Tagged: Lone Justice

Monday Mix-Up: Wayne Manor For Rent

In Lone Justice, we presented the story of a superhero whose millionaire secret identity fell on hard times during what is politely termed an economic downturn. Well, according to this vacation rental listing on Trip Advisor, Lone Justice isn’t the only fellow having problems:

Situated in the grand expanse of the Thomas and Martha Wayne estate on the outskirts of Gotham City, Wayne Manor welcomes guests with centuries-old charm combined with the very latest technological amenities to ensure your stay is as memorable as the day your parents died.

Relax in the misty gray sunshine on the spacious greens for a damp stroll in the afternoon, or in the event of clear skies enjoy a cocktail at your choice of either Olympic-sized swimming pools. In the evening, retire from your day of sun or drizzle into the renown Wayne Library, its towering walls lined with original printings ranging from classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the latest reflections upon Jungian psychological individualization theory. Please note that vistors traveling with busts of family members should be advised not to leave them on display near any large windows, as such statuettes have been known to attract some of the more aggressive–however stately and noble!–nocturnal wildlife of the manor grounds.

Our one-man hospitality staff allows Wayne Manor to remain affordable for any guest budget; there’s no need to be world-travelling celebrity photojournalist or the daughter of an Arabian mystic to enjoy a luxurious weekend with us!

And at only $2000 a week, it’s within almost anybody’s price range. We know where we’re spending the High Holy Days…

Dark Horse announces ‘Skultar’

There’s something about barbarian swordsmen that lends itself to parody that can often outstrip the original– think Cerebus, Groo, and Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson. And now we have Skultar, a new comic from M. J. Butler (Munden’s Bar)  and Eisner Award–winning artist Mark Wheatley (EZ StreetLone JusticeMars) appearing in Dark Horse Presents #7, on sale this December.

In an age before recorded history, in a brutal world ruled by myth, magic, and monsters, a hero rises to fight for the oppressed.

His name is Skultar.

Unfortunately, he dies shortly after our story begins . . .

In his place, another rises up to be mistaken for Skultar, to claim the riches and reputation his legend brings. Similar to Skultar in strength, and nothing else, he nevertheless must stumble his way through his adventures, aided by Skultar’s right-hand man. If Skultar’s enemies ever find out he’s an impostor, nothing would stop them from imposing their dark rule over all the lands.

Born into slavery, trained as a warrior, it is his destiny to rule a kingdom by his own hand.

It’s just a stolen destiny.

Mark Wheatley takes his parody seriously. “I think the best humor grows out of a true love for the source material—and I’ve been a fan of Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, C. L. Moore, and sword-and-sorcery stories for half an epoch! That doesn’t mean I can’t see where it gets silly! And trust me, Skultar is where it gets silly!”

Baltimore Comicon News: Harvey Ballots to Close, Exclusive Lone Justice Cover

Baltimore Comicon News: Harvey Ballots to Close, Exclusive Lone Justice Cover

Attendees of this year’s Baltimore Comic Con are privy to a pair of treats like no other. First off, Mark Wheatley and Robert Tinnell’s pulpy masterpiece, Lone Justice, will be on sale, with a special exclusive cover and signature plate for the con. Mark, Robert, and editor Mike Gold will be on hand to lend their John Hancock’s to the fifty limited edition copies that will be on hand. Make sure you’re one of the lucky ones to get a hold of this special book!

For those of you who know Lone Justice, know it’s prequel of course, EZ Street. But did you know EZ Street was itself a Harvey nominated Graphic Novel? Speaking of the Harveys (how’s that for a segue, ma!), this years award ballots are due Saturday, August 7th. The Harvey Awards will be unveiled Saturday, August 28th, at a banquet at the Baltimore Comic Con. This is the awards fifth year, hosted this time by webcomic creator extraordinaire Scott Kurtz, who’s really pushing for an award this year.

Final ballots are available online here. The final nominees for this year include JH Williams III, Frank Quitely, Guy Davis, Robert Crumb, Mark Waid, Robert Kirkman, Geoff Johns, and more. For a complete list of the nominees, simply click the link above, to go the Harvey Awards site directly.

