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Tommy #1 (Limited to ONLY 200)
Writer: John Ulloa / Al Bondiga
Art: Juan Navarro

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Writer: John Ulloa
Art: Ulises Carpintero – Greg Navasa
Cover Art: Jeff Dekal

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Creature Entertainment has given InvestComics the red hot Tommy #1 variant to give to a lucky fan! This comic has already sold on Ebay for more than $100! Cover art/interior art: Juan Navarro, story by John Ulloa & Al Bondiga.

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We will announce a winner in the InvestComics Hot Picks #419 article on April 15, 2016 (tax day!)  Good luck to everyone!!

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Spider-Man Deadpool #3

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Mockingbird #1

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Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1 – This Disney comic will not only be great, but the Skottie Young variant will probably sell out too.

Spider-Man Deadpool #3 – Mercs For Money make their first appearance in this series. InvestComics gave fans a heads up on this group a little while ago, right HERE, HERE and HERE. Each time giving fans the first appearances of the members in Mercs For Money. A team and individuals to watch out for.

Mockingbird #1 – Newcomers Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk bring fans a new series. We wait with bated breath for this series to deliver the goods. Which we think will.

Samurai #1 – From Titan Comics is sold out.

Action Comics #50 – Aaron Kuder provides the cover to the Savage Dawn pre-finale. We love this cover. 

Here are the rest of the comics that appeared on this past week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #414 (Click the link to read now!).

Fantastic Four #67

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Marvel Premiere #1

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Logan’s Run #6 (1977) 9.0 – IC 100 Club Pick

Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980)

Fantastic Four #67 (1967)

Marvel Premiere #1 (1972)

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Spider-Gwen #6

All-New Wolverine #6

New Suicide Squad #18

Detective Comics #50

Jupiter’s Circle #4

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Tommy #1

Elasticator #1

Henchgirl #5

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Marvel Team-Up #95

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Voracious #2

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Aw Yeah Comics Action Cat #1

Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3

Gutter Magic #3

Heroes Godsend #1

Power Button #0

Baker Street Peculiars #1

Street Fighter V The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash #1

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Each week InvestComics seeks out a comic(s) on Ebay for $100 or less and then brings it to the attention of our fans. We call it IC 100 Club Pick. The idea is to get a great book at a great price. We do not own nor are we selling these comics. The comics are found by a random process. We do not know the ebay seller(s), nor are we promoting the Ebay seller. Any knowing from the Ebay seller of InvestComics or its affiliates in purely coincidental. (See disclaimer for more details).

IC 100 Club Pick: Logan’s Run #6 (1977) 9.0. If you’re a Thanos fan you’ll know exactly what this comic brings. A backup story appears in this comic and it happens to be the first ever Thanos solo story. A story from Scott Edelman and Michael Zeck. This nice grade will only cost you $66.99. If you’re a Thanos fan and a big Thanos speculator, this book is for you.

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Marvel Team-Up #95

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Mockingbird #1

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Mockingbird #1 Afu Chan

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All New Wolverine #6

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Mockingbird #1 will be an interesting book from different vantage points. First, the character itself. Although Marvel is literally screaming in the solicit that we “DEMANDED IT!” we’re quite sure in actuality, in real life, we probably were not demanding it, but hey Mockingbird is a character within the comic book realm rarely looked at as a major character, If ever really. Not taking away from the potential of bad as* she can probably deliver in her own series, it’s just all so…..new. And it would be nice to get a deeper scope of a character that is making her way on the television series right now. As for the creative team. Best selling author (that’s books with no pictures in them) Chelsea Cain will scribe her third comic book ever. The first was a Mockingbird story, naturally and her second was a Hellboy story. Very new blood here and that’s a great thing. Maybe add a different flavor to this particular series and character we haven’t read yet. Moving onto the artist; Kate Niemczyk. Kate is so new that she has no penciling credits we can find. Nothing in the data basis. So we’re looking at a possible first published work here. All and all, a new rookie creative team may bring a bolt of life into this character not seen before. Keep an ear to the ground on this series. If word gets out that this series is bringing it, Mockingbird #1 will be a keeper. One more thing. A semi-newcomer does a fantastic action variant cover; Afu Chan. Check it out.
Mockingbird first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #95 (1980) with a Frank Miller/Bob McLeod cover.
Mr. Cosmic Jim Starlin returns to Marvel with a new Cosmic story, Infinity Entity #1. The story centers around Adam Warlock. As any fan of InvestComics already knows, we have been a buyer for many years on anything Adam Warlock. Adam’s first appearance as “HIM” was in Fantastic Four #67 (1967). His first appearance as Warlock was in Marvel Premiere #1 (1972). Both of these comics and anything in-between are solid comics to own. This all said, having Jim back into the mix again is a good thing. He never disappoints and always delivers great storytelling. Alan Davis will provide the art and the Marco Rudy variant is sweet. Yes, all around a definite pick up this week.

