The next installment of Alterna Comics‘ limited series runs is set to hit the shelves in July. We have had a chance to read the second installments of Adam Wreck, Amazing Age, Croak, and Lilith Dark. With the prices of these comics running between $1.00 and $1.50, you should hit up your local comic book store and pick them all up! Don’t worry, though, if you can’t find the newsprint issues—you can always get the digital version.
Spoiler Alert: These are limited series issues. For a breakdown of the first installments of these titles, check out my previous post on them. If you haven’t read the first issues yet, head on over to Alterna Comics and pick them up!
Adam spent two years stuck on a ship doing nothing, and now he finally has a day full of adventure with the alien Voric. Sure, his parents are being held hostage by space pirates, but after striking a deal with Voric the plans are laid to rescue them. First, though, he needs to help Voric find the Trillion Star. Things do not go as Adam planned after that.
The story moves along nicely filling us in with some information but not more than we needed. With this being the second of three issues, it will be interesting to see how things wrap up for Adam and his family. Also, we learn the answer to why aliens can speak English. A fish placed in the ear is not the answer.
Words and art by Michael S. Bracco
Issues available: July 2017, September 2017
There is nothing worse than waking up disorientated in an alternate dimension. Just ask Sam Charleston, he woke up in one and met the real-life versions of superheroes that he created. Sam isn’t the only one perplexed by this new predicament. His two friends, Violet and Mike, also came across to this alternate dimension with him. All of this is new and incredible for them, and things go from weird to worse quickly. There will always be supervillains when you have superheroes, and they are after the trio.
As to why they have traveled to this new dimension, you will have to check out the issue. There is an answer that will make the creative types out there think carefully about the work they produce. This issue lays a great foundation for the future story. Check it out and get ready.
Story by Matthew D. Smith. Art by Jeremy Massie. Colors by Christine Bruson
Issues available: July 2017, September 2017, November 2017, and January 2018
We ended the last issue with Aubrey beating the holy crap out of Colin with a rock. In her defense, she did think he was something else after all. An honest mistake really, but this just proves that you never play pranks in the woods, kids. If you do, you are taking your life into your own hands.
In the previous issue, Tim managed to snap a few pictures while on the run. With the reveal of those images, our survivors learn two things: First, the creatures in the woods are real, and second, camping in the swamp is a bad thing to do. As for the creatures, episode 2 ends with another cliffhanger.
Another solid issue which plays up the tension and fear in the characters. Looking forward to seeing how they wrap up this three-part series. Will anyone escape the swamp? Guess we will have to wait and see.
Writing by Cody Andrew Sousa. Art but Francesco Iaquinta. Colors by Chris O’Halloran. Lettering by Dezi Sienty
Issue available: July 2017, and September 2017
Lilith has returned in this second issue to rule over the beasties. That’s right, instead of fighting them, she has thrust herself into the role of Queen of the Beasties. Not all of the beasties are okay with that, though. Things take an interesting turn when Lilith’s big sister Becky is brought underground by a pair of big beasties.
Consensus: Another entertaining issue of Lilith Dark. Be sure to catch up on this one and if any children are running around in your vicinity, be sure to introduce them to her.
Art and story by Charles C. Dowd
Issues available: May 2017, July 2017, September 2017, November 2017
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