Thursday, February 16, 2012

The War of the Independents continues!

 I know that it’s been a while since I wrote about Dave Ryan’s wicked-cool, and totally ground-breaking comicbook series event entitled The War of the Independents, but that’s because it has been brewing to a heated all-out battle between some of the meanest, roughest, toughest supervillains in the known (Indie) universe (like Maldestrak from Joe Martino’s JM Comic, Shadowflame), and others.

Well, Issue #2 of WotI hit the comicbook store shelves this week (we personally picked it up at Heroes Cards & Comics in Norwalk, CT), and it was the very first comic we read this week — yes, even before our Spider-Man comics.

The War, in case you are coming late to this party, is a true, grass-roots, industry-wide event that has been — quite literally — been years in the making. Dave was originally inspired by Marvel’s Civil War. He felt then that if fans enjoyed seeing a company-wide match up of their favorite (corporate) heroes then they would go positively geek-wild of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their favorite independent comicbook characters in a similar setting.

So Dave set out to corral some of the most well-known, fan-favorite, and well indie characters in order to do the unprecedented, and put them all in the same comicbook series. Backed by the fine folks at Red Zone Comics he set out to pull this series together.

So with both issues #1 & 2 out on the shelves, and #3 due out soon, Dave is burning up the webisphere as he takes his marketing online, direct to fans, all of whom are clamoring for their issue.

In addition to the six issues of the War, there are already a number of Indie tie-in comics that relate to the War. With even more tie-ins in the offing, and the rest of the War itself still to come, we want to sing Dave’s praises as he lands this monumental, ground-breaking series.

If your comic shop isn’t carrying either the war (or its related tie-ins), then you need to get a hold of Dave, and get your own copy of the war!

Comicbook history in the making.

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