THE HEROIC BLOG ARCHIVE

9 April 2020
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Shall we be clear on what happened? Under color of a medical crisis, governments at all levels issued hysterical public policy directives that were at best marginally effective, and that violated the first principles of the American republic, causing irreparable harm to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people. This can never happen again.
--Dennis Mallonee

8 April 2020
SOMETHING'S COMING FOR CHRISTMAS
Don't want to say much about it yet, but Terrance Griep and Adam Walters have started working on something we're all really excited about. It does involve teddy bears and Santa's little elfin granddaughter, Chrissie Claus. And with any luck, we'll have it ready to go in plenty of time for Christmas.

3 April 2020
A COUPLE OF THINGS
Good news is we're back on track for the Reiki/Champions Kickstarter. Thanks again to everyone who's supported that project. But we don't have much of a margin yet, so we are still looking for more support. The other thing is that the latest issue of The Huntsman is going to be today's Deal of the Day on DriveThruComics.com. It's the digital edition, and starting around 8:00 am Pacific time, it's going to be on sale at 50% off the regular price!

28 March 2020
SIGH . . .
Hate to have to walk this back, but one of our big backers for the Reiki/Champions project walked back his contribution, which drops us back below our Kickstarter goal. So we definitely still need your help. There are a lot of great rewards available, so please visit the Murcielaga She-Bat Reiki/Champions project page on Kickstarter and make your contribution today.

28 March 2020
YOU DID IT!
Thanks to everyone who backed the She-Bat's Reiki/Champions crossover, we've already achieved our Kickstarter goal, with four weeks to spare! But we're not done yet. The next challenge is to see how big a chunk we can take out of what's needed to finish production on the concluding chapter of the crossover, which is currently scheduled to appear as a book-length 27-page adventure in League of Champions #18. So don't stop spreading the word on social media. We can still use all the help you can give us.

26 March 2020
HUNTSMAN #3 IS READY TO GO TO PRESS!
SURPRISE! We were looking at what project to do next, and suddenly realized we could actually put together a complete super-sized issue of The Huntsman. So why wait? This 48-page comic is already available in digitoal format, here, on DriveThruComics.com, and Kindle. Files for the print edition will be going out shortly. This issue features two Huntsman adventures, plus a classic tale of Eternity Smith.

25 March 2020
THE ALTER EGO TPB IS TODAY'S DEAL OF THE DAY!
Visit DriveThruComics.com, starting today at around 8:00 AM Pacific time, and get a special discount deal on the digital edition of the Alter Ego trade paperback, by Roy Thomas and Ron Harris. This is a collection of all four issues of the classic Alter Ego mini-series.

19 March 2019
LIBERTY COMICS #9 IS AT THE PRINTER!
It's Book One of the first-ever full-length adventure of World War II's legendary VANGUARD OF FREEDOM. Find out in Liberty Comics #9 how the original members of the Vaguard, BRTIANNIA, DOCTOR ARCANE, GIANT, and ROLDAND HUNTER, were joined by the LIBERTY GIRL and MINUNTEMAN. Then, in the upcoming issue #10, DIAMOND JIM and FLETCHER THE BOWMAN step up to the challenge. If you haven't already done it, visit the Vanguard's preview page and place your order for these two great issues today!

18 March 2020
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ADAM WALTERS IS UP TO!
One of our favorite artists, J. Adam Walters, is publishing his own comic book on Lulu, in the same pinup/splash page format that was featured in WitchGirls Inc #13. Until yesterday, Clarissa Edmunds was a forty-four year-old man named Harold Jenkins. But now, thanks to some magic, he's a cute teen-age girl. The story of Clarissa is going to be serialized in 24 page "issues", posted every 2-3 months. Volume 1 can be found here:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/tebra/clarissa-edmunds-vol-1/ebook/product-24199355.html
And for more direct support on an ongoing basis, you can help him out via Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/tebra
Give it a look. Adam is an extremely talented comic book creator who deserves your support.

12 December 2019
PART TWO OF THE CHAMPIONS/REIKI CROSSOVER IS COMING!
It started in League of Champions #17. And now, at last, it's about to continue in Murcielaga She-Bat #18! It's a crossover adventure that brings the LEAGUE OF CHAMPION together with Daerick Gross Sr.'s REIKI WARRIORS, in a story by Daerick Gross Sr., Dennis Mallonee, and Henry Martinez. The story, artwork, and lettering for this issue are complete, but there's still some coloring to do. That's why your help is needed to bring this project to fruition. So click on over to the Champions/Reiki project page and add your contribution to the effort today.

7 November 2019
There's a brand-new FLARE trade paperback. FLARE Volume 8: Truth or Dare stars comics' shining goddess of light in a 160-page collection of her adventures from FLARE #36-40, and FLARE ADVENTURES #19 and #26. In particular, these adventures include stories by SEAN HARRINGTON, in which Flare teams up with the naughty BLACK ENCHANTRESS, and the notorious LANA THE SPY!

And there's more! Sean and I have talked about producing a special, expanded 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of that LANA/FLARE crossover. All we need to unlock that project are contributions totaling $5500. Sound good?

Then click on over to the Flare/Lana project page and add your contribution to the effort today.

17 September 2019
FLARE #48 IS HERE! We have copies of the newest issue of FLARE! Issue #48 features the 26-page conclusion to the origin of Flare. It's a tale of Flare's mother, the GOLDEN WARRIOR, by Dennis Mallonee and Delfin Barral. Order your copy from our back issue page today.

7 July 2019

THERE ARE NEW CHAMPIONS/REIKI CROSSOVER PAGES

Henry Martinez has started working on the remaining pages of artwork for the Champions/Reiki crossover, the second part of which is scheduled to appear in Murcielaga She-Bat #18.

