Several books in production at the moment, including a Canadian story by Gibson Quarter and Gillermo Ortego (above), a Madame Doom story by Geof Isherwood…
A Crimson story by Chrisopher Yao…
And yet another Isherwood masterpiece featuring 8 Ball. All these and more in the last of Season One Omnibus, Heroes of the North Coda!
Casting has begun for Season 2 of Heroes of the North - episodes shooting will be spread out throughout the year. But we are starting this very weekend with a really fun bit of action set during the Vietnam War. Trying to escape the Viet Congs, a soldier and his pregnant wife are trying to cross the jungle in the hopes of reaching the borders of neighbouring Cambodia. We won’t tell you what happens next but let’s just say that the events of this episode will see the rise of two new villains, Black Mantis and Iron Panther, both of whom will bring many woes to 8 Ball down the road. The astute amongst you will remember Iron Panther being mentioned during the fight between Steel Tiger and 8 Ball in Episode 7… How is that for foreshadowing? We told you we had a plan all along!
In the meantime, we want to welcome the lovely Uni Park to the Heroes of the North family. She will play the mother of Black Mantis as Napalm and agent Orange will drop around her this very weekend...
Our cool as hell graphic designer, Tim Goernert, could not sleep last night after Black Terror nightmares and he has come up with a whole line of T-Shirt concepts... Here is the first one. Let us know what you think. If enough of you like them, we will make them. Now, we will have to think about moving Black Terror's pen away from Tim's bedroom. The cohabitation appears to be difficult... Then again, if it inspires him to do great work... Hmmmm.... Tough choices.
Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Black Terror (John Fallon).
Masquerade (Pia Metni), Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Acadia (Christina Sciortino).
Black Terror (John Fallon), The Canadian (Larry Vinette) and Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais).
Medusa Commander (Constantine Kourtidis) and Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais).
Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) and Acadia (Christina Sciortino).
Masquerade (Pia Metni), Acadia (Christina Sciortino), Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Dave Michaels (aka wheelchair guy aka luckiest man on Earth).
Black Terror: Friday and Saturday ONLY. No longer there on Sunday.
Medusa Commander: Sunday - 10 AM to 1 PM.
8 Ball: Friday - 2 PM to 9 PM, Saturday - 1 PM to 7 PM, Sunday - 1 PM to 5 PM
There is a strong possibility that the Masquerade appearance of Friday night may be cancelled - we did not get final confirmation - so for now we are assuming she is coming. We will update as soon as we find out.
All other characters schedules remains as advertised previously.
Despite our best efforts, the Nordik and 8 Ball figurines will not make it on time for the CON - but they should show up within the next 7 business days.
We made only 100 copies of the Comicon special Edition omnibus - they are already flying fast with a couple of dozen already reserved - come get yours early because we don't think there will be any left come Sunday...
We will not be able to do the live action shoot during the con as we could not get the proper authorizations in time... We will make it up to you with a kick ass panel which will introduce Acadia live, before she appears in her episode (20)...
First is an entertaining interview with Gibson Quarter (Bang Bang Theory, Prototype, Timeout) about his various projects, with a mention of his work on Heroes of the North and a quick glimpse at his pencils from Prototype. You can read all about it at Comic Book Daily.
There was also a really nifty article by Dave Michaels aka FPB over at Expert Comics. Dave came a few months ago to cover the shooting of elements of Episode 17, 19 and 20 as well as interview cast and crew members. He even did a little cameo in Episode 19 as the guy in a wheelchair that calls 911 and helped Masquerade. Dave gives us an heartfelt and in-depth exposé about his two days adventures on the set of Heroes of the North. It is a definitely intensely entertaining read that sheds some light on the backstage shenanigans of shooting a low budget web series. You can read all about it over at Expert Comics.
Here is the costume design by Anderson Bradshaw for Black Mantis, a new character from the Heroes of the North universe, that will make its appearance in Season 2. She is a villain with intimates ties to Medusa and even more disturbingly, 8 Ball and the lethal Iron Panther, who will also make his ominous debut in Season 2.
Sometimes, there is just nothing to say...
It is that time of the year again! The Montreal Comicon is almost here and this year we have a huge chunk of the cast attending!
The schedule for the Comicon is as follows (Friday, September 14 until Sunday, September 16):
|VENDREDI||16 h à 21 h||14 h à 21 h|
|SAMEDI||10 h à 19 h||9 h 30 à 19 h|
|DIMANCHE||10 h à 17 h||10 h à 17 h|
And here is the Heroes of the North Montreal Comicon appearances:
All three days, all hours: Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais), Alpha Q (Yann Brouillette), Black Terror (John Fallon).
Friday (all hours), end of day Saturday (3 PM until 7 PM) and Sunday (3 PM until 5 PM): 8 Ball (Anderson Bradshaw).
Friday (6 PM until 8 PM): Masquerade (Pia Metni).
Saturday (10 AM to 5 PM) and Sunday (10 to 4 PM): Donovan Easton (Howard Rosenstein)
Saturday (1 PM until 4 PM) and Sunday (2 PM until 5 PM): Canadian Shield (Michel Brouillette).
Saturday (1 PM until 4 PM): The Canadian (Larry Vinette).
Sunday (1 PM until 4 PM): Acadia (Christina Sciortino).
Sunday (1 PM until 4 PM): Medusa Commander (Constantine Kourtidis).
Sunday (1 PM until 4 PM): Introducing Black Mantis (Season 2 Character)
We will have an exclusive Heroes of the North Omnibus 2 printed especially for the Comicon, on higher quality paper, and with a different cover than the one that will be in stores.
It will also have a different binding and a bonus story not found anywhere else. It will be expensive a little because it is a limited run of 100 - but if you preordered the book from us, bring your receipt with you and you will only pay the difference!
Be there or be square!
The Heroes of the North Team
Here is another sneak peek from a short story - Catching a Cold - that will appear in the third Omnibus:Coda. It is a sweet Nordik tale illustrated by Christopher Yao. Written, as usual, by Yann Brouillette.