Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Seven More!

Hey guys!

I just need seven more followers! Please help me to achieve my dream of becoming a member of the comic book community!

I'll become PR rep of IC Geeks Publishing if I can have forty followers on Tumblr by 11:59 tonight.

We have three hours! We can do it!

Devin Leigh Michaels



Dreams Can Come True—and yes, it’s up to you!

It’s been a long two years for the Experiment and my attempt to break into the comic industry. It comes down this. I have a chance to become the public relations representative for IC Geek Publishing. It’s a new comic publishing/distribution company that has one focus—helping creators break in. Its retailer initiative is revolutionary and the people dedicated to its success extraordinary. (Check out http://www.icgeeks.com for more info!)

I want to be a part of this company.

All I need is forty followers by 11:59 midnight TONIGHT!

Currently, I have nineteen!

FOLLOW ME, and together, we can make dreams come true—yours and mine!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Character Studies for DF: Wards of Man

Edge by 122476

It's almost American Thanksgiving, and since the Christmas carols are already on Lite FM, Mau figured he'd just add to the season with these presents. Dude rocks like that. Meet Edge, THE bad boy of the Destiny's Fate series. Determination versus Destiny? Free will versus Fate? I cannot wait to see the fights Mau's going to draw with Edge and Kainoa.

Rena Ryder by 122476

And here we have Kainoa's coffee-addict mom, Rena. She cannot just cook a mean banana pancake and teach a wild lessons in history at NYU; she can also kill you where you stand if you threaten her family. Yeah, just try her.

I’ve also seen the preliminary sketches of the first five pages of the issue one. Damn. Mau leaves me speechless every time I look at his work. I’m seriously proud of how this is coming together.

More to come!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How Do You Know 032

How do you know when you've read too many comics? (NEVER!)

When you wonder why Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash are above suspicion.

There’s a traitor in the midst of the Team on Young Justice, causing for much speculation among the fandom. Many have believed, as do I, that Artemis is too obvious. I’ve heard M’gann or Superboy could be the traitor subconsciously, but I say it’s Robin.

*insert your laughter here*

Done yet? I’ll wait…okay.

In “Bereft,” the Bialyan military was ordered to shoot to kill the other members of the Team while Robin was to be taken alive.

In “Alpha Man,” Robin’s only defense for not being the mole was that he and KF have “known each other forever.” Uh, so…?

It is also Robin in that episode who needs to know why Kaldur kept the mole a secret—perhaps to make sure Kaldur doesn’t know he’s the mole?

Most recently in “Secrets,” Robin has an awkward expression on his face after Aqualad says there can’t be a mole, and next month in Young Justice #11, Robin will take the spotlight-right before the final episodes this season.

Of course, the biggest detractor from this is: everyone in the cave has a secret. Artemis’s dad and sister are the Team’s enemies. Miss Martian is a white Martian. Superboy was created by the enemy (whether he knows it or not). Robin keeps his real identity a secret. KF keeps his affection toward Artemis a secret. What’s Kaldur hiding?

In any case, the traitor will be known soon, and even if it's Robin, I doubt it's he's actually evil. The more pertinent question this week is: is Tygra?


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

False Dawn #23: Domestic Dispute

Lance and Krisk by 122476

False Dawn #23: "Life or Something Called It"
Part Four of Four: Domestic Dispute
Comic Book Script—Plot for 20 Pages
Devin Leigh Michaels

The False Dawn/Destiny's Fate crossover finale, and it's the cursed immortal versus the former assassin!

False Dawn #23: Short Story Edition

False Dawn #23: "Life or Something Like It"
Part Four of Four: Domestic Dispute
Short Story Format
Devin Leigh Michaels

I am sooo out of the loop here. I’m also not in the suffocating headlock that Lance entraps Kaiona’s little brother, Krisk, so I should take that as a good sign.

“Ral, get over here,” Lance demands, even as Krisk struggles.

