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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The next stage

First, we're going to make a few changes to how we're structuring the Alt★Hero stories. Mr. Dixon and I have had the chance to work out how we are dividing the storytelling responsibilities, and essentially, I'm going to go wide while he's going to go deep. What that means is that while I'm building and describing the world through the initial six volumes, Mr. Dixon is going to be building and describing the central city of the Alt★Hero mythos, which he has named Avalon, as well as its regular inhabitants.

Avalon is our Gotham, and it is a major U.S. metropolis. Beyond that, I know very little and I'll be looking forward to learning more about it just like everyone else. We've also decided to separate the stories into two lines, although we'll be working in parallel and in more or less the same time frames, with certain characters, such as Soulsight, who will be appearing in both series. What that means is that Mr. Dixon will not be working on Alt★Hero Vols. VII, VIII, and IX per se, but rather, on the Alt★Hero series Avalon Vols. I, II, and III. That's just a working title, of course, and we may end up naming his main series after one of the characters he creates, but you get the point.

Jonathan Cooper, also known as Soulsight, is one of our first backer-created heroes. He has a powerful ability, but one that takes a tremendous toll on him and would render him of extreme interest to every government and international agency that knew of his existence. This is why he keeps to the shadows and prefers to keep his contact with individuals he does not know and trust to the barest minimum possible. But he is a core member of the loose collection of American vigilantes that includes Michael Martel, Ghostdancer, and Rebel, and could even be considered the most important member because he serves as its collective conscience.

"We are all damned. It's just that most of you don't realize it yet."
- Jonathan Cooper

And yes, this division of storytelling responsibilities means that Mr. Dixon and I intend to continue working on this together beyond the initial nine volumes. We will add a stretch goal at the 200k mark that would unlock Avalon Vols. IV, V, and VI. That's very ambitious, of course, but we already have a fair amount of work to do and I have no intention of Star Citizening this creation. If you're not already one of the 1,133 backers of Alt★Hero, I invite you to join this important new incursion into SJW-held territory.

We cannot win the culture war by playing defense. And not every drive into every converged ground will be successful. But they must be attempted regardless.

Also, I sent out the following press release to over 200 members of the media.


Alt★Hero Raises $100k to Fight Diversity and Inclusivity in Comics

After reaching its initial funding goal in only four hours, a new right-wing comic series, Alt★Hero, exceeded the rare $100,000 mark in just 12 days, with more than 1,000 backers signing on to help the alternative comic wage cultural war on the social justice-converged comic duopoly of Marvel and DC Comics. It is being written by prolific Marvel and DC Comics veteran writer Chuck Dixon and six-time Hugo Award Finalist Vox Day.

The series is the creation of bestselling political philosopher and controversial game designer Day, who is best known for being a member of GamerGate and disrupting the annual science fiction awards. Alt★Hero features unconventional villains such as Captain Europa of the Global Justice Initiative and potentially incendiary heroes such as Michael Martel, a vigilante who drops off criminal undocumented immigrants at the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, and Rebel, an Southern girl whose superhero outfit incorporates the Confederate battle flag.

"Everyone hates what Marvel has become," said Alt★Hero creator Vox Day, who is writing six volumes of the series. "Their declining sales prove that no one wants to buy comics written by social justice warriors, especially when they feature absurdities like She-Thor spouting feminist talking points, an affirmative-action Ironman who can do no wrong, or a black, lesbian, HIV-positive refugee Batman in a wheelchair writing virtue-signaling poetry on Facebook. We're bringing back real heroes, real villains, and real action, and we're going to give the readers great stories instead of preaching social justice at them."

Legendary comic writer Chuck Dixon, the longtime Batman writer and co-creator of Bane, who is writing the first three volumes of the Alt★Hero series Avalon, said, "These guys get me and I get them. Escapist entertainment, big outrageous ideas and all built on a foundation of principles that rejects the gloomy, preachy, bitterness of post-modern comics."