You can help support this project, and get yourself some great rewards by visiting the She-Bat project page.

There are also many other projects you can earn rewards by supporting. Check out them all!

30 June 2019

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR FLARE #48 KICKSTARTER
Our FLARE #48 Kickstarter was a success! Our thanks to all of you who helped us cover the printing costs for this issue. Copies will be arriving soon, and will be going out (along with copies of WitchGirls Inc #13) to subscribers.

18 May 2019

COME TO COMIC CON REVOLUTION IN ONTARIO CALIFORNIA!
This weekend, May 18 and 19, we and a whole bunch of talented comic book creators will be at Comic Con Revolution at the Convention Center in Ontario California. Come to booth 931 and say hello!

20 April 2019

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE WITCHGIRLS INC #13 KICKSTARTER!
Thanks to all the fans who contributed to this project, our WitchGirls Inc #13 kickstarter was a success! And it's not too late for you to get your copy of this all-new, booklength, 24-page extravaganza by J. Adam Walters, starring the BLACK ENCHANTRESS in "Friday Freak-Out," told entirely in full-page splash panels. It seems there's WitchGirls fan-fic out there on the Internet! And the Sensational G-Girl's little brother Jimmy has found a few hilarious Black Enchantress stories written by somebody who knows a lot more about our wicked little WitchGirl than any mere fan really ought to. Just visit the WitchGirls project page and order your copy today. This was a fun one. Your help in bringing this project to fruition has been greatly appreciated.

10 April 2019

Liberty Comics #9 and Liberty Girl #5 are coming along. Steve Perrin has delivered the script for Chapter 3 of the Vanguard of Freedom story that will appear in Liberty Comics #9, and Henry Martinez has finished the artwork for the 28-page story that will appear in Liberty Girl #5. But there is still work to do, and we can definitely use your help and support. If you'd like to make a direct contribution to either of these projects, visit the Liberty Girl or Vanguard of Freedom project pages.

3 April 2019

THE MURCIELAGA SHE-BAT KICKSTARTER WAS A SUCCESS!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the She-Bat kickstarter. Pledges were given that totaled much more than the amount we were looking for. And, as promised, the extra funds will be earmarked for production of the next issue of Daerick Gross Sr's Murcielaga She-Bat. If you'd like to see exactly what happened, you can see the details of the kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/murcielaga-she-bat-bilingual-comics-by-daerick-gro You can also still contribute to future She-Bat projects by visiting the Murcielaga She-Bat project page and placing an order for any or all of the existing She-Bat comic books. We can definitely still use your help getting new issues into print. And you can help not only by placing an order for She-Bat comics, but by spreading the word about her on social media.

5 January 2019

Have you seen the trailer for the new movie "Glass"? Keep your eyes open, because about a minute into it, Flare and the Liberty Girl appear!


1 December 2018

Richard Boom has a new project he's looking for help with. It's all about unraveling mysteries and mummies. Check it out here.

17 November 2018

We'll be at the San Fernando Valley Comic Con tomorrow. Stop by and say hello!

31 October 2018

Check out Ulderico Fioretti's Jay-Na convention video! It's a hoot! facebook.com/holyexpo/videos/vb.1464167393636017/1762091557251730/?type=2&theater

18 September 2018

Hooray! Thanks to everyone who made a pledge to support it, our Vanguard of Freedom kickstarter was a success! Work now resumes on coloring and lettering the very first full-length Vanguard story. And as soon as we have a clear idea of when that will be completed, Liberty Comics #9 goes back onto our publishing schedule.

2 September 2018

One of the things we're trying to do in order to get our comic book production back on track is make use of crowd funding to help finance various comics. We have one going right now for Liberty Comics #9, featuring the very first full-length adventure of the legenday >VANGUARD OF FREEDOM. Anything you can do to spread the word about it would be greatly appreciated. You can find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/the-vanguard-of-freedom-the-golden-lives-again

I should mention that if you're a global subscriber who'd like to support this Kickstarter for the Vanguard, and you want to choose an autographed copy of Liberty Comics #9 as your reward, that won't count against your subscription.

19 August 2018

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make our Kickstarter for CHAMPIONS #67 a successs. Both that issue and CHAMPIONS ADVENTURES #16 are back from our printer, and copies have now been sent out to subscribers and Kickstarter backers alike.

6 June 2018

And there's a new issue of CHAMPIONS ADVENTURES on tap. Champions Adventures #16 and Champions #67 is now both scheduled for a July release. If you can't wait to read them, digital editions are already available on DriveThruComics.com.

31 May 2018

It's been a difficult few months, but we do now have a new issue of CHAMPIONS on tap. Champions #67 is scheduled for a July release, and will feature two sensational G-GIRL adventures, plus a classic ICICLE tale!

11 April 2018

Jawbreakers Lost souls graphic novel busts-a-move!
Bravo!!!
This cat is doing what he wants to do and gittin it done despite the uphill battle... time for some more indie comics publishers to get down like that!
.....stay tuned!
And check him out:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jawbreakers-lost-souls-graphic-novel/x/18710109#/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21mhZdCGA6A

26 March 2018

JAY-NA IS HERE!

We have physical copies of the first issue of Ulderico Fioretti's Jay-Na the Jungle Queen: Numbelan! Place your order today!

18 February 2018

JAY-NA IS IN THE HOUSE!

The first issue of Ulderico Fioretti's Jay-Na the Jungle Queen: Numbelan is at the printer!

27 January 2018

One of our favorite Flare artists, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, has a new Kickstarter going. It's here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/376367117/simon-blood-volume-2 Take a look! We think it's worthy of support.

26 January 2018

Come to the Pasadena Comic Con this Sunday, January 28. The show starts at 9:00 and runs until 5:00. Dennis Mallonee and Mark Beachum will be there. And the Black Enchantress herself just might show up. More info at www.pasadenacomiccon.com

17 January 2018

JAY-NA IS #1 IN ITALY!

