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Metroland #4 by Julia Scheele and Owen Pomery

Metroland #4 https://buff.ly/2lhICI7 is a 52-page, Double-Sized, Full Color, Fantasy Comic written by Ricky Miller and illustrated by Julia Scheele and Owen Pomery. Covers by Julia Scheele. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

This is the final issue of the first arc of the fantasy comic Metroland! Pop stars are dying, the world is coming to an end and everything seems to lead back to a forgotten seventies musician called David Bowie in this fantastical tale of music, friendship, and sadness.

This is a wonderful, twisting story full of complex relationships and alternate realities. The story takes you on a journey through a music rich world filled with electric dreams and illustrated with bright, colorful, and interesting characters! You can visit Metroland at https://buff.ly/2lhICI7 and get the complete Metroland issues 1-4 at https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/metroland-1-to-3-special-offer

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Dog Meat Comic by Gabriel C. Rodriguez

Dog Meat Comic is a 24-page, Black and White, ADULTS ONLY mini comic created by Gabriel C. Rodriguez.

This mini contains seven short stories based on lyrics written by Ice T (T. Marrow) and interpreted and illustrated by Gabriel C. Rodriguez. Each story features classic comic characters engaged in some very out of character activities! First Gabriel treats readers to The Peanuts as they have a run in with the cops and Franklin decides to run! Next a shotgun toting Andy Capp takes matters into his own hands! Then the dark side of Dilbert emerges as he steps into the night with knife in hand! In the middle of all of this we deploy to a combat zone with Beetle Baily and crew! Then Zippy the Pinhead drops in on some unsuspecting kids and Dennis the Menace pisses off the wrong guy! The issue concludes with Hobbes taking a love smitten Calvin for a walk on the seedier side of town!

Everything about this comic is great entertainment! The twisted takes on the characters and the recognizable art styles all come together to take you to unexpected places that’ll leave you wanting more!

You can find more from Gabrial C. Rodriguez on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StGabrielsLounge/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jellyprisoninmytelevision/

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Purgatory (“A Rejects Story”) by Casanova Nobody Frankenstein

For Throw Back Thursday it’s…Purgatory (“A Rejects Story”) http://www.fantagraphics.com/purgatory is a 94-page, Black and White, autobiographic comic written and illustrated by Casanova Nobody Frankenstein. From Fantagraphics’ F.U. Press, published by Triple G.

Cassie takes us back in time and inside the loneliness and turmoil of his teenage world as he deals with the anxiety of school, an emotionally unsupportive family, and discovering his own identity. These subjects are told through journal-like entries accompanied by single page illustrations. Each journal page has been type written and affixed over the original handwritten text complete with smudges, shadows of tape, and paper edges. The design and composition of Purgatory gives it a very personal and raw look that completely complements the story contained within.

The biting narrative paints a bleak picture of teenage life in a big city where groups form and self-segregate based on interests, neighborhoods, and ethnicities. Cassie details his strategic maneuvering through the hostile teenage wasteland, calculating everything from which form of transportation to take to school, to which entrance to go through. Cassie explains how each of these choices had impacts on rest of the day, so moves had to be analyzed and consequences considered.

The one overriding feeling conveyed throughout Purgatory is that of determination. Determination to persevere, to overcome, and to break free. And that’s exactly what Cassie did. He struggled through the obstacles and shadows that fill the teenage years with an almost unbearable angst and he emerged…as Casanova Nobody Frankenstein!

You can journey into Casanova Nobody Frankenstein’s Purgatory (“A Rejects Story”) at http://www.fantagraphics.com/purgatory and find more at http://buff.ly/2qlt8Gq

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Copy That! #51 by D. Blake Werts with We Said What? by D. Blake Werts & Bob Vojtko and Squint #5 by Tom Brinkmann

Copy That 51For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy That! #51! This issue is an 8-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

Change is in the air! Last issue Blake said changes were coming and here they are! First up is the name. Copy This! is now Copy That! Next is the size. This issue is a traditional 8-pager, and there ain’t no interview! Yep, Blake opens with his usual note to readers and then we jump right into the news and info section! Blake does mention that the interviews will continue and a younger group of creators outside the Newave and Obscuro crowd will be the focus! But, that’s not all! Also included with this issue of Copy That! are two minicomics! D. Blake Werts Presents We Said That?, an 8-page mini by Blake and Bob Vojtko, and Tom Brinkmann’s 16-page Squint #5!

