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October 13 / / Indie

Join No’Madd as he embarks on a journey to save the himself and probably more importantly, the world, from slave alien beings and their overlord. The adventure takes place on a planet where the inhabitants wield axes and swords, fight ant-like creatures called Gnats, fly airships, pilot sea vessels, battle autonomous laser-firing robots and God-like super beings! As you can tell, author Andrew Kafoury packs a lot of content into his first series. And rightly so, as several characters are introduced in what the author promises to be the beginning of several graphic novels. Although this first series focuses on No’Madd, each character can potentially have their own back story and adventure.

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October 11 / / Reviews
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Promo for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from Marvel

Did you make it through our weekly picks already? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Comic book movies are a great introduction to characters that you might not have met or heard of before. I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy, right? Someone says ‘We are Groot’ to you before you see the movie and your reaction might be ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa… we just met, buddy.”

If you want bite-size action and adventure stories replete with your favorite characters, try some of these animated superhero series on Netflix or Amazon Instant.

October 10 / / Weekend Shorts

Today we’ll be starting our recommended reads for the weekend. Some will be stand alone issues, others, the beginning of a saga. Or any kick-ass issues we just want to share. Not all recommendations will be new. Some will be weeks, months, or years old if they’re truly special. But our goal is to recommend books for readers who are short on time, need quick recos or just plain want someone else to decide for you what to read. We’re a small team so if you have any recommendations, shoot us an email in the top right at “Contact Us”. Without further ado, the picks of the week.

October 8 / / Marvel

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Thor – the god of thunder, member of the Avengers, son of Odin and prince of Asgard, is deemed unworthy of wielding the mighty hammer Mjolnir. Rising out of the downward spiral of his unworthiness, a new warrior emerges to become worthy of wielding the hammer – and she becomes the new Thor.

So what does this mean for the Thor that we’ve known all our lives? He’s still here, but a mystery woman is taking on the heavy title of Thor in one of the biggest and most controversial changes the Marvel universe has ever seen.

October 7 / / Industry
October 6 / / Cons

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The Alternative Press Expo, otherwise known simply as APE, is a convention in San Francisco, CA that focuses on alternative and small press comics. What does this mean exactly? Outside of the major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and others, there are an infinite number of independent creators and publishers that release their own comics. APE is the show for those creators, giving them a platform to interact with and showcase their work to fans without being buried by major publishers at more traditional, mainstream comic book conventions.

October 1 / / Industry
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The final panel of Irredeemable from Issue #37 via wikipedia

We scavenged Reddit AMA’s (Ask Me Anything) to find answers to one of our burning questions: “How do comic writers start writing comics?” Below you’ll find four writers who engaged with their fanbase on Reddit and all answered that very question. You’ll also find links to their AMAs, titles they’ve worked on, and links to their websites and Twitter handles.

October 3 / / Industry