Category: Independent

From the Bookshelf: Boris the Bear – Silly ol’ Bear… with a Katana!

Boris the Bear Dark Horse Comics Created by James Dean Smith Written by Randy Stradley & James Dean Smith Story by Mike Richardson Illustrated by James Dean Smith Once upon a time, in a comicbook shop just one county over from where I’m sitting right this second, a young and rabid reader was looking for […]

Pullbox Reviews: Memories From the Civil War Vol.1

Script by Richard MarazanoArt by Jean-Michel PonzioAvailable on: www.Comixology.com http://www.europecomics.com/album/memories-civil-war-v1/ In a not-so-distant future, mankind’s greed and short-sightedness have exhausted the planet. The vast majority of the population lives in misery among the ruins of civilization, while a small, privileged minority continues to enjoy a luxurious existence inside a few fortress-cities scattered around the globe, […]

From the Pullbox Bookshelf: Thieves’ World Graphics Offers Sanctuary

Down from the Bookshelf for review this week is the Thieves’ World Graphic series, the comic adaptation of the Thieves’ World anthology collection by Robert Lynn Asprin, Lynn Abbey and a host of others. Abbey restructured a number of Thieves’ World tales (and wrote a few new ones) for the graphic novel format, and the books were drawn by none other than young and rising (at the time) artist Tim Sale.

Pullbox Reviews: Over the Ropes- What’re you gonna do, brother? (Hint: read this comic)

Over the Ropes #1 Mad Cave Studios Written by Jay Sandlin Art by Antonello Cosentino Colors by Francesco Segala Letters by Justin Birch Step Over the Ropes and into 1990s wrestling. Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a […]

Rags: the Trade Paperback Packs More than Just Impressive Cleavage

Regina Ragowski (no, “Rags” is not her nickname, it turns out; I suspect it’s the state her life is in) is having a crappy day. Like, really, really crappy. She’s in her birthday suit (other than a pair of service boots, so there’s that), in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. A while back (we find out later), she was beaten and nearly raped, and had what little she had remaining to her in the world, including her engagement ring, taken from her. Before that, she watched her fiancé being eaten alive, largely because she had a tantrum and threw a propane tank through the front windshield of their car. Because she has PTSD, is a Marine combat vet whose discharge was anything but voluntary, and accepts help (or even a kind word) about as well as a rabid Doberman accepts a tummy rub.

Pullbox Previews: Creators of Chew and Reunite for Outer Darkness / Chew Crossover

The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning creative team behind Chew—John Layman and Rob Guillory (Farmhand)—reunite for a three-issue, crossover, miniseries with Image/Skybound Entertainment’s science fiction horror series Outer Darkness with regular series artist Afu Chan available this March.  “In the years since finishing the final issue of Chew, the urge to return to the world and its characters has been […]

Indie Spotlight – Project Wildfire: Superheroes battling muggers, corporate corruption, AND KAIJU!

Will Watson the Third didn’t want super powers — he wanted to pay for his books and his tuition. When he signed up for an experimental trial at his college, he couldn’t know how desperate Monsterwatch had become to fend off the plague that was on the horizon. A genetic predisposition and the chemical cocktail […]

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