horror sub-label Black Caravan, and a Kids & Family division SCOOT!, and recently launched Tracker Toys which will manufacture action figures based on the company’s original IP. Scout has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and a showroom, company store and distribution center located in Fort Myers, Florida. For more information please visit: www.scoutcomics.com 
Hollywood Reporter Reveals Details On New Scout Comic Series TRIM SEASON

Hollywood Reporter Reveals Details On New Scout Comic Series TRIM SEASON

Fort Myers, Florida – October 26, 2021 –   Scout Comics & Entertainment Holdings, Inc. along with Execution Posse Holdings are proud to announce a new comic series called TRIM SEASON!
TRIM SEASON is due out in 2022!
Earth's Entire Population Has Become Infected With An Airborne Virus, But Only 1% Are Effected. The CATEGORY ZERO Title Box Set Is Now Available!

Earth's Entire Population Has Become Infected With An Airborne Virus, But Only 1% Are Effected. The CATEGORY ZERO Title Box Set Is Now Available!

This Tuesday's title box is...CATEGORY ZERO


LOGLINE:

Earth's entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it. Lenard Higgs, a former college professor, triggers the start of a war between the government and the One Percenters.



CREATIVE TEAM

(W) Adem Kiamil
(A) Tom Lima

In Category Zero, Earth's entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it and they become to be known as the "One Percenters". These individuals begin to develop unusual abilities due to the rare gene. In most cases these abilities are harmless but, in a few isolated cases, they become extremely dangerous. Because of this threat, all One Percenters are forced into isolated facilities run by a company called Sanaxus to undergo further testing. Under the guise of being a research company searching for a cure, Sanaxus carries out barbaric tests on the One Percenters with their own secret agenda in mind. That is, until a cataclysmic event at a minimum-security camp involving One Percenter Lenard Higgs, a former college professor, triggers the start of a war between government-backed Sanaxus and the One Percenters.

CONTENTS

CATEGORY ZERO Issues #1- #5 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel. LIMITED TO 150 BOXES! There's a mystery element to each box. You have a chance to get rare and out print variants!

$34.99 EACH

Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2021 New York Comic Con

Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2021 New York Comic Con

Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2021 New York Comic Con


October 8, 2021 -- Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce they will be offering multiple NYCC exclusives this year, There's seven full first issues variants of some current and upcoming Scout/Black Caravan/Scoot titles: COUNT DRACO KNUCKLEDUSTER, ACTION TANK, UNIKORN #1, STAKE (foil embossed), WHITE ASH: SEASON 2 #1, RANGER STRANGER #1 and THIRD WAVE 99 #1. These exclusives covers are on gorgeous 100lb heavy card stock. 
 
There is also multiple ASHCAN Previews, Murder Hobo Miniature collectibles and a Phantom Starkiller Comic Tag. You can view them all below!

A limited supply of these exclusive Scout NYCC titles will be available at the Scout's webstore 
www.scoutcomics.com starting NOW! Just click on the image to purchase. Orders over $150 receive FREE SHIPPING.

 

For more information about Scout Comics, please contact store@scoutcomics.com

Scout Comics Set To Launch Andy Serkis Myth-Inspired Comic ETERNUS

Scout Comics Set To Launch Andy Serkis Myth-Inspired Comic ETERNUS

Fort Myers, Florida – October 4, 2021 –  As first reported on Friday via the Hollywood Reporter, Scout Comics & Entertainment Holdings, Inc. along with Thunder Comics are proud to announce a new comic series called Eternus by actor/director/producer Andy Serkis.

The seven-issue Eternus, co-created with director Andrew Levitas, is inspired by myth and takes place in 360 AD, 30 years after the murder of Zeus in his own temples. Zeus’ son, Heracles, is now a depressed drunk, while the old gods struggle to stay alive after decades of Christian disruption. When Athena’s Temple is sacked by a mysterious Centurion in search of a relic once belonging to Zeus, the old gods are convinced this is Zeus’ killer. Now Heracles must sober up and protect the only witness to identify the killer.

Eternus is an expression of our fascination with foundational mythology and deeply rooted storytelling,” Serkis said in a statement. “It’s exciting to share this first glimpse into the world we have been building for so long. This is just the beginning.”

The Source/Unikorn scribe Don Handfield is writing with Anastajza K Davis. Art hails from penciler Karl Moline, inker Andy Owens and letter Dave Lanphear. Rob Prior will paint the main covers. 

A limited-edition ashcan NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order at Scout’s website and at New York Comic Con starting this Thursday, where cover artist Rob Prior will be doing a signing. There's regular edition and a very limited edition METAL cover edition available while supplies last.

 

Eternus is due out in 2022!

VLAD DRACUL Is An Epic Story Of The Most Famous Warrior That Inspired The Dracula Legends.. The Title Box Set Is Now Available

VLAD DRACUL Is An Epic Story Of The Most Famous Warrior That Inspired The Dracula Legends.. The Title Box Set Is Now Available

This Tuesday's title box is...VLAD DRACUL



LOGLINE:
Vlad is an epic story of love and war, a historical ride with rivers of blood, tears, swords and love and a discovery of a man that was, perhaps, the most famous warrior of his era that inspired the Dracula legends. This is the story of the man behind the myth.


CREATIVE TEAM

(W) Matteo Strukul
(A) Andrea Mutti

Vlad Dracul II, the Impaler, the Son of the Dragon, was a Warlord, a Voivod, a Guardian Warrior, an iconic historical figure who was able to successfully strike fear into the hearts of the fearsome Ottoman Empire. Vlad is an epic story of love and war, a historical ride with rivers of blood, tears, swords and love and a discovery of a man that was, perhaps, the most famous warrior of his era that inspired the Dracula legends. This is the story of the man behind the myth.
CONTENTS
VLAD DRACUL Issues #1- #3 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel. LIMITED TO 150 BOXES! There's a mystery element to each box. You have a chance to get rare and out print variants!
A DEA agent is recruited to test a mind control drug on unwitting Americans. The NORTH BEND Title Box Is Now Available!

