VANCOUVER (June 17, 2013) -
Arcana Comics is releasing the second volume of Hero Happy Hour, On the Rocks in August, 2013 – An all-new original graphic novel set in the world from Dan Taylor and Chris Fason. Available for Pre-Order NOW in Diamond Previews’ June issue (DIAMOND CODE JUN130753), Hero Happy Hour: On the Rocks, Rusty the bartender serves up specials for his super heroic regulars.
In a recent conversation with the writer, Dan Taylor, he explained the history of the title, as well as its journey in the comic book industry, starting with its humble web comic roots through online success and beyond.
”HERO HAPPY HOUR’s ‘super’ auspicious beginning began over twelve years ago when writer Dan Taylor and artist Chris Fason met online and both shared a desire to create and publish their first comic book. SUPER HERO HAPPY HOUR was a self-published surprise from GeekPunk and was a fan-favorite with its askew look at super hero archetypes that spend their time hanging out at the Hideout Bar & Grill talking shop after a long day of defending justice and battling evil. Not even a title change — the dropping of ‘SUPER’ so as not to threaten the ‘World’s Greatest’ and/or ‘Mighty’ comic book publishers — could shutter the Hideout Bar & Grill. HERO HAPPY HOUR continued just as ‘super’ as before with additional issues published by GeekPunk, appearances in various comic anthologies, and a ‘Super Deluxe’ edition published by IDW. HERO HAPPY HOUR is also being served as a webcomic featuring all-new story-arcs and classic ‘episodes’ atHeroHappyHour.com.
ON THE ROCKS is the first non webcomic publication of HERO HAPPY HOUR in seven years, and published in full-color for the first time. The all-new 80-page story once again focuses on the superhero-centric Hideout Bar & Grill run by Rusty the bartender as he serves up specials for his super heroic clientele of regulars. Happy hour for Guardian, Night Ranger, Scout, Psiren, and the rest of the heroes of First City is shaken when a new dilemma stirs up trouble, and the heroes begin to drop like flies. Is it a new threat slipping a ‘mickey’ to the patrons of the Hideout? Or, has a an old foe returned for another round to declare ‘last call’ for Hero Happy Hour?
The conspiring cohorts of Taylor and Fason continue to plot their eventual coup of the comic book industry as they collaborate on the HERO HAPPY HOUR spin-off SHARK KNIGHT and the post-apocalyptic western TALES OF THE WILD WASTE. Artist Chris Fason (fason.deviantart.com) has also recently illustrated the children’s book ELKBAR written by Taylor Mosbey. Writer Dan Taylor (geekpunk.com) has worked with artist Don Figueroa to script the comic book series for the upcoming line of mech action figures ARMARAUDERS from Mecha Workshop. Cheers!.“
Below is the ordering information for Hero Happy Hour: On the Rocks, as well as the first release in the series, Hero Happy Hour. Be sure to ask your store to order copies for you now!
HERO HAPPY HOUR
DIAMOND CODE: APR13 0797
RELEASE: JUNE 2013
DESCRIPTION: Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beer as you listen to the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood tavern. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. And, it servers as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes, it is “a place where everyone knows your name,” secret identity or not.
HERO HAPPY HOUR: ON THE ROCKS
DIAMOND CODE: JUNE13 0751
RELEASE: AUGUST 2013
DESCRIPTION: The Hideout Bar & Grill is once again open for business! Rusty the bartender once again serves up specials for his super heroic clientele of regulars, including Guardian, Night Ranger, Scout, Psiren, and the other super heroes of First City. But the happy hour is shaken when a new dilemma stirs up trouble, and the heroes begin to drop like flies. Is it a new threat slipping mickeys around the Hideout, or has an old foe returned for another round to declare “last call” for Hero Happy Hour?