The Action Age Comics Twice In A Lifetime World Tour 2014: Emerald City Comic Con In Seattle, Washington!

Action Age Comics Twice in a LIfetime Tour 2014 by Joe HunterCon Season is once again upon us, friends, and that means that it’s time for the Action Age Comics World Tour! This year, Chad and I are tearing it up across both coasts in our triumphant victory lap, Twice In A Lifetime 2014!

This weekend, it’s off to Seattle, Washington for Emerald City Comic Con! We’ll be there alongside “Snappy” Scott Kowalchuk celebrating the first big convention since the release of Down Set Fight. We’ve even got a signing schedule this year!

Friday, March 28:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Chris and Chad signing at the Monkeybrain table for Subatomic Party Girls! (Since SAPG is digital, feel free to bring anything else you want us to sign or just swing by to chat)

4:00 – 5:00: Chris, Chad and Scott signing Down Set Fight at the Oni Press booth!

Saturday, March 29:

Chillin’ in cardigans.

Sunday, March 30:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Chris, Chad and Scott are in the very first spot (AKA the Hangover Position) at the Oni Press booth, signing Down Set Fight!

For the rest of the time, we’ll be walking the show, doing interviews, digging through back issue bins (Chad still needs one issue of Guy Gardner: Warrior and I’m looking for a full run of Doom 2099), or hanging out signing, sketching and singing at our table, F-13! And just where is Table F-13? How about a little treasure map, Mikey?

Find us at Emerald City Comic Con, table F-13!

We hope to see you there! As always, Chad and I request gifts of Sun Dropâ„¢ citrus soda, since your bizarre “western” coast doesn’t have Bojangles.

Release Day! Down Set Fight Paperback and Subatomic Party Girls #3 Available Now!

Mascots! The Gregasus! Katmandont! THESE TWO HAVE IT ALL!Ohhhhhhhh snap, it is Release Day!

That’s right, folks: Not only is Down Set Fight is hitting shelves at finer comic book stores everywhere — and as Chad found out, you can pre-order it from Walmart’s website, which is weird — but Subatomic Party Girls #3 is out digitally on Comixology! I probably don’t even need to say it, but this is a huge deal for  us. DSF is Chad’s and my first graphic novel, and SAPG #3 is one of my favorite single issues we’ve ever read. A lot of that comes down to Erica, though — there’s a page in this one that I just wrote “Chase scene, you figure it out” in the script, and she did. And then she knocked it out of the park.

Same goes for Scott on Down Set Fight. It’s just a beautiful book, and when the script includes things like “mascot suplexes” and “black ops football team,” that’s no mean feat. He was perfect for this book, and I could not like how it turned out better.

Also, as always, shout out to the unsung hero of the Sims-Bowers ouvre, letterer “Jazzy” Josh Krach.

Here’s the links:

Down Set Fight on Comixology

Down Set Fight on Amazon

Subatomic Party Girls on Comixology

Go grab ’em! And if your local shop got a copy of Down Set Fight, snap a picture and send it to me. I really want to see!

still here? Okay. Just between you and me, I’m throwing in an added bonus to celebrate the big release day. Today only, you can download Dracula the Unconquered #1 and #2, by me, Steve Downer and Josh Krach, for free. No DRM, PDF or CBZ, 48 pages of all ages action adventure. Grab ’em here!

Subatomic Party Girls #2 Is Out Now!

SAPG02Crank up those keytars, Action Agents! Subatomic Party Girls #2 is finally here!

In this issue, the girls of Beryllium Steel have made it to the other side of the galaxy, where they’re called on to make a command performance for the mysterious Boss Drixly! Who is he? What is he? And what’s the deal with that t-shirt? Plus, Erica brings you the first in a set of paper dolls to cut out of your monitor and dress up to your heart’s content! This month: Cleo, the band’s frontwoman and vocalist!

All this can be yours for one thin dollar at Comixology! And if you missed the first issue, well, what are you waiting for?!

Subatomic Party Girls #1 Is Here!


Today is the day, friends: Subatomic Party Girls #1 is now available for your reading pleasure, exclusively on Comixology! For a thin 99¢, you get the first sixteen-page saga of Beryllium Steel and their rock ‘n’ roll adventure into outer space!

If you need to know more before you pick up the comic, CBR has the first few pages as a preview and an interview with me, Chad and Erica, and the three of us also guested on the Pop Culture Hound podcast! Plus, you can check out more at the Tumblr, where we’ve got some promo stuff.

Go get it!

Subatomic Party Girls Launches May 22


Mark your calendars for May 22nd, folks: In two weeks, Chad Bowers, Erica Henderson, Josh Krach and I are launching Subatomic Party Girls through Monkeybrain Comics, available only on Comixology! Together, Cleo, Libby and Vette are Beryllium Steel, the hottest power pop trio in music, and they’re about to launch their biggest tour date ever: Performing live from the surface of the moon as a test for the brand-new subatomic light drive. If it works, it won’t just be the biggest stunt in rock ‘n’ roll history, it’ll usher in a new age of nearly instantaneous space travel. If something goes wrong, however, the girls might just find themselves stranded on the other side of the galaxy with space pirates, intergalactic crime bosses and a spacefaring cult that wants them dead. I’ll let you figure out how it goes down.

The first issue of the ongoing series is a jam-packed sixteen pages, plus bonus material from Erica’s sketchbook, and it’ll set you back a cool 99¢ for the download. It’ll be available on Wednesday, May 22, but if you can’t wait, you can pre-order it right now!

It probably goes without saying, but I’m really excited about this. Chad and I have been wanting to do a book like this forever — I think the title actually predates Awesome Hospital — and if you’re not familiar with Erica’s work, she’s basically amazing. I set up a Tumblr where we can post some stuff, so keep an eye on that for promos as we ramp up to the first issue. So mark your calendar, check the tumblr and preorder the new series, and get ready for a whole new era of the Action Age!