By Power_struggle55 6 Comments
Just last month, I went to Heroes con which is a 3 day comic convention held every June in Charlotte, NC. Now it always goes as this, one section is for the shops, one section for the artist/writers/etc, one section for the normal artist selling their stuff and one section for the indy stuff. Now I always make sure to take a gandure there to see what the world of "Ive never heard of" comics and always make sure to buy at least one Indy comic. This year I got the indy comic "Zombieyears" which is a small comic series about the zombie appocolapse in Miami, FL. Now after reading the first issue, it got me thinking. This is some pretty good $hit. Now its no "walking dead" but it to me is a part of a long line of comics that despite most people have never heard of..is probably better then most of the stuff out there.
There was one comic in particular where I got it at the convention 3 years ago called "Light Children", what drew my attention was how original it was. It takes place in an underground society and deals with a group of children each with unique powers dealing with light as they learn the truth of whats going on. Now I bought the 1st book (its not issues just a book) and couldnt wait for the next one...but nothing yet. Which is quite a shame since its probably one of the best comics Ive ever read.
One particular series that drew my attention was Drunken Monkey....yeah its exactly what it sounds like but after meeting the creator. I was intrigued really based on the covers, after a certain issue where people assumed it was paying homage to a movie (some said Star Wars and I said "Army of Darkness") even though that wasnt his intention, he decided to from that point on make the cover ref. either a movie or a famous comic cover. Sadly I didnt buy an issue however I did become a fan the covers themselves and if he returns next year...Ill probably buy at least one issue.
Now there are other great indy stuff out there that are possibly better then what know of and you have never heard of. So if you find one, pick one up. Most likely it will be better then what you normally read.