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The Indie Comics Thread: ♪Let's Get Digital, Let's Get Into Digital!♪

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This was posted in the Digital Comics thread, but Duncan The Wonder Dog is available for download. Actually, if you want to support indie creators, the various digital services are a good place to start without having to spend too much.

    Also, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover's Gingerbread Girl is supposed to start today on Top Shelf's webcomics page.

    EDIT: Here's Gingerbread Girl, on Top Shelf 2.0: http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0/gingerbread_ch01/

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Stokoe's latest NSFW update

    Good stuff there. He is one of my favorite cartoonists.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Has anyone read Duncan the Wonder Dog? The general idea of talking animals is sound, but some of the preview pages I've seen reads as though it talks down to the reader. Yes, I understand sometimes we treat animals like crap, and that things like killing would be a lot different, but I don't really want to read 400 pages of it.

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  • DadouwDadouw Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Munch wrote: »
    I've only read what NBM has available of Dungeon (I think it's like five or six volumes), but yeah, those are some good comics. If you like Sergio Aragones or Stan Sakai, you'll probably like Dungeon.
    The scene in Dungeon: Twilight, where Marvin the dragon, now old and blind, confronts his former friend Herbert the Duck, who's become this dark, imposing Dr. Doom kind of guy, was really pretty heartbreaking, without being maudlin. After seeing those two go through so much together, only for them to eventually wind up at odds, was really affecting.

    Dungeon Zenith depicts how Herbert gets there, which is pretty sweet. The whole Dungeon: Twilight storyline is pretty amazing too, and it just gets better!

    Donjon Parade is where its at, though

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Morning Glories #7.

    Hmmm. Hmmmm.

    The series started off so promising, but with #6 & 7 it seems like Nick Spencer has bought into the hype that this is the comic equivalent of Lost, and is almost forcing some extra swerves and shock moments (rape roleplaying, seriously?) just to fill that hype. The end of this issue almost walks itself into a parody, and I don't know if that is intentional or not to go from serious drama to making jokes about it. Even with an underlying theme of 90% of the people being sociopaths it's just....strange.

    I would still recommend picking up the first trade, since for 10 bucks it's a steal and the first 5 issues work very well in establishing something new for a creator owned work and you want to read what happens next.

    I'll give the series one more issue before I drop it and wait for the trade and just sticking with Infinite Vacation.

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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yeah, Infinite Vacation #1 was really good. That and Who Is Jake Ellis are two new indie-ish releases i'm really digging at the mo.

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  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Read Infinite Vacation and Casanova back to back; be bathed in their rainbow glow of cool art and great coloring.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
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  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I finished reading The Other Side yesterday, and it really didn't impress me. Well, let's put it this way, the story has three main things; the art, which is great, the setting, which is very good and I wish we saw more of the goings on from both sides, and the characters, which is where the story falls apart since so much time is dedicated to the two characters.

    I guess what annoyed me the most of these characters is how generic the two leads are. I would love it if the noble savage trope is never used ever again, as well as the crazy 'Nam marine. Aaron is cousins with the guy whose book inspired Full Metal Jacket, and it seemed less like this was a story built around another unused plot about the Vietnam War and more a combination of all those war stories that we've seen and read before, and if it's one place that doesn't need more generic stories it's Vietnam (WWII is the other major event). The North Vietnamese side also seemed to be shown as more sympathetic, as
    the only time you see some of the brutality of the other side is when they make a village of South Vietnamese dig their own graves then kill them, but even then that's the Viet Cong, and not the North Vietnamese soldiers who Vo is marching with to the South.

    Vo also takes out a helicopter shooting right at him by throwing a grenade at it while he's in some Matrix dream state, and I'm all what

    A bit of a disappointment, as I enjoy Scalped and the other Aaron work he's done for Marvel.

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  • liquiddarkliquiddark Odd magpie St. John's, NLRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I read Asterios Polyp last night, dear gawd what a gorgeous book. I'm guessing I'll be going back to it for years to come. Also read the hardcover collection of Local, which was interesting but I'm not sure I get the response to it. The conceit is cool, and some of the art is gorgeous, but there's a lot of it that maybe doesn't hang together. Which makes sense, in a way, but perhaps reading it in close proximity to AP was a bad idea. Also picked up the first few issues of The Traveler, which is pretty but otherwise has no redeeming value.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yeah, Asterios Polyp is my go-to book to show people how amazingly good graphic novels can be.

