Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cool Projects #14

It's been quiet here these last few months, but all for good reason...

We've been busy with this first "Cool Project"...

We're working on the resources to start a podcast. Yep! Myself, Steve Strout, and our good friend of the site, fellow geek, musician and promoter Caleb Lowery, aka Crypto Zoo will be co hosting a podcasting in the coming months. I know, it's been a while in the making, but the gear is in place and we're almost ready to roll.

We're going to have a variety show of sorts, covering everything from pop culture, comics, tv, and movies to music and more. It'll basically be the audio version of We are VERY excited. We're almost ready to get rolling but were missing one thing...A GOOD SHOW TITLE! We are open to suggestions, and if anyone comes up with something good, we might send ya something cool like I do. Shoot us a message with your ideas.

Boom Studios presents: Firefly #1
Since we are discussing Cool Projects, I gotta mention Boom Studios' upcoming Firefly release this November! Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) tells the story of the Unification War and gives us some history and background on Mal Reynolds, Zoe and the Serenity crew, with the wonderful art of Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), makes for an exciting return of the cult favorite series, Firefly.

Firefly #1 is available exclusively in comic shops (use to find the nearest one) on November 14, 2018. This issues features covers from artists Lee Garbett (Skyward), Jock (Batman), Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil), Joe Quinones (America), and the Blank Sketch Variant. This release also coincides with the release of the Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One, a collection of previously released Serenity comics.

Preview art courtesy of Boom Studios. Keep up on the latest releases from Boom Studios at and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Before that...

Dynamite Entertainment presents: Mars Attacks!
Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) team up to bring us Mars Attacks! via Dynamite Entertainment in October!

via "In Mars Attacks! #1, Spencer hasn’t finished a dang thing in his life. So when he goes to visit his dad to see if maybe he can borrow some money, the last thing on his mind is global survival. Now Spencer and his father are on the run, trying to avoid being spaceray’d by a bunch of destruction happy Martians, heck-bent on zapping them dead!"
The debut issue of Mars Attacks! #1 delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Tom Mandrake (The Spectre), RuairĂ­ Coleman (KISS/Army of Darkness), Eoin Marron (James Bond: The Body), Robert Hack (Dr. Who), and a special subscription cover drawn by Chris Schweizer (The Creeps), respectively.

Not only is Dynamite launching this series in October, they'll be releasing a series of Halloween themed one shot books including stand alone comics featuring Vampirella, Red Sonja, Bettie Page, Elvira and Army of Darkness. According to, "Each Halloween Special will feature 40 pages of hair-raising fun for readers looking to get in the spirit."

Be sure to pre-order your copies from your local comic shop or on I love this time of year!

And speaking of the Halloween season, Alterna Comics has some great books coming out that fit the holiday vibe.

Alterna Comics presents: Midnight Mystery

via Alterna Comics: "Follow the strange adventures of detective Zeke King as he goes from case to horrifying case. In this issue: King's latest case goes from freaky to fatal when he's hired to find the lost son of a deceased horror host! The mystery begins in this new supernatural horror series!"

Bernie Gonzales is the amazing creator behind Midnight Mystery, having written and done the art for this 4 part mini series. Sounds like a something I need to pre-order from my local comic shop!
Alterna Comics is also releasing their "Halloween Spooktacular", It Came Out On A Wednesday #3. This anthology is said to feature Zombies, Monsters, Demons, Space Adventures, dragons and more spooky stuff from some great up and coming creators.

Get more info on their books and creators at and make sure to follow them on all the social media outlets including..


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Steve Strout is the media mastermind (haha) behind this site, host of the Comic Book Swap Meet, nerd, terrible artist, gamer, convention goer and comic book reader who spends more time rescuing toys from thrift shops than a normal adult should. He is also known around the northwest for his promotion of live music and stand-up comedy events and is the creator/producer of the Comic Book Swap Meet mini convention, and Olympic Peninsula Comedy Competition (which will make it's big return soon!). Follow him on Instagram at, and  He can be reached for comments at on twitter at @thestevestrout