The reaction to the announcement of Alt★Hero was decidedly mixed. While support has been strong on the right side of the ideological spectrum, left-wing comics fans denounced the new comic on Twitter and other social media platforms. "As awful as you’d expect," reported LGBTQ Nation. "Vox Day is literally to the right of Genghis Khan, with two feet planted firmly in the Reichstag... the type of punk-ass feeb whose jaw Batman was born to break," declared Jason Yungbluth, a cartoonist for MAD Magazine.

Some comics fans even declared on Twitter that Jack Kirby, the revered, but pugnacious artist for Marvel and DC Comics, would beat Day to death were he still alive.

Day dismissed the criticism. "It's nothing more than the usual social justice emoting. I promised the backers that the SJWs' angry shrieks of protest would be heard from space; my only concern is that they may have been loud enough to alert a hostile alien race to our existence."

After 12 days, the Alt★Hero crowdfunding campaign currently stands at $102,156.00 raised from 1,133 backers, more than 4 times its original $25,000 goal. Less than one percent of all crowdfunding campaigns ever reach the $100,000 mark; 18 days still remain in the controversial new comic's campaign.

UPDATE: I'm confident he'll cover this news objectively.

Rob Salkowitz‏
I just received a bonkers press release from a project claiming to be proudly AGAINST social justice in comics. WTF is wrong with people?

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101 Comments:

Blogger Resident Moron™ October 11, 2017 8:08 AM  

Glorious!!

Still not tired.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 11, 2017 8:10 AM  

I get the feeling that Soulsight is our Noir/Capt. Reynolds/Gruff Drinker archetype. Which is someone that shows up in every society, so it's natural to show up in stories like this. Also brings up the thorny issue that most Comic Books always want to overlook: any sort of Telepath would be hunted down captured or killed. No society would allow them to operate freely.

I do love the trolling press release. That's fun.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 8:12 AM  

It's a typo, Cmate, don't pretend that it's confusing.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 8:14 AM  

I get the feeling that Soulsight is our Noir/Capt. Reynolds/Gruff Drinker archetype.

He's noir, but definitely not Captain Reynolds. Chuck was interested in him immediately because of the tragic aspects of his power. The mere fact that he can survive it is testimony to both his character and his strength of will.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 8:15 AM  

2. Looking Glass

"I do love the trolling press release. That's fun."

^^^THIS^^^

Anonymous Pug October 11, 2017 8:20 AM  

This is how a real offensive looks like. Morale of the troops just got lot higher!

Blogger wreckage October 11, 2017 8:22 AM  

Pure gold.

Blogger michaeloh59 October 11, 2017 8:25 AM  

I hope Alt-Hero is a big, and influential hit. But even if it isn't, the trolling stands as an accomplishment in itself. You really enjoyed the LGTQTBXYZ tears didn't you? Good times, good times!

Anonymous Pug October 11, 2017 8:35 AM  

I remember SJW's lamenting on the first few days something like: oh, it's just 25k, real projects raise 100k. They just had to laugh!

...

The ever moving goal post powered by the ever running rationalization hamster just doesn't stop.

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2017 8:38 AM  

This press release was worth the backing alone.

Everything else is just gravy now.

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2017 8:39 AM  

If you've received death or rape threats, especially to point of being concerned in your home or business, you should consider making the press aware.

Anonymous Rocklea October 11, 2017 8:45 AM  

The semi hit piece press release is gold. And already a spin-off series; diverse and progressive. It's a good idea, as I think the Alt*Hero name will date, unless it's seen as a publishing house in it's own right (like Marvel/DC). So perhaps Avalon will be the first of many comics, and because of the amazing support from all the backers we are now going to have two First Editions. Well done all.

Blogger Shimshon October 11, 2017 8:47 AM  

Alt★Hero - come for the comics, stay for the press release(s). Moar press releases!

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 8:48 AM  

If you've received death or rape threats, especially to point of being concerned in your home or business, you should consider making the press aware.

I've been getting them since 2001. I can assure you, the press does not care even a little bit if you're not a) a woman or b) a left-leaning celebrity.

I make do with Ridgebacks, a good relationship with the local police, a variety of weapons, and faith in God. And considering that I survived my idiot twenties, I'm confident that I have a seriously massive stud for a guardian angel.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable October 11, 2017 8:49 AM  

r a black, lesbian, HIV-positive refugee Batman in a wheelchair writing virtue-signaling poetry on Facebook

This is where most of my breakfast went up my nose. Don't ask.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 8:49 AM  

I remember SJW's lamenting on the first few days something like: oh, it's just 25k, real projects raise 100k.

I am given to understand that only 500k will assure long-term success....

Blogger Howard Stone October 11, 2017 8:50 AM  

Wow, Chuck Dixon, this is legit.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 11, 2017 8:51 AM  

@4 VD

I look forward to the stories! Should be fun. I just hope Soulsight doesn't start narrating too much.

Blogger The Observer October 11, 2017 8:58 AM  

Given the name and the hip flask suggesting a strong penchant for drinking, my guess is that Soulsight's hero power is the ability to see people as they truly are.

Blogger James Dixon October 11, 2017 9:01 AM  

> I am given to understand that only 500k will assure long-term success....

And if you reach that, they'll move to $1M. They're so predictable.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer October 11, 2017 9:06 AM  

VD wrote:I get the feeling that Soulsight is our Noir/Capt. Reynolds/Gruff Drinker archetype.

He's noir, but definitely not Captain Reynolds. Chuck was interested in him immediately because of the tragic aspects of his power. The mere fact that he can survive it is testimony to both his character and his strength of will.


Assuming his power is literally what his name is. That would be both useful and horrifying depending on who you gaze upon.

Blogger dh October 11, 2017 9:10 AM  

I make do with Ridgebacks, a good relationship with the local police, a variety of weapons, and faith in God. And considering that I survived my idiot twenties, I'm confident that I have a seriously massive stud for a guardian angel.

That guardian angel thing is actually an interesting concept for a story.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums October 11, 2017 9:13 AM  

I don't know if it's known here but Jason Yungbluth is the creator of Clarissa, a comic that literally makes light of pedophilia, incest, and rape. Link (venture at your own peril): http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2001/01/01/clarissa-ruins-thanksgiving/

Blogger Cmate October 11, 2017 9:16 AM  

Of course, I was just drawing your attention to it assuming you would like to fix it.
OT
Read half of SJWADD, thumbs up!
Recommended it on Twitter and I'll review on Amazon when finished!

Blogger Nate October 11, 2017 9:22 AM  

"That guardian angel thing is actually an interesting concept for a story. "

its times like this that forget... as long as you've been here... you're still a noob.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 9:23 AM  

Of course, I was just drawing your attention to it assuming you would like to fix it.

Of course. And I did. Thanks.

Read half of SJWADD, thumbs up!

That's a relief, frankly. I had no idea how coherently it would read.

Anonymous veryfunnyminion October 11, 2017 9:37 AM  

Did you attach the Rebel washing Musting pic to the press release? Mmmm, so many salty tears.

No plug for the novel and Del Arroz?

Blogger Jonathon Davies October 11, 2017 9:40 AM  

Will the winning never end?

Blogger Howard Stone October 11, 2017 9:46 AM  

SJWADD reads like a really good documentary film. As I'm reading it I can picture it all playing out in my head because the narration is that good and the subject matter is fascinating, I see interviews, pictures of your family church in different stages of conversion, animations explaining SJW convergence, something to consider, just saying.

Anonymous bearspaw October 11, 2017 9:49 AM  

Even better. Look what the Russians managed to with just $150,000.

Anonymous Planter October 11, 2017 9:50 AM  

I hope the press will cover this. I am willing to bet that a lot of people that would like this comic are not aware of it.