We’ll see you in Baltimore!

Reminder: Order ‘Lone Justice’ Volume 1 at your comic store today! Now with retailer incentives!

Reminder: Order ‘Lone Justice’ Volume 1 at your comic store today! Now with retailer incentives!

Tis the season to order Lone Justice, Volume 1— so do it today when you go to the comics store! Tell them that you want it, and to make sure they order it!

And for retailers: If you order 3 copies of Lone Justice TPB, you’ll get one free copy of Frankenstein Mobster Book 1: Made Man
TPB ($19.99 retail value). Order 6 copies of Lone Justice TPB, and get one free hand-drawn Mark Wheatley sketch.


LONE JUSTICE, VOLUME 1 – Coming in September!
Robert Tinnell, Mark Wheatley (writer) . Mark Wheatley (art & cover)

He’s been the city’s greatest champion, battling tirelessly to keep us safe from harm. But what could spell the end for Lone Justice? What could destroy the hero of the century? In the days of the Great Depression, a man born to wealth and power finds himself fighting injured and disillusioned against evil, authority, and the law. When a man loses everything he discovers what he stands for. A violent, gut-wrenching tale for our time!

Trade paperback, Full Color, 140 pages, $19.99

Printed by IDW Publishing

LONE JUSTICE Volume 1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (now available).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL100357.

In Stores Now: ‘EZ Street’ trade paperback

In Stores Now: ‘EZ Street’ trade paperback

It had completely slipped our mind to tell people that the print collection of EZ Street came out in stores last Wednesday, but then we saw this rave review from Scoop:

Both Tinnell and Wheatley are at the top of their game in EZ Street.
They neither pull their punches nor strike out at things in an
unwarranted fashion. Instead they pull back the curtains and offer
rather unvarnished look into the world of entertainment creators who are
also brothers….

This one has been a long time coming, but we are very glad to finally
see the Harvey Award-nominated graphic novel by Robert Tinnell and Mark
Wheatley finally in print in a regular edition. EZ Street, which
is hands down one of the most insightful and honest works we’ve read
about the frustration that comes with life as a creator,  is the story
of two brothers and their struggles, ambitions, and dreams.

While Wheatley has touched on elements in this story previously in a
very different way with Radical Dreamer, this reads like it was
both new ground and familiar territory to both of them at the same
time. It was one of the best stories we read the year they finished it
online, and now that it’s in print we’re willing to that it’s one of the
best graphic novels we’ve read this year, too… if not the
best.

If you didn’t pick it up in stores last week, you can do it this week, or you can always pick it up at Amazon. And don’t forget about the sideways sequel, Lone Justice.

‘Lone Justice: Crash!’ wraps up today in a double-sized finale

‘Lone Justice: Crash!’ wraps up today in a double-sized finale

It may be a skip week for the rest of the comics industry, but not here at ComicMix, where we bring you the conclusion of a story over a year in the telling!

Read the giant-sized finale of Lone Justice: Crash! by Robert Tinnell and Mark Wheatley right now!

Or if you’re just joining us, start at the beginning!

And if you want to read it in paper, the first issue of Lone Justice will be coming out from IDW in February, followed by a trade paperback of the Harvey-nominated EZ Street in March!

Oeming & Wheatley’s Mortal Gods Debuts In Baltimore!

Oeming & Wheatley’s Mortal Gods Debuts In Baltimore!

The long-awaited graphic novel Hammer Of The Gods: Mortal Enemy
by Mike (Powers) Oeming and Mark Wheatley will be debuting at this week’s Baltimore Comic-Con. All three will be available at the Insight Studios booth, #1911.

Furthermore, the remaining 70 copies of the Lone Justice ashcan edition will also be available. Serialized here on ComicMix, Lone Justice will begin its ten-part run from IDW/ComicMix in December.

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be this Saturday and Sunday at the mammoth Baltimore Convention Center along the waterfront.

