Santa Monica, CA. – Independent comic book publisher Sitcomics™ has unveiled its Binge Book “Class of 2019,” a wave of all-new, triple-sized comics arriving July 31st in comic shops across the US and Canada. Founded by veteran TV sitcom writer Darin Henry (Seinfeld), Sitcomics made headlines in January 2018 with the introduction of its groundbreaking Binge Book™ format, which gives readers a standalone, 64-page entertainment experience for only $3.99. The Binge Book Class of 2019 boasts all-new, triple-sized issues of Sitcomics’ flagship superhero titles The Blue Baron™ and Startup™ along with the debut of its new ongoing super-hero series Headhunter™, featuring art by animation legend Steven E. Gordon (Ralph Bakshi Productions).
Sitcomics’ Class of 2019 also sees the launch of the company’s “Variant Value” initiative where all covers produced for the digital release of any storyline will be included as back-up pages in the printed Binge Book™ editions at no extra charge. “Slapping multiple different covers on the same printed story does nothing to increase readership,” explains Sitcomics publisher Darin Henry. “If anything, the practice confuses and discourages new readers. Our Variant Value program means that even though each copy of The Blue Baron Binge Book #3 will have the same image on its front cover, everyone who buys it in print will still get to enjoy three all-new Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema covers for the price of one.”
In addition to the three new Binge Books, Sitcomics’ Class of 2019 also includes the company’s first official San Diego Comic Con Exclusive — Barbra Macabre’s Morbid Museum #1.1. With exclusive cover and interior art by industry icon Al Milgrom (The Avengers), this limited edition 32-page horror/comedy anthology title will be sold exclusively at the company’s San Diego Comic Con Small Press table K-04. Priced at just $3.99, Barbra Macabre’s Morbid Museum #1.1 will be the least expensive official exclusive being sold at the 50th Anniversary of the famed Comic Convention being held later this month.
Sitcomics are available exclusively in comic book shops which take part in the company’s Sell-Thru Distribution System which reduces risk for independent retailers by allowing shops to return unsold copies of the publisher’s non-#1 issues. Retailers who wish to carry the publisher’s entire line of new and back issue Binge Book releases including zombie comedy Z-People, drawn by MAD artist Tom Richmond and vampire comedy Super ‘Suckers, which features art by Jeff Shultz (Betty & Veronica) can do so by emailing the publisher directly at email@example.com.
The Blue Baron Binge Book #3
The super-powered bodyswap comedy is back with an all-new, 64-page epic featuring a terrifying new super villain called Professor Wrath. His mission in life is to teach the world about the superior power of evil and his first student is The Blue Baron! Written by Darin Henry (Futurama), pencils and cover by Ron Frenz (Amazing Spider-Man), with inks by Sal Buscema, Scott Koblish, Al Milgrom & Joe Rubinstein, colors by Glenn Whitmore and letters by Marshall Dillon. Rated 8PM. 64 FC pages, $3.99.
Startup Binge Book #3
Startup, the 300-pound single mom who’s also a 300 mile per hour superhero, is back in an all-new triple-sized adventure! When an innocent bystander is killed during a bank robbery, Startup vows to capture the killer or die trying, but a hired assassin called Pinstripes is determined to make sure she dies trying. Co-Plotter and scripter Todd Dezago (Sensational Spider-Man) joins regular artist Craig Rousseau, colorist Glenn Whitmore and letterer Marshall Dillon to bring you this 64 page murder mystery featuring the origin and first appearance of The Disruptor! Cover by Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema. Rated 8PM. 64 FC pages, $3.99.
Headhunter Binge Book #1
Headhunter is a homeless, super-powered vigilante who decides to become a mainstream superhero in order to adopt an orphaned baby girl. Unfortunately, the rest of society isn’t convinced that a former homeless, super-powered vigilante is a good fit for fatherhood. The Heroes Union guest star in this feel-good, family-friendly, 64-page, self-contained extravaganza from writer Darin Henry (KC Undercover), artist Steven E. Gordon (X-Men: Evolution), colorist Glenn Whitmore and letterer Marshall Dillon. Cover by Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema. Rated 8PM. 64 FC pages, $3.99.
Barbra Macabre’s Morbid Museum #1.1
You are cordially invited to the grand opening of Barbra Macabre’s Morbid Museum, where featured exhibits include a trio of hysterically horrific stories from the prolific pen of veteran sitcom writer Darin Henry and 13-year-old rising star Dashiell Burton! Lurking behind its gory-ous, SDCC-exclusive cover are 25 pages of gruesome guffaws drawn by Al Milgrom (The Avengers) & Neil Vokes (Dr. Strange) with colors by Glenn Whitmore and letters by Marshall Dillon. Rated 9PM (for teens and up). 32 FC pages, $3.99.
About Darin Henry
Pennsylvania native Darin Henry moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from Temple University. In 1995, he was hired as a staff writer on the Emmy-Winning ABC sitcom Muppets Tonight and since then Henry has written for over a dozen more series including Seinfeld, Futurama, Grosse Pointe, The War at Home and The Ellen Show. He lived in London for three years while writing for the BBC sitcoms My Family and Not Going Out and scripted a feature-length Doctor Who audio adventure starring the 5th Doctor, Peter Davison. Henry, who most recently served as executive producer on the hit Disney Channel sitcom KC Undercover, resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife, son and daughter.