Not only will Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1 be a fantastic story, but Skottie Young is doing his thing with the variant cover. It’ll be sold out in no time.

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Action Comics #50 Martin Ansin cover

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Action Comics #50

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New Suicide Squad #18

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Detective Comics #50

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InvestComics gave fans a heads up about Deadpool’s team Mercs For Money right HERE, HERE and HERE. Lots of first appearances in there! Now comes Spider-Man Deadpool #3. Guess who makes their first appearance in this series? Yep, Mercs For Money! Not only will the Mercs For Money be a team of serious validity eventually, but the Spider-Man Deadpool comic series will be one of longevity. Get the early issues now before they are in demand later on. Click HERE for all available Spider-Man/Deadpool comics on Ebay.
Some serious eye candy coming from Spider-Gwen #6. A Cap cover from Robbi Rodriguez and a variant Women Of Power Cover from Emanuela Lupacchino. And speaking of the Women Of Power covers, All-New Wolverine #6, Vanessa Del Rey cover is sold out. 

Marvel Premiere #1

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Fantastic Four #67

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Spider-Man Deadpool #3

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Infinity Entity #1

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New Suicide Squad #18 will come with a Tony Daniel Batman V Superman variant cover. It’s sold out.

DC’s Savage Dawn story line will be coming to a close very soon. The pre-finale Aaron Kuder Action Comics #50 cover is simply outstanding. And It looks like DC will be going with polybag Batman v Superman variant covers this week. We love the ‘ripped’ out eyes with the title of the comic. Detective Comics #50 will don the ripped eye cover as well. Great stuff here.

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Mark Millar will introduce a new villain in Jupiter’s Circle #4 (Image Comics).
Writers John Ulloa and Al Bondiga, along with artist Juan Navarro bring us a story about a sadistic killer rabbit that only a 7 year old knows about. Sounds like fun! Get Tommy #1 from Creature Entertainment. One of the variants is sold out. If the Elasticator #1 (Scout Comics) cover is any indication on what is going on inside the comic, we are all in. Mikey from Brooklyn on that cover. Yes, more please. Scout Comics also delivers another sold out Henchgirl comic; Henchgirl #5. Action Lab Entertainment follows up their sold out Voracious comic with Voracious #2.

Disney Kingdoms The Haunted Mansion #1

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Spider-Gwen #6 Robbi Rodriguez

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Spider-Gwen #6 Emanuela Lupacchino

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Samurai #1

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Infinity Entity #1 Marco Rudy variant

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The title alone here will get fans interested; Aw Yeah Comics Action Cat #1 (Dark Horse). Written and drawn by Art Baltazar. Aw Yeah, we’re in!

Also from Dark Horse this week; Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3. Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore continue their hit series.

Elasticator #1

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Gutter Magic #3

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Henchgirl #5

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Jupiters Circle #4

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Voracious #2

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…..and more indie’s to check out! IDW’s Gutter Magic #3 from Rich Douek and Brett Barkley. Heroes Godsend #1 (Titan Comics), Power Button #0 (Alternative Comics), Baker Street Peculiars #1 (Boom Studios), Samurai #1 from Titan Comics is sold out, and Street Fighter V The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash #1  from Udon Entertainment is also sold out.

Heroes Godsend #1

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Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3

Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #3 – Click To Buy/Bid

Street Fighter V The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash #1

Street Fighter V The Life and Deaths of Charlie Nash #1 – Click To Buy/Bid

Tommy #1

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Invest wisely. Read comics.

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Jay Katz

InvestComics Hot Picks #379

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After the explosions on July fourth this weekend, seems there is nothing that will resemble the output within the speculative market this coming Wednesday, but there are some potential comics and as always some fantastic reading gets.

There is no shortage of the ridiculous variant craze coming on new comic book day this week. If you would buy all the variants between Archie #1 and Star Wars Lando #1 you’d wind up in the neighbor of about 40 comics (probably more actually). That’s 40 comics on two comic releases alone. Absurd right?

