GHOST PLANET #1 available to buy NOW!

Ghost Planet is a 40-page, done-in-one, sci-fi, horror, graphic novella, written by Jeffrey Burandt, with art and lettering by Sean Von Gorman, edited by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, and published by Scout Comics. In stores on 12/21/22, Ghost Planet is a classic sci-fi tale with a body horror twist: a family of deep space explorers rush to solve the mystery of Ghost Planet before their recently-dead loved ones return to kill them next!

See all covers and merch available HERE. Digital copies available via DriveThruComics.

REVIEWS

Ghost Planet invites readers to join a family of explorers in turmoil brought together by the horrors found on a mysterious planet. It’s haunting and at times shocking. A well-crafted body horror thriller that’s hard to resist.” –LOTUSLAND COMICS    

Ghost Planet feels like Junji Ito in space….imaginative and terrifying.” – BLAKE’S BUZZ

“Burandt’s story is compelling, well scripted and expertly paced. Von Gorman’s artwork mixes all the elements together into a tale which is always suspenseful and appropriately shocking.” – ADULT MUTANT REVIEW GUY

“The slow burn of horror [over] 40 pages, and building terror […] is incredibly well done. One of the creepiest horror comics I’ve read in awhile.” – RABBIT STEW COMICS

“Highly recommend. Such a cool story. Interesting concept and I had a great time reading it!” – THOSE NOT SO SUPER DUDES

“Blood curdling…I fucking love this…pick it up, really fun.” – WE HAVE ISSUES

“There is a well thought out ecosystem at play here [….] Ghost Planet is a solid piece of storytelling” – COMIC CRUSADERS

“I love the ending…It’s so good!” – BAT CITY COMIC PROFESSIONALS

“This is one, awesome cosmic horror comic that is definitely worth the price of admission!” – COMIC REVIEWS AND CRAFT BREWS

WEBSTORE EXCLUSIVES

Check out these exclusive variant covers from the Scout Comics Webstore, Whatnot and Rabbit Comics!

Click HERE to buy the Scout Webstore/Whatnot Exclusive Cover by Sean Von Gorman

Click HERE to buy the Rabbit Comics Exclusive Cover by Lloyd Bailey!

Click HERE to buy the New York Comic Con 2022 Exclusive Cover by Tess Fowler

VIDEO PREVIEW


LISTS

*ACME COMICS – STAFF PICKS OF THE WEEK

*ADULT MUTANT REVIEW GUY – HONORABLE MENTION – TOP 10 COMICS OF 2022

*ANDROID’S AMAZING COMICS – PICKS OF THE WEEK

*COMIC BOOK INVEST – THE WEDNESDAY ONE – READ IT

*COMICS HEATING UP – COMIC PICKS OF THE WEEK

*FINAL BOSS COMICS & GAMES PICK OF THE WEEK

*GRAPHIC POLICY’S TOP COMIC PICKS THIS WEEK!

RETAILERS

*ATOMIC EMPIRE

*BAT CITY COMIC PROFESSIONALS

*THE COMIC BOOK SHOPPE

*COLLECTOR CAVE

*COMIC LOGIC

*DAKOTA COMICS

*EAST SIDE MAGS

*EVERYONE COMICS

*FORBIDDEN PLANET USA

*THE GEEKERY NJ

*G-MART COMICS

*JHU COMICS

*MIDTOWN COMICS

*OXFORD COMICS & GAMES

*RADAR COMICS

*REVENGE OF

*RETCON COMICS

*SEAN VON GORMAN STORE

*THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD

*UP UP AND AWAY COMICS

*WONDERLAND COMICS

Odd Schnozz Reviews, Press and Podcast Appearances

Purchase Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, written by Jeffrey Burandt, illustrated by Dennis Culver, colored by Ramon Villalobos, lettered by Crank!, and published by Oni Press, from Midtown Comics, In Stock Trades, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ComiXology/Kindle, your local comic book store, or where ever books are sold.

REVIEWS

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad is an accessible, enjoyable origin story that’s alternately sweet and suspenseful, but always delightfully weird.”

Geek Dad 

“Mix King of the Hill with Daria and blast it with gamma radiation, and you’ll have a good sense of the wild world that newcomer Burandt and Culver (Edison Rex) have created.”

– Publisher’s Weekly

“[I]ntense action filled panels, eye-popping color and all from a female fronted (squeak!) punk rock brood… get your hands on this piece of punk perfection…”

– Broke Ass Stuart

“The story is crazy, the art colorfully off the wall, and the soundtrack is fun to hum along. Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad is a total entertainment package.”

