Fallen Heroes

BTB celebrates 25,040 hits!!

Myself and Dan were very specific a short while ago that 25,040 hits specifically was an important milestone in the history of Beyond the Bunker (not 25,000). After 10 short months we have steadily built up to the magic number from 18 hits in September 2011 to 4,724 in March. We’ve still got a lot to do and some of the stuff responsible for BTB’s reaching of 25,040 hits is linked down below. Moon 2, FH 2 and Unseen Shadows have seen new creatives join and cooperate with the Bunker and 2012 promises to be an interesting time for us – with old projects coming to an end and new ones already being planned. We hope you enjoy the upcoming stuff. Thanks from both myself and Dan for checking in on us.

Never fear….

To all of those we met at LFCC on the weekend and all those who bought a copy of Moon rest assured that Moon 1 is not the only Moon you’ll be getting this year. A record number of folks asked us abut Moon 2 over the weekend and we’ll repeat what we said. Moon 2 is currently hot on the heels of Moon 1. You can expect to see a copy at the end of the Summer and I can confirm it’ll be loaded with Moony goodness.

If you’re bored or you don’t know much about Moon why not check out our ‘What is Moon’ section. Also, please don’t forget Fallen Heroes 1 which is also available to order from Unseen Shadows.com. More news on Moon, Fallen Heroes, Unseen Shadows and other comic projects will appear here regularly. There is also The Lost Jedi – a Star Wars epic I began in 2007 – posted every second Wednesday.

In the meantime we have Star Wars, Dark Knight and Hobbit updates as well as film trailers, daft stuff from the interweb and ongoing blogs. We try to update every day if we can with something so please keep on checking back. Unseen Shadows and Moon are typically Monday and Thursday respectively.

Hello LFCC Friends!

Hi chaps,

It occurs that there are probably quite a lot of new people visiting the site this weekend as a result of The London Film and Comic Con and we just wanted to take the chance to say hi and show you around the site a little bit.

I’m Dan, I wrote Moon. You can find my bio HERE!

Steve drew Moon and Fallen Heroes. You can read all about him HERE!

If you want to find out what the Moon comic is all about you can find up to date news HERE and a trailer/blurb HERE!

If you want to mail order a copy of the book then you can do so HERE!

Steve and I are heavily involved in the Unseen Shadows line of books and you can read about them HERE!

You might have noticed that we make films as well. You can find all of them on the menu at the top or by clicking HERE!

We try to update the site almost every day so we have a whole bumload of other features and articles for when we don’t have any Moon or FH news to tell you about. Here’s a few of them that you might want to check out:

THE PRACTITIONERS is a weekly blog by Steve which looks back over the careers of some of the most influential people in the comics industry. There are over 30 articles on there already so you’ve got plenty of reading to do. There will be a test at the end. I’d suggest using the menu at the top to navigate them so it doesn’t become too overwhelming! (hint: The Jeph Loeb one is very entertaining)

THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR POPPALEUX is a weekly clipart webcomic which is honestly not written by me (honest) but rather by the famous 90′s children’s author and cat strangler, Dr Jean-François Bacharach. It’s about a maladjusted smiley face and a pie chart who lies.

On top of all this both STEVE and MYSELF both have blogs here and we often write articles about COMICSFILMSand GAMES.

Finally, if you are so inclined you can also follow MESTEVE and BEYOND THE BUNKER on twitter.

Given how many books we’ve sold to children as of late I should take a moment to say that we are trying to keep the site as kid friendly as we can, but bear in mind that certain parts of it (the films and Monsieur Poppaleux in particular) are intended for an older audience.

Phew! What a lot of links. Well that should give you plenty of stuff to keep you busy for a while. Please pop us on your bookmarks bar and check in every day to see what’s new and be sure to drop us a message and let us know what you think of the book and the site. You guys really are the backbone of this whole endeavour and it’s honestly very humbling to see how much interest you all take in what we do.

Welcome to Beyond The Bunker.

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He's Moon and you are OK with him.

