- Posted by Giaco Furino
- On March 2, 2016
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This week – Action Lab, Predator, Knights of the Dinner Table, and Bob’s Burgers.
Marvel’s got their cinematic universe set to take over our universe. DC’s got some of the most globally-recognizable hero brands in the world. So what about everyone else? Each week, I take a look at a few comics released by smaller publishers. From companies owned by the “big two” to the smallest of the small presses, check in with Indie Comics Watch, and see what else is out there.
Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #1 (Action Lab)
If you’ve ever looked at the logo of an Action Lab comic and thought: “What the heck is up with that jetpack-clad dog?” Than this is the comic for you! Finally, Action Lab gets his hero’s tail… er… tale. Fighting crime, saving dogs in need, and generally being awesome, Action Lab squares off against the animal control in his city for this family friendly story. The artwork is youthful and playful, the writing is clean and clear, and it’s a must-read for dog lovers.
Predator: Life and Death #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
Moving firmly away from the kid-friendly and into the realm of the hyper-violent, Predator: Life and Death follows a team of space marines as they attempt to lock down an ancient spaceship of unknown origin. They’re immediately set upon by a group of Predators, and the carnage is instant. Visceral, punishing, with a simple artwork that gets the point across, this is a hit for general action fans and Predator aficionados alike.
Knights of the Dinner Table #229 (Kenzer & Company)
This comic is a silly love-letter to roleplaying gamers. Featuring a group of friends as they play an RPG akin to Dungeons & Dragons, Knights is full of goofy humor, tabletop jokes, and actual (pretty cool) roleplaying. If you like games like that (or think you might) and haven’t checked out this classic gamer comic, do yourself a favor and seek it out!
Bob’s Burgers #9 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Bob’s Burgers is one of the best animated sitcoms on television right now, so it should come as no surprise that the comic based on the show is damn good, too! I love these show-based comics because they’re always in anthology form, so in one comic you’re getting a bunch of little stories that all play out like mini-episodes. Bob’s Burgers may be the best comic out currently capturing the look, feel, tone, and humor of a series.