I blink at the gun trained upon Kainoa. “Dude, what are you doing? These people saved me from those government WHACKOS.”

“You know WHY they saved you?”

“Does it matter?”

“Because they want to EXPERIMENT on you, Ral! Your parents are immortal. You don’t think Defenders of freakin’ TIME wouldn’t want to know what makes Addy and Connor and maybe even you tick?”

I look back at Rena and Artemis. “Josh, honey,” Rena pleads. “I know Lysander—”

“Lysander?” He motions toward Kainoa. “Try your son, Mrs. Ryder. Your own kid tortured me to find out why I’m immortal, so don’t stand there and tell me you don’t want to do the same thing to Ral.”

“Lysander? Torture?” I glance back at Kainoa, who averts his shameful eyes. “What…What is going on here? How do you guys even KNOW each other?”

Casia comes forward, her hand out to me. “Now’s not the time, Ral. Let’s get out of here while we can.”

“Sorry, that’s not possible.” Behind Lance and Krisk now stands Sawyer, blocking our exit. “Hello, Joshua. It’s been a couple of years.”

“Gatekeeper,” Lance clips. “Move or the kid—”

“Y’know, your parents used to ask me what they could do to reach you.” He crosses his arms like an authority figure. I hate when adults do that. “Just how could they get their son back on the straight and narrow? Y’know what I used to tell them?”

“Let him watch Showgirls?”


Kainoa Ryder by 122476

Anyone else think it feels like Christmas when his/her artist buddy sends sketches? Seriously!

This is a character study of the protagionist of Destiny's Fate: Wards of Man, Kainoa Ryder! 122476 rocked this! He even added the cut-off gloves to the Defenders' wear, which is just soooo badass Kainoa.

And in case you didn't notice, 122476 is a Bills' fan, and he wants you to billieve. Just you. If I do it, apparently the team loses. Go figure.

More to come!

D to the L to the M

P.S. The fantasy novel, Destiny's Fate, still for sale on Kindle!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dare to Dream

Every day I set a goal for myself. Yesterday, it was to balance on a deserted street's curb and walk like a gymnast on a balance beam for a block.


Two days ago, it was to complete the four new contracts placed on the escalation list in a single work day.


Today, it was to submit a resume to DC Comics for a position in editorial.


I'll keep you posted.


How Do You Know and Updates!

From Young Avengers #3 by Heinberg and Cheung

How do you know when you’ve read too many comics?

When you hear the U.S. Senate panel passes repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and you can only think—yay, Wiccan and Hulkling!

Apparently, I post How-Do-You-Knows and updates recently.

What’s up, down the pike!

I’ve put in an eight-page story (“Life’s Question”)  to an anthology, so I should here back on that before the new year. If it’s accepted, it’ll be drawn and published in Journeymen by ICG Publishing. If not, then I’ll probably get 122476 to draw it next year. He was supposed to draw this one, but I didn’t find out the contest until the last moment. He was kind enough to switch projects for me. Oh, and what’s his new project? Thanks for asking!

122476 is working on The Wards of Man, the sequel to my novel Destiny’s Fate (Told ya I’d get a better title). The Council of Order doesn’t approve of Kainoa’s decision to bring back Draven, the previous Destiny, and now they want to choose a new bearer of the time-altering power—Edge. Will Kainoa concede to his maniac older brother, or will he fight to death to keep that power that has been the Starbucks’s since time immortal?

122476 has currently agreed on the first six/nine pages of the first issue, so if nothing else, those will be uploaded here once they’re done. If there’s another enough interest, the entire five-book miniseries might reach fruition. We’ll see!

False Dawn #23 will be posted within in the next week, with the cover by—you guessed it! 122476! I do have Addy and Connor’s profile with art by Emily L’Orange to be posted soon, and Wolfram has also offered to do another piece for me. Both of those should be up sometime this month.

Thanks for reading!

Devin Leigh Michaels