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  • AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Asterios Polyp is so good.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So over the weekend I started, and finished, reading the very freaky Girls, by brothers Joshua and Jonathan Luna. And my god...

    Straight up, this book isn't for everyone, it covers some pretty mature themes ala Sexual Equality, Feminism, Chauvinism and Humanity. Some of the links may have some NSFW material seeing as the whole story revolves around Carnivorous Naked Alien Space Sluts. And yes, while that does sound like a terrible, terrible porno, Girls is probably now in my Top 10 comic series ever read.

    The writing is incredible. Some of the character reactions to the incredible situations they find them are so relatable, so human you kind of forget that these people are stuck in a 50's B-Grade sci fi. But when it flicks to scenes of a
    giant alien sperm in a corn field or a plethora of beautiful, naked bombshells consuming the recently deceased it quickly jerks you back to the demented reality of the series.
    It reads almost like a TV horror/thriller mini series, using film techniques in panel. Blurring of background as the focus shifts to the foreground and stuff like that. Just gives the whole thing a very fluid feel.

    Honestly, if you're looking for something a little different without magicians or spandex, give this a burl. Like I said, it's not for everyone but I can't recommend it enough.

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  • FeathersMcGrawFeathersMcGraw Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Fans of pirates and Victorian illustration should be rushing out to buy Jeremy Bastian's Cursed Pirate Girl, which is the most beautifully, obsessive-compulsively illustrated book I've seen in -- ever. The daring and pluck of the heroine makes for fun storytelling, and there's more imagination in the throwaway peripheral art than some entire books (bring your favorite magnifying glass, you won't be disappointed).

    The only downside is that I'm sure that Bastian's incredible linework is going to make future installments of the series some time coming, but if I waited for Planetary, I can wait for something equally good.

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  • ThePrimmThePrimm Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I just read Chew vol 2 and 3 tpb's and i loved every minute of it. Guillory is becoming one of my favorite comic artists.

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  • liquiddarkliquiddark Odd magpie St. John's, NLRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I picked up a ridiculous load of books at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. I just finished this book and it is wonderful. Priddy's B&W art is beautiful.

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  • gredavingredavin Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Skullkickers from Image is a series I'm really enjoying. The writer, Jim Zubkavich, describes it as a buddy cop movie meets Conan. Its always entertaining and there's a good mystery plot woven into the background.

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  • KiwiKiwi Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    gredavin wrote: »
    Skullkickers from Image is a series I'm really enjoying. The writer, Jim Zubkavich, describes it as a buddy cop movie meets Conan. Its always entertaining and there's a good mystery plot woven into the background.

    Skullkickers is a ton of fun. It's full of over the top violence and awesome sound effects like "Disgusting spray!" or "Butter knife trauma!" I really like this book.

    And on a completely different note: Does anyone remember The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury? It's like Indiana Jones, but instead of a dude, she's a lady. And instead of an archaeologist, she's a space adventurer with a year to live. As far as I know, there are no space nazis.

    I heard about it here in GV when the first (and only?) issue came out like 3 years ago. And then Archaia was restructured and they stopped shipping the book. Apparently, the story's being released as a hardcover this August. I'm super pumped.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Awesome, I'll go ahead and pre-order that. I remember talking the book up quite a bit when the first issue dropped. It was really shitty how the series never had a chance thanks to financial shenanigans at the publisher.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ooh yes, I remember a lot being said about it but I never actually saw a copy in-store. Will take a look at that too, thanks for the heads-up.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Warren Ellis linked this on his blog, it's pretty interesting.

    Kickstarter is functionally the third largest indie comics publisher in the US.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Image has some interesting stuff in their most recent solicitations.
    CBR wrote:
    THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (of 6)
    story JUSTIN JORDAN
    art & cover TRADD MOORE

    He is just your average nerd until he sends away for a bodybuilding course from an old comic book, one that works a whole lot better than he ever imagined. His newfound strength and strange talents make school a lot easier, but they’ve also caused some very, very bad people to take a very, very keen interest in him. Things will never be the same for Luther Strode…if he survives.

    THE LAST OF THE GREATS #1 (ARTICLE + PREVIEW PAGES)
    story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
    art & cover A BRENT PEEPLES

    “THE DEAL,” Part One
    There were seven, possessing the power of gods, and representing all that could be right with the world. But now... he is the Last. As humanity stands on the brink of annihilation, he is our only hope. And he hates us for what we've done. From the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer of ECHOES, Tumor and Elk’s Run comes a dynamic new take on how far mankind will stoop to survive.

    CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011
    story MATT WAGNER, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, KAZIM ALI, DARA NARAGHI, J.H. WILLIAMS III, MARK WAID, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, AJ LIEBERMAN, MICHAEL BRAMLEY, STEVE NILES, BRANDON MONTCLARE, JUDD WINICK, RICHARD STARKINGS
    art MATT WAGNER, KEVIN SACCO, CRAIG THOMPSON, CHRIS MITTEN, J.H. WILLIAMS III, JEFF LEMIRE, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, RILEY ROSSMO, FRANK QUITELY, SHANE DAVIS, FRED HEMBECK, MICHAEL MONTENAT & JACK PURCELL, JOËLLE JONES, GREG LAND, GREG HORN, THIAGO MICALOPULOS & RODNEY RAMOS, DUSTIN NGUYEN, DAVE COOPER, IVAN REIS, SHAKY KANE
    cover A JOHN CASSADAY
    cover B MATT WAGNER

    A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!
    Stand Up For Your Rights! Censorship is the ultimate form of bullying. Censors want to take away the power people have to think, speak, or create freely. In CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Legendary Editor BOB SCHRECK gathers an all-star line-up of comics creators to stand up to those censoring bullies with 48 powerful pages of ALL NEW story and art about standing up for your rights! All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who've been fighting censorship in comics for 25 years!

    This year's Liberty Annual includes incredible contributions, including all-new original stories by superstars J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, FRANK QUITELY, J.H. WILLIAMS III, STEVE NILES, JUDD WINICK, MARK WAID, and CARLA SPEED MCNEIL. Plus, new tales featuring GRENDEL by MATT WAGNER, COWBOY NINJA VIKING by AJ LIEBERMAN & RILEY ROSSMO, and ELEPHANTMEN by RICHARD STARKINGS & SHAKY KANE. Plus a massive, and first ever color story from indy comics master CRAIG THOMPSON! Even Marvel and DC have stepped up to show their support all-new pin-ups including BATMAN by DUSTIN NGUYEN, X-MEN by GREG LAND, GREEN LANTERN by IVAN REIS, and THE AVENGERS by GREG HORN!

    All proceeds from CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will benefit the important First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers.

    DOC BIZARRE, M.D.HC
    story JOE CASEY
    art / color ANDY SURIANO

    From monsters crippled with pneumonia or demons suffering from incontinence, only one manclaims to possess the skills and the training to cure what ails them…DOC BIZARRE, M.D.! He’ll make globe hopping house calls for sick creepers, medically challenged myths and ghouls at death’s door!It’s over-the-top, comedic horror from JOE CASEY and ANDY SURIANO!

    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Ant Man and the Wasp) is also taking over Witchblade, which could be interesting. There's also three new Pilot Season books, though none are really leaping out at me, as well as a TPB for Who Is Jake Ellis? Green Wake is also starting a new, jumping-on arc.

    I'm loving that psychedelic cover to Haunt, too.

  • GankGank Registered User regular
    The Last of the Greats looks really good, I'll definitely be picking that series up. Luther Strode could be fun, I still remember those Atlas Man ads in the back of old comics.

    And wasn't there another supernatural doctor book that started a couple of weeks back.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    Yeah, Image has some real momentum right now and I don't see them slowing down with turning out cool new books. The DCnU launch may be stealing some of their thunder, but in the long run they are putting out books that I'm pretty sure will have long legs.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • liquiddarkliquiddark Odd magpie St. John's, NLRegistered User regular
    This looks frickin amazing:

    http://nonplayercomic.com/

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    liquiddark wrote:
    This looks frickin amazing:

    http://nonplayercomic.com/

    It is, now just waiting for #2

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I can't wait for Multiple Warheads

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    Since there's news about a possible tv adaptation of The Sixth Gun let me point you towards the free issue of #1 from when it was released on FBD 2010.

    http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/05/robot-sixth-gun-read-the-first-issue-of-onis-the-sixth-gun-right-here/

    Read that right now.

    Trades are $13 each on DCBS and the second is even better than the first. Seriously, this book is amazing. I kind of hate trade-waiting it except that the trades come out as soon as the last issue in the trade is released (like within a week).