Blogger Edwin October 11, 2017 9:58 AM  

I backed the project initially because I like Vox, but now I'm getting really excited about it.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 10:05 AM  

Do not post off-topic, Chent. Your comments are being spammed.

Blogger Howard Stone October 11, 2017 10:06 AM  

This would make for a good segment for info-wars, just saying.

Blogger Elocutioner October 11, 2017 10:08 AM  

Unrelated but amusing timing -

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/10/10/shoplifting-suspect-through-window/

Anonymous Crew October 11, 2017 10:15 AM  

A man who can transform into a living border wall

Now there is a concept to get more Reeees!

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums October 11, 2017 10:30 AM  

@Crew

That's literally one of the major plot twists from the the popular manga/anime Attack on Titan.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 10:39 AM  

Howard Stone wrote:This would make for a good segment for info-wars, just saying.

Naw, PJW would REEEE...seriously.

Anonymous Jack October 11, 2017 10:41 AM  

Soulsight sounds awesome, my favorite so far. From the description, he reminds me of the John Constantine character in some ways.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 10:51 AM  

Jack wrote:Soulsight sounds awesome, my favorite so far. From the description, he reminds me of the John Constantine character in some ways.

Naw, Dresden, except Dresden could decide whether to use such a double-edged power.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 11, 2017 10:53 AM  

Yeah Jon Del Arroz is not chopped liver. Soul sight reminds me of Constantine.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 11:11 AM  

Brick Hardslab wrote:Yeah Jon Del Arroz is not chopped liver. Soul sight reminds me of Constantine.

I guess I'm behind on some things, as I'm not a big Hollywood supporter, so almost never watch movies. I read, and Dresden, in the "Dresden Files" books, actually has the power to see deeply into others souls, whether there are supernatural forces there, or just the typical good vs critter people. He can either look or not though, so different.

Constantine it is, I'll give a nod to the Hollywood supporters.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 11, 2017 11:15 AM  

Constantine is a comics character. DC I think. I always thought of him as a working class guy.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 11:21 AM  

tuberman wrote:Brick Hardslab wrote:Yeah Jon Del Arroz is not chopped liver. Soul sight reminds me of Constantine.

I guess I'm behind on some things, as I'm not a big Hollywood supporter, so almost never watch movies. I read, and Dresden, in the "Dresden Files" books, actually has the power to see deeply into others souls, whether there are supernatural forces there, or just the typical good vs critter people. He can either look or not though, so different.

Constantine it is, I'll give a nod to the Hollywood supporters.


BTW, my favorite section of "Law Dogs," was the small chapter where he says, "There is a monster inside of us all." Kind of goes along with the quote from SoulSight. Anyone who prays a lot tends to know that, with exceptions.

Blogger marco moltisanti October 11, 2017 11:25 AM  

Clarissa doesn't make light of child tape and incest. It's clearly depicted as something horrible and highly damaging for the lead character. The insidious thing about the strip is that it attacks the family, especially traditional families led by a strong, white father by implying that they probably have dark secrets like pedophilia.

Blogger marco moltisanti October 11, 2017 11:26 AM  

Rape not tape, obviously.

Blogger Markku October 11, 2017 11:28 AM  

Yes, marco is correct. It may look like the intent is to use it as a cheap joke by just looking at that comic, but when you read a few more, it becomes clear that it's really an attack at the nuclear family, and create the instinct in the reader that if he sees something that looks wholesome, then it's probably just to hide something REALLY evil under the surface.

Blogger marco moltisanti October 11, 2017 11:32 AM  

Good point. If it only took 150k to take out the Clinton machine, toppling DC and Marvel should be doable.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 11:34 AM  

Brick Hardslab wrote:Constantine is a comics character. DC I think. I always thought of him as a working class guy.

Ha! Yeah, 95% of the people who have heard about Constantine got it from... DC comics?? And, and K.Reeves had little to do with people knowing about him? Okay, sure, you're correct.

