Thursday, December 19, 2013

TEE DESIGN: Burgundy Man

Hey look, it’s a 70’s news reporter, with a fancy burgundy suit… in a super style, man!

It's my latest tee design, just in time for the legend to continue!

You can pick it up now on my RedBubble page HERE

This is a mash-up of the famous anchorman and the iconic Superman cover/image (from Superman 14)... replacing the man or steel with the man of salon quality hair!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - collected

My current comic series, Night of the 80's Undead, will see it's third and final issue ship in the next couple weeks, but you can also now pre-order the book collection.

The tradepaperback, collecting all 3 issues of the 1980's coke zombie horror comedy action extravaganza, will hit stores in January. So, here's all the info on that!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kobra Phett on Graphic Lab

Head on over to to pick up my Kobra Phett design now. It's on the site for one week at the low price of $11 plus shipping!

Plus, they set up the design a bit different then I did, so hey, it's a new "limited" edition version of this galactic bounty hunter meets cartoon terrorist geek garment!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - TMStash review

Another solid review for issue two...

Ed Garrett of TMStash loves our second issue and writes, "This is about as much fun as you can have with the undead…don’t miss it!"

Check out the full review at TMStash HERE
Or click to read it below...

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - SequentialTart review

Another super cool review for issue two!

Reviewer Roz Young says, "The story continues to be an insanely creative and ridiculous blend of the best and worst of 80's pop culture and, well, some super gory shit." and gives the issue an 8!

Check out the full review at SequentialTart HERE
Or click to read it below...

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - BrokenInfinite review

Another great review for issue two...

Jeremias de Leon of BrokenInfinite writes, "Night of the 80s Undead is the dream of any old school horror fanand gives the issue a 9.5 out of 10 rating!

Check out the full review at BrokenInfinite HERE
Or click to read it below...

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - GeekRoom review

Another review for issue two...

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...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 2 available now!

Issue 2 came out this week.

You can buy it (and issue 1), signed, from me in my store HERE (or in comic shops)

Or both books are on ComiXology digitally for only .99cents each

Get more info on the book HERE

Friday, October 04, 2013

NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD issue 2 out this week!

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

And of course you can get more info about the book via ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - Horror Comic Roundup review

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."

Check out the review HERE

Night of the 80's Undead 1 - Reading with a Flight Ring review

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...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead issue 2 available digitally today!

Starting today, my NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD issue 2 is available digitally via COMIXOLOGY... and for only .99 cents!!!
You can also pick up issue 1 there too.

Or, if you're waitign for print, watch for it in comic shops soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Sequential Tart interview

Here's a really good interview for 80's Undead that was posted to Sequential Tart recently...

The ask some great questions and get really in depth!

You can find it HERE on their site, or click below to read it here...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rose City Comic Con this weekend!

I'll be at the 2nd annual Rose City Comic Con this weekend, at the (Porland) Oregon Convention Center! (Yay, another big local show)

I'll be exhibiting in artist alley, space M-04.

I'll have comics, prints, and Kobra Phett tees!
And I couldn't be more excited to see Sam Jones, Mr Flash Gordon himself!!!
I'll be bringing my Flash DVD and Blu-Ray and going full geek...

See you there!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Splash Page review

And here's one from last year, via a limited edition version of the book we had at NYCC '12...

The Splash Page really dug it and gave it a 9 out of 10!!

"This book is low brow humor at its DEAD/ALIVE EVIL DEAD splat-stick best"

You can see the full advance review HERE or click through below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Comic Bastards review

And speaking of, they did a review for the book a bit back too...

They gave the book a 4 out of 5 and say,
"their take on the zombie genre is pretty damn cool"

(Also note, some of the advance reviews were working from an early unfinished version of the book, with only partial coloring)

You can find that HERE or just click below to read the full thing right here...

Night of the 80's Undead - Comic Bastards interview

Here's another cool interview I just did...

This time for

You can find it HERE or click below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Word of the Nerd review

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...

Night of the 80's Undead - Fanboy Comics review

Another positive review... 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."

Full review HERE, or click to see it below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Florida Geek Scene review

Here's another review I found from a bit back...

 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...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Hero Taku review

And another fab review, as Bill said, either really liked the book, or they much wanted to make the tradepaperback back cover as a pull quote!

"Simply one of the best comics I have ever read"

Full review HERE, or read it below via the click...

Night of the 80's Undead - Sequential Tart review

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...

Night of the 80's Undead - review

Here's another positive review from a couple weeks back...

From Thee Comic Column on

"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."

Read it below the click, or on Joup HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - Geeks of Doom review

So yeah, most all of the reviews we got on issue one came while I was away at SDCC...

But hey, look, some people liked the book too!

"I would strongly recommend that you give it a look, because behind the cover you will find one hell of a good time!"

Review after the click below or on GeeksofDoom HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - FearNet review

Look, more hate mail!

Another review during Comic-Con, from'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.

Find the review HERE or after the click below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Aint It Cool News review

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.

Night of the 80's Undead - Geeky Universe interview

I just did another interview to promote Night of the 80's Undead... this time with

You can see the interview HERE or below...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 3 final cover colors

Here are the final cover colors by me, over Bill McKay's 80's-tastic pencil line art for the third and final issue of NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD - due out in November.

As you'll see, there are tons of 80's references jumping off in the art, as well as most of our gang of 80's teens fending off hordes of coke zombies!!

Here are his original pencils too so you can see the before and after...
You can pre-order the book now via comic shops.
Diamond order code: AUG13 0916

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Part Time Fanboy podcast interview

I recently did an interview with the crew at to promote Night of the 80's Undead on their podcast. You can listen to the interview HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - interview

I recently did an interview with Ed Garrett for to promote Night of the 80's Undead.

Originally posted HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - interview

I recently did an interview with Brett Schenker for to promote Night of the 80's Undead.

Originally posted HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - interview

I recently did an interview with Joe Grunewald for to promote Night of the 80'S undead.

Originally posted HERE

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Super Real back in stock!

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 guide and many moreSuper 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!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kobra Phett tees

Thought I'd put a new post here for the Kobra Phett tees, since they got a bit popular at Comic-Con.

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)


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

San Diego Comic-Con 2013

That's where I'll be for the rest of the week!

Small Press L16

Night of the 80's Undead 1, plus a limited sketch cover
Danger Zone books

Good times!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NIGHT of the 80's UNDEAD is almost here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My new comic NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD is coming out soon!

Issue 1 (order code APR13 0760) should hit comic book shops on 7/10 (and online digitally around the same time on providers like ComiXology and ComicsPlus)...

And issue 2 is in the current Diamond Previews catalog (the comics and graphic novels section, listed under Action Lab: Danger Zone, page 229) - order code JUN13 0713

Here's a look at the finised cover to issue 2 (line art by Bill McKay, color and graphics by me)
Our new masterpiece!
As you most likely can see, it's an homage to Justice League #1 (1987)... an 80's comic of course!
In this case, it's a murderer's row of 80's icons (and our heroine, Sarah, stage left)...
The original JL '87 cover.
I think Bill did a great job capturing the vibe of the original, while also perfectly evoking our 80's coke zombie celebs!!!

Get more info from me on the blog HERE
Or visit the DANGER ZONE web page HERE

Monday, April 22, 2013

80'S UNDEAD preview

Here are the first 4 pages from NIGHT OF THE 80’S UNDEAD issue number 1, which you can order now via comic shops (Diamond order code APR130760), or pick up via our Kickstarter

It’s the new comic created written and (neon) colored by me, with pencil art by the fabulous Mr. Bill McKay!

It’s 1986, and Russia’s last ditch cold war effort is to strike at our American excess lifestyle with bio-engineered Colombian cocaine. What happens when two girls out for a good time cross paths with a huge celebrity party hyped up on commie zombie blow?!?! Radical undead action man! Totally!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

80'S UNDEAD colors

My new comic, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD, a 3 issue mini-series, is set to hit comic shops starting this June, which means it's time to start promoting it!

Here's a behind the scenes look at production...
It's written by me, but is drawn by artist Bill McKay, and I'm taking his fabulous cartoon gore 80's coke zombie pencil work and finishing it up with coloring and lettering. So here's a comparison of a page from issue 1 pencils to color!

You can pre-order the book now via comic shops with Diamond order code APR13 0760
OR, pick up a copy online via a Kickstarter HERE

For more info, just click the 80's Undead link above, or tag below!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


My new book, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD (which you may have heard about for a little while here), is in the Diamond Previews catalog just out today, for books shipping to comic book shops this June.

