October Previews 2021 – Indie Publisher Spotlight Books

Here’s the spotlight books (and some trade/hardcovers/omnibuses) coming out of October Previews for the indie publishers.



Peter Ricq who created Once Our Land that went on to have success is back with A Kings Vengeance #1. I was in it when I saw the cover art and saw his name attached.

A Kings Vengeance #1

Animal Castle #1 looks interesting, worthy of checking out if you love the stories told by animals.

Animal Castle #1 (Cover B – Delep Miss Bangalore & Kids Variant)
Animal Castle #1 (Cover C – Blank Sketch)

Animal Castle #1 (Cover A - Felix Delep Main Cover)

Haven’t read this yet and I hope it’s good but I absolutely love this cover art for Billy the Kit #3.

Billy the Kit #3

Blood on Sunset #1 (of 5) might be a decent read. I’m always iffy on Source Point Press but some decent reads and art most of the time.

Blood on Sunset #1 (of 5) (Cover A - Susini)



A new BOOM! book Buckhead #1 (of 5) might be entertaining read. I don’t get the sense that this one will heat up, not initially at least but might be a fun read.

Buckhead #1 (of 5) (Cover A - Kambadais)

I’m really hoping Chicken Devil lives up to it’s title and soliciation. Even if it’s not a spec play, I’m hoping for some good entertainment. Chicken Devil #3 is in previews. Still time to read the first issue and maybe second to know if you’re still onboard by issue #3.

Chicken Devil #3

Lots of fans for Cowboy Bebop #1, so there’s a lot of covers for this first issue as well.

Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover B – Photo)
Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover C – Ianniciello)
Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover D – Chan)
Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover E – Li)
Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover F – Lau B&W)
Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover G – Colored Blank Sketch)

Cowboy Bebop #1 (Cover A - Lau)

Wrestling related stories and books are plentiful but yet most of the time I lose interest real fast. Yet I always give them a chance. So here’s Crimson Cage #1 (of 5) coming out of AWA. I sure hope this one keeps me intrigued beyond the first one or two issues or I might just give up entirely on the wrestling titles.

Crimson Cage #1 (of 5) (Cover B – Deodata Jr)

Crimson Cage #1 (of 5) (Cover A - Cormack)



Cult of Ikarus #1 (of 4) comes off as one of those books you’ll know after the first issue if you should bother with the second and beyond. After all, it is a Scout book and YAVS (Yet Another Vampire Story).

Cult of Ikarus #1 (of 4)

Stories about serial killers fascinate me. So of course I’m going to be checking out Devil Tree #1 (Cover A – Wolfgang Schwandt) which apparently is based on a true story.

Devil Tree #1 (Cover B – Samir Simao)

Devil Tree #1 (Cover A - Wolfgang Schwandt)

It’s a complete ripoff of Godzilla but I’m still gonna check out Mega #1 because who doesn’t enjoy gigantic monsters wreaking havoc on our planet, right?

Mega #1 (Cover B – Max Fiumara)

Mega #1 (Cover A - Salvador Sanz)

I enjoyed the first round of Maniac of New York. So count me in with Maniac of New York Bronx Burning #1 (Cover A – Mutti).

Maniac of New York Bronx Burning #1 (Cover B – Mutti Mask Variant)

Maniac of New York Bronx Burning #1 (Cover A - Mutti)



End After End #1 has a solicitation that makes me want to read it just so I hope the solicitation makes actual sense to me.

End After End #1 Cover B

End After End #1 (Cover A - Sunando)

Download #1 is a new Red 5 Comics title. These are normally readers for me but have gone on to be easy quick flips from time to time. So lock in that pre-order if you want to read (or chance a potential quick flip), most shops don’t go heavy on these Red 5 books.

Download #1

Hotell is back with a new volume. Hotell Vol 2 #1 (of 5) kicks off a 5 issue mini-series.

Hotell Vol 2 #1 (of 5) (Cover B – Deodata Jr)

Hotell Vol 2 #1 (of 5) (Cover A - Grant)



For you Shakespeare fans, this one looks like it could be a fun read with No Holds Bard #1 (of 4). Behemoth is really pumping out those variants though in hopes of pushing up those print run numbers though. Always go with cover A on these for the cover priced non ratios, if there’s ever any heat, those are the winners usually.

No Holds Bard #1 (of 4) (Cover B – Kari)
No Holds Bard #1 (of 4) (Cover C – Kari)
No Holds Bard #1 (of 4) (Cover D – Quinones)
No Holds Bard #1 (of 4) (Cover E – Kloc)

No Holds Bard #1 (of 4) (Cover A - Faerber)

Out #3 is a new title I’ve got higher hopes for. Love the cover art (hoping it’s the same style within the interiors) and just the overall concept of the book.

Recount #1 3rd Ptg. Not sure why it’s taken this long but okay.. it’s one to watch!

Recount #1 3rd Ptg



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