Umbral by Antony Johnston & Christopher Mitten [Buy It!]

If you're reading this site, then you know that the era of Creator-Owned Comics is upon us, certainly occupying the majority of the mindshare in these parts, while making significant strides in marketshare as well. Back in 2006, I wandered by the Oni Press booth at SDCC and randomly picked up a book called Wasteland #1. I didn't know who these guys were at the time, but my copy was signed by Johnston, Mitten, and cover artist Ben Templesmith. I still have it, along with all the single issues, all the trades, and all the big hardcover Apocalyptic Editions. Needless to day, it became one of my favorite series, like, ever, and I've pretty much been evangelizing it ever since. These guys just don't disappoint. Johnston is easily one of the best world-builders in the business, and I can assure you Mitten is one of the most underrated talents in the industry today, particularly when his pencils are rendered in full color. I was right about Wasteland then, and I'll be right about Umbral this time around. This is going to be something special from the guys, published by Image Comics, and I strongly urge you to check it out.


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