Friday, October 29, 2010

Atlas Comics Fan Site

I've really been enjoying this Atlas Comics fan site, and have been doing some posting on the message board as well! I can't believe after all these years Atlas is coming back!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Surprising Theater 4 Cover

Here's the final cover to Surprising Theater #4. Art by Smilin' Steve Williams. Colors by Genius Greg Holland.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Atlas Comics

Atlas comic books are returning to the stands. Finally! When the original Atlas comics were coming out, I was in my early teens, which was really my personal Golden Age of comic book collecting. I was very excited about the launch of a new line of comic books. I really enjoyed the variety of titles Atlas offered. My favorite Atlas book was Iron Jaw.I remember walking several miles each way for my new comic books back then, which I purchased at convenience marts. If I could manage to, I would get to several different marts, as none seemed to quite have everything that came out. Man, those were the days, getting new comic books at Circle Ks and 7-11s. In Phoenix there was one drug store that seemed to really respect comics and had a great selection of titles, and it was a rare treat when I could get to that store and pick up books I hadn't seen elsewhere.I was absolutely disheartened when Atlas folded. I couldn't be happier that they're back, and am greatly looking forward to the new launch. Thanks to those involved in making this day possible.
Be sure to check out What a great website featuring Atlas Comics, and an awesome message board to boot!

Friday, October 15, 2010

C.L. Werner at Red Leaf Comics

Accomplished novelist C.L. Werner is doing quite a bit of the scripting over at Red Leaf Comics, and provided most of the stories in issue #1 of The Leaf.
As Senior Editor at Red Leaf, it's an honor to be working on the same books C.L.'s working on.
Here's a link to C.L.'s official website.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red Leaf Comics Press Release Re: The Leaf #1

The press release for The Leaf #1 for Red Leaf Comics was picked up by First Comics News. I'm really starting to love that site!

Surprising Character Bios

I started a new page on the site over at for Surprising character bios. So far The American Guard and Skyscraper bios are up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Skyscraper Page

Here's page 1 from Surprising Theater #1, only from Surprising Comics. This page features my character Skyscraper.

American Guard Bio

Here's the bio for my character The American Guard. Copyright Mark F Davis and Surprising Comics.

When 11 year-old Joseph Washington saw a woman about to be shot during a robbery, he stepped between the shooter and intended victim, taking the bullet for her. The bullet had been meant for Leona Lynn, a powerful Senator.As Joseph lay dying in the hospital, Ms. Lynn stepped in, ordering an experimental drug be used to save Joseph's life. The last-ditch measure did, indeed, save Joseph's life, and augmented his already growing strength and speed, eventually giving him the strength of ten men and making him twice as fast as a normal man. Now grown and trained to fight in multiple disciplines, he wages a one man war on those who would perpetrate evil in the United States Of America as The American Guard.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Surprising Comics Website

I'm working on a few changes to the Surprising Comics website. Yesterday I added a new page, featuring the new monthly Surprising Soap Box. I'm now beginning work on a page which will feature bios of the characters in the Surprising Comics universe.
Go to to check out the Surprising site, or click the Surprising Comics logo atop this blog to go there.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cover To The Leaf #1 from Red Leaf Comics

I just received the file to the cover to The Leaf #1. It was finished using a technique that's becoming more and more popular in comics... pencils and straight to colors, skipping the inking process.
The pencils were done by Stuart Berryhill, with colors by Randy Valiente. While still needing John Helmer's final approval, I think the cover looks fantastic.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Leaf #1 from Red Leaf Comics

Just finished double-checking the title page for The Leaf #1 from our sister company Red Leaf Comics. It looks like we'll be able to send this issue to the printer within the next few days.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Surprising Theater New Issue At Printer!

Surprising Theater #3 is now at the printer! Issue 4 is almost completely in the can, and work is being done on issue 5. Stay tuned to this blog for further developments!