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Heroes Now #2 & 3 reviews!

One of the main reasons I rejoined the United Fanzine Organization (Website, Facebook group) after lo these many years away from small press comics was the camaraderie and constructive support that the membership offers to one another. It comes in many ways, but a highlight is the member reviews of each others’ publications. (As aContinue reading “Heroes Now #2 & 3 reviews!”

Next round revving up…

Hey all, been a little while since I updated you on things. It seems as if the publishing world works in ebbs and floes (flows?) around here. But I’ll offer a few little tidbits as things are starting to cook once again. And I think that covers the latest! I hope you’ve been enjoying theContinue reading “Next round revving up…”

Feazell’s Hero Gallery: IN COLOR!

Fred Hembeck kicked off the Hero Gallery feature of HEROES NOW in our second issue, and it turned out great! For the third issue, I present the legendary creator of Cynicalman, Matt Feazell! I met him at the S.P.A.C.E. 2022 show in Columbus, Ohio back in May, and he was kind enough to offer hisContinue reading “Feazell’s Hero Gallery: IN COLOR!”

Hembeck Hero Gallery: IN COLOR!

One of the fun things about having your own little stable of characters is that you can “play” with them. By that, I mean that you can interpret them in any darned way you want. I’ve used the Heroes Now anthology series to do just that. Past that, there’s the Hero Gallery. It’ll be aContinue reading “Hembeck Hero Gallery: IN COLOR!”

The joy of the holidays

[Remember: Use the HAPPYHOLIDAYS discount code at to download FREE PDF copies of every single Phoenix Productions book! Happy Holidays to you and yours!] I love holiday cards. I know that they’re increasingly out of vogue, what with social media and all removing the need to send that annual update (with kid pictures —Continue reading “The joy of the holidays”

HAPPYHOLIDAYS = EVERY book free this week!

THE SKINNY: Go to the Phoenix Productions Gumoad shop ( and use the HAPPYHOLIDAYS discount code to get EVERY single book in the Phoenix Productions library for free in PDF format through Christmas Day, December 25, 2022! WHAT HAPPENED: My printer didn’t come through. I was supposed to have HEROES NOW #2 & #3 asContinue reading “HAPPYHOLIDAYS = EVERY book free this week!”

PREVIEW: Heroes Now #3!

[With the news that the books have been printed and shipped, it’s time to talk about them! Here’s the last of the three…] It’s our first-ever holiday issue! Jingle all the way. Contents in this issue include the following: 36 pages, full color cover wrap with black and white interiors. $5 + $1 postage. OrContinue reading “PREVIEW: Heroes Now #3!”

The books are at the printer!

This is not a drill…both HEROES NOW #2 and STRANGE TIMES #2 are at the printer. STRANGE TIMES #2 – The “anything goes” anthology attempts to tackle the “WHO ARE YOU” question with fun, poignant, odd, painful and deeply human interpretations of the theme. 48 page magazine, full color. Contributors include: HEROES NOW #2 –Continue reading “The books are at the printer!”