 

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But as many would know from reading the InvestComics article on a weekly basis, there is ONE exception. ONE reason that would make any of these variants worth exploring and buying, ONE reason. Anyone recall what the InvestComics rule would be? That rule will always be (from a speculative viewpoint), the guts. Yes the outside is fancy and new on every single one of the variants. Some catch the eye of the collector, they buy it thinking they got themselves the next big thing on Ebay. Maybe for a moment that holds true (see Star Wars #1), but in the long market (buy market), we see nothing but a trophy wife. Pretty on the outside, but no substance for your self being. If a comic upon its release carries an absurd amount of variants (Star Wars #1) and you’re looking OR thinking you’re to make any kind of speculative cash 25, 35, 50 years from now on that Star Wars #1 variant, you’re missing the entire point of collecting. A couple of rules here; remember to buy a variant first and foremost because you LIKE it, not because it’s going to be worth money. Secondly, if that very expensive variant is calling you out and the resistance is very strong, you have an option to buy it because you really really like it or you can not get it because you think it’s going to be worth a lot of money someday. Newsflash, it’s not. Unless that ONE thing….the guts. As InvestComics has taught readers time and time again, it’s the inside that matter. Always will be. Unless it’s some obscure 3D Deadpool cover. This does happen from time to time, where a variant breaks out on its own due to its “looks”. The only way a variant will truly stand the test of time is because of the story on the inside. There must be an introduction or a uniqueness about it. Either one of these two characteristics will carry a modern comic. Be it a variant or not. Once you put an introduction or something with substance inside of a comic book, you instantly have the potential of something greater when it comes to the “value” of it. There is nothing wrong with a great story. That’s what comic fans always yearn for first and foremost. That said on the flip side, the speculator has to understand that buying the Star Wars Lando #1 Alex Ross variant for $240 is a big gamble. There better be a good reason to buy a comic that literally came off the presses a few days ago and is being bought for $240. Yes the ratio factor, we get it, but better than that folks. That could have been $240 spent on a Bronze Age book that would have been a better way to go. If the Star Wars Lando #1 contains the introduction that warrants an aftermarket spike, then by all means buy a variant. It’s now when the speculator needs to figure out if this is a hyperbole or a true introduction that will pay dividends for years to come. It’s an easy task actually because if the market is hot, sell it. If you make a 35% or a 233% profit, you still make money on it. Move along. Never worry about what could have been, how much more you could have made. You made profit, move on. It’s the greed and love that kills. The speculator who holds on for an extra dollar, the market passes them by, the speculator that falls in love and can’t let go of their comic, those are the ones that lose. We’re on topic of the Star Wars Lando #1 variants more so than the Archie #1 variants because at least 24 or so of the Archie variants are cover price. Like an Archie cover, buy it, done. The Lando books are priced more on different levels. So with Archie #1 you have an all new start, an all new look, new all-star creators, and onward we go! This relaunch will pertain to anything Archie regarding the film or television market Archie Comics has spoken about for a couple of years now. Archie #1 is the beginnings of it all from here on out. If Archie is a hit on the big screen or television, which it will be, look for the vibe to be directly taken from the new direction of the company. Viewers will not see the campy Archie or Jughead, they’ll witness hipster style Archie and Jughead. Watch as Archie #1 literally comes to life in time. The uniqueness will carry Archie #1 because of its banking on breaking it to film or television the way it’s storytelling and edgy looks go. If there is an introduction of any kind and that comes to fruition via film or TV, then you really have a winner on your hands. Archie #1 will have more upside than Star Wars Lando #1 if both have solid storytelling and no introductions. Lando gets the edge with an introduction……for now. Be smart, pay attention to the market.

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One more thing, if you’re a Lando fan. His first COMIC BOOK appearance (not magazine/graphic novel) was in Star Wars #43 (1981). It also happens to be the second appearance of Boba Fett.

It looks like our friends at Creature Entertainment have another hit on their hands. The Gun #1 from writer John Ulloa and artist Jose Varese looks like a solid offering. Both the regular cover and the Juan Navarro variant is sold out!

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Image Comics reaches back into the vault this week. Rob Liefeld is back with Bloodstrike #1. Let the fun begin! And please refrain from the insults of Rob’s talent here on the site or on any of the InvestComics social media outlets. Seriously. You bought his Deadpool, X-Force, etc books back in the 90’s if you’re old enough to remember, right? You continue to insult? Can you do any better? Honestly? If so, why are you not a wealthy comic book creator yourself then? Stop it already, following everyone’s recourse of insults because you want to “fit in” is not the way to go anymore. You’re not breaking ground by insulting Rob Liefeld. Time to realize he’s created some neat characters (Deadpool and Cable) and right the ship to a better way then trying to bully just because you feel it’s your right. It’s not. Don’t like it? Change the channel, don’t buy it, move on. Get a hold of yourself. We’re talking about comic books here, relax.

