Published on October 20th, 2020 | by Richard Boom


Hero Tomorrow Comics Launches Punchline Direct To Fans

Letter from Hero Tomorrow Comics president and writer, Ted Sikora:

Hero Tomorrow Comics (Tap Dance Killer and Apama The Undiscovered Animal) has traditionally distributed through Diamond Comics. Additionally, an equally large portion of our business model came from sales at comic conventions. With the convention industry shut down I had to make the difficult decision to halt all new releases and wait for shows to re-open. And we waited… and waited…

It’s time for a new path.

While I look very forward to continuing our relationship with Diamond Comics and our beloved retailers, Punchline & the Vaude-Villains is launching directly to readers through Kickstarter (Oct 13-Nov 12). We’ve had terrific success with the platform for our previous trade collections, but this is the first time we’re launching a single issue series through it.

The character Punchline debuted in Tap Dance Killer #1 back in April of 2018. He was an instant fan favorite, and I have long promised a battle between him and the main superhero in ouruniverse, Apama. Punchline was originally conceived as a villain for the Apama series before getting snapped up by TDK.

I speak with my peers in the indie comics field daily, and it’s hard to find a sector that has been hit harder by the shutdowns than ours. I hope whether you support our book or someone else’s, you spend some time on that Kickstarter convention floor. There’s hundreds of talented creators waiting to give you a solid pitch and a great deal.

Thanks for supporting indie comics in all flavors. I look forward to seeing everyone again on those physical convention show floors that we love and miss so dearly.

Stay safe, and healthy ūüôā

Ted Sikora, President Hero Tomorrow Comics

Drayton Hayes was a heavyweight boxer when his career was abruptly sabotaged. He was kidnapped by a bizarre troupe of scoundrels calling themselves the Vaude-Villains. The mysterious mobster troupe convinced Drayton to join them, and he underwent a transformation which turned him into a super-powered murderous clown named Punchline! 

Punchline is about to meet the main superhero of the Hero Tomorrow Comics universe, Apama, for the ultimate throwdown. Then he’ll be introduced to a new nemesis from beyond the grave in a match for his very soul.

Punchline & the Vaude-Villains is a five issue series.

Story, Colors, Letters by Ted Sikora

Art by Donny Hadiwidjaja

Punchline & The Vaude-Villains Campaign

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Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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