Comic Review: A Frozen World

A Frozen World
Story and Art by Nick Andors
Eyekon Publishing
Release Date: January 2014
Cover Price: $15.95

Welcome to Irongates, a city of the future that’s closer to being a figurative Hell on Earth. Its skyline is a gluttonous mass of crumbling, smoke-belching towers, and within their walls things happen that would irrevocably damage your psyche if you were to experience them up close. This is a world where lost souls subsist on a daily diet of violence, cruelty, perversion, and vice, and battle valiantly to hold on to their sanity as everything around them threatens to collapse into an unforgiving abyss.

This is A Frozen World, a daring, provocative, and startlingly beautiful crowd-sourced graphic novel written and illustrated by Nick Andors. Andors weaves a quartet of interlocking stories all set within the claustrophobic confines of Irongates, but each containing their share of disturbing visuals, characters you either pity or wouldn’t want to run into on the street late at night, and unique plot twists nearly impossible to see coming.

Love it or hate it, you will not soon forget A Frozen World.

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Comic Review: Bullet Gal #2
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Bullet Gal #2
Words and Pictures by Andrez Bergen
if? Commix
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Cover Price: $5.00 (Print) $1.00 (Digital)

Female protagonists aren’t as uncommon as they once were but few of them are as determined as Mitzi in Bullet Gal #2. She embodies the ideal of a femme fatale on every level, bringing her more attention than she might otherwise have warranted. Standing at a crossroads in her life, can she accept the new opportunities coming her way or is she doomed to failure. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies…

Our story is about assassinations. Okay, that’s not really true but it is about someone who is exceptionally good at killing. Bullet Gal, also known as Mitzi, has only recently come to town and she’s hellbent on cleaning it up. Killing gangsters and lowlifes has brought her some notoriety and attention, not all of it good. Rumors abound that a woman is slaying miscreants and the local bully boys are embarrassed and more than a little angry. At the same time, her actions have prompted a group named The Crime Crusaders Crew to approach her regarding membership.

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Comic Review: Sherwood, Texas #1

Sherwood, Texas #1
Written by Shane Berryhill
Illustrated by Daniel Hillyard
Colored by Charlie Kirchoff
Lettered by Ed Dukeshire
Cover by Andrew Robinson
12 Gauge Comics
Release Date: July 16, 2014
Cover Price: $1.00

Sherwood, Texas #1 is a reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale, set in present-day Texas. Written by Shane Berryhill and illustrated by Daniel Hillyard, the first issue infuses themes and characters from the original story with intense additions such as sex trafficking and biker gangs.

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Preview ‘Thaniel #2’ From OSSM Comics
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OSSM Comics is gearing up for the April 9th launch of Thaniel, a new 4-issue miniseries by writer Omar Spahi and artist Terry Huddleston.

The miniseries centers on Thaniel, who grew up on the streets facing harsh realities, but he was also born with a mysterious power that he struggles to control. He’s lost everyone he loves and wonders if they’re all gone because of him.

OSSM has released a 6-page preview from Thaniel #2, which you can check out here below, along with the official solicitation. This second issue comes out on April 23, 2014.

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Comic Review: Broken Cortex #1

Broken Cortex #1
Written by Rodney Roger
Illustrated by Angel Martinez
Colored by Angel Martinez
Lettered by J.P.
Cover by Angel Martinez
Release Date: October 23, 2013
Cover Price: $0.99

The undead are rising and there’s no place to hide. Broken Cortex #1 is written by Rodney Roger with illustrations from Angel Martinez. Can a family put aside their differences and overcome a massive zombie outbreak?

As Riley Thompson visits his dysfunctional family for the first time in years, a zombie outbreak occurs. Thankfully, the entire group has managed to survive together within the confines of their country farm house over a several month period; however, Riley and company eventually make a discovery that will impact them for the foreseeable future.

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