Saturday, September 15, 2012

War of the Independents Mega Crossover!!!!!

War of the Independents... NOT a "Find Flava Flav" book
Why should Marvel and DC get all of the *cough* "great" crossovers? Well, now, thanks to Dave Ryan and Red Anvil Comics, they won't!

War of the Independents (Get it - it's named after America's War of IndependANCE...) has a cast of literally hundreds of independent characters. Virtually any character not published by the biggest companies (which are, perhaps, a little bit more protective of their intellectual property rights) is in this thing!

But that doesn't mean that it's full of no name characters you've never heard of. I'm sure most comic book fans would recognize the likes of Bone, The Maxx, Madman!, Zen, Cerebus, Scud the Disposable Assassin (a personal favorite!), Milk and Cheese, Shi, Too Much Coffee Man, Gumby, Megaton Man, Usagi Yojimbo, Dawn, Buzzboy, The Tick, The Pro, The Flaming Carrot, and, yes, that IS Flava Flav... I finally found him!

I'm sure this six issue limited series will be of great interest to true completionists for popular characters such as The Tick, Bone, or Scud. I found a personal favorite that has a special place in my heart - Drunken Monkey (he's to the right of the giant robot thing). I'll have to tell you about Drunken Monkey sometime - but know that he's worth supporting with your dollars!

It appears that the first three issues have already been released. You can get an incomplete roster of who appears in the war here.

Is there any chance this book actually has something to say and turns out to be good? No, probably not. But the concept is so massively huge I'm surprised it has gotten off the ground at all. I mean, we're talking about a bunch of characters from REALLY different comics. If somebody had told me that Bone would cross over with Milk and Cheese I wouldn't have believed them. Let alone crossing over with a few hundred other comics at the same time! Gaaahhh!

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