In a city not sure whether it's modern or turn of the century, Victorian-punk Cricket must take care of the alien Creature, kidnapped and left with her by her now-dead brother, member of an underground worker's rights group fighting the morally questionable fatcats controlling the city's industry. (Got that?) Cricket makes a rather poor job of her guardianship- she dresses Creature up in some ragamuffin clothes, but she's not fooling anyone… including her enemies.
Meet Dr. Argon. He's balding, has bad teeth, angry insomniac eyes, and some rather frightening claw hands. Why the white lab jacket? Well, it's because he's a misanthropic mad scientist supervillain. He's forced to live peacefully in the suburbs and he hates every minute of it. It isn't long before he decides the best thing for him to do is… go back to his old ways. Of course.
Pandemonium, Inc. handles supernatural problems, big and small. That doesn't mean they've got things easy. (However, as hipsters with magic powers, they make them LOOK easy.) One of their number has got a prophecy hovering over his head, and we all know how those work out. Colorful, strong art style, interesting story and fun dialogue. Check it out!
This comic, although just getting started, will appeal to all types of readers. A Twist in the Tale is a collection of enjoyable short stories which, as the title suggests, have all got a twist of some sort. The genres change from story to story and the comic promises to have a little bit of everthing, given just a bit more time. Great black-and-white art and direct, rapid storytelling. Very Twilight Zone-ish!
Cwen's father is a powerful man who lives on a floating island and has dragons for servants. He has built his own empire, so it's only natural that he exiles his children so they aren't a threat. (Right?) Cwen is one such exiled child… but she has come back, with the intent to take over the place. There's just a couple of problems… This fun comic is brought to us by the creators of 3rd Party Fantasy and Vampire Phantasm X!
If you have crazy freaks as the villains of your city, then maybe you should use crazy freaks to try and stop them. Lucky Dawg is one such man… thing. Actually… he's a werewolf. The pro-level art is wild and colorful, much like the characters. There's just something really satisfying about reading a comic about a happy wereworlf, no matter how crazy and violent he is.
Batman and Robin, Moose and Squirrel… all the great duos are pairs of animals. Well, meet Kat and Dogg. In the style of 80s-90s American comics, Kat and Dogg are mutated humans (as part of a somewhat misguided attempt at helping humanity) who, along with some team members, are still pretty new to the game. When they find another mutant to add to their group, it turns out they aren't the only ones interested in him- high drama and lots of fighting ensues. Dynamic, pro-level black and white art.
If fanfiction were real, then fanfiction characters would be real… including Mary Sues, those perfectly despicable do-it-alls. And where would they come from? Why, a Mary Sue Academy of course, where they learn all their tooth-sickening traits, perfect their niche (there's even a Little Mermaid), and are unleashed upon the world. Clever premise, fun characters, cute art, and funny writing - the best bits are the Mary Sues themselves.
Everyone knows that the world is run by conspiracies. This comic is about the plot to increase the world's hate and violence. It's all instigated by demons of course, the experts in that kind of thing. However they have the cooperation of influential people in the real world. In MAG-ISA, we follow one boy as he struggles in this hate-filled world. In-depth writing, complex ideas, and a bit spiritual at times, there aren't easy answers or happy endings in MAG-ISA.
In the relatively near future, a policeman agrees to assit on a difficult and disturbing case, chasing a brutal criminal that has eluded him before. But how does this lead to him murdering his own son…? Professional level art will draw you in, but the compelling story will make you stay.
Meet Teddy Atwater, a kid who only did enough to scrape by… until a sports injury meant he couldn't even manage that. Now he has to repeat the sixth grade, which is no easy task when you have the friends that Teddy has. Although the art style is simple, it's appealing, the characters are really distinct and enjoyable, and there is lots of background and supporting information for those who like a little more meat to their comics.
Jaina's first day at her new boarding school is a drag. No one likes her, and the feeling is mutual. Jaina knows she is different from her schoolmates- but she doesn't quite realize just how different until she's captured by three weirdos in costumes, has to escape a run-down hick cabin in the woods, and sought after by witches and demons. Turns out she's probably the normal one.
