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Comics Is Comics / THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel is now on sale!
« Last post by Al Nickerson on February 18, 2020, 08:24:51 AM »


THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel is now on sale!

Each copy has a cover price of $19.99. Shipping costs are an additional $4. That’s a total of $23.99 per copy for orders purchased through me that will be mailed to customers.

Readers can purchase THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel through my PayPal account at: pictoons@frontiernet.net

Or readers may snail-mail me a check or money order to:

Albert Nickerson
PO Box 31
Westtown, NY
10998

Or readers may order THE SWORD OF EDEN on Amazon.

Or readers may order THE SWORD OF EDEN on ebay.

When ordering the book, please let me know where to mail the graphic novel. Let me know if you would like copies signed and/or personally signed.

Delivery of THE SWORD OF EDEN should take about a week.

Continental United States customers only.



And THE SWORD OF EDEN just went on sale at CBD/Christianbooks.com.

Order your copy today... while supplies last for the first printing of THE SWORD OF EDEN!

THE SWORD OF EDEN is a 220-page black and white trade paperback. THE SWORD OF EDEN is a super-hero Christian graphic novel.

Many thanks.

Brief synopsis of content: THE SWORD OF EDEN introduces Rebecca Stern as she begins her career as a superhero. What will happen when our young heroine joins forces with Nemish-Man, Kid-Cockroach, and Professor Jack in retrieving the Sword of Eden (the legendary sword used by angels to keep Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden). In their adventures, our heroes battle demons, zombies, a bunch of ninja, and other supervillains. And how will these superheroes cope when they must combat mythological villains such as Count Orlok or the Green Knight? If that ain’t enough, will our heroes be capable of locating Noah’s Ark?
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Comics Is Comics / My appearance on episode 2 of Christian Comics Connection...
« Last post by Al Nickerson on February 15, 2020, 09:03:39 AM »


My appearance on episode 2 of Christian Comics Connection has now been posted on the Creative Motion Network YouTube Channel.

My portion of the episode begins at 30:07 minutes.

And episode 2 should be available Roku TV on March 1st, as well.

From Creative Motion Online: Award-winning comics creator, and founder/CEO of Messianic Comics, Al Nickerson, displays pages of original art from The Sword of Eden, his new 220-page graphic novel, and reveals parts of the adventure in the upcoming second episode of Christian Comics Connection. The graphic novel introduces character Rebecca Stern, whom we see at the beginning of her career as a superhero. But what will unfold when the young heroine joins forces with Nemish-Man, Kid-Cockroach, and Professor Jack, in retrieving the Sword of Eden? Nickerson also shares his career pathway as a professional comics artist working for Archie and DC Comics companies. Nickerson told Creative Motion, "I wanted to create comics for Christians where the readers wouldn’t feel insulted, nor compromise their Christian values. That’s what got me started me in the creation of The Sword of Eden graphic novel."
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In September 2019, I was invited to participate in the PJ FanFest comic book convention. I had a table where I sold THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel, as well as signing the limited editions prints for folks. Fun times!

At the end of the convention, I was part of a panel with fellow comic book creators Rob Geronimo and Sean Chris Lewis. The panel was moderated by the Marvelists. We discussed working in the comic book industry. It was great fun talking shop…

Check out the video.

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Comics Is Comics / Re: "Gimmicks and the state of the comics industry…"
« Last post by Tetsu Deinonychus on October 18, 2017, 10:40:14 AM »
Well, I like weird crossovers, and the "World-Ending Events" thing is cool in theory, but loses it's impact when it's done every year.

I like the greater variety and more creator owned books too.

I do like the classic Superhero characters, but I hate the stranglehold that the Superhero genre traditionally has on the American Comic Book industry. There's still kind of an attitude that Superhero is the "default" genre for the medium and that other comics are more "Niche", and I think DC and Marvel go through lengths to promote that image. But, it is gradually changing, and I'm glad about that.
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Comics Is Comics / Re: "Gimmicks and the state of the comics industry…"
« Last post by Al Nickerson on October 16, 2017, 06:09:39 AM »
Yeah, in some ways, it does seem that comic book industry is like the 1990s all over again... variant covers, weird crossovers, world-ending events. Although, the latter probably never went away.

And, I do like wrap around covers.

I do like that there's more types of genre in comics nowadays. I do like that there's more creator-owned comics. But, it does still look like Marvel and DC flood the rakes with the same old same old junk.
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Comics Is Comics / Re: "Gimmicks and the state of the comics industry…"
« Last post by Tetsu Deinonychus on October 14, 2017, 07:51:35 AM »
One gimmick I'm kind of sick of, is every comic having about 10 different variant covers for every issue (IDW loves this one). I know they've given up on "speculators" buying one of every cover, and it's more of a "pick your favourite" thing now, but it's not like any comic book store has them all and it just makes collecting back issues confusing.

One the other hand, one gimmick I always enjoy is the wraparound cover. I just think it looks more cool and dynamic to have more cover on the back instead of just an ad.
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Comics Is Comics / Re: Allow myself to introduce...myself.
« Last post by Al Nickerson on October 09, 2017, 05:57:28 AM »
Welcome, Brendan.

Feel free to stop by YA CAN’T ERASE INK.

YA CAN’T ERASE INK focuses on the comic book industry from a professional comic book creator's perspective, including reflections on The Creator’s Bill of Rights, as well as discussions on comic book Creators' Rights by the likes of Scott McCloud, Dave Sim, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch, me and more.
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Comics Is Comics / Allow myself to introduce...myself.
« Last post by Tetsu Deinonychus on October 07, 2017, 08:55:49 AM »
Hello, I'm glad to be here. My name is Brendan, but you can call me Tetsu here if you like. I do comics, animation, and illustration most of which can be seen at my website Studio Snowlion, and my books are available at IndyPlanet and Comixology if anyone is interested.

I've really been reading up on creator's rights issues lately, and ways that publishers have exploited creators. I've got a project I've been thinking of submitting to a publisher, and I really want to read up on all the things to watch out for and be careful about.  And, while this forum doesn't seem to be very active, it looks like as good a place as any to join in on the discussion and maybe get some valuable info and advice.

Anyway, I enjoy pretty much all genres of comics (action, slice-of-life, comedy, horror, romance, etc.), and all nationalities of comics (American, European, Japanese, etc). And, some of my favourites are The Sandman (Gaiman), TMNT, Hellboy, Bizenghast, Kimi wa Pet, True Story Swear to God, I'm My Own Mascot, Museum of Mistakes, Negima, I Luv Halloween, JTHM, and Soul to Seoul.

Some of my favourite artists and writers are Stan Sakai, Jhonen Vasquez, Neil Gaiman, CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Jack Kirby, Mike Mignola, Ken Akamatsu, Julia Wertz, Gene Colan, and Monkey Punch.

Again, I'm happy to be part of this forum.
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Creator's Rights Discussions / Re: "Frank Miller got me thinking..."
« Last post by Al Nickerson on May 16, 2017, 05:44:36 AM »
Dave Sim shared his thoughts on my "Frank Miller got me thinking..." article. I posted Dave's letter on the Creators' Rights website.
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Creator's Rights Discussions / "Frank Miller got me thinking..."
« Last post by Al Nickerson on April 26, 2017, 06:17:48 PM »
"Frank Miller got me thinking..."

I share some recent thoughts about comic book Creators' Rights.
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