Coming soon from Kansas City area creators

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1
Elite Comics is smashed by Godzilla on an exclusive variant cover of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1, published by IDW.

Schedules are subject to change. Please let us know about changes or omissions:

Available March 30, 2011
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 (IDW) – Drawn by Phil Hester, inked by Bruce McCorkindale
Proof: Endangered #4 (Image) – Written by Alex Grecian
Scalped #47 (Vertigo) – Written by Jason Aaron
Wolverine #7 (Marvel) – Written by Jason Aaron
Wonder Woman #609 (DC) – Written by Phil Hester

APRIL 2011

Available April 6, 2011
Bring the Thunder #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Written by Jai Niz
Green Hornet Aftermath #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Written by Jai Nitz
Our Army at War [trade paperback] (DC Comics) – Written by B. Clay Moore and others.
Ultimate Comics Captain America #4 (Marvel) – Written by Jason Aaron

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Aaron: Kansas City comics scene helped launch his career

Jason Aaron, Tony Moore, and Matt Fraction
Jason Aaron, Tony Moore, and Matt Fraction

In his latest column for Comic Book Resources, Kansas City comics writer Jason Aaron reminisces about his early days in the comics business and the importance that the local network of comics creators had in shaping his career.

The first week I was here, I found a comic shop and started a pull list: Elite Comics in Overland Park. I’ve been buying my books there ever since. Through that shop I first met local comic folk like B. Clay Moore, Ande Parks and Jai Nitz, and later some fellow KC-transplants like Tony Moore and Matt Fraction. Here were people who actually made their living making comics. I couldn’t believe it.

Aaron credits his interaction with local creators, and their assistance and advice in shaping his career. “I honestly don’t know that I would be here today if it wasn’t for them,” he writes.

In addition to his CBR columns, you can keep up with Jason Aaron on his website,

Moore and Mellon help launch Kickstart Comics

Bombhead by B. Clay Moore and Kevin Mellon
Bombhead by B. Clay Moore and Kevin Mellon

Jason Netter, the producer of the film Wanted, is jumping into comics publishing and local creators B. Clay Moore and Kevin Mellon are part of the inaugural line.

The new company, Kickstart Comics, has announced a line-up of projects that includes Bombhead by Moore and Mellon.

Marc Graser of reports that the company’s projects are selected in part based on their potential for movie or televison adaptations.

The company, an imprint of film and TV production shingle Kickstart Entertainment, has already locked down a distribution pact with several major retailers, including Walmart, to produce at least 24 new books over a year. The initial plan is to release four books a month for six months starting this fall. Naturally, the books are being eyed as potential adaptations as a TV show or film.

Mellon said on Twitter that he expects Bombhead to be released as a full-color digest-size stand-alone graphic novel.

Kickstart’s other projects, announced under the heading of “November and forward” are Heavy Water by Jonathan W.C. Mills and Alberto Muriel, Mirror, Mirror by Joshua Williamson and Lee Moder, Ward 6 by Kevin Fox and Salvador Navarro, Headache by Lisa Joy & Tim Fern, Maximum High by Mark Haven Britt and Chad and Dara Creasey, and Endangered by Josh Williamson & Juan Santacruz.