Nix Comics Quarterly #3 is an indie compilation of humor and garage rock horror that will leave you wanting more!
Credits & Solicit Info:
Nix Comics Quarterly #3
Lead Writer and Editor: Ken Eppstein
Assistant Editors: Ryan Brinkerhoff, Kate Boelky, and Paperback Jack
Artists: Mark Rudolph, Matt Wyatt, E.J. Barnes, Glen Ostrander, Max Ink, Michael Neno, Bob Ray Starker, Captain Tuttle
Cover: Glen Ostrander
Writer for Mrs Peterson and the Wolf!: Rachel Deering
If you're looking for something a little off the beaten path, a break from the shiny over-processed world of mainstream comics, then Nix Comics Quarterly #3 will wet your indie whistle. Lead writer Ken Eppstein has assembled a great bunch of artists, and guest writer Rachel Deering, for this compilation of short stories. Each story has a different style, and in quite a few the genre jumps around, but the humor is consistent throughout. That's one of the biggest highlights, these stories are funny! If you can make me laugh, you definitely have my approval – especially at the end of The Devil's Record Collection.
While all the stories are good, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. In Mrs. Peterson and the Wolf, a young amateur ghost sleuth gets a little more than a citation for breaking and entering. I loved the simplicity of this story as well as the artwork. The two-pearance of Bus Stop Ned Be Illin' provided some comic relief between the largely horror-driven longer stories. In both, a belligerent man at a bus stop illustrates just why entertainment on public transportation is free. I think my favorite was Here Be Dragons, which was unexpectedly sweet and had striking art.
Nix Comics Quarterly #3 is a refreshing jaunt into the world of indie comics, by way of Kickstarter where indie projects find funding. You should definitely check out Nix Comics' website: www.nixcomics.com. And above all, you should get your own copy!
7 out of 10
Review by: Tricia Long