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Old October 4th, 2006   FantomasPR is offline   #1
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Default Alias goes all Christian

Got this press release from the Yenny Yahoo Group:

Alias Enterprises Re-defines Their Vision: Christian Comics are
where it's at!

October 3, 2006

La Mesa, CA – mid-level publisher Alias Comics announced today that
they will be focusing their publishing efforts in and around the
Christian market.

In May of 2005, Alias comics opened its doors by launching 12 books
into the comic book marketplace, cementing their place in history as
the independent comic book company with the largest number of launch
titles ever. Several of those books were Christian titles and the
founders of Alias, Brett Burner and Mike S. Miller, made no bones
about the fact that they were both Christians. "Yeah, we are
Christians running a comic book company that is Christian friendly,
though primarily secular in what we produce.", said Brett Burner at
the time.

Since that time, however, Alias has garnered more and more interest
from the Christian market and mainstream Christian publishers. From
the work on Ted Dekker's `Saint', a promotional comic book produced
and distributed for Thomas Nelson Publishing, to a 24 book deal with
Zondervan publishing, a division of Harper Collins, as well as plans
to develop the popular Christian video series, `Angel Wars' into
comic format, it is clear that there is a bright future for Alias
comics and comics in general in the Christian world.

Talks with these and other Christian authors and publishers have
pushed the young company into a direction they are perfectly willing
to go. "We're going `all' Christian". Said Mike S. Miller, co-
founder of Alias. "It's just obvious that Alias needs to do this,
and all the time and effort that goes into publishing other peoples
work for the secular market is taking time and effort away from the
work where Alias is finding the most success financially as well as
spiritually. "

What does this mean for the `secular' books that Alias produces,
including some of Miller's own titles? "We're going to help our
studios find new homes for their books as much as we can. The last
thing we want to do is leave them in the lurch after they've helped
us become what we are today. I'll be making an announcement soon
about where my own titles will land.", concluded Miller.

ABOUT ALIAS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Based in La Mesa, California, Alias is a publishing company
dedicated to bringing the world of comics to the world beyond the
comic aquarium. Alias's goal is to publish excellent comics and
reach new readers for the medium in the Christian market.

-Mike

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Old October 4th, 2006   Chris Hansbrough is offline   #2
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you expect anything different from captain pompous homophobic religious nutbar?

sorry but any man who refuses to sign a book that I brought with me because I didn't buy it from his table......got less respect for him than I do for my current boss whose a fuunctionally retarded nutbar,


and about yer topic....they already were all christian
 
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Old October 4th, 2006   Jeffrey Neary is offline   #3
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I recall Mike Millar on the DCMBs stating that DC stopped giving him work because he refused to stop lambasting gay members on the DCMB.

And subsequently...he went into a tirade lambasting gay members of the DCMBs.

I have no issues with people who have strong religious convictions. I have no issues with people voicing them.

But he attacked posters.
 
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Old October 4th, 2006   Chris Hansbrough is offline   #4
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I recall Mike Millar on the DCMBs stating that DC stopped giving him work because he refused to stop lambasting gay members on the DCMB.

And subsequently...he went into a tirade lambasting gay members of the DCMBs.

I have no issues with people who have strong religious convictions. I have no issues with people voicing them.

But he attacked posters.
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we've all attacked posters....just never to a level and with such blatant bigotism as he used......not to mention refusing to sign books because you didn't buy them there. that's what bothers me more than anything else.....I knew he was a bigot when I was buying the imaginaries. didn'yt stop me. his pompous better than thou attitude when i met him is why I'll never touch an alias book again
 
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Old October 4th, 2006   Jeffrey Neary is offline   #5
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we've all attacked posters....just never to a level and with such blatant bigotism as he used......not to mention refusing to sign books because you didn't buy them there. that's what bothers me more than anything else.....I knew he was a bigot when I was buying the imaginaries. didn'yt stop me. his pompous better than thou attitude when i met him is why I'll never touch an alias book again
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We all may have argued..but I wouldn't say we all attacked posters.
 
