The final issue of Dynamite Entertainment's Pathfinder Goblins! miniseries hits stores today. Pathfinder is a well-regarded dice-and-paper roleplaying game series published by Paizo, and the setting's goblins are... well, they're awesome. Low-rent mobs of supernatural hooligans, really.
Pathfinder Goblins is an anthology series, each issue containing themed short comic stories centering on the titular critters.
I was pleased to contribute, along with my very good friend (and now, newly-minted comic book writer) Larry R. White, "Legendary."
PATHFINDER GOBLINS! #5 (of 5)
Written by: Paul Allor; Eric Trautmann & Larry White
Covers by: Adam Moore, Kevin Stokes
Art by: Adam Moore, Kevin Stokes
The Goblins! series winds down to a close with two more glorious stories of goblin lore! In "The Ballad of Ak" we follow the rapid rise and fall of Ak, a chief's assistant who is bullied and disrespected by the rest of his tribe.
And in "Legendary," the misadventures of Muttonchomp and his goblin dog are proclaimed by the campfire. This is a tale of a goblin's meteoric rise to infamy alongside his "faithful" companion! Also: there's a bomb.
Dynamite Entertainment | 32pg. | Color | Teen | $3.99US
Dynamite has released a small preview of Li'l Vampi, coming in January. These are colored, unlettered pages, but Agnes Garbowska's take on the character is almost criminally adorable.
The pages also give the first look at Brandon and Orion Jerwa's "Pantha" strip that runs throughout the book, too (and also drawn by the very talented Agnes Garbowska).
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Li'l Vampi, part of Dynamite Entertainment's "Li'l Dynamites"—an upcoming slate of all-ages one shot books based on their various properties—is coming soon (currently scheduled to ship on January 8, 2014, but that is subject to change).
I've wanted to do an all-ages book for, well, ages, and it was a treat to be invited back to the character.
Here's the skinny:
LI'L VAMPI (aka LI'L VAMPI'S SPOOKYTIME MONSTER BASH)
Written by: Eric Trautmann (Pantha strip by Brandon & Orion Jerwa)
Art by: Agnes Garbowska
Covers by: Art Baltazar, Agnes Garbowska
Welcome to Stoker, Maine, the most normal, boring town in the world. Or is it?
There are sea serpents roaming the docks, a mummy in the town hall. And a gaggle of ghouls and goblins just devoured the breakfast cereal aisle at the local Shop-O-Mart. Who is behind this monstrous rampage? And can it be stopped?
When there are spooks afoot and arcane mysteries to be solved, it's time for Vampirella—teen scourge of the supernatural—to crack the case! And if that isn't enough, Li'l Vampirella features a two-page activity sheet and a "Pantha" comic strip by Brandon and Orion Jerwa and Agnes Garbowska!
Dynamite Entertainment | Color | 32pg | All-ages | $3.99US
In honor of Halloween, the good folks at Dynamite Entertainment and ComiXology are having a massive sale on Vampirella digital collections and single issues.
Glancing over the offerings, in addition to my whole run of Vampirella (in singles and collections), Brandon Jerwa's subsequent run, a slew of single issues, and several Vampirella miniseries are also on sale.
There's good value there; collections running from $3.99 to $5.99, and lots of single issues priced at ninety-nine cents. Well worth a look.
Here's the link to the sale; enjoy!
At New York Comic Con, Dynamite Entertainment recently announced a slate of new one-shot comics, to be released in celebration of the company's anniversary.
Each of those one-shots is an all-ages/young readers version of a popular Dynamite property—Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Man, Red Sonja, among others.
One such "other" is Li'l Vampi, which I'm pleased to reveal is a project I got to write. I'd been suggesting an all ages Vampirella line to Dynamite almost since the relaunch of the property a couple years ago, and it seems my endless ranting to my editors did not escape notice.
The cartoonist, Agnes Garbowska, has a great take on the characters and some genuine warmth and humor in her illustrations. It should be a lot of fun.
Here's the skinny:
LI'L VAMPI'S SPOOKYTIME MONSTER BASH
Written by: Eric Trautmann
Pantha co-feature written by: Brandon Jerwa
Art by: Agnes Garbowska
Cover by; Agnes Garbowska
Welcome to Stoker, Maine, the most normal, boring town in the world… or is it?
There are sea serpents roaming the docks, a mummy in the town hall, and a gaggle of ghouls and goblins just devoured the breakfast cereal aisle at the local Shop-O-Mart! What is behind this monstrous rampage, and can it be stopped?
When there are spooks afoot and arcane mysteries to be solved, it’s time for Vampirella, teen scourge of the supernatural, to crack the case!
The book is currently scheduled to arrive in-store on January 8, 2014.