2017
01.01

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COPRA Subscription 2017

This guarantees that you get the next SIX issues promptly and before they’re out of print. THE SIX ISSUES INCLUDE the next three pivotal chapters in the ongoing saga, COPRA issues #s 29, 30, and 31 PLUS the final 3 installments of the mini-series COPRA VERSUS. Those CV issues consist of standalone stories that focus on COPRA villains. Up to bat are Los Asesinos (from Copra #19), the Ochizon horsemen (from #s 11 & 12), and the Vitas crew (from #1).

You don’t want to miss a single one of these issues.

2017
01.01

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Paste’s very own Sequential Heart Podcast interviewed me recently about all things COPRA with some back issue bin diving chatter thrown in.

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Over at the Fire & Water Podcast Network, I overviewed one of my favorite single comic books and defended nobody’s favorite crossover event, Millennium. Get dirty with me on the Justice League International: Bwah-Ha-Ha Podcast.

 

2016
12.08

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Heavy duty COPRA Vinyl Stickers are here! You can get them both in one shot, or individually, and they feature all-new artwork for our wide cast of heroes/villains. I also drew and handcrafted the top label, so get them while supplies last.

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As for comics, COPRA Round 4 is available and ready to be held by us. Bergen Street Press can make sure that happens, and so can your Local Comic Shop; tell them R4 is in Previews ( Diamond Code: SEP161366 ) and they’ll come through.

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Oh, hey, I should mention that Paste listed COPRA as one of their 25 Best Comics of 2016 as did the Beat and ComicBook.Com. Also, the A.V. Club Readers’ Poll repped COPRA as one of the best comic series in 2016. The season of lists has officially begun. [UPDATE: Comicverse weighed in on the Best Indie Comics 2016.]

Some interesting discussions have been popping up about this here comic. I already linked to Abhay Khosla’s massive overview (which is strangely unavailable but has been rescued by Abhay himself for posterity) — but in response to one of his followers, Abhay went off again. I appreciate that Copra gets looked over in several ways, most times pretty intensely, as onlookers always approach it very differently. I relate to overanalyzing things that perhaps weren’t built to be held under tight scrutiny, so all this activity is deeply appreciated.

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Ron Edwards, over at Comics Madness, feels the same way. All the topics brought up are important to me, so I’m happy that the discussion is being cultivated. Ron wrote a piece on Mark Gruenwald which at a glance, I basically disagree with, but I look forward to forming a rebuttal when I get the chance. Like I said, I’m into these discussions.

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There’s also a Copra write up by Kim O’Connor in the inaugural issue of Critical Chips, edited by Zainab Akhtar (who ran a feature on her Comics & Cola blog called Comics Shelfie in which I contributed to long ago). Anyway, I’ve yet to read the piece in question (copy’s in the mail), but I like Kim’s writing so I’m very much looking forward to it. [UPDATE: Got my copy, read it, loved it. Now available digitally.]

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Last but not least, the COPRA Subscription 2017 is now live!

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This includes COPRA #s 29, 30, and 31 / COPRA VERSUS #s 3, 4, and 5. Issues will start rolling out in the new year. Don’t miss out!

Wherever you are, whatever you do, stay safe and have a happy holiday.

2016
12.07

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COPRA VERSUS #2 : A. R. M. is here. This self-contained origin story covers the critical transformation of cyborg bounty hunter Klaus (last seen in Copra #4). We’ll see how his ruthless crew evolved and all the mayhem that suggests. Here’s a preview:

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In addition, you get two COPRA member profiles, continuing a series of “index entries” with all-new art & info.

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Plus a back cover by Olympians cartoonist George O’Connor.

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You can also read this issue on comiXology. Either way, Copra Versus is here for you.

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2016
12.06

C O P R A # 28

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COPRA #28 is the boiling point of the Return of Count Compota storyline! The Count has rallied soldiers to reclaim his throne, so we get to see our scrappy crew serve up a coup like no other. A wave of atrocities looms over COPRA as they remain splintered, stranded, and on edge. Oh, and find out where Guthie’s transdimensional crew ends up this time around. Go on, get it!

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2016
09.08

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The following is a master list of all the comic stores that carry the COPRA single issues. If you are missing a specific COPRA back issue and I don’t have it in stock myself, contact these retail outlets to see if they can help you. This list will continue to be updated as shops continue to come and go. Many other stores primarily carry the collections, which can also be ordered directly from Bergen Street Press.

