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SquareMonkey Comics looking for everything! Think Superhero!
Johan at 1:34AM, Sept. 10, 2006
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Have you ever wondered about why (and how, I mean, isn't there a law against these things?) DC Comics and Marvel Comics are pretty much the only mainstream companies putting out a ton of Superhero comics? Have you ever looked at their plots and characters, and told yourself that you could come up with better storylines, better heroes, better concepts?

I myself am currently writing a bunch of stories, respectively Countdown to Crisis (people start noticing other people dissapearing), Roseburg Crisis (the dissapeared people return, altered drastically) and Introduction After Crisis (attempt at introducing the primary set of characters). The first thing I'm looking for right now is the following:

  • Artists - One artist per Story. You'll draw out the things I'm currently writing. You can do more Stories, but preferably only one at a time. Could include Colorist position as well.
    Colorists - Color things. Make the pages drawn by Artists shiny and colourful. Preferably of DC Comics quality.

    And once I finish the major gist of the Crisis-Stories, I'll be looking for Writers.

    Writer - The writer gets to submit stories, which an interested artist might draw. The big, BIG thing about this, is that either it should fit completely into canon, or it'll be edited to. If RandomCharacter 25 is a lesbian, she does NOT get pregnant with the Governor's child. Start writing these now, and submit them Post-Crisis.

    You can find all of the stories over at http://blog.squaremonkeys.org (Countdown under Pages, all the other stories are my Daily Writing projects.)

    Contact me through E-Mail on johan@brokenrosefoundation.org, johan.tenge.x@gmail.com or johan@squaremonkeys.org. You can also tell me of your interest in the project in this topic.

    EDIT: Got an email from someone who asked me to clear something up. Yes, every single page will be freely available online. Yes, there'll probably be alot of pages in the end, in alot of series by alot of artists and writers. And yes, there can be from one to one hundred artists.
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Enef at 8:13AM, Sept. 10, 2006
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There are a lot of other superhero comic publishers, Image and Dark Horse to name a few.
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Johan at 8:38AM, Sept. 10, 2006
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True, but Marvel and DC are the only BIG ones.
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Johan at 9:33AM, Sept. 10, 2006
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:P Okay, then, I'll edit the first post to say that DC and Marvel are the only mainstream superhero-comic distributors. :P:P:P
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ccs1989 at 1:37PM, Sept. 10, 2006
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Marvel and DC have got great amounts of talented creators available to them. So does Image and Dark Horse, to a lesser extent. We're all basically amatures here, and nothing compared to those pros.

Also, no offense, but DC and Marvel writers have professional experience. I don't think that their stories are bad. If anything the amount of characters and continuities screws things up.

In closing if you're not satisfied DC and Marvel superheros, go read Invincible.
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Mark at 2:51AM, Sept. 11, 2006
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aren't Image and Dark Horse imprints of DC?
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Mark at 2:56AM, Sept. 11, 2006
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ok my bad, they're not
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Johan at 12:04PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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*cough*

Let me point out that this is not even close to being intended to compete with DC/Marvel, but isn't Superheroes practically the only underrepresented genre on the Webcomics scene?
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Ronson at 12:09PM, Sept. 11, 2006
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isn't the term "superhero" co-owned by Marvel & DC?
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Johan at 2:17AM, Sept. 12, 2006
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Well, I'd already decided on using the term Hero, without the word Super, though I hadn't intended on using it here to avoid confusion.
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