I’m excited to announce that Proton #1 will be available Wednesday May 25th at Richmond Comix! This is really big for Blackhole Comics as it picks up where Proton #0 left off, and brings us to the story we were out to tell the whole time. If you weren’t lucky enough to get your hands on a copy of Proton #0, you can purchase the digital copy for just 99 cents below!
Written by Nick Flair and stellar art provided by Ruben Rojas, we pick up after the events of the zero issue. The dynamic of an entire star system has suddenly and drastically changed, and at the heart of it is where our story begins with two lives that were changed more than any others. Two young men claim to be the son of Proton. Is it possible? Are they both who they say they are? Will they be able to co-exist if so? Most importantly, will either of them be able to fill the role of being the star system’s greatest hero? We start to find out in this issue! Head to Richmond Comix on Wednesday May 25th and get your copy!!!
Here is a look at Covers A & B by Ruben Rojas and John Johnston respectively, the Richmond Comix EXCLUSIVE variant by Brian Middleton, and some great pages by Ruben!
We’re lucky here at Blackhole Comics to have such great support from our local comic shop Richmond Comix, and we took that to the next level recently! With Proton #1 ready to release soon, and the big Free Comic Book Day event going down this Saturday May 7th, we already had enough awesome stuff going on, but why not heap on some more? Proton #1 will release with 3 covers, Cover A by book artist Ruben Rojas, Cover B by John Johnston, and the Richmond Comix EXCLUSIVE Cover by Brian Middleton Jr!
You will ONLY be able to get this very cool, very fun cover at Richmond Comix! This book will be in limited edition, so be sure to swing by and pick it up when Proton #1 releases! When will that be? We should have an official announcement next week, but its close. So close…sniff, sniff… I can smell it. And it smells amazing!
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!
Free Comic Book Day happens every year on the first Saturday in May. This year, that happens to be May 7th 12pm-6pm, and believe me when I say this is an event! Richmond Comix knows how to do it right too! They have sales, artists doing free sketches for kids, costumes, and of course, they have us!
Blackhole Comics will be set up at a table with FREE sketch cards of our heroes and villains, drawn by local artists! Kids can come by and get these free pieces of original art to keep, or to trade! Also, we’ll have blank sketch cards that YOU can draw your own awesome hero or villain on! That alone is pretty cool, but here is the real kicker… We’re going to have a Sketch Card Contest!!!
All the Sketch Cards turned in featuring Blackhole Comics Characters will be entered into a contest. The winner will receive a Blackhole Comics T-Shirt, Variant cover edition of Proton #1, and their card will featured here on Blackhole-Comics.com and in our next Comic! There will also be honorable mentions printed along with the winner, and you can enter as many cards as you can get your hands on! The Winner will be announced here at the end of June.
We’ll also have a limited number of Proton #0 and Blackhole Universe #1 issues for sale. Writer/creator Nick Flair will be signing copies, and hyping up his next project too! Bottom Line, Free Comic Book Day at Richmond Comix is going to be amazing and you should be there!
This Saturday, May 4th, is Free Comic Book Day!!! For anyone that doesn’t already know, this is a day where all the major companies put out a special free comic book! Some comic shops, like my home away from how Richmond Comix, turn it into a real event! PEOPLE ARE GIVING AWAY COMICS!!! WHAT OTHER REASON DO YOU NEED TO PARTY UP AND NERD OUT!?!?! Out at Richmond Comix in addition to the free comics available, will be Hero Clix demo games, a raffle with a big ole bag of prizes, and Free sketches for kids by the FREESTYLE RONIN crew!!! They’ll also have Freestyle Ronin t-shirts and half priced prints for sale! There will be something for everyone and good vibes all day long, so before or after you go out and see Iron Man 3, swing by Richmond Comix! Check out the links below for more info!