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THE F1RST HERO Volume 3 Kickstarter launches on June 28th


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Jake Roth is back in an all-new four-issue mini-series filled with twists, turns and some of the craziest action you’ll ever see. In THE F1RST HERO: WEDNESDAY’S CHILD, Jake must face his strangest opponent yet: an 8-year old girl with the power to control human minds. And as deadly as that sounds, it’s the little girl’s mother that’s the really dangerous one! And in the meantime, Col. Kirkson and the Extrahuman Task Force are hot on all their heels!

Volume 3 is written by Anthony Ruttgaizer with art by Marco Renna and letters/colours by Fred C Stresing. The F1rst Hero is published by Action Lab Comics.

Rewards for the campaign include copies of entire series (including Volumes 1 and 2) in both print and digital form, limited special editions of the first issue and chances to have Anthony draw you as an extrahuman villain!

GTA Comic Con is this weekend

This Sunday, April 24th, join Anthony at the Oakville Conference Centre (2515 Wyecroft Rd. Oakville, ON) for GTA Comic Con.  The show runs from 10am until 4pm.  Come enjoy the event and visit Anthony in Artist Alley for copies of THE F1RST HERO, t-shirts and art commissions.


Pre-Order THE F1RST HERO Volume 3 TODAY!

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JAKE ROTH is back!  In Volume 3, Jake has returned home after his ACTIONVERSE adventure with new abilities and a new understanding of his mission as a hero. But he still has Paul Kirkson and the Extrahuman Task Force to deal with and a new extrahuman threat in the form of a 9 year old girl with mind-control powers. And if you think that’s scary… wait until you meet HER MOTHER.
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Anthony on The Meaning of Mature podcast

Anthony appears as a special guest on Episode 25 of THE MEANING OF MATURE podcast, hosted by Ethan Page, Joey Kings and Josh Alexander.  Anthony talks comics, wrestling and the craziness of his day job.  The episode is via iTunes at the following link:

THE F1RST HERO is now a FREE webcomic!

TFH_testheader2_2016THE F1RST HERO is now available to read as a FREE WEBCOMIC!  The entire first issue is already online and a new page from VOLUME 1: THE MONSTER goes live every Monday , Wednesday and Friday morning to read FOR FREE at WWW.THEF1RSTHERO.COM.


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On Wednesday April 13th, Action Lab Comics debuts the first issue of a weekly six-issue crossover event entitled ACTIONVERSE.  This series brings together THE F1RST HERO with MOLLY DANGER, STRAY, MIDNIGHT TIGER and FRACTURE to create a cohesive superheroic universe for the young publisher.  Issue #1 features JAKE ROTH, the eponymous F1RST HERO, as he meets a new danger that threatens not just Jake’s world but ALL WORLDS.  The issue features the debut of MARCO RENNA as TFH artist with FRED C STRESING returning as colourist/letterer.  The covers for this issue were drawn by LEE MODER and legendary artist RON FRENZ.

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Welcome to the new website!

After many years of expert coding from my friend Dave Koenig (and from Jeff Allan before him), I decided it was time to build and maintain my website on my own.  Of course, having access to WordPress certainly makes that task a whole lot easier.  Pick the template you like, install and customize it and you’re off to the races!  Just the same, this new site is a work in progress and I will be making changes to it’s look and adding content as we proceed.  But for now, feel free to poke around the little bits and pieces that I have already uploaded and let me know what you think (and what you’d like to see on the site).


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