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Shinku stakes its claim

Last week, my new creator-owned series, Shinku, debuted from Image Comics. Short version: it’s a modern-day tale of vampires vs. a lone samurai. The series is intended for mature readers, since I’ve always thought vampires were about sex and violence, not sparkling. The art is by my buddies Lee Moder, Matthew Waite and Mike Atiyeh, with letters by Troy Peteri and edits/design by Phil Smith.

The reception has been gratifying. Reviews have been great, and many of the comic sites have been kind enough to throw some coverage our way. The links below include preview pages, features, reviews and podcasts.

If you’ve taken the plunge and picked up the first issue, thank you. If not … what are you waiting for?

Cheers,
Ron

Preview pages:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=8203

Feature articles:

  1. Westfield Comics: http://westfieldcomics.com/blog/interviews-and-columns/interview-ron-marz-on-images-shinku/
  2. MTV: http://geek-news.mtv.com/tag/shinku/
  3. CBR: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31610
  4. Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marz-moder-shinku-more-albany-con-110422.html
  5. USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-05-19-Shinku-pits-female-samurai-vs-Japanese-vampires_n.htm
  6. CBR (again): http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=32606
  7. Cedar Rapids Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/comic-books-in-cedar-rapids/shinku-more-blood-no-sparkles-review

Reviews:

  1. Rawnzilla blog: http://www.rawnzilla.com/post/6048602424/shinku-1-review
  2. Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-advance-reviews-110531.html
  3. Comic Attack: http://comicattack.net/2011/05/shinku1/
  4. Image Addiction: http://imageaddiction.net/?p=3509
  5. Newsarama (again): http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-extra-110601.html
  6. Quarter Bin: http://thequarterbin.com/2011/06/02/shinku-1/
  7. MyComicNetwork: http://www.mycomicnetwork.com/v2/?p=1557
  8. Comic Related: http://comicrelated.com/news/12176/nerd-girls-eye-view-27
  9. Popgun Chaos:  http://www.popgunchaos.com/2011/05/26/preview-for-shinku-1/
  10. Player Affinity: http://playeraffinity.com/comic-reviews/shinku-1-review.html
  11. IGN: http://comics.ign.com/articles/117/1171969p1.html
  12. Comic Related/Nerd Girls Eye View: http://comicrelated.com/news/12176/nerd-girls-eye-view-27
  13. Comic Buzz: http://comicbuzz.com/shinku-1-review
  14. Daily Blam: http://www.dailyblam.com/news/2011/06/04/erics-image-comics-reviews-reed-gunther-1-50-girls-50-1-shinku-1-the-darkness-91-hal

Podcasts:

  1. Ideology of Madness: http://ideologyofmadness.spookyouthouse.com/archives/18045
  2. iFanboy: http://www.ifanboy.com/content/audio/DON_T_MISS__Shinku__1_with_Ron_Marz
  3. Image Addiction: http://imageaddiction.net/?p=3518
  4. Retcon Podcast: http://retcon.podbean.com/2011/06/03/retcon-19-interview-with-ron-marz/

Analysis:

  1. Comic Related: http://comicrelated.com/news/12164/samurai-from-marz

MegaCon Bound

I’ll be a guest at MegaCon, held in Hall D of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from March 25th-27th. Yes, this is the con that CrossGen once owned, and is still “in the family,” so to speak, having been purchased by, and now run by, former CrossGen employee Beth Widera. Beth is one of my favorite people in the world, and she runs an absolutely great show with her husband Richard and daughter Christine.
MegaCon is a chance for me to see some of my CrossGen buddies, as well as grab a few days of warm weather while winter desperately tries to hang on in the Northeast. I’ll have my own table at the con, with current artistic collaborators Kenneth Rocafort (Velocity) and Nelson Blake 2nd (Magdalena) nearby. If all goes as planned, I should have a few cases of various books for sale, as well as a pair of prints.





The first print is the cover to issue #1 of my June-debuting, creator-owned series Shinku at Image, with art by Lee Moder, Matthew Waite and Michael Atiyeh. The second print is a clever, minimalist take on Artifacts created by Matthew Waite. I’ll be selling the prints, which you can see accompanying this entry, for $10 apiece, and all of the money will be donated to the Japanese tsunami relief effort.

I’ll also be part of a different panel each day at the show.

  • Friday: 5-6 p.m., Top Cow panel (Room 221E)
  • Saturday: 10:15-11:05 a.m., Green Lantern panel (Room 222A)
  • Sunday: 4:10-5 p.m., Creator-Owned Comics panel (Room 222A)

Complete information on MegaCon can be found at www.megaconvention.com
Cheers,

Ron


Signed “Shinku”


A few of you have used the “Contact” button here to drop me a line about obtaining a copy of the Shinku ashcan I put together. Shinku, in case you missed it earlier, is a new project by me and artist Lee Moder, a vampire tale set in contemporary Japan. The ashcan contains nine story pages, plus a sketchbook section by Lee.

Westfield Comics, which has a mail-order catalog as well as a brick-and-mortar store, is carrying the Shinku ashcan at the discounted prices of $2/copy. All copies will be signed by me. Shinku contains graphic violence and nudity, so fair warning if you think your delicate sensibilities will be offended by such things. The link to order is here

I can also report that Shinku has a publisher, and an interesting new wrinkle, both of which we’ll announcing at the San Diego Comic Con. Stay tuned…

Cheers,

Ron


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