Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Red Devil and The Curse of Tragg Magnar - A Webcomic Series

Who likes pulp comics or those awesome action and adventure packed comic strips?

We have a brand new Red Devil story for our fans. The Red Devil and The Curse of Tragg Magnar is an exciting new adventure for The Red Devil and Kid Diablo, agents of The Danger Bureau. Did you read the first series? If not, then click here to read the first episode of The Red Devil.

In this story, Red Devil and Kid Diablo must protect Dr. Khatria Durani who has knowledge of a weapon which will destroy the infamous demon named Methalius. The Red Devil and Kid Diablo must act quickly to stop two of Methalius' agents who are in pursuit of Durani.

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Art and Lettering: Joe Haemmerle

The Red Devil & The Curse of Tragg Magnar by Tony Wright on Scribd



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 165: Preview the new comic book!

Please take the opportunity to preview the first four pages of Day 165 from Source Point Press. If your local retailer carries Source Point Press comics then grab a copy! If your local retailer doesn't have Source Point Press in stock then demand they order some of the best indie comics.

Day 165 is a war themed comic book series inspired by the Twilight Zone and War Stories where soldiers experience the unexplained during their 165th day of service. In the upcoming issue of Day 165, a group of British paratroopers will be lost behind enemy lines. Pvt. Donnie Smith is an avid comic book reader and wants to be more like his idol, Colonel Joe Monroe. Smith is under the supervision of Sgt. Freddie Hayes, who has nothing but disdain for comics. Both Smith and Hayes will be forced to confront enemies new and old.

Story: Tony Wright
Script: Frank T. Allen
Pencils, Inks, and Color: Joe Haemmerle
Letters: Magnus
Publisher: Source Point Press

Day 165 by Tony Wright on Scribd

Friday, February 24, 2017

Kav and Tony Break It Down: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #98


Kav and Tony are two webcomic collaborators and lifelong comic book fans having fun reviewing titles from the Golden and Silver Age of Comics. They know these comic books were published with a young audience in mind, but they couldn't pass up the opportunity to make fun of goofy covers, ridiculous plots, silly dialogue, and pseudo-scientific shenanigans.  

Kav: Back in the 60's DC did a survey and kids chose gorillas as their favorite cover feature, so they went way overboard on the gorilla covers. They popped up everywhere. Jimmy Olsen and the science fiction titles seem to have taken the brunt of the damage. Here we see the inevitable final result of this nonsense-Jimmy being forced to marry a gorilla by a Witch Doctor Superman. Many times where there was a gorilla, a witch doctor wasn't far behind. We see Jimmy's new wife already screaming at him about something. Get used to it buddy. Of course Lucy Lane has to be present whenever Jimmy is humiliated. I read a lot of these Jimmy Olsen stories and Superman is always depicted as the trickster character from Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Kinda helpful but mostly not. In 'Midas of Metropolis' Jimmy had to spend a million dollars to get a million in 24 hours. He was down to his last 10 cents, it was Sunday, and everything was closed. Superman just stood there grinning instead of telling Jimmy to put the dime in the parking meter before he gets a ticket. He got the ticket. I've had friends like this. Don't ask me what Superman is stirring in the pot but it's an appropriate image for sure.

Tony: Superman is not only just a witch doctor, but he's the local witch doctor. Hopefully, Jimmy's health care plan has witch doctor Superman in his network. Also, I'm not fully convinced that Supes successfully completed an apprenticeship to earn his degree or certificate or whatever in witch doctoring. Dude probably didn't even do a residency. Why does local witch doctor Superman need a fire when he can boil that pot with his heat vision? I can only imagine the absurd plot that unfolds in this issue.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tony Wright Interviewed for the Ninja Starship Podcast

The Day 165 Kickstarter campaign is still underway and please take some time to check out our supernatural war themed comic book which will be published by Source Point Press. We're doing everything we can to promote our campaign and Tony Wright, the co-creator of Day 165, was interviewed by Jimmy McKnight of the Ninja Starship podcast to talk about the comic and the rewards we have for our backers.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Day 165: The Kickstarter Project

Greetings! It has been ages since I've posted something to Champion City Comics, but now is a great time to update our readers because I have some fantastic news. Source Point Press will be publishing a comic book version of our webcomic Day 165, a supernatural war themed title that will appeal to many readers.

The concept behind Day 165 is that each episodes deals with bizarre and fascinating things that happen to soldiers during their 165th day of service. I grew up reading GI Joe, Fightin' Army, Fightin' Marines, and The 'Nam. Also, I loved The Twilight Zone and Amazing Stories. It was great to blend war comics with supernatural and sci-fi tales.

Day 165 started off as a webcomic in 2012 by Tony Wright (writer), Giovanni Ballati (pencils, inks, and letters), and Joseph Haemmerle (color). We received positive responses from readers and decided to begin a second issue, which would be 24 to 25 pages instead of another 11 page webcomic. There were some ups and downs with getting the comic book developed, but the creative team became Tony Wright (story), Frank T. Allen (script), Joseph Haemmerle (pencils, inks, and colors), and Magnus (letters). We completed the comic book this year and Source Point Press agreed to be our publisher.

This is an exciting first step in what I see as an awesome partnership. Please click on the comic book cover below to see our Kickstarter campaign, which ends on October 1, 2016.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The History of Champion City Comics - Part VIII - Naira I & II

Naira was s science fiction series created by Victor Pozzi, the artist for Westwood. Victor pitched the story to me after we completed Westwood and he needed me to develop a script based on his ideas. I was very happy to assist Victor because he had developed an excellent story.  Naira is the tale of a science officer for an intergalactic agency that discovers a rare species of plant capable of curing many diseases on a planet that's in the middle of a major conflict between two tribes.

This is the first issue of Naira that we completed in 2010, which would later be published in an anthology from Twilight Star Studios.




We decided to create another version of Naira c.2014 that would be a weekly webcomic series at Tapastic. The project did not last long due to scheduling conflicts and commitments to other projects. We did introduce a new character and we added digital lettering.




There is a sequel to the first issue!



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

History of Champion City Comics - Part VII - Comic Book Reviews




I launched Champion City Comics in October of 2009 and we experienced only a handful of hits. Our webcomics production increased in 2010, which led to an estimated 300 to 800 monthly page views. Those numbers were low and discouraging because I was doing everything possible to promote our work via social media and by connecting with other webcomics creators in various forums. 

We had a great line of webcomics available, so I decided to add something else to Champion City Comics which would generate more traffic. Comic book reviews made the most sense because it was my thought that people could enjoy reading reviews of their favorite comics while discovering new and exciting webcomics.

If we were going to post comic book reviews on a daily basis then people had to be recruited to write reviews. A few motivated souls accepted my invitation and we started updating the site on a daily basis with comic book reviews and some other comic related articles that would bring in traffic. The gamble worked and our page views started to soar. It was October 2012 when we had over 20,000 page views for the entire month. I was very excited to see that we were on the right track, but when I reviewed the statistical information for our site, I noticed that people were just checking the reviews and our webcomics were getting little attention. A review of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue was our top read for the month.

That was the moment when I realized we should stop writing comic book reviews. I love making comics and I love reading comics, but I learned an important lesson that both may not always coexist peacefully.