Online Store Live!

Hey everyone!

Our online store is now fully live and taking orders! Here it is!

You can purchase all our comic books including extremely limited variant covers of Kaiju Steel and The Mystery Boys.

Grab them while they’re hot because they’re going fast and most importantly, tell people about it so we can raise as much funding as possible for Earthquake victims and communities.

Thank ee kindly!

Posted in Comics, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Launch Report!.

Hey JCA Crew!

It’s been a short while since our last post but that’s because we’ve been incredibly busy launching Japan Comic Aid books to the world!

On May 5th in Aylesbury at an event organised by Dead Universe Comics, our publisher, sounded our arrival in the world! Forsooth! Steve Collier and Andy Clift were on hand to sign copies of The Mystery Boys and Kaiju Steel. The event itself was a huge success with the numbers of people attending far outweighing any event in the shopping centre during recent memory.

Kapow! Comic- con in London was next which took place over the weekend of the 19th- 20th May. In attendance were big names such as Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Dan DiDio, Joe Quesada and Jonathan Ross. Steve and Andy were joined this time by Kaiju Steel artist, Lee Killeen and many books were sold. A highlight for the creators had to be Dan Didio sitting down for a chat and buying copies of the JCA Books! A surreal moment to be signing comics for the head of DC!

Feedback from everyone who came to our table was strong and meeting and chatting to fans was great fun. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you all again in the future! The great thing about conventions is that even the creators are fanboys so there’s always a mutual appreciation for one another.

Many thanks to everyone at Dead Universe Comics who made it possible for JCA to be at these events and to everyone we met, promoted us, bought our books and paid us attention. And thanks to the organisers of Kapow! for making the show less about money and a more intimate affair. We’ll see you next year.

Here are a smashing selection of pics from Kapow! :

Were you at the launch event in Aylesbury or Kapow!? We’d love to hear from you. Send us a tweet, facebook message or email via the contact page!

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Mystery Boys Preview! Read It Here First…

Hey folks!

We’re launching our awesome range of books in two days on Saturday May 5th 2012 and to whet your appetite even more, here is the exclusive preview of Mystery Boys by writer, Steve Collier and artist, Andy Clift.

Mystery Boys is a brand new ongoing series following Agents Johannes Neumann and Matthias Furore as they investigate the cases which would otherwise be labelled ‘unexplained’. Issue #1 takes the duo to Japan where a child has been kidnapped and strange happenings are occurring that may be connected to an ancient and secretive Forest Deity…

The series is a perfect blend of action, adventure, mystery and comedy. If you’re a fan of Powers, X-Files, Indiana Jones, or Hellboy then you’ll love The Mystery Boys. And if you’re not a fan of any of those then you still need The Mystery Boys in your life.

Enjoy the preview and let us know what you think of it by tweeting, commenting or emailing us!

Posted in Comics, Mystery Boys, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eisner Nominated Tonci Zonjic Variant Covers Set For JCA Books!

Hey everyone!

We’ve been wanting to tell you this for so long however we can now reveal that Tonci Zonjic, the incredibly talented artist behind Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand and Who Is Jake Ellis? (nominated for a 2012 Eisner Award for best limited series) has joined forces with Japan Comic Aid to produce a very special series of variant covers for JCA titles Nowhereville, Kaiju Steel and Mystery Boys.

Being a firm supporter of the JCA cause, Tonci has generously added the project to his already crazy schedule. Each of the three covers are part of one single panoramic image which go beyond mere variant covers to produce what is a truly stunning piece of art. We can’t reveal the covers themselves just yet but suffice to say they are stunning.

Be sure to pick up all three upcoming JCA books to ensure you get the full picture. This is not going to be one to miss.

Be sure to check out Tonci‘s website, blog and Twitter and then pick up some Lobster Johnson and Who Is Jake Ellis? immediately!

Mystery Boys, Nowhereville and Kaiju Steel will be released on May 5th 2012!

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as the website for updates!

Posted in Comics, Kaiju Steel, Mystery Boys, News, Nowhereville | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Kaiju Steel Preview! Read It Here First!

Phew! What a treat we have for you today! Here it is, the preview of Kaiju Steel– giant monster action adventure from writer Steve Collier and artist Lee Killeen.

The story follows Scott, a sixteen year old studying for his exams who dreams of something more. When giant monsters appear on Earth and do battle, Scott’s destiny is revealed to him as he’s caught in the middle. A legendary katana is mankind’s only hope of surviving the onslaught the monsters unleash on cities around the world and Scott becomes it’s wielder. Kaiju Steel promises action on a truly epic scale.

Kaiju Steel is a brand new ongoing series and the first two issues will be published for Japan Comic Aid. Variant covers will be available and the book will be on sale very soon so stay tuned.

There may be a few pages in between which are not included but this will give you a great flavour of the comic and it’s characters. If you missed it last week, the preview for Nowhereville by Ken Bastard is already online here.

Be sure to let us know what you think of the previews by going to the contact page and sending us your comments. They may be printed in the letters pages of the comics!

We have yet to release a preview of Mystery Boys by Steve Collier and Andy Clift but not to worry, it’s coming!

Now read the preview and enjoy! Also, we’d appreciate it if everyone who reads this could hit ‘share’ on your browser. The more awareness we have, the more money we can raise for Japan Earthquake relief funds. Thanks.

Posted in Comics, Kaiju Steel, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kaiju Steel Gets A New Cover! See It Here First!

Hey everyone! Looking forward to the Kaiju Steel preview on Monday? You should be. Written by Steve Collier and drawn by Lee Killeen, it’s going to be epic! To whet your appetite, we have the brand new cover image for the book. This is the cover which will be published but look out for variant covers too…

Original art by Lee Killeen. Logo design by Andy CliftJapan Comic Aid logo by Genki Gear.

Posted in Comics, Kaiju Steel, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Launch Event/ Free Comic Book Day!

More news today!

You may have seen that on May 5th, JCA will be part of the Dead Universe Free Comic Book Day event in Aylesbury.

Now we can confirm that not one but two JCA creators will be there! Steve Collier (Founder of JCA, Writer for Kaiju Steel and Mystery Boys) and Andy Clift (Artist for Mystery Boys) will be on hand to sign copies of their comics which will be available to buy on the day. Kaiju Steel will be previewing exclusively on this site on Monday 19th so be sure to check it out. Mystery Boys will also be previewed in the future which is something to look out for. If you’re nice, Andy might even throw in a sketch!

Both Kaiju Steel and Mystery Boys offer exceptional artwork and action packed story lines. Along with Nowhereville by Ken Bastard which has already previewed this week, the event promises an incredibly strong line-up of comics alongside other local creators who will be attending.

The event will be covered in detail in a future article but for now check out the JCA Event page and also the Dead Universe page for all the latest info.

Remember to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to make sure you stay up to date on all the news!

Posted in Comics, Kaiju Steel, Mystery Boys, News, Nowhereville | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment