Weekly Visions 1.27.17: Your Visionary Deadlands Checklist!

PR Banner Weekly Visions 6-30-16Welcome back for another round of Weekly Visions! Sorry for the delay, our CCO still needs to work a bit on how he schedules posts. (sorry…)

Anyway, we thought it might be a good time to give everyone a full checklist of our currently available Deadlands titles, with links where to buy them, just in case anyone out there has missed any of the current releases.

We’ll be announcing the digital debut for Raven and Cackler soon, as well as adding print copies for both books to our online store! So, this is the time to get all caught up, so you’re ready for the new stuff when it hits!

Deadlands Digital Comics Available NOW in the Visionary Online Store

Based on the game DEADLANDS from Pinnacle Entertainment, Visionary Comics presents five one-shots by industry superstars, bringing the weird Western world of DEADLANDS to comics!

Deadlands Devil's Six Gun Cover Main from Visionary Comics Production StudioDeadlands: Devil’s Six Gun :: Buy it NOW for $1.99

In this issue: The Harvey Award-winning HIGH MOON team of DAVID GALLAHER & STEVE ELLIS tell the story of inventor Copernicus Blackburne, who risks even his immortal soul in his Faustian quest to build ‘The Devil’s Six-Gun!’

Author:David Gallaher
Artist:Steve Ellis







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Deadlands: Massacre at Redwing :: Buy it NOW for $1.99

In this issue: Written by Jonah Hex scribes Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray, ‘Massacre at Red Wing’ tells the story of Clementime, a warrior woman who journeys south in search of her mother, swearing to kill anyone and anything that gets in the way.

Authors: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artist: Lee Moder & Michael Atiyeh






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Deadlands: Death Was Silent :: Buy it NOW for $1.99

In this issue: A silent bounty hunter rides into a remote town, but the town holds dark secrets that may turn the hunter into the hunted. Superstars RON MARZ and BART SEARS team up for a weird Western tale unlike any other!

Author: Ron Marz
Artists: Bart Sears & Michael Atiyeh







Deadlands: Black Water :: Buy it NOW for $1.99

In this issue: JEFF MARIOTTE & BROOK TURNER weave a tale of mysticism, eternal love, and maybe a sea monster or two in ‘Black Water,’ as a wealthy man searches the Great Maze for the beautiful woman who has haunted his dreams for decades.

Author: Jeff Mariotte
Artists: Brook Turner & C. Edward Sellner







Deadlands The Kid Origins Cover from Visionary Comics Production StudioDeadlands: The Kid :: Buy it NOW for $1.99

Based on the game DEADLANDS from Pinnacle Entertainment! Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment bring Billy the Kid to DEADLANDS! 12 years old, family wiped out, and all alone in the middle of the wild Weird West… hunted by werewolves. Grab a gun, there’s killin’ to be done! The print backup series collected in its own special edition.

Author: C. Edward Sellner
Artists: Oscar Capristo, Ale Aragon, & C. Edward Sellner






Deadlands Volume 1: Dead Man’s Hand :: Buy it NOW for $9.99

This full-sized edition includes the four one-shots originally published by Image Comics, two new short stories, and an exclusive teaser for the first upcoming Deadlands novel!

Called the “all-star western” series, this collection features tales woven by such masters of the medium as David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, and Brook Turner. New short stories written by Deadlands creators Shane Hensley and Matt Cutter, debut new talent in the industry, and get the first teaser of New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry’s Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers! Plus tons of bonus content, including gaming stats for all the main characters for Deadlands RPG fans, and an exclusive sketchbook section.



Deadlands Novels Available NOW on Amazon and Finer Book Stores

Based on the game DEADLANDS from Pinnacle Entertainment, Visionary Books presents the first two novels published by Tor Books, bringing the weird Western world of DEADLANDS to prose!

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By New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry.
Illustrated by Aaron Riley & Steve Ellis.
Brought to you by Visionary Books and Tor Books.

The town of Paradise Falls faces utter destruction and the only ones who can save it are already in need of being saved themselves!







