In Part II of this interview, we caught up with Chaos! Comics creator Brian Pulido to get his view on Dynamite Entertainment’s re-launch of the Chaos! Comics line.


Q: Dynamite Entertainment acquired the other Chaos! Comics characters, including Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity and has been publishing them for about a year. Have you seen them?

BP: Yes. I’m happy to share my opinions on the topic.

Q. How did you lose control of Chaos! Comics and the characters you are known for, including Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, etc.?

BP: I had made a series of financial and strategic mistakes and we were upside down financially. So in August of 2002, Chaos! Comics filed for bankruptcy. All the above-mentioned characters were considered assets of the company. Consequently, during the bankruptcy auction, a business called Tales of Wonder purchased the assets. Tales of Wonder then made a strategic publishing deal with Devil’s Due and published Evil Ernie in Santa Fe, a Purgatori series and an Evil Ernie / Hack Slash crossover.

Q. Did you read those books?

BP: I did and I was not fond of them. It begins with the title Evil Ernie in Santa Fe. There has never been a history of an Evil Ernie story title with such a milk toast name. Evil Ernie titles in the past were tougher like Revenge, Destroyer, War of the Dead, and Depraved. Evil Ernie in Santa Fe? Sounds like something you’d hear on the Travel Channel.

To say these books were watered down is putting it mildly.

Once those books failed, it would appear that Tales of Wonder sold the assets to Dynamite Entertainment.

Q. Do you know the people that run Dynamite Entertainment?

I knew Nick Barrucci well during the 90’s. He did a lot of business with Chaos! Comics.

Q. Has Nick Barrucci approached you about being involved in the Chaos! Comics re-launch?

BP: He did not.

Q. Do you have beef with him that he did not approach you about being involved?

BP: I don’t.

Q. Do you feel Nick Barrucci or Dynamite owe you anything?

BP: In relation to this topic, no.

Q. Have you read the new material, including Chaos!, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, et al?

BP: I have.

Q. What do you make of their re-launch?

BP: It occurs to me that Dynamite Entertainment is not the right publisher for the Chaos! Comics characters. They simply do not appear to understand the material. I liken the Dynamite Chaos! re-launch as Mumford & Sons fronting Guns & Roses. They are two things that don’t go together.

Q. You are not credited as creator inside the comic books. How do you feel about that?

BP: On the one hand, it stings. I spent nine plus years creating a universe of supernatural characters. I personally designed the characters, named them and gave them life. Dynamite doesn’t see fit to credit the work. That seems very out of tune with today’s trend of crediting creators and showing them the respect they accrue from their contribution to a work. You would not see Marvel or DC doing that.

On the other hand, if I were credited, then my concern would be that readers and fans would hold me accountable for the material they’re publishing. And to be clear, I am not associated in any way, shape or form with this re-launch.

Q. What would you recommend Dynamite Entertainment do to improve the quality of the Chaos! Comics line? 

BP: It’s easy to misconstrue the Chaos! Comics characters simply as assets. They were born out of my soul and my passion. I spoke through them and they spoke through me. I’m not here to educate them on what to do.

Q. If Dynamite wanted to hire you as editor-in-chief of their Chaos! Comics line, would you accept?

BP: I would not.

Q. What if they offered you a million dollars?

BP: It’s not about the money for me.

Q. What is specifically wrong with the Chaos! Comics re-launch?

BP: I know exactly what’s wrong, but it’s not my job to educate a publisher on their assets.

Q. How about the cover art?

BP: Some of it is quite nice, but you can’t enthrall readers with covers alone, right?

Q. How about the interior art?

BP: It ranges from decent to not my taste. Overall, the interior work lacks a guiding hand in delivering an outcome that would excite me to read the book.

Q. Well, what about the writers, Tim Seeley or Marc Andreyko?

BP: I’m quite fond of Tim and Marc personally. They are both very talented writers. I find Tim to be a charitable guy and that’s a quality I appreciate in people, but they were the wrong guys for the job. I realize that Tim frequently says that he was a fan of the Chaos! Comics universe and I believe him. It’s one thing to be a fan. It’s an entirely another thing to write the stuff.

I didn’t like Marc’s reboot of Chastity. To me it invalidated who Chastity Marks was.

The Purgatori story was… It was very sad to see how they handled my creation. Very, very sad.

Q. Do you have a beef with these guys?

BP: Not at all. I’m just not a fan of the work. No big deal.

