The Mads at Empire Comics Lab have been hard at work getting Cemetery Plots #3 ready to head to the printers! This promises to be the best issue yet and we can’t wait for our fans to see it! Because we love our fans, we’re going to give you all a special sneak peek at the first page for our lead story, “Swamped.” The story is by Alexter Albury and the artwork is by Dan Gorman and Brandon Bullock.


Yes, kids! That is right! Empire Comics Lab is teaming up with the Man of Tomorrow, but not the way you might think.

Empire Comics Lab is going to be in Superman’s hometown, Metropolis, IL! This coming weekend, June 7-10, the small town with claims to the world’s biggest hero is hosting the 40th Annual Superman Celebration! On hand will be special guest Brian K. Morris, a good friend to Empire Comics Lab and a man who has written a story for Cemetery Plots #4! Brian will have copies of his books for sale in Artists Alley, which is beside the Noel Neill Statue at 8th and Market, including his latest creations, The Haunting Scripts of Bachelors Grove and Quest for the Space Gods.

Joining Brian at his table will be Empire Comics Lab’s very own Andy “Shaggy” Korty. Andy will have copies of Cemetery Plots #1 and #2, Actionthology #1 and trade editions of The Manor for sale. Trust us, both these guys are offering up SUPER reading at a SUPER event, and you going by and saying hi to them would just be…well…really nice.

So, look for Andy, who will be wearing the purple dress shirt, and Brian, who will be wearing the rainbow tie (also, Brian may have his fez too). And for more information about the 40th Annual Superman Celebration, check out www.supermancelebration.com!

All-American Girl


The Mighty Mads of Empire Comics Lab have been hard at working creating a brand-new universe of
superheroes and villains! And now, we proudly present our own star-spangled beauty, All-American Girl!

Isabella “Izzy” Gomez was just your average nineteen-year-old, busy with school, her first job and making it on her own. Then her brother, Carlos, returned home from a tour of duty in the Middle East after losing both legs. And now big brother is ready to share a startling truth with his sister.

In 1991, Izzy and Carlos’ father was part of an experiment in the Gulf War to create enhanced soldiers for combat. The project was deemed a failure until it was discovered Carlos had gained the enhanced strength, agility, speed, senses and reflexes intended for his father. Unable to continue as America’s secret weapon due to his injury in the line of duty, it falls to Izzy to tap the hero inside and become the champion destiny always meant her to be.

But even as Izzy takes the place of her brother, dangers neither of them could ever imagine are just around corner. Also, the quest for truth, justice and American way aren’t as clear cut in the 21st century, but standing up for the little guy is always in fashion when you’re the…All-American Girl!

ECL Patreon

We’ve been on Patreon since July 2015.

It’s not something we tried to push.  Constantly asking people for money just isn’t how we like to spend our time.  We love making comics!!

You can help us right now by pledging on our Patreon and get some really sweet swag in the bargain!  We have pledges for as little as one dollar a month!  For less than a double cheeseburger – wait – for the same as a double cheeseburger – you can GET YOUR NAME IN ALL OUR BOOKS!

There are LOTS of other tiers with some amazing rewards… but you’ll have to check us out there!

Thankful for Paul Tuma!

This is the season of giving and we want to give thanks to the creators who have made Empire Comics Lab possible.  Today, we give thanks to an illustrator that carries with him such enthusiasm, it’s difficult to keep up: Paul Tuma!

Paul artistic pedigree is extensive.  He hails from the Big Two and Cracked Magazine!  We were fortunate enough to meet up through social media and he was kind enough to create the cover to Cemetery Plots #2!!  Not only were we completely blown away with his cover, he’s even expressed interest in doing more!  Look for his incredible work on an upcoming ACTIONTHOLOGY! cover!

Paul has been busy putting together some self-published comics and, when he’s ready, we’ll be happy to support him by letting YOU know how to find them!  This man is a class act and we are behind him 100%

Thanks, Paul!  Here’s to many more years of collaboration!

Click below to check out’s Paul’s AMAZING cover to CP #2:

Cemetery Plots #2