Hot on the heals of the exciting events from the past couple of days (including the Wales Online feature on our merry artist Simon Williams, plus yesterdays interviews with Simon and David Hasselhoff on BBC Radio Wales), we at the Retro Comics Group HQ are proud to reveal the album artwork for the mighty JON MIKL THOR‘s latest masterpiece, THOR – ARISTOCRAT OF VICTORY!

The Mighty JON MIKL THOR's newest album, THOR - ARISTOCRAT OF VICTORY! Cover artwork by Simon Williams

The Mighty JON MIKL THOR’s newest album, THOR – ARISTOCRAT OF VICTORY!
Cover artwork by Simon Williams

 

The album, which features a new cover produced and drawn by Simon Williams is now available to download on iTunes and Amazon… and features tracks including our merry artists personal favourite, THUNDERSTRIKER. This is hard-hitting muscle rock… as only THOR, the ROCK WARRIOR can provide! Go and purchase this awesome album now… and ROCK THE CITY!

Don’t forget to watch this space… for we’ll be announcing some more THOR related news VERY soon!

Here's an exclusive preview of JON MIKL THOR's upcoming appearance in RETRO TALES!

Here’s an exclusive preview of JON MIKL THOR’s upcoming appearance in RETRO TALES!

Yes folks… we can now finally announce our latest super-special guest-star! Lightning will finally strike again, and there will be thunder on the tundra… as the legendary king of muscle rock, JON MIKL THOR will be appearing in RETRO TALES! The one and only ROCK WARRIOR will be returning to the world of comics to team-up with the Discotronic Funk Commandos, the HOFF and some other super special guest-stars that we can’t name (yet)!

Not only is the Rock Warrior going to be appearing in the pages of our comic, but THOR will be promoting RETRO TALES on both his upcoming U.S. Tour and his new album, THUNDERSTRYKE 2 (which features an alternate cover and artwork by our very own “Sizzling” Simon Williams!)! Our merry artist, who is a huge fan of THOR had this to say:”I can’t put into words how proud I am to be collaborating with another of one of my all-time heroes! I am a HUGE fan of THOR, both as a person and his music, and I can’t begin to say how many pages I’ve drawn listening to his UNCHAINED, ONLY THE STRONG and THUNDERSTRYKE albums! I can honestly say that working with THOR has been a career highlight and an absolute pleasure. Plus, he’s one of the nicest, most fan-friendly guys you could ever wish to talk to.. either here, or on Asgard!”. In a show of mutual admiration, the Heavy Metal Thunder God had these VERY kind words to say about Simon: “The comic and entertainment business is ever evolving…a machine of intertwining ideas that groan and bend – an enigma, with technology becoming a mystery of metamorphosis. It is with great pleasure and honour to see a beacon in the night, a shining star of creativity and talent… may I present Simon Williams. He has a resume a mile long with glories of the past but is also the future of this industry. In my dealings with him, he is someone you can count on to deliver the goods. He has original skills far beyond those of mortal men. Simon Williams has become a great friend and fellow entrepreneur. Hail to Simon and RETRO TALES!”

Keep watching this space for more news on THOR’s upcoming appearances in RETRO TALES… and be sure to check out THOR CENTRAL -the official website of THOR the ROCK WARRIOR!

 

Thor the Rock Warrior will team-up with the Discotronic Funk Commandos to battle METALHEAD!

Thor the Rock Warrior will team-up with the Discotronic Funk Commandos to battle METALHEAD!

… because we’ve got some super exciting news coming your way! Be sure to come back on Tuesday, for a special announcement regarding ANOTHER super-special guest-star coming soon to RETRO TALES! Watch this page on Tuesday when we proudly reveal who will be joining the Discotronic Funk Commandos and the Hoff in RETRO TALES… it’s enough to make Stan “the man” Lee shout EXCELSIOR!

 

Metalhead vs... who? Find out on Tuesday!

Metalhead vs… who? Find out on Tuesday!

