This is Bob from the Weekly Comics Spotlight podcast with a spotlight on a lot of the great titles from Radical Publishing.
Remember, you can hear full audio reviews on the Episode page at ComicBookPage.com.
Since their launch a bit over a year ago, Radical has put out an impressive array of comics. Their hallmark features are beautiful art coupled with stories that weave tales of interesting characters and worlds.
They stand out because they’re not re-runs of things we’re seeing in other comics, instead they grab the reader with gripping tales of horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and high adventure that I’m not seeing anywhere in the 120+ other monthly comics I read.
If you’ve never tried a Radical Comic, give the episode a listen, hear some of the creators talk about their stories, and decide if there is something that looks interesting, I’m betting there will be. With the range of thitles they’ve put out so far, there should be something for anyone and these titles are definitely worth a look:
Nick Simmons: Writer/creator/penciler of Incarnate
They cannot die. They feel no pain. They hunger for human flesh. They are Revenants. Centuries ago, the Revenant known as Mot was worshipped as a God. Now, he walks the Earth in search of a purpose to his immortality – but when a secret society discovers a way to kill Revenants, Mot and his fellow immortals must make a choice: Hunt or be hunted.
Barry Levine: Radical Publisher - Givens an overview of Radical & it’s mission. The thing I love about Barry is you can hear his passion for the stories in the comkics when he talks about them.
Steve Niles: Writer of City of Dust
Special detective Philip Khrome doesn’t enforce Imagination, instead he works in homicide; that’s where the action is, and he’s seen it all before. But criminals evolve and the world is forever changing. When a killing spree hits his department, Khrome finds himself face-to-face with a perpetrator who has merged reality with superstition, and nothing is what it seems.
Mark Long and Nick Sagan: Creators of Shrapnel
Venus, 2250. After five years of war, the last free colony in the Solar System is about to fall. Unknown to the attacking Marines—or even the colonists themselves—the most infamous heroine of the war has gone into hiding in exile on their planet. Now she must organize a revolt against the very Marines she once fought alongside and lead the colonists to freedom.
Steve Pugh: Writer/artist of Hotwire
In the near future, the living and the dead share the same space. Most of the “Blue Lights” are harmless, witless drones, as lost in death as they were in life. Some want revenge. Some want power. Some even want company to join them in the ranks of the departed. Enter Alice Hotwire, Detective Exorcist. She’s the best there is at keeping the peace on the Blue Light beat and her fellow officers hate her for it. It’s a job she doesn’t want, in a world she doesn’t understand. But, when a break-in at the Maximum Security Necropolis sets off a surge of violent, brutal hauntings, Alice Hotwire knows she’s the only one that can pull the city from the brink of chaos.
Sam Sarkar: Writer of Caliber
In the far reaches of the Old Pacific Northwest lies a world where lawlessness runs rampant and only a mystical six-shooter forged from the metal of the legendary Excalibur can balance the scales. With Caliber in hand and posse at his side, Arthur must fulfill his destiny as the Lawbringer to defeat evil and restore order to his home.
David Hine: Writer of FVZA (Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency)
Throughout history, from the Civil War to World War II, the FVZA protected humanity from the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes — until a cure was discovered that sent the undead to their graves. When a new incurable strain of the virus ravages a small town in America, Agent Landra Pecos must call upon her lethal skills to eradicate the threat. But as Landra delves deeper into her investigation of the undead menace, she uncovers shocking secrets that will change her life forever.