Media Release — Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is proud to announce the nomination of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 1: A Brave is a Brave for the 2015 Ghastly Awards “Best OGN”.
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 1: A Brave is A Brave by Greg Smith, Michael Tanner, and Zach Lehner follows the Junior Braves of Tribe 65 as they return from from a camping trip and find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town. With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!
The nominees, chosen by the Ghastly Award judges, reflect the wide range of horror material being published in horror comics today. Fan and creator voting will be open from February 8, 2016 until February 21, 2016 at ghastlyawards.com. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2016.
New to Junior Braves of the Apocalypse? Check out an excerpt from Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 1 for free on Free Comic Book Day May 7th, 2016 at participating comic shop retailers!
What people are saying about Junior Braves of the Apocalypse:
“The Walking Dead has become a zombie phenomenon, with a bestselling comics series and highly popular television series, but the violence may be too strong for some teens; they still want zombie stories. Now there’s Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, Book 1: A Brave Is Brave.” Voice of Youth Advocate (VOYA) magazine
“This series opener is a solid alternative for young readers who may be intrigued by popular zombie comics written for adults and might not be ready for Walking Dead or Jonathan Maberry’s “Rot & Ruin” books […] A fun, fast-paced zombie comic that would pair well with the “Lumberjanes” titles.” School Library Journal
“I think this comic succeeded because of my skewed expectations. I saw this and thought “oh neat, a rule 63 Lumberjanes clone,” figuring there would be a healthy dose of Boy Scout-inspired camping hijinx with broadly drawn teenage stereotypes. You know, the kind of thing that a book trying to cash in on a craze would do, where they get the broad strokes but not the fine details that make the original so entertaining. Well, I was completely wrong. I was stunned at how good Junior Braves of the Apocalypse was as a pure zombie horror story.” The Robot’s Voice
“Junior Braves is an all-ages title, so even though the undead are walking the streets, it’s something that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.” Horror Talk
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