In the community news and info section we’re treated to offerings from: Alan Sisson (Sizzo-Link’s Weekly Spotlight); Andy Nukes (The Andy Nukes Newsletter); Bob Vojtko (Butrum Beaver); Charles Brubaker (Ask a Cat); Everett Rand (Mineshaft); George Erling (Cartoon Loonacy); Keith O’Brien (Weekly Hero); Lara (Jungian Shadow Work Applied Towards Futanari Hantai); Matt Jones (Free For A Reason); and Robert Pasternak (Acid Man Society).

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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Printsploitation #3 by various artists/writers

Printsploitation #3 https://buff.ly/2H99Lpb is a 48-page, black and white, full size horror themed zine with art from various contributors. Cover art by Corinne Halbert.

This issue features the work of 19 artists. Each artist provides a black and white rendering of a classic or cult horror subject. The eclectic subjects covered include I Drink Your Blood, Nekromantik, Halloween, Hellraiser, Demons, Conquest, Martyrs, Blood Feast, Frankenstein ’80, Torso, Return of the Living Dead III, Salem’s Lot, Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein, Videodrome, Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks, Prophecy, Psychomania, Werewolf Woman vs Naschy, Alucarda, Roller Blade, Tomb of the Blind Dead, Daughters of Darkness, Carnival of Souls, Tourist Trap, Burial Ground, American Movie, Octaman, Mausoleum, and a Blind Dead tribute! All perfectly penned in black ink and a range of styles by artists Putrid, Corinne Halbert, Reuben Splatterbeast, SP3KTR, Eric Rot, Jim Terry, Don England, Colin Rodgers, Seth Goodkind, Klon J Waldrip/Power Profiles, Tavi Veraldi, Jack Mulkern, Jonathan La Mantia, JB Roe, Nate Higley, Gruesome Graphx, Pete, Robert David Elwood, and Scott R. Miller. In addition Mike “McBeardo” McPadden contributes an article on teen sex comedy posters, and Camera Viscera provides a nice piece titled “Artist Behind the Image” that focuses on C.W. Taylor! But that’s not all! Included with all this horror greatness is also Power Profiles of Jess Franco, Debbie Rochon, William Girdler, and Susan Tyrrell. All written and drawn by the knowledgeable and talented Klon J. Waldrip!

You can get your hands on Printsploitation #3 at https://buff.ly/2H99Lpb and find even more on the homepage at https://printsploitation.bigcartel.com/

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The Great North Wood by Tim Bird

The Great North Wood http://www.averyhillpublishing.com is a 68-page, full color, comic written and illustrated by Tim Bird. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

Tim Bird beautifully illustrates a captivating tale of woodlands that have been shaped over years by the people that have inhabited the area. But, just as the people have influenced the woods, the woods have cast their own spell over the people. Throughout this intriguing story Tim brilliantly describes in both word and picture how nature and people have been molded by time and circumstance in this place. Going back to a time when the area of Southern England was forest covered, to the present day of scattered trees among the urban sprawl, Tim spins an informative history lesson complete with interesting facts, characters, and lasting impressions.

You can take a walk through The Great North Wood with Tim Bird and Avery Hill Publishing at http://www.averyhillpublishing.com  and find more from Tim at http://www.timothybird.co.uk

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Cornelia Cartoons #15 by Kel M. Crum

Cornelia Cartoons #15 http://www.dangerousbird.com/ is a 16-page, B&W humor comic written and illustrated by Kel M. Crum. Published by Dangerous Bird Productions.

Corny back at in series of new adventures in this latest offering from Kel! The temptations of the internet prove to be too much for Corny to resist, but can she avoid getting infected when delving into the world of Adult Sites?! Next Corny discovers the joys of virtual reality as she dons the goggles and a Wonder Woman tiara! Her enthusiasm for heroics spreads, but with very different results! Later Thighbone Jones tries his chops at the Blues Bagpipes and receives a somewhat drafty reception! And finally Corny is confronted by a group of Uppity-Graders and ridiculed for her use of 20th century tech in the 21st century!

Kel M. Crum brings the funny to the small press with his first lady of indie comics, Cornelia! This every-gal plods through the mediocracy of life with wide-eyed glee and a child-like fervor to live on her own terms, which always leads to comical consequences! You can find the funny with Kel M. Crum’s Cornelia Cartoons at http://www.dangerousbird.com/

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Copy This! #50 by D. Blake Werts

For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #50! This issue is a 40-page, B&W info/news mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts.

