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Comic Recommendations

There are so many comics to read that it's impossible to keep track of all of them. We want to help you find some comics you might not have heard of. Each month we will update this page with comic recommendations we think are worth your time. Some will be more mainstream while others will be independent. Take a look see if anything peaks your interest and enjoy!

 
 

June 2018

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Jonesy

Sam Humphries & Caitlin Rose Boyle

Jonesy is what happens when you blend a Cartoon Network show with Scott Pilgrim. Jonesy is about a teenage girl with the ability to make anybody fall in love with anyone or anything she wants. The only catch, the powers don't work on herself. This comic is a colourful candy trip of teenage life with dialogue that comes a level of energy that keeps you flipping through the pages. The comic is geared a little more towards a younger audience but if you are a fan of Scott Pilgrim or Dumbing of Age then this might be a comic worth checking out. 

 
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Eric

Tom Manning

Eric, once a popular Los Angeles musician in the ’60s and ’70s, now is a drug-addled relic grappling with his irrelevance. But, after he snaps on live TV while promoting his greatest hits album, Eric finds himself in the center of what may be a terrifying conspiracy spanning multiple realities. Eric is a read. Chalking around 400 pages this black and white comic is practically a novel in comic format. The art is terrific, giving us a realistic vibe that helps to ground the comic in our world even as it starts to move into the more out there ideas. If you are looking for a comic that doesn't shy away from the more mature themes then this just might worth your time. 

 
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Sinker 

Toby Blando & Libby Frame

This is a short comic that you can read entirely online (just click that button below) It doesn't take long to read and is entirely worth it. I don't want to give any of the story away here (seriously, it takes no time to read) but if tat cover doesn't immediately intrigue even a little bit then my words certainly wont. The is nothing short than amazing with serious echos of Studio Ghibli in it's character designs. If you are a fan of any of those films in even the slightest of sense then go give this a read. If you like it, take a minute and maybe let the writer and artist know.

 
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Prometheus

Ryan Little & Chris Shehan

If you have listened to our Stacked Chats episodes you know that we are fairly big fans of Ryan Little. His comic Lonesomes (another one you should check out) addressed social anxiety and depression in a way that was poignant while light hearted. This comic is the complete and total opposite and it's awesome. Prometheus takes the idea of the Greek Gods being real and ask one very important question; What would the Titan who gave humanity fire and with it the art of creation itself think of our world today. From there this comic takes aim at society and its many faults as the namesake seeks out the Eternal Flame once more to try an restore humanity on its rightful path. This comic takes Greek Mythos and gives it a very modern spin with truly inventive character adaptations. Only two issue currently exist (with issue 3 going Kickstarter this summer). We don't have a link to where you can buy the comic but here's Ryans twitter. Feel free to bother him and find out where you can pick up his latest comic.