Fan Girl Nation

” [R]eally well paced […] Jeffrey Burandt, the writer, does a good job of setting the stage while drawing from all of these different touchstones without getting hacky or trying too hard. Dennis Culver’s art is classic, clean, and easy to follow.”

Topless Robot

“Robo-animals, hard rocking teens, and secret spy guys, oh my! […] [W]riter Jeffrey Burandt succeeds in keeping the levity and humor that have become the signature tone of Odd Schnozz and The Odd Squad. […] Culver’s clean lines heighten the action by ensuring each panel flows seamlessly from one to the next; never blurring the exposition making each twist and turn vibrantly clear.

EatGeekPlay

 “…[A] ton of fun. Great art, fun read.”

Comics Bulletin

“[A] fun and crazy adventure awaits you. Check it out!”

– Geek Hard

“…[S]uccessfully combine[s] two of my favorite things: music and graphic novels.  Bravo.”

AudioFuzz

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad should be your squad goals. Right down to the garage band you wish you had in high school to the scooters that you and your crew can be cruising […]”

Pulp Cultured

“One of the most pleasant surprises all year was this digital first story about a high school punk band in Plano, Texas, that finds talking cyborg animals and a government conspiracy right before a big battle of the bands starts. […] Good for transitioning a music geek into a comics nerd.”

The Robot’s Voice

“[A] fun book [that] read very well. Hip but still fun [….] It felt like something I could watch my kids get into. Really really cool [….] I’ll be placing an order for it.

Black, White & Read All Over

“Fun characters and a good premise. I want to read more of this.
Rating: BUY IT”

The Two-Headed Nerd

“★★★★★”

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LISTS

The Best Comics Of 2015

-Den Of Geek

2017 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List (grades 9-12)

-Texas Library Association

Recommended Titles For Young Adults (13+)

-Diamond Bookshelf

Comics We Crave List

– io9

Best Comics Of the Week

– Captain Blue Hen Comics

Recommended Trade Paperbacks

-Acme Comics

TRV’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Comics

-The Robot’s Voice

Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: June 2015

-Diamond Comics

PRESS

An In Depth Look at Jeffrey Burandt’s Graphic Novel Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad

– Popwrapped

Burandt, Culver Take Odd Schnozz From Digital To Print

– Comic Book Resources

It’s Rockers, Mad Science and a Soundtrack For Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad – Talking With Jeffrey Burandt

– Bleeding Cool

Jeffrey Burandt On Music In Comics With Oni Press

– The Beat

Author Incorporates Plano Elements In Graphic Novel

– Plano Star Courier

Americans UK Bring Sci-Fi Rock and Comics To Music Scene

– Greenpoint Star and Queens Ledger

PODCASTS

Comic Book Club on the Nerdist Network

Midtown Comics Podcast

Hurry Up And Wait!

Radio Free Hipster

Making Comics Gutter Talk

Let Me Touch Your Mind 6-29-15

Please help nominate GHOST PLANET for a Ringo Award!

That’s right! You, yes YOU, can help co-creators Sean Von Gorman and myself (Jeffrey Burandt), amplify our 40-page, sci-fi, horror, done-in-one, graphic novella, GHOST PLANET from Scout Comics. Why should you do this? Because a nomination like this will help our book out IMMENSELY!

Open voting ends May 11, 2023. NOMINATION VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Please go to RingoAwards.com and nominate GHOST PLANET for Best Single Issue, Best Writer (Jeffrey Burandt), Best Artist (Sean Von Gorman), and Best Cover Artist (Sean Von Gorman and Omar Estevez), pretty please with alien spores on top!

What we would really like to achieve is that, “Best Single Issue or Story,” nomination. We think our powerful, 40-page, done-in-one makes us an excellent candidate for that nomination.

PURCHASE: See all covers and merch available HERE. Digital copies available via DriveThruComics.

REVIEWS: Still unsure if we’re deserving? Check out all these amazing reviews!

Ghost Planet invites readers to join a family of explorers in turmoil brought together by the horrors found on a mysterious planet. It’s haunting and at times shocking. A well-crafted body horror thriller that’s hard to resist.” –LOTUSLAND COMICS 

Ghost Planet feels like Junji Ito in space….imaginative and terrifying.” – BLAKE’S BUZZ

“Highly recommend. Such a cool story. Interesting concept and I had a great time reading it!” – THOSE NOT SO SUPER DUDES

“Burandt’s story is compelling, well scripted and expertly paced. Von Gorman’s artwork mixes all the elements together into a tale which is always suspenseful and appropriately shocking.” – ADULT MUTANT REVIEW GUY

“Blood curdling…I fucking love this…pick it up, really fun.” – WE HAVE ISSUES

“There is a well thought out ecosystem at play here [….] Ghost Planet is a solid piece of storytelling” – COMIC CRUSADERS

“I love the ending…It’s so good!” – BAT CITY COMIC PROFESSIONALS

“This is one, awesome cosmic horror comic that is definitely worth the price of admission!” – COMIC REVIEWS AND CRAFT BREWS

Let’s make this happen! Please and thank you!

xoxo,

Jef & SVG (of comics)

GHOST PLANET – ASHCAN PREVIEW AVAILABLE NOW!

