July Feature #5: Admitting what we don't know

Kevin Featured Comics • Jul 19, 2021


SciFiChick has a spotlight today on Mad Cave Studios, and we wanted to add to that selection of stories by putting together our own list. Think of it as extended reading to get the week started. We've picked out a variety of themes and settings, from stories grounded on Earth, to private detectives travelling the stars.

Is science really about admitting what we don't know? Or is it about embracing it? Let's be honest, admitting is just the first step in a long journey, so it's a good thing we've got some great comics to keep us busy.



Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar, 186 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @TravisM)

Thompson Heller, a private detective who travels the stars solving cases that have political or moral intrigue, travels to a faraway planet to help an old friend accused of murder. Heller doesn't believe his friend is guilty, but video surveillance seems to prove otherwise. While on the case, Heller sees friction in his romantic life. He's falling in love with his recurring intellectual sparring...

Story and Art by Andy Schmidt, Damon Kane, Dave Chisholm, Fabian Cobos, Milton Lawson



Fallen Star, 88 pages - Published by Star Runner Chronicles, (cc/ @StarRunnerComics)

Aurora Palmer is a rebellious teen girl with a mysterious past and unpredictable powers she cannot control. When these powers threaten to expose her, she must uncover her true origins before they are destroyed forever! Artwork by Leo Cordeiro, Carlos Eduardo, Mohan Sivakami, and Wilson Ramos, Jr. Adapted from the screenplay by James Watson and Charlotte Stauffer.

Story and Art by Carlos Eduardo, James Watson, Leo Cordeiro, Mohan Sivakami, Wilson Ramos



Narcopolis: Continuum, 102 pages - Published by Heavy Metal, (cc/ @dezi)

Part 1 of 4 - In the near distant future, genius inventor Ben creates the ultimate drug. No ordinary narcotic, its effects will take Ben on a trip through time in an attempt to uncover the truth behind his father's disappearance twenty years ago. In searching for answers, the past reveals its secrets that the young scientist won't accept, even if it means risking everything he's worked for. Based...

Story and Art by Nicholas Chapuis, Nicolas Chapuis, Ralf Singh, Scott Duval



Torchbearer, 272 pages - Published by Odd Truth, (cc/ @oddtruth)

A blend of Corporate Espionage and Science Fiction, Torchbearer follows the story of the Torchbearers, a group that has risen up against the corporatocracy of Prometheus Inc, and the actions they take to stop the corporations before it's too late.

Story and Art by Ander Zarate, Dave Lanphear, Dennis Calero, Don Walker, Donna Gregory, Ken Branch, M.I. Annoni, Michael Montenat, Nicolas Dedual, Ron Riley



The 27 Run, 134 pages - Published by A Wave Blue World, (cc/ @tyler)

Broken hero, bi-polar A.I., irradiated wasteland. A subversive/existential black-comedy crisis centuries in the making. But mostly? It's big frickin' Mechs versus big frickin' Monsters!

Story and Art by Ethan Claunch, Fran Gamboa, Justin Zimmerman, Russ Brown


StarRunnerComics 3 months ago

Thanks for highlighting our series Star Runner Chronicles: Fallen Star. All three issues are available here on GlobalComix -- read the series and let us know what you think!