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Sunday, March 12, 2006


The following four comics from the current March Previews (for books shipping in May) are our picks for this month's Indie Challenge. Each are discounted from the original cover price. Preorder your copies (and a few for your friends!) at DCBService.

THE CEMETERIANS #1 (Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics)
By Gilgrim. Trudge through disgusting sewers to battle manatee massacring mermaids and soggy cultists; creep through creepy fog-littered cemeteries straight out of an ancient Hammer Film soundstage; confront undead lecherous lodgers and other assorted beasties, creepies, and ghoulies! It all comes down to whether an adolescent giant Automaton, a truly mad, Mad Scientist, a surly Necromancer, a Banshee's granddaughter and a reluctant furry monster can manage not to kill each other - or at least quit fighting over television privileges long enough to get the job done! Not likely! B & W. Cover price $2.95. DCBS price $1.92. Previews page 216, product code MAR062905. Check out more info HERE.

X ISLE #1 (of 5) (BOOM Studios)
By Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson, & Greg Scott. From the creator of this summer's Sci-Fi Network TV Show Eureka, Andrew Cosby! A team of researchers drift on the ocean, lost, in their quest for an enigmatic island that's never been explored. Washing on its shores, they find a dense, terrifying jungle populated with animal and plant life that has evolved along a completely different path. What secret does this isle hold? In the tradition of Jurassic Park, but with creatures more likely to have been designed by alien designer H.R. Geiger! Full color. Cover price $2.99. DCBS price $1.64. Previews page 242, product code MAR063073. Check out more info HERE.

By Beau Smith & Eduardo Barreto. Beau Smith's latest creation explodes onto the scene! Aided and abetted by fellow comics legend Eduardo Barreto, Smith creates a tough guy for the new millennium in the form of Frank Cobb. Cobb is a former Level One Secret Service agent who has been off the radar for the last few years. When his aimless actions land him in jail, one of his former government contacts decides that it's time Cobb's special talents were put to a more productive use. In Part One of this debut Cobb story, "Off the Leash", Cobb's protective skills will be needed to save a very important witness from a sadistic Russian Mafia leader with connections to a terrorist cell. B & W. Cover price $3.99, DCBS price $1.99. Previews page 299, product code MAR063280. Check out more info HERE.

THRESHOLD #1 (of 5) (Narwain)
By Shon Bury, Goldman, & Waysek. Imagine Joseph Campbell's Hero Cycle, but peppered with both comic relief and Everyman situations. Enter a world of demons, Goddesses, and mystical gurus when grad-student Joey King receives a mysterious journal, a magickal staff, and an amulet that is as ancient as it is strange. Joey has little time to ponder these items as Krill Shadow Wraiths begin to attack! Full color. Cover price $3.99, DCBS price $2.19. Preview page 310, product code MAR063323. Check out more info HERE.

Help support these comics as they enter the marketplace. And don't forget to check out Indie Challenge picks from previous months such as Mouseguard, Athena Voltaire, Atomika, Claypool Comics, Marlene, Horrorwood and Werewolves: Call of the Wild.


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