Comic Preview: Swing, Vol. 1

Written by Matt Hawkins, Jenni Cheung
Art / Cover: Linda Sejic
Story and Character developed by Linda Sejic, Stjepan Sejic, Matt Hawkins, Jenni Cheung
Age Rating: M

Spinning off from the universe of SUNSTONE comes a slice-of-life romantic story about a couple trying to regain the sexual energy from the beginning of their relationship by swinging with other couples. An emotional journey of two people fighting to stay in love.

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Supreme x Toshio Maeda = Fall/Winter 2015

toshiomaeda“Hentai” apparel anyone?  Well know street brand Supreme is teaming up erotic manga artist Toshio Maeda for a mini-capsule collection.  The capsule collection features a jacket, sweatshirt, long sleeve tee, a pillow and 2 graphic tees.  Look for the collection to drop in NYC and LA Supreme “physical” locations and online on February 27, 2015.

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Sex, Drugs and Superpowers is Death Sentence

deathsentenceThe G+ Virus gives humans superpowers!  Writer Monty Nero and artist Mike Dowling deliver an off-beat mature-audience superhero book in “Death Sentence.”  In this world, the G+ Virus is like the AIDS virus that has spread across the globe affecting the general population.  The G+ Virus is transmitted through unprotected sex, but the virus gives humans superhuman powers.  There is a catch though, once you get it, you will ONLY have 6 months to live.  Now what will you do with 6 months on the planet?  What kind of superhuman power(s) will you get?  And what will you do with your superpowers?

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Life’s Lottery

lifelotteryBram Stroker Award winner Kim Newman is known for his witty vampire series Anno Dracula has another book you might want to take a look at.  Kim Newman ponders one of life’s questions in “Life’s Lottery”: Is our human life “predetermined or can we really choose our own path in life?”  If your were a kid growing in the 1980s, you might remember those Find Your Fate: Transformers and G.I. Joe books that I made my mom buy for me.  Those kiddie books had you making the decisions, like if you think Optimus Prime should do this go to page 6, or if you think Optimus Prime should do that go to page 25.  Now instead of playing a Hasbro toy character, you play a real-world fictional character and help him make decisions that will alter his life from the ordinary or to the extra-ordinary.

In “Life’s Lottery” you are born into the world as Keith Oliver Marion, a British Caucasian male, and you’ve luck out, you come from a middle-class background.  You are stuck in the middle with an older sister Laraine and younger brother James.  As I approached page 20 where I would make the first life’s decision for Keith as a 6-year-old boy in school, I really had to reflect how I would come to these decisions and choices for Keith.  Do I make the same choices as I did as a kid in my own personal life growing up, which was the kid that got picked on and then bullied others?  Do I then make choices from my Christian-American cultural upbringing?  Do I just make the common sense decisions as the adult I am now?  Do you I use rationalization or just go with it?  How about I make the decisions like George Costanza in that episode of Seinfeld where he picked the opposite of everything he would do?  Man, this book had me using my brainwaves.

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