The first book in Asa Wheatley’s Sagas of the Shield Maiden has some new names to me attached to it, so I knew it was worth taking the plunge on it through it’s Kickstarter campaign…..and it was time I had a closer look.
Dave Wimblett’s The Hoards of Surrey was billed as a ‘very British treasure hunt’ but with the likes of The Goonies & Stand By Me passed around as a comparison it HAD to be one I took a look at.
When I caught a glimpse of the Longpig Kickstarter I knew i recognized the style and then when I saw the names involved it was an inst-back for me…….so when it arrived I just HAD to take a look.
Tony Esmond & Cliff Cumber put their collective heads together to bring us a story about the life of aging movie star, Tony Osmond, and I knew straight away that this was one I was going to dive into at some point.
Asa Wheatley writes this new anthology that blends Viking saga, Norse mythology, spaghetti western & samurai movies, which was more than enough to pique my interest – and getting an early look gave me a chance to check it out further.
The first four issues of Steven Horry’s Lizard Men eased us through a fairly “normal” setup before whisking the rug from under us at every step so the final third of the six-issue run always had a solid chance of grabbing my attention……and keeping me guessing.
Close was another release under the Comichaus banner that had quality written all over it and boy did it deliver.
Lizard Men was launched under the Comichaus banner and with a sea of support through Kickstarter but the 6-issue series has managed to back that up with one of the most surprising & entertaining comics I’ve had on my reading list this year…..
Co-creators Chris Sides & Chris Travell split writing & art duties between themselves to bring us their dark & challenging one-shot Close, which they published under the Comichaus banner just a couple of months ago.