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Wade’s World Podcast

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Is the planet ready for THE WADES?

Well. I’ve been talked into starting a podcast. The thing is that my co-hosts are my son, Anakin Wade and my wife, Janet Wade. When we’re not arguing with each other, or fighting over what to watch on T.V., we talk about how it is to be a creative family unit. What keeps us creative and any other tangent that creeps into our minds.

Episodes 1 and 2 are out for your listening pleasure or torture. Whichever floats your boat.  In the first episode we share with the world what a creative family is like. In the second episode, Anakin kicks Janet out of the family and Janet tells how I keep my kickboxing mouth guard in my pocket at all times.

Take a listen and don’t forget to pick up Shinobi: Ninja Princess!!

http://thetaylornetworkofpodcasts.me/wades-world/

Shinobi: Ninja Princess – RED DRAGON

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Pre-Order Shinobi: Ninja Princess #5 NOW!!

What’s the best way to make sure Shinobi: Ninja Princess continues? Preordering your copies. 

Did you know you could preorder issue 5 of Shinobi: Ninja Princess right now? Go to your local comic book store or online comic shop and tell them you want them to get the book for you. This way, you make sure you get the book and at the same time, that the store stocks it. Preorders help the book out just as much, if not more, than just picking it up the day it comes out.

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Shinobi: Ninja Princess #3 at Comicxology

Hot on the heels of Shinobi: Ninja Princess #2 being out in stores, Issue 3 just hit comixology! So, if you are getting your ninja fix digitally, go grab yourself Shinobi: Ninja Princess issue 3 now!! Team Shinobi APPROVES!

Get your digital copy here!

Shinobi: Ninja Princess #3 

Written by Martheus Wade. Art by Martheus Wade and Adam Shaw. Cover by Johanna Tamminen.
Rekishi (History): When Ninja Master Jubei sees that Shianndrea is upset over the revelation of Kim and Ai’s romantic relationship, he tells her the story of her ancestor, Yamoto Toshigawa, the Princess Tokuhime and their fight against the all powerful Oni named Dagamon. Meanwhile, Hamasuke makes plans to win back his honor and become the hero he feels he should be.

 

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Shinobi: Ninja Princess is published by Action Lab Entertainment. Check your local comic store for release dates and times.

 

Shinobi: Ninja Princess in full swing

Shinobi ad4squareShinobi: Ninja Princess is in full effect and we couldn’t be prouder. So far, we have 2 issues out in comic book stores NATION WIDE! So, get out there and pick up your books for a fun, all-ages, martial arts adventure.

Published by Action Lab Entertainment, this 6 issue mini-seires is about a 14 year old Shianndrea Toshigawa. The same Shianndrea that grows up to eventually take the code name of Jetta in the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa graphic novel series. Here we get the chance to see what her life was like as a teen training to be ninja under the watchful eyes of her masters Gaudient and Jubei. Along the way, we get the opportunity to revisit key moments of her childhood as well as introduce new characters into this rich universe. This time, Shianndrea is on the run from the Azumi Ninja Clan who have accepted a contract to capture her by the Emperor of Japan, Terminus. Now Shianndrea has to navigate being a teenager as well as being a ninja in a world out to get her.

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Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils, Inks, Colors) Marvin Chevealier (color assists)
Variant Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling
32 pgs./ FC/ All Ages
$3.99

Jishin ?? (Confidence): 14 year-old ninja princess Shianndrea Toshigawa and her strike team have a new mission: spy on their rivals, the Azumi Ninja Clan, and discover what secret dealings they have with the evil Emperor of Japan. But when the plan goes awry and fellow ninja Hamasuke is captured, can Shianndrea overcome her lack of confidence and save him before it’s too late? Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies!

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Shinobi: Ninja Princess #2

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils, Inks, Colors) Marvin Chevealier (color assists)
Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling
32 pgs./ FC/ All Ages
$3.99

After successfully completing her first mission, Shianndrea is allowed to accompany Kim on reconnaissance to New Tokyo in order to spy on the Azumi Ninja Clan. Things can’t be better! However, just when things are getting cozy between the two ninja, Ai joins the mission, making these three ninja a crowd.

