Indie Comics


Devils Due Comics Takes Josh Blaylocks Arkworld to Kickstarter

Devil's Due Comics Takes Josh Blaylock's Arkworld to Kickstarter

Josh Blaylock, the founder of Devil's Due Comics, is continuing the building trend of indie publishers funding their content on Kickstarter. Having previously used the platform to fund Devil's Due titles such as Squarriors, Mercy Sparx, Plume, and more, Blaylock is back with his "archeopunk" series Arkworld. The second issue was recently announced for a Diamond release, […]

Wrestling With Killer Bees On Kickstarter

Wrestling With Killer Bees On Kickstarter

Kevin LaPorte of Inverse Press writes for Bleeding Cool about the Killer Bees, now on Kickstarter. Professional wrestling perpetually lurks in the shadows of pop culture entertainment. Despite its overwhelming staying power (for well more than a century now) and despite its enormous popularity, the scripted sport remains plagued by a lurking sense that it […]

Stjepan Šejić Shows Abandoned Batman Pitch &#038 2021 Release Plans

Stjepan Šejić Shows Abandoned Batman Pitch & 2021 Release Plans

Stjepan Šejić is best known as the creator of the hit romance/erotica webcomic Sunstone that went on to become Top Cow's best-selling comic when it was put into print. Šejić recently garnered acclaim on Harleen, his DC Black Label take on Harley Quinn, which he wrote and drew in his trademark style. Fans were expecting Stjepan Šejić […]

Heavy #1 Review: Max Bemis and Eryk Donovan Reimagine Purgatory

Heavy #1 Review: Max Bemis and Eryk Donovan Reimagine Purgatory

Heavy, the new comic from writer/rockstar Max Bemis and Memetic, Cognetic, Eugenic artist Eryk Donovan, is a high-concept thriller that follows an assassin trying to work his way out of a very unique version of Purgatory. Vault Comics has been putting out some intriguing sci-fi and fantasy debuts this year, so how does Heavy #1 measure up to their […]

ArkWorld #1 Sells Out As Devils Due Comics Preps ArkWorld #2

ArkWorld #1 Sells Out As Devil's Due Comics Preps ArkWorld #2

Devil's Due Comics has recently announced that they will be releasing some titles in "a new prestige format" of 48-pages. This includes the upcoming Mercy Sparx #14, which continues the company's flagship title about a devil girl hunting rogue angels, as well as creator Josh Blaylock's new title, ArkWorld. ArkWorld, which, as Bleeding Cool previously reported, is said […]

Belle: Ghosts &#038 Goblins Review: Zenescope Creates Their Own Batman

Belle: Ghosts & Goblins Review: Zenescope Creates Their Own Batman

One of Zenescope's newer series, Belle, takes the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale icon and reinvents her as a Batman-esque supernatural detective. Is her latest one-shot, Belle: Ghosts & Goblins, a good introduction to the character? Belle: Ghosts & Goblins marks a huge improvement in writer Dave Franchini's writing. He has written for Zenescope for some time, with […]

Van Helsing #50 Leads Zenescope November 2020 Solicitations

Van Helsing #50 Leads Zenescope November 2020 Solicitations

Zenescope Entertainment will reach a major milestone in its upcoming November 2020 releases. The company, known as some of the longest-running indie series in comics, will publish the 50th issue of their Van Helsing series. Over the course of Liesel Van Helsing's creation in 2013's Unleashed event, the character has faced off against horror icons such […]

Kindlon &#038 Tuckers Nobody Is in Control Goes to Trade at Black Mask

Kindlon & Tucker's Nobody Is in Control Goes to Trade at Black Mask

Patrick Kindlon, comics writer and musician, known for Drug Church and Self Defense Family, has a new trade paperback coming out from Black Mask next Wednesday, collecting his series Nobody Is in Control. The series, created with Tet artist Paul Tucker, is a "paranoid thriller" made for an era where conspiracy theories impact the political landscape. It […]

Stabbity Bunnys Richard Rivera Will Lead Scouts Scoot Imprint

Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera Will Lead Scout's Scoot! Imprint

Scout Comics & Entertainment previously announced six new imprints that would roll out in 2020 and 2021. This included Scoot!, a line of comics and graphic novels for young readers and parents alike that would focus on diversity, education, and, as Scout says in their latest PR, "pure joy." The focus age range will be […]

Will Terry Moore Return to Strangers in Paradise Again

Will Terry Moore Return to Strangers in Paradise Again?

