The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2.3 – Complete!



The Final Chapter of The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2 is now available, and that means the entire issue can be read online or downloaded as a CBZ or PDF, including a special bonus pin-up by Dave Lentz that crosses Sol over with the cast of one of my favorite webcomics, Registered Weapon!

As always, I want to thank Smithy for doing an incredible job drawing the issue, Josh for lettering, and Birdie for designing everything when we did #1, but sadly, there’s no letters page for me to do that, so I’m doing it here. And if you’d like to let me know what you think, feel free to leave a comment somewhere!

Solomon Stone #2.2!



Tonight, Solomon Stone #2 drift-races into its second senses-shattering chapter as Solomon, Dorian DeWolfe, Minxy and Ming Xi take their differences to the field of honor for a duel to the death that should explain pretty neatly why Smithy hates me so, so much. The things I make that poor guy draw.

So check it out, and if you like it, leave a comment! Or, if you’re feeling exceptionally wordy, write me a letter. If I get a few, I might just bring back Written In Stone, the Solomon Stone letter column, for next week’s shocking conclusion to “Murder at Morteface Manor!”

The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2



Strap yourselves in, Action Agents: the second soul-sizzling issue of Solomon Stone starts tonight with the first eight-page chapter, featuring not one, but two of the Sensational Character Finds of 2010!

And that’s not the only debut from the Action Age this week: Tomorrow, me, Chad and Matt Digges (who drew the Solomon Stone Christmas Special) will be unveiling something new in a style that we’ve never done before! So read, enjoy, let me know what you think, and then check back in tomorrow for our next big announcement!

Who says this isn’t the Action Age of Comics?

Solomon Stone Returns in 2010!

I’ve been sitting on this cover for a while now, but now that we’re into the new year and we’re getting close to actually being done with it, it’s time to feast your eyes on the cover to Solomon Stone #2!



That’s right, folks: The long-awaited, long-promised second issue of The Chronicles of Solomon Stone is coming soon, courtesy of me and “Meticulous” Matthew Allen Smith, with lettering by Action Age newcomer “Jazzy” Josh Krach!

It’s called “Murder at Morteface Manor,” and it’s a locked-room mystery as only the Action Age could do it! Who killed Miles Morteface? What is the Rookstone Academy for the Magically Awesome? Why does Solomon harbor a grudge against his arch-rival, Dorian DeWolfe, and is he friend, foe… or both?! The answers to these questions will be revealed, and SOMEONE! WILL! DIE!

It’s the continuation of the single greatest saga of vampire literature ever created, and it’s coming soon!

The Christmas Chronicles of Solomon Stone!

Merry Christmas, everybody! I got you a comic!



It’s The Christmas Chronicles of Solomon Stone: Atnas Came to Town!–an all new nine-page holiday epic from the Action Age of Comics!

Long-time ISB readers–and heck, even recent ones–will probably be familiar with my love of Christmas comics, and I even wrote one last year, marking the very first comic I was paid to write: FlashBack Universe’s Saturn Knight Before Christmas! I was thinking about that one last week, and I realized that I’d missed the opportunity to do another one this time around.

And then I had an idea.

An awful idea.

Chris Sims had a wonderful, awful idea!

I’d see if I couldn’t create a Christmas Miracle of my own, so I wrote the story you see above in a little over an hour–and it shows, I’m sure–and then set about finding an artist who could draw it on the incredibly tight deadline I had in mind. And I did.

Ladies and gentlemen, give it the hell up for Mathew Digges, who stepped in for my usual Sol collaborator Matthew Allen Smith (who is himself hard at work on Sol #2 as we speak). I’ve worked with Digges before (on secret projects that have yet to be seen) and he did a fantastic job on this one, especially since he penciled, inked, colored and lettered all nine pages in just under ten days.

And that, my friends, is a real Christmas Miracle.

So give it a read and let us know what you think, and if you still want more awesome free comics, don’t forget that Mike McGee and Tamas Jakab have returned to the world of time-travling super-scientist rock-star gorilla luchadores with El Gorgo #3, which also dropped today!

And Then There Was the Time That Solomon Stone Backhanded the Crap Out of Hitler



John Wolter of the ISB-approved blog Hitler Getting Punched celebrates the completion of The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #1–available now at the Action Age!–with an awesome pinup of the World’s Greatest Half-Vampire Private Detective Skateboard Champion delivering a Jim Aparo backhand to der Fuhrer.

And interestingly enough, that’s the second piece of Sol vs. Hitler fan-ephemera that I’ve gotten this weekend. The first came from our old friend King Oblivion, PhD of the International Society of Super-Villains, who rose to my challenge to produce some Solomon Stone fan-fiction with a piece that he posted on both the ISS and the world of literature’s equivalent of a flea market, And I can assure you, it’s the crossover you NEVER expected.

Thanks, guys!