Out latest round up of the best new small press comics all have an earthy, folk horror theme to them. The include: Lovecraftian dystopia Abyssal Albion; Martin Hayes and Alfie Gallagher’s experimental urban legend Earth Works; and Umar Ditta’s explosive new issue of gangster/folk horror Lad #3.
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Darryl Cunningham’s last book we reviewed on here was the superb Billionaires – a searingly factual look into the lives of the ultra-rich like Jeff Bezos and Rupert Murdoch. His new book continues this analytical style of narrative and focuses its attention on Russian supremo Vladimir Putin and it follows a similar in depth, yet very approachable style.
Reinhard Kleist’s Knock Out! The True Story of Emile Griffith is one of those amazing stories, which if you read it as a work of fiction you would say it was too outlandish and not at all realistic. But that’s what makes this story of a gay black boxer in the 1960s (who was not only world champion at multiple weights, but also a renowned hat maker and ladies tailor) even more fascinating.
We often harp on here about how indie superhero comics need to do something special to really stand out from the crowd. Well, enter ‘Exhibit A’ for how to achieve this as Kickstarter sensation Impossible Jones joins the Scout Comics roster and manages to live up to it’s name, by doing the impossible and making an indie superhero comic as good as anything put out by the Big Two!
The Golden Age of Pulp comics continues to be a rich source of inspiration for modern comic creators (from Gateway City to The Blue Flame), and the latest to try their hand at some golden age daring-do is Benjamin Morse’s We Are Scarlet Twilight. But can this pulpy adventure capture the spirit of the golden age, or will it get lost in the shadows.
We see plenty of comics influenced by the legendary 2000 AD, from The 77 to Futurequake and Zarjaz. The latest to join this club is Matt Mair Lowery’s Thoughtscape, so is this book worth a second thought?
It’s always great when some of our favourite small press creators come together – especially when it’s a pairing your never would have thought about putting together, but who make perfect sense once they team up! And this is a perfect example of that. ArcWorld: Tales from the Journal sees Samurai Slasher/The Kill Screen creator […]
ComiXology’s Originals stable continues to bring out really interesting genre titles, this time its the turn of supernatural western Hailstone from Stout Club’s Rafael Scavone and Rafael de la Torre. But will this chilling cowboy tale leave its audience cold?
This month’s small press spotlight all features strong female characters, and range from Nazi fighting French girls in Marguerite vs The Occupation; to demonic siblings in The Manderfield Devil; and finally fairies on demand with Fairy Fare.
Joining the likes of Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales, as a book inspired by Slavic folktales, Kamila Krol’s Rusalka is beautiful and dreamlike look at the origins of a Polish water demon. But will this be another timeless classic or a damp squib?