Not all indie comics have to be about angsty superheroes or moody monochrome slice of life tales. Sometimes it’s OK to put together some weird pictures and some surreal characters and call them a story. We take a look at three of these such quirky tales in our latest indie comics round-up featuring: Adam and Gill’s Trivia Game, Mooncop and Mr Unpronouceable and the Sect of The Bleeding Eye.
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The western may not feel like the most modern of genres, but it’s one that is getting a bit of a renaissance on the indie and small press scene thanks to some imaginative ideas and a few slightly more old fashioned ones too. We look at some of the best indie western books including: High Noon Rising by James Mulholland, Reddin from Dead Canary Comics and West: Justice from Angry Candy comics.
Fantasy action, full spread battles and a host of incredible, heroic chracters, it’s the Battlecats and they’re here to win you over. Set in the fantastical world of Valderia Battlecats invokes nostalgic feelings of Saturday morning cartoons, but will these new creations live up to thire name as fearsome felines or will they just end up as timid tabby cats?
Magic is always a source of good stories in comics, with outlandish characters and colorful spells filling every panel on every page. However, the occult is a different type of magic, one seen as a lot darker and something Ken Reynolds now attempts to imbue into his new supernatural comic, Cognition, which follows an unlikely duo seeking out the mystical for the British Government. But can Cognition bewitch readers or will it end up being banished?
There are few publishers out there who have a better hit rate than Nobrow Press. With an immaculate attention to detail, a huge variety of styles and subjects, as well as production values that are second to none, they put out some of the most exciting and innovative books on the shelves today. We look at two very different new releases – Wren McDonald’s cyberpunk sci-fi extravaganza SP4RX and a new adventure for Luke Pearson’s Scandi super tyke in Hilda and the Stone Forest.
Treading the boards via TPub (home of Tortured Life, Twisted Dark and Turncoat), writer Neil Gibson is taking a bow with Theatrics webcomic, about an actor who uses his talent to reinvent himself after a life changing attack. But will Theatrics belong on the stage with TPub’s other fantastic titles, or will it be in need of an early curtain close?
Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton pool their resources as field archaeologist and Illustration graduate to bring us MULP: Sceptre of the Sun. Think Indiana Jones featuring rodents, with all the thrills, spills and excavation notes you would expect of the pulp genre.
After bringing vibrancy to other creators’ indie comics, Shaun Dobie, colourist of the the Red Mask from Mars, has returned to his own book Descending Outlands in time for this weekend’s Melksham Comic Con which will see the debut of issue 3 of his interstellar caper. But can Dobie make another out of this world issue, or will it fall back down to Earth with a bump?
Sam Webster is a veteran of the UK convention circuit thanks to his superhero series Joe Cape. However, Sam is now flexing his artistic muscles with Unfamiliar Skies, about a rebellious young girl adventuring through the cosmos. Launching at this weekend’s Melksham Comic Con after a successful Kickstarter campaign, will this title be another blast off success or will it end up lost in space?
Released at last weekend’s Bristol Comics Expo, David Broughton’s Shaman Kane feels like it could have been plucked from a classic edition of 2000 AD, which is no real surprise as he made his name on 2000 AD fanzines like Zarjaz and Dog Breath. But will his own comic about a space faring law man who deals with some very supernatural enemies be magical or will it be lost in space?