It's in the comics and graphic novels section on page 242
Diamond Order Code APR130760

Here's the full solicit info for the book:

NIGHT OF THE 80’S UNDEAD 1 - bi-monthly 3 issue mini-series
Writer – Jason Martin (that's me), Artist – Bill McKay
28 pages, full color, $3.99, mature readers
Synopsis - It's 1986, and Russia's last ditch cold war effort is to strike at our American excess lifestyle with bio-engineered Colombian cocaine. What happens when two girls out for a good time cross paths with a huge celebrity party hyped up on commie zombie blow?!?! Radical undead action man! Totally!!

So there you go, if you frequent comic shops, preoder now, if you don't, you can pick it up from one in June.

Or, if you live on the web and have heard of Kickstarter and want to order yours now, then you can get one HERE

Support independent comics!
Support fun books about commie coke zombie 80's icons and automatic weaponry!!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

DANGER ZONE previews

You might have heard me mention, I'm heading up a new mature readers creator-owned comic line, ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE, and our first batch of books were in the March Previews catalog... well, a new batch of books are in the April Previews catalog that hits comic shops this Wednesday, so I thought I'd post a link where you can preview all of the books right now online (or on your mobile devices) - HERE

There are zombie circus little people getting their heads kicked in, nuclear armed time traveling terrorists destroying Las Vegas, Native American drug abusing college kids freaking out, gender swapping barbarians and computer programmers running wild, undying rabid rodents of biblical proportions feasting on flesh, and commie zombie virus contaminated cocaine snorting 80's icons... well, what're you waiting for, why haven't you clicked the link yet?!? Doesn't that sound like a good enough time?!?!!

That's right, you can check out seven new upcoming comics - from horror to comedy, sci-fi to street crime - right now, online, free now, and pre-order them for their May and June releases!!

Find out more about DANGER ZONE - HERE

Plus, my new book that I've been talking about forever around here, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD, is part of the lineup and will be officially coming out as part of the lineup starting this June!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Emerald City Comicon this weekend!

Here's where you'll find me this weekend at Emerald City Comicon...
Artist alley space S-06 and S-07 (along with Night of the 80's Undead artist Bill McKay).

I'll have prints, sketchbooks, and we should have some new copies of Night of the 80's Undead issue 1 too! Plus you can get some other Danger Zone limited edition books from the Action Lab booth!

Also, my COBRA FETT tee is now available in my JMart store HERE

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DANGER ZONE comics are now orderable

Hey folks, the comics imprint I'm heading up, ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE, has it's first wave of books available for pre-order (via comic book shops) starting today...

Check out the books now in the Diamond Previews catalog (you can check out our spiffy ad in the book, or right here), or tell your shops about Danger Zone!
This is just round one, my own NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD (with artist Bill McKay) will debut next month!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TEE DESIGN: Cobra Fett!

I've known for ages that I wanted to do some sort of Cobra logo tee of some sort, I just love the red on blue design so much. And for a while I wanted to do a Cobra/Boba Fett mash-up fan art, Cobra Fett, how damn cool is that?!?! But it took forever for it to occur to me that Cobra Fett was the perfect Cobra logo design too!

So here you go. Two of the coolest things from the 80's become one. Geek nirvana you can wear.

I give you, COBRA FETT

I'm quite proud of myself.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Shows coming up imminently must mean... new art!

"Rebel Princess"
Available this weekend at Portland Comic Con (aka Wizard World). I might do a high end limited run...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

80's Undead issue 2 - preview art

Here's that recent panel I shared in form from my upcoming comic, Night of the 80's Undead, now all finished by series artist Bill McKay.

He's killing it folks!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

80's Undead issue 2 - preview art

Okay kids, I've been neglecting my social responsibilities and not sharing enough here and there, so hows about I start sharing some in process art from my upcoming comic, Night of the 80's Undead? Sound good?

 Last year I was sharing production art from issue 1, but we're finally back underway with issue 2, so time to share more!!

 On this book I'm doing everything but the all important drawing part, so the arts are by my friend and pencil maestro deluxe Bill McKay.

 Here's the latest rough for a new page and panel he's working on... as you can see, it's chock full of 80's coke zombies, just like the book ;)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013