As of this moment, the digital edition of Ulderico Fioretti's Jay-Na the Jungle Queen #1 is the top superhero title on Kindle in Italy! Find out what the fuss is all about. Download your own copy of JAY-NA NUMBELAN BOOK ONE, either from Kindle or from DriveThruComics.

14 January 2018

SENSATIONAL G-GiRL #6 is now officially on sale! In the sixth issue of Sensational G-Girl, Billi Jayne meets the remarkably stretchy RUBBER-BAND MAN, by David Berge and James Webb. Also in this issue, "The Journal of Billi Jayne," by Dennis Mallonee and Gordon Purcell. And the cover is by Ulderico Fioretti.

10 January 2018

FLARE #47 is now officially on sale! This is the issue that features Book One of the 13-part "Challenge of the Gods" storyline, in which Flare and the goddesses of Olympus compete to determine who will become queen of the gods. This epic adventure will cross over into multiple Heroic Publishing titles, including Black Enchantress, Champions, and Heroic Spotlight. Get in on it at the beginning and order your copy of FLARE #47 today.

26 December 2017

Another Christmas surprise! PAUL ABRAMS has just offered two new rewards for our Giant/Nemesis Girl/Fantastic Girl kickstarter. He's getting ready to do two full-color 11" x 17" acrylic paintings, one each of the Nemesis Girl and the Fantastic Girl posing naughtily.

This is the Kickstarter for Book Two of the "Challenge of the Gods" storyline. Check it out here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/challenge-of-the-gods-book-2-giant-and-the-fantast

25 December 2017

We have a wonderful Christmas surprise for you! The digital edition of Ulderico Fioretti's Jay-Na the Jungle Queen: Numbelan Book One is now available in both English and Italian on the DriveThruComics.com web site.

http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/229662/JayNa-the-Jungle-Queen-Numbelan-Book-One?cPath=614_29332

http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/229670/JayNa-the-Jungle-Queen-Numbelan-Book-One-Italian?cPath=614_29332

Numbelan, the legendary kingdom of animals, is about to disappear by the hand of the terrible Hunter, who knows of an ancient legend which states that the blood of these creatures grants enormous power and the ability to transcend death. It is the Hunter's greed for immortality that that drives him.

Now, only two magical beasts remain: the huge lion-king Gayde and his queen Jay-Na, who are helped by the beautiful shaman Zoraya and her faithful disciple Basu.

These factions are at war, and everything has become uncertain, because the Hunter's depredations have opened the Oblivion Door in Numbelan, and the King of Chaos has risen.

Out of the pages of League of Champions, and into her own magazine, Jay-Na the Jungle Queen stars in Book 1 of a 2-part adventure by Ulderico Fioretti that reveals her true origin in the mystical land of Numbelan.

11 December 2017

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the FLARE and G-GIRL Kickstarters a success. Copies of both Flare #47 and Sensational G-Girl #6 were received from our printer much earlier than expected, which enabled us to start sending out rewards to supporters right away. The Flare rewards are complete. The G-Girl rewards are almost complete, with only a few pieces of original artwork remaining to be delivered. Please keep your eyes open. Kickstarters for the Black Enchantress and Chapter Two of "The Challenge of the Gods" will be coming soon.

25 November 2017

Only two days left on Billi Jayne's Kickstarter! There are still a bunch of great rewards to choose from, including (as of this moment) one remaining copy of the limited edition version of Sensational G-Girl #1. So even if you can't make a pledge, please spread the word about the G-Girl Kickstarter far and wide on social media.

21 November 2017

Thanks to all her supporters on Kickstarter, FLARE #47 is at the printer! We should have copies ready to go out in time for Christmas. And with only a few days to go on the G-Girl Kickstarter, any help Billi Jayne's fans can give spreading the word on social media will be greatly appreciated.

11 November 2017

Add LUIS RIVERA to the list of G-Girl artists offering original art as rewards for the G-Girl Kickstarter. Luis has created four original G-Girl drawings on 7" x 9" Bristol board, available on a first-pledged first-choice basis at the $60 level.

9 November 2017

HENRY MARTINEZ has just offered two new reward options for the G-Girl Kickstarter. At the $40 level, an original ACEO drawing on 2.5" x 3.5" card. At the $150 dollar level a full-sized drawing on 11" x 17" comic book art board. It's a wonderful opportunity to fans of the G-Girl to get some original G-Girl art!

7 November 2017

The second super-sized 52-page issue of THE HUNTSMAN is now on sale. This issue features the classic conclusion to the three-part "Origin of the Huntsman," PLUS for the first time in color part one of the Huntsman/Psyche crossover "The Case of the Living Dead Man," PLUS a classic tale of the time-traveling hero ETERNITY SMITH.

6 November 2017

Wow! This is so cool! On the heels of the Flare KickStarter, we set up one for our Sensational G-Girl, and it reached its goal on DAY ONE, even before we could start telling everyone about it. Now, with that totally unexpected early success under our belt, we're looking toward reaching a stretch goal for Sensational G-Girl #7. You can see a cover mockup for that issue just to the right. And Billi Jayne can definitely use your help with this. So even if you can't make a pledge, please spread the word far and wide on social media. The Sensational G-Girl Kickstarter is here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/here-comes-the-sensational-g-girl-teenaged-tg-hero

4 November 2017

The FLARE Kickstarter was a success! We'll be sending FLARE #47 to our printer ASAP! To everyone who contributed to this, whether by making a pledge or simply by spreading the word on social media, our profound gratitude and thanks!

2 November 2017

Only one more day to go until the Flare Kickstarter ends. There are still a lot of great rewards to choose from. Please help Flare out by making a pledge!

