Indie Edge: A Quick And Easy Survival Guide To Alt Comics
Feb 20, 2020
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.
Welcome to Indie Edge for February 2020! Let's see what's available to pre-order from comic shops now.
Dobbs is the lone human survivor of an artificial intelligence apocalypse. Tortured and interrogated by "mechs" who believe he is their creator, his only desire is to be freed from his torment... until he makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.
(W) Katie Batchelor, Shane Riches (A/CA) Jesus Antonio Hernandez Portaveritas
Unshakable. Irrepressible. Undefeatable. The most dangerous person on the planet lunges into action with the expertise and ferocity that made her a covert legend: to hunt down a ruthless international syndicate hellbent on seeing her dead first. Savage is a titan, unapologetic and ferocious, righteously consuming any depravity in her way. Challenging expectations.
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Evgeny Bornyakov (CA) Andy Clarke
If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?
Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as "Dead Day" - when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.
From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of exis-tential horror with grave consequences.
(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Travis Hymel (CA) Daniel Leister
Launching an all new "Archeopunk" genre! When a discovery turns our understanding of history upside down, we meet a couple who abruptly find themselves swept-up in a deep state conspiracy that threatens their world. Only, the year is 11,000 BCE, and their advanced world was nothing like we have been told. Nor does our couple know the role they will play in the survival of society's knowledge in the years to come.
(W) Shad Gaspard, Marc Copani (A/CA) Elder Messiah
April is WrestleMania season! Featuring the comic writing debuts of former WWE wrestlers, Shad Gaspard (member of Cryme Tyme) and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan)! Assassin and Son is a gritty urban-western set in present-day New York. Donovan Braddock is a one-man killing unit who works with a team of covert assassins known as "The Horsemen," When Braddock attempts to live a normal life and leave his old violent life behind he discovers that violence still follows him as his wife is cold-heartedly murdered in front of both him and his young son. Now with nothing to live for, this tragic event sends father and son on an epic journey of revenge and consequence that becomes their "Path of Vengeance."