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WELCOME TO CHAMPION CITY COMICS

Champion City Comics is a do-it-yourself community that is dedicated to creating the best webcomics and comics. Our talented staff has developed some wonderful titles that will appeal to fans of superhero tales, horror stories, sci-fi, war stories, humor, and crime noir. Just click on the READ OUR COMICS tab on our page to see the various titles we have created since 2009.

If you would like to be part of our creative team click on the SUBMISSIONS tab above so you can join the team as an artist or writer. We are currently seeking artists at this time, but we will only take writers if they have a create team assembled.

This is our fourth year as a community and we have been able to entertain a worldwide audience with our work. We truly appreciate your support!


Tony Wright
Owner and Head Writer
Champion City Comics

ACTION FIGURE ARCHIVES: WARDUKE FROM ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

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I've never played Dungeons & Dragons or Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. My roommates in college played the game, but they were advanced players and not interested in having some newbie like me join their campaigns. However, they were totally fine with me joining some other RPGs (role playing games) like Star Wars, Vampire, and Robotech. I really wanted to play D&D or AD&D because I wanted to go up against the Warduke.

It might have been Christmas 1983 when I received the Warduke action figure, which was one of the 'evil' characters from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons toy line from LJN. I have no recollection of who the gift was from, but it was a totally awesome action figure. I was doing the RPG thing at the time but I watching the Dungeons & Dragonscartoon which was pretty cool.

The action figure was - and still is - incredibly cool. The helmet is awesome and I love that you can not see the face but a couple of red glowing eyes. Another impressive …

GHOSTBUSTERS

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Champion City Comics artist, Joe Haemmerle, has a new painting to share with the faithful followers. This Ghostbusters painting is currently featured at Trudy's North Star, a restaurant in Austin, TX. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler in the house!


GREETINGS FROM WEBCOMICS LAND: TWO-HEADED NERD STORY

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I have started a new series at The Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Cast site called The Tales of The TD-Dubs. My first article is titled 'The Zero Bidders of The Transformers Universe' and it deals with my experiences selling vintage action figures from the 1980s on Ebay. The link is here and I hope you enjoy the story.


190K PAGE VIEWS!

Champion City Comics launched during the month of October in 2009. I am pleased to announce we have hit 190,000 page views. I know we will hit the 200,000 page view mark sometime this year. My goal is to hit 250,000 views by the end of the year.

TAPASTIC RESULTS FROM DAY 1

Yesterday we added The Red Devil to Tapastic and here are the results. We had 86 pageviews, one person favorited our comic, and there were no comments. Having 86 page views on the first day is nice, and I'll add some more pages on Friday to get more people interested in the series.

CHAMPION CITY COMICS AND TAPASTIC

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Champion City Comics will be posting some of our titles at Tapastic as an experiment to see what kind of attention they receive from readers. Tapastic is a site dedicated to hosting webcomics, and we have added The Red Devil by Tony Wright, Erik Roman, and Joe Haemmerle. Click here to read the action-adventure tale that features the crime-fighting duo of Red Devil and Kid Diablo.


ACTION FIGURE ARCHIVES: CONDOR FROM M.A.S.K.

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Action Figure Archives is a new series at Champion City Comics where I write about great vintage toys. This article will be featured every Tuesday, so be prepared to take a stroll down memory lane.

As a member of Generation X, I have fond memories of playing with my toys, and over the past five years I cleaned up some old Star Wars, Masters of The Universe, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Transformers, and G.I. Joe toys and gave them to my children. Last night, my daughter placed a Stormtrooper in the driver seat of a G.I. Joe APC and all was well in the universe. While that is wonderful, I am having a hard time accepting the fact that the toys of my youth are now labeled as 'vintage'.     
I'm starting off the Action Figure Archives with Condor from M.A.S.K.. I owned this toy as a kid and last year my sister purchased it sans the action figure at a garage sale for my son as a bath time toy. At first I didn't recognize the toy, but my son started moving some parts around and the…

GREETINGS FROM WEBCOMICS LAND: SWITCHING GEARS...AGAIN

I want our faithful followers to know that I'm switching things up a bit at Champion City Comics. We will still post webcomics to our site, but we will have some new features you'll enjoy. I'm also bringing back a couple of features that have been successful in the past, but were put aside due to other commitments. I'll have more news on that later this week. 

What's with the changes? 

Over the past four years, I have watched Champion City Comics develop as a webcomics community. Our website has been a great place to discover some great webcomics, and I am proud of that work. Fans will come here to check out our webcomics, but I've tried other features to bring in readers.

Like what?

We had comic book reviews, a song of the day feature, DVD reviews, movie trailer reviews, and tips for artists. Some were wildly popular and others were not popular with our readers. Our webcomic production was moving quickly when we had those features, so I chose webcomics over a…

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS TOMORROW!

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I hope everyone has a chance to support their local comic book store tomorrow because it is Free Comic Book Day. Although they are giving away free comics, you should check out some of the great titles they have for sale.


WHA' HAPPENED?

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Dudes and dudettes! I totally flaked and forgot to update the site yesterday. My bad. How do I explain my actions? Help me out, Fred Willard.



ANOTHER STEAMPUNK SNEAK PEEK

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Christopher Smith has written a story for our upcoming steampunk anthology and Christopher is working with artist Joe Haemmerle. This story is in development, and take a look at Joe's work on Christopher's story. All I can tell you is that it is a post-apocalyptic steampunk tale and you will not be disappointed.