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Fearless Dawn is Back!

Totally stoked on this! Steve Mannion’s sexy ass kicker Fearless Dawn is back in an all new one-shot adventure: The Secret Of The Swamp.  Makes me wanna brush off my copy of The Bomb and relive the whole thing again.

Once again our sexy heroine, Fearless Dawn, gets herself into a predicament she can’t get out of. Following a treasure map to find a secret elixir, Fearless Dawn travels deep within a murky swamp. Ignoring the warnings of Old Lady Flannigan, and hot on the trail of buried pirate booty, Fearless Dawn and her sidekick “The Masked Kid” get assaulted by the GIANT SWAMP CREATURE! Can our heroes make it out alive? This special one-shot issue includes daily strips, pin-ups, dossier files, and pencil art.

Thank You Asylum Press!

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The Con is On

The New York Comic Con is this weekend, and I shall not be attending. I feel I have let myself down; and should you find yourself in the same boat, you should feel the same way. After all, this is not San Diego, Monteal, or Tokyo. My excuse is that I live in a cave someplace outside of Westchester and send my columns to the city via carrier owl. You should have no excuse as to why you aren’t going.

“But Unkiedev,” you foolishly stammer, drool glistening on your chin like syrup on a pancake, “I didn’t get my tickets in advance and now they’re sold out. I CAN’T go. WAUGH!”

Of course you can. Are you an American or big cry baby? American ingenuity gave our culture the submarine, Velcro, and breast implants…it can get you a last minute ticket to the New York Comic Con 2011. Here, let me help.


5. Lounge around the back of the Con, near where the construction teamsters are idling their trucks to load and unload Marvel’s big pavilion. As soon as someone opens the door; say for example like when Steve Mannion, author and illustrator of the amazing Fearless Dawn goes out to puff a butt; slip into the joint like cream filling into a donut!

Once inside, either act totally cool like nothing is wrong or feel free to swipe somebody else’s three-day pass…maybe an unsuspecting Storm Trooper buying a hot dog. IF you get caught, tell them your were recreating the prison sequence from A New Hope. Remember: It isn’t theft when it’s an homage!

4. Take all of your Legos and make a gigantic, life-sized Lego Batman with a compartment inside large enough to fit you and your Con Swag. Place said Lego Batman outside of the convention center with a toe tag reading “For Booth 1254.”

DC is hosting Lego this year, with the brand new Lego superhero line on display that includes a new Lego Batcave. As soon as the convention staff load you onto the floor, open your secret bat-compartment and sneak around at your leisure.

Hey, If it’s good enough for the Greeks, it’s good enough for you.

3. Find the supply company that sells the Javits Center their Security Forces uniforms. Buy one of those, wear it, and walk in through the front door. This plan has two big advantages: Unlike imitating a police officer, imitating private security isn’t a crime, and TWO) The price of your out fit will probably be cheaper than a bootleg ticket.

Oh wait, I said all these options would be free, didn’t I? Well, forget this one. Let’s move on.

Jeff Ayers and Grant Morrison2. This always works: Shave your head, wear a nice suit, talk all funny like a crazy person while walking in the door with Forbidden Planet Big Wig Jeff Ayers and claim to be Grant Morrison. NO ONE will question you. NO ONE will stop you.

1. Show this column at the door, especially the following sentence. THIS COLUMN IS VALID FOR ONE ADMITTANCE TO THE NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011. I even put it in caps to make sure it was SUPER legible.

Yes, through a secret, back-room handshake deal with Reed Exhibitions this column in the Forbidden Planet newsletter is an ipso facto, bona fide Coupon for free admission. Sure it is! Who says it isn’t? Go ahead and try it out, see for yourself! (NOTE: The Editor would like you to know that Unkiedev is insane. DO NOT try to use this column as a coupon, IT WILL NOT WORK.)

In the slim chance that it doesn’t work I can only suggest that the security people who tossed you out on your rubber Spock ears were actually gatecrashers themselves in disguise. Where do these people get their ideas from?

More musings from Unkiedev, Earth’s own sidekick, can be read at unkiedev.blogspot.com

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New Comics vs San Diego Comic Con

By Unkiedev

I’ve been reading over past columns to make sure I don’t repeat myself. Still, there is a line I used last year that pretty much sums up my feelings this week. I’m not sure how improper it is to quote yourself, but here goes: “Seriously, San Diego Comic Con is like NOTHING you have ever experienced … and once again I shall not be going.”

I called up my publisher to ask WHY they hadn’t come up with the money to send me all expenses paid to San Diego and you know what they said? “This is a dry cleaners, kid. Stop calling us!”

The nerve of some people!


Last year at this exact time the AMAZING comic book Dethklok vs The Goon was published by Dark Horse. Seeing Eric Powell’s massive brawler pummel TV’s funniest death metal band kept me from sobbing overly that I was attending San Diego.

This year Dark Horse is publishing The Buzzard #2. I’ll take it, but I’d much rather be in San Diego attending the Dark Horse Horror Panel with Eric, Mike “Hellboy” Mignola and Steve “30 Days of Night” Niles, or even attending Friday’s The Goon Movie panel about the upcoming computer animated film from Eric and Blur Studios. Continue reading

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Upcoming Events @ Forbidden Planet NYC

Happy New Year!  Sorry we’ve not been around much over the Holiday Season, but I promise a return to daily posting starting now.

That being said, Forbidden Planet NYC is hosting an event this coming Sunday, January 10th with Japanese Cosplay Singer Reni.  She’ll be performing live, signing CDs, taking pics, and generally being bouncy starting at 12pm.  Sounds like an awesomely surreal Sunday at the Planet!


Other events we’ve lined up this coming winter include an appearance by writer/artist Steve Mannion (!!!) of THE BOMB and FEARLESS DAWN fame…


…And a special event with TROMA to commemorate their Blu-Ray release of Poultrygeist in February!

And speaking of TROMA, there’s also a free shindig going down at Otto’s Shrunken Head tonight here in NYC (14th St. between  Ave A&B) featuring a live performance by The Mugs, followed by a double-header screening of  Troma’s War and The Last Horror Film.


Maybe I’ll see ya there after I close the shop.  Or at one of the other aforementioned gigs.  Dates, times, and other specifics are being worked out for Mr. Mannion and the Poultrygeist affair, but I’ll announce them the second they’re available.  Either way, I’d love to see you!

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