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Michael Dolce Appearing at C2E2 2015 (4/18/2015) - Michael Dolce will be appearing at c2E2 at Table L16. He will have two exclusive Game Of Thrones prints for sale: Divine Khaleesi and Badass Arya for sale including the debut issue of The Undone and the entire back catalog of The Sire. Commissions available on request: $25 head shot, $35 bust, per character To […]
The Sire #9 Kickstarter LAUNCHED (11/13/2014) - The Sire is back! After his disastrous trip to the West Coast in the previous issue, The Sire finds himself struggling to get by. Meanwhile, a new super-powered Syndicate is slowly mounting behind the scenes. Cover by X-Files artist Tony Moy Issue #9 also marks a first for series creator Michael Dolce, who will be […]
Comixology Submit Bundle Special: The Sire #1 Included In Special Promotion (3/9/2014) - Comixology announced a special Submit Bundle Special at SXSW yesterday. Included in the special deal – 100 independent comics for just 10 bucks! – is The Sire #1, created by Michael Dolce, drawn by Dan Leister and featuring a cover by Talent Caldwell. The bundle will only be available from now until Monday March 10, […]
Sire #4 on Comixology NOW (3/4/2014) - Featuring a stunning cover by Talent Caldwell! – The Sire #4 will be available for download NOW on comiXology! Click on this URL to check it out or to help promote the book via social media: http://cmxl.gy/1bPodC1
Michael Dolce Appearing at Awesome Con in Washington DC, Apr 18-20, 2014 (2/23/2014) - Check out creator Michael Dolce sharing tables with James Mascia at Awesome Con in Washington DC April 18th-20. Table, signing and sketching info TBD
Sire #3 out NOW on Comixology (2/5/2014) - Featuring a stunning cover by Tyler Kirkham! – The Sire #3 will be available for download NOW on comiXology! Click on this URL to check it out or to help promote the book via social media: http://cmxl.gy/1cuxSMZ
Michael Dolce Appearing at Enigma Bookstore Saturday January 18th (1/13/2014) - It’s Graphic Novel Day Saturday January 18th at Enigma Bookstore in Queens NY. Creator Michael Dolce will be joined by Jared Barel, Oliver Mertz and Mike Isenberg coming for a panel discussion followed by a signing. Event: Signing & Panel Discussion Where: Enigma Books Stores, 33-17 Crescent St, New York, NY 11106 When: Saturday January, […]
Mike Dolce on Comic Addiction PodCast (11/30/2013) - Hey folks – check me out on the Comic Addiction Podcast with Mark Poulton. We talk comics, our shared struggles to break into the industry and more! Download it here: http://comicaddiction.net/2013/07/29/talking-about-our-issues-episode-16-mike-dolce-interview/
All Geek To Me Posts Positive Review on The Sire (7/15/2013) - Check out the review of the TPB here
The Sire #8 available for purchase, review or retailer incentive! (5/1/2013) - Attention bloggers/reviewers/retailers! We’re looking for folks who want to review a copy of the latest issue of The Sire #8. Also, any retailer out there that wants to order copies AT COST please contact us at sire@mikebooks.com. Featuring a cover by Talent Caldwell, art by Kris Carter & Steve Hoveke and written by Michael Dolce, […]
The Sire WebComic Officially Launches! (3/1/2012) - The Sire returns! Hot off the heels of the brand new release of The Sire #7 (available for digital download through Graphicly, Mikebooks is proud to present the brand new Sire WebComic. Beginning with the very first panel from issue #1, the Sire WebComic is a great way for new fans to jump aboard this […]
Sire #7 Available for Digital Download on Graphicly.com (2/2/2012) - The Sire returns and is available for digital download at Graphicly! Featuring a stunning cover by renowned artist Dave Johnson! Fast forwarding a few weeks after the last issue ended, the Sire is back in full force, tracking down all those who have been transformed by the same alien energy that gives his costume its […]
Image Comics’ Hack/Slash Trending Upwards; Former Sire Artist Dan Leister at the Artistic Helm (9/26/2011) - Former Sire artist Dan Leister handles art chores on Image Comics’ Hack/Slash. As BleedingCool.com reports, the series has actually risen in sales as the series has progressed, following its move to Image this year. We wish Dan nothing but the best here at Mikebooks.com! You can read the full article here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/12/hackslash-trending-upwards
Image Comics’ Hack/Slash Trending Upwards; Former Sire Artist Dan Leister at the Artistic Helm (3/12/2011) - Former Sire artist Dan Leister handles art chores on Image Comics’ Hack/Slash. As BleedingCool.com reports, the series has actually risen in sales as the series has progressed, following its move to Image this year. We wish Dan nothing but the best here at Mikebooks.com! You can read the full article here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/12/hackslash-trending-upwards
The SIRE appears in Wizard Magazine (2/5/2011) - The SIRE appears as part of a feature on War of the Independents. With the demise of the magazine so prevalent, it’s an honor for The Sire to finally make it into the mag before it closed in non-advertisement form.
