What does 2018 Hold for Blackhole Comics?!?

As we wrap up 2017, I sit and realize how much we really set up 2018 for a smash ’em up year! For starters we have Nick Flair and Ruben Rojas putting the final touches on Proton #2! Power packed punches will be thrown, and they won’t all be towards the bad guys! Check out these pages from Issue #2!

 

Nick and Ruben will follow that up with Blackhole Universe #2 and finally bringing some highly anticipated characters and their stories onto the pages! Sara Squires, Black Whisper, and Red Breeze will all be featured in the second issue as well as returning Cynical and bringing in his arch-rival Guardian! That story will be handled artistically by Blackhole Comics new comer Boris Kay! We’re really excited to see him add to our Universe and take on these key characters!

Speaking of new additions to the team, Jose Pares is getting fired up to bring some art to the table, and will be handling some character design work for us! Later down the road in 2018 I’m sure we’ll see even more from him! Check out some of the art from these guys, and Ruben’s take on Sara Squires below!

With Brian Middleton Jr on deck for more Quinn-Finity as well, 2018 has the potential to be our most productive year to date! I’m excited for all the possibilities! If you need to catch up on any Blackhole Comics titles, be sure to head to Comixology.com and get ready for all the new books we’ll be dropping in the new year! Until then guys, remember; The World is Ours to Make!!!

Finding our Identity

Its been a crazy road so far in the last 3 years for us here at Blackhole Comics! We’ve gone from printing a handful ashcans at Office Max to printing full sized issues in much larger print runs, we’ve got our books in multiple comic shops, and we’ve gone from selling nothing at conventions to breaking even! We’ve found some amazing artists to work with like Daniel Govar, Ruben Rojas, Brian Middleton, Luca Cicognola, Anderson Carman, Kieth Silverman, Antonio Crew, JJ Murphy, Chauncey Blakey, and John Johnston! I also like to think we found a little bit more about ourselves as well…

Our tone and our style isn’t the same as Marvel or DC, we aren’t as gritty as Image or Vertigo, we aren’t as dark or as adult as some of the other guys out there, and that’s ok. It’s not to say those sort of stories aren’t enjoyable, or even that they aren’t in our future, I think what it says is we’re focusing on light hearted superhero comics. I think that with the dark overtones in a lot of the superhero stuff out there right now, that’s a good thing.

We know that our target audience isn’t necessarily the guy that picks up 20 books a week at the comic shop, but maybe he’ll like it too, and add it to his list. We’re maybe better suited to some of the younger kids that want to get into reading comics, and need something of their own, something their generation can grow with. It’s good to know who your audience is, and I think we’re starting to figure that out.  As we near completion of our 3rd different title, Quinn-Finity, we still have so many characters and so much story to tell, we can only hope you’ll be patient with us as we do our best to grind it all out!!!

Being a small local self publisher, we’re doing our best with the resources we have. We’ve come a long way, and plan to go even farther! We hope you’ll stick along for the ride. 😉 Until then though, I hope you’ll enjoy this teaser poster of things to come by Ruben Rojas! Follow us on twitter @BlackholeComics to get more info on the characters!

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And of course remember… The World is Ours to Make!

-Nick Flair!

Free Comic Book Day 2016: Sketch Cards Preview!

In case you haven’t heard, Saturday May 7th is FREE Comic Book Day! Come out to Richmond Comix from 12pm to 6pm and get free comics from all the major publishers! In addition, some great artists will be on hand doing free sketches for kids including Blackhole sponsored artists JJ Murphy aka The Graphitist, Chauncey Blakey aka Liquid Lead, Keith Silverman, and Von Crew! As if that wasn’t enough, there is more… Blackhole Comics will be giving away sketch cards of our characters!

Here are a preview of just some of the awesome cards we’ll be giving away at Richmond Comix!!!

 

The Blackhole crew got together and said “What can we do different, and awesome for Free Comic Book Day?”, and this is what we came up with. Free sketch cards by all of us.  Nick Flair, JJ Murphy, Chancey Blakey, Keith Silverman, and newcomer Brian Middleton are all contributing original art sketch cards. Kids can stop by our table, and get one of these bad boys for ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! If you like what you see, pick up the books these characters are in to get their story! But that’s not all…

Our motto here is “The World is Ours to Make”, and we’re even going to help you make it! We’ll have plenty of blank cards for you guys to make your own awesome sketch cards! We’re holding a contest for anyone to turn in cards of our original characters, and the best of the best will be featured on  a winners page in our next comic, as well as here on Blackhole-Comics.com! The single best card’s artist will win a Proton T-Shirt, a Variant cover for Proton #1, and a connecting 2 card set of Proton Sketch Cards from John Johnston!!!

Here’s a preview of the Proton Prize Pack!

There are some rules: All cards will have to be turned in to Richmond Comix by June 22nd, 2016 to be eligible to win. You can enter as many cards as you want. Cards will not be returned once entered.  Minor changes to prize package may occur.

This Free Comic Book Day is going to be the biggest and best yet, and the Blackhole Comics crew is proud to be apart of it! Remember, The World is Ours to Make!