Drive Thru Comics have released their latest comics available for download this week. They also have a spotlight on publisher Visionary Comics:
Publisher Focus: Visionary
Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Visionary first opened in 2006 as the world’s first, dedicated comic teaching studio, operating as a packaging and production house working with new talent to develop properties into actual projects. They recruited well-known and established creators in many fields to act as mentors and teachers.
Within 3 years, Visionary had successfully helped launch the careers of a number of creators into the comic publishing industry and also debuted their first completed projects into the print market. Their creators went on to work for such companies as Image, Top Cow, Boom Studios, Dynamite, Archaia, and in supporting roles even with DC Comics. Print projects debuted with such publishers as Markosia, eigoManga and Bluewater.
By 2009 the studio expanded and launched themselves as the first banner for creator owned content as a digital publisher. They began publishing a line of digital comics to multiple venues, including one-shots, mini-series, books previously in print and all new content. The creators on these titles ranged from early to current work of top names in the industry, as well as the first published work of new creators just making their mark…
In June of 2011 Visionary announced its first license, the Deadlands role-playing game from Pinnacle Entertainment. It published a series of one-shots through Image Comics, featuring a who’s who list of top talent from the horror-western genre of comics. The comics were met with critical success and hailed as the “All-Star Westerns” of the comics industry…
To learn even more, check out this page. Now let’s take a look at some of their recent releases:
Emily and Ian find that not only are they stranded on a world dominated by intelligent dinosaurs, but those creatures are about to go to war! Long buried tensions and conflict is about to erupt and Emily and Ian are get caught in the crossfire! Lines have been drawn, but the question is who stands on which side? And which side will protect the two human children? The adventure continues in book 2, Adaptations!
C-Listers continues after the epic conclusion of issue 1.
Well, it was sort of epic, I mean, stuff blew up and all. Anyways, this time the super-team of the 21st Century faces it’s greatest threat of all…wait, no. Actually, its all about Lt. Lightning’s latest drama with his girlfriend.
Plus we deal with the whole “how does a super-hero earn a living?” in ways that Peter Parker never imagined! On top of that, Manticore gets a date! No, really. Oh, and there’s lots of sex toys, there, that should sell it.
The C-Listers is Recommended for Mature Readers.
Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment are proud to bring one of the world’s most beloved RPG series to comics!
Deadlands, the game that defined the Weird West, mixing elements of the classic Western with Horror and Steampunk to create a unique world of monsters, myths, magic and gunslingers! Explore the Deadlands like never before in these one-shots, featuring top talent from the comics industry! Journey into the Weird West, and make sure to hold on to your hat!
Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment brings Billy the Kid to DEADLANDS! 12 years old, family wiped out, and all alone in the middle of the wild Weird West… hunted by werewolves. Grab a gun, there’s killin’ to be done! The print backup series collected in its own special edition.
Cheers and keep reading!
-Sean Patrick Fannon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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