Just got back from an excellent Baltimore Comic-Con. Primarily hung at the Valiant booth, with their top-notch marketing guys.
Bleeding Cool covered the books discussed at the Valiant panel here:
I’m not very good at taking pictures during cons these days, but here are a handful of shots from the weekend, anyway:
Fred Van Lente scowls in front of the SAVAGE banner at the Valiant booth.
This guy came by with original art from a couple of stories I’d done, including a few beautiful pages from a Stingray story Lee Weeks and I did, and some from the Wildcat story Ramon Perez and I did for DC. Very jealous.
Hawaiian Dick cosplay! These guys made a perfect Mo and Byrd, once I realized they were cosplayers and not strangely dressed congoers.
Blackhawk is maybe my all-time favorite DC character/concept. This guy nailed his costume.
Dinner at the Rusty Scupper with Tony and Stacie Harris and the Aftershock Comics gang: Joe Pruett, Mike Zagari, Paul Jenkins and Lisa Wu.
Lisa Wu took this near the Rusty Scupper. She’s evidently a dog lover. The harbor in the background. Lovely place to hang.
Art from the Valiant panel discussion of SAVAGE.
Saturday around noon. The ticket line.
Working in my room. With a Loose Cannon draw handy (recommended!). The Death Watch Coffee mug was from the con floor. Buy the wicked mug, free refills all weekend of the “World’s Strongest Coffee.” Well worth it.
And a badge.
SAVAGE #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Blank Cover Also Available
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.
This November, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) present a relentless epic of survival in a cold-blooded land ruled by instinct alone as SAVAGE makes his brutal entrance into the Valiant Universe!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30
(the only thing I’d correct about the solicitation copy is that the child has been born before they take off on that fateful trip)
I’ll be joining the Valiant Comics crew in Baltimore at Baltimore Comic-Con from September 2-4.
I’ll be sitting in on the Future of Valiant Comics panel with the (quite terrific) Fred Van Lente at 1:30 on Saturday (prime time, kids!), and signing at the Valiant booth off and on.
So please come buy with your DICK or assorted BCM books and say hey.
Obviously, we’ll be talking lots of SAVAGE:
Today at the second Valiant Summit in New York City, Valiant Entertainment announced a new book I’ve been working on for some time, SAVAGE.
Here’s a look at a Lewis LaRosa SAVAGE cover:
For more info, I chatted with Chase Magnett about the book here:
SAVAGE at COMICBOOK.COM
Additionally, Image has released their August solicitations, which include this:
Catch me with the BAD KARMA gang this weekend at Planet Comicon, and we can chat about all of this stuff.
So, here’s a post with as much ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK information as I can stuff into it.
First of all, ALOHA #1, by myself, Jacob Wyatt and Jason Armstrong, drops this week (4.20.16).
To date, four issues have been solicited. Below is the solicitation for issue four, which can be downloaded here for free, as part of Image’s digital solicitations for July, 2016.
Here are all four covers solicited to date, all by Sean Dove. We hope to make them available as separate prints soon. (The first cover was also a print option for the GREAT BIG HAWAIIAN DICK Kickstarter – ((GBHD updates coming shortly))
Additionally, if you visit Imagecomics.com, you’ll notice something else. The long-awaited third HAWAIIAN DICK trade, SCREAMING BLACK THUNDER, is being solicited for an August release.
More info on a fourth trade coming soon.
Finally, if you like your comics delivered digitally, you can pre-order individual issues, or subscribe to the whole series at ComiXology, by clicking here.
Also, stay tuned to my Twitter account (https://twitter.com/bclaymoore) for links to more information, including an interview and preview art appearing soon at Image’s website.
The solicitation for Image’s April books went up this week, including ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #1 (finally!). Just a note: it’s a five issue series, not a four issue series:
ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #1
STORY: B. CLAY MOORE
ART: JACOB WYATT
COVER: SEAN DOVE
APRIL 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
The critically-acclaimed tropical noir returns for a brand new series! While Byrd remains in 1954 Hawaii, we meet another Byrd back in the States, and his impending arrival on the scene is destined to change the landscape of HAWAIIAN DICK forever.
Rich Johnston also dropped six quick questions in my mailbox for Bleeding Cool. Answered here: