Years upon years, they have passed, and we all consumed multitudes of comic books and other story formats. Certain elements became clear, the mental gymnastics of retconning and inevitable resurrections of favored characters in comic books can tire even the most avid fan. We understand why these practices exist, as do you, but consequences, causes and sacrifices without the bite of finality leave stories unresolved, aching. The knowledge and anticipation that certain characters will rise again diminishes impact and the loop never closes. So, we came up with a motto and mission.
Motto: DEAD IS DEAD.
Mission: publish limited series and one-shot comic books that have a beginning, middle and end not just for the plot but for the characters as well. Most importantly, DEAD IS DEAD. We will also publish prose too since most novels and short story collections are stand alone. It’s our niche. And we like it
Wayward Raven Media launched at the New York Comic-Con in 2012 under another banner, and it became clear more lofty horizons were in sight. We expanded our list to include illustrated children’s books along with comic books and prose after periods of growth. Damn Heroes, a superhero parody webcomic, is something we are also very proud of and it’s free. You can find us exhibiting at comic book conventions or online. On Twitter, we’re @waywardraven and on Facebook we’re
At the helm is Mark C. Frankel CEO/COO, Alexander Sapountzis CTO/Creative Director and Joshua Lee Andrew Jones Editor-in-Chief. They are located in the NY-Metro Area.
Mark C. Frankel, CEO/COO
Mark has worked in Entertainment/Media for over ten years. As a writer, you’d think he would have more to say about himself, but he prefers to be a Man of Mystery (Domestic, not International). Since he is a good sport though, he’ll throw you a bone or two. He is a creator of comics (web and print), writer of prose, and freelance editor. Lastly, he isn’t afraid to stand up in front of a crowd and talk until they throw rotten fruit. Follow him on Twitter @PantherPitt.
Joshua Lee Andrew Jones, Editor-in-Chief
Joshua was born in winter. Summer is the season of his discontent. With a penchant for wandering, he tends to get lost but most deliberately. In the long-long ago, he was a professional bass player and stone stoop raconteur after college. Then… You can get one of his experimental novels The Excess Road as an ebook in the Free Stuff section (multiple formats). If you wish examine his neural architecture further, there’s another novel on this site in the Books section and more on Amazon here: He can be followed on Twitter at @JLAJones
Alexander Sapountzis, CTO/Creative Director
Alex Sapountzis (SAH-POON-ZEES) is a man of few words, mostly because they get him into more trouble. Unable to decide whether to code or draw professionally, he does both half-assed. Should you observe him in his native New York City, call animal control but do not approach, he might just talk to you.
If you insist on speaking to him, use Twitter instead. @asapountzis