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Doris Danger on ComiXology

I have only recently caught up with the world technology-wise. I have only had my iPad Mini a few months, and I’m still learning. And it’s also only been a short time since I have been reading digital comics the, um, shall we say, the legal way.

ComiXology is my friend, my reding device, and the bane of my wallet, but it has been a new way for me to experience not only comics, but comics in a new way as well. It has also been a way for me to explore comics I might not have read otherwise or catch up on stuff I haven’t read in a while. In other words, I do a lot of exploring on ComiXology.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered an old friend and his work there, and I purchased it right away. I’m talking about Doris Danger by the talented Chris Wisnia. Chris has been doing comics for a while now and I have been following him and cheering him on for most of that time, whether it’s Tabloia, or Dr. DeBunko, or even Doris Danger, it is always a fun time reading comics. And really, aren’t comics supposed to be fun?

Currently only Chris Wisnia’s Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures is available digitally, and some of the stories included are even specially formatted for optimal e-reading. I had read all the stories in the collection before, but still I was happy to not only have them all in one place, but also in electronic form.

This terrific e-comic is ninety-six pages of tales of giant monsters in the Atlas Comics tradition of the legendary Jack Kirby. Yes, Kirby homage is kinda old hat these days, but Chris was not only doing it before it was cool, he was (and is) doing it better than all the other guys. He’s found that elusive groove between respect and humor with falling into insult or mockery. Each page is lovingly rendered and showing what was so cool about 1950s giant monster comics, both good and bad.

The book is described thusly: “As a teen, Doris Danger was abducted by a giant monster. Ever since, she’s had a burning desire to prove the existence of giant monsters, but has been unable to prove her beliefs by snapping an indisputable photograph. While she has convinced many, she has also met many who doubt, who try to disprove, or even lie, manipulate, and cover up evidence. Doris Danger crosses the X-Files with the classic Lee/Kirby giant monster comics, with a little bit of Godzilla thrown in for good measure.”

Chris Wisnia rocks these comics, that also feature fabulous pin-ups by artists you have definitely heard of like Russ Heath, Steve Rude, and Mike Mignola among others; and great letters columns and text pieces detailing the history of these amazing comics, both real and fictional.

I love these books, and whether you have or haven’t experienced them before, you should definitely check out Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures in electronic or hard copy form, and also stop by Chris’ website to see all the other creative stuff he has going on, and Follow him on Twitter as well.

Doris Danger Is Back

SLG, formerly Slave Labor Graphics, will be publishing Chris Wisnia‘s 96-page digest-sized comic, “Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures,” this November (Diamond Previews #SEP090572).

It features a cover by Shag, inks by Dick Ayers, and pin-ups of giant monsters by Arthur Adams, Mike Allred, Gene Colan, Peter Bagge, Ramona Fradon, Dave Gibbons, Russ Heath, Los Bros Hernandez, Mike Mignola, Tony Millionaire, John Severin, and Bill Sienkiewicz. And the inside of course is filled with the genius of Chris Wisnia.

An authentic rip-off of the Kirby-style giant monster genre, Doris Danger is a photo-journalist who, as a teen, was abducted by a giant monster! Ever since, she’s had a burning desire to prove the existence of giant monsters, but has yet been unable to prove her beliefs and snap that indisputable photograph! Along the way, she has met many others who believe, as she does, in giant monsters! She has managed to convince many, foremost of them, her boyfriend, former astronaut Steve Wonder! And she has met many who doubt, try to disprove, or even lie, manipulate, and cover up evidence!

Join everyone’s favorite Tabloid photo journalist as she encounters giggling scientists, a fezz-wearing cult, the Monster Liberation Army, FBI “G” Division, robots disguised as African tribesmen, actors disguised as robots, menacing mannequins, hillbillies, and GIANT MONSTERS!

Doris Danger crosses the X-Files with the famous Lee/Kirby giant monster comics (with a little bit of Godzilla thrown in for good measure) to create a fun and exciting read.

NOTE: This issue collects most everything from Doris’s Tabloia Weekly Magazine appearances, Doris Danger Seeks… Where Giant Monsters Creep and Stomp!, Doris Danger Greatest All-Out Army Battles, Doris Danger in Outer Space, and Doris Danger Seeks… Where Urban Creatures Creep and Stomp! But SMALLER THAN EVER (digest-sized 5″x7 1/2″)! It’s a “MUST-HAVE!”

Get it here!

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Who Are the Spider Twins?

Just ask comic book genius and hack Chris Wisnia, the creative force behind Tabloia and he’ll tell you. Maybe. But if you can guess the masked vigilante of the week, maybe you’ll get more. Here are the ‘sketchy’ details…

Web Comic AND WEEKLY CONTEST! The Spider Twins Companion! A Vital Compendium of Crude Bay’s most notorious, thrilling, sexy, and dangerous masked vigilantes!

Every week, you are invited to write in and guess the vigilante’s name!

Every guesser is entered into a drawing to win a FREE SKETCH!

Go to tabloia.com every Monday for a mugshot, every Tuesday for a full-body shot with descriptions of key attributes or skills, and every Friday to see if you are the winner, posted alongside the character explanation and action shot!

Fun, fun, fun, don’t miss it!

Comic Widows – April 2007

Just wanted to let you folks know the newest edition of our comic review website Comic Widows is now up.

Comic Widows presents articles, opinions and reviews of comics in all forms of the media: mainstream and independent print, film, television, manga and anime, gaming and on the web.

Our April issue features over one hundred comic reviews including a new edition of Rick Silva’s Panel Discussion, a review of Marvel Comics’ Civil War, a retrospective on Jack’s Joke Shop, the 2006 NerdCon, and the notorious much much more.

You can check it out at: www.comicwidows.com

Please visit our message forum at Comics Uncovered or Yahoo! Groups and join in the discussion.

Also if anyone is interested in submitting articles, reviews or press releases, we are always taking submissions. Our next deadline is April 30th. Send them to:
comics@comicwidows.com

For announcements and updates regarding the Comic Widows website, please join our announcement group.

And please don’t forget to scroll down the front page at Comic Widows for our Tooncast web comics from Insight Studios, featuring Cryptozoo Crew, The Chelation Kid and Doctor Cyborg. Comic Widows now also features Dick Hammer from Tabloia!

Enjoy!

Glenn Walker
Comic Widows
http://www.comicwidows.com