It all started on Twitter in March of 2015.Robert Kirkman, the creator of the insanely popular The Walking Dead had a question for writer, Brian K Vaughan, “Can Image print a collection of The Private Eye yet? C’mon!”.Continue reading →
People get into a rut.You read book upon book, comic upon comic, commenting all the way, and then you realize, am I still doing this because I like it, or because I feel the impending NCBD coming and I’m not caught up on what happened last month?Then you pick up a book like Four Kids Walk Into A Bank, and you feel the urge to read and write and review some more.Continue reading →
That’s the question I was asking when I first heard about this digital comic bundle.So, thank you Google, I found out that groupees.com is a site that organizes games, music, and comics into bundles for charity.What better way to help out and spread the comic love?Continue reading →
Story, Art, Colors, and Book Design by RUN
Book Layout by Dorothee Bachy
Whoa, this book came out of nowhere for me, and left me very affected and wanting more. It was very, very good. Continue reading →
There’s something about a western. Since I was a little kid, playing on the floor of my grandma’s living room with toys once belonged to my uncle, the images of cowboys and Indians racing across the desert has always had a strong pull for me. Continue reading →
I met Jeremy Bastian briefly at C2E2 in Chicago this year. I was wandering artist’s alley on the second day, just kind of glancing at booths, when I saw this unassuming blue book sitting on the table. Then I looked up at the banner… Continue reading →
Written by John Dudley
Line Art/Washes by Don Cardenas
Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick, Mark Dale, Drew Browne
Letters by Jon Westhoff
Every time I think I’ve seen the end of the world done in the last possible way, I see it again. There is a fascination that comes with the contemplation of the end and how we would react to it. Continue reading →
To introduce Matt Miner is to introduce the quintessential indie creator. Matt is a man who has figured out how to translate his passions into a specialized media outlet. He is a man who has strong opinions, and those opinions are not, at first glance, easily translated into a comic book.
His first series with Black Mask Studios, Liberator, focused on people who would go to any length to save animals from abuse. That book was popular enough to spawn two follow-up series, Liberator/Earth Crisis and Critical Hit. Matt’s latest book is called Toe Tag Riot, a zombie curse tale that cause the Westboro Baptist Church to label him an “insincere perv”.
Matt Miner was kind enough to answer a few questions for us regarding his many projects and what the future might hold for this indie comic creator. Continue reading →
Pinups and short stories by Leo Cherry, Jeff Bonesteel, Josh Shockley, James Dufendach, Mark McKenna, and Brian Spicer
I know I’m dating myself here, but my first experience with mermaids in pop culture was seeing Darryl Hannah splash about in a bath tub while Tom Hanks gawped at the floppy orange tail. Splash came out in 1984 and colored my vision of mer-people (wait, there are boy fish people?) for many years. There’s something you should know before reading A Taste For Killing #3…these ain’t Ron Howard’s mermaids.
Toe Tag Riot #1
Written by Matt Miner
Pencils and Inks by Sean Von Gorman
Colors by John Rauch
Lettered by Sean Von Gorman
Matt Miner, king of the Kickstarter komics, extra “k” for dramatic effect, is back, and with a hunger that can only be satiated by human flesh and punk rock. Toe Tag Riot #1, the much-anticipated first issue of Miner’s latest series, is on shelves Wednesday, and it is everything that you’d expect from Mr. Miner.
Along with longtime collaborator Sean Von Gorman, Miner drops his newest offering to the comic gods in the form of a zombie punk band, ready to chew up the competition and gnaw through the mores established by rock and roll icons.
Toe Tag Riot is not only the name of the comic but also that of the featured players in the story. They are a band formed of various long-timers, those who stood out from other bands and couldn’t handle the b.s. that goes with working with musicians. Continue reading →
I love social media, from a comic book and reviewer standpoint, because of the ability it gives me to get into contact with people actually working in the industry. To know that the writer of a book read my review and enjoyed it, or that I caught the subtlety in a piece of art that the artist hoped the reader would get, it makes it all worth it.
Writer: Frank Bill
Artist: Drew Moss
Colorist: Oliver Lee Arce
Editor: Sarah Gaydos
In 1989 I was fully in the thrall of the X-Men and Spider-Man, but there were other books out there, something mysterious called “indie” comics, that would shape my later life. 1994 saw the release of The Crow, the Brandon Lee film, and I was enthralled. It was a superhero movie. We were on the heels of Batman Returns Continue reading →