Sunday, December 6, 2009

Exodus’ Rob Dukes Takes a Dark Journey with Terminal Press


The sickest minds in comic books and heavy metal are dishing up a slice of pure evil this January, as Terminal Press and Exodus’ Rob Dukes combine forces on a raw and brutal new comic – I AM BECOME GOD.

Adapted from an unpublished novel by Dukes, the comic takes its title from Hindu scripture – and its content from the underside of Hell. The infamous quote from which the book is named (“I am become death, destroyer of worlds”) is often associated with the testing of the United States’ first atomic bomb. In actuality, it originally comes from the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu text on the ethics of war. With I AM BECOME GOD, these themes of violence, death and morality have been twisted and distilled into the life of a lone man – a nameless serial killer who leads us through his own dark journey from youth to adulthood.

Told in excruciating detail and without regret, I AM BECOME GOD is an autobiographical coming-of-age story for the damned. Structured around the clich̩ rites of passage for modern youth Рfirst love, school rivalries, higher education Рhere each event is wrapped in blood and gristle, darkness and rage. Dukes and the creative team behind him have tapped into something primal, exploring a man who lives for nothing but his own thirst for death Рa thirst that has no origin, no respite, and no boundaries.

Fans of extreme horror should prepare themselves for one of the most unrelenting visions of a serial killer yet seen in modern fiction, from the mind of one of metal’s most savage frontmen.

I AM BECOME GOD is written by Rob Dukes with scripting by Keith McCleary (Killing Tree Quarterly, Deep Throat, Exodus: Death Begets Death), art by Garrett Adderley (Candy Stripers) and colors by Adam Street (Candy Stripers, Spider-Man, Hulk).

I AM BECOME GOD will be available early 2010 from Terminal Press and on Exodus’ upcoming Tyrants Of Evil tour (http://www.myspace.com/EXODUS) with Arch Enemy. Visit http://www.terminalpress.com for updates and the Terminal Press Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Terminal-Press/110121042984) for a look at some “I am Become God” concept art.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Back in Print


Terminal Press sold out the entire first printing of “Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” after a heaping load of fan support and positive reviews. For those that missed out on the limited-run title the first time around, TP is psyched to announce a second printing, locked, loaded and available right now.

As part of Terminal Press’ series of limited-run books, “Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” was only available directly through TP online and convention appearances. The title quickly sold out, but fans and collectors who missed their chance the first time around kept asking for more. With a brand new variant cover by writer/artist Tony Fleecs, everyone involved in the project is happy to get copies into the hands of a whole new audience.

"Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here" takes the cult classic Johnny Wadd character made famous by John Holmes and transports him into a gritty crime drama set in present-day Mexico.

“Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” is written by Tony Fleecs (In My Lifetime, Wonderlost, Li'l FireBreather), with art by Dave Wachter (Scar Tissue, The Guns of Shadow Valley), colors by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassin) and Separations by Joe Frazzetta.

Here is what people are saying about this Terminal Press title –

“It’s damned good. Five out of Six Bullets.”

-Christopher Mills, GunsInTheGutter.com

"Stop it! Stop complaining that comics aren't good enough. Stop moaning that all you can find is derivative genre garbage. Stop whining about the glut of moronic super-hero books and impenetrable shoe-gazer lit-comix . You're holding in your hands the tonic to all those ills. Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here is the cure you didn't even know you needed. This book makes clear once and for all that not only is Fleecs one of the most exciting young artists on the comic scene, but also one of its best new writers."

-Phil Hester, Writer of the Coffin, The Darkness, The Atheist and FireBreather. Artist of Swamp Thing, Green Arrow, Ant Man, Marvel Teamup and Clerks amongst many others.

"Tony Fleecs is a rising star in comics, and with Wachter's able hands, you've got one of the best reads of the year."

-Joshua Hale Fialkov, Harvey nominated Creator of Elk's Run and Punks the Comic, writer of Cyblade & Vampirella.

“Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” second printing is available right now and will only be available from terminalpress.com (http://www.terminalpress.com/tell-them-johnny-wadd-is-here-1.html) and at Terminal Press’ convention appearances.
Get more info on all new Terminal Press titles first on the TP Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Terminal-Press/110121042984

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Terminal Press Thrashes the Masses with “Exodus: Death Begets Death”


Terminal Press and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up for their next comics/metal crossover with "Exodus: Death Begets Death."Utilizing the lyrical, artistic and musical concepts from the Bay Area Thrash legends, Terminal Press plans to bring the world of Exodus alive in a big way.

Set in a ruined America of the near future, the story follows two war generals who rule over military fiefdoms the size of time zones. General Scraw controls the west coast, while his twin brother General Scraggg reigns from a seat in Las Vegas. The twins amuse themselves by sending the military’s toughest war toys, the Shovel Headed Kill Machines, into the deserts of the MidWaste to exterminate the human rabble that scrabbles for survival there. But when General Scraw learns that his military has been wiped out by a supernatural being calling herself the Earth Mother, he sends five crazed men who may or may not be the members of Exodus from the bowels of his own prison to stop her.
But many more people will die before the strange woman gets what she wants, and the twin generals will learn the price of their own misdeeds.

"Exodus: Death Begets Death" is a one-shot apocalyptic horror comic loaded with over-the-top violence and a dark sense of humor. Incorporating themes and imagery from Exodus' entire body of work, focusing specifically on Bonded By Blood, Tempo of the Damned, Shovel Headed Kill Machine and The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A, this book promises to teach you a moral lesson -- while kicking your fucking ass.

"As many things as we get to do as a band, traveling the world, getting paid to drink and play thrash metal, I don't think anything can touch being immortalized in our own comic book! I am so stoked about this, you have no idea! This thing is sick and I can't wait for it to come to life for the world to see!" says Exodus' Gary Holt.

"Exodus is the living embodiment of Thrash Metal, doing it right and blowing audiences away to this day. To say getting to work on this project is an honor would be an understatement. It is our responsibility to make sure this book slays and we happily take that challenge on," says Terminal Press publisher and "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" writer Brian Ferrara.

"Exodus: Death Begets Death" is written by Keith McCleary (Killing Tree Quarterly, Deep Throat), with art by Russ Manning nominee Rolo Ledesma (Debbie Does Dallas) and colors by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassin, Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress).

“Exodus: Death Begets Death” will be available early 2010 from Terminal Press. Visit http://www.terminalpress.com for updates and the Terminal Press Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Terminal-Press/110121042984) for a look at some “Exodus: Death Begets Death” concept art.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Terminal Press’ first Sketch Book brings fans beautiful women and a chance at original art with Adam Street’s ”Epiphany”

Terminal Press has a reputation for working with artists who illustrate beautiful, sexy women (Debbie Does Dallas, Candy Stripers, Deep Throat) and their newest book is overflowing with everything fans have come to expect.

In 2006 Adam Street left his “day job” to color comics full-time. Working for SotoColor, he has colored some of Marvel Comic’s top properties such as: Spiderman, X-men, Fantastic Four and the Hulk. He has also worked for DC Comics, Image, Terminal Press and IDW Publishing.

Though Street is known for his coloring, what many do not know is that he is a budding “good girl” illustrator. “Epiphany” is an expanded collection of his girlie sketches and beautiful color illustrations.

To celebrate the release of his first Sketch Book and give fans a shot at some original artwork of their own, Adam Street will also be doing $5 Sketch Cards for a limited time. His Sketch Cards are 3"x5", done on Bristol paper, with either Copic Grey or Color Markers.

“Epiphany” is available at http://terminalpress.com/epiphany.html along with a preview of the 60 page Prestige format book. The Limited Edition print run will only be available through terminalpress.com and Terminal Press' convention appearances.

Adam Street’s Sketch Cards are available for a limited time at http://terminalpress.com/adam-street-sketch-cards.html.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Terminal Press adds a unique entry to their catalog with ”Top of the Heap”

Terminal Press has released their newest title, “Top of the Heap,” and once again delivers an unexpected and original twist on what a comic can be.

A circus train crashes in the desert. The animals are on their own. The sun is hot. Food is scarce. This is “Top of the Heap.”

