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Comic Book Divas Publishing continues the article on our new “8 Page Action” comic book series, this phase of our comic book title lineup has begun production with “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird”; the second issue in production is “8 Page Action: Featuring Marvelous”, this issue is scheduled for release in 2015.
Like “BlackBird” and most of the other characters that are slated to appear in the “8 Page Action” comic book series “Marvelous” is also from the earlier web series hero parody “A Life Behind The Mask” series, however in that series the character was known by “Ms. Marvelous”; a housewife and mother in her civilian life and super hero in the super hero community. Both the “8 Page Action” series and the new “Marvelous” are far different from the earlier series. As mentioned in the first part of the article “8 PAGE ACTION SERIES: 8 PAGES FULL OF ACTION PART 1“;
“The “8 Page Action” comic line, will only be 8-12 pages long in most issues, fans will be dropped right into the action as it is going on without all the back-story; it will almost be as though the fans are looking at the events from the sideline, also at the same time in the story you will get the viewpoints and insights of the characters giving the reader some understanding of who these characters are and what makes them tick. also like most CBDP titles the comics will feature Comic Book Divas models, in the “8 Page Action” comics we will be spotlighting various cosplayers portraying the heroes and villains in the comic.”
The “8 Page Action” Featuring Marvelous” will feature the artwork of Evelyn Fernandez; the comic will feature one of the founding CBDP models, Chicago model actress, and cosplayer Michelle Shields who will be portraying “Marvelous” and Oklahoma cosplayer Dee Rich who will be portraying the evil mad scientist “Macy Square”.
“8 PAGE ACTION FEATURING: MARVELOUS” STORYLINE
During a brutal battle with her arch-enemy mad scientist “Macy Square” “Marvelous” goes in and out of consciousness and recalls her life before and after she gained her unique comic book like powers. On that fateful day Michelle Shields took a much deserved bubble bath and relaxed reading her comics, a massive earthquake hits spilling the comics into the tub while a electrical cord falls into the water, turning Michelle Shields into something “Marvelous”.
ARTIST EVELYN FERNANDEZ
Many North Texas convention fans also know Evelyn Fernandez as cosplayer “Evie Grey”, she is also in the first “8 Page Action” comic “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” as she portrays “Jolly The Candy Clown”; in addition Evelyn is also one of the newest “Faces Of Comic Book Divas”. While talking to Evelyn about her appearance in the first issue we discovered that she was also a very talented artist, we approached Evelyn to do “8 Page Action: Featuring Marvelous” and she agreed. While this is Evelyn’s first full comic book fans will be blown away by her art style. In addition to this being her first full comic book project, this will also be the first time as a character and costume designer.
ACTRESS MICHELLE SHIELDS – MARVELOUS
Michelle Shields has been involved in many different kinds of projects from films to TV, to comic books to print. Because she takes her time when selecting projects to be a part of, she has a very impressive resume which includes major blockbusters like ‘The Dark Knight’ to the highly renowned ‘Frankenstein: Day of the Beast’. Along with feature films, Michelle has starred in a number of accredited short films such as ‘Slasher’, ‘Special Day’ and ‘Illusion’.
Michelle Shields is also one of the founding models of Comic Book Divas Publishing and also a “Face Of Comic Book Divas”; Michelle can also be seen in many of the CBDP titles such as Joe Garcia’s “Deadly Threads”. Michelle Shields portrays the heroine “Marvelous”, like the character Michelle is a geek herself with her love of comics especially Batman and like her character she brings the classic girl next door appeal.
COSPLAYER DEE RICH – EVIL MAD SCIENTIST MACY SQUARE
Dee Rich is a Oklahoma cosplayer but is a North Texas and Texas fan favorite as she has appeared at many conventions and events in the North Texas and Texas area. Dee is nown for her cosplay as popular comic book characters but also she cosplays as lesser known but cool characters as well making her a very unique cosplayer. Dee Rich is not only portraying the evil mad scientist “Macy Square”. Like Michelle Shields, Dee Rich has that girl next door look, but Dee also brings a unique physical appearance, unlike most ecil mad scientist who reply on their brains, Dee Rich’s “Macy Square” can kick butt; making this evil mad scientist a determined and deadly villain.
CBDP Fans can look for “8 Page Action: Featuring Marvelous” before the end of 2015; be sure to check the CBDP website for sneak peeks of artwork and updates and be sure to also check our social media news on the CBDP Facebook Fan Page, On Twitter @ComicBookDivas, Pintrest,and our Google+ Page to get all the latest news on this comic and our other news. Also be sure to visit Evelyn Fernandez Facebook Page, Michelle Shields Website, and the Dee Rich Facebook Fan Page.
Comic Book Divas Publishing is getting set to enter a new phase of our comic book title lineup as we begin production of our first super hero comics entitled “8 Page Action” these new titles are slated to debut in 2014 and 2015; the first titles to begin production are “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” and “8 Page Action: Featuring Marvelous”.
Most of our fans know Comic Book Divas Publishing as bringing them fun and frightening horror comedy comics featuring horror actresses such as the Alfred Hitchcock “The Birds” parody “SQUIRREL: The Chattering” spotlighting PJ Soles, and Rhonda Shear, “Kaci Hansen Presents” featuring horror the zombie fairy tale mini-series “Goldilocks In ZombieLand” along with other spine-tingling tales; but now we are ready to begin our new super hero universe based comics.