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Old October 4th, 2006   FantomasPR is offline   #6
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They were still publishing Yenny, a comic about a sexy Puerto Rican aspiring model, which I think was one of the few secular comics that was selling for them. I really I'm glad that Yenny could now go to Image or other comic company. I always felt that Alias was doing all they could to blast any sucess the comic had.
 
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Old October 4th, 2006   Paul_King is offline   #7
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As Comicbloc's resident Bible-thumpin' Hate-mongor, I'll take these and give some thoughts.

Chris - if someone says they are a representative of God's Eternal love and can't even extend the same courtesies that other creators of a Secular system, that should tell you the genuiness of their Faith.

Don Kramer has never espoused any Spiritual opinions but in Chicago he did some very Christian-like things. He gave a free sketch to our Waitress whom had some bad things happen.

He didn't charge her or get all premadonna, he just drew a sketch for her and made her day/week/year.

I'd say THAT is a testament of God's love whether that was Don's intent or not.

Jeff - Where my Faith excludes me from accepting certain behaviours, I am CERTAINLY called to be tolerant.

God loved me in MY infirmaties. None (including myself) searches for God and ALL (including myself) have sinned and fallen short.

Is being Gay a sin? In my "religion" it is. Lying is a sin and I did that just a couple hours ago.

We are ALL equal in the eyes of God and ALL loved by that same God equally. We are to treat each other with love and respect and if someone (like that guy) doesn't then they don't understand what being a Christian is all about.

To be a Christian is to love others (everyone regardless) as He loves us.

He loved us so much he came to be hurt, disgraced and killed for someone like me. I have no right to feel superior to anyone else because the nails in his hands were MY FAULT. It is my sin that put them there.



I wish people who act like this wouldn't be the loudest ones about the club they hang with. Still the Church is a hospital for Sinners not a Hotel for Saints.


On the other side, it's nice to see a section of comics take this large demographic seriously.

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As Comicbloc's resident Bible-thumpin' Hate-mongor, I'll take these and give some thoughts.

Chris - if someone says they are a representative of God's Eternal love and can't even extend the same courtesies that other creators of a Secular system, that should tell you the genuiness of their Faith.

Don Kramer has never espoused any Spiritual opinions but in Chicago he did some very Christian-like things. He gave a free sketch to our Waitress whom had some bad things happen.

He didn't charge her or get all premadonna, he just drew a sketch for her and made her day/week/year.

I'd say THAT is a testament of God's love whether that was Don's intent or not.

Jeff - Where my Faith excludes me from accepting certain behaviours, I am CERTAINLY called to be tolerant.

God loved me in MY infirmaties. None (including myself) searches for God and ALL (including myself) have sinned and fallen short.

Is being Gay a sin? In my "religion" it is. Lying is a sin and I did that just a couple hours ago.

We are ALL equal in the eyes of God and ALL loved by that same God equally. We are to treat each other with love and respect and if someone (like that guy) doesn't then they don't understand what being a Christian is all about.

To be a Christian is to love others (everyone regardless) as He loves us.

He loved us so much he came to be hurt, disgraced and killed for someone like me. I have no right to feel superior to anyone else because that nails in his hands were MY FAULT. It is my sin that put them there.



I wish people who act like this wouldn't be the loudest ones about the club they hang with. Still the Church is a hospital for Sinners not a Hotel for Saints.


On the other side, it's nice to see a section of comics take this large demographic seriously.

-Paul
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I wasn't complaining about him being religios. Hell I've got lots of pals that could be considered very religious and think homosexuality is a sin. the only difference is....is that like you they don't feel the need to attack homosexuals about it. My issue isn't with the religion. iut's with the douchebaggish nature of his comments and not just that but the pompous attitude with which he treats his fans.
 
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I wasn't complaining about him being religios. Hell I've got lots of pals that could be considered very religious and think homosexuality is a sin. the only difference is....is that like you they don't feel the need to attack homosexuals about it. My issue isn't with the religion. iut's with the douchebaggish nature of his comments and not just that but the pompous attitude with which he treats his fans.
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As Comicbloc's resident Bible-thumpin' Hate-mongor, I'll take these and give some thoughts.