  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Layman says that Chew #23, featuring a rotting baseball player in a pastiche of the old Major League Chew bubblegum wrappers, is his favorite cover since issue #13. As a special bonus, the back cover is a black and white and not-rotted version of the front cover. Finally, there will be a Chew spinoff called Secret Agent Poyo, starring Poyo the fighting chicken.
    Fuck. Yes.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    oh dear lord

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    So uh

    Image announced a lot of things at SDCC

    Guns and Dinos by Frank Cho, pitched as what if the scientists on Jurassic Park were forced to survive on the island.
    Brutal by Frank Cho, a violent sexy comic starring a female assassin in a world of superheroes.
    Home Run by Johnathan Ross and David La Fuente, a reverse Superman scenario where a human child is sent to an alien planet.
    The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nicky Pitarra, the adventures of the crazy mad scientists in the 1940s who made the atomic bomb. Known as the "Thunderbolts of Science".
    Secret by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Godenheim, a corporate espionage thriller.
    Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples, the story of a family caught in the midst of an interstellar sci-fi war.
    Danger Club by Landry Walker and Eric Jones(Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade), no real details but it looks like a violent teenage superhero book.
    Mondo by Ted McKeever, no real details but a cover image featuring a monstrous Hulk-esque figure.
    MacGuyver by Tony Lee, Becky Cloonan and Lee David Zlotov, a comic series following the famous 80s tv series.
    Album by Charlie Adlard and Robert Kirkman, a once a year hardcover sized one-shot. This years is a sci-fi story following a fuel tanker in space.
    Witch Doctor will be getting a second miniseries

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    I hope Cho has a few issues of both series in the can, because they sound awesome.

    Home Run sounds fun, but Lafuente's art is what'll make me buy it. Same with The Manhattan Project, and Pitarra. The teaser art for Mondo looks neat, too.

    I'll buy anything Brian Vaughan does too, so Saga's a must-buy for me.

    The Album idea sounds cool, too. I don't have any particular attachment to sci-fi, but with Kirkman's high profile, this could be a cool way for him to promote different genre comics, to a wide audience.

  • CarlosBCarlosB Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Dadouw wrote:
    Munch wrote: »
    I've only read what NBM has available of Dungeon (I think it's like five or six volumes), but yeah, those are some good comics. If you like Sergio Aragones or Stan Sakai, you'll probably like Dungeon.
    The scene in Dungeon: Twilight, where Marvin the dragon, now old and blind, confronts his former friend Herbert the Duck, who's become this dark, imposing Dr. Doom kind of guy, was really pretty heartbreaking, without being maudlin. After seeing those two go through so much together, only for them to eventually wind up at odds, was really affecting.

    Dungeon Zenith depicts how Herbert gets there, which is pretty sweet. The whole Dungeon: Twilight storyline is pretty amazing too, and it just gets better!

    Donjon Parade is where its at, though

    If you haven't read Dungeon: The Early Years, I definitely recommend it. I think it's actually the best collection in the series; kind of hard to say though since I read Dungeon: Zenith first and really enjoyed it too. I didn't really like Parade, though. I much prefer Dungeon: Monsters, which are pretty great stories of the side characters. Trondheim works with several guests artists on those.

    I also just got Approximate Continuum Comics, a collection of some of his autobiographical comics, from Fantagraphics. It's awesome, moreso for me probably because I can relate to his attempts to be less cynical about stuff.

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    So uh

    apparently Hellboy
    is dead. Like, for real dead.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    nah

  • TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Severed #1 was really good, and it's horror and darkness comes from a place that is much more simple, yet also more scary than anything Kirkman or other "shock horror" comics come from. Maybe Locke and Key, but I haven't read it yet but just going by what everyone has written about it here.

    Futaki's art is beautiful, and knows exactly how to structure the pages to really play with your mind on what you think is going to happen. One thing that I think the book gets away with that usually hampers others is that
    they show in the first pages that the lead character Jack doesn't die, he only lost an arm on his hobo adventures. By doing so it doesn't feel like a defeatist endeavor to finish the book, only to find out everyone dies at the end, like in a Kirkman book or something

    Highly recommended.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    nah
    Mike Mignola said it was a pretty real thing.

    Sooooo

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    Guys, the new trade of Atomic Robo is out. It's $5 on Comixology. I don't want to hear any excuses about why you don't currently own it in some form.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    wwtMask wrote:
    Guys, the new trade of Atomic Robo is out. It's $5 on Comixology. I don't want to hear any excuses about why you don't currently own it in some form.

    Edit: N/m, found it.

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