Summer Soundtrack

Sharing my soundtrack as spring slid into what looks to be a long summer. Vintage soul, African grooves, a slash of disco and a drop of reggae:

This playlist:

  1. If You Want Me to Stay by Sly & The Family Stone
  2. Tired of Being Alone by Al Green
  3. When You Were Mine by Prince
  4. Strawberry Letter 23 by Shuggie Otis
  5. Can You Get to This by Funkadelic
  6. Didn’t I by Darando
  7. Come On Home by Lijadu SIsters
  8. Les Fleurs by Minnie Ripperton
  9. It’s Not Easy by Ofege
  10. You’ve Got a Woman by Lion
  11. You Can Have It All by George McCrae
  12. Jezahel by Shirley Bassey
  13. The Time for Peace is Now by Fantastic Shadows
  14. Like a Ship by Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir
  15. Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield
  16. House of the Rising Sun by Idris Muhammad
  17. Take Yo’ Praise by Camille Yarbrough
  18. Gentle Persuasion by Doug Hream Blunt
  19. Aretha, Sing One for Me by George Jackson
  20. Where Did We Go Wrong by The O’Jays
  21. She’s Gone by Bob Marley & The Wailers
  22. Never Can Say Goodbye by Isaac Hayes
  23. Lay Lady Lay by The Isley Brothers
  24. Everybody Was Rockin’ by Betty Wright
  25. I Like What You Give by Nolan Porter
  26. Nantucket Island by Willie Wright
  27. Keep It Comin’ Love KC & The Sunshine Band
  28. What Is Hip? by Tower of Power
  29. I Dig You by Demis Roussos
  30. There’s One Thing That Beats Falling by Bobby Womack
  31. Trouble, Heartaches and Sadness by Ann Peebles
  32. Summer Breeze by The Main Ingredient
  33. Here Today and Gone Tomorrow by Ohio Players

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ENDLESS SUMMER, BOOK ONE: DEAD MAN’S CURVE solicited for June…

After years of working to get it out the door, the graphic novel ENDLESS SUMMER: DEAD MAN’S CURVE has been solicited to appear in shops in June. It’s actually available for preorder just about anywhere you can order books. So have at it!

Written by me, all art, color and letters by Shane White:

On the 1960’s California coast, rogue FBI agent Scott Ivory is determined to root out any threats of potential espionage and recruits a group of young misfits to further his covert government agenda.

Former FBI agent Scott Ivory gathers a group of young kids to counter communist and criminal activities on the streets of the California coast. With a modest budget and a loose agenda, his simple counterintelligence program quickly becomes an outlet for Ivory to use for his own designs, and the kids become pawns in a game of tug-of-war between government agents.

A dark spin on early sixties pop culture, Endless Summer, Vol. 1: Dead Man’s Curve is based on 1960’s Huntington Beach, California–a thrilling sunshine-noir graphic novel rampant with drugs, murder, and government espionage.

On the 1960’s California coast, rogue FBI agent Scott Ivory is determined to root out any threats of potential espionage and recruits a group of young misfits to further his covert government agenda.

Former FBI agent Scott Ivory gathers a group of young kids to counter communist and criminal activities on the streets of the California coast. With a modest budget and a loose agenda, his simple counterintelligence program quickly becomes an outlet for Ivory to use for his own designs, and the kids become pawns in a game of tug-of-war between government agents.

A dark spin on early sixties pop culture, Endless Summer, Vol. 1: Dead Man’s Curve is based on 1960’s Huntington Beach, California—a thrilling sunshine-noir graphic novel rampant with drugs, murder, and government espionage.

Publisher

Insight Comics

Page from ES:DMC.

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MILES TO GO #4 – April 7th

Due to an unexpected death in the family, MILES TO GO #4 was delayed a bit, but will be on stands April 7th.

These things are hard to avoid, as the physical work that goes into creating the book is handled by a small number of people. I write the book, Stephen Molnar does the very heavy lifting and pencils, inks, and, with assistance from Nova Lee-Fortier, colors the book. Following the departure of Thomas Mauer, the book is lettered by Dave Sharpe. Gracious editorial support is provided by Mike Marts, along with Christina Harrington.

Here are the cover and a few preview pages from the issue:

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MILES TO GO #1 is out…

…and receiving fantastic reviews! Very gratifying to see so much positive response. Issue one dropped on 9/24. Issue two out in late October.

“This is one of those books where you get to the end of it and realize what a great read it was, that you want more, and that a re-read is necessary right now. ” – The Fandom Post

“‘Miles to Go’ rises above the usual tropes and delivers a suspenseful, smart, and sincere crime story full of pitch perfect characters.” – Multiversity

“Masterful, clean, and attention grabbing. Miles To Go #1 seems like the perfect thriller to usher in the Fall, and I encourage any fan of Crime (with that big ol C) stories to pick this series up before it takes off.” – Comics Bookcase

“Where it all goes after this debut, I seriously have no idea. But, it has me excited and intrigued to find out. That’s the measure of a successful comic, do I want to come back for more? Miles to Go #1 nails that down and then some.” – Graphic Policy

“Once again we see why Aftershock is a go-to publishing house. The writing here is spectacular and the interiors are gorgeous. Did you get yours?” – Reading with a Flight Ring

“Based on just this one issue, it seems like it’s going to be an incredible ride. It did what great comics are supposed to do; it left me wanting more.” – Scoop at Previewsworld.com

“A synopsis of Miles to Go may make someone mistake it for a more generic story of sordid pasts and redemption, but the characters we’ve met so far do wonders to break the series apart from others.” – Comicbook.com8

Here’s a look at the covers for MILES TO GO #2 (out at the end of October!). Standard cover by co-creator Stephen Molnar, and a variant by Jeremy Haun:

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OUR FIGHTING FORCES GIANT #1

It’s been two years since I posted anything new here, but I’d like to keep it better updated for anyone who drops by.

Last month saw the release of OUR FIGHTING FORCES GIANT #1, in both a comic shop and a mass market (Walmart) edition. The book features a reprint of a story I wrote, drawn by Paul McCaffrey, for MEN OF WAR #4 several years ago.

I had no idea this was happening, but it was nice to see. The story is a small personal favorite of mine. (although I made the mistake of reading a new review, which wasn’t exactly positive. It was well-reviewed at the time, and I like it, anyway) Paul’s style isn’t exactly typical of DC, especially for a war book, but that’s fine with me.

The story features the debut (and only appearance, I think) of “Skull & ‘Bots,” which we’d originally intended to call “Skunkworks” before DC legal said no-no. I still quite like the concept. Some geek types designing special military hardware for the armed forces, under the watchful eye of their handler, who also procures their budgets…

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It’s one of two war stories I did for DC. The other being an earlier stand-alone issue of OUR FIGHTING FORCES, featuring the Losers. Art by Chad Hardin and Wayne Faucher. I haven’t looked back at that one in a while. (Nifty Mark Schultz cover below)

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Anyway, if you’re near a Walmart, look for it! It’s one of the better 100-page Walmart books I’ve seen, beyond our story.

 

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The Comic Writer YouTube Channel…

….has launched:

 

Take a gander. Subscribe. Comment!

 

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’76? Jackie Karma!

Hey, visitors. Have a link to a scan of the fourth JACKIE KARMA story, from ’76 #4 (the cover is from ’76 #5, just because I love it do much).

Jackie remains unfinished, but Ed Tadem and I still have plans to finish it, in a nicer looking format.

Anyway…one of my favorites:

JACKIE KARMA!

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Okay, then. Wichita in November

Well, Wizard has postponed Wizard World Springfield until late 2018, so I’ve decided to attend Air Capital Comiccon in Wichita, Kansas the weekend of November 11-12.

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Wichita is the closest thing to a hometown I suppose I have, and I don’t spend enough time there these days, so it’ll be nice to get back. Here’s hoping the weather is friendly:

AIR CAPITAL!

 

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WIZARD WORLD SPRINGFIELD (November)

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I haven’t been to a Wizard show in quite a while, but will be in Springfield, Missouri in November (10-12). Drop by if you’re close.

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SAVAGE TPB / LITTLE APPLE EXPO!

The SAVAGE trade paperback is scheduled to drop in late April. In case you missed the solicitation, behold:

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SAVAGE TPB
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star and his former supermodel wife – pregnant with their unborn child – disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…

This is the story of how they lost their humanity.

Acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick), and explosive artists Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong) and Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone in the must-read debut of Valiant’s next major hero!

Collecting SAVAGE #1-4.

$9.99 | 128 pgs. | T+ | $9.99
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-189-1


 

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In the meantime, if you happen to be in Manhattan, Kansas on Saturday, March 18th, drop into the K-State Student Union for the second Little Apple Comic Expo.

I’ll be there hanging with my fellow Bad Karmites, Alex Grecian, Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun. And we won’t be the only ones:

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Should be a good time.

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