RELEASING THIS SUMMER
what is THE FORMULA?
THE FORMULA is a 5-volume graphic novel series, an urban superhero story created and illustrated by The Johnsons, Alonzo Espinoza, Ross Hughes and Tobin Racicot.
As we prepare to release VOLUME #2, you can still catch up with #1 IN OUR STORE and BOOKS ARE SOLD FOR DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL FORMAT!
Created by the iconic director and comic book fanatic Kevin Smith, JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SECRET STASH in Redbank, New Jersey was the first local comic book to ever show us love by holding our graphic novel. If you’re a native or near the area, get your copy and demand more!
Pioneer and legendary animator/director LARRY HOUSTON (X-Men, Captain Planet, Fantastic Four) sat down to sign a copy of THE FORMULA at AnimePasadena, by drawing Romeo Jones aka “Thunderstorm”.
EXPERIENCE THE SOUNDS OF CITY
Listen to the SOUNDTRACK as you read, now available on the NFT Platform AUDIUS! It contains 6 original orchestral tracks scored by the co-creator and artist of the series, Aaron Johnson.
Anyone can become a superhero, with the right look. Get in gear with our official merch in Men and Women’s sizes from our store at AnimeHipHop.
If you’re in or near downtown Burbank, CA, get your softcover copy of Volume #1 at the iconic BLAST FROM THE PAST comicbook shop.
RECAP: Volume 1
Ashley “Ashtray” Jones became the Captain of the LAFD 54th Fire Battalion and during one fateful night, his team is called to Skid Row to a massive apartment fire. Though he saves the lives of many, he doesn’t survive the burns from the rescue mission. His surviving family relocates to Bayview, watched over by his dear friend Marc Bronson. That’s where our story begins…
Follow his sons, Romeo and Jay Jones, as they unwillingly become the heroes they wish they had, in a city where almost everyone is a supervillain.
MEET THE CREATORS
Fredrick, Aaron and Eli Johnson created this series back in 2012. Just entering their college years, the artistic siblings tag-teamed with their father whom envisioned a screenplay and film loosely inspired by people and events in their real lives, now currently in production at their own film studio at Wonderland Studios in Castaic, California. Learn more about them each here.
enter the nft store
YOU’VE READ THE BOOK, NOW GET READY TO EXPERIENCE THE FORMULA NFT COLLECTION! INTERACT WITH THE STORY AND CHARACTERS IN A WHOLE NEW DIGITAL WORLD AND CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY OF FANS AND FRIENDS!
...The setup is intriguing, providing a potent motivation for the Jones brothers and whetting readers’ interest in learning more about the storyline’s several strands. Dialogue, too, is a strength, deftly revealing plot and character across a range of voices…. Readers should be eager for further developments in this promising superhero series.
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