Ghost Planet Ashcan Preview from Scout Comics is available to order now, HERE from Impulse Creations!

Written by Jeffrey Burandt, featuring art and lettering by Sean Von Gorman, and edited by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, Ghost Planet-Ashcan Preview tells the story of a family of deep space explorers who discover a planet teeming with life, capable of providing safe haven for their people. But when an alien creature kills one of the male crew members, his fiance is soon haunted by his presence. Ghost Planet is a classic sci-fi tale with a body horror twist!

Also, if you’re attending Florida SuperCon on July 8-10 in Miami Beach, Florida, series co-creator Sean Von Gorman will be in artist alley, and you can pick up a signed copy from him! After that, Sean will be attending C2E2, so get your hands on this rare gem of a preview before the full release in October 2022 from Scout Comics!

GHOST PLANET – ASHCAN PREVIEW is also available in the June 2022 Scout Comics Subscription Box. Check it out HERE.

*Twisting Time* Anthology Available Now!

The Twisting Time Anthology is available now from Archer Comics Press, in both digital and physical copies! Edited by Megan Archer, Twisting Time features a story written by Jeffrey Burandt, titled, “Always Already,” with art and lettering by Taylor Love.

Twisting Time Cover Art by Joanna Materek

“Always Already,” tells the story of an invasion of otherworldly warriors who march backwards in time towards global domination! You can buy it now at the store HERE. And below is the first page to wet your whistle!

“Always Already” Page 1 by Jeffrey Burandt and Taylor Love

SINDER KLAWS IS COMING TO INFINITY TOWN

Heavy Metal Magazine #297, the Winter Special, is available now at the Heavy Metal store, in comic shops, book stores, and digital outlets! And now you can read the story, written by me, and introducing artist Jason Goungor’s and my creator-owned character, “Chris Never.” Our story features colors by Omar Estevez, lettering by Micah Myers, and was edited by Hannah Means-Shannon. [Note: this story spins out of a prose story I wrote years ago here.] Featured image by Dwayne Harris.

Killer Bad #1 Press Kit

KILLER BAD #1 has funded on Kickstarter! Now we are selling our initial print run, and fundraising for an additional print run with new cover variants via IndieGoGo. Please come support us HERE.

Meanwhile, here is a handy dandy press kit that includes our promo video, creator introductions, logline, preview pages, and promotional art.

AWESOME COMICS PODCAST says that, “Killer Bad is a satirical look at the good and bad that were the comics of the 90’s [….] A grindhouse style, absolute gore-fest–just mayhem, carnage, […] bloody hell! It’s a rocket!”

Now you can also now purchase a digital copy HERE.

THE VIDEO

First, check out our shot for shot recreation of the coolest jeans commercial ever made, featuring Rob Liefeld, his art and creations! Lovingly recreated by Darin Murano, and featuring music by sci-fi rock band Americans UK, from their smooth-jazz-funk album, Luxuria. Check out the original commercial HERE, directed by none other than Spike Lee, and see how we did!

LOGLINE

KILLER BAD is a superhero-horror comic book, told with 90’s flair! When an elite super-group travels to a remote island to retrieve a powerful artifact, they are stalked by a super-slasher, serial killer. Will this be the final mission for the Sick Squad Six? Friday the 13th meets The Boys.

Written by Jeffrey Burandt (Ghost Planet, Odd Schnozz & the Odd Squad), art by Jason Goungor (Megadeth: Death by Design, The Brooklynite), with logo, lettering and design by Jeff Powell (Infidel, Deadly Class). “Killer Bad the 13th,” Kickstarter exclusive, variant cover by Paul Ciaravino (Americans UK).

