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Arcana Comics’ own Joe Martino (SHADOWFLAME, RIPPERMAN), recently donated close to five hundred copies of his book, Shadowflame, to the charity, Comics For Heroes.

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Comics For Heroes, “dedicated to sharing the joy of reading and the appreciation of art through comics,” donates books to children’s hospitals and sends them to troops overseas. Their hope is to support our troops and also to promote “literacy and artistic creativity through comic books.”

Joe Martino, a long supporter of the troops and POW/MIA, felt that his books “would be better in the hands of soldiers and sick children to help them take their minds off of the things they need to deal with daily.” He donated three boxes, around five hundred comics, of his book, Shadowflame.

Created, written, and drawn by Joe Martino. When Officer Tom Wyatt’s wife, Janice, was murdered he tried to find solace in his own grief and despair. He attempted to end his own life. Instead he found himself transported to a ship orbiting the Earth. The aliens aboard explained that he could not kill himself for he was the last of a chosen line. A family line which possessed the perfect genetic Imprint to receive the ‘gift of power’ and become a third holy man of lsht. So after hearing the story of Isht and his family, Tom agreed to take the power. In a painful ceremony he was endowed with powers that set him apart from other men. He was now a superman, capable of vast feats of strength, flight, telekinetic force bolts and all the rewards of being a holy man. This gave him not only great powers, but a reason to live.

Diamond code: SEP100773
ISBN: 978-0-9809204-6-8
Price: $14.95 (US)
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Arcana Studios, Inc. is a transmedia company that has aggressively pursued establishing brands through engaging storytelling and compelling art. With a strong foothold in the print publishing world, Arcana continues to be a premier content provider. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, and has adapted this library into live action feature films, stereoscopic 3D animated features, episodic television series and toys.

Arcana Studios, Inc. remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation. Arcana Studios is currently in production of the stereoscopic 3D animated feature, The Clockwork Girl. Arcana is also partnered with Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) on Gearhead, Alexandra Milchan (Sylvestor Stallone’s “Head Shot”) on Blade of Kumori, Hans Rodinoff and Hollywood Media Bridge (“Lost Boys: The Tribe”) on Raise Kane, Scott Milam (“Mother’s Day”) on Gauze, Ben Magid (“Hack/Slash”) on Trout, Jar Productions (“Hidden Howie”) on Philosopher Rex, Terry Dougas (“The Invention of Lying”) on The Tower, Doc Wyatt (“Napoleon Dynamite”) on 100 Girls, JC Spink (“The Hangover”) on Continuum, Adrian Askarieh (“The Hitman”) on Amnesia and also is producing a three slate at Codeblack/Universal for Light’s Out, Ant and Blam!

via Arcana Studios

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