HEROIC PUBLISHING MISSION STATEMENT
It occurs to me that in all the years (decades?) Heroic Publishing has been producing comic books, we've never really stated what it is we're trying to do. I suppose it's something I didn't think needed to be said. But here it is:
Heroic Publishing is all about what it takes to be a hero.
Too often in recent years, other comic book companies have not been presenting superheroes as heroes. Too often, their characters have been treated merely as interesting people with peculiar abilities. While there may be some merit in taking that approach, it's not what Heroic Publishing is all about.
For all their flaws, the characters we focus on at Heroic Publishing are (usually) trying their best to live up to the heroic ideal. They may fail, they may suffer setbacks, there may be personal issues that deflect them from the goal. But they try. They strive. And when they succeed, there are wonders to behold.
Our goal at Heroic Publishing is to present entertaining adventures featuring characters who truly are superheroes.
THE HEROIC BLOG
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!
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!
And check him out:
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:
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.
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
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NEWSLETTER IS HERE!
Find out what's on tap in the months ahead for your favorite Heroic Publishing titles and characters.
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