Monday, August 06, 2018

Alt★Hero #3: Reprisal

Alt★Hero #3: Reprisal is now on Amazon. Kindle and KU editions are available.

Michael Martel and the mysterious Immotus have freed Shiloh Summers from the UN's Superhuman Protective Council, but now Security Director Kulkarni is determined to track them down. So when SPC agents take her mother and father into custody as official persons of interest, Shiloh and her new friends face a difficult choice: fight to free them or find another way to convince the SPC to let them go.

From the first reviews:
  • Every issue of this series is improving on the last. 
  • Been following this latest insurgency in the culture war with mild interest. But they finally got me actually hooked. Art quality has jumped up a notch or three, and the story is starting to go somewhere. 
  • Better than Civil War! Even at their best, back in the old days when Marvel and DC delved into politics and social commentary, they were not as gripping and thought-provoking as this! 
  • Story is AAA! This one was freakin' goooooood! Best yet of the Arkhaven comics releases. Already, after a total of four issues in this universe (3 Alt-Hero, one Avalon) we're starting to see an interconnected web. The plot is racing ahead. These characters, these stories, this setting... It is going to be big. Huge. Epic.
  • This is writing one hardly sees in comics anymore, and it's a slice of awesome. I thought issue 2 was good, but this in many ways is better. And once again, stellar artwork.
One note for backers: the credits page of the backer editions that first went out does NOT have the correct name of the next issue. It turned out that we were considerably further along on a different issue, so the name of Issue #4 is THE WAR IN PARIS.

The inaugural ARKSTREAM also contains a quick look at some of Arkhaven's future plans. As for Issue #3, it looks as if we're off to a good start. Three of the top four bestsellers in the category, and four of the top ten, are from Arkhaven. Thanks for your strong support!

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Blogger James Dixon August 06, 2018 8:55 AM  

Hmm. Enter post. Error screen. Refresh and it say "Your comment was published", but no comment. :(

Gmail was thoroughly messed up last night too, so I suspect it's just Google being Google.

Anyway, I agree this is the best issue thus far, but I expect even better to come.

Blogger dtungsten August 06, 2018 9:00 AM  

How is that Ms. Marvel anywhere in the top anything, let alone #1?

Blogger The Observer August 06, 2018 9:18 AM  

Don't miss the initial ARKSTREAM starting at 9 AM Eastern on the Darkstream channel.

Now this promises to be interesting.

How is that Ms. Marvel anywhere in the top anything, let alone #1?

Inertia. It's up to us to generate enough friction to slow it to a dead stop.

Blogger John Bradley August 06, 2018 9:19 AM  

That full-page reveal of Rebel's costume... godDAMN!

And it's nice to see Anne Barnhardt's AR15 getting some modeling gigs!

Blogger Dr. J August 06, 2018 9:21 AM  

This issue was terrific, and represents a great leap forward for the team. Writers and artists are making tremendous progress telling a story in this medium. There were improvements across the board. Expecting the sound of crickets from the usual naysayers.

Only downside - with Alt-Hero becoming a comic juggernaut, we may never see a completed Sea of Skulls. Vox will be too busy directing the Rebel and Hammer movies.

Blogger The Mad Dad August 06, 2018 9:31 AM  

When are the paperback trilogy omnibus's from the Freestrtr going to be sent out? Looking forward to this.

Blogger tuberman August 06, 2018 9:33 AM  

Very nice, will read today.

Blogger VD August 06, 2018 9:36 AM  

When are the paperback trilogy omnibus's from the Freestrtr going to be sent out?

Never. THE OMNIBUSES CONSIST OF SIX ISSUES. So, we are not going to send out an omnibus when we have only produced THREE issues.

Blogger qualitycontrol August 06, 2018 9:42 AM  

Is there a chance for the Castalia Bookstore to ship to Germany? doesn't to sell the paperback versions or asks for a markup for everything but Alt-Hero #1.

Blogger The Observer August 06, 2018 9:55 AM  

Expecting the sound of crickets from the usual naysayers.

Actually, the goalposts have moved again. Now it's "Vox's comics aren't in stores! He doesn't have market share! Failure Failure! Doom!"

Blogger James Dixon August 06, 2018 10:00 AM  

Downloaded backer copy and read last night. Read via Kindle Unlimited just now.

