Welcome back to the Neo-Silver Age of comics!
Creating "Neo-Silver" comics is a release valve for yours truly. I like the old, campy, fun to read comics from the original Silver Age instead of the serious and darker concepts the big companies came up with later on, so I'm reversing the trend and making my own at Babcock Graphics Press!
So, in my comics I'll forgo:
- Excessive blood letting
- Large amounts of collateral damage
- Needless destruction of innocents and civilians
- Stereotyping characters because of race, creed, sex, or religion
- Creating shock material to gross out or alarm the audience
- Empty erotic elements
- Bad language
What I intend to do is:
- Recreate the Silver Age comics with modern artwork
- Use updated storylines and characters
- Give clear morality with fewer grey areas
- Tell stories that have a beginning, middle, and end
- Create stories that have uplifting maxims
- Make comics fun, adventurous and exciting again!
It's my own Babcock Quality Code!
I will post some "pre-code" stuff such as my Twilight Zone inspired fan series "Stores of the Strange," but you will have to sign up to see it even if you decide to pay nothing.
As my patron, you will get update notices about another comic I'm creating right now, Dyn-A-Mic Tales, an old-school two-for-one comic with two separate heroes in two different stories, currently staring Dark Thunder in a comedy about an arrogant, macho muscle-man who keeps transforming uncontrollably into a nervous little geek and back at the worst times, and Red Web in her own story as an ancient Egyptian spider-goddess who has appeared in the present day and is hunting a demon, but all she keeps finding is regular crooks and thugs!
You will also get new pages from one of my current comics projects,H.E.R.O. Vs F.O.E.S. My co-creator and friend Richard Konkle has a funny story about it!
"My long-time friend, James, comes up with such ideas! As a cartoonist and comic book illustrator, James creates cartoon and comic book-related business ventures... things he hopes will draw attention, delight the public -- and pay the bills. One of these prospective ventures was to draw caricatures of peoples' faces...digitally add them to pre-made super-hero bodies...and VOILA! Instant super-heroes! People would pay for that, right? So James promptly created a stable of his own (decapitated) super-heroes -- just waiting for heads!
"A cute idea, but I was skeptical. How many people actually wanted their faces on super-hero bodies? And those few that did...wouldn't they want recognizable, established super-heroes -- rather than James' stable of unknowns? Wouldn't someone rather be Bat Man than "Pit Viper"? Superman, rather than "Strongo"? My skepticism was borne out. There were few customers. Undeterred, James created an additional stable of (decapitated) super-villains!Now people could become instant heroes orvillains!
"So James' idea evolved. How about just doing non-personalized tee-shirts of his heroes and villains (now with heads)? Or maybe POSTERS?
"Yet AGAIN I was skeptical. Regardless how cool these "H. E. R. O. es" and "F. O. E. S." were (by this time the two teams had acquired their acronyms) --who would want them on a tee shirts or posters? They were UNKNOWNS!
"Sooo...James determined to give his creations some tee shirt and poster-promoting publicity, by creating a "H. E. R. O. es versus
F. O. E. S." comic book MINI-SERIES! And why not? He had an army of 12+ heroes and 12+ villains ("gulp") --just waiting to have their stories told! James promptly dove into creating the story and art. I -- not quite as promptly -- dove into scripting the dialogue and doing the lettering on top of James'finished art. This is James' homage to the old-school super-hero comics we both grew up with, and it's turned out to be more fun than I thought! I am NOT skeptical about these comics. They're great fun!
"...But I still can't see them selling many tee shirts or posters.
"James would be delighted to see me proven wrong!"