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Unit 44 by by Wes Locher and Eduardo Jiménez

Unit 44 https://buff.ly/2vkiT5c is a 100+page, Sci-Fi, action/humor graphic novel with story and letters by Wes Locher and illustrations and colors by Eduardo Jiménez. Published by Alterna Comics.

In this 100+page comedic tale a couple of inept agents working for a secret organization forget to pay rent on a storage unit that houses alien technology. Soon competing forces race to grab the tech for their own nefarious purposes while the agents attempt to redeem themselves by getting to it first! What follows is a humor filled, action packed, race to stop an alien invasion! Rednecks, scientists, secret agents, and little blue men all converge in this funny comic, and we finally learn what really happened at Roswell, NM!

The writing in this comic is full of tongue-in-cheek references and subtle one liners that build on the characters’ personalities and complement the absurdity of the various situations the characters find themselves in. Between the jokes and gags is a solid, funny story that’s well paced from beginning to end! The art also takes a humorous slant by exaggerating character features and movements, and dropping in a few sight gags too!

Explore what can be found inside Unit 44 at https://buff.ly/2vkiT5c and find more from Alterna Comics at https://www.alternacomics.com/

 

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Lilith Dark #3 by Charles C. Dowd

Lilith Dark #3 https://www.alternacomics.com/lilithdark is an all-ages, fantasy adventure, full color, 24-page, four-issue limited series written and illustrated by Charles C. Dowd. Published by Alterna Comics.

After following a kitten into an old tree, Lilith Dark finds herself in a strange underground world of beasties, spiders, and other strange creatures! Armed and aided by her odd sidekick, Lilith is ready to whomp some beastie butt, but her brother and big sister have other ideas. Can Lilith and her siblings escape the creepy creatures in this strange subterranean realm? Or will Lilith have to take matters into her capable hands and defeat the dastardly adversaries on her own?!

Charles C. Dowd delivers a fun, action filled comic with a great leading character! Lilith Dark is a tough, fearless little girl up for anything that comes her way. The perfect strong lead for any adventure story! She is written and illustrated as a believable little girl full of wonder and an active imagination. The supporting characters all lend complementary perspectives on the situations Lilith faces that help ground Lilith firmly in her fantastic world while also reinforcing the child like qualities that make Lilith Dark such an enjoyable character and fun comic!

Join Lilith Dark on her adventures at https://www.alternacomics.com/lilithdark and find more at http://lilithdark.com/

 

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Tomb of Horror #2 anthology from Swamp Line Comics

Tomb of Horror #2 http://www.swamplinecomics.com is a full color, 84-page, horror comic anthology written and illustrated by various creators with cover art by Jon Clark, compiled and edited by Kim Roberts, and design and layout by Chris Allen. Published by Swamp Line Comics.

In Baron Ubenstein, Troy Vevasis and Saul Haber start this series of scary stories off with a short haunting tell of a long dead castle owner that crawls out of the shadows to reclaim what is his!

Then in Blizzard, Jack Wallace, Dan Lauer, and Chris Allen ensure a greedy explorer gets a chilly surprise when dismisses native lore in the deep recesses of a dark cave!

Next in Der Shatten, Mariano Falzone, Alfredo Retamar, and Alfonso Marugo relate a unique tale that delves into the question of “does the man cast the shadow, or the shadow cast the man?!”

Later in Festering Madness, Chris Gates, Chandra Kelly, Robert Nugent, and Nikki Sherman share a bullied boy’s anguish as he turns to a special friend that offers to help him solve his problems once and for all!

After that we’re treated to a little futuristic debauchery titled Georgie Porgie, from the talented and depraved mind of James Johnson!

Then we step inside Hell House, where Jack Wallace, Francesco Conte, and Chris Allen send us on a treasure hunt that unearths a family secret!

Paul Bradford and Matt Olsen take us out to sea in High Seas: Undead People, a blood fest wrapped around zombie pirates!

Following a nuclear accident in southern Spain, Edgar Ascensão, Rafael Oliveira, and Raquel Rodrigues give us a horde of melting flesh beings in Invasion, and they’re devouring everyone in their path!

Then Kim Roberts, Denis Vermesse, and Nikki Sherman nudge us to look into The Mirror, where we learn even the most pleasing reflection can be deceptive and dangerous!

In The Night Terrors Podcast #17, Roddy McCance and Rolands Kalnins introduces us to an inquisitive young man that loses himself once he enters a mysterious computer game!

Something strange is going on and only one man can see it and stop it to save humanity in The Replacements, from JoJo King, Rahil Mohsin, and Nikki Sherman!

Money temps a couple of skeptics to go on a paranormal hunt in an old house in the piece Scarecrow, by Kim Roberts, Zaex Starzax, and Chris Allen, but the couple soon become believers when the supernatural makes a crashing entrance!

A mathematician finds his way to Hell through The Demonic Sudoku, from Julio Paz, Pietro Vaughn, and Nikki Sherman!

Next Marta Tanrikula, Valeriana Cretella, and E.T. Dollman try to keep things clean as they deal with the stench of a reclusive roommate in The Slob!

And to close things out we take a look Under the Bed, where Bryan Hoover, Ron Joseph, Jake Isenberg, and E.T. Dollman hide an unsuspecting guest to tuck us in tight!

Each story in this anthology offers a fresh take on timeless terrors. Between the pages there are well written tales of creepy things in the dark, creatures hidden out of sight, and conspirators plotting evil deeds! The art spans many styles, each rendered with a level of skill and talent that brings these tales of trepidation to life! The various writers, illustrators, and colorists provide an eerily enjoyable range of styles that clearly distinguish one story from the next and make Tomb of Horror #2 a great read just in time for the Halloween season!

You can enter the Tomb of Horror #2 at http://www.swamplinecomics.com and find more at https://www.facebook.com/swampline/

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The Ghost Cat by Charles Brubaker

The Ghost Cat #1 http://www.patreon.com/smallbug a 16-page, B&W, all-ages humor comic zine written and illustrated by Charles Brubaker.

In this inaugural issue we’re introduced to the champion of mistreated cats, The Ghost Cat! The Ghost Cat is an ordinary house cat by day, but once the kitty laps up a rather unusual substance he gains supernatural powers! Foes or felines beware! The Ghost Cat will seek you out and leave you with a mark you won’t soon forget! Oh, and you don’t want to know what happens if The Ghost Cat has to pay you a second visit!

Charles adds another personality to his ever growing pantheon of fur covered characters and, as always, he fleshes out this new tale with fun and finesse! Find more of Charles Brubaker’s funny stuff at http://www.gocomics.com/ask-a-cat/ and http://www.fuzzy-princess.com and http://bakertoons.tumblr.com/ and you can follow Charles’ toons on Twitter at @bakertoons

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Warren E. Elliott on Realm #8 (best of Everyman Comics) from Phantasy Press

Check the Database for some background on Everyman Studios and Phantasy Press.

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Latest mini-comics reviews by Rob Clough

Rob Clough takes a look at minis from Eleanor Davis, Kelly Froh, Sara Lautman, Anuj Shrestha and L. Nichols.

Source: High-Low: Minis: E.Davis, L.Nichols, K.Froh, A.Shrestha, S.Lautman

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