Blogger VD August 06, 2018 10:06 AM  

Is there a chance for the Castalia Bookstore to ship to Germany?

More than a chance. Shipping to the UK and Europe is coming in October or November.

Now it's "Vox's comics aren't in stores! He doesn't have market share! Failure Failure! Doom!"

They really have no idea what is going to hit them this fall. You can tell they are gammas, because they think every success or failure is immediate. And they have no idea how it happens; a smarter observer who wasn't just focused on anklebiting would wonder how I can predict what a multi-billion dollar global distribution company is going to be doing in three months.

Blogger MendoScot August 06, 2018 10:11 AM  

Loved it. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Blogger Shimshon August 06, 2018 10:29 AM  

Vox, soon you too will be accused of colluding with Russia in furtherance of Arkhaven's triumphs. I might actually get tired of the combined GEOTUS and Arkhaven winning. Will let you know.

Blogger Dave August 06, 2018 10:42 AM  

Arkstream, I like it. Maybe I'll watch tonight's Arkstream in my Airstream.

But seriously people, don't miss this issue of Alt★Hero. You don't want to be that guy, do you?

Blogger Wade Wilson August 06, 2018 10:42 AM  

As a backed I'm very pleased with Reprisal, the first two issues were ok but this is when Alt-Hero really picked up for me, it is the best of the 3 and it seems most people feel that way. It felt immersed in the story in the first few pages and when I reached the end I couldn't believe it was over, now I want more.

I think the phasing, the coloring and even the art keep getting better and better, I can't wait to see what comes next

Blogger Cliff Mccrary August 06, 2018 10:45 AM  

When is the physical copy expected to be released?

Blogger SouthRon August 06, 2018 10:48 AM  

Johnny Walker Red? Heelarious.

In the next episode Rebel sips Champagne in Paris while packing a Glock.

Blogger Uncle John's Band August 06, 2018 10:57 AM  

The Q idea is fantastic. One of the big things that Silver Age nostalgists miss is that 60’s comics were written for a much younger audience. There is a 'chasing the dragon' type impossibility in adult fans seeking the same entertainment that first drew them to comics. Arkhaven wisely seeks to build a new younger audience (along with some older hands who’ve been sucked back in) and linking with Q is looks like catching lightning for Gen Z synergy.

Blogger tihald August 06, 2018 11:23 AM  

Any updates on the RPG or is there a source for info?

Blogger Jonathon Davies August 06, 2018 11:38 AM  

Excellent. Best issue yet.

Blogger VD August 06, 2018 12:13 PM  

Any updates on the RPG or is there a source for info?

Just what is on DevGame.

Blogger Remonstrances August 06, 2018 12:21 PM  

I loved this one.

I don't even like comics. Well , I didn't. I just backed it because, well, needs of the culture war and all that.

But now I can't wait for the next one. Funny, that. :-)

Blogger Longtime Lurker August 06, 2018 12:57 PM  

Alt Hero Q? That could work.

Blogger Bobiojimbo August 06, 2018 1:13 PM  

Tis good, and I'm enjoying the story. I still like Rebel Dead Revenge more, and its issue 3 is also good. Keep up the good work!

Blogger MendoScot August 06, 2018 3:46 PM  

Johnny Walker Red? Heelarious.

I can't believe I missed that. Watching sports and sipping whisky just seemed so natural...

Blogger Longtime Lurker August 06, 2018 4:45 PM  

The 2018 Dragon Award Ballot came out today.

Chicago Typewriter made the cut.

Blogger Dave August 06, 2018 4:51 PM  

Well, yeah, from Dark Legion Comics

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 06, 2018 4:54 PM  

Love it as I do RDR.

Blogger James Dixon August 06, 2018 8:42 PM  

> Chicago Typewriter made the cut.

As well it should have. IMO, it's the best comic of the batch so far. I think Alt*Hero will eventually surpass it, but it hasn't yet.

Blogger korbin ransley August 07, 2018 12:56 PM  

Happy to have received the digital copy. Thank you 8^)

Blogger Amazing Quotes August 10, 2018 4:08 AM  

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Blogger losemoneyfast August 11, 2018 3:55 PM  

just finished AH#3, good stuff. I admit I am not interested in comics and initially picked it up to support the Arkhaven effort. But now I am genuinely looking forward to #4, and am going to start on Quantum Mortis now.

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