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The 34 Comics of July 2021

Kevin Featured Comics • Jul 31, 2021

 

It's hard to believe that we're already another month into 2021. July seems like it went by so fast, and it's no doubt that having great stories to read contributed to time flying by. This month we looked at crowdfunding comics, series that were popular over the past year, and a handful of genres and themes. We also took a stab at sharing what was new on GlobalComix as part of the feature series, and we welcomed BHP Comics to the platform.

In total we featured 34 great comics during the month of July, and we're excited to get into August so we can share more. Let us know your favorites in the comments!

Note: This list is not a ranking, it's simply the order in which we featured the comics during the month.

 


 

1. Theatrics, 138 pages - Published by TPub, (cc/ @stacitpub)

Theatrics follows the story of fallen-heartthrob Rudy Burns. Set in 1920s New York, it follows Rudy as he goes from the glimmer and glitz of Broadway to the down and dirty gyms of the emerging boxing culture of early 20th century America. But what would cause the world's biggest theater star to give up the star-lit stage for the blood-stained one?

Story and Art by TPub

 


 

2. Hot Brass, Pharaoh's Gold, 36 pages - Published by Unlikely Heroes Studios, (cc/ @UHStudios)

Somewhere outside of Bakersfield, 1919: The Dell Boys Gang rob a train full of ancient Egyptian treasures, but get way more than they bargained for when they awaken the mummified remains of an evil Pharaoh and his army!

Story and Art by Joe Koz, John Pence, Will Pence

 


 

3. The Polar Paradox, 53 pages - Published by Frank Martin, (cc/ @FrankMartin)

Antarctica. One of the last frontiers in the world. And that's just above the surface. Deep below the ocean ice is an unexplored alien world unlike anywhere else on the planet. It's a place so incredible no scientist could resist...until a research team goes missing and a trio of elite divers are sent in to rescue them. Their mission is dangerous and will uncover a mystery that could change Earth.

Story and Art by Frank Martin

 


 

4. The Lump Sum Saga, 19 pages - Published by The Lump Sum Saga, (cc/ @gtjosvold)

Two species; one mission - to plant a landing beacon that will guide the fleet to a rallying point on a new world full of hope and opportunity. The Commander and her crew soon discover that “habitable” is a biological two-edged sword. Prologue: Only the Fate of Our World introduces The Lump Sum Saga. It’s Redwall meets The Martian with a Twilight Zone twist.

Story and Art by Greg Tjosvold, Josh Jensen, Lewelin Polanco, Nikolai Fomich, Paul Allor, Sean Rinehart, Sergi Domènech

 


 

5. Jack Irons: The Steel Cowboy, 72 pages - Published by IronVerse Comics, (cc/ @IronVerseComics)

An immortal man with memories of prior reincarnations wanders through Galactic Armageddon seeking Freedom, and Purpose.

Story and Art by IronVerse Comics

 


 

6. Year Zero, 216 pages - Published by AWA Studios, (cc/ @WillGraves)

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills.

Story and Art by Benjamin Percy, Frank Martin, Juan Jose Ryp, Lee Loughridge, Ramon Rosanas

 


 

7. Broken Gargoyles, 194 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @TravisM)

In this Dieselpunk post-WWI mini-series, two men come home from the war scarred and forgotten. One man is looking for redemption as the other looks for revenge. Both are on a collision course toward each other and nothing can stop them.

Story and Art by Bob Salley and Stan Yak

 


 

8. Infinite Dark, 259 pages - Published by Top Cow, (cc/ @vincelongo)

The universe ended, but onboard the void station Orpheus, a skeleton crew of humanity survived: the last two thousand souls, waiting for a second big bang that may never come. Now, two years into their voyage, Security Director Deva Karrell investigates the station's first murder—and the otherworldly motives behind it.

