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Alterna Announces 2018 Releases All Under $2.00

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, October 17 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Alterna Announces 2018 Releases All Under .00

The publisher is releasing comics on newsprint.

Source: Press Release

Alterna has announced its 2018 lineup, after lowering its floppy prices to between $1.50 and $1.99, after switching to newsprint. The publisher has also signed a deal with PDG to bring comics back to newsstands. More than 300 stores will be part of the initial test market, which will roll out August 1. The initiative has already started at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Alterna is currently in talks to expanding the program to Five Below and Toys "R" Us stores.


GO WEST created by Garrett Gunn, Stan Yak, Sean Forney, and Hde, is coming to comic shops in January 2018. One part DEATH WISH, one part TRUE GRIT, GO WEST will be a 3 issue mini-series.SONITUS created by Cody Sousa, Dan Sheppard, Cecilia Lo Valvo, Dee Cunniffe, and Dezi Sienty is coming to comic shops in February 2018.

Focusing on supernatural horror elements, SONITUS reunites most of the CROAK creative team and will be a 3 issue mini-series.THE XII created by Patrick Trahey, Luis Suárez, and Martín A. Pérez is coming to comic shops in February 2018. Fans of survival thrillers will enjoy THE XII. Mapped out as an initial 6 issue mini-series; there are tentative plans to continue the story with another mini-series in 2019/2020.

TINSELTOWN created by David Blake Lucarelli, Henry Ponciano, and Hde is coming to comic shops in March 2018. Loosely based on the experiences of one of the first female cops in the early days of Hollywood, TINSELTOWN combines action, drama, and mystery over the course of a 5 issue mini-series.

ZERO JUMPER created by Patrick Mulholland is coming to comic shops in March 2018. A time travel story that's heavy on sci-fi fantasy elements, ZERO JUMPER will be a 4 issue mini-series.

THE FEAR DIARIES created by Garrett Gunn, Nicolas Touris, and Hde is coming to comic shops in May 2018. This 56 page all ages one-shot mixes elements of TOY STORY and LEGEND.

CYKO KO! created by Robert Feldman is coming to comic shops in July 2018. This three issue mini-series centers around Cyko KO (pronounced "psycho Kay-OH") and his insane adventures on Super Earth. This series combines elements of SCOOBY DOO, MADMAN, VENTURE BROS., and THE TICK.

EDEN created by Eric Henson is coming to comic shops in July 2018. This four issue mini-series is one part STAR WARS and one part GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. If you're a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure... then this one's for you.

BLOOD REALM created by Robert Geronimo is coming to comic shops in August 2018. This 4-part series will feature 3 issues in each mini-series over the course of 2 years. An epic fantasy adventure story, BLOOD REALM is perfect for fans of LORD OF THE RINGS and GAME OF THRONES.

BINARY GRAY created by Chris Charlton, Rowel Roque, Anthonie Nemo Wilson, and Brant Fowler coming to comic shops August 2018. This six issue mini-series centers around a man that can control all aspects of modern technology. His newfound powers get him into a world of trouble though when a corporation puts a price on his head.

EXILIUM created by Benjamin Slabak, Salo Farias, Marc Sintes, Carlos Jobani, and Hde is coming to comic shops in August 2018. The six issue mini-series will see humans joining forces with a race of aliens against a common intergalactic enemy.

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY created by Bernie Gonzalez is coming to comic shops in October 2018. This twelve issue anthology horror series focuses on the various cases of a paranormal private investigator.

FEAST OR FAMINE created by Dave Swartz, Joseph Cooper, and Micah Myers is coming to comic shops in November 2018. Parallel dimension versions of Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein team-up to save the universe and end up unlocking a secret that will have repercussions across time and space.


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