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Star Trek Green Lantern #1 from IDW Publishing. One of the oddest (in serious storytelling) crossovers in some time. Writer Mike Johnson and artist Angel Hernandez. Lots of variant covers to choose from here. The Francesco Francavilla cover is a simple but poignant one.

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New villains Killer Mimes are introduced in Red Hood Arsenal #2. 1872 #1 from Marvel Comics gives readers a very different take on things. Sheriff Steve Rogers leads the charge in this town called Timely. Interesting take indeed. Starfire #2 looks to continue its success, the variant is sold out as is the Spider-Verse #3 Phil Noto Incentive variant. Spider-Island #1 will be a good read. Titans Comics; Home #1 and Minions #2 are both sold out. Tomorrows #1 (Dark Horse) with artist Jason Copland is one to check out.

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Strange Fruit #1 from Boom Studios. Writers J.G. Jones and Mark Waid, with art from J.G. Jones. This extremely profound story regarding racism and human exploration is a must read from these two all-star creators.

 

Invest wisely. Read comics.

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Who wants to WIN This Ultra rare Creatures Entertainment Ravenous #1 variant from InvestComics™?! Thanks to the guys at Creature Entertainment! Signed by four of the creators!! Juan Navarro, John Ulloa, Jose Varese and Patrick Reilly! The person that SHARES the Creature Entertainment Facebook page AND InvestComics Facebook with the most people WINS! Comment below you entered and how many you shared with. Winner will be announced on Friday before the new InvestComics Hot Picks. Good Luck everyone! Creature Entertainment

 

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 3-21-12

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Check out the latest InvestComics TV addition; Orlando MegaCon 2012 Indy Panel. The panel features some great talent within the Independent circuit. Featured are Juan Navarro, Martin Pierro, Ricardo Porven, Brian Pulido and with host Terry Cronin. If you are an aspiring artist, writer or publisher then this panel would be for you. You’ll find a lot of great advice, information and tidbits regarding the Independent Comic scene. Check out the video either right HERE or click on the video to the right of this page and never leave here!

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If Marvel can deliver on time with their new series SuperCrooks #1 from Mark Millar and Leinil Yu, they will have a hit on their hands. If not, well you know how that goes. Delayed books equal lost interest, equals who cares.

The next “big” Spider-Man event will begin this week (Didn’t we just have one for Spidey?). Amazing Spider-Man #682 brings in the storyline “Ends of Earth”. With all of the events Spidey and the rest of the Marvel Universe has endured in the past few years, it’s a waiting game to see how long before Marvel pushes the “restart button”.

IDW Publishing will bring back The Rocketeer again in Rocketeer Adventures 2 #1. This popular character created by Dave Stevens first appeared in Pacific Comics’ Starslayer #2 in 1982. This little gem is only $8! Not too shabby.

Stan Lee (who will be appearing on InvestComics soon!) has his new creation coming out this week called Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 #1. It should be a fun book to check out.

Our good friend Jeff Balke colors what will probably be an instant sell out in Dead Pooh from Antarctic Press. Yes its Deadpool meets Pooh. The cover is awesome, the character is awesome, and yes this is awesome.

Here are some other books to check out this week. IDW’s Dorothy of OZ Prequel #1, Image Comics’ Hoax Hunters #0 and Rebel Blood #1, Bluewater’s John Saul’s God Project #1, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Jungle Book #1.

Scroll through some of the beautiful covers coming out this week below.

That’s it for this week. See you soon.

Invest Wisely.

Jay Katz

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John Ulloa

Andra Walt sits down with the man behind Creature Entertainment John Ulloa.

 

 

 

Andra Walt: I see that you were born in California but migrated to So Fla.  What brought you to this area?

John Ulloa: Yes, I was born in East LA but we left when I was only 6 after the big earthquake of ’72 so I don’t remember much other than a few things.

AW: When did your love of comics begin?

JU: Since I could read I’ve loved comic books. I even remember the comic book that got me hooked it was Fantastic Four #72 when they fought the Silver Surfer. After I read the book I cut it all up and pasted the images on my school folder, I wish I hadn’t done that.

AW: You are establishing Creature Entertainment as a multi-level Entertainment entity. Which part of this do you enjoy working with the most; movies or writing comics?

JU: I love doing both movies and comics, but if I had to choose one it would have to be comics. You don’t have to deal with any actors.

AW: You have been in the comic industry for many years, and have had several small press ventures.  Tell us about some of these.

JU: I started a comic book company back in the early 90’s called High Impact. We were very successful with our biggest title Double Impact which sold over 50,000 copies on its first day.

AW: Ravenous and Forgive Me Father look like the two newest titles.  Are these to be mini-series, ongoing books?