Deadlands Thunder Moon Rising Cover ArtDeadlands: Thunder Moon Rising :: Buy it on Amazon NOW

By best-selling author Jeffrey J. Mariotte.
Illustrated by Aaron Riley & Steve Ellis.
Brought to you by Visionary Books and Tor Books.

Fear is abroad in the Deadlands as a string of brutal killings and cattle mutilations trouble a frontier town in the Arizona Territory, nestled in the forbidding shadow of the rugged Thunder Mountains. A mule train is massacred, homes and ranches are attacked, and men and women are stalked and butchered by bestial killers who seem to be neither human nor animal. Meanwhile, a ruthless land baron tries to buy up all the surrounding territory—and possibly bring about an apocalypse.





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Get Creative Debuts and YOU Get FREE Comics!

Welcome to Visionary’s latest weekly feature, an online e-zine overflowing in celebration of the creative arts! Every Tuesday you’ll get a brand new ‘issue’ with all kinds of content, ranging from previews to reviews, from giveaways to exclusives. We’ll take you behind the scenes with interviews with some amazing creators, debut online galleries and works in process, as well as hook you up with special promotions for finished projects.

Visionary’s own will be front and center on a regular basis as we start teasing our projects for 2017 and beyond, introduce all our awesome staff, and debut our latest creative initiatives. But don’t think we’ll stop there! We plan to bring you the best of the best from beyond our humble abode. We’ll also include work from our ever-growing family of creative contributors, and our own staff’s highest recommendations of the cool stuff we love.

Whether it’s comics, books, film, television, theater, music, or fine art, you’ll find us celebrating the power of the arts in every form! We’ll even put out special challenges to encourage our readers and fellow creators to truly… Get Creative!

Get Creative Get Togethers – Visionary Nights at the Movies

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Sci-Fi Sunday Special Christopher Nolan 15/70mm Film Takeover
Sunday January 29th @5pm :: Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater
 Join us for an exclusive showing of Nolan’s visionary movie prologues for The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and his upcoming film Dunkirk, and then enjoy an exclusive screening of the full movie Interstellar! After the show join Visionary CCO C. Edward Sellner for a roundtable discussion of the film. Tickets are on sale now! // Signup on the Studio Facebook Event!

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Hidden Figures & The Matrix Double Feature
Sunday February 5th @3:00pm :: Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Join us for a Visionary Films Double Feature! We’ll be attending the new release, hit movie Hidden Figures, then sticking around for an exclusive screening of the classic The Matrix! Then join CCO C. Edward Sellner for a roundtable discussion of both films afterward.
Tickets are on sale now: Hidden Figures / The Matrix  // Signup on the Studio Facebook Event!


To celebrate the launch of our new Get Creative feature we figured what better way than US giving all of YOU a ‘feature-warming’ gift. We know a lot of our fans haven’t been around since Visionary launched, and many of you all out there may not even remember our previous digital publishing initiative where we released over 70 issues into the digital market. Since we plan to relaunch that initiative later this year, we thought it a great time to reintroduce some of our classics – for FREE!

Simply click on the links below to be taken to each book’s order page on Drive-Thru Comics, the original digital comic source. Like what you see? You can find even more titles on sale now below!

Get ’em While They’re Free!

Digital Visions #1-4

Visionary’s original comics anthology with four issues, all free! From Soul-Merchants to Insane Ice-Cream Vendors…from a futuristic hell, to feudal Japan, to the colonial Americas…from a mob that rules magic, to one man’s dream to rule the square ring of professional wrestling, Digital Visions has it all!

Issue 1 // Issue 2 // Issue 3 // Issue 4

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Dead Man’s Hand Spotlight: Devil’s Six Gun

DLDSG001We know we’ve been touting our upcoming Deadlands collection from IDW a lot, but we figured the best way to promote is to let the work speak for itself! So, as of this past Tuesday, part of our weekly update through the rest of January will include a spotlight on one of the books, and an exclusive preview of each issue!

This week we are proud to present The Devil’s Six Gun by Harvey Award winning duo David Gallaher and Steve Ellis. Get a feature mini-interview between the two creators and read the opening scenes on our web-comics portal – NOW!


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Santa Shane’s Deadlands Giveaways!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Pinnacle Entertainment and Visionary Comics!

Whatever holiday you celebrate, may it be a great time for you and yours. We’re celebrating all the great Deadlands goodies coming at you, so we want to share the joy—here’s how to get your Deadlands celebration rolling TODAY!

PR Banner PreOrder PromoOur direct market IDW edition of Dead Man’s Hand is now officially available for pre-order at your local comics retailer and will be up for grabs through to the end of January. Retailers have to pick and choose from a ton of books every month, so the only way to make sure you get your copy when it releases in March is to go NOW and pre-order. That also helps them know all you fans are out there. You pay when the book comes in, and we’re making it easy for you and your favorite retailer.

Ordering online?  Include this direct link to PREVIEWS, and order code JAN150543.

Going in to your local shop? Just download, print, and fill out this PRE-ORDER FORM then hand it to your retailer and you’re good to go! Yep, that easy.


In the spirit of the holidays, and as a tip of the hat to all you fans, we want to give you MORE reasons to get your copy reserved now. We’re kicking off a special promotion that’s our gift to all of you. Once you pre-order, post “I just got dealt the #DeadMansHand at (name of your retailer)” on your favorite social media site. (Include a pic if you like.) Then email us the link to your posting at [email protected]://www.visionarycomics.com/ .

Deadlands_TheKid coverWhen you do, you’ll get a return email with links to download a FREE PDF copy of Deadlands: The Kid! And that ain’t all—tell us which Deadlands Reloaded book you’d like, and we’ll send you a FREE PDF copy of that too! Yep, two books FREE just for ordering one. It must be the holidays!

Retailers, we’ve got something special for you too. Whichever store gets the most posts on our little gift giveaway will win a COMPLETE Visionary Comics’ print library! Yep, two copies of each of our trade collections, including both volumes of Headlocked, Frog Princess, both volumes of Visions, limited collector’s exclusive edition of Dead Man’s Hand, and our Kickstarter exclusive volume Deadlands: Raven. We’ll even throw in a copy of our next exclusive volume, The Cackler when it releases! As a final bonus, you’ll get an autographed collector’s pack of the original one-shots, including signatures by most of the creators. That’s a market value of over $300 worth of collectible comics! So, keep the forms handy, tell folks about the promotions, and make sure all your horror-western fans know about Dead Man’s Hand! They’ll thank you for it!

Interview With Santa Shane Hensley!

Shane_TombstoneHe may not actually be Kris Kringle, but this year Deadlands creator Shane Hensley is in a pretty joyous mood. As we ramp up the 20th Anniversary celebration, there’s lots of excitement and we thought it would be a good time for the two head honchos, from Pinnacle and Visionary, to dig a little more into Deadlands lore, and dish some more details on what’s coming up from the Pinnacle / Visionary Partnership!

CES: Alright Shanester, let’s start at the beginning for all the newbies. What’s Deadlands all about?

SH: Deadlands is a Weird Western where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, known as the Reckoners, are trying to bring about a Hell on Earth so they can walk upon it in the flesh. They do this by nurturing fear to drench the earth in dark, supernatural energy that can sustain their physical manifestation.

That’s the “meta level” and the back story that ties all the various Deadlands games together—the original Weird Wetern, the post-apocalyptic “Wasted” West” of Hell on Earth, Deadlands Noir, and Deadlands Lost Colony—which takes place on the far fringes of space.

CES: Sound like real fun at your holiday party.

SH: Characters in the property rarely know any of this though. They’re focused on more local events and what’s right in front of their faces. Our heroes are usually concerned with the dead coming back to life or the haunt that lives in the old Jenkins’ place.

CES: I could see that.

SH: But by defeating even these local terrors, they’re slowly—bit by bit—battling the Reckoners as well. Besides lightning-fast gunslingers, brave Indian warriors, and other standards in the Weird West, Deadlands also has a number of “arcane backgrounds,” characters who have developed supernatural powers to fight the good fight. Hucksters make dark bargains for power, hurling playing cards charged with energy or casting other “hexes” and spells. Mad scientists use a super fuel called “ghost rock” to power infernal gizmos and weapons. Shamans channel power from nature spirits, and the blessed draw spiritual magic directly from the distant but always present powers of good.

Most importantly, in the world of Deadlands, those with particularly strong wills can come back from the dead—hence the name. The price is high though—the “Harrowed” crawl out of their graves by way of “manitous,” evil spirits that vie for control of their host. Those Harrowed who maintain “dominion” over their demonic rider can quickly develop additional supernatural powers as well.

CES: So, nice mix of Western, Horror, Mystical and Steampunk. One reason we did the four one-shots originally, with each issue leaning more or less toward one of those foundational elements. Fantastic! How did this all come about? What made you create Deadlands?

SH: The original inspiration came from a Brom / White Wolf painting that was later used for their Vampire the Masquerade game. The book was Necropolis: Atlanta, and it featured a vampire with his crossed guns in front of a tattered rebel flag. (I originally saw it as the cover of their magazine though and didn’t realize he was a vampire.) I saw it at a convention (GenCon), and had a 16 hour drive home afterwards, through the long, dark night. I couldn’t get that image of the undead “cowboy” out of my head. I kept wondering “What was so important in life that he crawled up out of his grave for?”

Slowly, all the ideas began to take form. I eventually put the game together for my home group. Everyone seemed to love it, so I decided to do it for real.

CES: And everything grew from there?

SH: Yes. We were very fortunate. At first we were told that Westerns don’t sell, so we planned on a small print run, then we’d blow the world up and let the bad guys win—a story that would be told in the post-apocalyptic sequel, Hell on Earth. We did that, but as Deadlands proved successful we made it official that the Reckoners cheated…Hell on Earth wasn’t inevitable. Exactly how that works is best left to the books themselves, but we think it’s a pretty cool story. Short version? The Reckoners do lose and Hell on Earth is avoided—but then they cheat. At least in the official timeline.

CES: Sounds like a world and setting that would appeal to comics fans on multiple levels. You got your genre points, you got your epic backstory, you got your whole worlds of characters and even your own twisted timelines and alternate futures. We should do Deadlands comics! Oh, wait…

CES: Now…tell us about the Cackler.

SH: In college, I ran one of my favorite Dungeons & Dragons® campaign settings, Dark Sun. One of the villains was an albino elf with long, stringy hair and round, rose-colored sun-glasses who giggled after he insulted the heroes. I did the laugh when I ran the games and my players hated that guy. It stuck with me years later when we created Deadlands.

We had always planned on Deadlands being a property, not just a roleplaying game, and one of the things we were excited about was pitching an animated series—something like HBO’s Spawn. We didn’t know it was going to be so short-lived at the time, of course, but we thought a dark, adult-oriented animated show would be a fantastic way to explore the Weird West. I did a treatment for it and knew that my villain would be my giggling fiend from so many years earlier. “The Giggler” didn’t sound particularly menacing, so I called him “the Cackler.”

Since we wanted this to be an animated series, I wanted the Cackler’s origin to be something that was unveiled over a long season, and when people found out—when they deciphered all the clues—the payoff would be worth it. That meant he had to come from a story we either set the groundwork for or was a story most people already knew. The albino angle stuck with me hard and I knew exactly who he was. Who he was defined what he was doing. What he was doing had the ability to change the world of Deadlands.

And just like with the Reckoners and Hell on Earth, I knew I wasn’t afraid to let the bad guys win. You’ll have to read the graphic novel to find out exactly what that means.

CES: Speaking of which we got our first full-color tease from that, with art from legendary Bart Sears!

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CES: Now, that’s just to whet your whistle! We’ll run the second half of this here interview next week amigos! And start looking for regular little teasers of art from the upcoming Kickstarter campaign! Bart is KILLING this! So, Shane, you gonna “HoHoHo” for us.

SH: No.

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A New Creation Dawns

Creation Dawns

On Saturday, September 6th, at 12pm, at the Baltimore Comic-Con, a new creation is about to dawn! When we launched Visionary seven years ago, this was why. Join us as we bring new worlds, new stories, new characters to life! We officially announce our new line of comics at our exclusive panel in room 349-350. Do not miss it!

Deadlands Sale 25% OFF! This Weekend ONLY!

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If you haven’t checked out the fantastic world of Deadlands Comics yet, this is the perfect weekend to start! We’re running a special 25% off sale at Drive-Thru Comics this weekend only! Each issue is just $1.50! Get the whole classic run of one-shots from superstar creators like Ron Marz, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Bart Sears, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Jeff Mariotte and others! Check out our Deadlands Comics page for more details on each hit issue!

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Deadlands Raven by MoonlightGet caught up on anything you missed, because early 2014 will see the weekly release of the latest Deadlands series: RAVEN!
Written by C. Edward Sellner and Deadlands Brand Manager Matthew Cutter, with art by Greg LaRocque and Sellner, this series is an epic western dark fantasy that will reveal the ultimate origins of the Deadlands Universe! Here’s a sneak peek at the cover art to issue #1! That’s five issues, weekly, early 2014, from Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment! Check back here for details!

Visionary Imprints

Visionary debuted its two publishing imprints after it launched its digital-publishing initiative in 2011. The imprints were to help define the two very different focal points for the company.

“The whole point of the digital publishing initiative was to both celebrate the diversity of comics, and to show the world what Visionary could do, the level of quality we could achieve.” Chief Creative Officer C. Edward Sellner shared in an interview. “We wanted to celebrate and help support the independent comics market, but we also wanted to show we could produce quality, both in production and publishing that could stand proud next to anything else on the stands of the mainstream market.” With that, Indi-Visions, and Visionary Select were born.

IndieVisionsIndi-Visions are those titles published by Visionary with a fiercely independent flavor. Some of these books might be diamonds still in the rough, sometimes with art, sometimes with story, but something about them still shines through.

Visionary_SelectVisionary Select represents those highest quality titles Visionary has published, and those produced in-house by the studio itself. “The Select brand is Visionary through and through.” Sellner added.

Visionary celebrates our current imprints and will be running a number of spotlights on various published titles as we ramp up to launch a new imprint in 2014. “We’re laying the ground work now for a new imprint that will be the imprint Visionary was created for. We can’t wait for folks to start seeing the first teasers for these titles, as we shift our focus to developing this exciting new line.”

Check out our Imprints page for more.


Visionary Comics Parks Tales of the Starlight Drive-In on Comics Plus

Visionary Comics and iVerse Media are proud to announce the release of Tales of the Starlight Drive-In on the Comics Plus app.

Writer Mike San Giacomo presents 32 stories taking place over 50 years at a Drive-In Theater, featuring 21 artists from around the world. Mirroring life and the cinema with tales of crime, romance, science fiction, musicals, even a western, each stand-alone story combines to create a single novel with a powerful, shocking finale you won’t forget!

With art from all of the following amazing artists:

Sean Mc Ardle, Mike Williams, Tom Schloendorn, Tyrone McCarty, Dave Beyer Jr., Nathan Fiarbaim, Sam Agro, Henrik Horvath, Thompson Knox, Reilly Brown, Francesco Francavilla, Mike Faille, Blair Smith, dexter T. Wee, Miguel Marques, Kurth Hathaway, Steve Talaba, Ian Dorian, Seth Mathurin, DERF, Guy Dorian, Frank Cuonzo, Tim Bates, Henrik Horvath, Ildiray Cinar, Michelle Silva, Alessandro Bragalini, Joe Bucco, Alfred Cleveland, A. Berry, Giuseppe Pica, Paul McCusker, Shawn Geabhart, Jason Baroody, Alexander Dunnigan



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