Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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America's Captain 

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Grandpa Grimm

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Subj: Re: What INDEPENDENT comics do you buy regularly?
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 at 04:40:28 am EDT (Viewed 414 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What INDEPENDENT comics do you buy regularly?
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 at 10:02:54 pm EDT (Viewed 445 times)

    I understand where you are coming from in the emotionally attached department, AC. For me its the Valiant Universe. They've built a connected universe of fascinating heroes and villains.

Valiant interests me. If I add to my pull list, the new books will likely be from Valiant. I was especially intrigued by Rai, as depicted in this year's Free Comic Book Day offering.


    My favorites from Valiant are Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior, but, I am buying most everything they put on the shelves. Bloodshot, XO Manowar, Rai, Imperium, Archer and Armstrong and eagerly await new material from Quantum and Woody. I've been buying up trades to catch up the back stories of all these characters as time and money permits. Action, intrigue, mystery, humor, this universe has it all with great emotional depth and stability with their individual characterizations.

It's great when a company can become a kind of home for your aesthetic soul. I remember Marvel in the Bronze Age. It was this awesome spirit-kingdom for me.

    Other companies.
    Wynonna Earp
    October Faction

    Dream Police
    Savage Dragon
    Black Road
    East of West

    Vampirella's latest series
    Army of Darkness (love the character of Ash Williams)
    Gold Key Alliance
    Jim Butchers Dresden Files
    James Bond

    And some other great books out there I enjoy are:
    Astro City
    Future Quest
    Afterlife with Archie
    Mercury Heat
    Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose

    There's probably a few I am forgetting, too.

    Its a lot of money Marvel is not getting from me anymore.

You and me both. Nor is DC getting my money, when in the past they might have. I buy some Batman and Green Lantern books, but little else beyond the occasional Vertigo title.

A lot of the books on your list have tempted me in the past. The sheer abundance of the Indie scene makes it impractical (barring great wealth) to buy everything cool on the shelf. (As you may know, I buy Future Quest, which we in this community have decided is an Indie book, a decision I heartily endorse, as it provides us with one book a fair number of us are reading, which will help glue us together.)

    There are a lot of good books from the indie scene that promote a vast variety of different types of stories that are exciting and fun to read. Its been fun searching them out and getting emotionally invested. Its a great feeling and I'm glad they are out there and that I've given them a try. Its a brand new rush that I cannot capture with Marvel anymore.

You're not alone in this. I'm right there with you, and I think quite a few of us are.

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