A DEA agent is recruited to test a mind control drug on unwitting Americans. The NORTH BEND Title Box Is Now Available!

This Tuesday's title box is...NORTH BEND


LOGLINE:

In the not too distant future, the U.S. is at war with itself and Russia,. A DEA agent is recruited to test a mind control drug on unwitting Americans.



CREATIVE TEAM

(W) Ryan Ellsworth
(A) Rob Carey


In the not too distant future, the U.S. is at war -- against Russia, and its own people. The country is on the verge of economic collapse and political revolution. Desperate to regain control, the CIA recruits Seattle DEA Agent Brendan Kruge to test an experimental mind control drug on unwitting Americans. Compelled by his sense of duty to his country, Brendan struggles to keep his life from falling apart as he tries to reconcile his personal beliefs with the security of the nation.

CONTENTS

NORTH BEND Issues #1- #5 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel. LIMITED TO 150 BOXES! There's a mystery element to each box. You have a chance to get rare and out print variants!

$34.99 EACH

Explore The Final Days Of A Murdered Soldier From Different Perspectives. The SMOKETOWN Title Box Is Now Available!

Explore The Final Days Of A Murdered Soldier From Different Perspectives. The SMOKETOWN Title Box Is Now Available!

This Tuesday's title box is...SMOKETOWN


LOGLINE:

Each Smoketown chapter explores the final days of a murdered soldier from a new perspective, each one exposing the criminal side of a small industrial Pennsylvania town.



CREATIVE TEAM

(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson
(A/CA) Scott Van Domelen


From Eisner-Award nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of AppalachiaLast Sons of America) and artist Scott Van Domelen comes this interconnecting series of chapters in the tradition of David Lapham's Stray Bullets, Brubaker/Phillips' Criminal, and Pulp Fiction. After returning from Afghanistan, an American soldier struggling with PTSD tries to fit back into his old life. Instead, he and his family are pulled into the violent, criminal side of the seemingly quiet steel mill town the locals call "Smoketown."

CONTENTS

SMOKETOWN Issues #1- #8 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel. LIMITED TO 100 BOXES! There's a mystery element to each box. You have a chance to get rare and out print variants!

$59.99 EACH

THUD Hits Comic Shops This November From Scout Comics!

THUD Hits Comic Shops This November From Scout Comics!

Logline
Thud follows the story of an artist that has lost direction in life. In his despair, he clings to a childhood memory, but a terrible accident changes everything, transforming that memory into something that feels all too real. 
Creators
Artist/writer/letterer: Bryan "Peabe" Odiamar
Editor: Andrea Lorenzo Molinari
 
Synopsis
Bo is a creative in his early 30s that lives in Oakcago. Lately, he’s been feeling apathetic and directionless and tired of the repetitive character of his life. In the midst of his confusion, the one constant in his life has been a comic book character that he created and has drawn since he was a kid. Bo gets into an accident—and that's when everything changes. Around about this time, a mysterious character suddenly appears in Oakcago, but is this in the real world or simply all in Bo's head? 
  
Quote from the creator Peabe
"Thud is my love story to comics, hip hop, food, humor, and my own personal experience. This book has come from inside me, but was inspired by my family, and I'm really excited to share it with everyone. I’m super stoked that Scout Comics took a shot on me for my first story."
DANCING WITH THE DRAGON From Scout Comics Is NOW AVAILABLE!

DANCING WITH THE DRAGON From Scout Comics Is NOW AVAILABLE!

LOGLINE:

After failing to find the American Dream in San Francisco, a wayward young couple from the UK run afoul of the Triads in an ill-conceived money-laundering scheme.

CREATORS:

WRITER – Rob MacKinnon (Deborah Daring)
ARTIST – Luca Casalanguida (James Bond, Lost Soldiers)
VARIANT COVER ARTIST – Victor Santos (Polar)
COLORS – Natalia Nesterenko (The Last Witch, Fathom)
LETTERS – Joel Rodriguez (Cthulhu Is Hard To Spell, Deathrage)
EDITOR – Andrea Lorenzo Molinari (The Shepherd)


SYNOPSIS:

Connor O’Sullivan is a hapless limo driver trying to provide a better life for his girlfriend, Blythe. They came to San Francisco seeking the American Dream, but a year later they are strapped for cash and their prospects are slim. Desperate to change their fate, Connor resumes the money-laundering activities from his recently-deceased customer. Despite drawing attention from the FBI, success comes quickly and the life Connor and Blythe have always wanted seems within reach. However, Connor places his trust in the wrong person and is manipulated into a dangerous scam. Now he’s running for his life from the Triads and only Blythe and the FBI can save him. This Tarantinoesque tale culminates with a classic double-cross and a violent climax that can’t be missed!


QUOTE FROM THE CREATORS
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From the author: "Dancing With the Dragon is an anti-hero story for people who like to root for the underdog and love a good romance. While serving as a cautionary tale about getting involved with organized crime, it also provides hope that we all have the power to change our fate. This story also pays tribute to the old adage that behind every great man is an even greater woman!”
 
From the cover artist: "Dancing With The Dragon has the better parts of Takeshi Kitano's yakuza films and the Heroic Bloodshed genre of Hong Kong cinema. Damn good writing and even better art. It's a book you need to read!"



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