Some pop culture vultures write about what they love!
Alterna addresses the issue of Pre-Ordering and offers easy solution
EDITOR’S NOTE: Every year, we try to find a worthy smaller, independent comic publisher to champion and feature on our blog. We are impressed by the use of social media by Alterna and their efforts to make comics more affordable to readers. Also, we appreciate the chance to feature another opinion from pre-ordering - - - from the other side of the fence! Here’s the latest from their most recent press release . . . .
Let’s face it... pre-ordering comics can be an intimidating process.
Even the most seasoned comic reader can occasionally dread thumbing through the phonebook-sized catalog known as PREVIEWS. Order codes, page numbers, prices, titles, issue numbers, totals, etc. etc. -- it can be daunting to say the least.
For a completely new or casual customer, it might be seen as something that is totally unnecessary. But PREVIEWS is very necessary for the comic shop industry as it's your pre-orders that can help ensure the survival of your favorite comics. While it's not that hard to use, it does take time (that you can use reading comics instead of reading catalogs) and it has a bit of a learning curve to it to get the hang of the lingo.
We can't make the entire catalog easier to use, but we hope that our new order form will make it easier to order and pre-order our titles at your favorite comic shop.
For Alterna titles, we've taken the guesswork out things by incorporating Diamond's order form along with a handy guide that shows when our titles are being released, what kind of genre they are, an example of first issue cover art, price, and age rating.
We've also added in a spot for customers to fill out their information as well so everything should be quick and easy for shop owners and readers can spend more time reading comic books and less time filling out paperwork.
Our new order form can be downloaded as a PDF below or by saving the image below as a JPEG. Thanks for reading and for supporting creator-owned comics!
Diamond order codes too confusing or hard to remember?
Looking for a quick and easy way to tell your favorite local comic shop that you want our comics?
Well, look no further!
Click the button below to download a special order form that will do just that!
Great for fans of Star Wars, Lost in Space, Guardians of the Galaxy
The hunt is on as Adam scrambles to save his parents from Space Pirates, while Voric (ever the swash-buckling scoundrel) rushes to get the galaxy's greatest treasure: the Trillion Star! If you love epic space adventures, Adam Wreck is for you! Printed on newsprint with a glossy cover.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
MAY171057; July 12th
AMAZING AGE #2 of 5
(W) Matthew D. Smith
(A) Jeremy Massie, Christine Brunson
Great for fans of Stranger Things, Teen Titans, The New Mutants
Sam, Mike, and Violet wake up in a world where comic book heroes have come to life! But with heroes come villains, and The Maulers are as bad as they come. Amazing Age delivers larger than life action for readers of all ages. Printed on newsprint with a glossy cover.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
MAY171058; July 19th
CROAK #2 of 3
(W) Cody Andrew Sousa
(A) Francesco Iaquinta, Chris O'Halloran
(L) Dezi Sienty
Great for fans of Friday the 13th, The Thing, Alien
As the creatures lurking within the trees grow in number, Aubrey, Nick and Tim will do what they must to survive; no matter how unspeakable. Croak is perfect for fans of survival horror and creature features. Printed on newsprint with a glossy cover.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
MAY171059; July 5th
LILITH DARK #2 of 4
(W/A) Charles C. Dowd
Great for fans of Alice in Wonderland, Conan the Barbarian, The Wizard of Oz
During an imaginary adventure, Lilith follows a kitten into a mysterious tree and discovers a hidden world full of very real beasties! Lilith Dark has the perfect blend of magic, fun, and adventure for readers of all ages! Printed on newsprint with a glossy cover.
$1.50; 32pgs; FC
MAY171060; July 26th
Find our titles at these Local Stores:
EDITOR’S NOTE: For purposes of space, we include only those states adjacent to our base of operations . . . . .
More stores added every week! Don't see your store on here?
TALES FROM THE CRYPT #2 FEATURES TWO STORIES FROM LEGENDARY COMICS ARTIST BERNIE WRIGHTSON “LOST CLASSICS” FROM LATE CREATOR APPEAR IN COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIMEfrom the official press release . . . . . . .NEW YORK - (March 21, 2017) - The entire comics industry was saddened to learn of the passing of legendary comics artist Bernie Wrightson this past weekend. Wrightson’s name was synonymous with the best the horror comics genre had to offer and he often spoke of the lasting influence EC comics titles such as the original TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR had on his work.So, it seems only appropriate that two of Wrightson’s stories are included in Super Genius’ new revival of the TALES FROM THE CRYPT series.Issue #2 (in comic shops this Wednesday) features two “lost classics” from Wrightson, “Stake Out” and “Feed It!”, both appearing in color for the first time. The two stories had originally appeared in black and white in other publications but when CRYPT editor Jim Salicrup rem…
It was a cold night, but it didn’t stop the faithful from spending some time on the main drag in Oxford PA for the monthly First Friday celebration. This month, the theme was Super-Heroes and employees (and sometimes customers) at several establishments went along with the theme and dressed appropriately. (We had our Batman tee shirt underneath our sweater but spared the innocent, only flashing it to friends.) It was the perfect theme for the recently opened MAROON HORNET COMICS shop at 45 South Third Street in Oxford. Owner Randy Grace employed the mercenary-for-money Deadpool as a store greeter, and local writer Greg Cox was in attendance, signing his new book. The store is fully stocked now, and has an impressive assortment of comics, games, posters, and related toys and accessories. Randy and Lori Grace are very friendly and happy to be able to provide a comics outlet in Oxford for local pop culture fans.Greg Cox is a best-selling author, who’s earned a deserved rep…
From the American Mythology press release . . .[Baltimore, Maryland] – One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ greatest fictional realms is set to make its comic book return in a way that is sure to thrill fans of the fantasy author’s classic works. Pellucidar returns to comics this summer with a new chapter to this timeless classic that explores the idea of a world buried deep within our own. Sometimes the greatest mysteries are the ones within. Under special license from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the denizens of Pellucidar, the danger-filled world at the Earth’s core, will find their new home at American Mythology Productions in 2017. The all-new adventures will be written by AM’s “The Land That Time Forgot” author Mike Wolfer, and readers will first be introduced to Pellucidar in the pages of the next “TLTTF” mini-series, “Terror from the Earth’s Core,” a special cross-over event that pits the two legendary worlds head-to-head in one incredible, science fiction action/adventure. T…