1 November 2017

Here are the first three Beachum FLARE pieces! Only today and tomorrow to go before the FLARE Kickstarter ends! Make a pledge and choose your reward!

27 October 2017

GLAM SEXY COOL Mark Beachum Original Art

For the FLARE Kickstarter, Mark Beachum is doing five original sketches of FLARE on 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" comic book backing board. Over the course of the next several days, as he completes them we'll post them here for you to see. Pledge $100, and we'll send you the sketch of your choice (first pledge, first choice) along with an autographed copy of each of five issues of FLARE that have Mark Beachum covers. The set of comics will include FLARE #2, #3, #42, #43, and #44. www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/flare-the-challenge-of-the-gods-book-1

27 October 2017

There's also the original art for a classic Flare cover available right now on eBay. This is the piece Gordon Purcell drew featuring Flare's favorite frenemy, Nyx. It ended up as the cover of Flare #28. You can see it on eBay here: www.ebay.com/itm/292308586785

24 October 2017

We just added a couple of rewards to the Flare Kickstarter. Luis Rivera has offered to do a few original 11 x 17 drawings. And the big one is a page of actual original FLARE artwork from Flare v3 #2. This is the page in which our glittering heroine first meets the winsome Whipperette, drawn and autographed by Gordon Purcell! www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/flare-the-challenge-of-the-gods-book-1

21 October 2017

We've relaunched our Patreon page, with the focus on the Sensational G-Girl. Patreon is a wonderful way for fans of Billi Jayne to support her on an ongoing basis. On Patreon, you can choose your monthly level of support, from as little as a dollar each month all the way up to $50 or more. And from the $3 level on up, every Patreon supporter will get access starting in November to an esclusive G-Girl Preview Page right here on the Heroic Publishing website. We already have a brand-new four-page G-Girl story ready to go that (for a while) will be available only on the G-Girl Preview Page! You can see exactly what rewards are available by visiting Billi Jayne's Patreon page here: www.patreon.com/heroicpub (but right now, you may need to use a Firefox browser to do it; Patreon seems to be having trouble with some versions of Chrome and Opera).

19 October 2017

The artwork for Sensational G-Girl #6 is complete! James Webb has just finished all 18 pages of the lead story, in which Billi Jayne meets the super-stretchy Rubber-Band Man. And Gordon Purcell has added a 6 page backup feature in which a secret from out of the G-Girl's past is finally revealed. This issue is scheduled to go to the printer in early December, and will be on sale in mid January. If you haven't already done it, you can place an advance order and reserve your copy today!

18 October 2017

Today we added as a reward option to the Flare Kickstarter an 11" x 17" autographed color print of that beautiful Mark Beachum cover you see down below. And more reward options are coming! Please spread word about this on social media. In order to make this work, we definitely need all the help from Flare fans we can get. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/flare-the-challenge-of-the-gods-book-1

17 October 2017

We've added a few rewards to the Flare Kickstarter. Mark Propst, Rob Jones, and Gordon Purcell have all been kind enough to offer original Flare sketches as rewards. If you've ever had a hankering for original Flare art, this Kickstarter is your chance to make that dream come true. Also new is an opportunity to subscribe to all 13 issues of the upcoming "FLARE: The Challenge of the Gods" series. Please kick on over to the Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/flare-the-challenge-of-the-gods-book-1, and help us make this project a success.

16 October 2017

There's a very nice YouTube video produced by Luca Torzolini that promotes Ulderico Fioretti's upcoming Jay-Na the Jungle Queen graphic novel. When you have a few minutes, take a look at it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pcqzBz0z7Y&feature=youtu.be

14 October 2017

We've just launched a Kickstarter for Flare #47. This issue is Book One of the 13-part "Challenge of the Gods" sequence scheduled to appear next year across four different Heroic Publishing titles. This is an experiment. The issue is already complete and ready to go. What the Kickstarter is looking for is money to pay for the printing. The Kickstarter project is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346915533/flare-the-challenge-of-the-gods-book-1 There are several excellent rewards available, including opportunities to appear as a character in upcoming issues. Please tweet and retweet about this, post to Facebook, and otherwise spread the word.

13 October 2017

This is new! Visit the Heroic Publishing Creators' Corner and learn all about the talented people who create your favorite Heroic Publishing titles!

12 October 2017

Want to own a piece of Heroic Publishing history? Right now, there are a several pages of original art from early issues of League of Champions available on eBay, along with a few pieces of cover art from various issues. Check out what's available here: https://www.ebay.com/sch/dmallonee/m.html

10 October 2017

And today, HUNTSMAN #2 and MURCIELAGA SHE-BAT #17 were sent to the printer. The She-Bat issue features the concluding chapter of the origin of the She-Bat, and the super-sized Huntsman issue features the concluding chapter of the origin of the Huntsman plus classic bonus adventures starring Psyche and Eternity Smith. They'll be available in mid November. But you can definitely place an order for your copies today. Also, if you haven't previously considered getting a global subscription to every title we publish, this would be a really good time to do it, because doing that will give you a huge discount on the super-sized Huntsman issue.

9 October 2017

CHAMPIONS #66 is at the printer! Order your copy today!

1 October 2017

NEWS FLASH! Gordon Purcell is offering some of his original FLARE and G-GIRL art right now on eBay. This includes his cover for FLARE #28, featuring Lady Darkon, and the first five pages from his "Journal of Billi Jayne Jensen" story that will appear in Sensational G-Girl #6. The bidding ends Sunday morning, October 8. To place a bid on one of the pieces you see below, just click on the image.



26 September 2017

Gordon Purcell just send us the last pages of pencils for the second story in Sensational G-Girl #6. This is a short, but significant story, in that it gives us our first significant clue as to what really happened on the night Will Jensen lost the power of Giant, and the Sensational G-Girl was born.

25 September 2017

Hoo-hah! All the artwork for Champions #66 is in, which means we'll probably bump it forward in the schedule by a bit. There's still color work to do, but everyting else, including lettering, is done. In this issue of Champions, the focus is on the romantic misadventures of SPARKPLUG. Taking it From her star-crossed relationship with ace reporter Jimmy Dooley, to her ambiguous relationship with the G-Girl's little brother Jimmy, we'll be giving you a meaningful yet fun-filled look at just what it is that makes Sparkplug tick. Get ready for it by placing your order today.

24 September 2017

There's only a week left to take advantage of our special back issue offer. If you place an order for Heroic Publishing back issues totaling $50 or more, we'll also send you a free copy of the Alter Ego trade paperback by Roy Thomas and Ron Harris. The offer ends on October 1. So if there are any issues of Flare, Champions, Sensational G-Girl, or any other Heroic title you're missing, get that order in before October 2 rolls around.

19 September 2017

More lettering was done today for Sensational G-Girl #6. As of right now, we've completed 14 of 18 pages for the "Rubber-Band Man" story, and 4 of 6 pages for the "Journal of Billi Jayne" story. Not much more to go!

14 September 2017

Physical copies of the first Sensational G-Girl trade paperback are here way ahead of schedule! Place your order today!

21 May 2017

SURPRISE! The eighth issue of ICICLE will be coming to you even sooner than we'd been expecting. We've had the Icicle story itself for quite a while. What we've been missing is the eight page backup feature that would have starred the irrepressible SKATER. But lo! and behold, we've just received the finished artwork for the eight page FANTASTIC GIRL adventure that had originally been scheduled for Heroic Spotlight #27. So . . . why wait? We shuffled things around a bit. The Skater story's been moved to Icicle #9, we'll put something else in that issue of Heroic Spotlight, and ICICLE fans will get their sneaky little sneak thief just as soon as we get copies back from the printer.

19 March 2017

COMING THIS SUMMER! Ulderico Fioretti is hard at work on a brand-new project featuring none other than JAY-NA THE JUNGLE QUEEN. When she first appeared in League of Champions #15, did you suspect that there was more to Jay-Na than met the eye? Well, you were right. The goddess-spirit of the Jungle Queen is as ancient as the world itself. Now, for the first time, learn the secrets of the origin of Jay-Na in the brilliant two-part graphic novel, Numbelan. The release date hasn't yet been set, but we're expecting Book One to be available in late summer or early autumn. As we get more information, watch for news about this fantastic project here on the Heroic Publishing website.

26 February 2017

We have a surprise in store for you! The color work for Tigress #8 is complete, it's almost ready to go to the printer, and we've added it to our schedule for an April release. Visit out Previews page and take a look at what our savage heroine has in store for you.

27 January 2017

It's here! Our printer turned this issue around in record time! The all-new 11th issue of WitchGirls Inc is now on sale. Subscription copies will be going out in about a week, along with Champions Adventures #14 when it arrives. But if you're a retailer who wants to have this issue in stock, get in touch with us now. And if you're a fan who hasn't yet placed your order, there's no reason to wait.

12 January 2017

Good news for WitchGirls fans! We've bumped the release date forward a month, which means you won't have to wait until March to see this J Adam Walters tour de force starring the Black Enchantress. It will be on sale on or about February 15. Order your copy today!

2 January 2017

The long-awaited sixth issue of ANTHEM is in the works! Roy Thomas and Benito Gallego have started putting it together. We're yet sure just when it will appear, but as soon as we know more, you'll know it too.

1 January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! We hope your Christmases went well. Stick with us this year. There's a whole bunch of new stuff in the works. We'll just have to see how much of it we can get out there.

14 December 2016

The Flare/Psyche crossover issues are here! Flare #45 and Psyche #5 are now on sale! Order these two great issues today!

11 December 2016

The LIBERTY GIRL is on her way! CHRIS MARRINAN has stepped up to the challenge of drawing a new series of adventures starring America's bronze goddess of freedom! Our tentative target date for the release of Liberty Girl #5 is July 4, 2017. Although we may not be able to meet that deadline, we'll certainly give it our best shot.

4 December 2016

BIG NEWS! Ulderico Fioretti is ready to start working on a pair of full-scale graphic novels featuring the true, untold story of the strange land of Numbelan, and the origins of JAY-NA THE JUNGLE QUEEN! If, while reading the saga of the Chaos Lords in recent issues of League of Champions, you got a sense that there's quite a bit more to Jay-Na than meets the eye, you were absolutely right. We haven't yet set a release date, but as soon as we have something definite we'll share it with you.

14 November 2016

We didn't plan it this way, but December is going to be Flare/Psyche crossover month! While our shining goddess of the light is making a guest appearance in Psyche the Occult Detective #5, our beautiful occult detective will be returning the favor in Flare #45. Sometimes things just work out. Visit our back issue page and place advance orders for these two great issues today!

25 October 2016

The third issue of Sensational G-Girl has arrived! They came early from our printer, along with copies of Heroic Spotlight #25. And since there's no reason to keep you waiting, subscription copies have already gone out. If you aren't a subscriber, just visit our Previews page and place your order today!

26 September 2016

Our troubles are your treat! In order to deal with deadline problems, we've had to reschedule a few stories. And that means Champions #64 will feature THE ORIGIN OF THE NEMESIS GIRL! The secret of how Jamie Jensen went from being a seemingly normal young woman to a six-foot superstrong heroine is at last about to be revealed.

3 September 2016

Good news for fans of the Huntsman! The super-sized first issue of THE HUNTSMAN has arrived early! So instead of having to wait until October, we're sending subscription copies out today. This issue includes a retelling of the Huntsman's origin, along with a bonus tale that sets the stage for next issue's crossover with ETERNITY SMITH.

25 August 2016

It had to happen! Relive the classic confrontation between our teenaged titans of the tempest, as Blue Bolt and Sparkplug face off against each other in the pages of Heroic Spotlight #24, now on sale!

7 August 2016

Physical copies of the fourth issue of Psyche the Occult Detective are now available! The digital edition's been available from our various digital distributors for a while, but we hadn't had actual physical copies. Now we do! Subscription copies have already been sent out. If you haven't yet ordered your copy, do it today!

12 July 2016

We should mention that copies of both Flare #44 and Tigress #7 have arrived. If you haven't already ordered these brand-new issues, now would be an excellent time to do that.

10 July 2016

We may have missed it this year, but there's a July 4 celebration heading your way in 2017 when the LIBERTY GIRL returns to a regular quarterly publishing schedule. On top of that, she'll be joining the legendary VANGUARD OF FREEDOM that same month in the 9th issue of Liberty Comics. And in August, she'll team up with FLARE and the SENSATIONAL G-GIRL in the very first super-sized LIBERTY GIRL ANNUAL. It's a long time to wait, but we promise the results will be well worth it.

2 July 2016

THE HUNTSMAN is returning to his own magazine! The first super-sized 52-page issue will appear in October, reprinting the first two chapters of the three-part origin of the Huntsman, plus a classic tale from the pages of ETERNITY SMITH that sets the stage for a brand-new crossover adventure in issue #2! We haven't yet decided on the artist, but writer Steve Perrin is already hard at work on developing the plot for this first-ever meeting between the leader of the League of Champions and our heroic guardian of the stream of time.

1 June 2016

It's June! And we want to thank all of Billi Jayne's fans for making the first two issues of Sensational G-Girl #2 such a rousing success. When the digital edition of Sensational G-Girl #1 was released, we had our biggest week of sales ever. Moreover, sales on that issue have continued steadily. We were also surprised to receive copies of issue #2 so early. They really shouldn't have arrived until toward the end of this month. But they are here, so you can place your order today. As far as future issues go, there will be a bit of a gap. Our talented team of G-Girl artists is hard at work on issues #3, 4, and 5, and we will be releasing issue #3 as soon as possible, but it isn't ready yet. What we can promise you right now is that it won't be any later than December. So hang tight. There is more of Billi Jayne on the way.

13 May 2016

They're here! Sensational G-Girl #2 and the super-sized Britannia #1 have arrived from our printer. The second issue of Sensational G-Girl features two brand-new adventures of America's Superhero Sweetheart. And Britannia #1 presents all five previously published adventures of the Lion of Britain, in full color, including several new pages of story. These are two comic books you won't want to miss. Order your copies today!

30 April 2016

The She-Bat is back! MURCIELAGA SHE-BAT #16 is finally, firmly on the schedule for an October release. This issue features part one of the origin of Murcielaga, and is not to be missed!

7 April 2016

Heroic Spotlight #23 is here! In addition to Tim Burgard's classic two-part KNIGHTSHADE adventure, there's a brand-new FANTASTIC GIRL mini-adventure. Subscription copies will be going out tomorrow. If you haven't already ordered it, hop on over to our previews page and do the deed.

4 April 2016

WOW! Just . . . WOW! The digital edition of Sensational G-Girl #1 went up on ComiXology last Wednesday, and through Saturday (in just four days!) gave us our biggest week ever, obliterating our previous sales record, generating five times the revenue we've seen in any other ComiXology week! And on DriveThruComics, it went up on Saturday, immediately grabbed the #1 hot seller slot, and has been holding that ever since. Thanks so much to all the G-Girl's wonderful fans, old and new! Now let's get that second issue out there asap!

31 March 2016

BRITANNIA is at the printer! All five published adventures of the Lion of Britain are coming your way in color in a super-sized 52-page volume that will go on sale in early April. Reserve your copy today!

24 March 2016

Did we mention that Sensational G-Girl #1 and Flare #43 have arrived from our printer? The first issue of the G-Girl's very own comic book is a super-sized 52-page book featuring five adventures (including a guest appearance by Flare). And the new Flare issue features a showdown between the villainous Steel Shrike and the Flare Crew! If you haven't yet ordered these excellent new comic books, go ahead and place your order today!

11 March 2016

On the topic of Kickstarts, artist GIANCARLO CARACUZZO has one running right now! As of this moment, he's about 60% of the way there, and could really use your help. Take a look at it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/376367117/simon-blood-the-seventh-moon-volume-i

1 March 2016

The ALTER EGO trade paperback is the deal of the day at DriveThru Comics! Today only, get a digital download of the entire book for only $2.69. http://http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/12314/Alter-Ego-The-Graphic-Novel

22 February 2016

Sadly, the "Against the Axis" ICONS rpg project that our upcoming Vanguard of Freedom issue of Liberty Comics is tied to failed to get funded on Kickstarter. Stay tuned. As soon as we know the status of that project, we'll be able to set a new release date for the Vanguard book.

20 February 2016

The SPARKPLUG trade paperback is the deal of the day at DriveThru Comics! Today only, get a digital download of the entire book for only $2.25. http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/88359/Sparkplug-Trade-Paperback-Volume-1

16 February 2016

Something you'll want to take a look at is the new comic book sales site at www.hipcomic.com. It went live toward the end of January, and is already starting to see a good amount of traffic. With lower fees than eBay, we suspect it's going to be a very attractive option for people who have comics related material to sell.

23 January 2016

The G-Girl is at the printer! The first issue of Sensational G-Girl is complete and ready to go to press! It's a super-sized 52-page issue feature five stories! If you haven't already reserved a copy, put your order in today!

