- Moonstone TRIPLE THREAT Nov. 21
Written by: James Reasoner, Nancy Holder
Art: Jason Schaufele
Cover: Michael Stribling
6” x 9”, squarebound, prose, 86pgs, $7.99
Double Stoker Award winner Nancy Holder & Alan Philipson intro Johnny FADE: a corrupt, dead Hollywood homicide detective stuck in the noir purgatory of Dead Town, crossing back over to Tinsel Town to solve cases for the living, and to find out how he can stay out of Hell.
Plus, the inspiration for Superman, Gladiator, appears in his first original tale (with Golden Amazon) by Phantom author Mike Bullock!
- XAL-KOR: The Return
Written by: Gary Phillips
Art: Jason Schaufele, James Burns
Cover: Jason Schaufele
7” x 10”, b/w, 40pgs, prose and comics, $4.50
XAL-KOR was created by Richard “Grass” Green, a pioneer in those days of fandom not only for giving us the Human Cat, but being back then one of, if not the only initially, African American producing work for the fanzines. With his dynamic style clearly inspired by Jack “King” Kirby, Grass Green’s Xal-Kor was right out of a ‘70s Marvel Comics kind of superhero.
This one-shot is about delivering adventure, while reminiscent of fandom’s Golden Age, but with a modernistic undercurrent.