When You Get John Oliver, Dave Eggers And Tom Hanks To Write Your Comic’s Cover Blurbs, You Won New York Comic Con

Posted by October 12, 2017 Comment

Hellcock is the greatest warrior of all time. His son is a major disappointment. He’s no warrior; he’s a sniveling millennial who wants to grow up to be a comic book artist.

And at New York Comic Con, Z2 Comics and the co-writers Will Tracy (Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Onion), Gabe Koplowitz (Viceland) found an actor to play Hellcock, one Bronson Gilmore.

Hellcock interacting with fans,


Meeting NY MAGAZINE’s Abe Riesman,

posing with cosplayers,

and handing out his business card. On one side of the business card it says “Hellcock”; the other side says “the greatest warrior who ever lived.”

The book is coming out at the end of the month and has maybe the best blurbs of all time, all of which are 100% real:

“I don’t often provide blurbs for books, but when the writers literally have you chained to a wall and are refusing to let you leave before you give them one, you tend to relax your standards. Enjoy this book. I did. Now let me go, please.” — John Oliver

“As an unsolicited exercise in juvenilia, ALLEN, SON OF HELLCOCK is very funny and wonderfully illustrated. I was equally surprised by how much I liked it and that it existed at all.” — Jesse Eisenberg

“I’ve known Gabe Koplowitz since he was 9 years old, and I’m baffled by this. I thought maybe he’d be a doctor — I was thinking podiatrist. But now this… What is this? Is it about vikings or Millennials? And is Allen wearing tights? Why is Allen wearing tights? And who is Will Tracy? I think this Will Tracy is a bad influence.” — Dave Eggers

“The Fatheads who wrote ALLEN,SON OF HELLCOCK, don’t laugh at jokes. No. They listen, then nod their heads, sagely, and make comments like ‘ah, yes. That is quite funny’ and ‘I see what you are doing, verbally, with the use of outrage-e-osity vis-a-vis logic.’ They make up words like ‘outrage-e-osity’! Honestly! I have no time for any of them…” — Tom Hanks

Washed-up sorcerers and swordsmen, terrifying horse-donkeys, sensitive ogres, cynical blob-men, ornery minotaur landlords, an exceedingly polite retired despot, a black-hearted but oddly lovable villain, an idealistic young woman who’s the only one with any brains, and a would-be warrior who can’t seem to escape his own hackneyed destiny . . . But mostly, it’s a story about a boy and his father. See, living in the shadow of your father’s legacy can be a tough thing, especially if your dad was the mightiest warrior to ever live.

Allen, Son Of Hellcock follows the misadventures of Allen, a slack jawed hipster who desperately wants to cast off his family’s legacy …. to embrace his lifelong dream to become a comic book artist. It’s the perfect father’s day-stroke-Halloween gift for anyone with an overbearing dad.

It comes well recommended.


(Last Updated October 13, 2017 10:40 am )