Indie Cover Spotlight: Scout #9

I’ve featured Scout on ICS before (here, here, and here) but in honor of the news that the series has been optioned for a movie, I’m going to devote this week’s feature to it again. I love this book, and I’m cautiously optimistic that we may one day see a film version of it.


This wraparound cover to issue #9 was penciled and inked by creator Tim Truman, and features the character Beauregard La Duke on the back, modeled after fellow comic book writer Beau Smith. Published by Eclipse Comics, July 1986.

Indie Cover Spotlight: Descender #5

It’s been a while, but the ICS feature is back! Today, I’d like to spotlight one of my current indie reads, Descender, by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen.


Smart, heartfelt science fiction, featuring gorgeous watercolor art by Nguyen, who also provides this cover. Image Comics, July 2015.

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:


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.

Indie Cover Spotlight: Marshal Law #1

I can honestly say that this was one of the first comic books to truly and completely blow my mind:


Written by Pat Mills, and drawn by Kevin O’Neill, published in 1987 by Marvel’s Epic line of creator-owned comics. Leave it to the Brits to push the envelope of satire and parody.