Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Robot 13: Colossus! Issue 2


Robot-13 returns to battle a Phoenix
and continue his journey of self-discovery!

BUTLER, NJ (September, 2009) – One of the most talked-about indy comics of the year is back! On October 16th, the eagerly awaited second issue of R13 (aka ROBOT 13) will ship to comic book retailers and fans who preorder copies.

When the first issue was initially announced, the response was overwhelming. The story of a skull-headed robot with an irresistible instinct to battle mythological creatures captured the imaginations of comic book fans the world over. The ensuing coverage was widespread, well beyond the expectations of its co-creators, writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford.

“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” said Hall. “We have been interviewed by reporters from websites in Germany and Australia, seen our book raved about by Spanish and Portuguese comic reviewers and magazines in Canada and the UK have done pieces on Robot 13.”

The comic has also become a favorite among some famous folks in the realm of fantasy.

“We have gotten feedback from world renowned authors, top Hollywood executives and established comic book artists alike and all of it has been pretty positive,” added Hall.

Publishing under the name “Blacklist Studios,” Hall and Bradford distributed the comic book directly via a live appearance at New York’s MoCCA Fest as well as personally supplying retailers and fulfilling orders from individual readers. With interviews, reviews and publicity on such high-profile websites as Rue Morgue, SFX Magazine, MTV Splash Page and Ain't It Cool News, Blacklist managed to achieve 90% sell-through on issue #1. Now, R13 returns with a second thrilling issue, packed with even more action and intrigue!

In “Colossus Part 2,” Robot 13’s quest to discover who he is goes on as he continues his journey with the fishermen who found him. Seeing only fragments of his past, the robot warrior desperately tries to remember where he came from and why he feels compelled to battle mythological creatures of destruction. With R13 aboard, you can be sure there’s rough sailing ahead… and this time, it’s in the form of a Phoenix! This ravaging battle provides just a taste of what’s ahead for our intrepid hero, as a diabolical figure watches from the shadows… and isn’t happy that monsters keep dying!

Writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford continue the saga of their creation, and as an added bonus for their fans, this issue includes pulse-pounding pin-ups from fan-favorite artists Tom “Cemetery Blues” Boatwright, A.P. “Heavy Metal” Furtado, Daniel “Monster Commute” Davis and Todd “Robot Frank’s Life” Webb. Also included are not one but two covers – the front cover by Daniel Bradford and a bonus fully-painted back cover by Jeff “Mecha Manga Bible Heroes” Slemons!

Newsarama’s Jeff Marsick has called R13 the “best comic of 2009” – order your copy today and find out why! R13 #2 is a 32-page, full-color comic book retailing for $3.99 US. It ships October 16, 2009.

More information about ROBOT-13 and other Blacklist Studios titles can be found on the internet at www.blackliststudios.com. Readers can also visit the ROBOT-13 MySpace page at www.myspace/robotthirteen.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Oh, the things you can find on Twitter...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Mid-Summer Day's Dream

As I mentioned recently, I will be appearing at the Big Apple Con October 16-18, but I will also make another show appearance in October. On Saturday, October 10th, I will be at the "Mid-Summer's Day Comic Book Show," a charity event for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, which provides Hospice and Palliative care for patients in West Orange, New Jersey. Paul Castiglia and I will be at the show, and I will have copies of Robot 13 as well as Mecha Manga Bible Heroes available. It's going to be a fun day and the cause is important.

Stop by, and maybe you'll even find out why the "Mid Summer's Day" show takes place in Autumn!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Secret Agent Man

Comicnews.info is a great site; They are awesome simply because they live up to their name. Check them out and you will find all the comic news and info your little fanboy heart desires...

Daniel and I recently did an interview for them with Steven Surman~ it was great to talking to him, and he really brought out some great stuff from us. While there aren't any spoilers for future issues of Robot 13, you will get some great insight into the series by simply reading the interview here.

Today's image is a fantastic pin-up from our good friend Todd Webb which will appear in Robot 13 issue 2...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Big Apple Con~ Blackist Strikes Back!

I have gotten a few emails of late asking if Blacklist Studios was going to do any more convention appearances in 2009...

Yes! Daniel and I will be doing the Big Apple Con, October 16th through the 18th. We will have a whole bunch of stuff, and it will be Daniel's last East Coast appearance of 2009 so please come over and say hello!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Back In Black!

Yes, it's been a while, but I am back in the blogging game. Robot 13 issue 2 will be out in a few weeks, and I know there will be a great many things to talk to you about in the meantime...

Today, Rue Morgue issue 93 hit the stands, and Robot 13 got a very nice full page from them in their Blood in Four Colors section. Run out and get a copy at your local bookstore chain- it's a great magazine & it's nice to see Robot 13 getting more mainstream coverage...