Christopher Reda and Mason Mendoza have launched Critical Entertainment, a new comics publisher, which will make its debut at San Diego Comic Con with five titles. The three comic series are
- Zombie Zero, a black-and-white series about Alexander Livingston, the last "surviving" zombie. Alexander enters into a post-apocalyptic California and follows his quest to reclaim a past that died before him.
- Planetary Expansion is a full-color ensemble series about the starship Aegis and its 1,000 passengers. The book follows the crew's quest to an inhabitable planet and reconciles their human nature with the unknown.
- The First Americans is a full-color series about a Paleo-Indian and his wolf crossing the Bering Strait in pursuit of a mammoth herd. The hunter's instincts are put to the test as he and his tribe fight to survive.
The publisher's first OGN will be Space Dragon, a full-color graphic novel about a gigantic space-creature who jumps from planet to planet, absorbing oceans, in order to quench his thirst. This abstract piece explores isolation, pushing through the unknown, and reconciling one's past.
Critical Entertainment's fifth release is The Cowboy with Many Hats, is a full-color Western short about a Sheriff who is framed for murder, and must learn that all things pass in order to reclaim hope for his future.
Critical Entertainment can be found at SDCC Small Press booth #M-11.