We have quite a lineup of super hero based comics in store for fans but to get action started, Comic Book Divas Publishing is starting with the comic book series entitled “8 Page Action”. A few years back CBDP and artist Dennis William created a web series called “A Life Behind The Mask” which was a super hero and super villain parody, however the ambitious web series was shelved; fast forward to today and fans will seen many of the same characters from that series in the new comic book series with a whole new look and story lines.
The “8 Page Action” comic line, will only be 8-12 pages long in most issues, fans will be dropped right into the action as it is going on without all the back-story; it will almost be as though the fans are looking at the events from the sideline, also at the same time in the story you will get the viewpoints and insights of the characters giving the reader some understanding of who these characters are and what makes them tick. also like most CBDP titles the comics will feature Comic Book Divas models, in the “8 Page Action” comics we will be spotlighting various cosplayers portraying the heroes and villains in the comic.
The first issue will begin with “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird”; just like the first installment of “The Life Behind The Mask” the character “BlackBird” will lead off the “8 Page Action” series; the comic features the artwork by Ben Carbonero, portraying “BlackBird” will be cosplayer Lhars Ebersold, portraying “Jolly The Candy Clown” is cosplayer Evie Grey, and making a cameo appearance is cosplayer Misa On Wheels.
8 PAGE ACTION: FEATURING BLACKBIRD STORYLINE
Lhars Grey code-named “BlackBird” has left the elite all female black ops organization called D.O.E (Department Of Extraction) with the disapproval of her superiors, after “extracting” a head of a crime syndicate linked to a terrorist cell that was trafficking heroine. Afterwards Lhars Grey went back home to work in her family’s business “Mods And Bods” custom car and repair garage shop. Until, the day when her family was massacred and the garage burned to the ground.
Evie Grey known as the villain “Jolly The Candy Clown” ; Jolly is the younger sister of BlackBird; following in her sisters footsteps Lhars Grey enlisted into the military and later was recruited into a black-ops group known as REAPER-7; however she was relieved due to her psychology profile and for other unknown classified reasons
After the massacre at the family garage, BlackBird feared her being held hostage or worse; however in a twisted fate it’s learned that Jolly was part of the conspiracy to eliminate her own family but also kill her sister in a hit for her new underground boss. She soon grew tired of taking and took over the organization as Jolly.
BlackBird has been called about a hostage situation at the Annual “Cosplayers Against Bullying Event” at the Lonestar Wyatt Hotel; the guests and attendees have not been told to keep them from panicking and for other reasons that just may keep them all alive. As BlackBird rushes she discovers that her sinister and psychotic sister Jolly is behind this scheme but what are her motives and what lies in wait for BlackBird, and can she save all the unsuspecting hostages?
ARTIST BEN CARBONERO
“8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” will be drawn by artist Ben Carbonero; Ben is a freelance artist and graghic designer that has worked on many projects including a recent comic book entitled “Deidre Dark’s Delightful Dolls” for CBDP; he has also done project for compsnies such as LithoNinja On Demand Printing; the very company that prints all of the CBDP comic titles. Ben will not only be drawing the comic book but will also be involved with the character and costume design as well as many of the cool weapons and vehical designs.
COSPLAYER LHARS EBERSOLD – BLACKBIRD
Lhars Ebersold is a talented and popular North Texas cosplayer that attends many conventions around Texas; Lhars is widely known for her dedication and attention to detail in all her cosplay costumes; in many cases using body paint to achieve just the right look for a character; fans are also amazed to the details of her costume design that bring the costume to reality and brings the character to life. CBDP selected Lhars because she has the look of the “BlackBird” character but her personality also matches the character as well bringing with her the strong and intense focus of the character.
COSPLAYER EVIE GREY – JOLLY THE CANDY CLOWN
Evie Grey is also a North Texas cosplayer, although she is still relatively new to the cosplay community, she has fast become a fan favorite at conventions all around the Texas area; she is best known for her cosplay as Phoenix and Jean Grey from the X-Men; what makes Evie Grey a top cosplayer is that she also emphasizes great detail into all her cosdtume design making sure that all the small details are in the costume. Evie Grey also matches her personality well with Jolly mixing humor hidden with being deadly serious; sher is not to be taken lightly because under the costume lies a very determined woman.
COSPLAYER MISA ON WHEELS – MAD MISA
Making a extended cameo appearance in the “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” comic is Misa On Wheels; Misa is a well-known Florida cosplayer who is a fan favorite at many conventions in the area. She is not only a very talented cosplayer but also strives to spread the word that cosplaying is for everyone and it should be fun. Misa will be seen in the comic as Mad Misa, one of Jolly’s official “Jolly’s Jollies”.
CBDP Fans can look for “8 Page Action: Featuring BlackBird” before the end of 2014; be sure to check the CBDP website for sneak peeks of artwork and updates and be sure to also check our social media news on the CBDP Facebook Fan Page, On Twitter @ComicBookDivas, Pintrest,and our Google+ Page to get all the latest news on this comic and our other news. Also be sure to visit Ben Carbonero’s FaceBook Page, Lhars Eversold Facebook Page, and the Evie Grey Cosplay Facebook Fan Page, and follow Misa On Wheels on her FaceBook Fan Page.