Writer and artist Keith McCleary's latest book puts a new spin on the wilderness survival story, as a troupe of abandoned circus animals struggle on their own in a harsh and unforgiving wasteland. Existing somewhere between graphic novel, picture book, Lord of the Flies and prose poetry, “Top of the Heap” uses lush color schemes and elegant language to weave a haunting narrative with an ending that leaves readers to draw their own conclusions.

Literary and cinematic, bleak and hopeful – “Top of the Heap” is an illustrated book for adults interested in broadening their definition of the graphic novel, as well as younger readers looking for a picture book with a little extra meat on its bones.

“Top of the Heap” is a 56 page Prestige Format, Full-Color Graphic Novel, written and illustrated by Keith McCleary (Killing Tree Quarterly, Deep Throat, Exodus: Death Begets Death.).

“Top of the Heap” is available at http://www.terminalpress.com/top-of-the-heap.html along with a preview of the book. The Limited Edition print run will only be available through terminalpress.com and Terminal Press' convention appearances.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Terminal Press brings Debuts, Exclusives and Creators to Wizard World Philly


Terminal Press is grabbing some prime real estate on the Wizard World Philadelphia show floor at booth 1000 to show off their three con debut books, a surprise Exclusive and a full table of TP artists ready to sketch for the fans.

Previously unannounced, Terminal Press has put together a limited preview run of their upcoming “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress” comic for the Wizard World Philly convention. The book contains a thirteen page first-look preview of the title along with pin-ups and covers which are exclusive to this edition.
"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest Black Metal band in the world, Dimmu Borgir, to create a powerful and thought provoking fantasy horror comic book.
This will be an extremely limited run and will be available on a first come, first served basis- no pre-orders or reserve tickets.

The Philadelphia convention will also see the debut of Terminal Press’ newest titles, “Top of the Heap,” by Keith McCleary (Deep Throat, Killing Tree Quarterly, Exodus: Death Begets Death) and “Epiphany,” by Adam Street (Candy Stripers, Marvel Adventures Hulk, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man). Both books will be available to con goers before going on sale at terminalpress.com the following week.

Lastly, making its convention debut is the previously web-exclusive limited run of “The Devil in Miss Jones,” along with artist Ken Knudtsen doing original oil bar sketches at the TP artist table.

Terminal Press will be located at booth 1000 at the Wizard World Philadelphia Convention from June 19th-21st. Visit terminalpress.com for more info.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TERMINAL PRESS SUMMONS THE FURY OF BLACK METAL WITH “DIMMU BORGIR: DARK FORTRESS”


Terminal Press and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up for one of the most brutal comics of the year with “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress.” This is the first in a series of books influenced by the lyrical, artistic and musical concepts from Nuclear Blast’s polarizing roster of bands translated into the comic medium by the creative teams at Terminal Press.

Three reluctant men are chosen to quest to the Dark Fortress in a desperate attempt to protect their land from a growing evil. Despite a legend warning that the harsh land built upon lava fields is actually the gateway to Hell, they make their way across the treacherous path, encountering horrors, madness and death along the way. The three men will either survive the journey and learn the secret behind the legend of the Dark Fortress, or meet a most gruesome demise.

"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest Black Metal band in the world, DIMMU BORGIR, to create a powerful and thought-provoking fantasy horror comic book.

“I am artistically influenced and more passionate about metal music than any other genre or medium” says Terminal Press publisher and writer Brian Ferrara. “This is a project that I have always wanted to do and have thought about for years. I wanted to bring metal bands into comics in a way that would do them justice. These are books for fans of the bands, but they will also be able to stand on their own.”

“Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress” is written by Brian Ferrara (Silent Assassin, Debbie Does Dallas), with art by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassin, Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here).

A “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress” preview book containing original artwork and pin-ups created specifically for this edition will be available as a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive at the Nuclear Blast Records booth (#116). The Limited Edition print run will only be available at the convention and through TerminalPress.com.

“Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress” will be available later this year from Terminal Press. A promo image is available here.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Terminal Press is Burning Books (in Hellfire) with “The Devil in Miss Jones”


The darkest of Arrow Productions’ film classics, "The Devil in Miss Jones," is the latest and the grand finale in Terminal Press' “HARD/CORE” line of limited-run comic books doing artistic takes on iconic adult cinema.

Justine Jones is a victim of ritualistic abuse by an unnamed cult. She’s held captive in a dungeon, trussed to a stainless steel gurney, where she’s endured unbearable pain and humiliation. After a trip into limbo and a deal with the mysterious Mr. Abaca, Miss Jones' ordeal has only just begun.

"The Devil in Miss Jones" takes the cult classic into the realm of psychological horror with a story that keeps true to the film’s roots while once again adding to the mythos of this classic through the use of the comic medium.

“A lot of people have become aware of this line of books we’ve been working on for the past year and those that have picked them up have definitely given up any skepticism as to the quality or the overall point of us working on these adult cinema classics,” says Terminal Press publisher Brian Ferrara. “Even though they have all been received well, I think Johnny Wadd really broke down the flood gates. Following that up with a book like The Devil in Miss Jones, which just has killer story, art and coloring will eliminate the last of any reservations people have had about picking these books up.”

“Roger Ebert gave the original film a thumbs up and I’m sure he would enjoy this book as much as I do,” says Robert Interlandi the Marketing / Licensing Director for Arrow Productions. If you would like to read Roger Ebert’s review click here.

“The Devil in Miss Jones” is written by Christopher E. Long (Easy Way, Hiding in Time), with art by Ken Knudtsen (I Hate Zombies, My Monkey’s Name is Jennifer), colors by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassin) and Separations by Joe Frazzetta.

“The Devil in Miss Jones” is available at http://www.terminalpress.com/the-devil-in-miss-jones.html. The Limited Edition print run will only be available through terminalpress.com and Terminal Press' convention appearances.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

If you like to be teased...

Five BIG book announcements coming. FIVE! BIG! Three you may have heard about. Two are going to blow some of you away if you love Metal like I do.

We've been working our asses off and I am just dying to show something, but I can't yet. I'll tell ya' something about one of them - It's the first book Narek and I (Brian) have worked on solely together since Silent Assassin and it's not the new Silent Assassin (although we are working on that too- I swear.) Narek's art on it is crazy and like nothing you've seen him do before.
This is another one of those TP books like Johnny Wadd and the rest of those- it's a cool fucking idea and 10 times better than what you might expect a comic to do.

Have I hyped up this non-announcement enough?
Well, if you've made it this far, I at least owe you something...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tony Fleecs Johnny Wadd Interview @ CBR


Our Johnny Wadd contest is coming to a close very soon, so get your last minute snap-shots in while ya' can!

If you need some motivation...

Read Tony's interview @ CBR -
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20823
IndiePulp article on our Johnny -
http://indiepulp.blogspot.com/2009/04/tell-them-johnny-wadd-is-here.html

&

Grab the 10 page preview, torrent style -
http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1878674/13273860/
http://www.mininova.org/tor/2498951

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TP Sexy

Buy Terminal Press comics if you want to have making the sex.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Johnny Wadd: Show us your Bad-Ass 'Stache Contest + Preview


If you didn't already know, the contest has begun. Got some good entries already! Keep em' coming! Click the pic for the contest page.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I RIGHT GOOD

Pick up Wizard Magazine issue 210 (Super Obama cover) if you want to check out my article on comic marketing.

It has invaluable tips on how to be awesome and drink beers with pretty ladies.
Also, something about comic books.

I have two more articles in upcoming issues, so that's good too.

Monday, February 2, 2009

TP @ NY COMIC CON 09'


Visit us at booth 2364. We'll have Johnny Wadd. Nuff' said.

Also, check out our buddies at Epic Proportions. They'll have Walt Simonson at the booth signing a new limited edition t-shirt. I'll be picking up one of those for myself.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TP'S JOHNNY WADD AROUND THE NET


I'll post links to news sites, message boards, podcasts and wherever else Johnny shows up right here.
Feel free to click the links, join in on the chats, leave some comments and let everyone out there know that you are both a comic book and mustache aficionado!

