Monday, October 17, 2016

"Introducing... RED HOT!" Issue Three At ComiXology Wednesday!

New Press Release!

Climactic Third and Final Issue of Comic Book Mini-Series -
Graphic Novel Now Available In Print

BURLINGTON, VT, October 17, 2016Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics proudly presents the third and final issue in the comic book mini-series "Introducing... RED HOT!" This young super-hero's coming-of-age story written and lettered by Mike Luoma, featuring art by noted Argentine illustrator Juan Carlos Quattordio (FIERRO, GPS del AMOR), sees RED HOT forced to confront his own mortality as he fights THE TEAM's founder MIND MAN, seemingly gone mad and intent on wiping out all super-powered heroes!
"Happy to be releasing Red Hot three – great to be finishing with Juan Carlos what Rhys ap Gwyn and I began," Luoma said. "With his introductory story now complete with this issue, we hope comic book readers will give RED HOT a chance!"
"Introducing... RED HOT!" Issue Three is now available digitally at comiXology! Also at Drive Thru Comics and Indy Planet - where you'll find it in print as well. Indy Planet is also the home of the "Introducing... RED HOT!" Graphic Novel, out now. Download a review copy of "Introducing... RED HOT!" #3 HERE. Click here for Issue One and Issue Two. Go HERE for pre-release art and pages.
"Playing on the ideas of legacies and what makes a superhero, Mike Luoma has plotted a story that has to do fifty things at once and convey it all subtly... a surprisingly well-rounded comic-book... " -  (review of RED HOT #1)
”... a good take on the "legacy" hero... ...has a really great twist that makes the book a little bit more readable than the usual young-hero-proving-himself fare." – BlogThis, (review of RED HOT #1)
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Battle in Space Like No Other...

Hear what one reader called "the most unique space battle in all the thousands of sci fi novels I've read in my 65 glorious years..." as Alibi Jones and the Rhoday battle the Hunger for control of the Rhoday's Great Ship! Host, author and narrator Mike Luoma brings you Chapter Thirty-Three of Alibi Jones and the Hornet's Nest on this episode. Free audio science fiction every week - listen as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!  

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Living In Parasite

Can Alibi Jones help the aliens known as the Rhoday defeat their foe the Hunger trying to take them over? And why should he want to help that parasitical species anyway? Get the answers from host, author and narrator Mike Luoma in Chapter Thirty-Two of Alibi Jones and the Hornet's Nest! Free audio science fiction every week - The Adventures of Alibi Jones on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio

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Sunday, October 02, 2016


Showdown with the Solar Alliance! Alibi Jones was trying to rescue his Aunt Anita but now two Stinger ships have arrived on scene. Are they friend or foe? Find out in Chapter Thirty-One of Alibi Jones and the Hornet's Nest! Free audio science fiction every week as Mike Luoma, the host, the author and narrator brings you The Adventures of Alibi Jones on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!  

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Saturday, September 24, 2016


Possessed!? Alibi Jones was taken over by something! As our last installment ended, he left the bridge of his Cruiser headed for the airlock - at the same time a giant alien ghost ship reappeared! Who or what has Alibi in its grip? Find out as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue in Chapter Thirty of Alibi Jones and the Hornet's Nest! Free audio science fiction every week from your host, the author and narrator Mike Luoma, on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Where Is My Aunt?!

Speaking with the enemy? Alibi Jones is on the line with Nikko Constantine trying to find out where Alibi's Aunt Anita has disappeared to – on a mission Constantine sent her on! Chapter Twenty-Nine of Alibi Jones and the Hornet's Nest - The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue! Mike Luoma, your host, the author and narrator brings you free audio science fiction every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Now In Print - "Introducing... RED HOT!" - The Graphic Novel

 Introducing... RED HOT - Graphic Novel
76 pages - Full Color.
Digital $2.99 - Print $11.99

How Do You Prove You’re A Hero? 

Using inherited fire powers, Red Hot is hoping to figure that out as he follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather – the original and second “Red Hots”. It’s not easy! Red Hot stakes out a bank when he’s tipped off that it’s supposed to be robbed. The thief, however, is the last person Red Hot expects. They turn the tables and leave Red Hot to take the blame!
“Introducing… RED HOT!” is a super hero coming-of-age story and an introduction to a whole world of heroes. You’ll meet THE TEAM, the premier group of powered people working today, and their founder Mind Man. Only… Mind Man isn’t quite himself right now! As Red Hot tries to find out why that is – and tries to prove himself to THE TEAM in the process – his actions will have lethal consequences.

Writing, Letters, Editing & Layout by MIKE LUOMA. 
Character Design and Part One Art by RHYS AP GWYN.
Parts Two and Three Art by JUAN CARLOS QUATTORDIO.

**Bonus Section** Check out early designs of the heroes by Mike and Rhys and page art in various stages from Rhys and Juan Carlos at the back of the graphic novel!

Shining A Light On... Arc Iris

Opening bands can be welcome surprises or simply annoying... it can be worth heading to a show a little early to catch the opener - you may discover something new worth listening to and checking out further. Love it when that happens! Mentioned in my write-up on Caveman that I'd seen them opening for Phosphorescent in Burlington. Saw Arc Iris open for FREEMAN - Aaron Freeman of Ween's new band at the time - back in September of 2014 at Higher Ground in South Burlington. To say I was intrigued is putting it mildly!

The band made an instant impression as they appeared onstage with a sense of theatricality and an awareness of creating a presence. Band leader Jocie Adams often appears in a shiny silver or gold body suit, and the band occasionally displays exotic face make-up including gems and other glittering enhancements. Adams uses several props including a ladder - useful when she deploys giant silver wings during their performances. Their music veers from old-timey show tune sensibilities to expansive experimental electronic rock - no sound is out of bounds if it contributes to the effect of the song and the performance.

Adams' sense of theatricality and performance permeates the Arc Iris live show, recalling both the art-rock and glitter era of David Bowie and the prog rock, costumed era of the Peter Gabriel-led Genesis. Adams and company are fearless in service of their art - they go for it, even as an opener, or during their later residency the next spring at Burlington's Skinny Pancake when they seemed to be chasing out the dinner crowd Friday nights. Check out this UK performance from that early period:

Adams is joined in Arc Iris by keyboard maestro Zachary Tenorio-Miller and percussionist Ray Belli; cellist Robin Ryczek also played the live shows I caught that first year (total digression - Ray has a cool podcast - check out his Words for Granted on the development of individual words in our wacky English language). Over their residency and as the band built a following in Vermont and began appearing more often in town, one could hear new songs being developed and worked out.

Without knowing actual titles, the songs became known in my mind by a significant phrase in the tune - such as "...Give the Worried Man A Rose". Turned out that song was actually called "Kaleidoscope" - and it was the first track released from Arc Iris' brand-new album Moon Saloon:

Moon Saloon is out now - check out the AMAZING VIDEO for the title tack as well:

If you're intrigued, do a YouTube search for more. Check out the rest of Moon Saloon. And? The band puts so much into their performance - it's worth seeking them out to see them perform live. There are Eastern US dates, European shows in October and November, and Western US dates after those - more info over on the Arc Iris site.

UPDATE: Arc Iris just played live for NPR - Check out the performance!