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Welcome back to PRESSED TO THE 9’s, our look at some of the best indie comics available at your comic shop NOW! This week you’ll find HERO KILLERS #4 from Dynamite, DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES YEAR THREE #6 from Titan, and LAZARUS X+66 #2 from Image! Let’s get started with…

HERO KILLERS #4 (Dynamite) – Tim is basically screwed here. Rainbow Boy survived his beating, and while Tim doesn’t know it yet, so did a lot of other people that he thinks that he killed. They don’t like being “dead”…and they’re doing their best to come back and take revenge! This has been a great deconstruction of the sidekick – and I’m looking forward to how this eventually ends up.  This is well worth a second (and third) read. Ryan Browne, Pete Woods and Celeste Woods have put together an excellent story – well worth that 9/10

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES YEAR THREE #6 (Titan) – The Ice Warriors have been infected by the Flood, and that is far from good news! This issue has all the strong storyline and perfect pacing you would expect from a story about the doctor, thanks to the script by Richard Dinnick. The artwork is some of the very best I’ve seen in a Doctor Who book (and that’s saying something) thanks to Brian Williamson (with colors by Hi-Fi). 9/10

LAZARUS X+66 #2 (Image) – This spin-off to the main LAZARUS series focuses for an issue on the Lazarus who was forced to stab Forever Carlyle in the back…Joacquim Morray. He is still dealing with that…and his family is dealing with issues of trust in him. That makes for an excellent story, and a must-read for LAZARUS fans. The script is by Greg Rucka and Aaron Duran, with art by Mack Chater (colors by Michael Lark). 9/10

That’s it for our Pressed to the 9’s list for this week…don’t miss out on The 10 Spot and The Great 8s to see more of the very best in indie comics!

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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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