Well, I admit, this is my first time back into comics since I was 13, so Alt*Hero has me interested now.

But, Dresden has been in 16 full size novels, a couple of shorts, and, and a graphic novel or two. Besides, I think Reeves will turn out to be just like all the rest of the Hollywood freaks, and he made Constantine known to a much bigger public, so I am just prejudice.

Blogger VFM #7634 October 11, 2017 11:42 AM  

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Blogger VFM #7634 October 11, 2017 11:44 AM  

Assuming his power is literally what his name is. That would be both useful and horrifying depending on who you gaze upon.

@21 basementhomebrewer
It would definitely explain why he's holding a hip flask (?) and has that expression.

I'm sure John C. Wright could think of some interesting Soulsight stories.

Blogger Silly but True October 11, 2017 11:46 AM  

Interested in collecting responses to press release?

https://twitter.com/robsalk/status/918140145131388929

Blogger S1AL October 11, 2017 11:49 AM  

"Besides, I think Reeves will turn out to be just like all the rest of the Hollywood freaks, and he made Constantine known to a much bigger public, so I am just prejudice."

That's... unlikely. If you read a bit about Reeves, it very quickly becomes clear that he's odd for Hollywood.

Blogger Raben Wulf October 11, 2017 11:52 AM  

This definitely comes across as DC's "John Constantine".

1. Exchange the cigarette for a flask
2. Exchange blond hair for dark hair. (Movie adaptation used Keanu Reeves with dark hair)
3. Different last name, but still "JC".
4. Same pessimistic, snarky attitude given that quote.

John Constantine is probably one of the best written characters in DC's universe. The backer must also be a fan, however it might be worth making it a tad less obvious.

Here is his origin video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SLx_MnFbGc

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 11:59 AM  

Markku wrote:Yes, marco is correct. It may look like the intent is to use it as a cheap joke by just looking at that comic, but when you read a few more, it becomes clear that it's really an attack at the nuclear family, and create the instinct in the reader that if he sees something that looks wholesome, then it's probably just to hide something REALLY evil under the surface.

Yes, the jerk, Jason, is deconstructing Western Civilization values, by of course, projecting his Leftist values onto the family. It's kind of a 1/100 truth, because if you looked hard you can find examples, but not often looking his example. Jason and his followers actually have those values...as in the majority of them.

Anonymous Camilla Cameo October 11, 2017 12:10 PM  

This is looking more and more awesome by the minute. I'm very excited to hear of Avalon; made-up cities that are just as iconic as the superheroes themselves are one of the reasons I've always preferred DC to Marvel.

Anonymous Crew October 11, 2017 12:28 PM  

@48. Correction: $157,700!

http://www.unz.com/isteve/57700-dollars/

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 12:36 PM  

You guys be Right, I'll have to go back and look at some Constantine examples in DC comics.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 12:36 PM  

1. Exchange the cigarette for a flask
2. Exchange blond hair for dark hair. (Movie adaptation used Keanu Reeves with dark hair)
3. Different last name, but still "JC".
4. Same pessimistic, snarky attitude given that quote.

John Constantine is probably one of the best written characters in DC's universe. The backer must also be a fan, however it might be worth making it a tad less obvious.


It's merely a coincidence to the best of my knowledge. He's not snarky at all, quite the opposite.

Blogger horsewithnonick October 11, 2017 12:38 PM  

"Dude, that power ring is just tungsten with an LED glued inside..."

Blogger Sam O'Halloran October 11, 2017 12:50 PM  

Pulled the trigger.

