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SIRE creator interviewed at Jazma Online

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 [...]

October 17th, 2006|News|

The SIRE on iTunes

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 [...]

October 10th, 2006|News|

IMPOSSIBLE TALES featured on The PULSE website

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 [...]

October 2nd, 2006|News|

Rising Star Tyler Kirkham named cover artist for SIRE #3

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 [...]

October 1st, 2006|News|

SIRE #2 In Stores September 27th

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 [...]

September 13th, 2006|News|

SIRE given positive review at

Philip Hayes of 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 [...]

August 11th, 2006|News|

The SIRE a smash at Wizard World Chicago!

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 [...]

August 9th, 2006|News|

THE SIRE #1 in stores NOW!

The wait is OVER! The SIRE #1 - mentioned on such prominent sites such as,, The Pulse, 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! [...]

July 26th, 2006|News|


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, San Diego is coming to the SIRE...sort of. For the second straight year Newsarama, in an attempt to give smaller independent companies a [...]

July 19th, 2006|News|

THE SIRE #1 to debut in stores JULY 12th

The wait is OVER! The SIRE #1 - mentioned on such prominent sites such as,, The Pulse, 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 [...]

June 28th, 2006|News|