“We’ve received tremendous fan feedback from the online incarnation of Lone Justice: Crash, and I really enjoy the immediacy of it,” Wheatley said. “This ashcan is the first time any of this material will see print, and that brings an excitement all its own.” TInnell will also be at the Comic-Con, joining Oeming and Wheatley at the Insight Comics booth.

Lone Justice: Crash! is the second time Wheatley and Tinnell have teamed up for a ComicMix serialization. Their first effort, EZ Street, the tale of two creative brothers, was nominated for a Harvey Award. It also contained a comic-within-a-comic aspect, as it featured Lone Justice as one creation of its central characters. Despite the obvious connection between the tales, however, both graphic novels can be enjoyed entirely independently from the other.

Being a superhero isn’t just dangerous work, it’s also very expensive. Imagine a recession-era Batman without Bruce Wayne’s fortune or Iron Man without Tony’s Stark’s billions. Their respective crime-fighting enterprises would be very different – or perhaps all together grind to a halt – if their money was to simply disappear. Just like many Americans in the past year, that’s exactly what has happened to Lone Justice, the pulp-style action-adventure hero created by Wheatley (Breathtaker, Mars) and writer Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes, Sight Unseen). Our hero experienced the devastating financial loss of the Great Depression, but he didn’t lose his drive to keep fighting crime…regardless of the consequences.

“Given our title, Lone Justice: Crash!, it was difficult to resist calling this the Lone Justice: Crashcan, but life is confusing enough as it is,” Wheatley laughed. “So, c’mon by the booth and pick up of the Lone Justice: Crash! Ashcan!”

‘Lone Justice: Crash!’ Ashcan at San Diego Comic-Con

‘Lone Justice: Crash!’ Ashcan at San Diego Comic-Con

Fans who want to sample the action, grit and intrigue of Lone Justice on the printed page for the
first time will be able to find it in the form of a limited edition,
full-color ashcan available exclusively at the Insight Studios Group booth at
Comic-Con International: San Diego, Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 26,
2009.

With a print of just 200 copies, the full-color, limited
edition contains the first 24 pages of Lone
Justice: Crash!
, setting the stage for the epic adventure through the
action and turmoil that follow. With a cover price of $10, it is signed and
numbered by writer-artist Mark Wheatley, who will be at the Insight Studios Group booth at the
convention. Copies will be sold on a first come, first served basis at booth
#2308 in the Independent Press Pavilion.

“We’ve received tremendous fan feedback from the online
incarnation of Lone Justice: Crash,
and I really enjoy the immediacy of it,” Wheatley said. “This ashcan is the
first time any of this material will see print, and that brings an excitement
all its own.”

Lone Justice: Crash!
is the second time Wheatley and Tinnell have teamed up for a ComicMix
serialization. Their first effort, EZ
Street
, the tale of two creative brothers, was nominated for a Harvey
Award. It also contained a comic-within-a-comic aspect, as it featured Lone
Justice as one creation of its central characters. Despite the obvious
connection between the tales, however, both graphic novels can be enjoyed
entirely independently from the other.

Being a superhero isn’t just dangerous work, it’s also very expensive. Imagine a recession-era
Batman without Bruce Wayne’s fortune or Iron Man without Tony’s Stark’s
billions. Their respective crime-fighting enterprises would be very different –
or perhaps all together grind to a halt – if their money was to simply
disappear. Just like many Americans in the past year, that’s exactly
what has happened to Lone Justice, the pulp-style action-adventure hero created
by Wheatley (Breathtaker,
Mars) and writer Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes, Sight Unseen). Our hero experienced the devastating financial loss of
the Great Depression, but he didn’t lose his drive to keep fighting
crime…regardless of the consequences.

“Given
our title, Lone Justice: Crash!, it was difficult to resist calling this the Lone Justice: Crashcan, but life is
confusing enough as it is,” Wheatley laughed. “So, c’mon by the booth at
Comic-Con and pick up of the Lone
Justice: Crash! Ashcan
!”