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Fallen Heroes is the Number one Download Title for Oxicomics’ Free Comic Book Day Promotion

To celebrate Free Comic Book Day the digital download of Fallen Heroes #1 was made available for free along with many other titles available from Oxicomics.

We have just received an email from Oxicomics informing me that Fallen Heroes #1 was the most downloaded title during their Free Comic Book Day.

We’re so excited that so many new people have been exposed to the world of Fallen Heroes. To all of you on  thanks for downloading the issue and we hope you stay on board for issue 2.

If you interested in picking up a digital copy for your reader of choice then head over to Oxicomics for your copy.

Barry Nugent

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Fallen Heroes Issue 2 News

Quite a few people have been asking about the current state of play on issue 2. Well I can confirm that I have given my final approval on Martin’s script which has now been passed to Steve to begin work on the pencils.

Of course I’m bias but I think Martin is trying something quite ambitious in issue two. His reason is to be able to fit in some of the more complex story strands and scene switching that I had in the novel. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Steve and Gat approach this one art wise.

In terms of what people can expect from issue 2, there’s a lot more action, new characters. The story itself gets a little deeper and bloodier.

A lot of the content in issue 2 was some of the most fun to write when I worked on Fallen Heroes. It was the first time I really got to throw in some really big action set pieces.

A lot of my inspirations for the actions scenes you’ll see in this revolved around watching a shed load of John Woo films back in the day. My goal was to try to bring that feeling (without writing the words ‘ dear reader imagine this bit in slo-mo with doves flying in the back ground’…hoping John Woo fans will get this joke) to my novel.

At the moment we don’t have a release date set but as soon as we do you guys will be the first to know.

Stay tuned for the next update and to meet one of the new characters in book 2 – The Reverend.

Barry

Fallen Heroes #1 now Available for iPad,iPhone and iTouch

 

We can now confirm that the digital version of Fallen Heroes #1 has now been released on the apple store, just in time for pay day. The app is priced at £1.19 and you can pick it up here .

Thanks to the team at Oxicomics for all their help in putting the digital version together.

Keep an eye on the website to look out for more ways to order your copy of issue #1.

The Famous Six – Thanks for Donating!

A while back I started a donation scheme for the production of the first issue which has since been scrapped and will not return in the future.  I wanted to take the time to thank the  people who donated towards issue 1.

So Jody,Matt,Jimmy,Glen,Adam,Kelly and Jerry (hope you don’t all mind being mentioned) the thanks of myself and the entire creative team are with you.

I will be having a word with the creative team about giving all of you a mention/acknowledgement in issue 2. Also  I will be in touch about sending you a signed copy of either issue 1 or 2 of Fallen Heroes.

To the highest donator we will be arranging to send the proof/issue zero  which will  be signed by myself, Martin and Steve. I will also be throwing in a signed copy of the original novel and a copy of the follow-up novel Forgotten Warriors (one I finished the blasted thing) and the third and final as yet titled book in the trilogy(you can have these in print or digital). I will also be seeing if I can get Steve to do a sketch in the novel.

Many thanks for your donations and help with the project.

Barry

Fallen Heroes are coming to Gosh Comics!

 

With a 24-year track record in the industry and enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff, Gosh! Comics remains London’s must-visit store for those who love the medium. Our range of graphic novels is second to none, and we’re always striving to source new and interesting product, whatever the genre. From translated European albums to mainstream superhero antics; vintage children’s books to contemporary graphic fiction; compulsively readable manga to cutting edge small press: we’ve got something for everyone.

Whenever I’m in London one of my fave comic shops to check out is Gosh . It has a great layout, combined with a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff.

If you’re a visitor to Gosh in the near future you’ll be pleased to know that soon you’ll be able to pick up a copy of Fallen Heroes #1 in-store.

The Gosh team have pre-ordered a significant number of copies from our first print run to sell in the shop.

Keep an eye out for news of when the comic can be picked up from Gosh.

The Proof Copy has Arrived!

So I was away at last weekend and when I returned I found the proof copy of Fallen Heroes issue 1 waiting for me.

It was a pretty indescribable feeling seeing the comic there staring up at me but it’s an image I’ll remember for a lot of years to come.

We’re just checking to make sure everything is ok to go ahead with the first print run and the signs are good.

The Heroes are almost here!

The Heroes are Here – Fallen Heroes Ready for Pre-Order!

 

In case that awesome trailer and brilliant cover didn’t give the game away I can now officially say that Fallen Heroes Issue 1 is complete!

It’s been a long road for the creative team and a lot of hair pulling from yours truly at the last minute (which isn’t easy with no hair) but the first issue is complete. Yesterday the finalized pdf was passed over to the guys at ukcomics, who have been a fantastic help, for printing.

I’m immensely proud of the amount of time and effort the creative team (Martin, Steve and Gat you guys are fantastic) have poured into hitting the deadline for the project. It’s both weird and fantastic to see scenes that have existed sorely in my head for over ten years there on the page in full colour.

Thanks also go out to Paul Mclaren for stepping in at the last minute to help with the lettering also Ian Sharman who worked with Martin to help put the comic together and Anthony Thickitt who helped out with the technical stuff with the ad layout. Also thanks to Dennis Morrison of Zizzl Media for single handedly producing the fantastic launch trailer.

Thanks to Emma, Andie and Leigh for supplying and allowing me to use their fantastic interpretations of the characters for pin ups.

Thanks to everyone who donated and the ad buyers who made this possible from a financial standpoint.

Special thanks are reserved for Nic Wilkinson, of the late and lamented Insomina Publications. It was her idea in the first place to do the comic adaptation and she was the one who put the creative team together. Her boundless enthusiasm for the project made her an absolute blast to work with and really help me to see what was possible. To put it as simply as I can there would be no comic without Nic. Even though she is not officially part of the team anymore as far as I’m concerned she never left it. Thanks for making a long time dream a reality Nic.

Apologies if I’ve missed anyone.

The next stage, of course, is to sell the bloody thing. A pre-order page has now been created where you can pre-order the first issue. The options are available for you to either have a limited edition copy sent out to you when the comic is released or to reserve a copy and pick it up at the launch at the Cardiff International Comic Expo on Saturday 26th February 2011. Remember we only have 100 copies of the limited edition so if you want to ensure you get your then please pre-order/reserve your copy now. Soon after the launch there will be digital versions available  but more details on that soon.

If you are interested in a review pdf or further information the please get in contact with us at fhcomic@hotmail.co.uk.

It’s been one hell of a journey but the Fallen Heroes are here and I couldn’t be happier.

Barry Nugent, author of Fallen Heroes