Chris - if someone says they are a representative of God's Eternal love and can't even extend the same courtesies that other creators of a Secular system, that should tell you the genuiness of their Faith.

Don Kramer has never espoused any Spiritual opinions but in Chicago he did some very Christian-like things. He gave a free sketch to our Waitress whom had some bad things happen.

He didn't charge her or get all premadonna, he just drew a sketch for her and made her day/week/year.

I'd say THAT is a testament of God's love whether that was Don's intent or not.

Jeff - Where my Faith excludes me from accepting certain behaviours, I am CERTAINLY called to be tolerant.

God loved me in MY infirmaties. None (including myself) searches for God and ALL (including myself) have sinned and fallen short.

Is being Gay a sin? In my "religion" it is. Lying is a sin and I did that just a couple hours ago.

We are ALL equal in the eyes of God and ALL loved by that same God equally. We are to treat each other with love and respect and if someone (like that guy) doesn't then they don't understand what being a Christian is all about.

To be a Christian is to love others (everyone regardless) as He loves us.

He loved us so much he came to be hurt, disgraced and killed for someone like me. I have no right to feel superior to anyone else because the nails in his hands were MY FAULT. It is my sin that put them there.



I wish people who act like this wouldn't be the loudest ones about the club they hang with. Still the Church is a hospital for Sinners not a Hotel for Saints.


On the other side, it's nice to see a section of comics take this large demographic seriously.

-Paul
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What he said.
 
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As Comicbloc's resident Bible-thumpin' Hate-mongor, I'll take these and give some thoughts.

Chris - if someone says they are a representative of God's Eternal love and can't even extend the same courtesies that other creators of a Secular system, that should tell you the genuiness of their Faith.

Don Kramer has never espoused any Spiritual opinions but in Chicago he did some very Christian-like things. He gave a free sketch to our Waitress whom had some bad things happen.

He didn't charge her or get all premadonna, he just drew a sketch for her and made her day/week/year.

I'd say THAT is a testament of God's love whether that was Don's intent or not.

Jeff - Where my Faith excludes me from accepting certain behaviours, I am CERTAINLY called to be tolerant.

God loved me in MY infirmaties. None (including myself) searches for God and ALL (including myself) have sinned and fallen short.

Is being Gay a sin? In my "religion" it is. Lying is a sin and I did that just a couple hours ago.

We are ALL equal in the eyes of God and ALL loved by that same God equally. We are to treat each other with love and respect and if someone (like that guy) doesn't then they don't understand what being a Christian is all about.

To be a Christian is to love others (everyone regardless) as He loves us.

He loved us so much he came to be hurt, disgraced and killed for someone like me. I have no right to feel superior to anyone else because the nails in his hands were MY FAULT. It is my sin that put them there.



I wish people who act like this wouldn't be the loudest ones about the club they hang with. Still the Church is a hospital for Sinners not a Hotel for Saints.


On the other side, it's nice to see a section of comics take this large demographic seriously.

-Paul
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I was going to post something articulate and profound, but Paul beat me to it. Exactly right.
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you expect anything different from captain pompous homophobic religious nutbar?
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that doesn't make sense since LEGEND OF ISIS' & TENTH MUSE co-creator DARREN G. DAVIS is gay???? and responsible for some of the companies success. So why would Darren have stayed for so long?



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hmmm....well I guess this might explain why I never heard from Alias when I made story submission to them that involves reincarnation!
 
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Well said, Paul.
 
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Old October 4th, 2006   Chris Hansbrough is offline   #15
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you expect anything different from captain pompous homophobic religious nutbar?
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that doesn't make sense since LEGEND OF ISIS' & TENTH MUSE co-creator DARREN G. DAVIS is gay???? and responsible for some of the companies success. So why would Darren have stayed for so long?



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yes it does make sense. especially if you ever kept up with his insanity.
 
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If Mike Miller shows his face at the NYComicCon, we're gonna have a NICE LONG CHAT.
 
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