What do you get if you cross nerds, ninjas and the 1980s – why Satan Ninja 198X of course?! Adam Dravian and Jessica Safron’s 80s-inspired webcomic of rad-ness was one of our favourite discoveries of 2015 and so we had to talk to them about the inspiration for this amazing series – and it truly is an epic! We find out about Adam’s rock star past, discover Jessica’s favourite 80s metal albums and get the answer to why blood and boobs are OK to put into a webcomic!
In the world of Overrun, people are computer files with names like .Doc and .JPEG. But when a deadly virus turns the files into infected zombies there is only one rag tag group of heroes who can save the day, led by amnesiac Cooper and struggling reality star The Sarge Overrun is packed full of more tech in-jokes than a dozen reddit sub threads. We catch up with writers Andi Ewington and Matt Woodley on what file type they would be?
As you would expect from a title published under the legendary Heavy Metal banner, Interceptor is packed full of punk-ish attitude, edge of the seat story-telling and punch-you-in-face visuals.
What if the world of superheroes was run by a private corporation? Forget ‘great power’ and ‘great responsibility’ in Hero Hourly, all our heroes care about is not getting screwed out of their benefits or losing out on overtime.
For their follow up to The Last Sheriff, Reckless Hero’s Chris Jenkins and Chris Imber have gone for a tale that better fits their bombastic ’90s video game inspired visuals with mercenary team book Operation Boom!
This week’s Kickstarter of the week is Anime-inspired intergalactic adventure Galaxy Girl (In Outer Spaaaaaaaace – which must be said in an exaggerated voice!). This hyper-coloured all-ages adventure anthology is the brainchild of Andrew Taylor who is looking to fund a limited print run and more fantastic adventures from his intergalactic crew of misfits.
With 2016 now in full swing, the time has come for convention season to get underway and first out of the gate is the trip down to Cheltenham Racecourse as neither the heavy winds or torrential rain seemed enough to dampen the spirits of the fans, creators or agents alike making their pilgrimage to the new con on the block, True Believers Comic Festival 2016.
If you are in any way shape or form offended by crass humour, foul language and unnecessary violence then whatever you do, DO NOT READ Man vs Rock.
“So how do I kill him?” is the question posed by superhero hitman Duke at the beginning of each chapter of superhero webcomic Turncoat. Unfortunately Duke is not quite as heroic as the people he is sent to assassinate (even Bug Boy!) yet he still manages to do the job, albeit badly! We catch up with Turncoat writer Ryan O’Sullivan and artist Plaid Klaus to find out why humour is so important in their comics and why lead character Duke doesn’t get all the best lines.
This week’s essential Kickstarter campaign Morgan’s Organs reads like an adult version of Disney’s Inside Out and sees the little people who live inside the body of uni student Morgan, attempting to deal with a barren run in his love life. Packed full of crude humour and plenty of bodily function gags, writer Daniel Brodie and artist Robert Jennex are looking to get funding for finishing and printing the first issue of this hilarious new indie comic.