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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

JOHN HAYNES: A CONVERSATION WITH DEATH NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AND PAPERBACK


John Haynes: A Conversation With Death
ISBN: 13: 978-1720571391

Death! On the Angel of Darkness’ day off, she decides to have coffee with John Haynes, the CEO of Morris Phillips. As they discuss the direction of his life over coffee at Trepidation, Lucifer sends Vance the Vampire and a horde of demons to the coffee house to kill him. Can The Man Who Rules The World and the Angel of Darkness overcome the dark forces of Lucifer’s Legion?


The John Haynes series kicks off with the debut story, A Conversation With Death. Coming on the heels of 2016’s The Man Who Rules The World, this story has John meeting up with the Angel of Darkness. If you like oldschool Vertigo books like Sandman and Constantine, you’re definitely gonna love this story!  


To celebrate the debut of John’s new series and my 60th book, I hired Mike Williams of the Deak Sledge comic strip to design the cover for it. And Mike did an AMAZING job on this cover! He really captured the spirit of who John Haynes is in this image. Even in the presence of Death, John appears cool, collected, and confident.


There’s a lot of great nuances in this piece. I love how the brown in John’s eyes contrasts with his skintone. And I love how he uses shadows to set a haunting mood and a dark tone that tells a great story in a single image.


From the positive feedback I’m getting on this cover on Social media this cover is a HIT! One of my readers said this is how they imagined John looking like in the stories, and I definitely have to agree with them. I definitely want to have Mike design the new cover for the refresh edition of The Temptation of John Haynes. I’m hoping I can do that sooner rather than later, that book needs a cover that does it justice!


To get new readers to try the new John Haynes series, the first book in the series is only 99 cents on Kindle! And Kindle Unlimited users read for FREE! I’m also offering a paperback edition at a low price as well for those who prefer reading a hard copy. I’m hoping many of the John Haynes fans who read about the character in the Isis series, The Temptation of John Haynes and The Man WhoRules the World pick this book up, this is a story you can’t miss!



Sunday, June 17, 2018

SJW Marvel Coming To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Captain Marvel will be the new face of Marvel Studios starting with Avengers 4.

Damn. Just Damn. 


Let’s get something straight here. Brie Larson is NOT Robert Downey Jr.


Captain Marvel can’t even sell her own damn comic book. Why the hell make her the face of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?


But this makes sense to the passengers who ride Marvel’s Crazy train.


At this point Avengers 4 is looking like 1986’s Transformers: The Movie with Part 2 of a Star Trek: The Next Generation Season finale mixed in. If rumors are right this movie is gonna be a SHIT SHOW TO END ALL SHIT SHOWS. As the heroes try to make their own Infinity Gauntlet we’re gonna have a story with all sorts of fucked up plot devices like Alternate universes, time travel, and Dead superheroes.


A complete pastiche of hot garbage and flies. 


And it looks like Marvel is gonna kill off fan favorite characters and replace them with the Marvel versions of Kup, Arcee, Blurr, Springer and Rodimus Prime. And after Marvel kills of many of your favorite characters in the Avengers finale they plan on replacing them with the cinematic versions of Kamala Kahn, Miles Morales, and RiRi Williams. With Bucky Cap as Rodimus Prime in Avengers 5.


I can see the crying kids in the theaters when fan favorite characters like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor die. And the Marvel Merchandise featuring the new n’ improved heroes rotting on the shelves just like their 1986 Transformers contemporaries.


It’s clear the magic is gone from Marvel Studios. And the cancer from the SJW Marvel Comics has taken its place. So it’s time to get off the crazy train.


I doubt we’re gonna see another 20 movies from Marvel Studios at this point. The wheels are falling off the bus, and it’s only a matter of time before the MCU winds up in the same fucked up spot that Star Wars is in right now.  

At this point I can honestly say Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios are both FUCKED. And since the SJWs who run Marvel are hellbent on destroying this storied brand again, all I’m doing is getting myself a big bag of popcorn and keep watching the dumpster fire burn. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE MARVEL AGE OF COMICS

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A couple of days ago Marvel Comics announced plans to relaunch two poor selling series Unstoppable Wasp and Iceman.


The definition of insanity is doing the exact same thing and expecting a different result. And Marvel’s editorial department is Arkham certified crazy.


It’s official we’re in the last days of Marvel Comics. The only question is how bad will the comics get be in the next few years. Will they get Charlton Comics bad,

















  
















I’ve seen some shit shows over the 39 years I’ve been reading comics. And I have to wonder how bad the final comics in the Marvel Age of comics will be.


For over 20 years I’ve held out hope that Marvel could get its shit together and turn things around. But when I see their new Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski and their Vice President of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat doubling down on a failed diversity campaign and relaunching a pair of poor selling books as part of their false start initiative, I can honestly say Marvel is FUCKED at this point.


It’s a shame to see a storied brand like Marvel fall into ruin, but at this point all I can do is hope that some other publisher like SJS DIRECT, Boom! Dynamite, or Action Lab can build something out of its ashes. Or some indie creator like Richard C. Meyer, Chuck Dixon, or Ethan Van Sciver can create a new hit character that wins over readers.


Why am so indifferent about the impending collapse of Marvel? I went through the five stages of grief mourning the loss of the Classic DC Universe in 2011. But when it comes to Marvel’s impending demise I’m not feeling that pain.


I guess being jerked around and screwed over by Dan Didio and company at DC for the last 8 years has thickened my skin regarding the insanity that goes on in the comic book industry. 


While Didio was just incompetent, Marvel is doubling down on its failed diversity agenda with malice of forethought. And with them putting a middle finger up at comic fans like myself, I’m at the point where I DON’T GIVE A FUCK.


