THE LAST INFECTION: A POST APOCALYPTIC THRILLER is Michael Garza’s latest contribution to the world of zombie fiction. Following Chris and Jenn, mismatched survivors of a zombie apocalypse who become de facto parents to a pair of kids named Jake and Alicen.
UNDER THE FLESH #1 introduces an apocalypse known as the “Skid”. In those first few pages we learn everything we need to know about this disease: It’s a deliberate plague, spreading rapidly across the planet and only affecting males – turning them into violent, predatory killers.
It’s been two months since Desolation Day, when an unknown male-specific virus ravaged the world, degenerating men into savage cannibals called “fleshers.” Ruben Lobos, is a short-tempered, genetically enhanced soldier, who’s clueless about his abilities since the pathogen struck at the same time of his experiment. He’s interestingly surrounded by a diverse cast of strong female characters in a dying world where women outlast men.
Classy ads from classic comics
One of the things I find interesting in old comic books (aside from the actual stories, covers, font, art…) is the advertising from back in the day. X-ray glasses, miracle growth cures, kid-size submarines, bb guns… Here are some of the ads that have caught my eye as I go through ye olde comic book collection.
The Last Infection: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller Michael W. Garza The Last Infection chronicles the fall of civilization and the rise of the dead and the evolution of the infected. The infection swept across the country like a tidal wave. Survivors cling to life as the infected own the night and the dead walk the streets. Chris has endured on his own and bumping into Jake and Alicen weren’t in his plans. The young brother and sister have plans of their own, but Chris has heard too many promises of sanctuary and infection free...read more
Time of Death: Induction Shana Festa When no one or nowhere is safe, where do you go to escape the monsters? In a few short days, 37 year old Emma Rossi’s hard work will finally pay off. She will don her cap and gown and graduate with a degree in nursing, but not before she loses her first patient and is confronted with a new reality. In Cape Coral, Florida, a storm approaches. The dead are coming back to life. And they’re hungry. Infection ravages the Eastern Seaboard with alarming speed while attempts to contain the...read more
It’s been two months since Desolation Day, when an unknown male-specific virus ravaged the world, degenerating men into savage cannibals called “fleshers.” Ruben Lobos, is a short-tempered, genetically enhanced soldier, who’s clueless about his abilities since the pathogen struck at the same time of his experiment. He’s interestingly surrounded by a diverse cast of strong female characters in a dying world where women outlast men. His group survives inside the walls of an abandoned college library, building a false sense of...read more
Not so long ago, on a planet not too far away…STEAM WARS. A tour de Force (128+ pages) full-color steampunk sci-fi adventure! Antarctic Press are printing the TPB of Fred Perry’s STEAM WARS series. This book will see issues 1-5 collected in 120+ full colour pages. I’ve never read this series, but I’m a huge fan of Fred Perry’s other work – GOLD DIGGER – and I’m really looking forward to...read more
Richard Sullivan is an innocent man fighting for his life and his sanity. Brian Thompson, Bill Oberst Jr., & Eric Roberts star While the first Kickstarter campaign for THE CHAIR garnered more than $123’000, it failed to reach the target goal of $300’000. But what it did get is interest from private investors and a distributor, and now the team are back with a goal of $40’000. THE CHAIR follows the story of Richard Sullivan (to be played by Brian Thompson), an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row....read more
Patient Zero Jonathan Maberry When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills… and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good, and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle. This rapid response group is called...read more
THE CHAIR follows the story of Richard Sullivan (to be played by Brian Thompson), an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden (to be played by Bill Oberst Jr.), Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. But as he matches the savagery and brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan is forced to come face to face with his own sanity. Many themes are explored upon in the film, including...read more
Under the Flesh #1: Desolation Day Escape Comics Inc, March 2014 Created and written by G. Deltres Illustrated and lettered by J.L. Giles Cover and design by J.L. Giles An unknown pathogen which only infects male is unleashed upon Earth. Global military powers are wiped out. Governments crumble. Societies demolished. Hope viciously fades… When the zombies rise, or the infection spreads, it doesn’t take humanity long to fall. UNDER THE FLESH #1 introduces an apocalypse known as the “Skid”. In those first few pages we...read more
The Michigan Comic Collective is a state-wide initiative created to provide an outlet for Michigan native and Michigan-based writers and artists to get their work out there for people to see. What started as a small group of local friends wanting to do some comic projects together quickly ballooned into a group approaching 30 collaborators and a number of locally-owned comic shops. By partnering with brick and mortar retail comic stores we strive to be a pipeline for Michigan creators to see their work on the shelves of their local comic book...read more
Guys & Dogs #4: Bedtime for Bonsai Elaine Fox Penelope Porter longed for a baby, but now that her marriage is over, she’s turned to the next best thing – a cute, cuddly puppy. Mr Darcy keeps sneaking over to the shop across the street, owned by Baltimore bad boy Dylan Mersey. Not that Penelope minds having to fetch her dog from his handsome new friend. Puppies are adorable, but they’re a giant pain in the butt. Anyone who’s ever had a 10 week old puppy running around their house knows this. They poop, they get...read more