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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!”

HEROES NOW #1 is here!

Just in time for a debut at SPACE (Small Press/Alternative Comics Expo) on May 21-22 in Columbus, Ohio! It’s the premiere issue of the Phoenix Productions hero anthology, bringing the classic 1980s heroes into the modern day! Building upon the stories told in HEROIC: HEROES PAST, HEROES NOW: PATRIOT and HOLOGRAM, this anthology continues theContinue reading “HEROES NOW #1 is here!”

HEROES NOW #1 is at the printer!

Everyone has signed off, the bill has been paid, the files have been uploaded…so it’s time to announce HEROES NOW #1! All along, my goal was to release the HEROIC: HEROES PAST retrospective and then settle in with three regular books: 1) The HOLOGRAM mincomic, 2) The STRANGE TIMES “anything goes” anthology, and 3) HEROESContinue reading “HEROES NOW #1 is at the printer!”

The Light….is coming back!

Straight from the Department of Unintended Outcomes: The HEROES NOW: PATRIOT book apparently impressed one individual, Anthony Gray of Gray Scale Painting. Anthony was the penciller on the 1980’s edition of The Light – issue 2 and issue 3, to be specific. Anthony contacted me and told me how much he enjoyed the Patriot story,Continue reading “The Light….is coming back!”