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New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight


(W) Kutikuti (A/CA) Kutikuti

Visions of Nordic introspectiveness, occult pocket watches, suburban drifting, untamed forests and butterfly appreciation all come together in a sticky weave of cutting-edge Finnish comics storytelling. Tihku is a joint work by twelve artists and the first part in a series. Kutikuti is an association and collective of about sixty contemporary comic artists living in Finland.


Why this caught my eye:

Import anthologies are just a great way to explore unfamiliar comic talents.



(W) Keenan Marshall Keller (A) Alex Delaney (CA) Keenan Marshall Keller

Shelia Knox awakes from a two week coma to find her life torn apart. Her children have been savagely murdered. Her husband is missing. Her hand completely mangled and her throat slit to within inches of her jugular... Leaving her with nothing left to live for. A 4 issue mini-series overflowing with gritty exploitation action about the power of anger/loss and the clarity of vision that vengeance can provide.


Why this caught my eye:

Always worth keeping an eye on what Floating World is publishing.



(W) Jean-David Morvan, Stephen Desberg, Steve D, Jean Dufaux (A) Guillem March, Alain Queireix, Jef, Rey Macutay (CA) Matteo Scalera, Elia Bonetti

Releasing 30 years after the original line debuted, Penthouse is proud to present the ongoing return of Penthouse Comics! Featuring a wealth of talent from all across the industry telling stories in the action, thriller, and horror genres, issue #1 debuts four new ongoing tales.

Gun Crazy debuts the wild ride of Dolly Sanchez and Lanoya O'Brien, two girls fighting for survival in this violent story in the crossroads of Tarantino, VHS stuff, and the 80's.

Guillem March draws Jean Dufaux's The Dream, a tale about Megan, a Hollywood casting director who attempts to bring out the potential actor hidden deep inside a stripper in the San Francisco suburbs.

I Spit On Your Grave is an adaptation of Vernon Sullivan's famous novel about Lee Anderson, whose only goal is to avenge the death of his brother. Along the way he'll fall into a life of debauchery and sex.

Miss October follows a young and high-flying female who desperately must find the killer whose murdering women, one-by-one and dubbing them by each month of the year, before she's next!


Why this caught my eye:

Been seeing various articles popping up, and projects like this always have some interesting artists popping up (the original highlighted talents such as Adam Hughes, Arthur Suydam, Milo Manara, Richard Corben, Gray Morrow, and plenty more).



(W) Atsushi Kaneko, Osamu Tezuka

From the cinematic mind of Atsushi Kaneko (Bambi and Her Pink Gun) comes a contemporary reimagining of the timeless, Eisner Award–winning Dororo, by "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka (Buddha, Astro Boy).

This is a tale of rage. Rage against hypocrisy, injustice, exploitation, and the wrongs done to a child who grew into a righteous killer….Complete in three volumes, Search and Destroy transplants the vengeful action of Dororo from feudal Japan into a dystopian future where mercenary robots known as "creatures" serve the human elite and victimize the city's scrabbling, desperate masses. The violent death of one of these creatures connects an orphaned thief named Doro with a mysterious girl in a stinking animal hide that conceals deadly cybernetic implants. Who is this mysterious girl? How is she killing, one by one, the city's most twisted and powerful creatures?

Originally serialized from 2019–2021 in the Japanese manga monthly TezuComi, Search and Destroy is a brilliantly-crafted thriller about an outsider looking for meaning and vengeance in the unjust world that took everything away from her. Kaneko populates a stunning, high-contrast setting that echoes postwar Cuba as much as Tokyo with an unforgettable cast of scrappy heroes and skin-crawling monsters on a nonstop ride full of action and suspense. This authorized retelling updates the rebellious '60s spirit of the original Dororo to the equally tumultuous 2020s, mixing Tezuka's signature dark yet playful storytelling sense with Kaneko's own wide range of influences which include Western cartoonists like Daniel Clowes and Charles Burns as well as filmmakers like David Lynch. The result is not only one of the best sci-fi manga of recent years but also one of the most visually rich and distinctive works of graphic storytelling in any genre or language.


Why this caught my eye:

Everything about the project sounds like it's right up my alley, and the previews look great.



(W) Pat Mills (A/CA) Kevin O'Neill

The Diamond exclusive hardback of the crown-jewel epic from the pages of 2000 AD. At long last Nemesis the Warlock is back in print and better than ever in a brand-new series of Definitive editions. Written by Pat Mills (Marshal Law) and drawn by Kevin O'Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), this definitive series is a comprehensive collection of the complete storyline in order, and features development sketches showing the evolution of Nemesis and the Blitzspear. Termight is the ruling planet of a cruel galactic empire, an empire led by the diabolically evil Torquemada, a twisted human despot intent on purging all alien life from the galaxy and punishing the deviants. His motto: Be pure! Be vigilant! Behave! But there is rebellion and resistance to his rule in the form of a devilish-looking alien warlock called Nemesis, who represents everything that Torquemada hates and fears. Together Nemesis and Torquemada are locked in a duel which will affect the fate of humanity and each of them on a personal level as their conflict spans time and space! DEC231686

Why this caught my eye:

I posted a review of this up on on the newsletter. If you've never checked any out, definitely worth a look.

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