Blogger Raben Wulf October 11, 2017 1:02 PM  

@Vox

That is a lot of coincidences. I'm hoping the backer isn't trolling you in some way. If the quote is from them, might want to reference it to make sure its not actually something taken from a Constantine/Hellblazer comic. Via twitter you mentioned how they are being creative, but if its too close to Constantine as a character... that might provide SJWs with more ammo (not that it will be effective), which I hope is not the backers intent. They could just be a fan.

https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/batman-and-constantine-bonds-1.jpg

That said, I love Constantine as a character, generally he tends to fly under the radar when it comes to mainstream comics. The character is worth looking into, especially if its to avoid further comparisons.

Anonymous Bird on a Wing October 11, 2017 1:06 PM  

What a stunner. I’ve never been into comics before.

A two-edged sword, piercing between the soul and spirit.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums October 11, 2017 1:44 PM  

To be fair DC, Marvel, and Image have always had parodies of each others' characters: Sentry is a parody of Superman, Huntress/Green Arrow a parody of Hawkeye, The Midnighter a parody of Batman, Savage Dragon a parody of Hulk, Lobo a parody of Wolverine, and so on. For more see: http://www.the-fanboy-perspective.com/comic-book-characters-their-counterparts-and-who-came-first.html

Some of these parody characters, like Lobo, have become quite popular over the years making them more than just a hit-piece on the competition.

Other characters, like The Midnighter, solely exist because the creators wanted to do a Batman story but didn't have the rights to the IP so they had to improvise.

Blogger Longtime Lurker October 11, 2017 1:54 PM  

That press release is simply frameworthy. And its timing--after the first $100,000 had been raised--is even better.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 1:57 PM  

That is a lot of coincidences. I'm hoping the backer isn't trolling you in some way.

Not really. It's not as if the backer simply hands me a picture and a list of powers and we're done. His original vision was very different. This is something we worked out together in detail; for example, his hair is not dark because of Keanu Reeves, but because he is one-quarter Japanese, since his parents met in the post-WWII military occupation of Japan.

And you don't even know what Soulsight's power is or how it operates. Having read up on Constantine, I can assure you that it has literally nothing to do with Constantine's sorcerous abilities. But more importantly, Constantine is a trickster and a con artist bargaining with devils. Soulsight is absolutely nothing like him.

Blogger Ingot9455 October 11, 2017 2:03 PM  

If you have the ability to see a person's sin and know their crimes - large and small - what a horrible power.
The dark red underlying stripe of original sin.
All the petty crimes of childhood.
Not being able to look at a person without seeing it all.
Of course, the utility to a superhero of the big, fresh, new crimes on the soul is obvious. So obvious that it would be a sin in and of itself to deny the gift.

Blogger Raben Wulf October 11, 2017 2:03 PM  

@Vox

That's good to know there is nothing to worry about then.
I appreciate the added insight regarding the creation process and the nature of the character you are creating.

Blogger Dave October 11, 2017 2:04 PM  

I don't see a Hero backer spending 5 grand to imitate another character. One would think Dixon would see right through any such attempt.

Blogger Howard Stone October 11, 2017 2:20 PM  

@Ingot9455, well the presence of sin would imply that Christ reality governs this world as it does ours. When Christians are saved their sins are blotted out, that being said, how can Soul Sight see the sins of those who's sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus. He must just see them like covered in blood or something like that, just saying.

Anonymous Avalanche October 11, 2017 2:26 PM  

Please pass on my amazed, delighted, and grateful congratulations to the 'father' (I assume it's a guy? Forgive me, "mom," if it's not!) of Soulsight! Just the wee tidbits of info shared here make him SO attractive; I can't wait to learn his story and see what he does! FANtastic!!

Anonymous Avalanche October 11, 2017 2:29 PM  

@20 > I am given to understand that only 500k will assure long-term success....
And if you reach that, they'll move to $1M. They're so predictable.

Hey! DIdn't some guy just write a BOOK about that?!? Something about 'Doubling Down'? Was it a cardshark book?

Anonymous Avalanche October 11, 2017 2:34 PM  

@52 "Interested in collecting responses to press release?
https://twitter.com/robsalk/status/918140145131388929"

Did yah archive it before you mentioned it? Cause it's long gone now!

