Click for larger image According to Diamond Comics shipping list, “Advent Rising: Rock the Planet” #5 limps into stores today after many months of delays. This issue caps off the mini-series and concludes the “Rock the Planet” storyline.
Click for larger image Literally. I got my comps today. In the past I’ve gotten comps the same week the book arrives in stores. So perhaps Advent Rising #5 will be at a shop near you tomorrow.
Click for larger image The word from 360ep is that Advent Rising #5 has shipped from the printer and is on the way to the distributor. I don’t know what that means for a release date exactly. Just that it’s a strong indicator the the book will be release (for […]
Here’s some news I came across while we’re waiting for that last issue of ‘Advent Rising: Rock the Planet’ to come out. Majesco is once again selling ‘Advent: Rising’…this time through the Steam broadband gaming thingamabob. Is there still some life in the Advent franchise?
Click for larger image Well, according to Diamond’s shipping list, the long-delayed “Advent Rising: Rock the Planet” #5 will not ship this week, the final week of September. I did talk to Jemas just last week though and, through his chagrin, he assured me that the book is coming out…so […]
Click for larger image Sad to state the obvious: the publication of “Advent Rising: Rock the Planet #5” has drifted far off course. The book, which is the final issue of the mini-series, is at least six month late at this point. For those of you who are still hanging […]
Click for larger image Here’s a look at the cover art to the fifth and final issue of “Advent Rising: Rock the Planet”. The book will be out later this month or early June.
I got my comp copies of “Advent Rising Rock the Planet #4” in the mail today. Yay! But two of the pages are printed out of order. Boo! So, when you’re reading through, keep an eye out for the “Flotsam & Jetsam” ad. When you see it, skip ahead two […]
Production problems seem to have knocked “Advent” into a six-eight week distribution orbit. Issue #4 looks to be headed for stores later this month. In the mean time, click the image at left for a look at the cover by Cliff Richards, Denis Crisotomo and Cris De Lara.
Issue #3 of ‘Advent Rising: Rock the Planet’ finally goes on sale next Wednesday, February 8. Things go south for Gideon as he finds himself ostracized from his friends. Meanwhile Ethan takes Squad Blue up to the space station with disastrous results. Bug your retailer for it!
While we’re waiting for “Advent Rising: Rock the Planet #3”, the book’s inker extraordinare Dennis Crisostomo dashed off this cool pin-up of Gideon and Ethan in action! Meanwhile, I’m told #3 will hit stores on February 8th for sure.
Penciller extraordinare Cliff Richard is over on The Pulse chatting up ‘Advent Rising’. There are several preview pages from upcoming issues including a look at a sexy Space Pirate. Click it!
Advent Rising Trilogy blog has the cover to #3 posted, along with the news that it will be released on January 4, 2006.
There’s a review of ‘Advent’ that I previously overlooked at PopMatters. The reviewer is sort of luke warm on the book, disliking the sci fi elements (“Not very original”) and the decompressed storytelling, but enjoying the character driven elements (“characters are written with spirit and drawn with a rough realism”). […]
Watch for ‘Advent Rising: Rock the Planet #2’ in comic shops next Wednesday, the 30th. You can’t miss Cliff’s super-sweet cover of Gideon and Olivia falling for each other.
“…a surprisingly enjoyable and light series based on the popular sci-fi videogame from Majesco. Story is about a pair of teens, Ethan and Gideon Wyeth, whose father is a scientist whose moved his family to a new planet with a new high school to get used to. What makes this […]
A few weeks back I grabbed a table at Detroit’s first SNAP! small-press comics show. Also in attendance was Michael O.D., host of the “Most People are DJs” Podcast. Michael interviewed several of the guests and was nice enough to devote some airtime to me in the November 10 show. […]
“This comic is Starship Troopers meets Rudy. There are two plotlines — Ethan’s conflicts with his stubborn cadets, and Gideon’s awkward efforts to fit in among the hometown kids — and while they’re not complex, the two divergent stories make for a varied read. The balance between the two main […]
“Without being the least bit familiar with the game, I was able to dive right into this debut issue. Jemas and writers Donald Mustard and Rob Worley deliver an opening chapter that will pull the reader in on the strength of characterization alone. The characters are extremely likable and easy […]
Every retailer who ordered Advent Rising #1 will be receiving 10 bonus copies – free – compliments of 360ep. Bill J. explains why. An interesting conversation among retailers follows.
I’ve got a table at the inaugural SNAP! small press show this weekend. The first annual SNAP! Comics Art Festival takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 11am to 6pm in Dearborn, Michigan. Click for details! It’ll also be my first-ever convention appearance as a guest. I’ll have copies of […]
The comic got some kind notices from the Advent Trilogy Bloggers: “Overall, if you are a fan of Advent Rising and want some extra background on each character, and want to see the characters from game interact in their younger years then you will definitely like this comic. Nice job […]
It’s just seven days until “Advent Rising: Rock The Planet” makes its way into comic book stores everywhere! I’m psyched. For anyone in the Detroit area, I’ll be doing a signing on launch day. Wednesday, October 26th I’ll hanging out at Comics & More in Madison Heights from about 5pm […]
Check out a random selection of fully colored and lettered pages from ‘Advent Rising: Rock the Planet’ on the official Advent Trilogy game site… [Permalink to preview]
“For both fans of the game and newcomers to the franchise, 360ep?s Advent Rising is an entertaining prequel to the sci-fi adventure.”
Interesting ‘Advent Rising’ related news: Today and Wednesday, 5,500 Guilford County seventh-graders will hear the score music from ‘Advent Rising’ performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra at War Memorial Auditorium…
“The comic is actually quite different from the game in both tone and story. We’re backing up ten years from the start of the game, to a point where Gideon and Ethan are teenagers. They’ve just moved from Edumea the sister planet of Artemus on family business. They’re struggling to […]
Here’s me blabbing on and on to Robert Taylor of Hero Realm about ‘Advent Rising: Rock the Planet’…
Here’s Bill Jemas talking about ‘Advent Rising: Rock the Planet’. Check out another page of preview art, along with the full cover dress for both the Cliff Richards and the Greg Horn artwork.
Diamond Scoop covers the ‘Advent Rising’ comic’s shift to a double-sized first issue with some commentary from your’s truly and also from Mr. Bill Jemas. Says Bill, “Based on the advice of retailers (and our account people at Diamond), 360 had already had a retailer promotion in place, but we […]