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Q&A with Tyler Carpenter

It’s a MULTIVERSE Q&A with TYLER CARPENTER. It’s not every day that Tyler Carpenter gets to chime in on DEMONS and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  Which classic covert ops and/or police procedural tales would you say had the biggest influence on you, as a writer?  And is there any one classic tale in …

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Sneak Peek: SAVAGE #2

Sneak Peek:  SAVAGE #2 – The Primal Origin of Valiant’s Fiercest New Hero Rages on in December! Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – the next bone-splintering chapter of the year’s most intense, must-read first appearance! In the wake of DIVINITY and BRITANNIA, join acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive …

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Book Retort: KILL ALL MONSTERS V01 (RUINS OF PARIS)

Hats off to the creative team behind KILL ALL MONSTERS (published by Alterna Comics.)  Michael May (writer,) spins a yarn here that’s filled with plenty of characters who readers of all ages can identify with and care about.  Jason Copland (illustrator,) draws/inks with a pleasantly-minimalist style that really brings the tale to life in admirable fashion.  From a panel layout …

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Q&A with Chet Minton

Welcome to a MULTIVERSE Q&A with CHET MINTON. It’s not every day that illustrator Chet Minton gets to chime in on LONG HARE STUDIOS and all things art, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  How did your journey as an illustrator begin? CM: There was never truly one day, when I turned around and decided that I was going …

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Sneak Peek: BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1

BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”) Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover A by KANO (AUG162036) Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (AUG162037) Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162038) Cover D by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162039) Cover E by CULLY HAMNER (AUG162040) Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE (AUG162042) B&W Sketch Variant by RYAN STEGMAN (AUG162043) Blank Cover …

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Sneak Peek: GENERATION ZERO #3

GENERATION ZERO #3  Written by FRED VAN LENTE Art by DEREK CHARM with FRANCIS PORTELLA Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (AUG162049) Cover B by TOM MULLER (AUG162050) Variant Cover by DEREK CHARM (AUG162051) Variant Cover by DAN PARENT (AUG162052) Fast times for Valiant’s volatile teenage strike squad! Generation Zero came to Rook, Michigan to investigate a strange death…and the clues …

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Pocket Monster Manual–Watching Node’s D&D Pokemon Campaign

The advantage of discovering something after it’s been going on for awhile is that there’s no waiting for the next installment. That’s exactly what happened after I discovered there was a youtube series of gaming videos by Node Studios covering a campaign that combines Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons with Pokemon. Here, rather than using actual Pokemon in the game, …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Five: The Play Within

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by Chandra Reyer and Timothy Connolly examining the relevance of analog games in a digital world and the fifth in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.] The time-honored storytelling style of play-within-a-play was deftly used by William Shakespeare (HAMLET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW all …