SDCC 2016: Scout Comics At Comic-Con

Scout Comics and Entertainment, the home of HENCHGIRL, ELASTICATOR and SOLARMAN, among many other exciting titles, is proud to announce two new comic book series and two new hires to its growing roster, as well as three amazing comic books that hit stores nationwide today! Coming this fall is GIRRION #1 by Tom Lintern.  It’s a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time, a saga told through the eyes of Jarra, a poor factory worker who dreams of escaping his world of endless toil. His wish comes true, though not in a way he would have ever wanted, when his city is attacked by a dark entity called the Halodron. He escapes the conflict, but only to be thrust into a war of other-worldly magic and weaponry!

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Also hitting comic stores this fall is FISH EYE #1, written by Massimo Rosi with art by Stefano Cardoselli.  It’s the story of a small town cop and family man named Travis.  He also happens to be the star of a reality show that follows his police exploits in his small town.  The only problem is that ratings are slipping.  When a group of killers target Travis, the small town cop must go to war to protect himself and his family, while trying to figure out who's really after him.  After all, ratings are king, no matter who gets hurt... or killed.  It’s THE TRUMAN SHOW meets DIE HARD!

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If that wasn’t enough, today marks the debut of ONCE OUR LAND #1 by Peter Ricq, which has already sold out on the retailer level!  Also hitting comic book stores today is ELASTICATOR #4 and HENCHGIRL #9.  HENCHGIRL is currently in development as a TV series with an A-list movie star producing.

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Scout Comics also recently released SOLARMAN #1, a modern day reboot of a 1980s Marvel Comics series.  SOLARMAN is currently in development as a feature film with producer Debra Martin Chase (COURAGE UNDER FIRE, THE PRINCESS DIARIES).

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Scout is also excited to announce the hiring of two more staff members, Alan Christopher Medina (writer of ELASTICATOR), who comes on as Scout’s Creative Director, and Jemellee Santos, who will work as Scout’s Publicity Director.

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Scout Comics and Entertainment was formed in 2008 (originally as Ardden Entertainment LLC) and has published such comics as FLASH GORDON, CASPER (THE FRIENDLY GHOST) AND THE SPECTRALS, the ATLAS COMICS reboot, THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS (co-published with Square Fish), and many others.

SDCC 2016: Dark Horse to Release 'Henchgirl' Collection

Based on the wording of this release I'm going to guess that Henchgirl has moved over to Dark Horse. I hope that it continues to release in single issues, but I'll settle for trades. Basically as long as Kristen Gudsnuk continues to make this comic and I can read it is what I'm getting at. Comic of the year right here. Also, "Reward: High Five" made me legit lol. From Dark Horse Comics:

Dark Horse is excited to announce the trade publication of the Henchgirl collection from Kristen Gudsnuk. Henchgirl is a unique series that subverts the typical superhero trope by telling the story from the perspective of a villain.

Henchgirl HardcoverOriginally published by Scout Comics, Henchgirl depicts the complexities of Mary Posa’s life. The daughter of Crepe City’s most famous superhero couple, Mary deals with the pressure of disappointing her family while avoiding the wrath of Monsieur Butterfly, her supervillain boss. Cursed with a conscience, Mary does everything she can to be something other than a henchgirl, but her plans for freedom always go awry.

Henchgirl creator Kristen Gudsnuk described the parallels between Mary’s life and her own: “A lot of Henchgirl comes from my own experiences of being a twenty-something stuck in a dead-end job. Luckily, I turned to comics instead of villainy. I’ve always loved filtering superhero and pop culture tropes through my own cynical perspective.”

The Henchgirl trade goes on sale March 29, 2017.

Henchgirl is a favorite of comic book fans:

“There’s an incredible balance of humor and darkness of the soul in this series…Henchgirl is the best book you’re not reading and it has everything you want from the genre.” — Comic Bastards

“Lovely and endearing but funny and clever [at] the same time.” — Girls Like Comics