The Kabul Incident: A Weir Codex Novella

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 14, 2014

The Kabul Incident: A Weir Codex Novella by Mat Nastos

The Kabul Incident: A Weir Codex Novella
by Mat Nastos

The thrilling prequel to the Best Selling SciFi novel, The Cestus Concern.

Release Date: Available NOW!
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Synopsis: The action-packed prequel to the #1 Best Selling Sci-Fi Novel, THE CESTUS CONCERN.

Assigned to monitor and maintain the Project Hardwired cyborg warrior, Designate Cestus, Engineer First Class Scott Brazier finds himself deep behind enemy lines when everything goes wrong. Caught between terrorists bent on killing him at any cost and a cybernetic super soldier gone rogue, Brazier is forced to face his foes alone.

All that stands between the world and unleashed chemical warfare is a small computer technician out on his first mission.

Fans of films like “Bourne Identity” or “Smoking Aces,” or the comics of Deadpool and Wolverine, will love the over-the-top science fiction action of “THE KABUL INCIDENT” and the entire WEIR CODEX series by Mat Nastos.

Review: “Nastos continues to show why he is the next great voice in sci-fi. —Rob Liefeld, Creator of Deadpool, Cable, Youngblood and X-force, and founder of Image Comics Full Story →


Posted by Mat Nastos on August 11, 2014

On August 17, 2014, the latest addition to the WEIR CODEX series of books, THE KABUL INCIDENT, will be released. The new novella is a prequel that finally reveals what happened in the ill-fate last mission Designate Cestus was assigned to right before the events of THE CESTUS CONCERN. It also leads directly into the events in WEIR CODEX Book 3, THE CESTUS CORRUPTION, which is due out in November 2014, and is a great jumping on place for new readers to enter the high-octane world of Malcolm Weir.


(Before you check out the story, you can take a look at a preview of the novella’s cover right HERE!)

So sit back, strap yourself in, and be prepared for the ride of your lifetime as you read the first chapter of THE KABUL INCIDENT. Full Story →

9 Bad-Ass Action Flicks That Inspired The Weir Codex Novels

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 8, 2014

In preparation for my release of the next installment of the Weir Codex series, THE KABUL INCIDENT novella (available in print and digital formats August 17, 2014!), I wanted to take a couple of minutes and talk about some of the influences behind my writing. As anyone familiar with me knows, I am an action film junkie. Since childhood, I’ve had an insatiable hunger for action, sci-fi and martial arts films. That love — starting with films like “Enter the Dragon,” “Black Belt Jones,” and “Star Wars” in the 70s, to “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Predator,” and “Terminator” in the 80s, and anything with Jean Claude Van Damme or Brandon Lee in the 90s — has continued to blossom and grow ever since.

Those films, and a steady diet of Chinese Kung-Fu movies and action-Anime from Japan, are the core, the essence, and the inspiration for the hardcore action-adventure stories I write. Full Story →

Exclusive Print for the 2014 Amazing Houston Comic Con

Posted by Mat Nastos on August 2, 2014

At the end of August I’ll be appearing at the Amazing Houston Comic Book Convention at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. One of the most exciting parts of the show for me (outside of getting to meet and talk to fans) is that I’ll be premiering an all new, con-exclusive print limited to 100 signed & numbered copies! Check it out below!

The print features an over-flowing cast filled with some of my favorite comic, cartoon, and pop culture characters. It was colored by the ultra-talented, ultra-stylish Shelby Robertson. The print will be available for $20 at the show. Don’t miss it!

Un-numbered versions of the print are available in my ONLINE STORE.

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius

Indy Book Spotlight: Welcome to Deep Cove

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Posted by Mat Nastos on July 10, 2014

Blurb: At thirty-one, Garrett Willigins has finally earned his private investigator’s badge. Unfortunately, the bills haven’t stopped coming and building a solid reputation won’t happen overnight. Forced to take employment wherever they can, Garrett and his miniature dragon partner Merle, must dirty their hands any way possible to make a buck. Shoveling manure, chasing cats, and dock duty seem to be the order of the day.
Working off back rent for a notorious gangster isn’t the safest of jobs on a good day, but when the other workers start turning up dead, Garrett finds himself elbow deep in a mystery that could spell a quick end to his short P.I. career.

Bio: Grant Reed has a background in business management, computer programming, and computer networking. He would much rather be out fishing though, so he spends his time writing and working contract jobs. He lives in Lively Ontario, Canada with his wife Robin, and their two children Aidan and Megan.