31 December 2015

Copies of Black Enchantress #4 have arrived! League of Champions #16 is at the printer! And we're only three pages of coloring away from having Sensational G-Girl #1 ready to go to press!

26 December 2015

We hope you and yours had a merry Christmas. And all of us here at Heroic Publishing are looking forward to a wonderful new year.

5 December 2015

The verdict is in! All four of the truly super heroines we've been featuring in the pages of Champions are ready to star in their very own comic book titles! Brand-new issues of Sensational G-Girl, Icicle, Tigress, and Sparkplug are on tap for 2016! And if you're wondering what's going to happen with the Champions comic book, take a look at our newsletter and see!

2 December 2015

Black Enchantress #4 is at the printer! Place an order and reserve your copy today!

29 November 2015

Our Progress Reports page is up and running! It's still in its rudimentary stage, which means we'll be adding features to it, but right now you can see how far along we are with each of the next 10 titles we'll be publishing. For those of you who'd like to help move each project along with financial support, there's a Donation button. Do that in any amount, and we'll send you something special by way of thanks. To get there, click on the "Updates" link in the "News" dropdown from the navbar above, or just go to www.heroicmultiverse.com/heroicpub/update.

25 November 2015

Sometime this weekend, we'll be launching a new feature on the Heroic Publishing website. Once it's fully implemented, you'll be able to see Progress Reports for upcoming issues of all our Heroic Publishing titles. We'll tell you how far along we are with the stories, artwork, coloring, and lettering, which issues are ready to go to the printer, when they're expected to go to the printer, and when they're expected to go on sale. And in most cases, we'll give you some sample pages to look at! Watch for it. And when it's up, please let us know how useful you think it's going to be.

9 November 2015

A lot of progress this past weekend. The conclusion to the "Steel Shrike" story that will appear in Flare #43 has been drawn, scripted, and sent out for coloring. The four-page Fantastic Girl mini-adventure that will appear in Heroic Spotlight #23 is drawn, scripted, and ready for coloring. The bonus Spiderbaby adventure that will appear in Sensational G-Girl #1 is colored and ready for lettering. There are only three more pages of artwork to be finished for League of Champions #16. And Black Enchantress #4 is now completely laid out, and ready for our printer. What we're trying to do is get ahead of schedule, so that when 2016 gets here we'll be able to roll new comics out on a much more regular schedule.

23 October 2015

The LIBERTY GIRL has her own brand-new website! It's still a work in progress, but visit her at www.liberty-girl.com and let us know what you think!

21 October 2015

It's ready! The fourth issue of Black Enchantress is about to go to press! Also ready to go are the third super-sized issue of Psyche the Occult Detective and the Flare: Conflict trade paperback!

3 October 2015

Only one more page left to go! And Gordon Purcell is hard at work on it. As soon as it's here, Black Enchantress #4 will be sent to the printer. Right now, we're looking at an on-sale date of late November or early December.

28 September 2015

Billi Jayne has a new home page! We're gearing up for a February release of the super-sized first issue of The Sensational G-Girl, and in anticipation of that we've launched a brand-new look for the G-Girl's website at www.heroicmultiverse.com/ggirl. Take a look, and let us know what features you'd like us to add. We're still in the process of building it, and your input will be most welcome.

25 September 2015

Have you noticed? We're preparing brand-new editions of classic Heroic titles. In addition to color versions of various titles that back in the 1990s were published in black and white, we're also putting together new editions of titles from the 1980s. The goal here is to keep in print, in one form or another, everything Heroic Publishing has ever published! That means new editions are on the horizon of the earliest issues of Flare and Champions, complete with a few added surprise bonus features! Check out our Previews page. If you want copies of the new editions, we'll be more than happy to send them your way.

8 September 2015

Mark Beachum just finished a beautiful Flare piece. If you'd like to purchase the original art, you can place a bid on eBay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371432971028. The auction closes on September 17. But even if you don't win that, don't despair. We're about to launch series of posters available featuring high quality reproductions of Mark's classic Flare illos. As soon as that's ready to go, we'll let you know.

4 September 2015

Our apologies for the snafu last Monday, when our website went down during the last several hours of our end-of-August sale. Our web hosting company assures us that unscheduled server migrations won't be happening again, but we still have an obligation to make up for it. So for the benefit of anyone who wanted to take advantage of that sale but couldn't (and for anyone else who might be interested in doing so) we're going to do it again this weekend. From now through the end of Labor Day, visit our back issue page and get 15% off the regular price of each and every Heroic back issue!

24 August 2015

Today's words of wisdom from the Sensational G-Girl: "Evidently, there are some giant gorillas who don't like being referred to as monkeys."

19 August 2015

I should add that copies of these new editions of various classic Heroic titles can be purchased not only here on the Heroic Publishing website, but at www.IndyPlanet.com

19 August 2015

We're also preparing new editions of the early issues of FLARE! The reason is that we're running low on our inventory of titles from the 1980s and 1990s, and replacement copies are becoming more and more difficult to find. But we've always wanted to keep every Heroic Publishing back issue available for new readers for as long as we possibly can. Trade paperback collections are a help; they do make the stories available in a different format. But the only long-term solution to the question of what to do when we run out of copies of, say Flare #1, is to have a brand-new edition ready to go.

1 August 2015

Welcome to August! The big news this month is that the original CHAMPIONS mini-series is coming back in a brand-new edition! Starting in October, you'll be able to see the very first publshed adventure of Flare and the League of Champions as they take on the threat of Dark Malice, DEMON, and the sinister Demonmaster. It's a six-part series, with issues #3 and #4 to be released in November, issues #5 and #6 in December. 22 July 2015

We've just sent the second issue of Psyche the Occult Detective to our printer. This is an ongoing super-sized 52-page comic book series that will start with color versions of Psyche's classic adventures, then shift into new material. Catch up on the history of our beautiful scarlet-tressed adventurer by putting in an advance order for issue #2 today!

