In returning Indypreviews to the web, I've simplified its design-- it will be one page combining the lists and the features; and the email subscription service is going away. It may also be shorter in length, but will still focus on the best independent comics being solicited each month. And it will continue to feature both the comic shop locator number and a link to an online retailer who accepts advance orders (Top Secret Comics and Collectibles).
By combining it with Amazing Montage Magazine, I hope to see some cross-traffic flow. Also, it's nice to be able to hotlink between new solicitations and previously-reviewed comics and interviewed artists.
I think it's gonna be kinda cool.
(Non-distributed new releases listed here-- none for this month!)
AARDVARK VANAHEIM Cerebus #245 Dave Sim ABOUT COMICS Factor Bagged Set Five issue set of Eisner-nominated anthology featuring art by Carla Speed McNeil, Joe Staton, and Matt Feazell; stories by Nat Gertler. ABSTRACT STUDIOS Strangers in Paradise Vol. III #26 Terry Moore AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS Ratman 2000 Super Hero satire by Mike Carlin & Joe Calchi Sugar Buzz #7 Ian Carney & Woodrow Phoenix Sparks #2 Lawrence Marvit's tale about a 'perfect man' a young woman builds from auto parts. Life is a Fetus #1 Dark satire by Andy Ristaino. Wyrd: The Reluctant Warrior Jim Starlin working for Slave Labor? Hmm... he did some good stuff in the '70s, maybe... ANTARCTICA PRESS Box Office Poison #15 Alex Robinson's engaging comedy/drama.Click here to preorder above from Top Secret Comics and Collectibles.
ARROW COMICS GROUP Puss in Boots #1 The original fable, adapted by Bill Bryan! Land of Oz #6 Gary Bishop & Bill Bryan bring us Dorothy and her pals. Spank the Monkey #3 Satire about an opinionated monkey-- this issue the topic is television! Randy Zimmerman. War of the Worlds: The Memphis Front #4 Zimmerman & Richard Gulick. BASEMENT COMICS Cavewoman Pangaean Sea #1 Budd Root's new series about the pert prehistoric princess. THE BEANWORLD PRESS INC. Larry Marger's Beanworld, Book Four Why isn't this in the Image section? BIG BABY COMICS Hero on a Stick #2 'Psychos, Superheros, and Scriptwriters'? BLACK BEAR PRESS Mad Monster Party #2 Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy and more in cartoon hijinks by Swanigan & company. CALIBER COMICS Cold Boom Jon Proctor's fantasy with serious overtones recalling the holocaust and Nazi Germany. Genghis Khan Historical comic by Gary Reed, Steve Bialik, and Wayne Reid. Also: Legend of Camelot The Land #2 Lifequest #6 CHANTING MONKS STUDIOS Mayhem Magazine #1 Anthology of mystery, suspense, and thrills, apparently with an emphasis on horror. CHEEKY PRESS Astrothrill: Desert Planet Disk Full-color comic with CD by a group called Astrothrill. Craig Clark. Nemesister #1 Writer Laura Behary and artist Craig Clark with detective story in tradition of Andrew Vachss! CPM MANGA Frontier Line #1 Yoshihasa Tagami's SF tale about interplanetary war! Also-- Many other Manga titles! CRYPTIC PRESS Quicken Forbidden #8 John Green & Dave Roman CUP O' TEA STUDIOS Xeno's Arrow #4 Greg Beettam and Stepehn Geigen-Miller's SF series has been getting lots of good press; check it out!Click here to preorder above from Top Secret Comics and Collectibles.
DRAWN & QUARTERLY D&Q Quarterly 2000 calendar 14-month calendar by indy stars like Chester Brown, Joe Matt, the whole D&Q gang! Berlin #7 The last chapter of part 1 of this superb realistic historical series about the city just prior to the rise of the Nazis. Jason Lutes. EDDIE CAMPBELL COMICS Bacchus #46 ERIC THERIAULT PRESS Veena #3 Eric Theriault. FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS Art School Superstars Anthology of comics by art students! Run!! Champs Steve Weissman 'Tykes' characters in new adventures. Measles #4 All-ages anthology edited by Gilbert Hernandez! His Venus stories are worth the price of the book alone!! OPUS Barry Windsor-Smith art book. Penny Century #6 Jaime Hernandez-- I'm there! Pop Life #3 Ho Che Anderson & Wilfred Santiago Weasel #1 Dave Cooper's new book, including pt. 1 of a 5-part realistic saga about painter's obsession with his model. Stunning full-color ad for this one-- Cooper's a strange stylist!Click here to preorder above from Top Secret Comics and Collectibles.
