My latest comic, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD, which I did with penciller Bill McKay, is collected into book format and in comic book shops today!
You can now pick up the whole 3 issue story in one handsome neon day-glo package, filled to the brim with 80's icons, coke zombies, valley girls, automatic weapons, bitchin' Camaro's, tubular tunes, and totally gnarly amounts of blood gore!
Christian Mill of GeekRoom writes "I’ll just get this out of the way first and foremost, Night of the 80′s Undead is one of the most offensive, depraved comic book series I have ever read." ...but then proceeds to be won over by the book, "I’d definitely recommend Night of the 80s Undead #2 to anyone looking for an entertaining horror tale. It does exactly what it sets out to and will not disappoint your expectations in the slightest."
Check out the full review at GeekRoom HERE
Or click to read it below...
To celebrate the release of the totally debaucherous second issue of my coke zombie comic series, in all of your finer comic book shops Wednesday 10/9, here are some day-glo panels from the book to fry your brain-cells!!!
All amaze-balls artwork by Bill McKay.
(colors by me)
You can also get both issues 1 and 2 now (for only 99 cents!) on ComiXology HERE
Hey folks, we've got our first review for issue two!!
Horror reviewer extraordinaire Decapitated Dan continues to pine for a more refined take on the concept (Well Dan, 80's Undead is full on gonzo day-glo coke zombie comics set to 11... no apologies!!!), but still likes NIGHT OF THE 80's UNDEAD #2 enough to give it a 3 out of 5... while his partner in gore-filled comic reviewing crime fully digs the book and gives it a solid 4 out 5!!
Saying, "Does this series make sense? Absolutely not. Is it a hoot? Absolutely."
And here's another recent review for issue 1, from the folks at Reading With A Flight Ring!
"Above all this was fun and more than a little silly but it just captures so much of what the 80’s were like that it’s nostalgic and campy and all kinds of goodness and if you want something that’s interesting and makes you laugh then ask your retailer to order this for you!"
You can see the full review HERE or click through below...
In the effort of staying fair and balanced (what am I a journalist?), here's another reviewer that we just don't connect with...
Of course they qualify their opinion of distaste by saying,
"Unless you enjoy just seeing panel after panel of comic book boobs, drug snorting, and cartoon-like blood."
Soooo, who doesn't want to see that comic is my question?!? :)
Read the full review on their site HERE or click just below...
FanboyComics.net really dig it, and even compare Bill to... Frank Miller!?!? "I dig McKay's art style very much; it reminds me a smidge of a young Frank Miller in that he can capture the essence of a well-known public figure without it becoming a caricature."
Florida Geek Scene give the book a 9 out of 10 and say, "The short and skinny is that I had a lot of fun with the book, in the same way I have fun with Toxic Avenger, Army Of Darkness and Red Hot American Summer. Go read it!"
Find the full review HERE, or click below for more...
Another great review from a bit back for issue one...
This time it's Sequential Tart showing their love, giving it a 9 (out of 10 I assume), and saying, "Sweet, glorious, carnage, Jason Martin's first issue of Night of the 80's Undead made me feel warm and fuzzy in the zombie loving parts of my brain."
You can read the full review HERE or just click below...
Here's another positive review from a couple weeks back...
From Thee Comic Column on Joup.com
"Flash bulb pastel and bright, solid colors create an electric 80′s backdrop for some of the most bad-ass debauchery to smack the era of Reagan upside its head since… well, since Reagan ruined everything for everyone."
Another review during Comic-Con, from FearNet.com's Bagged and Boarded, where the reviewer doesn't appreciate the fact that Night of the 80's Undead has the amp set to 11... among other things. Like calling it sexist and racist. LOL
1) They claim it's MILDLY racist. Which at first threw us for a loop... but then I remembered, the "Asian twins" are intentionally written in a stereotypical fashion, in keeping with the myriad of 80's movies that depicted them in that fashion. And having done that, I made sure to try and offset that with some cool (if completely stereotypical) character beats for them down the line. Being sure that the characters don't just exist to serve stereotypical means, they ya know serve the story and have genuine character arcs that to me transcend the way in which they go about that.
2) They claim it's VERY sexist, because, you know, gosh, comic books shouldn't exaggerate human anatomy... sorry, don't do photo realistic comics. And, to their point, the main character does not have "unnaturally large breasts"... they're naturally large, and I don't mean that tongue-in-cheek, I mean to say, that perhaps while their size is not common, or average, it's certainly well within the range of nature.
So yeah, if you can't have sexy girls in comic books, lock me up.
And if you don't like them in your comic books, then, well, you don't want my comic books.
My female characters are always the lead, always kick ass, and always look good doing it.
I know it's not universally acceptable, but to each their own.
I don't write bad girl comic books, and I'm not going to ugly up my characters, or have them drawn in ways to pander to a wider audience, no apologies there.
I normally don't feel the need to comment on reviews, but this one brought up some good points I felt were worth addressing.
This is a review that we got while I was away at Comic-Con.
All I can say is... TO THE MAXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's 80's Undead, a full throttle roller coaster ride through pastel neon la la land... strap in, or get out of line!
Full review after the click, or go HERE to read it on AICN.
My first self-published comic series, Super Real, ran seven issues and ended in 2010 with a graphic novel collection. The graphic novels have since sold out, and I had also sold out of the seventh and final issue of the series, but I'm happy to report the book is back in stock now!
I've done a second printing on issue 7 and have full seven book sets to offer. The sets come with an all new wraparound print/cover and include the full 250 page story for only $15!
Collects the complete independent series recommended by Newsarama, Aint It Cool News, Comics Buyers guideand many more. Super Real follows five people who sign million dollar contracts to get genetically enhanced for a reality show based on comic book superheroes. It's X-Men meets the Real World (or Survivor with superpowers), in an over-the-top, genetically enhanced, nipple twisting, lethal middle finger flipping mash-up of comic book fiction, pop culture, politics, and ultra-violence!!!
Features guest artwork from Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts), Josh Howard (Dead@17), and more.
The Super Real SET collects the complete series, including the previously unreleased (to comic book shops) over-sized final issues, plus all five released issues, in one 7 book collection! YOU CAN PICK UP THE SET HERE
Since there have been issues with the Storenvy listing, with stock and of the tech variety, thought I'd put a link here to pay direct via PayPal. (and you can still purchase via Storenvy HERE if you like)