Team Turra! Bring it!!!

Team Turra took over Lexington Comic and Toy Convention this past March. Thank you to everyone that braved the crowds and joined us for our panel discussion that Saturday where we showed the first draft of the Turra: Gun Angel Live Action Short Film. Star Rachel Alig, along with Marshal Pictures and myself where on hand for the festivities. This is a fun con and having Rachel at the table brought a light to our booth like none other! Be on the lookout for the DVD and news about the production of the entire feature film! Join Team Turra to keep up with us.

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Join Team Turra here: Turra: Gun Angel Facebook

Check out Marshal Pictures here : Marshalpictures.com

Also, if you want to read about how we brought this awesome project to life, check out my article titled, That Life with Martheus Wade, where I go into detail about what it took for us to successfully turn a graphic novel into a crowd funding campaign and live action short. And read about the price I personally had to pay!

Read it here: That Life with Martheus Wade

 

 

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Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Omega

This is what I have been working on for the better part of 2 years. Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Omega is the final graphic novel that ties up the current storyline running in the main graphic novel series. Man!! This has been an endeavor of love, right here. I have honestly worked harder on this book than I have on ANY BOOK that I have ever done. Why? Because my career started with these characters and I want to make my life’s work, well, work. When this comes out, I hope you all will support it. I hope you will give it a chance like you have before. I hope… hope… hope. I’m currently wrapping up pencils on it and will be heading into final productions soon. Be on the lookout for updates.

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook at: Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa Facebook

Join Team Turra on Facebook at: Turra: Gun Angel Facebook

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How can you say no to these two women?

A lot has been going on!

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There has been a great deal of things happening that I have to fill you guys in on. First off, sorry for the long delay between updates. Life can get away with you sometimes and this is one of those times for me. The good news is that I haven’t been just sitting around. I’ve been working on some cool stuff!! So, here is a quick update to let you guys know where I am on all of the different projects that are currently in production.

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Kunoichi Hime is looking REALLY GOOD. Our preview book that we have taken to conventions has had a great response. There are A LOT of people looking forward to this book coming out. The first issue is in the can! The second issue is in deep production. Tressa Bowling (LOI Studios and co-host of the podcast Beaucoup Pop) has completed her cover for issue 2 and its awesome. I’ll preview it as soon as production on it has completed! I’m still in talks with Action Lab Entertainment to get a formal date for the Kunoichi Hime Release. Once I get that, I’ll let everyone know when this book will hit the shelves! Be on the look out!

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Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Omega is also looking awesome! I’m really proud of the work that is going into this book as we close this main Jetta story arch. I’ve been working on the Jetta stories my entire comic book career and this is a VERY bittersweet book for me. So, I’m trying to give you guys the best that I can to thank you for sticking with me and Jetta all these years. I am on the last chapter of pencils! Be on the look out for pre-order announcements when we get closer to release!

Turra© is Realdy to Roll!

August 3 and 4 will see Turra: Gun Angel come to life in our live action short. Since our Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds for the short was successful, this has been the big thing that has kept me away from other projects. This is MASSIVE. If you have donated and joined Team Turra, your incentives will be shipped to you as soon as the edits are complete and we have a final copy of the short. I’m so excited to be on the set again working with Marshal Pictures and Rachel Alig to bring this story to life. Find out more info on the movie and the Turra© character at turragunangel.com!

Alright peeps! There is more to do and so little time. I’m going to put on the artist cap again and hit the drawing board. I’ll see you all in the comic books.

Martheus

One Tired Creator!

NINJAS ON COMIXOLOGY

The 2013 announcements are starting EARLY!!

So! I got some good news for readers! Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Beginnings is now available on Comixology! That means that Jetta will be hanging out with the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman on the #1 comic book app system out there today!! If you haven’t tried Comixology, get the free app and download the free preview of Jetta: Omnibus and read away!! Don’t forget to buy the entire 116 page book afterwards tho!

