Posts by Jeffrey Burandt

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GHOST PLANET Available for Preorder 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 10/19/22, Ghost Planet has a Diamond final order cutoff date of 9/19/22, and a Lunar final order cut off date of 9/11/22.

Cover A – by Sean Von Gorman and Omar Estevez
*Diamond Code AUG221801*
*Lunar Code 0822SC359*

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!

Cover B – 1:10 Retailer Incentive by Mike Allred and Laura Allred
*Diamond Code AUG221801*
*Lunar Code 0822SC360*

Ghost Planet is available for preorder from your local comic book store! Featuring retailer incentive covers by the likes of Mike Allred and Tess Fowler, tell your retailer now, and don’t miss out!

Cover C – 1:50 Glow-in-the-Dark Retailer Incentive by Tess Fowler
*Diamond Code MAY229796*
*Lunar Code 0822SC361*

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO PREVIEW

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

Rainbow Boy in “Love Rock Love”

In celebration of Pride Month and on this 49th anniversary of the NYC Pride March, I am sharing the full episode of Sean Von Gorman‘s, Paul Mount‘s, and my Rainbow Boy story, “Love Rock Love,” as it appeared in the New York Times bestselling, Harvey Award-winning Love Is Love anthology from IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment.  Spearheaded and curated by Marc Andreyko, we can’t thank him enough for giving us the opportunity to tell this story and to help heal families and communities through art. Thank you, Marc.

Love-Is-Love_Rainbow-Boy-col-TEXTThanks for reading, and keep an eye out for more upcoming Rainbow Boy stories from this creative team, including the upcoming 120 Project Comic Anthology!