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Loki Agent of Asgard (2014) #1

This issue is a breath of fresh air!

Here we have Loki, Thor's foster brother, as more of a mischief maker than the god of evil.

He is sent by the powerful All-Mother to pilfer something from the Avengers and is a cheeky rogue all throughout.

He has a quick wit and a silver tongue and it is a pleasure to hear him speak.

What transpires between him and the god of thunder is truly remarkable.

It is hoped that the team of Al Ewing, Lee Garbett, and Noland Woodard can maintain the excellent, fun adventure on which they have embarked!

(posted April 13, 2015)

 5 Questions with... 
Creator Nicole Kane

1) On what project are you currently working?

Currently Iím working on heaps of projects not only of my own but with indie companies and clients as well. My own project "Seamstress" is self-funded and has been in production for the last eight months which we are hoping to pitch in the next month. I have also been working with three studios, RIA comics on their anthology work, X-sighting Studios on a project called Nyte Owl and Free Fall productions Australia on their next up and coming series.

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

Oh God sooooo many artists and writers!!! Mostly I look up to three writers, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, and Michael Alan Nelson. I really hope one day Iím as good as these talented people; their work is what drives me to strive for my best. Artist wise JH Williams is my god followed by Dan Mora, David Finch, Eric Basaldua, Rex Lokus, Hi-Fi, Amanda Conner and Bruno Redondo.

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

Funny story, I was a cosplayer before I started writing and after having to give that dream up my fiance found Batwoman as she wanted to cosplay something sexy and red. After reading that glorious work I was hooked and started buying up everything comic related. My fiance once again, pointed out that some of the books had script segment in the back and after looking at the structure she twisted my arm to start writing. I havenít looked back since and itís been a hell of a ride for the past year. 

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

OMG so easy "Batwoman!" I would love to restore the story to its glory and prove to DC that you can write a strong female character who is a lesbian by just telling an amazing story.

5) On what project will you be working next?

Well "Seamstress" is still going to thatís always my number on focus but I do have several client projects that are coming out soon.

Find Nicole Kane on Facebook.

(posted April 13, 2015)

Indie Corner

Starburn #1

This is a solid first outing for the team at Markosia Enterprises.

In this story we meet the motley crew of the Starburn spacecraft.

Their mission? Pick up a package and get it to another planet.

Simple, right?

Not so.

As soon as they locate the package they are attacked by sand people.

What happens next is unexpected.

Make no mistake, these are not heroes. One crewmember, Ma'Ta, says it plainly: "We're scoundrels."

This issue does a nice job of mixing character development with action.

The reader will eagerly await issue two!

Writer and creator Kelly Bender can be emailed here, he can be found on Twitter here: @KellyBender17 and his blog can be found here.

(posted April 13, 2015)