Chris Turner – Creator Spotlight

Chris Turner, a Chicago Southside native, is self-taught artist with a style heavily influenced by Japanese anime, American comic books and early 90’s video games. He enjoys collaborating with independent writers and artists on unique projects. Some of his inking clients/projects have been PUNXofRAGE by Joe Robinson Currie, Almighty Street Team and more. He also finds time to co-host PUNXofRAGE Radio podcast with Joe Robinson Currie. Chris Turner is diligently working on his Tokusatsu inspired comic, Dial Exces.

Dial Exces Story Synopsis: After being struck by a car and nearly killed, Marcus DuBel undergoes a procedure to save his life, replacing his damaged heart with a mechanical apparatus, giving him the ability to transform into the armored soldier Exces. Using his newfound powers, Marcus must now combat the mysterious creatures known as the Dolm, as they attempt to replace humanity on top of the evolutionary ladder.

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AHR VISIONS 2017 Press Release

Press Release

Subject: 2017 Title Releases and Schedule

New opportunities for fresh, original story-telling content to be contributed into the mythology and lore of the comic industry. That is a call that AHR Visions is very happy to be answering significantly in the coming months! Here is the list of just some of the upcoming releases (and re-launches) for the year! Thank you for taking the time and interest in supporting our ventures into adding towards the pop-culture landscape.

Coming from the AHRV Shared Universe Title line:

BLACK ROSE #1: Gangster, Crime-lord, Kingpin…Superhero? Introducing the flag-ship title of the AHRV Shared Universe; Balancing on the razor’s edge of hero and villain…dive into the world of the newest anti-hero to lead the fight for justice. That is, if he can keep from becoming what he hates most.

THE EIGHT #1: Super-powers, immortality, and a secret war between good and evil that has waged before known history. That is the tip of the ice-burg coming from the ultra-charged world of the premiere super-team battling for the fate of the global society. 

SKORN #1: The underworld of New Haven, CT has no idea what wrath means…until now. Hell’s fury is unleashed as AHRV’s central female hero brings her brand of justice against a new breed of villain. Don’t let the pretty face fool you.

From our Creator-owned Title line:

BLEED 2039 vol. 1: Creator Alan Edwards presents a blend of 1940’s noir and 21st century sci-fi is the backdrop of this gumshoe mystery taking place in the midst of a country-wide cigarette prohibition. Murder, intrigue and deceit saturate this black and white atmosphere…with a hint of flash.

AIYA #1: New perspectives on possible histories are explored in this sci-fi anthology series from AHRV Creative Director Alexander Cutri. Take a journey into the “What if?”

THE SIX SWORDS #1: Developed thru 6S, LLC, comes an action/adventure series in the vein of the spaghetti-western genre, with a sharp twist. There is a Kickstarter for The Six Swords #1. Go donate and share the campaign Click Here > The Six Swords Kickstarter!

Also introducing, the comic industry debut from celebrity-creator, actor Terry Crews. An original sci-fi/action 8-Issue mini-series from CREWS ARTS, in collaboration with AHRV:

NOTORIUM #1: The merger of art and violence comes to dramatic conceptualization in this sci-fi thriller that sparks the question, “When is the price for entertainment and fame too high?” Prepare to enter the world of “battle rap” in a manner never seen before.

And, later this year, AHRV Shared Universe grows with the release of Dynamic #1, Feral#1 and others down the line! We look forward to you enjoying what we have to present.

Keep your eyes watching out for us!

~ Abdul H. Rashid

Founder/CEO AHR Visions

BLACK KIRBY | John Jennings & Stacey Robinson @Annex in Chicago

Last week, as I waited for Tiger Auto on Ashland Ave. to complete some need car repairs, I headed to the library on Chicago Ave.  As I went in, I glanced across the street at the large, renovated building called Annex. I noticed the art installations hanging in the windows, just as someone was taking them down.

A few hours later, on my way to pick up my car, I looked across the street at the Annex and BAM! What did I see? Some amazing Black Art! Not just any Black Art because there is alot of great Black Art; if you have the Mind to look for it!

However, this Black Art, covering the large windows, belonged to a pair of artists that I know!

BLACK KIRBY | John Jennings & Stacey Robinson @Annex in Chicago

Well, I don’t know them that personally but I am familiar with their art and success through the amazing world of the internet!  Actually, I learned of both artists in 2007 via a site and forum called BlackSuperhero.com and the defunct HeroTalk, respectively. The artists are

Who are they? John Jennings and Stacey Robinson are both are Black Professors and creative visual artists. United, they are Black Kirby and inspired the by legendary comic book artist, Jack Kirby ; they explore Afrofuturism.

“Afrofuturism is a movement that combines African Diaspora themes and the Black Experience infused with spirituality, technology and the futuristic visuals of science fiction. The purpose is to underscore the historical and current social issues of Blacks around the globe and engage the imagination for solutions; placed in a futuristic context across multiple mediums of visual art, literature, music, fashion etc.”

For more information, click their names above and check out the images below for a taste of Black Kirby!