AH:Q #2: NOT DEAD ENOUGH

Alt★Hero: Q #2: NOT DEAD ENOUGH

After federal agent Roland Dane survives the successful assassination of the U.S. Secretary of State in Peru, he makes his way back to the United States in secret with the help of a mysterious organization opposed to the global establishment. But when a famous film star is reported dead just hours after the agent visits his house in the Hollywood Hills, Dane realizes that the reach of the evil that is hunting for him extends further than he had ever imagined.

Arkhaven Comics has assembled a first-rate production team to create the Alt★Hero: Q series, which explores the incredible QAnon phenomenon that is sweeping the planet. Set in the superhero world of Alt★Hero, Alt★Hero: Q is an astonishing action tale of unflinching everyday heroes taking down corruption and evil on a global scale.

The CBZ file contains high-quality 2048 x 1316 images. Kindle format is 1280 x 800. AH:Q #2 is now available at Arkhaven Comics. Available soon on Amazon. AH:Q backers, please check your email.


Diversity & Comics reviews Alt-Hero Volume One

It’s a fair and detailed review of the six issues collected. I disagree, of course, with the idea that comics must be relentless BIF! – SOCK! – POW! action, as I see no problem with what is described here as “the talking head problem”, or as we novelists refer to it, dialogue and character development. And while I understand that not everyone is interested in current events, I am, and it would be very strange indeed if a fictional battle between globalists and nationalists did not bear some resemblances to the real-world version.

Indeed, as some have noted, the events taking place in the Alt-Hero world have even been observed to have anticipated events taking place in the real one. I also found it interesting that D&C so strongly preferred the US-based story to the Europe-based one, as it’s been my vague impression that a majority of AH fans tend to prefer the latter.

But regardless, I appreciate the review, which is one of the first to look at the entire volume one omnibus.


The dispute has been resolved

The Alt-Hero:Q dispute with Indiegogo has been resolved.  If you were a campaign supporter of Alt-Hero:Q on Indiegogo, please contact me via email with AHQ in the subject as we need your help with a few outstanding issues.

In other Alt-Hero news, the first omnibus will be going out to backers next week.

Please note that I will not be divulging any details about the resolution during this process, so don’t ask. Let’s just get it done with the same speed and efficiency with which we completed the second campaign.


Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #4

Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #4: Hit Charade

The streets of Avalon are a hard place, even for superheroes. But while King Ace’s new employers at the SPC are busy trying to track down the mysterious female vigilante who is assassinating politicians in broad daylight, Fazer’s new friends are helping him escape from the high-tech security cells meant to hold even the strongest superhumans. Fazer is more than happy to get free of his electroshock collar and out of prison, until he learns to his dismay that his new friends may be even more cruel and ruthless than the SPC.

And to make matters worse, the very worst of them appears to harbor ambitions that have led him into the lair of the most powerful gang leader in Avalon.

Chuck Dixon is the most prolific comic book writer in history. Set in the world of Alt★Hero, CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON is the legend’s newest creation. Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #4: Hit Charade is now available in CBZ and Kindle formats at Arkhaven Comics. Kindle edition also available at Amazon should you care to Look Inside.

Speaking of Alt-Hero, we are very close to shipping out the Volume 1 omnibuses that collect AH 1-6. If you are a backer of either the Volume 1 paperback or the hardcover and your address has changed since October 2017, please email me with VOL1 in the subject line. Include both your previous address and your new address, as well as your backer number. This is in reference to the original campaign, NOT the AH:Q campaign. Please do this even if you think you emailed me previously; better safe than sorry.


AH:Q1 for backers

Yesterday we sent out 25 emails to backers who didn’t receive the initial mail blast, and have just sent out another 18 to additional backers who contacted us to inform us that they didn’t receive it. So, if you’ve emailed us about AH:Q1 in the last 24 hours, please check your email.

In other backer-related news, we expect to send the omnibus editions of ALT-HERO issues #1-6 out, featuring new covers by Cliff Cosmic and another artist, before the end of the month. We also expect to release the first digital edition of SWAN KNIGHT’S SAGA.

If you didn’t back AH:Q #1 WHERE WE GO ONE, please note that you can still pick it up at Amazon, where it is the #1 New Release in graphic novels, ahead of the new Superman and Batman comics.


AH:Q #1 now available

Arkhaven Comics is very pleased to announce that the digital edition of Alt★Hero:Q issue #1 Where We Go One is now available in CBZ and Kindle formats.

AH:Q backers should check your email, as we have sent out emails with download links to both formats to all the backers. Please note that these were only sent out to AH:Q backers, not backers of the original ALT-HERO campaign.