Q. In closing, any final comments?

BP: I’m humbled and gratified by the outpouring of love and appreciation of my work from the fans. I’m not gonna name names, but there’s a Lady Death fan, who also happens to be in a motorcycle club. He’s a tough dude. He runs with a tough crowd. He contacted me the other day and says my work made him feel like a giddy kid and he’s excited about comic book collecting again. To get that kind of emotional reaction from such a tough guy, that’s what it is all about for me. That’s who I make comics for. The outsiders.



Support the Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter today if you have already! We’re down to the last week of the campaign!

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A couple of announcements from your friends at Coffin Comics and Lady Death Store!


It’s Lady Death’s 21st birthday and this calls for a celebration! This is a great time to pick up your favorite Lady Death books and merchandise because from NOW through Sunday, March 1, 2015, everything on Lady Death Store is 21% OFF at Lady Death Store! We apologize in advance, but Boundless Lady Death titles areexcludedfrom this offer.

This discount will be applied automatically during order checkout and cannot be used with other offers.

Again, this offer is only good through the weekend, so be sure not to miss it! Head over to Lady Death Store now!



We’re pleased to announce that the Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter Campaign broke $60,000in funding a couple of days ago and because of that, ourFOURTH stretch goal has been officially unlocked! To all of those who have already supported the Kickstarter, we don’t have enough words to thank you! YOU GUYS TOTALLY ROCK!

And there’s still 7 days left in the campaign! To recap, here’s what we’re doing to thank everyone for achieving the stretch goal milestones:



  1. GOAL #1: Kickstarter Exclusive Chaos Rules #1 Micro Print by Dheeraj Verma included with all pledges of $20 and above!
  2. GOAL #2: Kickstarter Exclusive Lady Death Micro Print by J. Scott Campbell included with all pledges of $20 and above!
  3. GOAL #3: All copies of the regular Chaos Rules #1 softcovers and hardcovers will now receive foil enhancements, free of charge!
  4. GOAL #4: Chaos Rules Commemorative Set (postcard, bookmark and vinyl sticker) included with all pledges of $20 and above!

As you can see, this is a lot of great campaign-exclusive stuff that backers can receive with a pledge as little as $20! If you’re you’re still on the fence about pledging, this is a great time to do it! There are only 7 days left in the campaign, so place your pledge before it’s too late!

Still not sure? We’ve also just added some brand new rewards for the final 7 days of the campaign!

 This bundle includes Lady Death: Dragon Wars #1 Very Naughty Edition and Lady Death: Pin Ups #1 Moon Glow Gold Edition, limited to just 69 serially numbered copies each! You’ll also receive the Chaos Rules #1 Graphic Novel (softcover) and the Digital Download Edition of Chaos Rules #1! $100 Pledge.






 This bundle includes Lady Death: Dragon Wars #1 Very Naughty Edition and Lady Death: Pin Ups #1 Moon Glow Gold Edition, limited to just 69 serially numbered copies each! You’ll also receive the Chaos Rules #1 Hardcover Graphic Novel and the Digital Download Edition of Chaos Rules #1! $120 Pledge.






The Chaos Rules #1 Graphic Novel (softcover) with a limited edition Lady Death pencil, ink and spot color drawing (5” x 7”) by Mike Wolfer! Each drawing is one of just 75 unique pieces, signed by Brian Pulido and Mike Wolfer, and exclusive to this Kickstarter! You’ll also receive the Digital Download Edition of Chaos Rules #1! $75 Pledge.





The Chaos Rules #1 Hardcover Graphic Novel with a limited edition Lady Death pencil, ink and spot color drawing (comic book sized) by Richard Ortiz. Original Ortiz art is rare to come by! Each drawing is one of just 75 unique pieces, signed by Brian Pulido and Richard Ortiz, and exclusive to this Kickstarter! You’ll also receive the Digital Download Edition of Chaos Rules #1! $125 Pledge.






LADY DEATH ARTWORK BUNDLE: This bundle gives you both of the Kickstarter-exclusive Lady Death pencil, ink and spot color drawings by Mike Wolfer and Richard Ortiz (limited to 75 pieces each), plus the Chaos Rules #1 Hardcover Graphic Novel! You’ll also receive the Digital Download Edition of Chaos Rules #1! $180 Pledge.

