2016
08.13

C O P R A #27

Copra 27

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

PANELS 27

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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Living Between Wednesdays PodcastEpisode 56

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

LELO

Name: EREBUS
Height: 5’3

EREBUS

Name: NEESHA
Hair: black

NEESHA

CCCCC     OOOOO     PPPPP     RRRRR     AAAAA     22222     77777

2016
06.12

r4

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.

Standees

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!

DEATHSTROKE

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!

Hank Pencil

Cyborg Superman aka Hank Henshaw created by Dan Jurgens

2016
05.31

COPRA VERSUS #1

VERSUS 1 COVER FInal

COPRA VERSUS #1: DY DY

°°° Now Available °°°

V1 ETSY 2

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

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°°° Unlock DY DY’s secret origin. °°°

DYDY ARM

°°° Procure a copy for yourself. °°°

INK STRESS

°°° Think about it if you must. °°°

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°°° Obtain it digitally, even. °°°

GUTHIE Screentime

°°° 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. °°°

COPRA VERSUS #1: DY DY

DY DY DY DY

X O X O

 

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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26 Page A

26 Page B

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2016
03.01

SUB 2016

The time has come: COPRA Subscription 2016 is now live and ready to go! Make sure you guarantee a spot in your mailbox for the world’s best action comic!

The FIVE issues included in this subscription are the next 3 COPRA issues (#s 26, 27, and 28) as well as the FIRST TWO issues of the brand new mini: COPRA VERSUS! The mini series consists of standalone stories focusing on the vast array of COPRA villains and are also tangential to the main title’s current arc. Perfect for new readers, dedicated collectors, and lovers of psychedelic action comic bloodshed.

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2016
01.24
Inspired by Sammy Harkham’s Good Cartoonists Gone, I’ve amassed a few pages from a handful of interesting mainstream cartoonists with short bibliographies and who haven’t worked on comics in quite some time.
Doug Rice – Last seen in Wild Kingdom #2, (1993)
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 Dynamo Joe 1 & 3, John Ostrander story, John Nyberg/Brian Thomas inks, Willie Schubert letters, Rick Taylor colors, 1986
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 Manhunter 14, Kim Yale/John Ostrander story, Pablo Marcos inks, Albert De Guzman letters, Julianna Ferriter colors, 1989
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Neil Hanson – Last seen in Conan the Savage #8 (1996)
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Punisher Annual 3, Mike Baron story, Rick Parker letters, Pat Redding colors, 1990

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Punisher 44, Mike Baron story, Jade Moede/Ken Lopez letters, Linda Lessmann colors, 1991
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Tim Gula – Last seen in Judge Dredd #15, (1995)
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Justice League International Annual 3, Kieth Griffen plot/breakdowns, J. M. DeMatteis script, Tim Harkins letters, Gene D’Angelo colors, 1989
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Adventures of Superman 459, Dan Jurgens words/pencils, George Perez plot, Albert De Guzman letters, Glenn Whitmore colors, 1989
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Pensa 1
The Butcher 1, Mike Baron story, Steve Hayine letters, Julia Lacquement colors, 1990
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Pensa 2
The Brave & the Bold 2, Mike Baron & Mike Grell story, Steve Hayine letters, Julia Lacquement colors, 1991
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 The Question Quarterly 5, Denny O’Neil story, Willie Schubert letters, Eric Kachelhofer, 1992
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Tom Tenney – Last seen in Youngblood Strikefile #9 (1994)
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 Force Works 1 & 2, Dan Abnett/Andy Lanning story, Rey Garcia inks, Jack Morelli letters, Joe Rosas colors, 1994
2016
01.20

COPRA is now digitally available via comiXology!

For the occasion, I’ve amassed an exhaustive guide of the very first issue’s coverage and availability. Read on and you’ll find store listings, interviews & reviews, and ordering information just in case there was anyone left who is on the fence about COPRA. There’s no way to miss out on this one, so check it out and get hooked.

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2016
01.04

COPRA DOUBLE COVER 25

The image above is the wraparound cover for the anniversary issue, Copra #25, which has its own variant cover. Limited to 35 signed and numbered copies, these “naked” (logo-less) editions were assigned to family and friends. Each copy came with a certificate of authenticity.

Copra 25 Variant certificate

Copra’s print run is already pretty limited, making them collector’s items by nature (that’s more for practical reasons and less by design). I’ve always tried to make cool extras & incentives for subscribers, such as sketches and hand pressed prints. This time I wanted to make something ultra rare, but I also didn’t want to make it so different from the main issue that it would’ve been frustrating for readers to not have. You never know when one of these variants will pop up, though; keep your eyes peeled!

Copra 25 cover sketch 2

Here’s the preliminary sketch for the double cover (with some costume designs on the side). You can see more process type stuff over at the Copra Press Club.

One more thing: the season of Best Of 2015 lists is over, but let’s not forget how COPRA ranked!

Paste

The Beat

Tech Times

Comics Alliance: Continued Excellence in Serial Comics Runner Up

Comics Alliance: Outstanding Cartoonist Nomination

Andrés Rothschild

80 Page Giants

Comic Books Are Burning In Hell

ComicBook.Com

2015
12.09

COPRA 25 cover DEC

COPRA #25, the Double Size Anniversary Issue, is finally here! 

This marks three years of Copra-making, that’s a big deal to me. Three years of trying to get these issues out month by month (albeit with a couple of breaks between 6-issue arcs this past year) — that’s a lot of face time at the board. For someone who is hyper-critical of his own work, it’s odd for me to be happy with the total results of such an endeavor (definitely in a more abstract sense; I cannot look at old pages, no way). I wouldn’t dedicate my life to this if it didn’t fulfill me this much, so it’s definitely a labor of love. Issue 25 isn’t just another comic, it’s a celebration of the mania that keeps it all going.

BIG SUN 25

About the comic itself, it’s a flashback issue, a glimpse into the mission that turned it all around for our crew. It features some old favorites, Vitas and Man-head in particular, as well as some newer faces. It’s a perfect jumping on point, actually, even if you’ve never read Copra, since you can read Copra #1 pretty much right after this issue.

Copra #25 Preview

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In addition to the 32 page feature, I had a host of cartoonists contribute to this issue, starting off with Tim Hamilton

HAMILTON 25

… followed by pin-ups from Chuck Forsman, Kat Roberts, Jeffrey BrownSloane LeongPaul Maybury, and Matthew Allison

25 GUESTS

… and capped off with a short story by Benjamin Marra!

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REVIEW

The Abominable Comic Blog

I can’t help but be really excited for 2016. I have tons of Copra plans brewing — twists & turns in the ongoing series, a spin-off mini-series, going digital, and more!

Don’t forget COPRA #25! Make sure to check it out, get a copy for yourself and one for that friend of yours whose been wanting the best modern superhero comic in the world.

BIG DUSK 25
That friend wants Copra.

–Michel Fiffe

2015
11.06

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Tell your stores: Copra Round Three is available! Order Code: NOV151123

OR you can buy it now directly from Bergen Street Press themselves!

OR you can get a copy from me at this upcoming CAB. I’ll be downstairs at TABLE D30 with limited quantities.