Categories
Comics I Make Los Press

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.

01

02

03

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.

xWIR

xVINCENT

xCOMPOTA

Erebus 2

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

Vincent

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

Categories
"COPRA" Comics I Make

Heroes Con 2016 & COPRA Round Four: First Look

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

Categories
Comics I Make

COPRA VERSUS #1

VERSUS 1 COVER FInal

COPRA VERSUS #1: DY DY

°°° Now Available °°°

V1 ETSY 2

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

Quinn

°°° Unlock DY DY’s secret origin. °°°

DYDY ARM

°°° Procure a copy for yourself. °°°

INK STRESS

°°° Think about it if you must. °°°

08 Panel

°°° Obtain it digitally, even. °°°

GUTHIE Screentime

°°° But please don’t tease me. °°°

FACE

°°° Pin-Up by Derek Marks. °°°

V1 ETSY 4

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

Portrait of a blrgph

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

COPRA VERSUS #1: DY DY

DY DY DY DY

X O X O

 

Categories
"COPRA" Comics I Make Los Press

COPRA #1 Archive & comiXology

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.

Categories
"COPRA" Comics I Make

COPRA 25 Variant & World Domination

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

Categories
"COPRA" Comics I Make

C O P R A #25, The Anniversary Issue

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

03

04

05

06

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!

Marra 25

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

Categories
"COPRA" Comics I Make

COPRA Round Three Pre Order

r3big

 

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.

Categories
"COPRA" Comics I Make Los Press

C O P R A #24

COPRA #24 is here! Dissension in the ranks, loose ends are tied up, twists & turns are introduced,  and more than a little hands-on conflict:z this issue has it all! There’s no better way to celebrate the 24th issue of the world’s greatest action comic!

COPRA 24 COVER

Dieter VDO closes out his serialized portion of the comic with a terrifying, beautifully painted conclusion. Receiving his back covers for these last six issues has been one of the run’s highlights.

24 VDO

I started this whole thing – this COPRA thing – with 12 issues in mind. Right here, with this chapter, that number has doubled; handing in issue 24 to the printer was equal parts exciting and exhausting. That’s a big deal to me! I, who once had trouble finishing 24 panels, have expanded the world of COPRA page by page.

RAW SCRIPTShoot, some would say a solo venture like this is not all that common.

24 ZOE

Thanks to all the readers and subscribers and fans who came to see me at all the shows. I will never tire of letting you know how much I appreciate your enthusiasm.

24 Xenia

Big thanks to all the stores that carry Copra, too! And to the biggest store of them all, Bergen Street Comicssoon to close their doors while continuing to be a comics publisher. They were there from the beginning of my self-publishing venture, friendly and forward thinking. I was flattered to have them in my corner, and I’m proud that they still are.

24 Blood March

Extra big thanks to Kat Roberts, who weathered the storm of my production mania with style and care while working on her own massive project.

posit FIFFE white

Oh, wait — COPRA is now in spanish! This has been a dream of mine so I’m quite excited to announce that Inefable Tebeos has released a translated compendium of the first 3 Copra issues as Copra: Compendio Uno.

Inefables Tebeos A

R E V I E W S

Cabezas Cortadas

Zona Negativa

La Noche Americana

El Lector Bicefalo

There is no better excuse to practice my spanish reading.

24 KRAK

But enough dilly-dallying. I gotta go get ready for this weekend’s SPX (I’ll be at Table K1). Thanks again for the good times. And if you haven’t already: COPRA #24. Jump on board now.
24 brush

Categories
Comics I Make

DAREDEVIL: Guilty Pleasure

boo

“Guilty Pleasure” is a Daredevil story I wrote, drew, and colored for Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 and it’s here!

It’s out right this very second at your local comics store (or digitally.) Look for this cover by David Nakayama!

SCWARSSL2015001_DC11

Daredevil & Karen Page created by Stan Lee & Bill Everett.

Typhoid Mary created by Ann Nocenti & John Romita Jr.

Mephisto created by Stan Lee & John Buscema (redesigned by JRJR).

Punisher created by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru John Romita Sr.

