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'Hacktivist' is Coming

Written by Jeremy Shane on Monday, January 20 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

'Hacktivist' is Coming

Preview for the premiere issue of Archaia's 'Hacktivist' and my own story of not getting to meet Alyssa Milano at SDCC.

There was a tramatic event that happened to me at SDCC.  To this day it's still hard to talk about, but I need to share it.

You see, my better half (Angela) and I usually tackle SDCC together.  At SDCC '13 she had a chance to interview creators at Archaia about their upcoming title: Hacktivist, now about to hit shelves January 22nd.  The thing about Hacktivist is that Alyssa Milano is the creator.

Now, I'm not normally a star struck type person, we run into people all the time at things like this and I'm like, 'hey, what's up,' and move on.  But I grew up with Alyssa Milano, I may have even had a child-hood crush on Sam from Who's the Boss.   Angela may be aware of this. 

Did she shoot me a text to tell me to get over to the Archaia booth?  No.  Her reasoning is that Alyssa had just finished up a signing and was leaving shortly and as large as SDCC is, there is no way I could have gotten there in time.  Had that text come through, we might have seen something not seen at comic-con at San Deigo in years, someone getting from one end of the convention to the other in a matter of seconds. 

Then I probably would have met her, all sweaty and out of breath, and then shook her hand and said, 'hey, what's up?'

So, maybe not that traumatic.  I'm glad I talked it out with all of you.

There was a point to this article though... AH! -- The first issue of Hacktivist hits shelves this Wednesday, January 22nd.  Archaia has posted the preview, and if you want to find out more behind its creation, check out our interview from SDCC.

Hacktivist #1 will be available January 22, 2014.
Writers: Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To





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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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