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New Comic Book Day: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases (1/4)

Though this coming New Comic Book Day on Wednesday (1/4) is a little light on releases, there are some great new releases, debuts, and variants galore. Okay, not as many variants as one of the “non-indies” are releasing this week for a series debut (61, yes 61 variants. For 1 comic…process that). Not sure why this mysterious publisher is marveling so much about it. Guess they didn’t noticed how that kinda sorta flopped five years ago for their unnamed Direct Competition.

PopCultHQ has compiled a list of new releases from indie publishers that we think are must reads and ones to watch. Our top picks this week are from American Gothic Press, Antarctic Press, Devil’s Due/1 First ComicsImage Comics, Keenspot Entertainment, Titan ComicsTop Cow Productions and Valiant.

Check out all the available covers, read up on each one’s synopsis,
and then pick them up this coming Wednesday!

#NCBD

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AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS

Thin TPB

Writer: Jon Clark
Art: Jon Clark

Collects: Thin #1-4
Cover
Price:
$14.99

Doris Greene is willing to do anything to become thin. But when she tries for a miracle cure, she wakes up in the middle of a nightmare. The winner of Best Graphic Novel at 2016’s Silver Scream Festival, now collected in paperback for the first time.
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ANTARCTIC PRESS

Steam Wars: Bounty Hunters – Hell For Hire #1 (One-Shot)

Writer: David Hutchison
Art: David Hutchison

Cover Price: $3.99

Pursued by the Hegemonic Crux’s mounted cavalry, a desperate rebel noble heads for cover in the Dead Forest. The troopers believe they have the target at their mercy, but the predators will soon become prey themselves to the hairy horrors of the woods!

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DEVIL’S DUE/1FIRST COMICS

Squarriors Vol 02 – Summer #2

Writer: Ash Maczko
Art: Ashley Witter
CoverAshley Witter

Cover Price: $3.99

The Maw and Amoni begin their march to the Tin Kin compound, Tree Jump and Crash retrace Pasha’s Southern journey, and the Tin Kin must decide whether to shelter or refuse a group of unusual refugees.

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IMAGE COMICS

Cannibal #4

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Matias Bergara
Cover: Matias Bergara

Cover Price: $3.99

END OF STORY ARC Part Four. The first arc concludes. Danny’s past comes back to haunt him, while Cash’s desperate search for Jolene continues!

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Eden’s Fall TPB

Writers: Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins
Art: Atilio Rojo
Cover: Rahsan Ekedal

Collects: Eden’s Fall #1-3, Think Tank #1, Postal #1, The Tithe #1
Cover Price:
$14.99

Top Cow combines three of its most provocative titles (THINK TANK, THE TITHE, POSTAL) in an unflinching fable of revenge and consequence. FBI Agent James Miller (THE TITHE) follows a sociopath into the off-the-grid town of Eden, Wyoming, on a personal mission of vengeance.

The price of this vigilante justice will be paid in blood, and both Eden and James Miller will never be the same.


KEENSPOT ENTERTAINMENT

Marry Me #1 – Cover A by Remy Eisu Mokhtar

Marry Me #1

Writer: Bobby Crosby
Art: Remy Eisu Mokhtar
Cover: Remy Eisu Mokhtar

Cover Price: $3.99

Stasia is a world-famous pop star who is so frustrated with her love life that she accepts the proposal of a random fan holding a MARRY ME sign at one of her concerts. After she says yes, what happens next? Find out in this monthly full color series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the beloved romantic comedy webcomic, combining remastered pages originally published online with all-new material created specifically for print.

AVAILABLE COVERS
(+ a 3-Copy Sketch Variant – pic n/a)


TITAN COMICS

Masked #2 – Cover A by John McCrea

Masked #2

Writer: Serge Lehman
Art: Stephane Crety

Cover Price: $3.99

Frank Braffort has caught the attention of the Government officials working most closely with the mysterious anomalies populating the city. With little to go on, but mounting pressure as the anomalies take on more extreme forms, Frank is thrust into the limelight in a way he could never have imagined!

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VARIANT COVERS


TOP COW PRODUCTIONS

Cyberforce Artifacts #0

Writer: Camilla Zhang, Kelly Bender, Paul Penna
Art: Francesca Aureli, Jim Towe
Colors: Chris Northrop, K. Michael Russell
Lettering: Troy Peteri
Cover: Khoi Pham
Cover Price: $3.99

CYBERFORCE: ARTIFACTS #0 delves deep inside the secret world of CyberForce with three stories. ‘Someone is dealing in Protocol tech, and it’s up to APHRODITE IV to stop them dead.’ ‘Velocity mourns the supposed death of her father, Stryker, the only way a super speedster can.’ and more!

<CHECK OUT POPCULTHQ’S SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF ‘CYBERFORCE ARTIFACTS’ #0>


VALIANT

Cover A by KANO

A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #11

Writer: Rafer Roberts
Art: Mike Norton
Cover: Kano

Cover Price: $3.99

Freaky fracas! Obadiah Archer: Skilled marksmen, trained fighter, and…deranged circus freak?! Through the unfathomable forces of nature, Archer and Gub Gub – the pint-sized and deranged clone of Armstrong – have swapped minds! When Gub Gub’s body is kidnapped by nefarious forces, Armstrong and his long-lost wife, Andromeda, must race to save their friend and undo the horrendous merger of minds before the damage becomes permanent!

COVERS AVAILABLE

PREVIEW PAGES

 

Cover A by KANO

Faith #7

Writer: Jody Houser
Art: Meghan Hetrick
Cover: Kano

Cover Price: $3.99

Faith Herbert has lost many allies throughout her life? Her mother. Her father. Even a fellow Renegade. Despite this, Los Angeles’ high-flying hero has always defined herself by more than tragedy. But what happens when Faith must literally confront the ghosts of her past? A mysterious force is wrenching the passed spirits of Faith’s most loved ones back from beyond the grave…and into our world to break her mind and spirit! Can Faith overcome her greatest fear?or will these ghosts soon make her one of their own?

VARIANT COVERS

PREVIEW PAGES

Jason Bennett

Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ’s chief editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. One with the Force. Browncoats Unite! So say we all!

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