Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2022: Three-time Ringo nominated comic book writer and award-nominated podcast host, Jason Inman (Jupiter Jet series, Super Soldiers, Geek History Lesson podcast), teams up again with George Kambadais (The Black Ghost & Firefly), for an all-new examination of the intersection of comic books and internet video culture. Following the success of Super Best Friend #1 (over funding on Kickstarter in February 2021!), a brand new 48-page comic book is being launched on Kickstarter on February 1st with a goal of 7.5K to raise funds for the third and final issue in the series. Inman is proud to announce a brand new variant cover for the series. Penciled by legendary Superman artist, Dan Jurgens!
“Back in 1993, I was a small lad on the farmlands of Kansas, and reading Dan Jurgens’ work on the Death of Superman inspired me to create my own comics!” said Inman. “Seeing Dan pencil my original characters for Super Best Friend is a dream come true. Dan and I first met while recording an interview for Youtube, so like the Captain Terrific, superhero, to Mattie Moore sidekick, relationship, it feels like this cover is a moment of comic book kismet!”
This is the second comic book issue starring Mattie Moore, best friend of the world’s most popular superhero, Captain Terrific! Mattie Moore loves superheroes. Unfortunately, one of his livestreams wrecked the life of his best friend, the superhero, Captain Terrific. Now, Mattie must enter the fantastic world of heroes and villains to repair his friendship. BUT WATCH OUT! A bitter arch enemy demands revenge!
In the 44-page second installment, Mattie is struggling to survive his attack as a cyclone of cybernetic clones, electric doppelgangers and the Army tanks pursue him. It’s an adventure full of Silver Age Energy that examines the correlation between superheroes and their fandom. After this zany journey, Mattie will not only climb the ladder to his destiny — he’ll discover his true Super Best Friend.
Inman added: “Super Best Friend is my love letter to the Silver Age of comics and superheroes. It may look like a simple story, but it’s actually a deep story about true friendship and how we should all climb the ladder to our true destiny.”
The incredibly talented creative team from Super Best Friend #1 returns for issue 2 with series artist and colourist George Kambadis and powerful letterer Taylor Esposito returning to Inman’s super team. The first issue will be a 44-page issue with exclusive Kickstarter Variant Covers by Sarah Leaver aka Comickergirl (Teen Titans Go!), who also drew a Super Best Friend #1 variant, she is joined by comic book legend Dan Jurgens (Death of Superman, Zero Hour). The Jurgens Variant also includes inks by John Livesay and colors by Elizabeth Kramer.
Other rewards on the Kickstarter include Cameos for backers to be drawn into the comic book, art commissions by George Kambadais, script reviews by Inman, and the chance to advertise on the popular Geek History Lesson podcast.
Kickstarter Backers can support Super Best Friend Issue 2 until March 3, 2022. www.superbestfriendcomic.com will take you directly to the campaign.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Jason Inman survived a combat zone to write this bio. The proud son of rural Kansas farmers, Jason worked in the automotive industry and was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal. All the while consuming as many science fiction novels and comic books as he could to stave off boredom.
Jason is the author of Super Soldiers, a nonfiction novel about the secret connection between superheroes and the military that actor Dan Aykroyd called “vivid and entertaining.” Also, he was nominated for a Ringo Award three times for co-writing the graphic novels Jupiter Jet, Science: The Elements of Dark Energy and Jupiter Jet & The Forgotten Radio. Each book combined science fiction with all-ages adventure.
After uploading hundreds of YouTube videos while wearing T-shirts, Jason has gone on to host for DC Comics, The CW, Warner Bros, Collider and Screen Junkies. He continues hosting a weekly podcast called Geek History Lesson which educates listeners about the fictional history of pop culture characters. You may have spotted Jason’s hand in the original opening of Good Mythical Morning, a show he helped to develop while producing and writing the first 400 daily episodes. You can find him at www.jasoninman.com
Recently, he was the showrunner’s assistant on The Code on CBS, and he continues to work at their studios, assisting in the development of new hour-long dramas that will hopefully make it to the small screen one day. Stay tuned…
George Kambadais is a comic book artist from Greece. He’s worked with DC, IDW, IMAGE, DARK HORSE, BOOM and others. Right now he’s doing the art on THE BLACK GHOST for Comixology Originals and variant covers for the FIREFLY series for BOOM. You can find him at http://www.gkambadais.com/
Taylor Esposito is a comic book lettering professional, owner of Ghost Glyph Studios and teacher at the legendary Kubert School. A former staff letterer at DC and production artist at Marvel, he has lettered titles such as Red Hood and The Outlaws and Harley Quinn The Eat KILL Bang Tour; Interceptor, Heavy, Finger Guns (Vault Comics), Exorsisters, Jook Joint (Image); Babyteeth, Maniac of New York, Bunny Mask (Aftershock); No One Left to Fight and The Worst Dudes (Dark Horse). Other publishers he has worked with include Line Webtoon (Caster, Backchannel) Dynamite (Elvira, Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica, Green Hornet), and IDW (Scarlett’s Strike Force).
Brittany Matter is a multi-genre comics editor and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Her published works as an editor include Miranda in the Maelstrom, Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio, and The Intrepids. Her comics journalism can be seen in the award-winning magazine Image+, CBR, and at Marvel.com. When she’s not immersed in graphic novels or helping the people she loves, she writes comics, which are available on Gumroad. Follow her @brittanymatter.