Gearing up to C2E2 this weekend, I went back through the random small batch comics I was given that I never wrote about. Mostly, because I didn’t enjoy the majority of them. I’m admittedly a comic noob, so I’m looking more for something memorable or funny. Most of the comics I read where either boring, nothing special/original or were just downright awful. One of the comics had at least 10 typos per page as well as a horrible plot. I’m pretty sure it was written by a kid in middle school who threw it together for a class project and is the child of someone with way too much disposable income. I’ve picked 5 of the best ones that I recommend you check out if you can get your hands on a copy. Three of them are in compilations so you should get more bang for your buck if you decide to shell out some dough. So, here they are in no particular order.
From Oh, Comics! Volume 1, No 20, Air. Magic McGillicuddy: Space Tech and Good Buddy, by d.skite
This short comic is set in space, with just one person, Magic McGillicuddy. He is just recounting what’s currently happening to him while he tries to repair a satellite. Sounds boring, right? Well, it was entertaining enough but the part that really won me over is the ending. On a related note, there’s a joke in there that I immediately put on Twitter after reading because I found it hilarious.
From SPACE Anthology 2012. Her Eyes, by John Michael Lennon & Thor Fjalarsson
I don’t want to spoil the story too much, but what you need to know is that there is an epic fight, and a few surprising plot twists. I also found myself laughing at the end of it because the payoff at the end was so unexpected.
From SPACE Anthology 2012. Siegfried & Humie, by Matt & Jeanie Bryan
Space monsters and a puppy. Yeah, definitely different and in a good way. Overall, just a gosh darn cute comic.
Black Rose #01. Between Worlds, by Christoper Arndt, Aaron Minier & Brandon Peat
Yes, I know it’s a fantasy/steampunk comic book, but it’s really neat. It’s a classic story line. The life of a soldier, his world and of course love. The characters are interesting and the art is very detailed in setting up the world the characters live in. I should probably hunt down the other issues soon, I’m curious to see what happens next.
Binary Gray #01 - 03 by Chris Charlton & Rowel Roque
Technically it’s three comics, but it’s my list so deal with it. Long story short, there’s a guy who works in Tech who acquires a superpower. The catch, is that there are already superheroes in his universe who have way cooler powers than he does. The three issues span the time before he gets his superpower, how he acquires it and how he initially decides to use his powers. Overall, it’s an interesting story and a different concept.