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Welcome back to The Great 8s – our look at 8/10 rated indie comics you’ll find at your comic shop NOW! This week you’ll find RAPTURE #2 from Valiant, and a LUMBERJANES SPECIAL: FAIRE AND SQUARE from BOOM! Box! Let’s get started with…

RAPTURE #2 (Valian) – This amazing adventure in the Deadside continues as they learn more about the mysterious Tower of Babel and the danger that lay beneath. That danger is out…and it may already be too late to stop it! Matt Kindt continues to give wonderfully layered stories that bring out the best of every character, with outstanding illustrations by Cafu with Roberto De La Torre (and colors by the amazing Andrew Dalhouse). Seriously, does Matt Kindt ever write something that is anything less than fantastic? Haven’t seen that yet – and this is a great story that makes the Deadside appear as dangerous as we’ve ever thought it could be. 8/10

LUMBERJANES SPECIAL: FAIRE AND SQUARE (BOOM! Box) – After finding a mysterious reference to a Faire, the Lumberjanes stumble upon more than just a bunch of turkey legs and cosplayers…they find an adventure! This is another excellent adventure for the Lumberjanes, with the sense of wonder and quirky fun that makes this group work so well. The main feature is written by Holly Black and illustrated by Marina Julia, with a second feature scripted by Gabby Rivera and drawn by Gaby Epstein. Lumberjane fans will NOT be disappointed! 8/10

That’s it for the Great 8’s – also check out our 10 SPOT and PRESSED TO THE 9’s lists for more of the best in indie comics today!

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Ed is a long-time comics collector, going back to the days when comics were only 12 cents. He reviews DC titles and a variety of Indie publishers here at TMStash.

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