COMICS: Top 5 Indie Comics of the Week 1/16

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By UTFReviews - 1/17/2013



Wednesday has come and gone, leaving your comic shop with a pristine shipment of the latest and greatest titles from all your favorite publishers. As you've come to expect, we've digged through the latest pile and found our personal favorites. So, without any further ado, here are our TOP 5 INDIE COMICS OF THE WEEK

If you have any recommendations of your own or would like a chance to review comics for UTF, send us a shout at editor@unleashthefanboy.com






Creator Owned Heroes #8




Creator Owned Heroes has been a bold experiment for comics, and its end doesn't bode well for an industry that continues to struggle (despite recently reported sales increases over previous years). Here's wishing all the best to all the creators involved, and hoping that any similar offerings meet with better reception in the future.

For the full review, click here.

4/5









Green Hornet Year One Special



Year One is a famous title in the comic world. When one says it, they are usually referring to Batman: Year One. The cool thing about a Year One is that it's able to explore a character's yesteryear, whether it be the origin or a past adventure. The Green Hornet: Year One Special  is an interesting comic. Rather than explore the yesteryear of the Hornet and Kato, it's told through a 13 year old girl. It was definitely one of the most heartfelt comics I've read in awhile.

For the full review, click here.

4.5/5









Pathfinder #4



Pathfinder is back with a spider and goblin filled fourth issue. This series has been very good, with some of the most fun characters you'll read. It's all-out fantasy, dwarfs, goblins, swords, it's what you get when you combine The Lord of the Rings with something a little more lighthearted. This issue sees the heroes take on the giant spiders from last time, we meet a new character and...the goblins return. Another extremely fun issue, everyone should be picking up this fantasy epic.

For the full review, click here.

4.5/5









Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker #1



Similar to last month's issue on Orion Pax. This month there is another focus with Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker. These spotlight issues do strongly rely on their choice of character to focus on, but utilizing a secondary character such as Thundercracker actually appears to be more of a benefit at times.

For the full review, click here.

4/5









Chasing the Dead #3



Chasing the Dead is back with its penultimate issue. I haven't read too many comics like it, it's part thriller, psychological horror, and...zombie? There are many readers (myself included) that had never read the novel, so this would be something completely fresh. Susan is just a mom who wants her daughter back and is constantly being tormented by phone calls from the 'Harvester.' In this issue we learn some interesting things about the kidnapper, and the body count sky rockets.

For the full review, click here.

4/5


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JohnWilbanks - 1/17/2013, 12:48 PM
Don't know that I would consider anything from IDW as "Indie" since they do fairly good sells now... Can't argue with your reviews though. All top notch books.
NorrinRaddical - 1/17/2013, 3:05 PM
glad for this article, would love to delve even deeper into the indie community...
I for one am reading DEADHORSE. check it out, the first book is free:
http://www.deadhorsecomic.com/chapters/
UTFReviews - 1/19/2013, 12:28 AM
@John Wilbanks

I think it's strange, but in terms of their traditional role (and the staggering share of the market that DC/Marvel consume), people still deem them indie.


@ Norrin Raddical.

I'll definitely check it out!

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