Indie Comics


Homestuck Book 1 cover by Adrienne Garcia

Homestuck^2: Beyond Canon is a Surprise Sequel to Homestuck

Homestuck ended three years ago. The seemingly endless webcomic embodied the vast weird, insularity of nerd culture on the internet. It referenced Choose Your Own Adventure text-based computer games, Science Fiction, l33t speak, spoofed yet invented its own memes, time travel, evil doppelgangers, cosmic wars, alternate universes and everything that geeks love. The series was […]


"Paradox Girl": For the Girl Who is Everything

“Paradox Girl”: For the Girl Who is Everything

Paradox Girl is a superheroine whose power is time travel. She has done it so many times in her own timeline that she doesn’t even have a beginning or end any more. There are so many of her past and future selves littered about that they’re tripping over each other. She causes as much trouble […]

BC FCBD Roundup: Dimensions Collide with 'Grumble VS. The Goon'

BC FCBD Roundup: Dimensions Collide with ‘Grumble VS. The Goon’

Free Comic Book Day 2019 was yet another embarrassment of riches, with just about every comic producing company out there putting a bunch of great, free comics in our eager little hands. But what if you missed something? What if you missed Free Comic Book Day entirely? Is there any hope of catching the books […]

BC FCBD Roundup: 'Punchline' Takes Flight in Origin Story

BC FCBD Roundup: ‘Punchline’ Takes Flight in Origin Story

Here we are, another frenzied Free Comic Book Day behind us… oh, wait! You missed it? Oh, wow. There were some really cool comics available, completely free. I’m afraid you’ve missed the free part, but I’m going to help you track down the cool comics you might have missed. Punchline is a pretty slick superhero […]

BC FCBD Roundup: Steampunk Intrigue with 'Lady Mechanika'

BC FCBD Roundup: Steampunk Intrigue with ‘Lady Mechanika’

Another Free Comic Book Day has come and gone, and as we all cackle with glee at our new found comics riches, one thought keeps creeping into my mind- What about the stuff I missed? I had to work this morning, so by the time I made it to my Friendly Local Comic Shop, quite […]

Chuck Dixon and Jethro Morales Bring ‘Militia’ to Blackbox in June

Chuck Dixon (Batman, Detective Comics, Punisher: Kingdom Gone) and Jethro Morales (Chasing Hitler) are teaming up to bring Militia to Blackbox Comics in June: When 40 young girls become pawns in a bloody civil war, the stakes are high.  A special-forces unit is sent to show the world how it’s done. Terror’s worst nightmare, a woman […]


Chad Hardin on Crowd Sourcing, Indie Comics, and More

Chad Hardin teamed up with Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti in 2013 to re-invent Harley Quinn for DC Comics, and provided interior art for a good chunk of that series’ run, as well as covers for some of the biggest titles in the DC Universe. Chad took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to […]

Atomic Robo VS. Academia in Dawn of a New Era #1 (Review)

Atomic Robo is hands-down the best comic featuring a century old robot that fights dinosaurs and teaches science currently on the market. If that sounds like veiled praise, it’s not; pulling off a title as endearing as Atomic Robo would be a herculean task, and Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener somehow pull it […]

Melniboné Comes to Life in Elric: The White Wolf Volume 1 (Review)

It’s been well over 50 years since Michael Moorcocks’s Elric of Melniboné was introduced to the fantasy genre. In the intervening decades, the albino anti-hero has been adapted to films, music, role-playing games, and most fittingly, comics. Titan Comics is the latest company to hold the license to publish Elric stories, and are about to release […]

‘Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age” #1 Review

In 1964 famed Twilight Zone writer/producer Rod Serling was asked to adapt Pierre Boulle’s Monkey Planet for the big screen. Eventually becoming the story outline for The Planet of the Apes, Serling’s script illustrated the darker sides of human nature, greed, and laziness through the looking glass of an alternate civilization; the great ape species […]

Grumble #1 Review: Aliens, Demons, and Talking Dogs, oh My!

A young woman with mysterious powers rescues a shape-shifting loser in the first issue of Grumble, the latest comic from writer Rafer Roberts (Modern Fantasy) and illustrator Mike Norton (Battlepugs). Grumble is a title that defies description, as it deftly combines humor, horror, science fiction, and fantasy tropes into one story. Tala is a young […]

LibraryCon Encourages Libraries to Run Their Own Comic Cons

Yesterday’s recent LibraryCon Live!, a live streaming event from Library Journal and School Library Journal was an attempt at a deeper look into the diverse world of comics in libraries. A virtual convention with comic book publishers, creators and bloggers all working together to promote literacy and storytelling through comics. Here’s how it looked on […]

Deep Roots #2 cover by Val Rodrigues

Deep Roots #2 Review: A Mysterious and Compelling Eco-Narrative

The two women who were dropped into the other world find the wandering farmer whom has been walking this realm for centuries. They help him understand what has happened to him. One of the women sees visions of this realm’s warrior knight. Back in London, the buildings are beginning to rapidly rot, and the powers […]

Midnight Task Force #1 cover by Alejandro Giraldo

Midnight Task Force #1 Review: A Detective Team of One

Major Aiden McCormick is the squad leader of a unit colloquially known as the Midnight Task Force. On their final mission, all but McCormick is killed, and he loses an arm in the disaster. Now, he is a detective in the Detroit PD, and the year is 2055. A brutal murder calls his attention. McCormick […]