Punisher

Daredevil was the first Marvel comic I collected with regularity, feverishly hunting for back issues and anxiously awaiting next month’s episode. I’ve drawn Daredevil several times since, sometimes even for try-out pages.

DDD

Typhoid Mary’s another story. She’s only graced my drawing board a couple of times.

Typhoid & Co.

Rogues’ gallery sketch, 2010: Wild Boys, Typhoid Mary, Bushwacker, Bullet, Ammo.

DD.Bergen.2Daredevil #1 sketch variant for Bergen Street Comics, 2011.

Regardless, I was ready to make my very own  love letter to the series that briefly had a stoic DD running around in bandages.

DDesk shot

Which speaks to my story’s backdrop: INFERNO aka that time when demons took over Manhattan and Matt Murdock was caught up in its insanity while dealing with his own drama (issues 262, 263 & 265 are hands down the best. Cap it off with 266). Nocenti wrote funny, insightful and exciting stories here, and JRJR matched her intensity with a visual flair that has remained strong since the days of its publication. This is classic stuff, electrifying material that has clearly stayed with me.

Of course I was going to tap into this brief but potent corner of Hell’s Kitchen. Getting to work on these characters has been a thrill of a lifetime (as some could probably tell when I started shooting my mouth off) so go out and get this here issue. Plenty of other cool stories in there, too — Secret Wars: Secret Love #1!

DD cast

REVIEWS

“Michel Fiffe is finally unleashed on the Marvel Universe.” – Comicosity

“An absorbing and clever narrative of persistent, romantic angst.” – PopMatters

“Fiffe brings his kinetic vibe that he’s perfected.” – Graphic Policy

“Reminds us how fun comics can be.” – Pop Culture Uncovered

“Overwhelming and intoxicating.” – Wait, What?

“Fiffe never loses his own voice, filling the pages with his own idiosyncratic manner.” – Nothing But Comics

“Daredevil has a little more character than he’s usually drawn with.” – Women Write About Comics

“Captures the insanity of the demonically-possessed New York City.” – Deadshirt

“Tightly told story, most remarkable for Fiffe’s art.” – Comic Book Resources / Robot 6

 “The art for this story is vivid and loose… it fits the narrative perfectly.” – Comixology

“Fiffe’s artwork evokes a ‘70s-style noir comic, providing a great background for a Daredevil story.” – Newsarama

“This one in particular stood out.” – Smash Pages

“A delight to read.” – Bleeding Cool

“An excellent exploration of the relationship between Matt Murdock & Karen Page.” – Sound On Sight

MENTIONS

Twitter

The Comics Journal

Bleeding Cool

Nothing But Comics

Submetropolitan

13th Dimension

PODCASTS

The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast Ep. 5

Big Planet Comics Ep. 151

This Week In Marvel Ep. 199

Multiversity Comics – Robots From Tomorrow Ep. 219

PROCESS

DD layouts C.NEWW

DD pencil pg 4 FIFFE

DD BW INK 4

DD Color pg 4

Categories
Comics I Make

COPRA Round Two Order Form

 

Round Two

In case you find yourself in a comic shop anytime soon, tell your merchant about COPRA Round Two! DIAMOND CODE: FEB151088

PRINT THIS OUT: http://tinyurl.com/R2form

“In case you find yourself…” As if you’ll just wake up and find yourself in a comic store out of nowhere. No, we want you to make it out to your shop and tell them about COPRA Round Two. Print that black & white form out (below, last one pictured) and give it to them, even! Or just call them up if it’s too cold where you live. Call them up and bug them – remind them. Constantly. Well, just once, really. Otherwise, they might get annoyed. We don’t want that. Support your local comic shop. Order COPRA Round Two today!

Photos by Adam Pruett

tumblr_nj4pmjhKlh1svjazdo1_1280 tumblr_nj4pmjhKlh1svjazdo5_1280 tumblr_nj4pmjhKlh1svjazdo6_1280 tumblr_nj4pmjhKlh1svjazdo4_1280 tumblr_nj4pmjhKlh1svjazdo8_r1_1280