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Coming Soon from Venture Comics

Johnny Superhero No. 0

Johnny Superhero #0
(2009)

In this introductory issue, Johnny realizes that his popularity has fallen from "George Clooney" to "Criss Angel" status.
He concocts a plan to get his popularity back and does battle with the villain THE BLUE MENACE!
Will Johnny make it out of this issue ALIVE? Stay tuned to find out.

Scheduled to be available in Q4 2009.

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about us

Venture Comics, a new comic book company based in Southeast Missouri, began in late 2008 when long time comic fans Charles Winkle and George Anderson began discussing the concept of creating their own comics. After discussing a couple of ideas, the duo began work on their first book. Set to be released in 2009, the first Venture Comics publication will give comic book fans everywhere a new alternative.

Anderson and Winkle have been reading comic books since childhood. In middle school, the duo, along with a couple of friends, made their first comic book, based on the Detective Comics character Batman, adding a few original ideas. The black-and-white book was quickly distributed among their peers and, while crude in creation, became an immediate hit among fellow classmates.

Although popular, Anderson and Winkle gave little thought to the idea of starting a business at such a young age, and as time went on, the comics vanished.

In late 2008, Anderson contacted Winkle with ideas for original creations. Excited by his colleagues proposal, Winkle quickly began work on the first publication's script. In April 2009, the script was finalized and artwork began.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - VC discussed on ComicBookMovie.com
A friend and fan of Venture Comics, known around the web as WerewolfByNight, recently posted a little info about us on his ComicBookMovie.com fansite. We read the article and were blown away. Below is an excerpt from the article...

"So, I was just hit with the sudden urge to give a shout out to some of my friends at 'Venture Comics'. Haven't heard of them? Well, here goes... Venture Comics is a company created and managed by two long-time comic fans (and all around good guys) George Anderson and Charles Winkle. Now, I've known these guys for a while, and they're always kicking around some great ideas--and it seems like one day, they just got fed up with sitting around and letting those ideas go to waste...so they started Venture Comics. As of now, they only have one title, and it's in the middle stages of production. This title, as you may have guessed by the name of the article, is 'Johnny Superhero.'"

Click here to read the article in its entirety, including more info about Johnny Superhero, and show VC a little love around the web. We're sure WerewolfByNight would love to get some feedback on his article as well.

Sunday, August 30, 2009 - Site recoded!
We worked late into the night last night/this morning, redoing the site in a more "browser friendly" code as opposed to full-blown Flash.

If you have an suggestions for the site, let us know!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - New link added!
Sorry for the delay in updates guys, I've been busy. Today, I bring you an update on the comic. After having issues with our scanner and inking tools, we decided to get a Wacom Graphire 4 Pen Tablet. It came in on Monday and we have been steadily working to get the learning curve out of the way. Things are starting to look good. We have revised the layout on page 1 and have been working to get the page done. We have finished the top panel, color and all, and are happy with the results.
Remember: Johnny Superhero is coming this summer.
Also, we added a new link to our pals from Grim Furry Tales. Their new book, DEAD FUTURE, is planned for an October release so show some love this Halloween!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - Even more at the Store!!
Today we dropped several new items into VentureShop, including a Johnny Superhero Cap, a Venture Comics Messenger Bag, a Johnny Superhero Logo Tie, and more!
Check out the new merchandise at the VentureShop.

new store items

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - Johnny Superhero No. 0 Cover Reveal!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, We give you the cover to Johnny Superhero No. 0. After hearing suggestions from some of our fellow comic friends, we tweaked the cover just a bit. It is possible that more tweaks may come before the issue hits stands.

Johnny Superhero No. 0 Click the Image for a large, high rez pic!

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - New items available at VentureShop
We've been constantly adding new apparel to our VentureShop since it went live! Below, you will see a few designs. For more Venture Comics apparel, check out the VentureShop.

Store Items

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - VentureShop is open for business!
On Wednesday, we officially launched our online Shop. The only place to pick up all the sweet Venture Comics apparel. Go grab a Johnny Superhero shirt and let all your friends know who your new favorite superhero is! Just click the "SHOP" tab above!

Monday, April 27, 2009 - Added 'LINKS' page...combined 'NEWS & INFO' and 'HOME'
We decided to give back to the comic community by posting a 'LINKS' page! Interested in being on our links, contact us on Twitter. We also decided to merge the 'NEWS & INFO' and 'HOME' pages because they're basically the same. It was pointless!

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - WE HAVE GONE LIVE!
Ladies and genlemen Venture-Comics.com has officially gone LIVE!
Although not fully functional just yet, most pages on the site work. We are still working on some forms for some of the other pages and hope to have them up soon.
We hope everyone enjoys the site and we appreciate any feedback. Send comments to us at info@venture-comics.com, or hit us up on Twitter at www.twitter.com/venturecomics.
We are still working to get our MySpace and Facebook pages designed, but we would appreciate any friends on there as well. Links can be found on the Contact Us page!

Here is a breakdown of the site:
Characters: On this page we give you a little information about the characters that we have created. - working.
News & Info: Tab name says it all...it's news and information about our titles, site, us...whatever! - working.
Videos: Videos about our titles and more! - currently not operational.
Shop: Our online Shop! Check out our apparel and titles here! - semi operational.
Downloads: Free downloads - desktop wallpapers, phone images, and more here! - currently not operational.
Blogs: Links to blogs by us and our friends! Check them out! - working.
About: Learn about Venture Comics at this page! - working.
Other: Everything else! - currently not operational

Feel free to browse around the site and check back often.

Don't forget to sign up for our text message alerts to receive news, alerts, and discout codes! Text "Enroll" to txt@venture-comics.com to sign up.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - VC offers Text Alerts
Venture Comics is proud to announce VC Text Alerts - a free* service from Venture Comics providing users with news, alerts, and discounts relating to Venture Comics!
To enroll, simple send a text message with the contents ENROLL to TXT@VENTURE-COMICS.COM
*VC Text Alerts is a free service through Venture Comics, however, your carrier's standard text messaging rates apply.

Monday, April 20, 2009 - The Script is Complete!
The script is complete and artwork has began on our first publication, JOHNNY SUPERHERO!
In this introductory issue, Johnny realizes that his popularity has fallen from "George Clooney" to "Chris Angel" Status.
He concocts a plan to get his popularity back and does battle with the villain THE BLUE MENACE!
Will Johnny make it out of this issue ALIVE? Stay tuned to find out.