Dissecting “Hack/Slash” With Tim Seeley via ComicBookResources.com (1/29/2011) - More good stuff surrounding former Sire artist Daniel Leister’s new book Hack/Slash. Tim Seely comments on Dan’s work and the future of the title. From Comic Book Resources: In his continued effort to keep the story moving forward, Seeley teamed up with former Grimm Fairy Tales artist Daniel William Leister to pencil “My First Maniac” […]
War of the Independents #1 (featuring The Sire) in Diamond NOW (1/1/2011) - War of the Independents – featuring The Sire – is in Diamond now! Originally announced by David Ryan of Red Anvil Comics in January of 2007, War of the Independents is a 6 issue full color crossover series bringing independents creators together from all spectrums of comics by writer and artist Dave Ryan. Planned to […]
Descendant #2 hits Previews now! (7/15/2009) - Descendant #2 hits Previews now! After liberating her people from Dr. Alexis Bane’s biomechanical mutants, Rayne Santiago is forced to embrace the pyrokinetic powers she’s spurned her entire life if she hopes to rescue her two brothers from horrific experimentation at Bane’s hands. But Rayne’s worst fears are realized when she storms Bane’s jungle compound […]
Superpowers and espionage descend together this July! (5/15/2009) - May 15 2009 (Berkeley, CA) – This July, indie superhero favorite writers Michael Dolce and Marcus Perry join illustrator Mariano Navarro and cover artist Tyler Kirkham for their three issue mini-series exploring the dangerous side of superpowers, DESCENDANT. “It’s very hard to find a new spin on superpowers, but I think Mike, Marcus and Mariano […]
SIRE TPB and Grimm’s Fairy Tales #28 debut at Wizard World Chicago (8/1/2008) - Two knockout debuts from creator Michael Dolce all in one place! The SIRE TPB and Zenescope’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales #28 will be on sale this weekend at Wizard World Chicago. The SIRE TP, a 160-page epic written by Dolce, with art by Dan Leister (Return to Wonderland), Jose Holder and more features the groundbreaking SIRE […]
SIRE TPB in Diamond Previews NOW (2/27/2008) - Collected for the first time! The SIRE TP, featuring the groundbreaking SIRE and SIRE: Revelations mini-series well as three all-new never before seen adventures, is available to order in the March Volume of Diamond Previews – in stores now! Flip over to page 203 and check out the awesome cover by Jim Califiore and place […]
SIRE creator in Wizard #198 – on sale now (2/27/2008) - Check out Wizard #198 Wizard Edge section for the latest indy article from SIRE creator Michael Dolce. In this latest edition Dolce talks about the importance of good judgement when assessing one’s overall goal in the industry and coming to sometimes difficult decisions on how best to proceed. Order a copy of Wizard #198 today […]
SIRE creator pens column in WIZARD (11/27/2007) - All SIRE fans scroll to the Wizard Edge section of Wizard #194 to check out SIRE creator Mike Dolce’s first in what hopes to be a series of columns on the world of indie publishing. Titled “Pitch Perfect” Dolce’s column touches upon the universal issue of how to pitch your comic book appropriately when trying […]
SIRE: Revelations #2 Full Color Preview Pages Available Online Now (7/30/2007) - With just weeks before the release of SIRE: Revelations #2, After Shock Comics has made available the first 6 pages online now! Featuring the blockbuster debut of new penciler Jose Holder, SIRE: Revelations #2 picks up where issue #1 left off, with everything on the line as SIRE goes up against the U.S. government! But […]
