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How would you like the Unofficial Handbook of the Deviation Nation printed? 

24 deviants said One big honkin' book, please. That'll look awesome on the shelf and $12 US isn't that bad.
9 deviants said Spread them out over several issues and keep the cost down, please.
6 deviants said Doesn't matter, just get the damn thing printed already!!!

John Aman, Amazing Man Kickstarter

Journal Entry: Thu May 21, 2015, 12:39 PM

Marvel and DC have really lost me lately. Both companies are SO focused on capturing headlines and turning profits with their characters that they have, in my opinion, lost sight of what made their comics enjoyable and popular in the first place. It's event after event after event, and they cavalierly destroy and reboot the universes and characters with little regard to longtime fans.


With JOHN AMAN, AMAZING MAN Barry Gregory and Steven Butler have tapped into the same kind of comics that I loved when I was younger. It's this kind of book that captures not only my imagination but emotional investment in the characters. They've taken long-lost and often-overlooked Golden Age characters and breathed new life into them. Some of the characters' original visuals are, and I'll be generous here, rough to say the least. These gentlemen have kept the core of the designs intact while honoring the original characters and creators while at the same time bringing them into fresh new adventures with updated and sleek looks. THESE are characters that I can get behind in today's overcrowded, event-driven market.


Back this project, folks. It's a Copper Age feel applied to classic characters with modern-day storytelling. You won't be disappointed. I've got the four currently-available issues and I love them. And if the comics alone aren't enough, you can get an action figure for $25 as well!!

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Eric N Bennett
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm a Graphic Artist for AccuWeather, one of the world's leading private weather firms. Primarily, I draw and design a lot of the weather pages and maps you see in local newspapers (that are AccuWeather clients), as well as drawing many web and television features for newscasts and meteorologists.

I'm also a lifelong comic book fan, and while I once considered trying to become a professional comic book artist, I realized it was beyond my skill level and now design comic characters simply for my own pleasure. I focus primarily on Steel Wolf, my longest-running OC. He's been with me since High School, and the world he occupies has steadily been forming ever since.

Marital Status: Married, with 2 awesome sons
Current Residence: Tyrone, PA, USA

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Kostmeyer Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the :+fav: for Aftermath - page 2 by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated! :D
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Thanks a lot for the :+fav: for Aftermath - page 1 by Kostmeyer  - much appreciated! :D
Pathetic-Virgin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
In case you haven't heard:…
UrsaMagnus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. These new editions aren't as fun as the old ones though.
Pathetic-Virgin Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
What I like about the new version of the Handbooks is the fact they cover more obscure characters
gwdill Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you for the faves!
UrsaMagnus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely. Well deserved, sir. I love seeing your work and you did fantastic interpreting :icongaston25: characters.
gwdill Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you, sir!!!
Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
great stuff man , i like it.
UrsaMagnus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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