Indie Comics


Some Thoughts on The Metabarons: Second Cycle

Some Thoughts on The Metabarons: Second Cycle

The Metabarons: Second Cycle is the collection of six albums worth of The Metabarons spinoff comic. (Rumor has it there's supposed to be another two albums coming, but Humanoids remains mum on that.) The Metabarons (now called The Metabarons: First Cycle) is the iconic gonzo science fiction comic from Alejandro Jodorowsky and Juan Giménez. It […]

Charles Soule Loves Pirouette Out in Trade From Black Mask Today

Charles Soule Loves Pirouette, Out in Trade From Black Mask Today

Pirouette, an early indie series from then up-and-coming publisher Black Mask Studios, will be collected in trade paperback this week. The series is written by M. L. Miller and drawn by Carlos Granda who reunited on this creator-owned title after their work-for-hire Jungle Book trilogy published by Zenescope Entertainment. Pirouette generated some early hype for Black Mask at the time. As […]

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 Review: Ingranata Saves The Day

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 Review: Ingranata Saves The Day

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 continues the story of a Doctor and Dalek team-up, written by Jody Houser, drawn by Roberta Ingranata, colored by Enrica Eren Angiolini with flatters Shari Chankhamma and Sabrina Del Gross, and letterer Richard Starkings of Comicraft. The first issue felt incredibly light on story, but the beautiful artwork made it an enjoyable read. Let's see […]

Grimm Fairy Tales 2020 Holiday Special Review: A Robyn Hood Short

Grimm Fairy Tales 2020 Holiday Special Review: A Robyn Hood Short

In recent years, Zenescope has begun experimenting with its annual holiday special. Previous years have seen the issue released as Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Special 2011, 2012, 2013, and so on. Other titles got the treatment instead, with Robyn Hood getting her own toward the end of the ongoing series' run in certain years. Now, […]

RZA &#038 Ghostface Killahs 12 Reasons to Die Goes to Trade at Black Mask

RZA & Ghostface Killah's 12 Reasons to Die Goes to Trade at Black Mask

Black Mask Studios returned to the indie comics scene this summer with plans to release their catalog of titles in trade paperback. Titles such as the thriller Nobody is In Control by Patrick Kindlon and Paul Tucker, Devil Within by Stephanie Phillips and Maan House, and Breathless by Pat Shand and Renzo Rodriguez saw the publisher emerge from a period of no releases during the […]

Zenescope Debut Grimm Spotlight In February 2021 Solicitations

Zenescope Debut Grimm Spotlight In February 2021 Solicitations

Following their recent announcement of a shift to one-shots and annuals, Zenescope Entertainment is debuting their February 2021 solicitations here at Bleeding Cool. This month of releases from the Pennsylvania-based publisher will include the release of a new title, Grimm Spotlight, as well as the conclusion to their first-ever series to make the cover of Previews […]

La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Creator Launches Helm Greycastle Kickstarter

La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Creator Launches Helm Greycastle Kickstarter

Henry Barajas, the creator of the Image Comics/ Top Cow La Voz De M.A.Y.O. graphic novel, has launched a Kickstarter for a new Latinx graphic novel, Helm Greycastle, on Monday, November 9th. This Latinx fantasy is rooted in real Mesoamerican history with a twist: what if the Aztecs and Mayans stopped the Spanish invasion of […]

Grimm Fairy Tales #42 Review: Classic Blend of Superheroes &#038 Horror

Grimm Fairy Tales #42 Review: Classic Blend of Superheroes & Horror

While Zenescope shifts most of their publishing schedule to one-shot stories told in annuals and quarterlies, Grimm Fairy Tales remains as their one monthly title. This long-running series, the company's flagship, is now on the 42nd issue of its second iteration. Let's see how this issue, which brings Baba Yaga back into the fold, plays out. […]

Cyberpunk Comes To Life In Comics From Hacker Robert Willis Paraneon

Cyberpunk Comes To Life In Comics From Hacker Robert Willis' Paraneon

Robert Willis is an information security professional, a "white hat" hacker who provides peace of mind for companies and individuals alike by showing them how to make their online experiences more secure. What most of the people who hire him don't know is that Willis has a secret passion: comic books. "I've been obsessed with comics […]

Zenescope Entertainment Announces Retailer Program for 2021

Zenescope Entertainment Announces Retailer Program for 2021

Zenescope Entertainment has officially announced a major change to its 2021 publishing program as well as an initiative to work alongside retailers. This year, the publisher, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, will shift the structure of its interconnected Grimm Universe. The Grimm Universe, an interconnected series of stories made up of the company's flagship title […]