If you are an AH:Q backer who did not receive an email, please check your spam trap and your social media trap on Gmail before contacting us. If you still cannot find it, then please email us at books -at- castaliahouse -dot- com and we will add your email to the mailing list. Please note, however, that if we add your email to the list and discover that it is already there, then the problem is on your end which means there is nothing we can do about it. We would also suggest whitelisting the @castaliahouse.com address to increase the likelihood that you will receive the emails properly.

If you are not a backer, then you can purchase Alt★Hero:Q issue #1 Where We Go One for $2.99 at Arkhaven Comics, which includes both formats. The Kindle version should also be available on Amazon later today. Backers should note that we will not be sending out the individual print editions until all six issues are available in print and can be sent together.

UPDATE: You can now buy and review AH:Q #1 on Amazon.


Who could see it coming?

Fiction

Reality

I’m not sure if this is a slightly different perspective or if the artist simply omitted the Eiffel Tower due to its frequent appearance on other pages. But it’s still rather striking, considering the timing. Of course, while I correctly anticipated the gendarmarie opposing the nationalists in The War in Paris, I thought Antifa was going to directly oppose the nationalists rather than try to co-opt their movement.

But I did get the yellow-and-black colors correct. Anyhow, we’re very close to completing the first Alt-Hero omnibus. I’ll make an announcement when it’s ready so backers whose addresses have changed will have the opportunity to update them. In other Alt-Hero news, we expect AH:Q #1 to be completed this week.


Alt-Hero #6 in print

The sixth issue in the revolutionary Alt-Hero series is now available in print. Limited edition gold logo editions are now available from Castalia Direct.

Hell hath no fury like a superhero humiliated in public.

After the debacle at the Eiffel Tower, Captain Europa is determined to hunt down the renegade superhumans who embarrassed him in front of the world. And when Jean-Michel and Christian finally surface after spending weeks in hiding, the Global Justice Initiative is on their trail as fast as Shade can drive his supercar to Paris.

But there is a new player on the scene, a mysterious one with strange and surprising resources. And even a team of superheroes will find it hard to find a pair of young men inside the 300 kilometers of bone-encrusted tunnels that make up the Catacombs of Paris, especially when they don’t want to be found.


Alt★Hero #6: The Dark Hunt

Alt★Hero #6: The Dark Hunt is now available at the Arkhaven store in CBZ and Kindle formats. It will be available on Amazon in Kindle format later today. It has already gone out to the backers; please note that the typo on page 18 has been fixed.

An angry Captain Europa is desperate to get revenge for his public humiliation at the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately for him, Jean-Michel Durand and Christian Foucault are nowhere to be found! So when the two renegade superhumans suddenly show up without warning on the Paris Metro security cameras, the Global Justice Initiative leaps into action to try to catch them before they disappear again. 

But there are few better places on Earth for outlaws to vanish than the massive graveyards located directly below the streets of the French capital.

The CBZ file contains high-quality 2048 x 1360 images. Kindle format is 1280 x 800. Alt★Hero #6: The Dark Hunt retails for $2.99.

UPDATE: on an unrelated note, A THRONE OF BONES is now available on Audible. All 31 hours 25 minutes of it. It’s a pretty good deal if you’re already a subscriber and only have to spend a monthly credit on it. And if you’re not on Audible, you can get it directly from Arkhaven.

UPDATE: Alt★Hero #6: The Dark Hunt is now available in Kindle format on Amazon. If you’ve read it, I hope you’ll consider reviewing it.


CDA #3 now in print

We are very pleased to announce that CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON #3: The Conscience of the King is now available in a standard-size gold logo print edition. Due to the higher cost of the standard size, the comic will now retail for $3.99, but we will continue to sell them for $2.99 on the Castalia Direct store nevertheless.

For collectors, please note that we will be producing a limited run of gold logo standard-size versions of issues #1 and #2 later this year. And, of course, we will be sending free corrected editions to the 209 people who unfortunately received the “silent” edition of issue #2.

While King Ace is in training with Big Simba and the Specials of the UN-SPC, his former partner-in-fighting-crime Fazer languishes in a prison designed especially for people with superhuman powers. Fazer is desperate to escape, but how can he get out when his jailers possess the technology required to block his unique abilities?

But Fazer isn’t the only one feeling trapped, as King Ace quickly comes to learn that his new team isn’t tasked with fighting crime in the city of Avalon, but rather, tracking down other people like him and Fazer. And he also discovers that signing on with the official forces of law and order means accepting restrictions on your ability to do what you think is right.

Chuck Dixon is the most prolific comic book writer in history. Set in the world of Alt★Hero, CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON is the legend’s newest creation.

Oh, and one more thing. Alt-Hero backers should check their email tomorrow morning….