Ugli Studios Presents #3 Written by Dennis Fallon, Jason Palmatier, Tauriq Moosa, and Joseph Freistuhler
Art by Joseph Freistuhler and Jason Lenox
Inks by D.F. Marin
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover art by Jason Lenox and Dani Kaulakis Ugli Studios
Release Date: Available Now!
Cover Price: $2.99
Ugli Studios Presents #3 is a small press anthology book that features three stories and has something for everyone! While you won’t find superheroes here, there’s horror, suspense, and action that will appeal to almost every comic book fan.
Ignition Vol. 1 Written by Various
Penciled by Various
Colors by Various
Edited by Andrew DelQuadro 215 Ink
Release Date: Available for Pre-Order
Cover Price: $29.99
So, there’s a review in here, promise, and it’s going to be about the new collection from 215ink called Ignition Vol. 1. The lede is just, as people who call writing a profession say, buried. First, I need a moment to qualify what I mean and give a frame of reference. So, sorry, but: you can always circumvent that by skipping to the end if you’d like.
There’s been something of a renaissance of creator owned content lately, with a bevy of titles being announced from creators like Grant Morrison, Steve Niles, Brian K Vaughan, and other industry heavyweights. Although artistic control has been a high profile issue in the comics world at least since the early 90s -what with the Creator’s Bill of Rights in 1988, and the creation of Image Comics in 1992- the past calendar year has seemed like something of a watershed moment for the publicity and frequency of creator owned projects. Every major publisher, I believe, has an imprint dedicated to these projects, and the whole thing smacks of a cash-in. That sounds cynical.