ALTERNA COMICS, which has been publishing creator-owned comics since 2006, made news recently when publisher Peter Simeti announced a new line of books that will be printed on good, old-fashioned pulpy newsprint paper, and priced from $1 to $1.99.
That’s a welcome development for old comic lovers like me, who were raised on pulp (I can smell those books already!). And judging from the response I’ve seen on social media, I’m not alone.
The line will launch in Spring/Summer of this year, but if you would like to get a taste of what Alterna Comics does in advance of that, I recommend you begin with the 30-issue sampler you’ll receive when you sign-up for Alterna’s free email newsletter.
I can’t tell you what comics you will receive, but the batch that I got contains issues from some of Alterna’s best-selling series, including All My Ghosts (Jeremy Massie); Mother Russia (Jeff McComsey); and The Chair (Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen & Erin Kohut), which was recently adapted into a movie.
All in all, it’s a great way to get familiar with one of the industry’s most exciting indie publishers.
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