Blogger Azure Amaranthine October 11, 2017 2:57 PM  

"Assuming his power is literally what his name is. That would be both useful and horrifying depending on who you gaze upon."

And that's assuming that he can't see things like angels and demons, many of which could roll, laughing, over most of the Ctuthlu Mythos.

Blogger tweell October 11, 2017 3:04 PM  

Would there be a way to purchase the second novel? I'm in for the comics and the first novel, but not seeing a way to get the second.

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 3:05 PM  

Yeah, we'll get that up there soon.

Blogger pdwalker October 11, 2017 3:29 PM  

Read VD's three books in his "war in heaven'" serious.

The first was a bit simple, but the next two improve considerably.

Blogger pdwalker October 11, 2017 3:36 PM  

Apologies for only supporting at the $30 level, but it looks like I have more to spend my money on soon enough.

If this this an example of losing, I hope you never need to win

Anonymous Killua October 11, 2017 4:03 PM  

So much win!!!

Wait until I get a tablet, some free time, and start making and posting lots of fanart. Then this will get even bigger.

I know I have said this many times but it will happen!

Anonymous EdwinBoyette October 11, 2017 4:15 PM  

#ComicGate is shaping up to be Gamergate all over again. There is a Comic Artist who is now doing a Bob Ross style show on YouTube, Ethan Van Sciever, who is getting cry-bullied by some of the Marvel Folks including Dan Slott. Someone was tweeting fairly direct threats at Sciever yesterday, and Slott was trying to shame/bully Sciever for his associations.

Probably the same sort of folks who are trying to call Chuck Dixon a "Nazi" now.

The Social Justice Jihadi's just won't stop - they parasite everything, and try to stamp out any dissent or differing opinion - like they are some sort of Cultist weirdoes.

Sciever looks like a legitimately decent principled person:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqTEk86a0qY

I don't think some of the decent folks have realized the SJWs are never going to stop.

Anonymous Wendy October 11, 2017 4:38 PM  

Will people be able to add on after the campaign is done?

Blogger VD October 11, 2017 4:42 PM  

Will people be able to add on after the campaign is done?

For some things. Rebel figurines and so forth. But the custom hardcovers will only go to the original backers, so if you want them, get them now. Otherwise, it will be the standard hardcover.

Blogger Brad Matthews October 11, 2017 4:44 PM  

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Blogger Brad Matthews October 11, 2017 4:47 PM  

It's tempting to put up 1500 to create "Goalpost" The SJW villain that is impossible to hit.

Blogger James Dixon October 11, 2017 5:02 PM  

> Wait until I get a tablet,

I assume you mean a drawing tablet?

https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-CTL490DW-Digital-Drawing-Graphics/dp/B010LHRFM2
https://www.amazon.com/Huion-Inches-Tablet-Graphics-Drawing/dp/B00DTPYWBG

Less than $25 for the Huion. It's fairly small, but for fan art it should suffice.

Blogger Raben Wulf October 11, 2017 5:27 PM  

@85 @79

That's way too small, even for fan art imo. The best reason to get the cheaper wacoms is (aside from the drivers) the software you can get bundled with it.

As such I would recommend the wacom intuos 3D: http://a.co/9fyAVbs
- Its Medium sized (ideal size)
- Comes with a copy of ZbrushCore (retails on its own for $150)

2D software can be found for free via Krita, mypaint, medibang or $30 for Clip Studio Paint. Alternatively, PS is just $10 a month.

Anonymous Killua October 11, 2017 5:54 PM  

I am saving for this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Cintiq-Creative-Tablet-DTH1300K/dp/B00U2K20H4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1507758707&sr=1-1&keywords=wacom+13hd+touch

Blogger The Observer October 11, 2017 6:03 PM  

Pace is picking up again. 104.5k at the point of typing.

Methinks the press release did some good, eh?