Check this out, Funkamaniacs! The Hoff is a special guest at this years Fan Expo Canada, where he has met up with none other than Nick Fury’s REAL boss… the legendary STAN LEE!!! Here is the Hoff with Stan… who is holding the new Heroes Of Fearless Freedom poster by RETRO TALES artist Simon Williams! A very proud moment for our merry artist (who literally cried tears of joy upon seeing this pic)!! David will be presenting Stan some exclusive Retro Tales artwork this weekend, so keep a look out for further news true believers! I’d like to say an extra special big thanks to David Hasselhoff for this amazing photo, and to Stan for being “the MAN”!

We’d also like to send an extra special shout-out to our wonderful friends from the Hoff Army… a group of the Hoff’s loyal fans who have been working so hard to help promote RETRO TALES for us via Facebook and Twitter! Thank you guys and gals… as a great man would say, you’re HOFFTASTIC!!!

The Hoff with the legendary Stan 'the Man' Lee... along with the latest poster for the upcoming Heroes Of Fearless Freedom by artist Simon Williams!

The Hoff with the legendary Stan ‘the Man’ Lee… along with the latest poster for the upcoming Heroes Of Fearless Freedom by artist Simon Williams!

Captain Massachusetts - no more! Who will be the NEW Discotronic Funk Commando?

Captain Massachusetts – no more! Who will be the NEW Discotronic Funk Commando?

Due to the request of Barry Gibb and his management, unfortunately the Captain Massachusetts character will NOT be appearing in RETRO TALES as one of the Discotronic Funk Commandos. While this is an unfortunate development, we of course respect Barry’s wishes, and continue to be fans of both Barry and the Bee Gees.

As for the Funk Commandos and RETRO TALES? Worry not, Funkamanics… we will be Stayin’ Alive! We are already working on plans to introduce a new member to the Funk Commandos… which will be the basis of an exciting storyline during the series! Who will it be? Only time will tell….

 

Also, don’t forget to check out this HOFFtastic new teaser trailer for RETRO TALES and the upcoming HOFF – Heroes Of Fearless Freedom! Be sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel as well… we have more exciting stuff coming your way!

Artist Simon Williams poses with his long-time hero, and upcoming RETRO TALES guest-star David Hasselhoff... soon to spin (H)off into his own comic-book!

Artist Simon Williams poses with his long-time hero, and upcoming RETRO TALES guest-star David Hasselhoff… soon to spin (H)off into his own comic-book!

This past weekend at the London Film and Comic Con, the RETRO TALES gang met up with our upcoming special guest-star… the legendary DAVID HASSELHOFF!! The Hoff, who was the convention’s special guest was there signing autographs and chatting to fans… and also helped us to promote the upcoming RETRO TALES and THE HOFF comic books! We are so proud to be working with not only a Hollywood legend, but a genuinely awesome guy! Check out these photos from this past saturday courtesy of Matthew Grant…. where we also met other legends, such as Diamond Dallas Page, Stevie Richards, Andrew Robinson and the lovely Dee Wallace!

BIG thanks to the crew at LLFC for taking good care of us as well… we had a wonderful time!

 

The Hoff poses with RETRO TALES artist Anthony D. Lee and Simon Williams (who looks like Peter Dinklage in between them both)!

The Hoff poses with RETRO TALES artist Anthony D. Lee and Simon Williams (who looks like Peter Dinklage in between them both)!

A proud fan poses with his new "Dont Hassel the Hoff!" t-shirt!

A proud fan poses with his new “Dont Hassel the Hoff!” t-shirt, signed by both David Hasselhoff and RETRO TALES artist Simon Williams!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Simon Williams meets WCW/WWE legend and innovator of the groundbreaking DDPYoga... Diamond Dallas Page!

Artist Simon Williams meets WCW/WWE legend and innovator of the groundbreaking DDPYoga… Diamond Dallas Page!

ECW legend Stevie Richards, aka Big Stevie Cool!

ECW legend Stevie Richards, aka Big Stevie Cool! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The awesome Andrew Robinson... of Dirty Harry and Star Trek: DS9 fame!

