Indie Spotlight Series 26


Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of Indie Spotlight Series. Big week for a number of reasons as there are several GREAT reads coming out, a few second prints that everyone has been waiting on and one HUGE secret that was called project Tooth Fairy!!!! That being said let’s jump right in!



Angel 0

Boom Studios

New York Times readers are ahead of the curve on this one. Wow, I never thought I would say that in comics but that shows the direction the VP of Marketing, Arune Singh, is taking the company. As reported by Boom, a new comic series will hit shops this week and will catch most people off guard. Why, you ask..  well because it was kept a huge secret under the project name “Tooth Fairy” and wasn’t available to order!!! That’s right, retailers will receive the new title, Angel,  based on their orders for Buffy The Vampire Slayer 3 final order cutoff. Buffy fans know Angel as Buffy’s love interest from the past.  I am very anxious to see how this book does. Remember the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series has been rebooted and now takes place in modern day. I believe we will see some first appearances in this book, as well as in my next pick Buffy The Vampire Slayer 4 . There is also a very rare 1 per store variant that is already seeing sales above $50!  This is my pick of the week!!


Buffy The Vampire Slayer 4

Boom Studios

I have really enjoyed the first 3 issues of this series and will definitely be picking up issue 4. This issue will bring Angel back and get him set up for his all new stand alone series. Inside word is there will be first appearances in this book as well as Angel making an appearance. I think this book will heavily tie into the Angel series. There is a 1:25 Jenny Frison variant that I love as well as the sketch version 1:50. The Mercado variants are moving the fastest out of the non incentive covers and are brilliant works of art in my opinion. I’m loving the covers he has been putting out!


Mary Shelly Monster Hunter 1 (1:10 incentive)

Aftershock Comics

Seeing Adam Glass’s (Supernatural & Criminal Minds) name attached to this book is admittedly what got me looking this direction. Imagine if Frankenstein wasn’t a fictional tale but really the real life tribulations of Mary Shelly herself as she searched for a beast named Frankenstein. The premise sounds like it was made for T.V. and with Aftershock now dedicating a whole new department to optioning and media deals, it might actually already be in the works…… Now a days you never know but with so many big names attached to this book I wouldn’t let it pass you by at cover price. I don’t think we will see any short term heat, but this is definitely one to keep your eye on over time. There is a 1:10 incentive variant that will be my choice on Wednesday.


Houdini Master Detective  1 shot

Antarctic Press

Houdini solving mysteries with his wife??? The new Sherlock and Holmes ???? Premise is out there but also sounds intriguing. This one shot comes to us from Antarctic Press and centers around the best magician of all time, Harry Houdini. Houdini has a cult following and I expect this book to sell well. I love the throwback horror cover myself and will definitely be picking one up to put on display if nothing else. Only one listing on ebay as of now and it’s for $10.


Knights of the Golden Sun 1 SECOND PRINT

Mad Cave Studios

Well here’s everyone’s chance to read this epic tale at cover price!!!!! Mark London has created a world that is rivaled by none and Mauricio Villarreal has brought it all to life! First prints of issue 1 are still going for $20 to $30 on the secondary market and I think many collectors will want this issue as well because of the new cover art. Very few on ebay as of now, so that tends to make me think this book will be hard to find. We will have to wait until Wednesday to find out for sure.  


Sleeper Pick


Knights of The Golden Sun 6

Mad Cave Studios

It seems like every issue of Knights of the Golden Sun that has come out has heated up a little at first and I expect this one to be no different and may even hold heat a little longer. Stunning cover and getting very close to the end of the first arc.  I think these books will be sought after to try to complete runs of the first 7 issue arc.


Also Watch Out For These Titles Releasing This Week


Assassin Nation 1 SECOND PRINT

Image Comics

Assassin Nation 2

Image Comics


Image Comics

Farmhand 7

Image Comics

Gideon Falls 12

Image Comics

Kick – Ass 13

Image Comics

Littlebird 2

Image Comics

Middlewest 6

Image Comics (don’t sleep on this series.. great read primed to be optioned)

Oliver 3

Image Comics  (highly recommended read)

Outpost Zero 9

Image Comics

Port of Earth 9

Image Comics

Rumble 11

Image Comics

Witchblade 13

Image Comics

Calamity Kate 2

Dark Horse Comics

Neil Gaiman – American Gods Moment of Storm 1

Dark Horse Comics

Ghostbusters 35th Anniv. Answer Call Ghostbusters 1 shot


G.I. Joe Real American Hero 261


Transformers 3


Tangled The Series Hair and Now 1


Black Badge 9

Boom Studios

Lumberjanes 61

Boom Studios

Animosity 20


Appalachian Apocalypse 1 SECOND PRINT

Cave Pictures Publishing

Appalachian Apocalypse 2

Cave Pictures Publishing

Blessed Machine 2

Cave Pictures Publishing

Bloodborne 11

Titan Comics

Blossoms 666 #3

Archie Comics

George Mcdonalds Light Princess 3

Cave Pictures Publishing

Gretel 2


Incursion 3


Mobster Graveyard 3

Antarctic Press (walking Dead 1 homage cover.. also may catch a little heat on the secondary so be aware of sales)

Morning in America 2

Oni Press

OZ Heart of Magic 1


Planet of the Nerds 1

Ahoy Comics

Relay 5


Rise 2


Stronghold 3

Aftershock Comics


Last Week’s Updates


Faithless 1 Erotica Cover

Well this one has had a ton of sales and just keeps steadily rising. Right now you will have to pay $15 shipped to get your hands on this book. When you get it just make sure not to open it around kids or on camera for a pick up haul hahahaha. I have heard nothing but great things about the story as well and I can’t wait to read it!


The Source 3

Scout Comics

This story just keeps getting better and better and after reading issue 3, I see why this series has been optioned as it is all coming together! Can’t wait for issue 4 now!!!! This book is steady selling at $10 shipped, but remember it can still be found at cover at the publishers website!!


She Could Fly 1 The lost Pilot

Still available at cover everywhere and I have not yet had a chance to read the story.


Fairlady 1

Image Comics

Lots of sales but nothing over cover price yet . The ashcan version can also still be found for around $10 shipped.


Cold Blooded Samurai 1

Action Lab Ent.

Can still be found at cover price. Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to read this one yet either, so if you have I would love to hear what you thought in the comments section.


In other big news, CBSI presents Indie Spotlight Series webcast premiering tonight on @simplemanscomics YouTube channel!  Don’t miss out!  

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps give you some ideas on what books to pick up this week.




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