Stanley Konopka, also known as “The Warrior Poet,” is a man with a lot of really amazing things to be proud of these days. Stan is a four time nominee for the SPACIE AWARDS, The Director of Artist Alley & Creator Relations for The Great Philadelphia Comic Con and most recently the creator/writer for the indie smash hit The Rejected. You aren't going to want to miss this edition of “Five Questions and a Comic”!
The Rejected is a wonderful and terrifying series created and written by Stan Konopka, along with artist Corey Christian Anderson. The Rejected takes the reader into a world where the main character Billy lives a very rough, sad life. Abused, bullied, and treated poorly, Billy wishes for one thing more than anything: to belong to a family that cares about him. That very desperation and despair, however, is what calls something… special to Billy: The Rejected. Led by the offputting Mr. Teeth, they offer Billy protection and, above all else, a place to belong. A family to belong to, and one that comes the ability to take his revenge on anyone who has ever crossed him in a bad way. Will Billy seek out revenge on those who have wronged him? How will The Rejected come into play if he does seek out such retribution? These questions can only be answered within the pages of The Rejected. With an exclusive C2E2 cover coming and a very dedicated fan base, comic book fans will not want to miss a chance at picking up issue #1 and learning more about this unique and masterfully created series.
Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin are currently enjoying the success of their most recent project, Unikorn, which is currently being funded on Kickstarter. Having a very strong fanbase already, Unikorn is showing the kind of potential creators dream of and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In this edition of Five Questions and a Comic we discuss this fun, family-driven universe with Don and Joshua.
Curtis Clow is absolutely on fire with the independent comic book scene this year. From his huge announcement that Scout will be publishing his series The Wild Cosmos, to running his own studio To Infinity Studios, and most recently his incredible success with Beastlands Kickstarter. With all this going on, Curtis is coming up in this business impressively fast. Enjoy a sneak peek into the mind of Curtis Clow and his amazing Beastlands project, as well as a few other tidbits!
The Immortal Hulk has been enticing fans since issue #1 with a refreshing take on horror and the expectations from The Hulk. Writer Al Ewing (Crypt of Shadows, Avengers: No Road Home and Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer) and artists Joe Bennett (Teen Titans, The Savage Hawkman and Checkmate) and Ruy Jose (52, Birds of Prey and Blue Beetle) continue to bring fans one of the best told stories in The Hulk universe to date. On April 3, 2019 you can dig into the next chapter of The Immortal Hulk and see what all the hype is about!