Wizard World Film Fest and Comic-Con Winner RAZOR SHARP makes its comics debut in SIRE: REVELATIONS #2 (7/27/2007) - The winner of the 2006 Wizard World Film Fest and upcoming entrant in the San Diego Comic-con film festival, RAZOR SHARP will be making its comic book debut as part of a very special issue of The Sire: Revelations #2 – on sale August 15th. Packaged as a collectors item flip-book edition, fans can continue […]
Sire: Revelations #1 IN STORES NOW (6/20/2007) - The SIRE is back! Donald Wright was a lowly secretary before being transformed into the Sire – a superhuman forced to fight evil by his own costume! Now, following the events of the first mini-series, he’s come to accept the power he wields, but will he accept his mission? Superstar artist Talent Caldwell (Gen 13) […]
SIRE#3 in stores now (1/7/2007) - The wait is over! The long awaited conclusion to the hottest new indy of the past year has hit stores shelves! Featuring a cover by superstar Tyler Kirkham, the third issue picks up right after the harrowing cliffhanger of issue #2. Cornered by the police, the SIRE must find a way to escape arrest so […]
THE SIRE a success in Texas (11/14/2006) - One of the hottest mini-series on the market today made its first ever debut at Wizard World Texas this weekend with smashing success! Unleashing the SIRE #2 ‘Black’ Variant as well as copies of #1, #2 and what was left of the Issue #1 Variant Edition (featuring cover art by Talent Caldwell) the SIRE crew […]
New Sire variant debuts (10/23/2006) - One of the hottest mini-series on the market today the SIRE unveils its newest variant: The SIRE #2 ‘Black’ Variant featuring the first ever cover art by series regular Daniel Leister. Available first at Wizard World texas, you can pick up this variant, along with the first two issues at table #2280 in Artist Alley […]
SIRE creator interviewed at Jazma Online (10/17/2006) - Creator Michael Dolce was grilled on all things SIRE recently by Richard Vasseur and the fine folks at Jazma online. Here’s a brief snippet: RV: How can a costume force a person to fight evil? MD: Thru pain! (laughs). If the SIRE doesn’t follow the suit’s internal commands, no matter what they are, he’s struck […]
The SIRE on iTunes (10/10/2006) - During the recent trip to the Baltimore Comic-Con, the crew behind the SIRE – Michael Dolce and Daniel Leister – were interviewed by the fine folks at Comic Blender. Now this interview, along with all previous podcasts of Comic Blender, are available for FREE via iTunes! Here’s all you gotta do to watch: 1) Go […]
IMPOSSIBLE TALES featured on The PULSE website (10/2/2006) - After Shock isn’t the only one making a splash these days. Our friends at After Hours Press are also quickly becoming known for their quality Indie offerings. The latest title to receive critical attention is IMPOSSIBLE TALES, a sci-fi adventure best described as, LOST meets JURASSIC PARK! In an in-depth interview, creators Darren Sanchez and […]
Rising Star Tyler Kirkham named cover artist for SIRE #3 (10/1/2006) - If you rushed out and bought the SIRE #2, or checked out page 213 of the December volume of Diamond Previews, you may have noticed the awesome rendition of the SIRE by rising superstar TYLER KIRKHAM. In case you didn’t, it’s official: Tyler Kirkham is officially the cover artist for the SIRE #3 – in […]
SIRE #2 In Stores September 27th (9/13/2006) - The second installment from the hit indy series from After Shock Comics hits stores September 27th! Continuing directly after the harrowing cliffhanger of issue one, Donald Wright is trapped in an alien costume that takes control of his now super-powered body! The SIRE fights for his life against the deadly villain Bard as the burning […]