Mysterious Time Machine (NYC)

Forbidden Planet (NYC)

JHU Comic Books (NYC)

Desert Island (Brooklyn, NY)

Mama Says Comics Rock (Brooklyn, NY)

Escape Pod Comics (Huntington, NY)

Comics N More (Easthampton, MA)

Chicago Comics (Chicago, IL)

Floating World (Portland, OR)

Cosmic Monkey (Portland, OR)

Bridge City Comics (Portland, OR)

Zanadu Comics (Seattle, WA)

Destiny City Comics (Tacoma, WA)

Mission: Comics & Art (San Francisco, CA)

The Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)

Acme Superstore (Longwood, FL)

Chapel Hill Comics (Chapel Hill, NC)

Big Planet Comics (Washington, DC)

Third Eye Comics (Annapolis, MD)

Collectors Corner (Baltimore, MD)

Velocity Comics (Richmond, VA)

Copacetic Comics (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beguiling Books & Art (Toronto, Ontario, CAN)

Strange Adventures (Halifax, Nova Scotia , CAN)

Variant Edition (Edmonton, Alberta, CAN)

Orbital Comics (London, UK)

2016
08.13

C O P R A #27

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COPRA 27 is here and ready and available. GET IT.

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Below you will find a 3 page preview with an assortment of related panels.

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Wait, there’s more…

Comicbook.com listed Copra Versus #1 in 10 of the Best New(ish) Comics of 2016 So Far

Comicbook.com also interviewed me, though I consider it more of a convention weekend ramble.

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Oh, hey, look — these folks have some recommendations for you and your friends!

io9: The Best Suicide Squad Story in Comics Isn’t Being Published by DC

VultureFive Suicide Squad Comics to Read Before Seeing the Movie

Dorkly: 5 Suicide Squad Comics That Are Way Better Than the Movie

Comics AllianceIf You Loved ‘Suicide Squad’, Try These Comics Next

Hazel & Wren: What We’re Reading

MediumWhat We Talk About When We Talk About COPRA

Living Between Wednesdays PodcastEpisode 56

Comic Bastards – CBMFP: Episode 251

Les Inrocks (France): Copra, the Comic Book That Reinvents the Anti-Hero Team

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There’s something about this issue’s tone that I found oddly appealing as I was working on it. Don’t think I’m too proud of myself or anything weird like that. Maybe it’s that this issue works as a self-contained story but still propels the larger arc forward. Maybe it’s the specific color palette I used or the new cast of characters. I can’t put my my finger on it exactly but I do know I can’t wait for you to read it. Here, meet the new crew:

Name: LELO
Eyes: aqua

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Name: EREBUS
Height: 5’3

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Name: NEESHA
Hair: black

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2016
06.12

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COPRA Round 4 is coming very soon — and we couldn’t be more excited! This one collects Copra issue 18 – 24 and has a couple of extra pages of brutality to complete it.

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In more immediate news, join me, Chuck Forsman, and Bergen Street Press at this year’s HEROES CON  June 17th – 19th! Come to Tables AA-1214 & 1215 in Indie Island to get some books and make off with one of these special one-of-a-kind COPRA / REVENGER standees.

Also, the entire Bergen crew has a Heroes Con panel Friday at 5:30 pm in room 207CD. Drop by!

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Deathstroke the Terminator created by Marv Wolfman & George Pérez

I would also like to mention a massive Copra-centric essay by one of my favorite writers, Abhay Khosla, who really got to the root of analogues and how we see them. It’s deeply layered and much broader and funnier than what I just described. I’m honored that his scope was aimed my way. Take a minute: The Title of This Blog Post is “Abhay Thinks He Can Write About COPRA Better Than You — Nowhere to Hide – Nowhere to Cry – I Sunk Your Battleship Edition: 666”

Next time, you’ll find me trying to get Copra #27 out the door. See you then!

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Cyborg Superman aka Hank Henshaw created by Dan Jurgens

2016
05.31

COPRA VERSUS #1

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COPRA VERSUS #1: DY DY

°°° Now Available °°°

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°°° A mini-series with villains galore. °°°

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°°° Unlock DY DY’s secret origin. °°°

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°°° Procure a copy for yourself. °°°

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°°° Think about it if you must. °°°

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°°° Obtain it digitally, even. °°°

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°°° But please don’t tease me. °°°

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°°° Pin-Up by Derek Marks. °°°

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°°° The one responsible and his current bible. °°°

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°°° Real love stories are revenge driven. And vice versa. °°°

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2016
04.12

COPRA #26 now on sale! Twenty-four full-color pages of a new story arc where we catch up with some old friends and make some new enemies. Written, drawn, and colored by yours truly, all for five bucks. A better deal doesn’t exist. Take full advantage of it.

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