For this, the 50th issue, Blake puts himself in the interviewee seat as Richard Krauss does the honors of interviewer!

Right out of the gate Blake opens up about the surprises (both good and bad) that Copy This! has brought him over the past four years. Following that Richard asks Blake to talk a little about his early interest in comics, which leads to an unexpected hubcaps connection! Then comes the minis! Blake reveals how he came to find the world of mini comix and the Newave underground of the ‘80s! He goes on about attending SPACE and meeting lots of creators and how the idea of Copy This! emerged. Blake also describes his collecting habit and how things have changed since Copy This! took off, and the challenges of downsizing. During this interview Blake also mentions one of his side gigs as reviewer for the awesome zine Xerography Debt, and then announces some coming changes for the future of Copy This!

Toward the end Blake talks about where he’d like to go with Copy This! and what YOU, the mini-comic community, can do to help get there! It’s pretty easy really, just send him a little postage love, send in finished articles/interviews, and send in your 8, 12, or 16-page mini for Blake to distribute with Copy This! Imagine if we all did just one of these things! I’m gonna knock out a mini to share with Blake along with some postage love!

In the community news and info section we’re treated to offerings from: Adam Yeater (The Collector); Buzz Buzzizyk (Morty Bitcoin); Carrie McNinch (You Don’t Get There From Here); Charles Brubaker (The Fuzzy Princess); Edward Bolman (The White Buffalo Gazette); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Matt Jones (Squad Car; Aww Lawd It’s Book #9; The Vicarious Victim; Bing Bang…; The Skeleton Pimp); Micah Liesenfeld (Ninja Guy); Michael Neno (ABBA ZAB); Nate McDonough (Grixly); Poopsheet Foundation (Wag Rag); and Scott Davis (Minis, Digests, Etc.).

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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Chicken Outfit #3 War on Error by Joe Deagnon and Kirby Stasyna

Chicken Outfit #3 War on Error https://buff.ly/2Hsv4mu is a 50-page, full color, ADULTS ONLY, by Joe Deagnon and Kirby Stasyna. Published by Paranoid Tales of Neurosis and Chicken Outfit Media.

An uncircumcised man in a chicken outfit picks at a sore and a fully feathered chicken burst forth in a mix of blood and guts and shower water! This ain’t Rock’n’Roll, this is Chicken Outfit #3!

Rusty, the guy in a Chicken Outfit, and his trusty little green friend Stan, continue their very strange adventure that leads them through dive bars, corporate hallways, and basement lairs. As they navigate the perilous world they find themselves in they must contend with flat-faced creatures, witches, evil plans, psychics, and a purple clad performer doing a little GG Allin stage show! Rusty and Stan push through their obstacles while at the same time realizing nothing really matters in the long run ‘cause it’s all just going to turn to dust and blow away…unless you have some high degree of celebrity status that ensures your artistic creations will be preserved for future generations!

This crazy comic has everything! A weird, well written, crazy story that unfolds loaded with suspense, action, horror, nudity, and a guy wearing a Chicken Outfit! Each polished page is filled with excellent drawings and bright and vibrant colors. Every background is well established and detailed, and light and shadow are used with great effect throughout the book!

You can slip into your own Chicken Outfit and pluck some feathers at http://www.undergroundcomix.ca/chickenoutfit and http://www.gumroad.com/undergroundcomix

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Mineshaft #35 by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri

Mineshaft #35 http://www.mineshaftmagazine.com/store.html is a 44-page, digest size, B&W comic zine with “Red Hot” French Paper Company Pop-Tone cover. Published and edited by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri with front cover art and design by Robert Crumb.

This is the Jay Lynch Memorial issue with new work by Jay Lynch, Robert Crumb, Charles Bukowski & Pat Moriarity, Billy Childish, Mary Fleener, Art Spiegelman, Ed Piskor & Jay Lynch, Nina Bunjevac, Christoph Mueller, Robert Armstrong, Wm. Crook Jr., Robert Armstrong, Bill Griffith, David Collier, and much More! This issue pays tribute to Jay Lynch with a collection of exquisite comix and art. It also has some poetry, and new dreams from Crumb! Every issue of Mineshaft delivers great, old school comix in a nice zine format that leaves your nostalgia for the heyday of zinedom satisfied! And, as always, the talent assembled in the pages of Mineshaft never disappoints!

You can enjoy Mineshaft #35 for yourself and grab some earlier issues at http://www.mineshaftmagazine.com/store.html