Fallen Heroes 2 Page 1

Fallen Heroes 2 is underway – pages well on the way to Mr Gat Melvyn on the great South peninsula of Africa. With Unseen Shadows building up momentum Fallen Heroes 2 has to get ahead of itself in order to be prepared for the big launch later on this year. Will be trying to post up updates of Fallen Heroes regularly here on Thursdays along with any other Unseen Shadows updates.

First Page From Band of Butchers

I held off on posting this for a while because I wanted to give the other guys a chance to show it off, but with Page 2 already in my inbox and preliminary colours starting to roll in as well, I think it’s about time to show it off. The pencils and inks here are the work of Rob Carey and I hope that you’re as excited about them as I am.

Band of Butchers is a one shot comic, written by myself, which details the early career of mercenary, Clancy Wallencheck. For regular updates on the project keep coming back here or check out the UNSEEN SHADOWS WEBSITE.

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Concept Art From Clancy Wallencheck: Band of Butchers

This is the first bit of concept art from my next comic. It is obviously not drawn by me as I can’t draw for toffee, but is rather the work of Rob Carey who will, I’m delighted to say, be drawing the whole book. I was a fan of Rob’s work on Indifference Engine before the project and after seeing how well he’s nailed Clancy in what he called “a quick sketch I did in my lunch break” I couldn’t be more excited about seeing the rest. This comic is going to be something special.

You might notice that I’ve re-labelled the “Fallen Heroes” section of the menu to say “Unseen Shadows”. With the Unseen Shadows universe expanding beyond Fallen Heroes, it seemed to make sense to tweak the menu. You’ll still find all the old stuff there and I’ve added a link to the official Unseen Shadows site too.

I’ve actually had another bit of BoB concept art through in the last few hours, but it needs to go through Barry Nugent before we can think about making any of it public. Suffice it to say, it’s fantastic.

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First Look at Steph Connisbee: Operation Solomon

Afternoon all,

Those of you who have been following us for a while will know that Steve and I are currently (along with several other people) working on a Fallen Heroes spin off project called Unseen Shadows. It’s a huge project but one aspect of it involves a range of 22 page one shots, spinning out of Barry Nugent’s best selling novel/comic.

One of the spin off stories is Steph Connisbee: Operation Solomon by Richmond Clements and Conor Boyle. Barry released some preview art for the book earlier today and I have to say that it’s looking bloody lovely. Conor Boyle’s character work may well be some of the best I’ve seen on the Indy circuit and I’m now well and truly stoked for this book.

Here’s one of the pages for you to perv over but if you want to see the other one you’ll have to go over the the official UNSEEN SHADOWS WEBSITE (which is awesome).

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EDIT: Be sure to have a look at Barry’s comment at the bottom of this post for clarification on what Unseen Shadows actually is. Basically Fallen Heroes is a part of the Unseen Shadows universe rather than the other way around. 

Welcome to Beyond The Bunker

Morning chaps,

We’ve just gotten back from three days of madness at the MCM Expo in London. I’ll write up a full report in the next few days but I wanted to take a chance to say hi to all the people who bought a copy of Moon #1 and are checking out the site for the first time.

I’m Dan, I wrote Moon. You can find my bio HERE!

Steve drew Moon and Fallen Heroes. You can read all about him HERE!

If you want to find out what the Moon comic is all about you can find up to date news HERE and a trailer/blurb HERE!

If you want to mail order a copy of the book then you can do so HERE!

If you want info on our sister title Fallen Heroes then you can find up to date info HERE!

You might have noticed that we make films as well. You can find all of them on the menu at the top or by clicking HERE!

We try to update the site almost every day so we have a whole bumload of other features and articles for when we don’t have any Moon or FH news to tell you about. Here’s a few of them that you might want to check out:

THE PRACTITIONERS is a weekly blog by Steve which looks back over the careers of some of the most influential people in the comics industry. There are over 30 articles on there already so you’ve got plenty of reading to do. There will be a test at the end. I’d suggest using the menu at the top to navigate them so it doesn’t become too overwhelming!

THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR POPPALEUX is a weekly clipart webcomic which is honestly not written by me (honest) but rather by the famous 90’s children’s author and cat strangler, Dr Jean-François Bacharach. It’s about a maladjusted smiley face and a pie chart who lies.

On top of all this both STEVE and MYSELF both have blogs here and we often write articles about COMICS, FILMS and GAMES.

Finally, if you are so inclined you can also follow ME, STEVE and BEYOND THE BUNKER on twitter.

Phew! What a lot of links. Well that should give you plenty of stuff to keep you busy for a while. Please pop us on your bookmarks bar and check in every day to see what’s new and be sure to drop us a message and let us know what you think of the book and the site. You guys really are the backbone of this whole endeavour and it’s honestly very humbling to see how much interest you all take in what we do.

Welcome to Beyond The Bunker.

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5 Reasons To Come To The 2011 MCM Expo

Afternoon all,

Some of you might have spotted that there should have been a Moon related post going up today. Well, we were hoping to bring you some preview art for Moon #2 but sadly Steve has been struck down with a rather nasty bug and is confined to quarters. In place of that I thought I’d take the chance to give you a few good reasons why any self respecting Bunker fan should get their butts down to the MCM Expo at the London ExCel Center this coming weekend.

1 – Moon First Editions and New Covers

The Moon Second Edition variant cover will be officially launching at MCM. It features modified artwork by Steve which looks frankly wonderful. If you want to know how Steve went about doing it then come drop by the table and he’ll be happy to talk you through the design process.

For true collectors, we’ll also be bringing a small number of First Edition copies as well. These come ready bagged & boarded and are the perfect collector’s item for any true fan of lunar justice.

It’s not all comics though. We’ve also got several copies of the Beyond The Bunker DVD, collecting six of our best short films (including “Cock”) and loads of sweet badges to help you publically proclaim your love of Moon.

As always, we’ll be happy to sign anything you buy at no extra cost.

2 – Fallen Heroes

After all of the interest that people have shown at the last few cons, we’ve had a chat with Barry Nugent and are delighted to confirm that we will be able to offer a limited number of copies of Fallen Heroes #1. FH is the comic book adaptation of Barry’s bestselling novel and has been drawing praise from every corner of the world since launching earlier this year. Steve was the artist on the book so feel free to demand a signature from him so that you can flog it on ebay treasure it forever.

A word of warning, FH has sold out at almost every convention it’s appeared at so if you want a copy then you might want to get down early.

3 – Oxicomics Digital Comic Revolution

Oxicomics is a company that we’re going to be talking about a whole lot over the coming weeks. With the impending launch of their new app, Oxi are all set to do for indy comics what Comixology has done for mainstream books. If you like digital comics then you’re going to be blown away by some of the stuff that they have in the works.

The Oxi guys themselves can’t be at MCM as they’ll be busy at the app’s official launch in Oslo however they’re sending over a load of info on the project for us to show off. If you’re curious about it all then drop by the BTB stand and we’ll be happy to give you the info.

4 – Our New Comics!

Steve and I have no fewer than FOUR new comic books coming out later this year. In addition to Moon #2 and Fallen Heroes #2 we’re also heavily involved in the Tales of the Fallen project. We’ll be revealing more about these books over the next few weeks but if you want a few cheeky details then drop by the stand and we’ll try to answer as many questions as we’re allowed to by the powers that be.

5 – A Very Special Guest!

We don’t want to get you too excited but there is an outside chance that there may be a surprise guest appearance from somebody very close to all of our hearts. I couldn’t possibly say who that could be but if you’re a fan of the comic then you’re not going to want to miss this.

Ray and Moon taking reviewing their latest case

Of course there are about a thousand other reasons to drop by MCM this week including an appearance by Warren Ellis, the 2011 Eagle Awards and a chance to get a first look at all of this year’s biggest films, games and comics. In light of the competition from Kapow, MCM has sworn to up their game even more this year so if ever there was a comic con to check out, this is the one.

Look out for this stand while you're at MCM and be rewarded with sweet Moon merch!

You can find full details and order tickets over at the MCM website. We look forwards to seeing you there.

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