Story and Art by Top Cow

 


 

9. BounD, 68 pages - Published by Hexapus Ink, (cc/ @BounD)

When Seth appears to Natalia, he reveals a part of the universe that is unraveling and threatens what is left of mankind. - Natalia will have to accept the dark realities around her before she can save herself. --- BounD is a twelve chapter graphic novel.---

Story and Art by Hexapus Ink

 


 

10. The Ballad of Al Snow and Head, 44 pages - Published by Broken Icon Comics, (cc/ @BIC)

Featuring former WWE Superstar and wrestling icon, Al Snow. The Ballad of Al Snow and Head is a blend of action, comedy, and parody, making this a tale unlike any other. Al is the hero that no one asked for, and just can't seem to get rid of. Why adventure through Al's insanity in the ring, or even the real world? Buckle up for a different kind of journey, into a different kind of min

Story and Art by Broken Icon Comics

 


 

11. TERRITORY, 37 pages - Published by Blake McCarthy, (cc/ @BMcComics)

A post apocalyptic kaiju series set in a far distant Pacific Northwest after an unknown man made disaster. The remaining humans live in tribes and worship the massive Behemoths as gods! Alkia and her tribe worship the Greathorn, but her faith in the beast and the people around her are tested as she learns about the real monsters in the world.

Story and Art by Blake McCarthy, Chris Sassman, Ichsan Ansori, Marco Della Verde

 


 

12. The Cycle, 23 pages - Published by Wayward Raven, (cc/ @WaywardRaven)

One Shot! The universe is dying, collapsing in upon itself. The last two sentient beings in the cosmos arrive just in time to observe the final stages of its demise. What if there is more here than entropy and decay? What if there remains a spark of creation? What if they can halt the seemingly inevitable collapse of all existence? A daunting task indeed for two mere humans...

Story and Art by Wayward Raven

 


 

13. Long Gone, 97 pages - Published by Markosia Enterprises, (cc/ @Markosia)

“The Meek Shall Not Inherit the Earth”. When the world’s superhumans band together to wipe out all of humanity, only old Abraham Connelly survives. Armed with experimental weaponry and a heart full of rage, Abe goes on a suicide mission to take down as many of the superhuman monsters as he can before they get him.

Story and Art by Mark Bertolini and Ted Pogorzelski

 


 

14. Victory, 32 pages - Published by Tenth Circle Comics, (cc/ @TenthCircleComics)

Hell's Sink, once a festering cesspool of monstrosities, has petered out to a trickle. Now, the remaining military presence of Nations United is lucky to catch a drop of action. Humiliated, the grotesque presence that has forever lurked in humanity's shadow has decided on an all-or-nothing gamble to rekindle the snuffed out apocalypse.

Story and Art by Tenth Circle Comics

 


 

15. Killtopia, 181 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

Killtopia is set in future Japan, and follows a salvage hunter called Shinji and his robot sidekick, Crash. Once word gets out that Crash holds the secret to curing a deadly nano-virus that’s killed millions around the world, every bounty hunter and Yakuza thug for 1000 city blocks joins the hunt for our heroes. Can they survive the night and change the course of humanity forever?

Story and Art by Craig Paton and Dave Cook Mr.

 


 

16. Sidekick for Hire, 88 pages - Published by Kristian Herrera, (cc/ @kristianherrera)

Leonardo Moss wants to be a real life superhero more than anything else in this world, but the only superheroes are the ones in comics and movies. Thanks to the sudden surge of popularity, masked crime fighters have begun to emerge all around the world. Most of them are people who have too much money and time on their hands. Leo has neither. So he decides to do the next logical thing: Get hired.

Story and Art by Kristian Herrera, Rick Alves, Toben Racicot, Veronica Saraceno, Winston Gambro

 


 

17. The New Amsterdam Game, 5 pages - Published by Paul Axel, (cc/ @paulaxel)

In British-occupied New York City, a mysterious vigilante strikes back in the name of independence!

Story and Art by Paul Axel

 


 

18. The Arcane Cocktail Enthusiast, 48 pages - Published by Cloudwrangler Comics, (cc/ @jrider)

Lark Laraar is the activist owner of the hottest cocktail bar in San Francisco, and her new employee just learned her deepest secret: she’s also a sorceress whose drinks are literally magic! Check out the award winning urban fantasy series today!

Story and Art by Cloudwrangler Comics

 


 

19. Robo, 24 pages - Published by Moosecat Comics, (cc/ @jkeppler)

In a future where society has broken down and reformed itself, corporations have replaced governments, robots have replaced human labor and even the human mind is commoditized. NeuChicago is home to Robo, Public Outreach and Defense Liaison of Sunburst Inc, a defense and weapons technology company based there.

Story and Art by Moosecat Comics

 


 

20. 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

 


 

21. 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

 


 

22. 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

 


 

23. 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

 


 

24. 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

 


 

25. Tomorrow, 49 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

The end of the world is here. But they forgot to tell one little old lady. When an old lady wakes up one morning to find the rest of the population has disappeared, she struggles to cope with the strange isolation of her new life.

Story and Art by Garry Mac and Jack Lothian

 


 

26. Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles, 162 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

The near future. Scotland has been left devastated by a plague that has swept the country. The scattered population struggle to survive from day to day. And the blame for this pandemic falls squarely on ‘witches’ – seemingly ordinary people with extra-ordinary powers- who are hunted down and forced to stand trial by government sanctioned witch-hunters.

Story and Art by Gary Chudleigh and Tanya Roberts

 


 

27. Maximum Alan, 89 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

For the first time ever, BHP releases a collected Maximum Alan. The cult hit from our early small press days brings a fictional Alan Moore into a world of adventure as he takes on a multiverse of Alan Moores.

Story and Art by Brian Rankin and Ross Leonard

 


 

28. Freedom Bound, 146 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

Freedom Bound, explores Scotland’s uncomfortable connections with the history of slavery. We follow the interconnected stories of three enslaved people seeking freedom in Scotland in the decades before the legal case which decided that Scots Law could not tolerate slavery.

Story and Art by Shazleen Khan and Warren Pleece

 


 

29. Dungeon Fun, 145 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

This is a story of a girl and her sword… Raised by trolls in the moat of a castle, Fun Mudlifter lives a life of boredom until, one day, when adventure finds her and a sword plummets into her village.

Story and Art by Colin Bell and Neil Slorance

 


 

30. Yuki Vs Panda, 60 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @TravisM)

Ten years after a freak incident at the zoo, Yuki finds herself attending a prestigious college on the road to success, unaware that a panda bear from that fateful day has been hunting her down to exact bloody revenge. Nothing can prepare you for this outrageous comedy filled with epic fights, awkward romance, supernatural powers, and plenty of zigs and zags. Put up your pigtails! Sharpen your cla

Story and Art by Source Point Press

 


 

31. Rok of the Reds, 146 pages - Published by BHP Comics, (cc/ @bhpcomics)

Industry legends John Wagner and Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Judgement on Gotham, A History of Violence) team up once again to bring you Rok of the Reds alongside stunning art by Dan Cornwell.

Story and Art by Alan Grant, Dan Cornwell, John Wagner

 


 

32. Duds, 95 pages - Published by Tenth Circle Comics, (cc/ @TenthCircleComics)

When a Class-D superhero winds up an accessory to quadruple murder, he is blackmailed into becoming the sidekick of ruthless but lovable Window Pain Man.

Story and Art by Tenth Circle Comics

 


 

33. Rex Radley: Boy Adventurer, 26 pages - Published by Winston Gambro, (cc/ @wgambro1)

Rex Radley is a boy born into adventure and excitement! (Hence the title). This comic is an anthology following the two halves of his lives following his parent's divorce. His mother lives in in Japan, fighting towering monsters with her giant robot, his father lives in the Amazon with his cavewoman bodyguard, defending the Earth from an army of Dinosaur people.

Story and Art by Winston Gambro

 


 

34. Over the Ropes, 24 pages - Published by Mad Cave Studios, (cc/ @chrisfernandez)

A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix. Jason's battles between the ropes are only outperformed by his struggles outside the ring. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: I. Will. Rise.

Story and Art by Antonello Consentino, Francesco Segala, Jay Sandlin