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Raphael Moran 06/15/2012 Reviews

There has been a lot of news going on in the small press comic community as of late.   Check out all the latest news and previews right here on Stay tuned right here for all the latest indie comics news and reviews.

VIPER COMICS Just Announced: Hooligan is an original 3 issue comic book series created by Mike Hall (writer of Helldorado) & Dustin Evans (Richie Rich), published by Viper Comics this October-December 2012.  Find out all the latest news and previews at cover


double barrel coverCannon + Cannon = DOUBLE BARREL! Adventure is yours to download: 122 pgs for $1.99!

WELCOME ABOARD the next generation of pulp adventure! Acclaimed cartoonists Zander Cannon (The Replacement GodTop 10) and Kevin Cannon (Far Arden) have joined forces to launch a new kind of adventure comic: a digital comics magazine, serializing two massive graphic novels and packed with extras, delivered to your screen for $1.99 per month.

It all begins in this 122-page double-stuffed first issue. First: Zander Cannon presents HECK, the story of washed-up high school football hero Hector Hammarskjöld, who returns to his hometown for his father’s funeral… only to discover a portal to the underworld! Then: following the smash success of his first graphic novel FAR ARDENKevin Cannon returns with an all-new saga of that Arctic crusty sea-dog Army Shanks, as he encounters the mysterious CRATER XV! In a world of thin plotting, price-gouging, and trade-waiting, two cartoonists are here to fly the flag for two-fisted action and page-turning thrills! Grab DOUBLE BARREL today and load up on adventure!



Here’s a look at Sept 2012 BLUEWATER titles

blue water coverVSS: Russian Roulette #1

Writers: CW Cooke

Pencils: Scott J Larson

Cover Artist(s): Scott J Larson

Come meet the gang. New faces have joined the Service and you can get the info drop here! Also, in this the first issue of a new 4 issue mini-series from the hit VSS, one of their own is kidnapped behind enemy lines and the girls have to go undercover to save her!


vincent price coverVincent Price: Tales from Darkness #1

Writers:  Stefano Cardoselli and Stephen Nelson

Pencils:  Stefano Cardoselli

Cover Artist(s):  L.J. Dopp

A brand new mini series featuring the master of horror.  My government is a kleptocracy, moderated by violence.  My city is a sinking ship…all the waters of the world’s corruption flowing into her, filling her belly, dragging her down into darkness and nothing.  They say the law doesn’t matter anymore.  That it exists only to preserve the powers and the position of a lawless few.


soldier of fortuneSoldier Of Fortune Magazine Presents: Stealth #4

Writers: Marc Shapiro

Pencils: Steven Black

Cover Artist(s): 1 COVER :  Steven Black

STEALTH discovers the missing nuke…Just as it is launched, headed for target (or targets) unknown. A neck and neck race plays out in real-time in the skies. Countries of the world are poised for nuclear annihilation. Even if we win…We lose. See how it plays out in Countdown To Extinction, the final chapter of the beginning of the Soldiers Of Fortune saga. Written by New York Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro. It’s too late to duck and cover.


JETS#1Mystery Jets: RADLANDS

Writers: The Mystery Jets & Richard Elms

Pencils: V. Kenneth Marion

Cover Artist(s): Glenn Fabry (DC COMICS Preacher)

In the summer of 2010, British band ‘Mystery Jets’ moved to Austin Texas to write and record their fourth album. As the songs started to come together, a narrative also started to form and ‘Radlands’ began to sound like a concept record. They approached upcoming British writer Richard Elms to set the story in comic form and The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar came to life. The story of a wandering musician, to long on the road, just barely scraping by from gig to gig and longing for his lost childhood sweetheart. This Comic is the first part of his story and the beginning of the musical journey ‘Radlands.’


ORBITSIMON#_1ORBIT:  The origin of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Writers: Jon Judy

Pencils: Onofrio Orlando

Cover Artist(s): Onofrio Orlando

Everyone knows that Superman came from Krypton, but he also came from the minds of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Taken for a ride by shady businessmen, they were eventually rescued by the fandom they helped start. Here’s the story of these Clevelanders who created a world, changing ours forever.


JULIET CoverJuliet #4

Writers: Zach Hunchar

Pencils: Ethan Wright

Cover Artist(s): Ethan Wright

In the exciting conclusion of Juliet’s first adventure, a super-powered army has made its move against her and only her greatest love might turn the tides. Truths are learned and a grand destiny is revealed. Is time running out for our immortal heroine?


coverIt Came From Beneath the Sea…Again #4

Writer: Clay and Susan Griffith

Pencils: Chris Noeth and Todd Tennant

Cover Artist(s):  1 covers : Chris Noeth

The final issue of the mini series from the cult film!



DORIAN GREY #3Dorian Gray #3

Writers: Darren G. Davis & Scott Davis

Pencils: Federico De Luca

Cover Artist(s): Federico De Luca

Dorian is up for the fight of his life when Basil is off to get his revenge.  All of this plus high school finals.




Writers: Leon McKenzie and Edward Gross

Pencils: Tsubasa Yozora

Cover Artist(s): COVER :  Tsubasa Yozora

Adam West has almost gotten used to the idea of traveling across time and fictional dimensions, but what happens when those different dimensions come together around him? And in the process, bring together the most unique team of heroes EVER assembled, whose members include Dirk Benedict, Julie Newmar, and some secret new super friends.  Their mission: to save the universe from imploding… and figure out the mind bending truth behind Adam’s mis-adventures!

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  1. Robb Orr 06/15/2012 at 7:38 pm

    I really dig two of those publishers. More people should read their books.

  2. Sokos6 11/22/2012 at 4:41 am

    Hooligan is a lot of fun. Good times!

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