You can find out more on Grant’s website at:
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Quick note: Right now you can save 30% on the book over on Smashwords with the coupon code: WX98N . Don’t miss out on this cool book!

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius

New Exclusive Print for Amazing Houston Comic Con 2014

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Posted by Mat Nastos on July 7, 2014

Hot off the drawing board. Here is the black and white line art for the exclusive print I’m doing for the 2014 Amazing Houston Comic Con. The full color version will be available for pick-up at the show at the end of August 2014.

This piece was a ton of fun for me — and a huge challenge. This is a new style for me and a format that I haven’t done before. It is very much inspired by Capcom/anime super-deformed pin-ups. Hope you guys like it!

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius

Indy Comic Find: The Actual Roger #3 Out July 15!

Posted by Mat Nastos on June 30, 2014

THE ACTUAL ROGER – the kooky ongoing saga of low-flying, nine-year-old superhero sidekick Roger Beaman – continues!

With his first superhero battle ending with him totally humiliating his new superhero boss, losing the guy’s irreplaceable heirloom pen and spontaneously contracting into something the size, shape and disposition of a golf-ball just when Magnanimo needed him most, the future of their partnership does not look pretty…

Now a virtual prisoner in the superhero’s “Fortress of Fraternity”, Roger tries to resign himself to his fate. But before he can even settle in for his first night he gets word that the big plan to protect his family from super-villains by removing him from home may have already backfired! He’s gotta get back there! But wait! He’s rooming with a superhero! Magnanimo can help! OR CAN he…especially when they find a new, totally destructive and really annoying menace zeroing in on BOTH of them at that very moment….!

BIO FOR HANK TUCKER: Hank has been in animation for over three decades both as a story artist (most recently the new Road Runner Theatrical Shorts for Warners and Planes for Disney) and as a producer/director on several series including two of the three seasons of The Tick animated series for Fox. He’s currently storyboarding on a feature called “Wish”, being written and directed by Cory Edwards (“Hoodwinked”)…

Preview: Cover to THE KABUL INCIDENT

Posted by Mat Nastos on June 27, 2014

This just arrived in my email inbox: rough layout for the cover to the upcoming Weir Codex novella, THE KABUL INCIDENT. The short novel takes place before the events in THE CESTUS CONCERN and lead into the third novel in the series, THE CESTUS CORRUPTION, due out later this year. The art is by Cesar Madarro.

Man With The Iron Heart Chapter 1 Preview on WattPad

Posted by Mat Nastos on May 23, 2014

I will be releasing the first few chapters of my upcoming novel, MAN WITH THE IRON HEART, for my readers and loyal fans to preview over on WattPad. I’m excited for the new book because it heads off into a new area for me — World War 2. If you’re a fan of things like Hellboy, Supernatural, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Dresden Files, Angel, or Highlander, then I think you’re going to love “Man With The Iron Heart.”

Chapter 1 is available for free viewing right now, so get on over and check it out!

-Mat Nastos, Super Genius

Elflord Sneak Peek!

Posted by Mat Nastos on May 20, 2014

As long time fans of mine know, I own the rights to a good chunk of the comics that Aircel put out back in the 80s/90s — to be more specific, I own the material Barry Blair produced in his long and rather productive career. Barry was a great friend of mine and my mentor as a young artist. He was the guy who first hired me to draw Elfquest back while I was working for Joe Orlando at DC Comics and still a student at the School of Visual Arts (back in about 1993/94). Barry knew of my love for the work he had done, and my obsession with Elflord (and Dragonforce, but that’s a topic for another time).

One of my goals since Barry passed away was to bring back his baby and do it in a big way. Well, here is a sneak preview of what the amazingly talented Tony Vassallo and I are going to be doing with the new Elflord comic. The book is going to pick up the tale of Hawk and Windblade 20 years after the last Elflord comic and show what has happened after the Sidhe Queen has conquered their homeland. We’re going to give you some of the most insanely high-octane action and adventure ever seen in a fantasy comic. Check out the first two pages for a quick taste of what is to come!

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-Mat Nastos, Super Genius



Mat Nastos has been a film/tv artist, director and writer since the early 1990s. His work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warp Graphics, Playboy and Highlights for Kids, and has been seen everywhere from the SyFy Channel and Disney to Cinemax.

He is the author of the Best Selling novel, THE CESTUS CONCERN.

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