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The Wicked Righteous #3 of 6 by Terry Mayo, Lucas Romero, Christopher Hall, and Brandon DeStefano

The Wicked Righteous #3 of 6 https://www.alternacomics.com/wickedrighteous is a 25-page, standard size, full color comic created and written by Terry Mayo with pencils and ink by Lucas Romero, colors by Christopher Hall, and letters by Brandon DeStefano. Published by Alterna Comics.

Lucas and the others return to the “Ballpark” to make a deal, but the Horsemen appear on the scene and the stranger Cross takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile a creepy kid that just might be crazy stalks comicLucas and his clan, and someone comes calling for JC!

In this futuristic, apocalyptic, religiously themed survival story a group of kids try to outwit and stay ahead of vicious scavengers and murders. Along the way they befriend some and run from others as they protect themselves and attempt to maintain what’s left of their family. The writing is a real page-turner as the story just keeps getting more and more interesting as it leads into new territory and introduces new characters and perilous situations! The art is clean and polished with plenty of attention given to details, backgrounds, compositions, and colors!

Join The Wicked Righteous at https://buff.ly/2lauxPq and find more from Alterna Comics at http://bit.ly/2jGlxzw

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Doctor Leviathan Volume #1 by James Banks Jr.

Doctor Leviathan

Doctor Leviathan Volume #1 https://t.co/QqZDTAsYyu is a standard size, 155-page, B&W, graphic novel written and illustrated by James Banks Jr.

This is a tale about a futuristic Detroit that is ravaged by super villains that leave the rock city a blood-soaked, partially demolished battleground. From the rubble emerges the enigmatic Doctor Leviathan, a mysterious being with supernatural powers capable of defeating the most vicious of foes! Once the good doctor makes his presence known carnage ensues as limbs are ripped off, skulls are crushed, and general mayhem eclipses the few remnants of law and order that survive!

James goes all out with coarse, brutal action in Doctor Leviathan! From the very beginning of this 3-issue story James sets a scene of over the top slaughter. Innocent little girls and other seemingly defenseless bystanders are engulfed in violent disorder as gigantic, mutated slayers with enhanced weaponry engage in all-out destruction! The writing moves the story quickly along from one scene of butchery to the next as the art fills every space of the page with raw, detailed annihilation and gore!

You can experience the eradication of evil with Doctor Leviathan at https://t.co/QqZDTAsYyu and https://t.co/IPJwISVOJm and on Twitter @JimBanks2017

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Trespasser #4 by Justin M. Ryan, Kristian Rossi, and DC HoPkins

Trespasser

Trespasser #4 of 4 https://buff.ly/2CWkge4 is a 24-page, standard size full color comic, written by Justin M. Ryan, illustrated by Kristian Rossi, and lettered by DC HoPkins. Published by Alterna Comics.

In this final installment of Trespasser a father and daughter try to survive in a world turned upside down by an alien invasion. Society has broken down and most have sought refuge elsewhere. A mysterious sickness has spread across the land and now all the dad can do is question his decisions and hope his little girl can be cured by an unlikely helper.

The storytelling and art are both topnotch in this sci-fi tale about choices, regret, and relationships! The story delivers an unexpected ending that’s satisfying in its surprise twist while also consistent with the subtler flow of the drama from the beginning. The creative on Trespasser make great use of clever and indirect storytelling methods in both the writing and rendering that make this overall series a real treat to experience!

You can join the Trespasser in this Sci-Fi apocalyptic world at https://buff.ly/2CWkge4 and find more at https://www.alternacomics.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/AlternaComics/

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The Chair #4 of 4 by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut

The Chair #4 of 4 https://www.alternacomics.com/thechair is a 32-page, B&W, crime/horror, mature readers, standard size comic written, inked, and lettered by Peter Simeti, with pencils by Kevin Christensen, and edited by Erin Kohut. Cover by Peter Simeti and Kevin Christensen. Published by Alterna Comics.

It’s the final issue of the jailhouse series and more questions arise as fates unfold! The end has come for the murderous Sullivan, but are things really as they seem? Has Sullivan, the imprisoned psychotic killer, really witnessed the brutal torture and deaths of his fellow prisoners, or has he simply lost touch with reality? And what’s to be made of the relationship between Sullivan and the Warden? Is there more between them than meets the eye?

The creative team behind The Chair bring the house down in this final chapter of the story! It’s all out carnage and confessions as law and chaos collide on Death Row! Peter delivers clever twists that send the story in unanticipated directions, while Kevin drives home the feeling of desolation and despair with his rough edged renderings and washes of gray!

Take your seat in The Chair at your local comics shop and at https://www.alternacomics.com/thechair and find more at https://www.alternacomics.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/AlternaComics/

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Fuzzy Princess #9: A Fuzzy Christmas by Charles Brubaker

Fuzzy Princess

Fuzzy Princess #9: A Fuzzy Christmas http://www.fuzzy-princess.com is a 28-page, standard size, B&W with color covers, all-ages, humor comic written and illustrated by Charles Brubaker and published by Smallbug Press.