Blogger Raben Wulf October 11, 2017 6:21 PM  

@87 Killua

I have one of those, first gen model. Also a 20wsx and handful of Intuos pro tablets. I was not impressed with the 13HD tablets, if the goal is to draw on a screen... just save up for the 22hd, otherwise stick to a normal tablet. Just some friendly advice coming from experience. I find myself using a normal tablet over the cintiqs I own 90% of the time.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 11, 2017 6:40 PM  

Raben Wulf wrote:@87 Killua

I have one of those, first gen model. Also a 20wsx and handful of Intuos pro tablets. I was not impressed with the 13HD tablets, if the goal is to draw on a screen... just save up for the 22hd, otherwise stick to a normal tablet. Just some friendly advice coming from experience. I find myself using a normal tablet over the cintiqs I own 90% of the time.


+1

Anonymous Just another commenter October 11, 2017 8:20 PM  

I think the Infogalactic Superhero page is going to need some updating.

OpenID charlesperez October 11, 2017 8:43 PM  

3 hardbacks for me.

Blogger James Dixon October 11, 2017 9:01 PM  

> As such I would recommend the wacom intuos 3D: http://a.co/9fyAVbs

If he's ever looking to go professional, you're probably right. On the other hand, if he's saving up for a $1K model $25 is throw away money in comparison and he could be drawing in the meantime.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 11, 2017 9:13 PM  

James Dixon wrote:> As such I would recommend the wacom intuos 3D: http://a.co/9fyAVbs

If he's ever looking to go professional, you're probably right. On the other hand, if he's saving up for a $1K model $25 is throw away money in comparison and he could be drawing in the meantime.


Unfortunately, that is probably $25 thrown away. The drawing area of those tablets is too small, whether pro or fan art. You usually need a 6x9 (ok) or a 9x12 (better) to effectively map to the screen.

The $169 investment while saving for a touch-sensitive monitor is best if you want to get going with drawing quickly and not be frustrated with the experience.

Concur with Raben Wolf that the tablet beats the monitor, hands down. I'd recommend buying the 9x11 for $169, get used to the feel, draw up a storm, then later on try out a monitor (if available) before purchasing.

Blogger SteelPalm October 11, 2017 9:35 PM  

Been busy as hell recently, but wanted to drop in and offer my sincerest congratulations, Vox. When you first announced it, Alt Hero sounded like a good idea, but $100,000 proves that it's a great one. Getting a highly respected, accomplished veteran like Dixon on board is even better.

Also, that is one legitimately awesome press release. You're clearly getting better and better at them.

Anonymous Jack October 11, 2017 10:00 PM  

I'm so glad Vox & Co. are doing this AltHero project. I grew up on comics and hate what they've become. Years ago I tried to look into alternatives to DC and Marvel. I heard that Frank Frazetta worked with a small company started by Glenn Danzig, so I checked them out. Literally satanic porn nonsense.

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Anonymous Killua October 12, 2017 12:46 AM  

@89 "I have one of those, first gen model. Also a 20wsx and handful of Intuos pro tablets. I was not impressed with the 13HD tablets, if the goal is to draw on a screen... just save up for the 22hd, otherwise stick to a normal tablet."

Thanks for the advice. I will consider that one instead.

@96 "Years ago I tried to look into alternatives to DC and Marvel."

Do you like anime/manga? Masterpieces like Berserk, Hunter x Hunter or Attack on Titan are better than most comics out there.

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot October 12, 2017 5:47 AM  

Does Avalon look like Dallas with a Space Needle in it?

I ask because cities of despair that require heroes look better with gigantic hypodermic needles in the middle of them. :-)

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 12, 2017 6:25 AM  

Death Ray wrote:This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Ah, so cute. Appears an old friend is pining for Vox's attention.

Anonymous Anonymous October 13, 2017 10:36 AM  

Silly thought, could someone do such on Thingiverse (action figures/figurines?). Might be a nice promo, would need permission of author of course.

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