PREVIEW PAGES

Character Bible

  • WAR WOUND is an evil scientist’s mad experiment gone right. A swarm of self replicating, voodoo-infused nanites circulates through his blood stream, metaphysically reversing any attack on his person. You cut him, you bleed, you dig? Otherwise, he’s dead inside. He’s been having suicidal thoughts, recently, and he thinks he may be a sociopath. Maybe his assignment as the newest member of the super-powered outfit known as, “Sick Squad Six.” will lift his spirits.
  • DEATH CHEATER is tough, mean and can’t be killed. The biggest badass on the block and he knows it, Death Cheater lives a consequence-free life of murder and mayhem as a founding member of the Sick Squad Six. This new War Wound guy is really getting under his skin, no doubt.
  • MOLLY X is the super-seductress alter-ego of Malakiva Xin, a low-level psychic and highly accredited bioengineer. Her abilities make her interlocutors euphoric in her presence, and she easily manipulates her marks by making them dumb and horny with her hallucinogenic mind waves. Then she turns them into super monsters. It’s easy to fall hard for Molly X, cuz you trip all the way down.
  • BREAK SPEED is a pretty boy, super speedster and the team’s field leader. Former captain of his high school football team, now he quarterbacks for the special ops team of augmented anti-heroes known as the Sick Squad Six, even if it’s the super shadowy Mission Control that’s calling all the plays.

PROMOTIONAL ART

REVIEWS/PRESS

TRIANGLE OF TRUTH calls KILLER BAD #1, “Super Dope!”

AWESOME COMICS PODCAST says that, “Killer Bad is a satirical look at the good and bad that were the comics of the 90’s [….] A grindhouse style, absolute gore-fest–just mayhem, carnage, […] bloody hell! It’s a rocket!”

Pandemix: Quarantine Comix in the Age of ‘Rona

(image credit: Mike Cavarello)

This is lovely! I have a comic in the new Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona anthology available now for only $5 on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pandemix

And at the $25 level, you can get a copy of the, “Star Wars vs. ‘Rona,” poster, teased in my header image!

All proceeds go to the Hero Initiative, which aids comics creators in need. Many thanks and much love to Whitney and Dino for organizing and curating. You can read more about the project, including all of the fantastic creators, HERE.

And you can read my contribution with artist Christa Cassano right now, below, as originally debuted on Bleeding Cool! So exciting!

(For the record, I finally took the cart back the first weekend in August, so I had it on my stoop for almost 5 months!)

MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN

Artist Jason Gongour and I have an 8-page story in MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN, available now!

Our story is based on the song, “Reckoning Day,” from the album Youthanasia. Below is a page from our story, featuring colors by Raul Manriquez and lettering by Jaime Martinez.

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And here is the publisher’s description:

This year marks the 35thanniversary of the release of MEGADETH, to which the band is set to release their ultimate greatest hits compilation, WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS, on March 22.  To further celebrate this, MEGADETH has partnered with premiere comics publisher, HEAVY METAL, to create the ultimate fan experience with a 350-page anthology of comic stories inspired by all the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled

DEATH BY DESIGN, features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world, all inspired by the songs from the album.

The project, carefully curated by DAVE MUSTAINE and HEAVY METAL, is a powerful book that gives both insight and understanding into the universe of MEGADETH and its harrowed mascot, VIC RATTLEHEAD.

AOC and the Freshman Force from Devil’s Due Comics!

Update: our AOC story, “Female is Future,” is now available in the trade paperback collection titled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection, available HERE. More details below.

AOC and the Freshman Force hits comic stores on May 15, 2019! This anthology from Devil’s Due Comics includes stories by Jill Thompson, Christa Cassano, Elizabeth Marley Kim, Kit Caoaga, Tim Seely, Josh Blaylock, Dean Haspiel, Jason Goungor, Adam McGovern, Bob Sikoryak and many more, and features a story written by me, illustrated and lettered by Sean Von Gorman, and colored by Paul Mounts!

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Order directly from the publisher here. Order from Diamond here. Variant covers available at tons of stores, including Midtown Comics (NYC), Third Eye Comics (MD), First Legacy Comics (TX), Wonderworld Comics (MI), and Collector Cave (NYC/The Bronx)!

As reported by Forbes, “A portion of the comic book’s sales will benefit two charities, RAICES, a nonprofit that serves immigrant children, families and refugees, and the USO, which supports military service members and military families. The comic’s official website notes that “Neither Raices, USO, nor Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez have endorsed or are directly affiliated with this project or Devil’s Due Comics.””

Rainbow Boy in “Persist”

Check out the latest Rainbow Boy story by Jeffrey Burandt, Sean Von Gorman, Paul Mounts and Oliver Mertz, published in the 120 Project Anthology, a trade collection of progressive essays and comics stories, available in print and digital. All sales of the 120 Project Anthology are donated to the ACLU!rb2_p1_medrb2_p2_medrb2_p3_medrb2_p4_medrb2_p5_med