This week in comics, Business Cat goes physical, something came from space and someone dies at midnight…
Surgeon X #1
Sara Kenney, James Delvin – Image
Anti-biotics have become non-effective in dealing with sickness and the British Government only supply medicine to the citizens who contribute to society. Surgeon X starts her own vigilante surgery with power going to her head and ultimately she decides who lives and who dies. A Dystopia that is a little too close to home. This is an oversized first issue.
Identity #1 (Digital Only)
Joe Khachadourian, Ruairi Coleman – Beatdown Studios
Work has dried up for Sami Nasser, a stuntmen with a marriage in limbo and a best friend on a path of self-destruction. On top of that, Sam’s publicly accused of being the alter ego of Beatdown- his hometown’s notorious vigilante by Beatdown’s own arch-nemesis!
Any Port in Storm #1 (Digital Only)
Ben Quinlan – Inkling Comics
We meet our hero Tag, and go along for a tour in Storm City, where we run into a gang using illegal teleportation tech, a police chase, and maybe something pretty gross. That’s all we know about this, but we do like the bizarre.
They Came from Planet Earth #1 (Digital Only)
David Scacchi, Gary Welsh – Insane Comics
The making of a time travel epic where humans traveled back messed with our ancestors leaving death and destruction in their wake. The technology and knowledge they left behind changed the future forever.
Joshua Williamson, Jason Shawn Alexander – Vertigo
Earth has entered a second ice age and brutal gangs fight over heat. A disease named ‘Frostbite’ is instantaneously freezing people from the inside out. If Dr Henry Bronham and his daughter Victoria can make it to Alcatraz he may be able to put an end to the disease. That’s where the protagonist Keaton comes in. Keaton and her crew offer security for the Doc and his daughter.
I Die at Midnight (graphic novel, Digital Only)
Kyle Baker – Quality Jolity
Larry just swallowed a bottle of pills, but now his ex wants him back. Larry must race across Manhattan with a stomach full of poison to find the only person who can save him. There’s just one problem. His girlfriend’s murderous ex is also on his trail.
Business Cat (graphic Novel)
Tom Fonder – Andrews McMeel
A collection of the popular online comic, Business Cat is the only high level executive with his own private litter box. Business Cat misses all his meetings because he’s stuck in trees and napping on the keyboard. Featuring all new material, this one’s for the cat lovers.
Survivor’s Club Vol. 1 (Graphic Novel)
Dale Halvorson, Ryan Kelley – Vertigo
Channeling 80s horror films, “The haunted house, the demonic doll, the cursed video game, the monstrous neighbor, the vengeful ghost, the killer imaginary friend…in 1987 a wave of horrors struck six communities around the globe. Six traumatized kids survived those events, and grew up haunted by what happened to them.” Thirty years later, the six survivors reunite to finally face their fears. Collecting #1-9 and co-written by novelist Lauren Beukes.
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Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane