We’ve seen a posse of sci-fi westerns ride into town in recent months, from big name gunslingers like Copperhead to indie desperadoes like Descending Outlands. But will The Last Sheriff from UK publisher Reckless Hero be quick on the draw at high noon and become the baddest book in town, or will it just end up another lily-livered pretender?
This month’s Best of ComiXology Submit features: science-faction, past lives thriller Deep Soul; 1980s inspired time travel, complete with Nazi robots in Henna Hanson Must Save Prom; 90s inspired western action from Reckless Hero Studios in The Last Sheriff; ultraviolent action in Revenger; and the return of animals vs. aliens adventures War of The Woods.
It’s not often you read a ‘post-apocalyptic’ tale where everyone is actually better off after a population eliminating exodus, but that’s the unique twist in Sam Read’s brilliant sci-fi mini series Exit Generation. (Plus there’s also some evil aliens just to make sure everyone isn’t completely happy with their lot). We caught up with Sam to find how he would get on in his own accidental utopian world or if he’d wish that he’d headed for the stars with everyone else!
What is it about kids in comics moving to a new town and thinking everyone is up to no good? Well in the case of Oni Press’ new kids horror comics Alabaster Shadows then all really isn’t quite as it seems. This Goosebumps meets Goonies tale is being released digitally in weekly chapters on ComiXology and so we caught up with creators Matt Gardner and Rashad Doucet to find out whether their childhood homes had secret doorways to another world hidden inside them!
Archie Comics’ Dark Circle imprint continues to revive long-forgotten Golden Age properties with The Shield #1, which sees this Captain America-style hero replaced with a different kind of lead and some more modern ideas on heroism. But can this American Icon’s new title fight the good fight on the shelves, or this one book which is just too revolutionary to succeed?
Saga scribe Brian K. Vaughan and Wonder Woman artist Cliff Chiang deliver a tale of believable pre-teen girls getting pulled off their beaten rounds into unbelievable shenanigans in this ’80s inspired, double-sized debut issue of Paper Girls #1 for Image Comics.
Part of the new-look Archie Universe that was kickstarted by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ Archie #1, writer Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) have joined forces to bring us Jughead #1, the ongoing comic series revolving around Archie’s crown-wearing, non-stop eating best friend. Tie your napkins about your necks because Jughead #1 is serving up a feast for the eyes.
In some circles the use of a / denotes a romantic pairing rather than “versus” which makes first impressions of Aliens/Vampirella rather hilarious. Fortunately writer Corinna Sara Bechko (Heathentown) and artist Javier Garcia-Miranda have blended together claustrophobic Alien terror with classic Vampirella story-telling in Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse’s Aliens/Vampirella. Seeing is believing.
Dan Butcher’s Vanguard started life as a twice-weekly webcomic about a team of British superheros. But in recent months it has morphed into a devastatingly bleak, highly self aware, post-modern take on the superhero genre that is a million miles away from where it began. With a lot fewer characters too! We caught up with Dan to discuss his influences, self-publishing, and how Vanguard has evolved into the book it is today and how it has turned into the book Dan always wanted it to be.
(SPOILERS AHEAD! Be warned this interview contains HUGE spoilers for any new readers!)
Father and son duo Bob and Max Forward look to follow in the footsteps of the Romitas or the Kuberts by keeping their comic creation 3 Minute Max in the family. However their action-packed series about a special forces operative who can stop his heart for 3 minutes and so is sent on dangerous undercover missions that can only last 180 seconds, is anything but family-friendly as we look at this violent action packed new series.