Indie Cover Spotlight: Buckaroo Banzai: The Prequel #2

From 2008, it’s issue #2 of Buckaroo Banzai: The Prequel:

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Published by Moonstone. Not sure who the cover artist is.

Historical note: in 1998, Fox tried to develop a Buckaroo Banzai TV series, titled Buckaroo Banzai: Ancient Secrets and New Mysteries. It never made it out of development hell, but here’s a computer animated test reel created for the series.

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    Indie Cover Spotlight: Buckaroo Banzai: Return of the Screw #1

    So The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! was on TV the other night, and since I hadn’t seen the movie in a long time, I decided to give it a look. It’s a hot mess of a film, but I suppose that’s what lends it its charm and cult status. Anyway, it put me in the mood to start up the ICS feature on my blog again, after a long hiatus. So here we go:

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    Buckaroo Banzai: Return of the Screw #1 was published in 2006 by Moonstone. I believe the cover is by Matt Haley. Earl Mac Rauch, the screenwriter of the movie, returned for scripting duty on the comics as well.

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      Indie Cover Spotlight: Invisible Republic #2

      Here’s one of the newer books I’ve been reading, Invisible Republic:

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      Written by the husband/wife team of Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, and drawn by Hardman, IR is a fantastic looking (and well-written) science fiction epic with heavy political and social themes running through it. Issue #2 was published in April, 2015 by Image Comics.

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        Indie Cover Spotlight: Instant Piano #1

        Here’s an oddly titled book for today’s installment of ICS: Instant Piano #1

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        This 1994 anthology of surreal humor from Dark Horse Comics lasted for 4 issues. The inaugural issue featured the above cover by Kyle Baker, with stories contributed by the 5 cartoonists who created the series: Baker, Stephen DeStefano, Evan Dorkin, Robbie Busch, and Mark Badger.

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          Indie Cover Spotlight: Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #3

          So the recent announcement of a new Black Panther series by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze made me nostalgic for Brian’s early work, which brings us to today’s ICS: Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze #3

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          Cover by Brian Stelfreeze, published by Millenium Publications, March 1992. Interior art by Columbus’ own Darryl Banks.

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            Indie Cover Spotlight: The Book of Grickle

            After another long hiatus, ICS is back, baby!

            Today’s cover feature is the wonderful and charming collection of Grickle comics from Graham Annable.

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            This collection was published by Dark Horse Comics in 2010, and collect several of the earlier Grickle books from Alternative Comics.

            I love Annable’s dark sense of humor and extremely expressive stick figure characters. He’s an amazing cartoonist, and if you’ve never checked out Grickle, you owe yourself a look.

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