DELUXE NAUGHTY & ARTWORK BUNDLE: A comprehensive bundle including the Chaos Rules #1 Hardcover Graphic Novel, Lady Death: Dragon Wars #1 Very Naughty Edition, Lady Death: Pin Ups #1 Moon Glow Gold Edition and both Kickstarter-exclusive Lady Death full-body pencil, ink and spot color drawings by Mike Wolfer and Richard Ortiz (limited to 75 signed pieces each)! You’ll also receive the Digital Download Edition of Chaos Rules #1! $260 Pledge.

If you have already pledged on the Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter Campaign, please send us a message in Kickstarter if you’re interested in adding any of these rewards to your existing pledge!

Thanks again to everyone for their support! Because of you, Chaos Rules is not only going to be a reality, but the beginning of a whole new era here at Coffin Comics!



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Your Undead Diva has a couple of important announcements:



The Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter is still going strong, with over $55,000 pledged! We can’t thank you guys enough for all the support you have shown over the last couple of weeks! We are officially at our half-way point in the campaign, with three stretchgoals already met!






To recap, every backer with a pledge of $20 or greater is now receiving twocampaign-exclusive micro prints,FREE of charge! PLUS, all Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter Edition Graphic Novels and Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter Edition Hardcover Graphic Novels will now get FOIL ENHANCEMENTS!

Our next stretch goal is $60,000 and if we meet that goal, all backers who have pledged $20 or greater will also receive this cool Chaos Rules Commemorative Set:

If you haven’t already pledged, this is a great time to do it! For just a $20 pledge(which gets you the softcover graphic novel), you get a graphic novel with foil enhancements, two exclusive micro prints and potentially, this exclusive set! Do you have a Lady Death fan in your life? Tell them about our Kickstarter. Direct link here!


Lady Death: Apocalypse #4 is now available forpreorder at Lady Death Store! In addition to to the Apocalypse #4 issues, there are also some newly available rare variants from the ongoing Boundless Lady Death run, plus some killer box sets. Check them out!

There are several reasons why we’re the best place online to buy Lady Death: Apocalypse! Find out here!











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Layout 1The Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter Campaign has been a HUGE SUCCESS so far! In just a little over an hour when we launched on February 4, we reached goal and a little over a week later, we’re creeping up on $50,000 in funding! Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far!

If you’re still thinking about pledging, please do so! Every little bit counts! Click here for live link to the Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter!



When we reach $50,000, Stretch Goal #3 gets unlocked! WE CAN DO THIS!!!



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When we reach $50,000 on the Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter, we will add classic FOIL enhancements to the covers of these two editions: the Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter Edition Graphic Novel (softcover) and the Chaos Rules #1 Hardcover Graphic Novel!

That’s right! Every pledge that includes the softcover and/or hardcover will receive their editions foil-enhanced! Go 90’s!

NOTE: Are we going to foil enhance the logos? You bet. Are we going to try to push the boundaries and see what else we can do to make foil effects amazing? Undoubtedly.

If you haven’t already, please support the Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter! Every little bit counts!

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Indy Icon celebrates 21st Anniversary in style


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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (February 10, 2015) – Coffin Comics announced today the release of Lady Death #1 Diamond Edition in conjunction with the 21st anniversary of the historic Lady Death #1.

Lady Death #1 Diamond Edition, cover art by Steven Hughes, features a solid metal front cover, enhanced with an actual one-carat diamond appraised by Scottsdale Fine Jewelers at over six thousand dollars. This diamond is set in the hilt of Lady Death’s sword.

“In our storied career of groundbreaking special cover enhancements, the diamond edition is special,” says Coffin Comics publisher Brian Pulido. “We’ve been the first to introduce velvet, leather and metal covers to the comic book community. The diamond edition is a testament to the unbreakable, eternal quality of Lady Death, an independent comics icon for over two decades.”

Lady Death was first introduced to the world of comics in December 1991 with a guest-starring role in the infamous comic book series Evil Ernie. She then spun off into her own series Lady Death in February 1994 triggering in part the “bad Girl” movement that swept the comics industry in the nineties.

Since then, Lady Death has appeared in over one hundred comics in eight languages, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. She’s had an animated feature film, dozens of licenses and thousands of Lady Death tattoos adorn the bodies of her adoring fans.

For more information on Lady Death #1 Diamond Edition, click here.



