Indie Comics Showcase #13

Welcome back to another installment of Indie Comics Showcase. Once again, it’s New Comic Book Day, so I want to share with you some very special comics I’m checking out in the crowdfunding category that I recommend you check out and back.

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First off, since it’s officially October, how about some treats to give out to the kiddies?

AlternaWeen Treat Pack

At Alterna Comics, they believe that comics truly are for everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone has convenient access to comic books. That’s why they’re aiming to expand their reach and with your help, they’ll be in a great position to potentially have one of the widest distributions of any single issue comic publisher.

For thousands of children this Halloween, it’s going to be a fun and interesting day thanks to YOU! By using their all ages and teen appropriate comics as trick or treats, you’ll be able to help grow a new generation of comic book readers and creators. The funds that they raise will go towards expanding their product line into a variety of stores: independent newsstands and convenience stores, grocery stores, dollar stores, and more!

Distribution expansion is an intensive process and can be costly depending on how much product is needed after a store accepts a pitch for product placement. They’ll be partnering up with RangeMe to pitch their products to dozens of interested retailers across the world. They already have a few that are interested and these funds we raise will allow them to take the necessary next steps.

Check out one of their perks called ‘Assorted Horror Bundle

This bundle is great for retailers that want to have their horror titles in the shop for Halloween ComicFest. This assorted bundle of 50 horror comics will surely help to scare up some sales.
  Items included: Silly Putty, Treat Bag, and 50 Horror Comics!
 

Back this campaign here!

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CTHULHU IS HARD TO SPELL:
A LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY

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Sticking with the Halloween-vibe, how about some Lovecraft stories in a big anthology? Creator Russell Nohelty loved Lovecraft even before he knew his name. The lore permeated every inch of Russell’s childhood. He had no idea that H. P. Lovecraft was the mind behind the Necronomicon when he watched Evil Dead. He didn’t know Lovecraft was the grandfather of psychological horror as he binged In the Mouth of Madness, Jacob’s Ladder, Aliens, and dozens of other terrifying movies of his youth.

As he grew older, he began to appreciate the warped mind behind some of his all-time favorite things, and he wanted to create something that could show that love, with people who loved Lovecraft as much as he did, for people who loved Lovecraft as much as he.

And Cthulhu is Hard to Spell is the result of that process. It’s a book steeped in the mythology and gods of Lovecraft. The stories inside it’s pages follow the spirit of Lovecraft, but often strays from the tone of Lovecraftian horror.

Sure, some of the stories in this book are Lovecraftian in nature down to their very core, but there are also funny stories, cute stories, fantasy stories, sci-fi stories, and much, much more which build on the Lovecraftian mythos. It’s 35 short stories in one massive anthology hardcover book (or digital PDF) and it can still be yours if you hurry while the campaign is inDemand mode at Indiegogo here!

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 Demons (Vol 1)

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Tyler Carpenter is taking his creation and collecting it into one complete volume. The story follows Detective Ace Carter who is thrown into the middle of a supernatural conspiracy that plans to unleash Hell upon the Earth. While trying to piece together all the clues, he realizes that not only is h is family involved somehow, but he has been tied to this attack for many years. When you don’t even trust yourself, who can you trust?

DEMONS Vol. 1 is a 122-page graphic novel that collects the first 5-issue story arc written and colored by Tyler Carpenter and drawn by Trevis Martinez.

The story of DEMONS is one of about self doubt and family. The main character Ace Carter is chasing a criminal, shoots him, and the man transforms into a demonic monster. In his investigation he turns to his father Priest James Carter who in turn tells him of a dark secret that encompasses their family. Throughout the rest of the story, Ace will come across more demonic beings, cults, a government agency, and people who are there to both help him, and stop him from a world wide demonic attack.

DEMONS Vol. 1 is a 122-page graphic novel that collects the first 5-issue story arc written and colored by Tyler Carpenter and drawn by Trevis Martinez.

The story of DEMONS is one of about self doubt and family. The main character is chasing a criminal, shoots him, and the man transforms into a demonic monster. In his investigation he turns to his father Priest James Carter who in turn tells him of a dark secret that encompasses their family. Throughout the rest of the story, Ace will come across more demonic beings, cults, a government agency, and people who are there to both help him, and stop him from a world wide demonic attack.

Back this campaign on Kickstarter by checking out this link here.


Finally, there’s only about a week left to back the Kickstarter campaign for The XII trade paperback. If you’ve been following our ongoing reviews of the limited series on Alterna Comics, you know Mike Rogers has REALLY been enjoying this series. Check out the campaign link and get caught up on one of Alterna’s hottest new books!

 

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That’s it for this week! Hopefully you’ve seen some projects that are getting you in the mood for Halloween, and most importantly, that you’re ready to support! Be sure to follow Indie Comics Showcase on Twitter at @Indie_Comics!

Chris Braly

Chris Braly

I'm a collector, a speculator, and one opinionated, based geek. My friends call me Braly, but those who know me within the hobby generally refer to me as Bralinator. I can be heard monthly on the Comic Book Page Previews Spotlight podcast with several other comic book nerds. Follow me on Twitter @ChrisBraly

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