Sad the holidays are over? Well rejoice, because Charles Brubaker keeps the season alive with A Fuzzy Christmas! In this fuzzy funny the otherworldly Princess Kat learns all about the strange celebration of Christmas and its parallels to her own “Winter Fest.” Holiday hijinks ensue as unipotamuses, detachable tails, and bird bondage mix with bear wrestling, butt blasting, and feasting!

Charles always manages to serve up the silly and this time around he ensures Kat and her friends keep it funny! The cartoony images and witty writing carry the reader jocularly through one situation to another as comical characters explain and prepare for fun and festivities!

You can enjoy A Fuzzy Christmas yourself at http://www.fuzzy-princess.com and find more from Charles Brubaker at http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and http://www.bakertoons.com/ and https://tapastic.com/cbrubaker

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Mail Bag: Mörf by Billy McKay and 24 other artists

Have you seen this crazy thing? It’s a full-color jam comic by 25 artists in which each artist only saw the page before theirs. When all the drawings were done Billy McKay wrote a story around them (in rhyming verse even). The other artists are Billy McKay, Marc Palm, Max Clotfelter, Jeff Heidel, Dale Martin, Ryan Holgerson, Micah Liesenfeld, Chad Woody, Henry Knoth, Warren E. Elliott, Jimbo Easter, Nate McDonough, Andrew Goldfarb, Adam Yeater, Jesse Thomas, Oryan McGowan, Joseph Tenney, Pam Bliss, Suzanne Baumann, Carrie McNinch, Jason Young, Bruce Orr, Bob Corby, Tom Cherry and Bob Vojtko. Pretty great list!

You can pick this one up (and other good stuff) in Billy’s Etsy shop.

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Mail Bag: Strimp by Simon Mackie

Simon Mackie’s been drawing small press comics for a long time but this is his first ever mini! And a micro mini at that. It’s actually been out a while now but do check in with him to see if it’s still available. If it’s not, I’m sure he can point you to something equally as entertaining.

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Mail Bag: new mini-comics from Brian Horst

Brian Horst is printing up new minis all the time. Drop him a line and see how to get some for yourself. Some of the latest include Laffs #2 and Things I’ve Gotten Pretty Good at in the Last Three Years.

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Copy This #46 by D. Blake Werts & Weird Beard by Andrew Goldfarb

Copy This and Weird Beard

Copy This! #46, a 28-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Andrew Goldfarb, also includes Andrew’s 8-page minicomic Weird Beard!

In this installment of Copy This! Blake sits down with Andrew Goldfarb. The two discuss Andrew’s musical career as The Slow Poisoner, the influence of monster movies, sibling rivalry leading to drawing, early comic creations, getting into self-publishing, Eraserhead Press, unicorns with upset tummies, trading through mail, collaborations and comic shows, process and tools of the trade, expanding mental boundaries, and weird things!

Then, in the mini Weird Beard, Andrew gives us the story of a wayward beard in search of a clean-shaven face!

Finally in the community news and info section we get treated to the offerings of: Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Jaime Crespo (Los Punkers); John Porcellino / Pascal Girard (Apartment Number Three); Kelly Froh & Max Clotfelter (Stewbrew); Matt Feazell (Board of Superheros, and Five O’Clock Shadow); and Matt Jones (Silas, Intergalactic Stoner Slug).

To get your hands on Copy This! and for more info contact:

D. Blake Werts
12339 Chesley Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net

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Mail Bag: Through a Basement Window by Clark A. Dissmeyer

If you’ve been around mini-comics for a while or have read up on their history you’ve probably seen work by Clark Dissmeyer (also known as CAD). He’s been an incredibly prolific creator for decades even when not making a large effort to get the work out to the public. Although he’s dabbled in a variety of genres and approaches, The perfectly titled Through the Basement Window: The Collected Comix of Clark A. Dissmeyer 1984-1986 is a solid collection of some of his darker, spooky and sometimes macabre comics work. This is a 160-page trade paperback edited by longtime collaborator Marc Myers and designed by Richard Krauss.

Here’s an excerpt (taken from the book) from an unpublished 1984 interview that offers some insight into Dissmeyer’s approach as a creator:

“I want to avoid the familiar stereotypes, archetypes and cliches of comics — funny animals, heroes, continuing character humor, slapstick, ‘topical’ satire, straight gag formats, EC imitation, etc. I want to do good non-cliched horror comics, vignettes and short stories. To conduct experiments in narrative without falling into RAW-like obscurantism, and in structure to develop an individual visual vocabulary.”

You can see an incomplete list of his output at the Database. Many of those minis and zines are hard to find so this collection would be a great start for those unfamiliar with his work.

Through a Basement Window can be purchased at Amazon or, no doubt, by contacting publisher Marc Myers.