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A couple of resources I thought I'd share...

Started Oct 17, 2011 0 Replies

Hello everyone, I pray all is well. I came across these resources that I thought folks may be interested in. The first is a post about putting together quality comic-book trailers for free, and the…Continue

Looking for someone to design a logo for "Lightweightz" and "R-Squared Comicz"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Martin Mar 15, 2011. 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I pray all is well. I'm looking for someone to design a logo for the comic I am working on, "Lightweightz," and for my company, "R-Squared Comicz." Here's a brief description about…Continue

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Black Panther to Replace Daredevil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Martin Aug 8, 2011. 11 Replies

Hey everyone,I pray all is well. Given the last discussion about Marvel's treatment of T'Challa at the end of Doomwar, I thought I'd share this update with you, and get your thoughts: I like the idea…Continue

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Daredevil & 2 Corinthians 5:7

Daredevil & 2 Corinthians 5:7 by Mike Abuan. Download all of them here: http://www.rsquaredcomicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Collision.pdf
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"Lightweightz: The Anthology is now available in print!: http://ning.it/15mWqpB"
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"Today's the last day to enter for this week's free comic giveaway. Don't miss out! http://ning.it/14gTZnW"
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About Me:
I've been into comics since I was a kid. First it was more about collecting the cards, sketching the pictures, and watching the cartoons. Now it's more about digging into the stories, characters, and themes. It's also still about the cartoons though, lol! As a Christian who's into comic books, I feel like there is a huge void to be filled in terms of telling stories about (super)heroes that focus on Christian principles and people of color.

In May 2009, I decided to step out on faith and start working on my own comic, called "Lightweightz." It's about eight teens in California who discover they have unique abilities. How will they use their abilities? Will they view them as a gift or a curse? In essence, Lightweightz addresses the following questions: What if we could significantly impact others' lives by how we treat them? To what extent is the way we view ourselves and our place in the world reflected in how we relate to others?

A few months later, I connected with a priest and graphic novelist Earnest Graham, and we agreed to create a comic/graphic novel about the life of the apostle Peter.

Both projects are progressing nicely, and you can learn more about them by visiting the blog: www.rscomicz.com.
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Press Release for Christian comic Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

May 12th, 2013

For Immediate Release


Justin Martin, creator, writer




Justin Martin of R-Squared Comicz

Announces the Release of Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two…


Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two is here!

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 2:51am 0 Comments

The follow-up to Lightweightz: The Anthology Part One is here! Inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:7 (“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good”), Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two introduces the remaining four California teenagers, their abilities, and how they are struggling to make sense of them. Join Ayden the pusher, Qasim the revealer, Emi the adapter, and Gabriel the inscriber as they begin carving out paths that will forever change their lives. With…


Qasim the Revealer: Preview #1

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 12:55am 0 Comments

Hey everyone,

I pray all is well. Here's the first preview from Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two. It's the first page of Qasim's intro, drawn by Przemyzlaw R. Dedelis and colored by Lya. Enjoy, and support the Kickstarter!…


Kickstarter update: Recap of the first week and two new videos

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Hey everyone,

I know our hearts were saddened this past weekend upon hearing about the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and the stabbings in China. As we approach this holiday season and afterwards, please continue to keep the families of those affected, and their respective communities in your thoughts and/or prayers.

On the comic front, I have a couple of quick updates:

(1) The first week got off to a strong start, with 47% of the project being…


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No doubt.  I'm extremely busy, so its hard to keep up with (yet) another social site.  But I'll try my best.  You can stay up to date with what I do at the following sites:



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Franz Kafka[a] (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism…

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Fig. 1 Experimental schematic of the hybrid system and ToF apparatus.
(A) A schematic of the experimental apparatus, including the LQT, the high voltage pulsing scheme (shown as solid and dashed lines), and the ToF. (B) An illustrative experimental time sequence that depicts initialization of a Ba+ crystal, production of BaOCH3+ (visualized as dark ions in the crystal) through reactions with methanol vapor, and subsequent MOT immersion. (C) Sample mass spectra obtained after ejecting the LQT species into the ToF after various MOT immersion times, ti, along with an…

Murder on the Eros Star, Planet of Doom and Terror on Telderan on Audible

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Murder on the Eros Star, Planet of Doom and Terror on Telderan.
1. Murder on the Eros Star
Not long after hearing about the attempted murder of his assistant Da'Qaun docks aboard the luxury Space cruise ship Eros Star. Shortly after his arrival, the intergalactic detective realizes that his assistant has stumbled onto something huge. A masterful plot of vengeance and murder has already been set into motion. 
With the help of his assistant Jada and a few members of the clandestine Time, Travelver's Guild Da'Quan attempts to stop a new very powerful foe from carrying out his devious plot the will drastically change life in the galaxy and beyond forever. 
Will Da'Quan put the pieces together in time? Will the mastermind succeed in getting his revenge and change the…

Brazil, Reductio Ad Absurdum...

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Scientists in Brazil have protested devastating cuts to science that are threatening to close institutes and funding agencies across the country. Earlier this month about 900 people took to the streets in Rio de…

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