Indie Edge: A Quick And Easy Survival Guide To Alt Comics

Every month, Indie Edge brings the ever-changing, ever-diversifying world of independent, creator-owned comics directly to you. If you’re looking for more of the expected – something familiar and safe – then you are in the wrong place! RUN NOW! These titles are right on the fringe of the mainstream, outside the borders of conventional tastes, and have dove completely over the edge of and headfirst into independent thought.

Still here?

Good. Then Natasha "Cannondollx" Stagmer proudly welcomes you to the "Indie Edge!" This month, she takes a look inside February's PREVIEWS! Check the video out above, and then take a deep dive with each title below.

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPP
(W) Jeffery A Brown
What do the comic book figures Static, Hardware, and Icon all have in common? Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond "tights and capes." Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way. Milestone focused on the African American heroes in a town called Dakota. Milestone's creators aimed for exceptional stories that addressed racial issues without alienating readers. Tracing the company's history and discussing its creators, their works, and the fans, this book gauges Milestone alongside other black comic book publishers, mainstream publishers, and the history of costumed characters.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $25.00
PREVIEWS Page #376

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS
(W) Kelsey Wroten (A/CA) Kelsey Wroten
Kelsey Wroten's Cannonball fires the reader straight into the messy life of Caroline Bertram: aspiring writer, queer, art school graduate, near alcoholic, and self proclaimed tortured genius. Stunningly drawn in a classic style, with big truths and biting wit, Wroten's debut graphic novel is Art School Confidential for the Tumblr generation.
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $24.95
PREVIEWS Page #375

SOURCE POINT PRESS
(W) Stan Konopka (A) Shawn Langley
Abigail struggles to get through her every day life as a single woman in a small town. She can only imagine how difficult it will be now that she is pregnant and will soon be a single mother. Hopeless and alone, with nowhere to run or hide, she weeps... Though she wasn't truly alone at all. In the shadows, her cries are heard and answered, but not the way she had intended. As always, Mr. Teeth, with open arms and a toothy grin, is waiting in the shadows with his band of misfits, The Rejected.
In Shops: May 01, 2019
SRP: $5.99
PREVIEWS Page #361

HUMANOIDS INC
(W) Philippe Marcele (A) Thierry Smolderen
The merciless quest of two women to find the murderers who decimated their families and shattered their lives. A violent thriller inspired by real events. Two young women lose their families in a grisly holdup. Heartbroken and vengeful, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Together they track down the murderers and make them pay (a high price) for the wreckage they left behind. A violent and thrilling feminist tale, freely inspired by the affair of the mad killers of Walloon Brabant, which hit the Belgian crime chronicles of the early 1980s.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $19.95
PREVIEWS Page #312

CANDLEWICK PRESS
(W) Tony Lee (A/CA) Sam Hart
A true daughter of the fearsome O'Malley clan, Grace spent her life wishing to join the fight to keep Henry VIII's armies from invading her homeland of Ireland, only to be told again and again that the battlefield is no place for a woman. But after English conspirators brutally murder her husband, Grace can no longer stand idly by. Leading men into battle on the high seas, Grace O'Malley quickly gains a formidable reputation as the Pirate Queen of Ireland with her prowess as a sailor and skill with a sword. But her newfound notoriety puts the lives of Grace and her entire family in danger and eventually leads to a confrontation with the most powerful woman in England: Queen Elizabeth I.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #290

BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Matt Miner (A/CA) Creees Lee
The high-octane, sci-fi action-adventure continues as our heroines rescue the tormented animals from a secret military testing lab, only to discover the experiments being performed are darker than they could have imagined. The animals have been weaponized... and they are on the hunt.
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jun 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #282

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