Let’s start a indie comic topic, where we talk all things indie related to comics. This one is for the really small publishers and creator owned stuff, which can also be links to kickstarters that lead to publishers picking up books, etc.
Wanted to start off with Delphinium #1 (of 2) which is a new solicit for a small indie book (they even used the dreaded “allocation” word claiming it’s limited to just 500 copies total).
This is my type of potential indie book I tend to love when they mix sci-fi within.
“An astronaut falls into the world of Delphinium after a freak accident on their satellite. Eerily similar to Earth, Delphinium has oxygen, plants and insect life but things are just off and continue to go wrong. Part 1 in a 2 part mini series- Delphinium is 28 pages of perfectly trippy sci-fi you’ve grown to love from Pat. Only 500 available, subject to allocation.”
Well-known Japanese manga author Matsuda Djuko was inspired by the events of February 2022, when the skies over Kyiv were heroically defended by Ukrainian pilots of the Tactical Aviation Brigade, giving rise to the urban legend of the Ghost of Kyiv, a MiG-29 pilot who won 6 air victories in the sky over the capital.
I struggle defining indie books. I tend to think of everything outside of Marvel/DC as indie, but honestly, Image and Boom put out consistently on par/better books. Maybe those should be considered the big four?
Here is variant E that I was updated about via Uncivilized Books newsletter. They said it’s their own limited store variant. Also, if you do buy from them and get free shipping, then don’t be surprised if it’s media mail.