And since I have closure, I’m predicting that the Marvel Age of Comics will probably be over by 2020. With Sana Amanut and SoyBoy Cebulski insisting on publishing and promoting books no one wants and comic shops can’t sell, Disney will be forced to pull the plug on Marvel’s publishing division once the remaining comic shops close and the losses mount up to the point where they become unsustainable for Disney.


At this point I’ve become indifferent to the madness called the comic book industry. And with me numb to the craziness of so-called comic pros, I’m just gonna get myself a big ass bag of popcorn, sit back, and watch the dumpster fire burn. The books that’ll be coming in the next few years are gonna be 32 page TRAIN WRECK!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Taking on Butthurt Black Comic Fans on CBR. Com


http://community.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?248-Minorities-In-Comics-and-Related-Media/page2292

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

No Hope, No Change For SJWMarvel Comics



On June 2, 2018 Marvel Comics went out of business.


 On CBS SaturdayMorning Marvel Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski and Vice President of content and Character Development Sana Amanat announced their plan to double down on their failed diversity campaign by turning Marvel Comics into a lifestyle and entertainment brand instead of a comic book publisher.

 

Damn. Just Damn.


With this new direction Marvel has just joined Dell, Fox, and Charlton Comics on the comic book publishing scrap heap.


When women like Sana Amanat use the term “Lifestyle Brand” comic fans better watch out. Because Lifestyle Brand means they want comics to be for women. Which is why we’ve been getting these emasculated and cucked superheroes for the past two years and this push towards Mary Sue Superwomen like RiRi Williams, Captain Marvel and America Chavez who can do almost anything.


Amanat wants people to look at Marvel’s red logo and just think Entertainment. Unfortunately, most comic fans haven’t been entertained by Marvel comics for two years now. When readers take a look in between the pages of a Marvel comic today they don’t get the action and adventure generations up with. No, they get terrible stories filled with exposition, identity politics and shoehorned diversity and stereotypes that would put Gimme A Break, Diff’rent Strokes and Webster to shame back in the 1980s.


In that report Amanat and Cebulski doubled down on pushing Marvel’s failed diversity campaign that many comic fans call SJW Marvel. A campaign that has seen sales plummet over the last two years and put the Marvel publishing division in freefall.


The definition of insanity is doing the exact same thing and expecting a different result. But this is just business as usual at Marvel Comics. When something fails at there they just do keep doing it and finding new ways to fudge the numbers.


Captain Marvel Not getting over with readers? Just keep relaunching her series to avoid admitting the direction for the character is a FAILURE. Kamala Kahn Ms. Marvel barely selling 10k copies? Just tell the world that she sold 500,000 copies in between her numerous cancelled series.


What’s sad is that Marvel continues to double down even in the face of the industry being in crisis. Even after numerous comic shop owners told Marvel they need them to change their direction from the identity politics at the 20l7 New York Comic Con and 50 comic shops closing in the same year they continue to push the same diversity agenda that has driven people away from their products.


And it continues to push a diversity initiative even though there isn’t much diversity in Marvel’s offices in editorial or in their bullpen. For all this so-called diversity push between the pages at Marvel, there are STILL NO Black comic editors and NO Black comic pros working at Marvel.


I wonder how many more comic shops are going to be forced to close as a result of Cebulski and Amanat’s insistence on trying to promote comics as a “lifestyle brand” to a phantom audience that doesn’t exist.


In addition to saying that they were changing Marvel into an entertainment brand Marvel was going to fix the “boy” problem.


When I heard this I just saw the undertaker put the nail in the coffin for Marvel Comics publishing division. The core audience for Marvel comics are boys and men.


What Amanat and Cebulski don’t understand is that there is no Boy problem. Boys have been the primary audience of comics for a reason.


Comics are a VISUAL medium and boys are VISUAL. Boys are attracted to the comic book medium because it allows them to read in the way they best process information: With their eyes and their hands.


Girls on the other hand are more analytical. And that’s why they’ve liked reading YA fiction like Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew since the 1940s. And why they go out and buy books like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight instead of comic books.


If there’s a problem, it’s Cebulski and Amanat not understanding the core customer base for comic books. Boys have been the primary audience for comics since the inception of the industry. As they transitoned from pulp fiction like Doc Savage and The Shadow in the early 1930s, they were the ones who built the industry with their dimes and turned it into a billion dollar business 75 years later.  


If it wasn’t for boys Comic books wouldn’t be an industry. There would be no Comic conventions, no Saturday morning Cartoons, no video games, no action figures and no movies. Boys made the “lifestyle” behind the hobby, but Cebulski and Amanat want to take that hobby away from the boys and men who built it.


For a comic publisher like marvel to say there’s a boy problem is like McDonald’s saying it has a children problem. It’s the KISS OF DEATH.

But Amanat believes there’s a problem with boys in the comic book industry. The customer who bought comic books for the last 75 years. The customer who made that Red logo an international brand. The customer who has been fighting to save Marvel in an effort to save the comic book industry.

With that CBS this Morning report where Cebulski and Amanat put the nail in the coffin for Marvel Comics as a brand. Now that most comic fans know that there’s no hope of anything no changing for Marvel Comics they can now officially move on from the brand. Now that comic fans like myself have closure, I can feel comfortable about walking away from Marvel as a publisher.
rom Marvel as a publisher.

Since there’s no hope of anything changing at Marvel, I’m going to focus on the future of comics, indie comic publishers, webcomics and creator owned comics. And instead of making Mine Marvel I’m going to encourage everyone to start to collect SJS DIRECT.