Coffin Comics is an independent publishing company, founded in September 2007, founded by Chaos! Comics founder and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Coffin is dedicated to rock-n-roll inspired, supernatural tales and continues to craft authentically rare, limited edition comic books and assorted items for discerning collectors. For more information, please visit and

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2015 marks the year that we bring Lady Death back to the sword-wielding bad-ass that you all loved from the Chaos Comics! days! The Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter campaign is doing GREAT and it’s all thanks to our loyal FIENDS from across the globe! We truly appreciate everyone’s support! All backers in this campaign are an important part to making this brand new story possible! Haven’t checked out our Kickstarter yet? Click here!

For 2015, it should come as little surprise that we have named our convention tourLADY DEATH: RESURRECTION! Our next stop? Our home state of Arizona for the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, taking place President’s Day weekend, February 13-15 at the Phoenix Convention Center! Yep…that’s this weekend!

You’ll find us at Booth 115 at the show! Stop by and meet the core Coffin Comics team, including Francisca Pulido, Nick Gallegos and of course, the one and only Brian Pulido!

As always, Brian loves meeting everyone at shows! He will be available for signings throughout the weekend – he only asks that you make a small contribution to our charity of choice, Hero Initiative.

Also, be sure to attend our panel on Saturday at 5:00PM in Room A, hosted by Brian Pulido! Here, you will get the low-down on the upcoming Chaos Rules story arc, as well as glimpse of what the future beholds for Lady Death and Coffin Comics!

And now, for the show exclusives…



Six authentically rare exclusives will be available at the show! If you’re not local to Arizona or otherwise can’t make it out, that’s okay, too! We will be accepting preorders on all of these at Lady Death Store beginning February 13 at 9:00AM Arizona Time!


Cover illustrated by Paolo Pantalena. Written by Brian Pulido. Interior art by Dheeraj Verma. Get the inside scoop on the upcoming Lady Death original graphic novel, Chaos Rules! Spoiler warning: Secrets revealed inside! Limited to 200 serially numbered copies. $6.00.








Cover illustrated by Richard Ortiz (pencils) and Sanju Nivangune (color). Edition enhanced with real Swarovski crystals, designed by Francisca Pulido and applied by Mary Ciesynski! Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies! $40.00.









Cover illustrated by Richard Ortiz (pencils) and Sanju Nivangune (color). Premium card stock cover, limited to just 69 serially numbered copies! $40.00.










Artwork by Mike DeBalfo. A SOLID METAL trading card limited to just 99 serially numbered cards! $15.00.










Artwork by Monte Moore. Printed on premium gloss stock. Limited to just 69 serially numbered prints! $20.00.











Artwork by Richard Ortiz (pencils) and Sanju Nivangune (color). Printed on premium gloss stock. Limited to just 69 serially numbered prints! $20.00.












For those of your preordering these exclusives from Lady Death Store, please note that they ship beginning February 18, 2015.

We hope to see all of our Arizona FIENDS at the show! Also, if you haven’t already, please consider placing a pledge on our Kickstarter Campaign for Chaos Rules #1! Every little bit helps make Chaos Rules #1 and all future Lady Death tales happen! Best of all, we have some pretty damned wicked rewards!


These are our currently confirmed appearances through June 2015:





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Lady Creator Fills in the Blanks

Lady Death has a long and storied history in comics, but also a multitude of publishers. We caught up with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido to learn exactly what’s going on.


Q. We are here during the Kickstarter campaign of Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 from your imprint, Coffin Comics and wanted to understand the recent behind-the-scenes of the character. Lady Death abruptly vanished from comic book shelves with Boundless Comics’ Issue #25. What happened?

BP: To answer this question completely, I have to go back in time a little bit. When Boundless Comics pitched me on the idea of a new Lady Death monthly series, there were certain promises put in place by the publisher to me. Then, the series was launched and not long thereafter, we started having problems.

Initially, by agreement, I was providing “scriptments” from which writer Mike Wolfer would provide scripts. Around #18, I was cut out of the writing process all together with no notice.

To world at large, the book was coming out on a consistent monthly basis, but in my opinion, their promises to me were not being kept. Several of these promises were critical to the bottom line of my household and my family.

I attempted to resolve the matter directly with the publisher over a long period of time. Ultimately, we could not come to an agreement. So, I requested that Diamond Comics Distribution halt distribution of the Boundless series until we could resolve the matter and they did.

Months went on and we still could not reach an agreement. I filed a lawsuit against Avatar Press and Boundless Comics here in Arizona in June 2013. Avatar/Boundless launched a countersuit against me personally and against my business in November 2013.