Terry Moore is a living legend in the comics industry as the creator of the long-running indie romance, crime drama, and slice-of-life epic, Strangers in Paradise. Moore is an accomplished artist, celebrated writer, Eisner-winning letterer, and, now… a YouTuber. The veteran creator has fostered his relationship with his fanbase by creating how-to videos that focus on drawing […]

Conspiracy: Black Knight Satellite Review: Thrilling Visceral Horror

Conspiracy: Black Knight Satellite Review: Thrilling, Visceral Horror

Zenescope's latest anthology series Conspiracy follows a formula somewhat similar to their Grimm Tales of Terror series. In this sci-fi thriller, though, instead of using urban legends as a basis for a horror comic, this series tackles a different conspiracy theory in every issue. In this one, Conspiracy: Black Knight Satellite, writers Hans Rodionoff and Goldbergs creator Adam […]

Engineward #2 Review: A Mythology-Heavy Second Issue

Engineward #2 Review: A Mythology-Heavy Second Issue

Engineward, Vault's latest sci-fi epic from writer George Mann and artist Joe Eisma, is set to run for 12-issues, 2020's equivalent of a decade-long ongoing series. Does this mythology-heavy comic have the steam for such a long run? Engineward #1 impressed with Morning Glories' Joe Eisma's artwork, Michael Garland's colors, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou's inventive lettering, which used different colors […]

Funny Creek #4 Review: A Fun Emotional Comic With Stunning Colors

Funny Creek #4 Review: A Fun, Emotional Comic With Stunning Colors

Funny Creek is nearing its end. With just one issue left, this story from Stout Club's Rafael Scavone, Rafael Alburquerque, Eduardo Medeiros, Priscila Tramontano, and Bernardo Brice has been one of ComiXology Original's strongest offerings. It's an all-ages comic that tells a cautionary tale of hero worship and, as it's shaping up in this latest installment […]

Looking Back: The Top Five Licensed Comics of the 2000s

Looking Back: The Top Five Licensed Comics of the 2000s

Licensed media tie-in comics are some of the most overlooked stories in the industry. They're seen as cash-ins by comics purists and often, sometimes correctly, criticized for being unable to pave new ground while the shows they're adding to are still on the air. However, there are some true standout licensed comics that deserve their […]

The Futures Not What It Used to Be &#8211 Neon Wasteland #2

The Future's Not What It Used to Be – Neon Wasteland #2

Rob Shields writes of Neon Wasteland – the augmented reality, cyberpunk comic of the future which is returning to Kickstarter with a next-gen AR app and new tie-in video game. I discovered comics in the late 1980s, a time of cartoons, cable television, Hollywood blockbusters, and video games. It wasn't cool to read comics back […]

Comics Journalist Tries Comics Publicity&#8230 Fails

Comics Journalist Tries Comics Publicity… Fails

Zack Quaintance writes for Bleeding Cool: I've written about comics for a few years now, both on the blog I created — Comics Bookcase — and as a staff writer at The Beat. In the service of that, I've easily read several hundred press releases promoting all manner of comic books, from high-production Big 2 corporate comics […]

Fanbase Press Hosts Hannibal Tabu in Engaging With Comics Press

Fanbase Press Hosts Hannibal Tabu in "Engaging With Comics Press"

This Sunday at 1 PM Pacific time, award-winning journalist, writer, and online gadfly Hannibal Tabu be the guest of the Eisner-nominated publisher Fanbase Press for their Creator Forum series. Tabu will give an hour-long presentation on "Engaging With Comics Press." Fanbase Press wrote that "attendees will follow along as Tabu shares his experience and knowledge […]

Funny Creek #3 Review: An Emotional Parable of Escapism

Funny Creek #3 Review: An Emotional Parable of Escapism

Funny Creek from Stout Club and ComiXology Originals continues the story of Lilly, the girl who got transported into the world of her favorite cartoon, and her ill-fated best buddy in the real world. As both tragedy and a cartoon war loom over the characters in both reality and Funny Creek's fictional world of animation, how […]

Black Mask Kicks off Spooky Season Early With Gravetrancers

Black Mask Kicks off Spooky Season Early With Gravetrancers

Black Mask Studios has been adding to their library of trade paperbacks and graphic novels, emerging from the shutdown with the same energy that put them on the map, to begin with. The company, known for its comics that feature social commentary and political intrigue, including Matt Pizzolo's subversive Calexit and Young Terrorists, is starting Halloween early this […]

Scout Comics New Title Unikorn Set for Feature Adaptation at Armory

Scout Comics' New Title Unikorn Set for Feature Adaptation at Armory

It hasn't even hit shelves yet, but Scout Comics latest graphic novel is already getting turned into a movie. Unikorn, both the graphic novel and the film, will be written by Don Handfield, the screenwriter of 2012's Kurt Russel vehicle Touchback, and Joshua Malkin, the Cabin Fever 2 screenwriter who previously partnered with Handfield on Scout Comics' […]