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa Omnibus 1: Beginnings

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Shianndrea Toshigawa is “The Chosen One” of the Toshigawa Ninja Clan. She is the only warrior powerful enough to save the world from the wrath of the Knave, a demonic samurai army led by her father, Terminus. Although Shianndrea longs for a normal life away from the weight of her destiny, she is hunted at every turn. Taki Sato, one of the most deadly warriors in all of Japan wants Shianndrea dead and the monstrous tracker known as Desai would like nothing more than to restore his honor by breaking Shianndrea and returning her to Terminus. Now this reluctant warrior must cope with the fear of her destiny, a battle to the death and a rumor that another clan member is traitor. Created by Martheus Wade and optioned for a motion picture, “Beginnings” will be the first in a series of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa digital omnibus collections to be released over the next two years. “Beginnings” collects Jetta: Last Chances (first published in 2003) and Jetta: Crucible (first published in 2009) into one 120 page full color graphic novel. With all new story additions, art and ending commentary, Beginnings brings an entirely new reading experience to these exciting books and provides an excellent jumping on point for new readers who have always wanted to check out one of the most popular female characters in independent comics.

Kunoichi Hime (Ninja Princess)

You may have seen the promotional images we have been placing on Facebook, Twitter and Deviant Art with the caption “Soon”. Well, it’s time to spill the beans. We are excited to announce Kunoichi Hime, the newest story in the saga of the Toshigawa Ninja Clan.

 Fourteen year old Shianndrea deals with the hardships of any normal teenage girl. She’s in love with a boy who is way out of her league and dating someone else. She hates the way she looks. Her teachers are overbearing. And her rival just so happens to be a star pupil who is always willing to make her look bad. But Shianndrea is not like any  normal girl. She is a ninja princess, born into a world of martial arts training and death defying ninja action all in order to safeguard Japan from its evil Emperor. The last thing she wants is to let her clan down.

However, certain forces are moving against her. The Azumi Ninja Clan has their eyes set on capturing Shianndrea and delivering her to the Emperor who is ready to destroy her. They have conjured an Oni (Demon) to make sure that the Ninja Princess does not escape. Now Shianndrea has to stay out of the Azumi’s and their monster’s sights while navigating the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl. All of this and her Ninja Master Test is just around the corner.

“What makes this different from the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa series?” Well, I’m glad you asked, young reader. This series will be presented initially as a web comic released biweekly. That’s right!! Tune into toshigawa.com every two weeks to see the story onfold! Another thing that sets this series apart from the graphic novels is the story. Kunoichi Hime is set 8 years before the original graphic novel series, Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa, and is about how a 14 year old Shianndrea copes with love, life, and ninja training all while trying to discover what kind of woman she wants and needs to be. “We wanted to do some stories that where a bit lighter in tone. Kunoichi Hime is a fun and exciting read that will entertain, not only current readers on the original graphic novels, but teens and girls who love comics and manga as well”, said writer Janet Wade. “I, for one, am extremely happy with the stories that Janet and Kevin have crafted. I’m looking forward to seeing where they take this next.”, said creator Martheus Wade. “It’s going to be refreshing to turn over the reigns of these characters to someone else for a change.”

 Kunoichi Hime will make it’s debut at Anime Blues Con Winter Remix Saturday, January 19, 2013. We will have with us an exclusive 8 page intro story in print and on sale to kick off the web comic. Don’t miss this opportunity to get this REMIX EXCLUSIVE. We will also have prints and posters to help us celebrate this new beginning to the Toshigawa saga. Kunoichi Hime goes live at toshigawa.com on January 26! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to subscribe for frequent updates!

 

Writen by: Janet Wade

Illustrations by: A.I.M.I

Cover by: Johanna Tamminen

Edits by: Kevin L. Williams

Colors by: Janet Wade

Color assists by: Marvin Cheveallier

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