Welcome to Pulp Nation’s The Weekly Comet for October 3, 2018.
It was a great week for comics last week. Thankfully nobody had to go without a meal and I got a bunch of great books from my buddies at Sketchbook Comics.
Dead Rabbit #1
From my recent review of Image Comics Dead Rabbit #1:
Is the Dead Rabbit dead? Double-crossed and killed? Or simply, retired?
Nobody knows for sure, but Boston’s own masked criminal and hooligan hasn’t been seen since December 19, 1997. That is, until we find him in a bathroom cursing his hemorrhoids. Oh the life of a master criminal isn’t what it used to be.
The truth is, Martin Dobbs—the masked man himself—retired after his last big score to be with the woman he loves. But what she doesn’t know is, he’s put the mask back on to save her.
Now that he’s back though, the mafia wants to retire him permanently. And I’m sure, the cops wouldn’t mind getting a crack at him too.
This was a great read; you should give Dead Rabbit #1 a shot too!
Written by Gerry Duggan (ANALOG) with art from John McCrea (Hitman and MYTHIC). Also colors by Mike Spicer and letters by Joe Sabino.
Related Article: Dead Rabbit #1 – A Review
Errand Boys #1 (of 5)
Another great debut issue from Image Comics.
It’s perfectly paced and action-packed. Its protagonist is errand boy Jace Lopaz who’s starting to wonder if he’s made the right choices. Especially now that he’s got the unexpected responsibility of taking care of his half-alien half brother. Jace is a character that’s surprisingly easy to relate to.
Errand Boys #1 is the first of a five part miniseries written by D.J. Kirkbride with art and colors from Nikos Koutsis. Frank Cvetkovic does the lettering.
If I were you, I would consider picking it up.
Related Article: Errand Boys #1 – A Review
Indie Comic Creators
It’s been a great week when it comes to indie comics.
I’ve had the chance to meet two creators that allowed me to have a look at their upcoming projects. First, Bradley Golden sent me a copy of his horror comic, Timmy Lala’s Ice Cream for review and Clifton King sent me the script for his upcoming debut comic, Abigail. Check out Golden’s latest Kickstarter and King’s Sacred Chaos Comics for more!
It’s pretty exciting to see people working towards their dreams of publishing a story on their own. It’s a hard slog but well worth the effort.
If you’re an indie comic creator, I want to hear from you. I would love to share your creation with the readers of Pulp Nation.
Death Orb #1
I’ve gotta say, I’m intrigued by Death Orb #1 from Dark Horse Comics.
From Dark Horse:
Rider, an axe-wielding wasteland survivor, carves a bloody path across a war-torn North America ruled over by the Lords, the mysterious Father, and their cult followers as he searches for his abducted wife and child. Information from one of Father’s hired mercenaries could lead Rider to his family-if the Lords don’t take him out first.
To be frank, the pickings are slim this week and that may have caused this one to stand out a little. Last week I may have missed it altogether. I’ll have to give this one a shot and see what’s up.
In the meantime, Death Orb #1 is written by Ryan Ferrier with art from Alejandro Aragon and colors by Chris O’Halloran.
Update—Loved it! Check out my review below!
Related Article: Death Orb #1 – A Review
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