We then spent from November through the following October resolving the matter. We finally reached a settlement on October 8, 2014. While I am not at liberty to discuss the settlement, what I can say is that I am now the sole owner of the intellectual property Lady Death, all of her stories, all characters related to her stories, her logo, etc.

Q. Why discuss this matter now?

BP: Several reasons. First, I’m interested in concluding that chapter in my life and moving forward. I’m also interested in giving the long-time fans and readers closure on where Lady Death went. All lawsuits are matters of public record anyway. If anyone wanted to find it, they could.

Q. Why are there two Lady Death Series now?

BP: Boundless Comics is allowed a final series entitled Apocalypse, which is currently being offered. AfterApocalypse, Boundless will no longer be involved in new Lady Death stories.

My company, Coffin Comics, is the new home for all future Lady Death stories, comics, merchandise and media – and the first new chapter of Lady Death is Chaos Rules #1. This is the beginning of an entirely new universe of supernatural adventure with Lady Death playing a leading role. If you liked the type of comics and mayhem I presented during my tenure at Chaos! Comics – the classic 90’s era – you will find that flavor here.

Q. How is Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 different from Avatar/Boundless Lady Death?

BP: The Avatar/Boundless run of Lady Death is firmly rooted in the medieval era in a fantasy realm called the Blacklands. There are a lot of trappings commonly associated with medieval fantasy in the Avatar/Boundless run. If you look at their Lady Death comics they are very colorful like a Saturday morning cartoon. In their books, you can see Lady Death fight a Triceratops. By contrast, the Coffin Comics Lady Death is set in the present. We begin in Hell, but this an interpretation of the underworld never before seen in a Lady Death story. Chaos Rules is set in a teeming city of all architecture from all time, piled onto itself. We operate from the original premise that Lady Death is a dark, brooding, cold-hearted anti-hero with the blood of Heaven and Hell running through her veins.

We took a long, hard look at what we would imagine Hell would be like and it will be far more brutal and ruthless than the Avatar/Boundless run. Our new chapter of Lady Death has much more in common with the tone and severity of story environments like Dredd, Road Warrior, and Escape from New York. Our Hell is filled with vile sinners – the very worst of humanity – and that’s where Lady Death finds herself. And to be honest with you, Lady Death is quite pleased to be there.

Q. From a story perspective, how is the Boundless Lady Death series and Lady Death: Chaos Rulesconnected?

BP: We address that very topic inside of the pages of Chaos Rules #1. Story continuity is very important to me, and I also understand that it is very important to fans. We will not leave people hanging! We address where the Avatar/Boundless run fits into Lady Death continuity overall.

Q. How do you see the future of Lady Death comics?

BP: Two summers ago, I spent the entire summer designing the next decade of Lady Death. I’m actually looking at her story for first five years right in my office as we speak. She will come to present-day Earth and as is inevitable, we will introduce other supernatural characters. Initially, she will dwell in Hell and discover fiendish new cities with horrific purposes. We will introduce new allies and new enemies and bring back a few favorites.

Q. Dynamite Entertainment acquired the other Chaos! Comics characters, including Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity and has been publishing them for about a year. Have you seen them?

BP: Yes. I’m happy to share to opinions on the topic.


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WOW!!! We’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve gotten in the Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter so far! We met our first stretch goal of $30,000 late last night and because of that, every backer that pledged $20 or more will also receive the exclusive 6.25×10″ Chaos Rules #1 Print by Dheeraj Verma!

But with 27 days to go, we’re still not done!!! Our next stretch goal is at the $40,000 level and we meet or exceed this funding amount, all backers that pledged $20 or more will also receive an additional micro print:

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This micro print features artwork by superstar J. Scott Campbell and is colored by Sabine Rich! Like the previous micro print, this one is exclusive to this Kickstarter! If we hit $40,000, all backers with $20 pledges are greater will get both of them! How cool is that?

If you haven’t already, pledge now!




– Your friends at Coffin Comics

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The Chaos Rules #1 Kickstarter is well underway and we’re already 150% funded! Thanks again for everyone’s loyal support!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be adding our first STRETCH GOAL to the Kickstarter momentarily:

CR1_Verma_Incentive_PrintIf we reach a stretch goal on our campaign of $30,000, we will be sending out a FREE Limited Edition Chaos Rules #1 6.25×10″ Print by Dheeraj Verma with every pledge of $20 or greater!

This print is exclusive to this stretch goal and it’s the only way to get it!










Can we reach $30,000? Yeah, we can SMASH this!!!



– Nick Napalm

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