It all starts when Talon and Isadora are interrupted in a delicate moment… by Isadora's husband, the Lord Governor of the city. Luckily for the handsome Talon this isn't an unusual happening, and he escapes. Unluckily for Isadora, she's now banished to a convent. Oops! A rather unlikely assembly of characters sets out to save her… Some early filler, but steady on - lovely art, great story, humorous and fun! (Definitely rated M!)
Border City (built by 12 legendary superheroes) was intended as a haven, a place where the darkness of the world outside would be kept outside. But all is not well within Border City's walls- Evil is still at work. The comic has wonderful art with great attention to detail. It's the enjoyably puzzling characters and story that make Border City what it is, however.
You never knew Seattle was so… colorful. Or dangerous. In The Emerald City, the men are muscled and the women wear microskirts, the bad guys are monstrous psychos with cool hair, and people die left and right in some pretty gruesome ways. It's not all random violence (though some is, like at the wings joint…), this is all connected to events 11 years ago.
A trio of fairly bubble-headed terrorists breaks into a high security compound to steal the time travel project Kokiro. They DO have a reason for wanting to go to the past (maybe) and although they seem to get in a lot of fights, they are (sort of) getting some kind of job done. If you're looking for a colorful, whimiscal, funny comic with lots of flailing arms and strange facial expressions, check this one out!
Dirtheads is a comic about three twenty-something guys doing their part to cut the crap in the world. Gooch goes on a quest for reimbursement and reveals the ‘pretend’ service practices of modern businesses. Vince starts dating ‘a reader’ that he tries to impress by sounding more intelligent than he is, and finds that things work better when he's not putting on an act. And Manny… well he's just an overeducated loser with high expectations.
Inept police, inept villains… is anyone in How Unfortunate capable of doing their jobs? Let's hope not, because things are pretty funny the way they are. Part cop movie, part Powers, part Naked Gun- read about what happens when a team of strangely powered (and poorly named) baddies goes up against a couple of reluctant cops and their also-reluctant ex-baddie super-powered partners. (Sounds complicated, but it's not!)
Why is it so hard for people in love to just love each other? Making decisions based on their perception of the other's best interests, or ignoring the one better for you because you like the other better, or not taking someone seriously… It's all a bit of a mess really. Nothing Really Serious is a comic about the frustrations of love when the participants aren't on the same page. Lovely art too!
Like several other great pieces of media, Manifestations starts with an awesome plane crash. Things only get more interesting from there. The creator of Devoid Of Life brings us a terrifying story of ghosts, monsters, resurrected cats, and other wild and scary things crawling around behind the back of reality (although ‘reality’ is a questionable concept, here). Smart, spellbindng, and looks amazing!
Meet Sarah, a girl who is constantly under pressure from her family to find a boy and fall in love with him. Just one problem- she fancies girls. What's Sarah to do? Her new friend Janey invites her out for some fun, but Sarah can hardly enjoy it as the entire time she's wondering whether she should tell Janey how much she really likes her… unfortunately romance isn't the only thing in her life that is difficult for Sarah.
Intergalactic love and war on the beaches of Hawaii… as Wizer gives free surfing lessons to blonde bombshell Kona (who is interested in more than a 'beach bum, to his dismay), spaceships battle in the stratosphere above them. Forgive the excitable punctuation early on, because this comic looks absolutely lovely- especially the water- and has a pretty interesting story developing.
Military and psychic rescue teams arrive too late to save Lancelot unit, who are found gruesomely dead in a mansion infested with paranormal dangers. It doesn't take long for them to realize they're in way over their heads…. Compelling storyline and amazingly detailed art will remind you of Hellboy and Guy Davis's BPRD work. The black-and-white style is a treat to look at, and you should see the color pages!
Leo is an orphan- he never knew his father and his mother was killed before his eyes. Life is tough for him. The police are always after him- at the beginning of this comic, they've almost caught him. A very odd guardian angel comes to his rescue just in time to save him from the police and from another very odd man in water-filled platform shoes. Lots of great fight scenes ensue! When things calm down, Leo learns that he hasn't quite been as alone as he thought. The guardian angel was sent by his father… Zeus.