Archive for the ‘Independent Comics’ Category


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Best known for his co-creation of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra with Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko will be bringing us a new and original graphic novel entitled Threadworlds.

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If Chris Ware, as an entity, had to be represented as a symbol, it would have to be a funny bone, wouldn’t it? Sure, design-wise, there would be some problems to solve in that endeavor. And yes, the “funny” sensation is actually the ulnar nerve. But think about it. A laugh from Chris Ware does not come without a little pain. His work is not for everyone. It takes a bit of resignation – acceptance of human suffering, imperfection and, sometimes, ridiculousness. The Acme Novelty Library, published by Random House in 2005, serves as a compendium of his work. Cartoons, some seriously mini comics, and faux adverts, old and new, in a variety of styles and formats, are held together by a biting, sometimes nihilistic wit and charm.

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Unless you’re the Zack Morris type, high school can be less than awesome. And Two-Shoes, the protagonist of Kenan Rubenstein’s Last Train to Old Town, is no Zack Morris. Whether he’s being shoved into a locker, chided for reading for fun, or told to sit somewhere else at lunch, Two-Shoes remains pretty much un-phased. This resilient little nerd marches to his own beat and Stone, a modern James Dean type who heads a band of misfits, has taken notice.

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Photo Credit: indyplanet.com

Photo Credit: indyplanet.com

 

What would you do with your last moments if the apocalypse were actually occurring, right now? Time is up in Patt Kelley’s The Abridged History of A Moon, and its nameless hero is choosing to live, to really live. There’s a girl, and a roadtrip, and quite a lot of heart in this piece about one little planet’s final hours.

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JL8 Image Created by Yale Stewart

JL8 Image Created by Yale Stewart

We have mentioned the ever-popular JL8 on a number of occasions here at Game&Comic, and at Boston Comic Con 2014, we had the fortunate opportunity of chatting with the man behind the web comic: Yale Stewart.

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After the whirlwind of Disney’s Frozen and the constant hum of Let it Go, the story of a super lady villain with icy powers and a thirst for revenge couldn’t be any more refreshing. Finally someone is going to use these epic powers to make more than an ice castle in the middle of nowhere!

The 12 part series by Josh Dahl tells the story of Icicle, the female super villain on her quest to seek vengeance against Coil, her previous boss who murdered her lover, Piledriver, and her fellow gang of rogues.

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What do you get when you cross the film noir classic Double Indemnity with whimsy and pastels? You get The Wipeout, Italian writer/illustrator Francesca Ghermandi’s obscure little masterpiece. That’s what.

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