August 29, 2011

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SPX Spotlight: Magic Bullet #3 to Debut at SPX!


This is part of Panel Patter's SPX Spotlight, a series of reviews of work from creators or publishers who will be attending SPX in 2011 leading up to the show on September 10th and 11th, 2011!

Magic Bullet #3
Written and Illustrated by Bill Ellis, Matt Dembicki, Dominic Vivona, Kevin Czapiewski, Danielle Corsetto, Jonathan Case, Kevin Panetta & Mike Short, Matt Sheean, Rafer Roberts, RM Rhodes & Evan Keeling, Jake Warrenfeltz, Art Hondros, Art Haupt & Andrew Cohen, Adam Dembicki, Joe Carabeo & Carolyn Belefski, Eric Gordon, Jeff McClelland & Jeff McComsey, Scott White, Dale Rawlings, David W. Ryan, Troy Jeffrey-Allen, David Dean & Jay Payne, Adam Umak & Michael J. Auger, JT Wilkins, Michael Brace, Kyle Kaczmarczyk & Helaine Crawford, Michael May & Jason Copland
DC Conspiracy (Self-Published)

As you all know, I'm a big fan of anthologies, and I'm quite pleased to be one of the many people announcing that the Magic Bullet tabloid newspaper anthology is returning for a third issue, debuting at SPX!

And best of all, it's absolutely free!

I greatly enjoyed the first two issues, which ranged from the topical to the silly to the bizarre, all in basically one newspaper page apiece. Regular contributors (and Panel Patter favorites) Rafer Roberts, Carolyn Belefski, and Matt Dembicki are back, with Matt's son(!) joining in this time, along with a whole host of other names.

One of the things that I like best about Magic Bullet is that while it definitely shows that comics can do more than just tell a quick, funny story, there is nothing in it that would easily offend someone (unless they are a member of the Tea Party, judging by last issue). Thus, this FREE anthology is perfect for grabbing an extra copy (or three) and handing out to people who say they used to like comics, but don't want to read about Batman anymore.

Hey, that person! Look at all these awesome comics that you can try! You get everything from Native Americans to fancy thieves to Mickey Mouse via Hammer studios to dinosaurs to Sarah Palin acting like a demented psycho!

I bet you can't find those in your regular newspaper! (Okay, maybe that last one is there...)

If you're planning to be at SPX, don't hesitate to pick up a copy of this. It won't cost you a thing, and I bet that you'll find something you like in there. It would be almost impossible not to.

Best of all, several of the folks in Magic Bullet will be at the show. If you enjoyed the work of Belefski, Cohen, Corsetto, Czapiewski, Dembecki, Jeffrey-Allen, Keeling, Rhodes, or Roberts, you can just find their table at SPX and see what else they have to offer. It's a great shopping list! (Apologies if I missed anyone in this list, I'm going by the SPX site.)

If you can't make it to the show but will be in the DC-Baltimore area, keep your eyes peeled, as you might be able to find Magic Bullet in a store near you. But if you live in the DC-Baltimore area and love comics, you really need to be at SPX!

Below are some additional Magic Bullet Previews. Enjoy!