JU: Forgive me Father is a 3 issue mini and Ravenous will be an ongoing series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW: Your books have vibrantly colored covers and when you see them you cannot help but pick them up to look at them.  Who is responsible for the covers?

JU: We are lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with several great artists; Jose Varese is our art director and he has done a few covers. Patrick Reilly and Jeff Dekal have done the majority of our covers.

AW: How do you market your books?  Are they in any local comic stores?

JU: Right now we are only doing conventions, but you can get a few of our books at Tate’s who has been great in their support of indie comics, and Florida super comics, who also have been very supportive.

AW: Have you been able to get your books into the Diamond catalogue, or is this even something you are striving for?

JU: We have met with Diamond and are looking to be in their catalog this summer.

AW: Do you think the Indy market is having any impact on the big boys (DC and Marvel)?

JU: Some have already made an impact, the major one being IDW.  They stated off as Indy and now they are one of the big boys.

AW: I see that Creature Entertainment was at NY Comic Con.  Was that a good experience?  Do you feel that your exposure in that area of the country will be important in getting your books into more readers’ hands?  Are conventions the only avenue for the Indy publishers?

JU: NY was great, but I don’t think you should just count on conventions. You have other ways to get out there and if you don’t get into Diamond there are still ways to get your book out there. You can use Comics monkey as one, and if you want to go digital you can try Graphicly. All good ways to get out there.

AW: Of the movies, what are you working on now?

JU: We are finishing up TS-101 (I’ll make sure to get you an invite to the release party), and next we will be working on Tommy, a story of a young boy and his murderess pet rabbit, or so he thinks it is his rabbit.

 

 

 

 

 

AW: Where do you film your movies?  Do you use local talent?

JU: We film mostly in Miami and all of our actors are local.

AW:  Where can people see your movies?  Do you show them at cons?

JU: TS 101 will be shown at Megacon and we are hoping to get it into San Diego con. But if you can’t make it to any of those you can still see most of our movies at PalmCon, this September.

AW:  Where can people find you at Megacon?

JU: We will be in the small press section.  I don’t remember what booth number it is, but you can’t miss us.  Our banner will be bigger that our booth.

AW:  Have you set your convention schedule for 2012 as yet? 

JU: So far all we are doing is MegaCon, San Diego ComicCon, Florida Super Con and PalmCon.

AW: What is the ultimate plan for Creature Entertainment?  Where do you hope to be in 5 years, 10 years, etc?

JU: The plan is to be on the big screen. If we get picked up by a major studio I might be sitting in a Jacuzzi in a big house on the Hollywood hills in 5 years.

AW:  Do you have a favorite comic hero, and why (or why not)?

JU: I would have to say the Silver Surfer.  The way he handled the Fantastic Four and then went after Galactus was just bad ass.

AW: Is the climate better for the Indy market today that it was years ago, and why?

JU: The market is nowhere near what it was in the 90’s. This is the digital age and we have to adapt or die. But Hollywood is looking for fresh new stories and they have been picking up a few indies like Scott Pilgrim and a few others. The market has taken a new direction much like the music industry has, but nothing has been set in stone yet so we might see more changes in the future.

AW: Are any of your books being put out digitally?  How do you think this format will affect the local comic shop owners?

JU: Yes, you can find some of our books on Graphicly and as for the retail market I think it will be a while before the comic book store goes the way of the record store. There will always be some people who still want to hold a book in their hands.

AW:  How do you solicit for talent for all your ventures?

JU: On our website creatureentertainment.com and word of mouth.

AW: It would appear that Creature Entertainment is made up of a few key players. Who are the major shakers and movers behind Creature Entertainment?

JU: For our comic book part, there is Juan Navaro our editor-n-chief, Jose Varese art Director. For the movie side Anthony Dones, Rick Porven and Julio Alvarez shoot and direct our movies, and Rene Quesada is our movie editor, and Al Quesada is our web guy and part time colorist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW: How do you fund your projects?  Have you ever used Kickstarter as a funding source?

JU: We self fund everything but we are looking to start a Kickstarter project.

AW:  Can we listen to you on any podcasts in the area?  Do you ever listen to any of the local podcasts?

JU: I listen to a few podcasts like the Pow Wow show and Nerd Nation and our very own Juan Navaro has his own pod cast, but I haven’t been on one yet.

AW: I personally liked your book ‘The Gun’.  Are there other issues of this book on the drawing board? 

JU: The Gun #2 will be at MegaCon. 

AW: Do you sell any of your movie titles, or are these just for viewing at cons? 

JU: Our movies will be for sale at MegaCon too.

 

Thank you John! See you at MegaCon in a couple of weeks!

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