A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, January 17th, 2018.
(If you’re looking for Marvel or DC comics, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.)
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1985: Black Hole Repo #2
1985 Black Hole Repo just recently started, and I have to say, it looks quite interesting. Issue 1’s introductory information reads:
Welcome to an alternate 1985 where the space race never slowed down, where the push away from Earth relies on duct tape, analog computers, and unstable solid rocket fuel. It’s the worst. Max, Roach, Doc, and Bear are the dregs of the cosmos. Punks. Losers. Dropouts. They make cash repossessing the starships of deadbeats who don’t make their payments. When they unknowingly jack a mysterious ship, they find themselves thrust into a conflict between the US and USSR. Targeted by American cyborg assassins, mad Soviet agents, Japanese video hackers, and every degenerate space punk bounty hunter between the Earth and Moon, their apolitical nihilistic morals are put to the test, making these losers into unlikely heroes.
Belle: Beast Hunter
I’m not really one for superhero comics, but this type of re-imagining is one I could probably get behind! I admit, I wanna get my hands on Belle Beast Hunter #1
NEW SERIES! NEW HERO! The Grimm Universe is filled with heroes far and wide dealing with threats from vampires, werewolves, corrupt governmental organizations, to ancient orders battling for control of the realms of power. But what lies in the deepest corners of our world could give the evilest creature nightmares. A threat since the beginning of time is rising and only one person will be there to stop it from destroying everything! Working from the shadows a long lineage of warriors have been defending life from the darkness that exists and from that family of soldiers comes the newest ally in the war of monsters, Belle the Beast Hunter! Don’t miss this new series as a new hero is introduced into the Grimm Universe!
Days of Hate
Ales Kot is an interesting writer, and doesn’t hold back from voicing his opinions. I’ve just recently been introduced to his work. Days of Hate #1 caught my attention as soon as I saw it because it seems exceedingly relevant to what’s going on in America right now.
The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again. This is a story of a war
Under #2 (Under: Scourge of the Sewers)
Some people bury their secrets underground. In Megalopolis, the dirt flows into the sewers. LT Wilson Jericho, disgraced from his position above ground and now an officer in the sewer police, thinks he knows everything there is to know about what lies beneath. But scientist Sandra Yeatman is determined to discover the truth behind the legends, and something is threatening to crawl out and rip the city apart…
Zombies! Pestilence Vol 1 (TP) is about the first non-recorded outbreak of zombies in history, and I think that’s just enough of an interesting alternate history for me to go “Gimme!”
It is the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence—the “Black Death”— is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow “black ops” agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist!
What are some of you guys and gals favorite graphic novels? Do you have any horror recommendations (or sci-fi) for me?