Henchgirl Creator Kristen Gudsnuk Comments on Upcoming TV Show

Henchgirl Creator Kristen Gudsnuk Comments on Upcoming TV Show

Henchgirl, published by Scout Comics as their breakout series and later collected in an expanded edition from Dark Horse, is getting a TV series from Freeform/Disney. Scout Comics announced that the series, created by writer/artist Kristen Gudsnuk, was being developed by screenwriter Alex Abel and showrunner Lindsey Shockley. Henchgirl is a comedic, slice-of-life comic about Mary Posa, […]

The Autumnal #2 Review: Eisner-Worthy Content From Kraus &#038 Shehan

The Autumnal #2 Review: Eisner-Worthy Content From Kraus & Shehan

Following The Autumnal's debut issue must have been a weight on the creative team's shoulders for a couple of reasons. First… it was a hell of a debut. One of the best of 2020 by a huge margin. Second… wow, that final image. There are certain images that are so horrific in a way that transcends their context […]

Concrete Jungle #1 Review: A Harsh Comic With Attitude &#038 Style

Concrete Jungle #1 Review: A Harsh Comic With Attitude & Style

Concrete Jungle by writer Sheldon Allen and artist Karl Mostert is out now from Scout Comics. You're not going to believe what happens in this issue, so let's dive right in. If a writer sent me this comic to read before it came out, I think I'd have to warn them: "You might get crucified for this one." Concrete […]

The Autumnal #1 Review: Comics Prettiest Autumn

The Autumnal #1 Review: Comics' Prettiest Autumn

The Autumnal is the new horror series from Vault Comics Nightfall imprint/event, which every year debuts new horror series from September through December. This series by writer Daniel Kraus, artist Chris Shehan, colorist Jason Wordie, and letterer Jim Campbell is hard to ignore because of its eye-catching cover, so let's dive in and see how it reads. Yo… It's […]

Zenescopes Van Helsing Slays on Kickstarter With a New Statue

Zenescope's Van Helsing Slays on Kickstarter With a New Statue

Comics publisher Zenescope Entertainment has had a few of their Grimm Fairy Tales spinoffs become breakout hits for them, including Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and especially Van Helsing. Van Helsing, which tells the tale of steampunk vampire hunter Liesel Van Helsing, daughter of the icon from Bram Stoker's novel, has been adapted into a post-apocalyptic thriller by SyFy and has […]

Josh Blaylock &#038 Mark Powers Launch The Encoded on Kickstarter

Josh Blaylock & Mark Powers Launch The Encoded on Kickstarter

Josh Blaylock, the founder of Chicago-based publisher Devil's Due Comics, has been expanding the company's library lately by taking his concepts to Kickstarter. Following the successful campaigns for his "archeopunk" title Arkworld that envisions a lost advanced civilization in Earth's distant history as well Mercy Sparx #14, the conclusion to a long-running arc on Devil's […]

Heavy #2 Review: The Odd Allure of a Psychopath

Heavy #2 Review: The Odd Allure of a Psychopath

Heavy #2 continues writer Max Bemis, and artist Eryk Donovan's unique depiction of a dead man named Bill tasked with becoming a Heavy, an assassin who travels through alternate realities to punish the worst versions of people in those realities. The first issue ended with Bill paired up with someone who he'd rather see obliterated from existence. […]

Beef Bros: Leftist Superhero Comic by Aubrey Sitterson &#038 Tyrell Cannon

Beef Bros: Leftist Superhero Comic by Aubrey Sitterson & Tyrell Cannon

Aubrey Sitterson, Tyrell Cannon, Fico Ossio, and Taylor Esposito have teamed up to create an "aspirational leftist superhero comic" Sittersion claims is "a book that the big publishers would never, ever touch." Beef Bros aims to challenge the status quo of superheroes as fascist supercops to bring them back to their roots as defenders of the […]

Homestuck: Unofficial Collection is Free Offline Browser Experience

Homestuck: Unofficial Collection is Free Offline Browser Experience

Homestuck, one of the truly unique webcomics that came out of the launch of the internet, is in danger of going away because much of it was animated using Adobe Flash, which is getting phased out by browsers by the end of this year. That means that the series might go away with it. A […]

Liana Kanga Brings Fast Food Crime Comic TRVE KVLT to Kickstarter

Liana Kanga Brings Fast Food Crime Comic TRVE KVLT to Kickstarter

Liana Kangas, artist/co-creator of She Said Destroy, the Joe Corallo-penned sci-fi/fantasy that made for one of Vault Comics' strongest ever debuts, has brought a new title to Kickstarter. Pitched as a "heavy metal fast food crime" comic that touches on the satanic panic, loneliness, and apathy, TRVE KVLT is entering its final week on the crowdfunding website that is […]