12 July 2015

There's a brand-new FLARE trade paperback coming your way. Flare: Lessons Learned is a 112-page volume featuring her classics adventures from issues #1-4 from her second comic book series. Along with a magnificent cover by Alicia Hollinger, the stories in this volume include her first confrontation with the invincible Thugmaster and the Blonde Bombshell, guest appearances by Lady Arcane and the Galloping Galooper, and a goofy encounter with the fabulous Flying Fox. There's also some wonderful artwork by Mark Beachum, Mark Propst, E. R. Cruz, Rick Bryant, Vince Waller, Albert Deschesne, and Habagat.

Yes, advance copies can be ordered right now. Just visit the Flare: Lessons Learned preview page.

5 July 2015

I hope everyone had a joyous 4th of July. And I hope that Liberty still lives in the hearts of the American people.

29 June 2015

We're featured this month in the first issue of the new comics news magazine, COMIC CATALOG! Check it out at the Comic Catalog website, http://www.comiccatalog.net

24 June 2015

Champions #63, Champions Adventures #13, and Liberty Comics #8 have all arrived from our printer. This is a wonderful set of issues, featuring a clash between Sparkplug and Icicle plus a brand-new Sensational G-Girl adventure (Champions), a classic adventure of the Huntsman plus a tale of the shape-shifting Sylph (Champions Adventures), and the true story of the origin of the Golden Warrior (Liberty Comics). Subscription copies will be sent out this weekend. We do have more copies on hand, and there's still time to order them!

13 June 2015

We've found our artist for the tale of the original Giant currently scheduled to appear in Sensational G-Girl #1. Jim Webb has stepped up to take on the assignment. You've seen Jim's work in various issues of Champions Adventures. And he has a G-Girl story he's plotting and drawing himself on tap for Champions #64.

I should mention that this would be a good time to lock in a Global Subscription. Do it quickly, and you'll get that first issue of Sensational G-Girl as part of the package, and pay only $4.50 for a comic book with a cover price of $9.50. That's a savings of more than fifty percent, with free shipping too!

11 June 2015

Steve Perrin just delievered the plot for the tale of the original Giant that we're hoping to have ready in time for the first issue of Sensational G-Girl. It takes place in Alexandria, right after the origins of Giant and Dark Malice, and will also feature an appearance by the young Doctor Arcane. Now we need to find the right artist to get cracking on it . . .

6 June 2015

We have the artwork, and I just finished scripting the lead story for Flare #44. I think you'll like it! When naughty Nikki Caldwell (aka Lady Darkon) takes it into her head that Brother Basilisk might be a good weapon to use against Flare, things don't go exactly according to plan. We're hoping to get it ready in time for a December release. And it does feature guest appearances by Doctor Arcane and the Black Enchantress.

3 June 2015

It's official! Sensational G-Girl #1 is scheduled for an October release! And if all goes according to plan, it's going to be a super-sized 52-page comic book featuring four complete stories! In addition to a 24-page adventure drawn by Gaetano Petrigno (who also did the wonderful cover you can see to the right), there'll be a four-page "All About the G-Girl" featurette with artwork by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, an all-new Spiderbaby story by Terrance Griep, Mauro Mandalari, and Daniele Nicotram and (we hope) an untold tale of the original Giant by Steve Perrin and Henry Martinez. The Giant tale is the iffy one. But if by some chance it isn't ready in time, we do have a back-up plan.

This comic book has been a long time in coming, and the end result isn't quite what we originally envisioned, but as first issues go, we think the first issue of Sensational G-Girl is going to be an instant classic.

And the origin story? That's still in the works. And when it's ready, it will be featured in the first Sensational G-Girl Special.

31 May 2015

Champions Adventures #13 is indeed now at the printer. I'm particularly pleased with the new eight-page story in this issue that features a good chunk of backstory about the shape-shifting Sylph. We've met her before; it was she who trained Flare's evil brother Philip. And she will be playing a part in Flare's upcoming "Challenge of the Gods" storyline, a prologue to which actually appeared way back in Flare Annual #3.

29 May 2015

Icicle #7 and Psyche #1 have just shipped! We'll have copies on hand early next week.

28 May 2015

Okay, okay. I've never been very good at doing this sort of thing on any kind of regular basis, but I've been pressured by Heroic Publishing's veep to start a blog, idea being that this is the best way to keep everyone up to speed on current events. So I'll give it a try. We'll keep half a dozen or so of the most recent posts here on the home page, and at some point move the older ones onto a page of their own.

As far as news goes, Psyche #1, Icicle #7, Liberty Comics #8, and Champions #63 are all at the printer. Champions Adventures #13 is also ready to go to press, and will most likely be sent out to our printer this weekend.

For those of you who've been asking, FLARE will indeed be returning to a regular publication schedule. We hope bimonthly, but at the very least quarterly. Dell Barras is hard at work on the story for issue #43, Giancarlo Caracuzzo is almost finished with the story that will appear in issue #44, and Gordon Purcell is champing at the bit to get cracking on Flare #45 and beyond (but first he has to finish the artwork for Black Enchantress #4).

Unabashed plug: For those of you who haven't yet done it, this would be a great time to get a Global Subscription. At 22 issues for only $99, with free shipping, a Global Subscription is a wonderful bargain, all the more so because a Global Subscription includes super-sized issues at no extra cost. Issues of Psyche, and Sensational G-Girl #1 will, for example, be 52-page comics with cover prices of $9.50. But with a Global Subscription you'll be able to get them for only $4.50 each!

I'll try to stay on top of this, and post again to let you know exactly when Champions Adventures #13 does go to the printer.