There are a lot
of comics out there, and sometimes even really good stories
can slip through the cracks. But just because you missed these titles the first time around, doesn't mean you've missed your chance! Here are a few of my favorite new gems
that are getting a reprise they well deserve:
a dark fantasy that looks to have the makings of an epic, Umbral
is the story of a thief who befriends a prince and finds herself in way
over her head when nightmarish monsters murder the royal family--and she's the only one who knows! In a world where magic is outlawed, will Rascal
be able to even convince anyone she's telling the truth, let alone manage to save the day--or herself? I have no idea, but I can't wait to find out! The first issue already has me hooked, and while it sold out fast, there will be a second print coming on Decemeber 18th, the same day that issue two arrives. Don't miss it again!
-- seems like pretty standard mystery fare. A small town is rocked by a murder, and the only one capable of seeing past the old grudges and tangled relationships of the residents to ferret-out the truth is the local "outsider," a reclusive retired doctor. However, this particular "outsider" comes from a lot farther away than usual: right out of this world, in face. "Dr. Harry"
is actually an alien whose UFO
crash-landed on earth who is hiding in plain sight while he waits for rescue--but now Harry has to put his secret at risk if justice is going to be found! It's a remarkable genre twist, blended to absolute perfection, and the adventure is just getting started. The first volume, Welcome to Earth
, is available now and the second, Suicide Blonde
, will be coming any any day now, so it's a perfect time to start reading!
-- a teenage cop comes back from the future to save the past and nab the bad guys. Dayoung Johansson
travels from the nifty futuristic world of 2013 to the totally rad year of 1986 in hopes of taking down a corrupt megacorporation too strong to fight in her present by hitting them where it really hurts: back at the beginning. Of course, there are some shaky jurisdictional issues to sort out when your badge hasn't even been issued yet, and the flying rocket-booted Dayoung
isn't exactly good at keeping a low profile. Will she be able to sort out the clues that hide the truth, and if she does, will she be willing to potentially sacrifice her whole future to set things right? The first two issues are a glorious, mad-cap ride of twists and misadventures, and the second print of issue one is already available--so don't run out of time, pick up yours today!
-- is a dangerous, post-apocalyptic story with a dark fairytale twist. The earth has fallen into disaster and what's left of humanity is doing its best to stay alive, but they aren't alone. With the human race finally off the top of the foodchain, older
things are coming back into the light, beings who were pushed aside by the blundering arrogance of humanity who don't just want the world back now that they have their chance to claim it, they want revenge
. In this post-science world, nothing is safe, and even your best friend may not be what he seems. Prosper
left home to seek Prosper's missing grandfather, but what they find beyond their village is nothing
that they expected, and a lot more dangerous. Between the trolls, unicorns, and faeries, they'll be lucky to make it through the night alive, let alone through the rest of their adventure! There are three engrossing issues of Hinterkind
out so far, all of them still available, so come try out this very different fairytale while you still can!
These four very unique titles
all have great stories
and delightful artwork
, and they offer singular
but fascinating tales
unlike anything else on the rack right now, all captivating and all just getting started
. So if you've been thinking about giving something new
a try, these "sleeper hits"
are the perfect books to start with--and all four come highly recommended! Don't overlook
them a second time!
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