This Week’s Indie Comics News Cycle
This is the latest instalment of Soda and Telepaths’ Indie Comics News. This page is a revolving news cycle post and will cease updating at 12pm 16th July AEST. You will find the latest indie comics news included here that are relevant for the week ending 16/7/21. Any news submitted outside of this time frame are counted as News for the following week and as such will be included in Next Week’s News Cycle.
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FOR MOLLY by Gabe Cheng and Benjamin Sawyer – Lands On Kickstarter
FOR MOLLY is an action packed modern fantasy adventure, set among the abandoned things in the New Jersey forest. An anti-social talking dog named Molly helps an outsider named Greg rescue his sister from a hidden evil. The complete, four chapter story is on Kickstarter now. The campaign also includes artwork by Benjamin Sawyer, Emma Kubert (DC Comics TEEN TITANS, Image Comics INKBLOT), Cathleen Abalos, Izzy Cheng, and Elisa Meneghel.
Written by Gabe Cheng with art by Benjamin Sawyer, FOR MOLLY is about trust, abandonment, and the type of bond that can only form between a human and a dog. It has feral gangs of talking dogs, rogue cops wielding swords, and dangerous human cultists living off-the-grid in the forest. But at the center are two characters with a lot of baggage that realize they need each other to survive.
Cheng left a successful career as a high school teacher and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for writing comics and working in entertainment. He hosts a biweekly Futurama fan podcast called Another Lousy Millennium and writes comic book reviews for Fanbase Press.
In FOR MOLLY, he draws from personal experiences to tell a story about the things in our lives that are worth fighting for.
Head to the Kickstarter Campaign for more information.
Dan Christensen’s Paranormal Trilogy Available on Kickstarter
Paranormal is a super-powered pulp noir crime graphic novel drawn with an impeccable blend of American comics and classic European clean line style.
Los Angeles, present day. Henry Wade Johnson, the paranormal criminal known as the Ogre, has just been released from prison and is determined to make a fresh start, hoping to reunite with his wife and turn his back on his shady past.
Unfortunately, things don’t quite work out the way he had planned: not only has his wife left him, but one of his former accomplices, a paranormal criminal called Rat Face, has just murdered several police officers and stolen a drug shipment from L.A.’s deadliest crime lord.
Head to the Kickstarter Campaign for more information.
Aceblade #1-#5 available on Kickstarter
Superhero Aceblade battles 4 villains in one night. Will breaking his code make him a villain too?
Aceblade fights crime in a city of superpowered women and men while having no powers of his own. His first year of fighting crime has made him frustrated at the lack of progress in Vegas City, and he’s almost ready to give it up. A proposition from Gutshot, to earn the type of money that can make a real difference, has our Hero at a precarious crossroads. Is it possible to do something bad for a good reason?
Aceblade is created by Danny J Quick. Head to the Kickstarter Campaign for more information.
Occult Crime Comic: Black Blizzard by Aaron Reese
Crime syndicates and police reach an uneasy truce to stop an occult serial killer.
This Black Blizzard story arc follows a team of investigators and hardened criminals as they work to unravel a series of brutal murders that are being committed with escalating savagery. Crime syndicates and police have reached an uneasy truce to stop this occult serial killer. The group must overcome riots, supernatural events and a worsening blizzard as they race the clock before the next murder tears the city apart.
Black Blizzard is created by Aaron Reese. As of this article, it has achieved more than 100% of its crowdfunding goal. Head to the Kickstarter Campaign for more information.
5 Page Preview: Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf’s BASILISK #3
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BASILISK #3, the next issue of a new supernatural horror series from New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), acclaimed artist Jonas Scharf (Avengers of the Wasteland), colorist Alex Guimarães, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unleashing an epic tale of vengeance and survival as a monstrous threat ravages the countryside and the only ones who can stop it are mortal enemies, available in August 2021.
Is there no end to the Chimera’s reign of terror? Regan, a former member of the Chimera, and her past victim Hannah continue the hunt for Regan’s brethren, but the shared memories that haunt them both may put an end to their quest. Meanwhile, cornered, the other Chimera may have met their match…
BASILISK #3 features main cover art by series artist Jonas Scharf and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators Rod Reis (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Rafael Albuquerque (BRZRKR).
Print copies of BASILISK #3 will be available for sale on August 4, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
5 Page Preview: Eat the Rich #1 (BOOM! Studios)
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at EAT THE RICH #1, the premier issue in a chilling new original five-issue comic book series from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife, Magic For Liars) with artist Pius Bak (Firefly, The Magicians), colorist Roman Titov, and letterer Cardinal Rae, about the unspeakable horrors lying in wait behind the idyllic lives of the one percent, available in August 2021.
Welcome to Crestfall Bluffs! With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to spend the summer with her boyfriend Astor in his seemingly perfect hometown. It’s a chance to finally meet his family and childhood friends, all while enjoying a vacation where every need is attended to. But beneath the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot… will Joey discover the truth before it’s too late, and even if she does, can she survive to tell the tale?
EAT THE RICH #1 features main cover art by famed illustrator Kevin Tong and variant covers by acclaimed artists Becca Carey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jenny Frison (Something is Killing the Children), and Leila del Duca (Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed).
Fanbase Press announce Ripple Effects by Jordan Hart and Bruno Chiroleu
Fanbase Press have announced the latest addition to its publishing slate and its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu),flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and featuring cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios).
Fanbase Press tells us “It’s like The Incredibles meets the dramedy, 50/50.”
In a world that is no stranger to superheroes, George Gibson is invulnerable to physical harm but fights every day to stay alive. Suffering from an acute case of type 1 diabetes, his invincibility is offset by a defective pancreas that must be monitored and treated daily. This incurable disease makes George’s body both his greatest strength and his eternal weakness.
The series is one near and dear to creator Jordan Hart who lives with an invisible and incurable blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia.
“40% of Americans have an incurable disease, some more lethal than others,” notes Hart.
“A superhero who struggles with medical bills, weekly doctor visits, and the anxiety of depending on daily, erratic treatments seems well overdue.”
What sets this series apart is a positive, person-first representation about life with a chronic disease . . . which just so happens to also include superhuman abilities. But, Ripple Effects isn’t just a story about a character with an incurable disease. It’s also a thrilling and relevant superhero tale that touches on the difficulty of finding a work/life balance, the class struggles and economic inequality experienced by many in our nation, and the desire to help others during trying times.
Issues #1-5 of the comic book series will be released digitally through ComiXology and Hoopla Digital starting in the summer of 2022. In addition, the series will be collected into a printed trade paperback following the digital release. The Ripple Effects trade paperback is currently available for pre-order through the Fanbase Press website (www.fanbasepress.com). Pre-orders made by August 1, 2022, will receive an exclusive print illustrated and signed by series creator Jordan Hart.