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HALO: Lone Wolf comic series concludes today!

Join in for the thrilling conclusion of HALO: Lone Wolf, as issue #4 appears on shelves today. It has been a super fun journey to write for the Halo universe and witness fan reactions. Here is the final (sniff, sniff) synopsis:

In her final confrontation with the rogue scientist Dr. Chen, Spartan Linda-058 and her AI companion find themselves in a race against time to end the threat posed by the disenfranchised doctor and evacuate the endangered civilian settlement before Covenant forces overwhelm them all.

Thanks to fellow collaborators, who made the book look and feel awesome!
Penciller: Kieran McKeown
Inker: JL Straw
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Christian Ward

Check out a preview of HALO: Lone Wolf #4, or find it at your local comic shop!

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NCBD! HALO: Lone Wolf #3 comic out now!

The penultimate issue of the HALO: Lone Wolf comic book series comes out today from Dark Horse! If you’ve been reading along, and really, why wouldn’t you?, you’ve been following Spartan sharpshooter Linda-058 as she infiltrates a group of humans who feel abandoned by the UNSC. With Covenant forces closing in on their location, Linda must rally the human settlers under a single essential cause: protect an AI that contains the bulk of human history. Spoilers after the jump."Halo: Lone Wolf #3" preview

As new threats rise, the legendary supersoldier sees her mission parameters shift and finds that she will need help from the very man she was sent to kill.

HALO: Lone Wolf #3 was brought to you by me, Anne Toole (W), and Kieran McKeown (P), JL Straw (I), Dan Jackson (C), Christian Ward (Cover), and your local comics shop! Check out a preview here.

Is it just me, or does it somehow seem fitting that a company named Dark Horse is putting out a comic called Lone Wolf?

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HALO: Lone Wolf comic out today!

Halo: Lone Wolf #1New year, new comic! If you love you some science fiction set on distant planets, or enjoy the Halo video games, check out Halo: Lone Wolf. I wrote this four-issue comic book series from Dark Horse and 343 that starts with issue one today! You’ll find it wherever fine comics are sold.

Halo: Lone Wolf follows Spartan Linda-058 alone on a covert mission. Her skills in infiltration and marksmanship make her perfect for the high-stakes mission to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI-assigned AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks.

The newest entry in the Halo comics franchise is written by Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher) with art by Kieran McKeown (White Canvas) and JL Straw (Back to the Future), colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call of Duty: Zombies), and covers by Christian Ward (Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer, Young Avengers).

Want a preview? Preview away here!

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Ringo Award winner for best comics anthology is Mine!

Yes, Mine! Not mine, but Mine! The comic book anthology I contributed a short story to, entitled Mine! from ComicMix, won the Ringo Award for best comic book anthology last weekend at Baltimore Comic-Con. Congrats to all the writers, artists, and editors who made this anthology possible!

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Mine! was nominated alongside these other fantastic anthologies:

  • Magic Bullet, D.C. Conspiracy
  • Mirror, Mirror II, 2dcloud
  • Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1, Dark Horse Comics
  • SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest, Harry N. Abrams

Check out the full list of nominees and winners here!

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Last chance for Cthulhu comics anthology!

The all-ages comics anthology, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell, has only days to go before it disappears off Kickstarter fo’evahhh!** The anthology, to which I contributed a short comic story, funded in a little over a week of its launch, but it’s still going strong with over $30,000 raised. Boasting 35 stories in the Cthulhu mythos, the book will definitely wing its way to you if you decide you want a copy, or a pin, any number of other fun or useful backer gifts. In addition, if you kick in for even a dollar, you’ll earn a bunch of digital comics that unlocked after we met each stretch goal!

With only days to go, you may want to head over and get yourself a physical or digital copy of Cthulhu is Hard to Spell before you forget. The end is near!
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My contribution to the anthology is dedicated to everyone who had to travel far and wide to find their people. If you’d like a preview of the short story I wrote, with art by TEEN TITANS GO’s Lea H. Seidman, here be:

The Kickstarter ends Thursday evening Pacific time, so grab your Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology before it’s too late!

**UPDATE: The Kickstarter is over and successfully funded, but you can still order a copy here on Indiegogo!

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Update: San Diego Comic-con panels, streaming and signing!

cci_logoMore panels! A signing! If you’re going to Comic-con — and even if you’re not — you have more chances to learn about writing, hear news from Comic-con, and pick up a kewl comic. Here’s what I’ll be doing:

Comic-con HQ Streaming Panel
Thursday, July 21st, 3-4pm
Log on to Comic-con HQ (free) and watch a panel of industry pros, including me, discuss the latest news coming out of Comic-con!

Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry
Friday, July 22nd, 5-6pm, Room 9
Add this panel to your schedule, or check out more deets here.

Signing Crystal Cadets!
Sunday, July 24th, 11am-noon, Lion Forge booth 2300
I’ll be live in person signing promotional materials for the Crystal Cadets graphic novel (hopefully they can get the second printing in time). Rumor has it I’ll be joined by the artist, Katie O’Neill. Fingers crossed!

Come on down and say hi, or catch me streaming on the interwebs!

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Comic Horror: Get the Monkey’s Paw today!

Like a little humor in your horror? Then you’ll enjoy following Mike and Josh as they set off after the Monkey’s Paw in Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 2 #8, from Zenescope. After struggling under student loans and start-up costs, two graduates try a hail Mary: they journey to Central America to find a mysterious tribe that grants wishes. Once they arrive, they discover that getting their wish may require more than they’re willing to give.

Preview of several pages available here. Grab it in print at your favorite comic store, or go virtual here.

Read it already? Let me know what you think!

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