The awesome Andrew Robinson… of Dirty Harry and Star Trek: DS9 fame!

The wonderful Dee Wallace! Star of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and The Howling!

The wonderful Dee Wallace! Star of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and The Howling! 

 

 

It's HOFFicial!! David Hasselhoff is coming to RETRO TALES!!

It’s HOFFicial!! David Hasselhoff is coming to RETRO TALES!!

We here at the Retro Comics Group are EXTREMLY proud to announce one of the super special guest-stars for the upcoming RETRO TALES comic book…. none other than the legendary TV/Hollywood star DAVID HASSELHOFF!!! Yes folks, the Hoff will make his official comic-book debut in RETRO TALES, and will be teaming up with the Discotronic Funk Commandos… and will then spin (H)off into his own action packed comic book! RETRO TALES artist Simon Williams got in contact with the Hoff via his website, and has since spoken to the legendary Knight Rider star several times: “I am so incredibly proud to be able to announce this… getting to speak to David and exchange ideas for this has been beyond awesome. It’s very surreal, but also very, very cool when my mobile rings… and it’s David Hasselhoff!! David has told me that I’m officially “Hofftastic”… possibly the most amazing compliment of my career!!”

The Hoff character, co-created by the Hoff and Simon will appear as a time-travelling agent of H.O.F.F. (Heroes Of Fearless Freedom), and will team-up with the Funk Commandos in a history-making special team-up issue when RETRO TALES is released later this year… and will be co-written by Simon Williams and David Hasselhoff. Simon is looking forward to meeting the Hoff at the London Film and Comic Con in July: “I literally can’t believe it… I’m a long-time fan of Davids. It’s going to be amazing… I genuinely can’t wait!”

Check out the pics below of the Hoff sporting his new t-shirt, drawn exclusively by Simon Williams! We told you big things were going to happen… stay tuned as we’ll be announcing yet another super special guest-star VERY soon!

The Hoff parties wearing his new t-shirt, drawn by Simon Williams!! From David Hasselhoff's official twitter account @DavidHasselhoff.

The Hoff parties wearing his new t-shirt, drawn by Simon Williams!! From David Hasselhoff’s official twitter account @DavidHasselhoff.

David Hasselhoff at Supanova in Sydney, Austrailia.

Guys n’ gals… cats n’ kittens! As promised on our groovy Facebook page earlier today, here’s an exclusive preview of the first funktastic page of RETRO TALES issue 1!!! Artist Simon Williams has totally redrawn the page from scratch, and it now features mind-blowing old-school colours by “Amazing” Anthony D. Lee! The finished comic will feature all-new lettering by Hde… with Andy Frankham-Allen cracking the whip!

Hope you guys like it… be sure to let us know what you think!

Let there be FUNK!

Let there be FUNK! Page 1 of the upcoming RETRO TALES issue 1!

We here at Retro Tales are proud to bring you the debut of the new-look Dancing Queen and Afro-man! Yes folks, it was time for a change…. we heard the cries of “Sweet Christmas, Dazzler!” and have upgraded two of our funky heroes with brand new costumes!! All NEW! All DIFFERENT! All FUNKYYYYYYY!

Afro-man and Dancing Queen in their ALL-NEW costumes!

Afro-man and Dancing Queen… all suited up in their BRAND NEW costumes, and ready to boogie!

 

Costumes designs and artwork by our very own “Sizzling” Simon Williams!

The YMCAgent ™

The YMCAgent ™

… would you funky cats and kittens be interested in t-shirts or other merchandise featuring the Discotronic Funk Commandos, and other characters from RETRO TALES? Are you a Metalhead, willing to show your support for the rock ‘n roll nightmare…  or maybe you’re a reserve for the Funk Commandos? You may even like to show your appreciation for the YMCAgent! Then again… you may secretly be one of the agents of M.O.H.A.W.K!

Let us know what you want to see folks, and we’ll see what we can do. We want to hear from YOU!