Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
In the wake of the IP store being hacked we are giving away free copies of our horror/action comics Epitaph: Beginning of the End #0 and Epitaph: Abiding Lilith. If you'd like a free copy, please feel free to download it. They will be available until one of our stores is up and functioning, so get it now.
These are good to have because they lead in to the "Darksiders" limited series. You'll want to read "Beginning of the End" first and then "Abiding Lilith". Could there be an Abiding Lilith #2 on the way? Only time will tell. Also a new Epitaph comic will be hitting the web next month. You'll know more about that one soon as well as see some advance full color art from "Epitaph: The Darksiders #1" via break out artist Joseph Canave and our beloved colorist Kayla Swain, so stay tuned.
Both stores should be up and available in a few days, giving you choice as to which vendor you'd prefer to buy from as well as acting as a back up in case something like this occurs in the future.
If you'd like to join us on Facebook click our link in the "NPP Style" section or to join our Facebook group for the upcoming movie click here. You may be Zombie Girl in the Epitaph prequel movie "Bread and Salt".
Saturday, July 24, 2010
As you know IndyPlanet and it's parent site Ka-Blam was hit by hackers a night ago. While IP is still down Ka-Blam is up and working. With this being the case "Epitaph: Abiding Lilith #1" has yet to be made available, but was in the system. The next Epitaph book should be out sometime next month. Current NPP titles should available in the next few days once this is cleared up.
Ka-Blam is keeping people abreast of what's happening via their website. According to their blog, "...some time in the early morning hours our sites were hacked. We’re not sure how they got in or what they were really trying to accomplish other than cause mischief.
Which they did in abundance.
Thankfully — and luckily for us –they also seem to have been somewhat inept. They left their mark on EVERY php and html file on more than a dozen domains, but they also left a pretty obvious trail behind and it doesn’t appear they did any irreparable harm. Still, Thomas and I have both spent the entire day combing through file after file, line by line, deleting the malicious additions made to our code.
We’re still checking, but it appears that we’ve got Ka-Blam.com clean once again. You may still, however, see a malicious site warning from your browser. My understanding is that those can linger until lifted by the third parties that impose them. We’re looking into that now.
In the meantime, we do believe that Ka-Blam is clean once again but if you should come across an sql error please let us know.
IndyPlanet and ComicsMonkey are both still down. We’ll be working on cleaning those all weekend I’m sure. We apologize for the inconvenience and beg your patience."
Apparently it was also discovered that the hacking attack came from Chinese hackers (or at least someone in China) and the attack seems to be very random. In a blog response Ka-Blam's Barry Gregory strongly advises to "stay away" from IndyPlanet and Comics Monkey until further notice.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Hackers! At some point last night hackers got the best of IndyPlanet. For those who don't know IP is where our online store is housed. The site has been down now for more than twelve hours and is being blocked by google as an attack site.
It seems hackers have been trying to put malicious software on IP and left the number #1 seller of indy comics fighting to get back online again. This attack took out "Ka-blam" their printing site and "Comicsmonkey" their distribution site set up for comic brick and mortar comic stores to order titles sold through them.
This sucks extra hard because it's comic-con season and they've been working hard to get various people's books out to them in time for the cons. The good thing is I don't think this is affecting their actual printing, just their site.
But stay tuned for more information. Hopefully we will be back up and running soon. We have a back up store at ComiXpress but it has yet to go online.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
This one shot also takes place after Epitaph: Beginning of the End one shot and before The Darksiders mini-series and sheds more light on the Epitaph Universe and things going on therein.
In Abiding Lilith the vampire known as Decoy questions two ex-Sisterhood of Lilith spreaders, about several new recruits said to be carrying a deadly STD. Can the new girls be stopped in time. And what's the connection to the deaths of Gill Savinni and the unidentified young lady that was also killed in the grisly supernatural murders in the Epitaph: Beginning of the End one shot.
Also Joseph Canave and Kayla Swain, will continue the art and color chores on the Epitaph "Darksiders" mini-series and you'll be seeing a lot of Kayla's colors this fall all over the NNP books along with our original coloring and lettering crew Blackout Texture Shoppe, who did the colors for this awesome cover with the lovely X'inecta on it and the interiors as well.