Another 4 comics to read, not from DC or Marvel

By Arnoldo Acosta

The Walking Dead by

Written by Robert

The Walking Dead is
one of the most popular comic series out at the moment. The property has even
found success in other mediums like video games and television.
 I don’t watch the show regularly but the few
episodes I have seen are much better than some story arcs in the comic, with
that said this comic is still very good.
The comic’s plot is
about: a zombie apocalypse and the struggle of a group of survivors to keep on
The book is about
seeing the characters survive. Without giving any spoilers away we don’t get to
investigate what created this apocalypse. We don’t even get to see the characters
try to create a cure.
If there is a single
rule in this book it would be anyone can die, and anyone can get hurt at any
There is no “main character immunity” in this book which keeps the suspenseful
atmosphere in place. This is what drives the entire series but this can also be
really annoying because you don’t know when one of your favorite characters
will go crazy and die. I will confess that my three favorite characters were
killed long ago but this is still a thrilling story and an excellent comic book.

Peter Panzerfaust by

Words by Kurtis Weibe
Pictures by Tyler Jenkins

This comic lies in the
categories of war, adventure and fantasy. The entire pitch of this comic is simply
“What if Peter Pan was fighting in WWII” and that is what guides the entire
comic book.
The story is told with
flashbacks of a grown up lost boy who traveled with Peter. During the war,
Peter goes to France to look for his girlfriend. He encounters a group of
orphans and together they fight the Nazis.
Peter Panzerfaust is
an slow-paced story, but full of fun moments with a very good concept behind

X-O Manowar by Valiant

Written by Robert
Venditi Art by Lee Garbett

Aric of Dacia, Heir of
the Visigoth, fights against the fearsome Roman Empire when suddenly he
encounters and even greater enemy, the Alien race of the Vine. These aliens
kidnap him and his people enslave them for centuries. They submit them
to the worst tortures they can experience until the day Aric escapes from his
cell, and finds a sacred orb of the Vine. This contains the most powerful
weapon of the Universe, the Manowar Armor.
This book is a mixture
between Spartacus and Green Lantern. The combination of the two makes this book
amazing. The main draw from this book is the world itself as it is full with
interesting characters and interesting ideas all which come together
surprisingly well.
Aric is a compelling
protagonist with a ton of possibilities he is shown as a man out of time, a
space adventurer, and a man fighting for revenge.
Without a doubt, one
of the best series at the moment.

Glory by Image

Written by Joe
Kentinge Art by Ross Cambell

For those who don’t
know who Glory is: in the 90’s Rob Liefeld got tired of working at DC and Marvel
and went to create Image Comics. At Image he decided to create new original
properties, but since he doesn’t have the talent to create original ideas he
just decided to copy them, with that he created GLORY. That character was
nothing but a clone of Wonder Woman. Glory was an anorexic supermodel with
white hair who is half amazon and half demon.
After many years,
Image decided to reboot Glory. Despite having no original premise at all the
writer Joe Kentinge managed to create something unique.
The new Glory is
completely astonishing from every angle of her design, her personality, and
history. It is original which makes this series one of the best rebooted
properties ever.
The story is
brilliantly written from every point of view but the biggest impact from Glory
is the art. Ross Cambell does an amazing job each of the characters have a real
design. There are no two characters with a similar body shape or a similar face.
Every character has an original look. The action sequences are livid and
gruesome. It is just as gory as you can get in a comic book series.  
The worst part of this
series: Its ending, this week’s issue #34 was the final issue of the series but
it is still a comic worth reading.

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