Monday, November 1, 2010

Issue THREE available online NOW!!

Mysterious Adventure's Issue 3 is finally available online. Thanks a lot for your patience...hopefully we haven't completely lost your interest in our long absence.

This thing is packed with stories by Joshua Covey, Anthony Schiavino, Dave Flora, Ryan Cody, Ben Perkins, and of course Scott Godlewski, and Matt Bennett.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Heya folks, we can't apologize enough for all of the delays of availability with issues 3 and 4. They've been done for months and it's just impossible to get them into anybody's hands for some reason.

Kablam/Indyplant's site got hacked and so neither of the new issues are available yet. Both Issue 1 and 2 are still up there but the addresses are changing almost daily. Every time I post a link, it's dead in a day or two.

So in the meantime this is what I'm doing to rectify that...for a limited time you can order Mysterious Adventure Magazine Fall 09 (Issue 3) directly from me for $6.00. I'll be throwing in some MAM postcards and the shipping's included. I only have a handful right now, so ORDER NOW!!

This issue boasts an all-star cast of creative titans. Josh Covey, Simone Guglielmini, Anthony Schiavino, Ben Perkins, Mike Babinski, Dave Flora, Ryan Cody, Scott Godlewski, and Andy Kuhn.

Comment on this blog with your email address and I'll get right back to you.

Here's a little preview of a story that I worked on with Josh Covey called "Dust to Dust."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bulletproof Beetle PREVIEW

Here's a little preview of something that should be showing up soon.

art by Claudio Muñoz
written and junk by me


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Scotty and I will be attending this year's Phoenix Comic Con on May 27th-30th. We'll be way in back at table T129.

I'm really excited to see all the Arizona guys again and check out the awesome that is Phoenix Comic Con. We'll have a TON of great stuff with us: We'll have all four issues of Mysterious Adventure Magazine (two of which haven't been available yet) and an all ages off-shoot starring the Bulletproof Beetle, called Adventure Into The Mysterious- this is a Phoenix Con EXCLUSIVE! We'll have prints, some freebies, a giant poster raffle, and be sketching for a modest stipend.

Stop on by, say Hi, buy some stuff! Hope to see you out there!


Monday, May 10, 2010

MAM sallutes a LEGEND!

We lost Frank Frazetta today.

I'm sure he's okay with it, he's back with his wife (who was his whole world). He'd done it all- the only thing left would be to start painting with his feet...which he could probably do.

I will ALWAYS list Frank as one of my top influences (not that I have anything approaching his work or style even) but he ignited my imagination like no other. I would spend hours in the "quite room" at my library (when I was a kid) pawing through his art books. Copying, tracing, and just plain ogling his stuff to no end.

The bite of fantasy, folklore, and mythology that my stuff may have, comes from him and the material that his art inspired me to seek out.

I'll miss knowing that he's still out there.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Mysteriously Adventurous COLORING CONTEST!

Hey folks!

SOOoooOOOooo, I guess this will double as the official (second) announcement of our Over-sized Full Color Mysterious Adventure Magazine Annual 2010!! We've been talking about incorporating some colored stories for a while and we've already got some of the best guys out there working on material for it as we speak!

One of the features will be a reprint of the story that started it all, "Ambush at the End of the World" starring the Phantom Ace, one of MAM's flagship characters. This won't be you're grandfather's reprint thought, we're giving the story a FULL COLOR OVERHAUL!

Not only do we already have stories underway by a bevy of talented gentlemen, but we also have one HUMONGOUS special treat. The cover for our annual (as you may have read) has been done by none other than Mr. Charlie Adlard, the artist from Image Comics "WALKING DEAD" written by Robert Kirkman.

This brings me to our contest: Scotty and I have decided to throw two uncolored pages out there so that anyone who wants to give it a shot at coloring them, can do so. We're not going to give out a bunch of restrictions and provisions. There's no house style we're looking for- simple cell shade? crazy over rendering? Do whatever you do best...Do whatever services the line work best...because that's how we're going to pick our winner! Keep things in mind like setting and scene transition, atmosphere, and all the other things that make a truly gifted colorist good at what they do.

So what's this contest for? To put it quite plainly...if you really kick butt on these two pages, you win the unpaid gig of coloring the full 21 pages for us. Isn't that nice of us? But seriously, you'd be a member of the team and if history has served, just about everyone who has participated in MAM related content so far has had doors open for them out there because of it.

The only thing that we ask is this: if you are chosen, please be willing and able to finish those 21 pages in a timely and efficient fashion to be discussed later.Instead of bugging all of our colorist friends, we wanted to do bit of a talent search. Worst case scenario, a bunch of different people see your work.

We're still talking prizes and bonus participant stuff, so hopefully a little mystery is incentive as well.

Shoot me a note if you have any questions and send me the links to your colored pages (feel free to post them publicly as well) or you can email them to me directly if you'd like, at

Thanks alot, and have fun!


CHARLIE ADLARD covers Mysterious Adventure!

Charlie Adlard, artist of the zombie comic, "THE WALKING DEAD" that you might see coming out from Image Comics every month written by Robert Kirkman, has been awesome enough to supply the cover art for our Over-sized Full Color Mysterious Adventure Magazine Annual 2010!

We'll be auctioning off Charlie's original artwork shortly- more details on that later.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Go out today (now if possible) and pick up the first issue of this book. Scotty's been busting his britches on this thing for months, so it's awesome to see some tangible payoff for all his hard work.

I had the pleasure of taking the last one off of the shelf at my local shop and saw that it was sold out at Impulse Comics online as well. Not bad, fellas.

So having the thing in hand is cool enough, but the big bonus is's really good! Now I'm usually the guy who will say that about a book that doesn't have superpowers or horror movie rejects in it. But this is like watching a spy-thriller movie in comic book form. The dialogue and pacing is pithy enough and moves along to keep you interested and the artwork is amazing. The line work and colors perfectly compliment each other, working together instead of against each other, like so many books today.

This book is the first 15 minutes of a movie that you really want to see...I urge you to give it a shot.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Guess Who?!?

Here's a little sneak peak at our celebrity flip cover art for the FALL issue.

Free sketch to whomever can guess who drew this awesome piece!

(don't get too excited people the sketch is from me)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My oh my, what could this be?!?

As always- the behind-the-scenes action as promised. The inking progress over Scotty's amazing pencils.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Scottygod's got ink!

Go over to CBR and check out the press release for BOOM! Studio's new book CODEBREAKERS. You might recognize our very own Scott Godlewski, co-founder of Mysterious Adventure Magazine, as the series' artist.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Life's a beach...or at the very least she is!

Here's a peak at page 6 of the featured story in our WINTER issue by Evan 'Doc' Shaner.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Wegener and the Battle of Kind Words

Scott Wegener lathered on the love over at Atomic Brian and Scott consistently put together solid, fun books and are an actual joy to read. There's only a few comics these days that I even bother picking up and Robo is one of the ones that I get the most excited about. So it's a real treat to have Scott give MAM some kind words.

Thanks Scott...the check's in the mail!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monster page-in-progress

Another page of Scotty's layouts and my finishes. This page has since been completed and lettered and tone and all finished up.

We've only gotta few more things to wrap up before the FALL issue is already for you guys. Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mystery page-in-progress

Here's a page-in-progress from the NEAR FINISHED upcoming issue of Mysterious Adventure Magazine. The only real question (other than what story this page is for) is whether we call the issue FALL '09 issue or not...cause I don't know if YOU noticed, but it's 2010.

These are my inks destroying Scotty's pencils.