SIRE given positive review at Paperbackreader.com (8/11/2006) - Philip Hayes of PaperbackReader.com recently posted a favorable review for the SIRE after picking up the first issue at Wizard World Chicago. He wrote: “The Sire is a book I’ve seen advertised all over the internet,” Hayes wrote. “Thankfully, I can say this book is worth the advertisement.” Hayes went on to add: “The first […]
The SIRE a smash at Wizard World Chicago! (8/9/2006) - Mikebooks and After Shock Comics is proud to announce their most successful convention ever last weekend at Wizard World Chicago. Between the number of debuts and variants sold, the fans that came out in droves to support the SIRE. “We were completely overwhelmed with how positive everyone was at the show,” said creator Mike Dolce […]
The Sire comes to Chicago (8/2/2006) - What if you were forced to be a superhero by a costume you’re now mysteriously bonded to? In the SIRE, by After Shock Comics, you’ll meet Donald Wright, a lowly secretary for the beautiful TV news reporter J.J. Waterston, who’s stuck in this very predicament and must somehow go from being a man to superman. […]
THE SIRE #1 in stores NOW! (7/26/2006) - The wait is OVER! The SIRE #1 – mentioned on such prominent sites such as WizardUniverse.com, Silverbulletcomics.com, The Pulse, BrokenFrontier.com and more, is in stores NOW across stores nationwide! Be the first rush out to your local comic shops and scoop up as many copies as you can and help keep this ride going strong! […]
THE SIRE on NEWSARAMA (7/19/2006) - With a hefty amount of conventions already planned, it was decided that the crew behind The SIRE would forgo The San Diego Comic-Con in favor of other shows. But thanks to Newsarama.com, San Diego is coming to the SIRE…sort of. For the second straight year Newsarama, in an attempt to give smaller independent companies a […]
THE SIRE #1 to debut in stores JULY 12th (6/28/2006) - The wait is OVER! The SIRE #1 – mentioned on such prominent sites such as WizardUniverse.com, Silverbulletcomics.com, The Pulse, BrokenFrontier.com and more, will finally make its in store debut July 12th across stores nationwide!. And according to Writer/creator/colorist Michael Dolce this has been a long time coming: “Dan (Leister) and I have been bombarded with […]
THE SIRE debut a smash success! (6/7/2006) - The book that’s lighting up message boards across the country made its debut this weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia and boy what a start! Writer/creator Michael Dolce and series artist Dan Leister were on hand for the premier debut of the full color 32-page first issue of The Sire and with only a limited supply […]
The Sire Debuts With Exclusive Variant Edition (5/5/2006) - Aspen and DC/WILDSTORM superstar TALENT CALDWELL has signed on to draw the first two covers to the SIRE! Check out the image to your right (colored by series creator Mike Dolce) and it will blow you away
Talent Caldwell Draws Cover to Sire #1 (4/28/2006) - Aspen and DC/WILDSTORM superstar TALENT CALDWELL has signed on to draw the first two covers to the SIRE! Check out the image to your right (colored by series creator Mike Dolce) and it will blow you away
The Sire is Going To Press! (4/2/2006) - As the header indicated the SIRE has been accepted into the Diamond Previews Catalog for books shipping in June 2006. That’s right, the SIRE will be available for order in your favorite local comic shops across the country! Now all you have to do is let your local store know this and hound he or […]
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    The Undone #1

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    The Sire Web Comic

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