FOSTER DOG PRESS Fragile Honeymoon Drama about an engagement party that stirs memories, by Olivia Kate Schanzer. FROG LTD. A Child's Life Phoebe Cloeckner FUNNY VALENTINE PRESS Empty Love Stories #2 Steve Darnall, Greg Hyland, Mike Allred and others in romance satires. GUN DOG COMICS Gunner #6 Eric Yonge. INSIGHT STUDIOS GROUP Liberty Meadows #2 Collecting Frank Cho's daily strip. KENZER & COMPANY Knights of the Dinner Table #34 Also-- vols 2 and 3 collect previous KDT epics. LIGHTSPEED PRESSFinder TP Vol 1 Issues 1-7 ofCarla Speed McNeil's outstanding series collected at last!! See 3/99 article on Finder: Go there!
MIXX ENTERTAINMENT Harlen Beat Pocket Mixx GN Vol 2 Hero trains for street-hoops tournament. NBM Drabble: Drabblations Collecting Kevin Fagan's newspaper strip. Corto Maltese set Issues 3 thru 7 of Hugo Pratt's legendary series, for only $2.99!! NEW ENGLAND COMICS Y*2*K The Comic Cashing in on millenium mania with full-color comic! OLLIE OLLIE OXEN FREE PRESS Collected Innocent Bystander Vol. 1 ONI PRESS The Blair Witch Project Based on the intriguing pseudo-documentary film recently praised on Siskel&Ebert. PEREGRIN ENTERTAINMENT Forty Winks: The Fabled Pirate Queen of the South China Sea New Forty Winks series by Vincent Sneed & Billy Martinez. PIG RUN PRESS Scorched Birth #1 Anthology of 'traumatic tales of growing up!' RADIO COMICS Mangaphile #1 Manga fan magazine. Furrlough #80 Anthropomorphic anthology! REPORTER Reporter Thriller about a cub reporter tangling with armoured car robbers, stylishly illustrated by Xeric Grant winner Dylan Williams! RIP OFF PRESS Not Quite Dead #4 Gilbert Shelton! ROBOT PUBLISHING Howdy Pardner Comic Adventures #1 Andrew Brandou's singing cowboy in all-ages adventure! SANDBERG PUBLISHING Jupiter #1 Weird anthology by Xeric Grant Winner Jason Sandberg. SCHISM COMICS Bru-hed's Guide to Gettin' Girls Now! Vol 2 Pascal & Sonnett SHANDA FANTASY ARTS Fantastic Furry Stories Anthropomorphic pulp fiction! SIRUIS ENTERTAINMENT Akiko #35 Mark Crilley SLAB-O-CONCRETE Excreta Denmark's Ole Comoll Chishtensen milks humor from bodily fluids in this over-the-top anthology. Teaching Through Trauma Leanne Franson's bi-dyke hero culls life-lessons from heartbreak. Also-- Franson's collection Assume Nothing SMALL PRESS EXPO SPX 99: The Comic Commemorating this year's SPX convention with a 184 page anthology for only $5!! Hey, everybody, buy this book because I'M IN IT!!! :)Click here to preorder from Top Secret Comics and Collectibles.
SYNDICATE PUBLISHING Mojo Mechanics #2 Tait & Matt's space hippo repairman. THINKTANK COMICS Hysteria #3 Michael Hawthorne. THREE FINGER PRINTS PUBLISHING Geeksville #1 Rick Koslowski's The 3 Geeks and Gary Sassaman's Innocent Bystander in one comic! TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS Hey Mister: Behind the Green Door More scathing mirth from Pete Sickman-Garner! Top Shelf has a fab new website:http://www.topshelfcomix.com
VIZ COMMUNICATIONS Black and White #1 Described as 'surreal, alternative manga influenced by European comics,' this noirish of orphans in a corrupt town sounds promising! Taiyo Matsumoto. Also-- Many other Manga titles, including the noirish anthology Pulp Vol. 3 #9!!Click here to preorder from Top Secret Comics and Collectibles.
NON-INDEPENDENT COMICS PUBLISHED BY HUGE CORPORATIONS Yeah! (DC) Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez rip off Josie and the Pussycats! Have our heroes finally sold out?!? Tommorrow Stories #1 (DC, er... I mean America's Best Comics) Alan Moore debutes four different series in one comic, with art by Rick Veitch, Alex Ross, others. Heavy Liquid #1 (DC) Paul Pope's surreal detective series about a drug that's also an art form-- just say Noh? Printed in 2-color format! Cosmic Ray #2 (Image) Stephen Blue's retro-SF!Click here to preorder from Top Secret Comics and Collectibles.