Indie Edge: A Quick And Easy Survival Guide To Alt Comics
Apr 18, 2019
Hey…we get it. There are a lot of titles coming to your local comic shop every month. So many in fact that it is easy to miss your next must-read hitting store shelves. Well, thank goodness Natasha "CannonDollX" Stagmer is here!
Every month, Indie Edge brings the ever-changing, ever-diversifying world of independent, creator-owned comics directly to you. If you’re looking for more of the expected – something familiar and safe – then you are in the wrong place! RUN NOW! These titles are right on the fringe of the mainstream, outside the borders of conventional taste, and have dove completely over the edge of and headfirst into independent thought.
(W) Joe Benitez, M. M. Chen (A) Martin Montiel (A/CA) Brian Ching, Joe Benitez
Lady Mechanika journeys to the Spanish countryside to hunt a demonic creature allegedly stalking the local bar n's son, but she quickly begins to suspect there's more to the case than meets the eye. What dark secrets are the Bar n and his wife so desperately trying to hide? Features a main story drawn by guest artist Brian Ching (Supergirl, Star Wars) with a prologue by Benitez and Montiel.
Phantoms, specters, spirits, and ghosts! Detective Zeke King has crossed paranormal paths with all of them in his search to explain the unexplained. But after being kidnapped and forced to work a cryptic case involving a dead man floating in the river, Zeke's latest adventure may be his last!
(W) Max de Radigues, Aleshia Jensen (A) Max de Radigues
It all begins with a relationship update on social media. Summer vacation is about to begin, and Simon discovers the change just as his supposed girlfriend leaves to spend two months in a seaside village. Determined to find out what went wrong, Simon decides to hitchhike 350 miles to find her. With just his backpack and a few snacks, he sneaks out of the house and hits the road but he quickly discovers that he isn't quite prepared for the journey. But that's only half the story. Unaware of the miscommunication, Louise is dealing with social challenges of her own. This is a story about two people in love and the chaos that happens when technology gets in the way.
(W) Kevin Eastman, David Avallone (A) Kevin Eastman, Troy Little (A/CA) Ben Bishop
The saga of Shane "Books" Bookman continues: the one-time mega-successful comic book creator fallen on hard times finds those times getting even harder. With his back to the wall, Books fends off mobsters, stars in a documentary, falls in love, sells his soul... and it's only the second issue! Co-created by Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and David Avallone (Elvira, Bettie Page). Script by David Avallone, art by Ben Bishop (The Aggregate, TMNT Macro-Series), Kevin Eastman, and Troy Little (Rick and Morty, Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas).
"Come to me and I will heal your broken heart." These words, spoken by a sweet-voiced angel, lead Wulfborne the Adventurer into a dark and creature-filled Underworld. As he battles his way through Minotaurs, Fish-Monsters and other strange creatures, he struggles with a promise he made to his lost love, Luna. To make matters worse he is warned back at every turn by strange and broken travelers. Will Wulfborne find what he seeks at the bottom of the Underworld or does something far deadlier lie in wait? Collects the complete three issue Wulfborne series!
The graphic novel that became a major motion picture! Geeky fertility researcher Peter Cotton is bitten by a mutant rabbit and changes into the half-man/half-bunny Rottentail. What's a boy to do? Why, take a hippity, hoppity trip home of course! Peter begins a bloody killing spree of revenge that culminates in his childhood hometown of Easter Falls.