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Violent Love (2016 Image) #1

Writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos know how to capture the reader's attention and run with it.

This issue serves as the origin story of Daisy Jane, the woman in this Bonnie and Clyde kind of story. Her accomplice, Rock Bradley, is only shown in a wanted bulletin.

The story starts in 1987 Texas and flashes back to 1969 California as the narrator explains to a young girl how Daisy Jane had a dead end job as a waitress in a diner.

Daisy also discovers something dark about her father, a mechanic who has a criminal relationship with the aptly named Johnny Nails (read it and you'll see why).

This issue leaves the reader uneasy but greatly anticipating the next one.

If the creative team keeps this up, they could be regarded with the same fondness and respect as noir kings Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

This series is intriguing, fun, and definitely one to watch!

(posted November 14, 2016)

 5 Questions with... 
Creator Allen Carter

1) On what project are you currently working?

I'm currently working with a writer on a freelance children's book called "The Mighty Hunter."

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?

I've always admired comic writer and illustrator George Perez, for his elaborate backgrounds. It's something I do a lot with my own comics.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

As a kid I loved watching superhero cartoons on Saturday mornings, which got me interested in the comics they were based on. After going through my father's comic book collection, I gained a passion for writing and illustrating stories of my own.

4) On which title would you most like to work and why?

I'd love to work on just about any X-Men title, as this series has always been one of my favorite stories, and a big inspiration for me when writing some of my first superhero stories as a kid.

5) On what project will you be working next?

My next project will be the fourth issue of my satire comic series "Damn Tourists."

Carter's website can be found here. His Facebook page here, his Twitter account is @cartercomics1 and his Instagram account is Al Forty Two

(posted November 14, 2016)

Indie Corner

Zaidura Chronicles

The preview for this title is a tease.

It depicts Sarah and Erebos, a boy she must save from some kind of humanoid monster. Erebos is said to be special but the reader doesn't know how or in what way.

The manga-like artwork is top notch and the story is a real page turner.

Keep an eye out for this title!

For more about Zaidura Chronicles, go here and here.

Artist Steve Myers' work can be found here and here.

And colorist Sarajean Chung's work can be found here and here.

(posted November 14, 2016)