Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rocket to Venus!!!!

Love Forbidden. Adventure Unending. Terror Eternal

Well Loyal Legionnaires..... it seems the good Captain is going to take a bit of a u-turn.  The news is out and i will be pencilling and inking the adventures of Wrong Way Carson Napier.  With the first strip appearing on the ERB inc. sites comic section starting June 1.    With me on the team is Martin Powell handling the script of Pirates of Venus and Lost on Venus, which we will rocket through this year.  I will be producing a strip a week, with Diana Leto adding the colors.  It's going to be a fun ride. 

The ERB inc. site is a pay site, but more strips are going to be added in the next few months.  I think the total will be six or seven....all for a buck 99 a month.  Not a bad deal considering all the talent lined up.  Currently they are running the Tarzan strip by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg.  But then June 1 Carson of Venus starts and more will follow. 

So i have been a bit busy designing logos, and all the costumes, weapons, ships and all that go with these huge planetary romance adventures.   

For the 'look' of Carson i tried to get a mix of the great serial actor Kane Richmond with a dash of Flash Gordon thrown in.  

The nose section of Carson's rocket appearing in the strip.  Sorry i can't show a lot.... you will just have to sign up and read along on a great adventure!!!  

Also at the end of the first years strips, Dark Horse will collect it all and if enough people sign up we will rocket right into the second year of Carson's adventures on Venus.  

As some of you know i am not a stranger to Venus....i worked on the Bison Books version some years back.  

Also i have talked about projects like this....i need these paying projects so i can maybe hit that early retirement, then i can work on more projects like the reason you are here.....Captain Spectre!!!!  So help spread the word about signing up and reading Carson.  And just imagine all the practice i am getting, ha.     Thanks so much for your support and understanding Loyal Legionnaires.  Every thing like this i try gets me a little closer to early retirement and working full time on the stuff i love.


  1. Hi Tom!

    This is exciting news. I'm happy for you. This is something I can get into, old time serial type space adventures. I love the logo. Impressive teasing art. This will be an awesome strip, since you are doing the art. I'm looking forward to this.

    It is good to see you back again, and always thrilled to see what new art you have for us.
    Take care, my friend!

    Lloyd, Loyal Legionnaire

    1. Thanks so much Loyal Legionnaire Lloyd, i know it seems i just get farther from Captain Spectre.....but there is a method to this madness for sure. the closer i get to being able to do early retirement the better off Captain Spectre fares.....hahah it is my one evil plan against the world. ha.

      thanks for always being around!

  2. Congratulations Tom! This sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Exciting news for all involved. I know for it's a dream come true. I'm anxious to see the results. I didn't know about the Roy Thomas comic either. Took me a while to find the site, as I'm just not up on things. I thought I'd post it here for others: