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FOR THOSE KEEPING TRACK, this will be the tenth Comics Underground. Alison and I have put together a lot of these goddamn things, so believe me when I say this: This one is going to be outstanding. We’re stoked to welcome back Kelly Sue DeConnick, who’ll be presenting some stuff from her amazing new book Pretty Deadly. There might be some singing.

From Pretty Deadly #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos

Pretty Deadly #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos

(This weekend, Kelly Sue appeared on OPB’s “State of Wonder,” discussing Pretty Deadly and Comics Underground. COMICS UNDERGROUND IS NOW RADIO FAMOUS.)

We’ll also be joined by the charming, handsome, and terrifyingly talented Frank Beaton, who—with some assistance from the beloved Atomic Arts crew—will be performing his short story from Outlaw Territory, “Someplace Like Hell.” It’ll be classy!

Someplace Like Hell by Frank Beaton and Brent McKee

“Someplace Like Hell” by Frank Beaton and Brent McKee

And we’ll have Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie—who will (A) present a fantastic short story inspired by Serenity, and (B) give attendees a sneak peek at some of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind—the top secret, eagerly anticipated new series edited by Scott, written by Zack Whedon, and illustrated by Georges Jeanty! I’ve already seen some of it, because I’m fancier than you, and… well, how about I just leave this here.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty

Hot damn. This one-time-only, western-themed edition of Comics Underground goes down this Thursday, November 14, at 8 pm at the Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th, Portland). Admission’s $3-5, doors open at 7:30, and I recommend getting there early.

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November’s Comics Underground Lineup: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Allie, and Frank Beaton!

From Pretty Deadly #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios

From Pretty Deadly #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! We’re happy to announce the lineup for the November 14, 2013 installment of Comics Underground—featuring one of our all-time Comics Underground favorites, Kelly Sue DeConnick, alongside Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie and writer Frank Beaton! (And this time, we’re doing a western theme! Why? Because it’s our show! We can do whatever we want!)

KELLY SUE DECONNICK is a writer for Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics and an all-around badass. Her credits include Captain MarvelAvengers AssembleGhost, and the new western Pretty Deadly. (She was recently profiled in The Atlantic! Fancy!)

SCOTT ALLIE is editor-in-chief at Dark Horse Comics. Scott has worked with Joss Whedon, Mike Mignola, Gerard Way, and other hotshots on titles like Buffy the Vampire SlayerHellboy, and The Umbrella Academy, and has also written everything from Abe Sapien to Solomon Kane. He’ll be sharing the first issue of Dark Horse’s new (and eagerly-anticipated) Serenity series.

FRANK BEATON is a contributor to the Outlaw Territory and 24Seven anthologies, and writer of the Monkeybrain Comics sci-fi/horror series Rebecca, Nevada (coming in 2014). He’ll be presenting his latest western story from Outlaw Territory.

Seriously, look at that lineup. LOOK AT IT AGAIN.


Details: Thursday November 14,at the Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th, underneath the Rialto Pool Room), doors at 7:30 pm, $3-5 , show runs about an hour. See you there!


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