Now that I'm thinking about it, maybe we should run some sort of mustache contest... hmmm... you may hear more on that soon...

XBIZ

The Contrarian

Project Fanboy

Jinxworld

Broken Frontier

Bullpen Bulletins Podcast

Guns in the Gutters

Around Comics

11'O'Clock Comics Podcast (109:30ish)

Comic Geek Speak

Comic Book Bin

Guns in the Gutters - Review

IMDb

The Daily Cross Hatch

AdultFYI

JupaMan

Destructo Co.

Broken Frontier NYCC 09' Podcast

Do your part kind citizen and leave links to any sites I may have missed in the comments section.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Terminal Press' Johnny Wadd brings kick-ass crime drama, handle-bar mustaches to comic books

The infamous 70's film classic "Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here," from Arrow Productions, is the latest to undergo the "HARD/CORE" treatment, in Terminal Press' line of limited-run comic books doing artistic takes on iconic adult cinema.

"Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here" takes the cult classic Johnny Wadd character made famous by John Holmes and transports him into a gritty crime drama set in present-day Mexico. For the uninitiated, the Johnny Wadd character and John Holmes himself were most recently the basis of Marc Wahlberg’s lead in “Boogie Nights” with Val Kilmer portraying Holmes as well in the film “Wonderland.”

Director, Bob Chinn said that he wrote the script for the first Johnny Wadd film on the back of an envelope. So, what would’ve Holmes and Chinn come up with if they had really shot for the moon with their script? What if they had to make people pay attention without showing them Holmes’ legendary 13 inches? They’d have done a hard boiled, tough as nails crime story with twists and turns and interesting characters, tough guys and sexy dames. They’d have done on film what we’ve done in this comic.


“Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” is written by Tony Fleecs (In My Lifetime, Wonderlost, Li'l FireBreather), with art by Dave Wachter (Scar Tissue, The Guns of Shadow Valley), colors by Narek Gevorgian (Silent Assassain) and Separations by Joe Frazzetta.


Here are what some of comics finest have to say about Terminal Press’ newest book –


"Stop it! Stop complaining that comics aren't good enough. Stop moaning that all you can find is derivative genre garbage. Stop whining about the glut of moronic super-hero books and impenetrable shoe-gazer lit-comix . You're holding in your hands the tonic to all those ills. Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here is the cure you didn't even know you needed. This book makes clear once and for all that not only is Fleecs one of the most exciting young artists on the comic scene, but also one of its best new writers."

-Phil Hester, Writer of the Coffin, The Darkness, The Atheist and FireBreather. Artist of Swamp Thing, Green Arrow, Ant Man, Marvel Teamup and Clerks amongst many others.



"Tony Fleecs is a rising star in comics, and with Wachter's able hands, you've got one of the best reads of the year."

-Joshua Hale Fialkov, Harvey nominated Creator of Elk's Run and Punks the Comic, writer of Cyblade & Vampirella.


“Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here” will make its public debut at the 2009 New York Comic Con on February 6th at booth 2364 and is already available at http://www.terminalpress.com/tell-them-johnny-wadd-is-here.html. The Limited Edition print run will only be available through terminalpress.com and Terminal Press' convention appearances.

Monday, January 12, 2009

DEEPER THROAT: VEGAS, BABY!


February 14th at 11:30 on Showtime. Watch this show!

Deeper Throat: Vegas, Baby!

I didn't make the cut, but you'll see some of our artwork in the backgrounds. That's not why you're gonna want to watch it anyhow...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

ROCK OF LOVE AND PHONY-BALONEY?


I was sitting there watching and it didn't even register in my brain until she said her name.

If you watched Rock of Love Bus and also happen to have a copy of our book Phony-Baloney, flip to the back if you want a good chuckle!
The secretary character who also has the bikini-clad photo ad in the back is based on DJ Lady Tribe, aka Nikki.

I haven't even finished the episode, but I can already say with confidence that she is the stand-out character who deserves all of Brett Michaels love...

Yeah, get those copies before Brett buys them all up!

First Deep Throat Dies and now this! We are on the fringe of something... I don't know what, but it's huge man. Huge.
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