Written by John Edward Betancourt
If there's one particular part of the comic book world that is starting to gain more and more of my attention, it's the indie comic book business. Because in a world filled with mainstream heroes, it's nice to know that there are still artists out there completely and utterly dedicated to non-mainstream stories and some of the stuff that's coming out of these smaller comic book companies, is absolutely amazing.
Take for example Creephouse Comics. This Denver based company is one that we've highlighted before due to their awesome work in capturing the wonder of 1950's horror in their comic Teenage Love Zombies, and they recently decided to once again tackle a popular genre and provide everyone with their own take on the natural disaster/animal hybrid horror story that SyFy pioneered to popularity with their new comic book...BEARCANO.
The plot for this particular book is largely immaterial, because well...the title says it all. You take a volcano and a bear and mash them together and you're treated to a violent and fiery monster that murders the ever living hell out of everything it encounters and let me just say it now, this book is completely and utterly magnificent. There's comedy to be found in just about every frame as the BEARCANO unleashes its fury on anything and everything and the no holds barred approach when it comes to this book results in moments that are so hilarious, I had to put the book down for a few moments to get the laughs out of my system...so I didn't ruin my brand new comic.
But, what impressed me more is the sheer fact that this is also one intelligent comic book as well. Because the book offers far more within its pages than just carnage and gore, it's quite the satire of modern America as well. Our obsession with celebrities and social media and so much more are examined and lampooned in this book in similar comedic style, giving the story some incredible depth and setting it apart from any similar narratives in this magical sub genre meaning that when all is said and done, BEARCANO is the kind of comic book that truly has something to offer everyone and it's a book that you should get your hands on as soon as possible.
Which brings us to the million dollar question, how do you get it? That's easy, head over to the BEARCANO page at Creephouse Comics' website and snag your copy today, and if you act quickly, you'll be able to get your hands on a special edition of the comic (limited to 50 issues) that includes a one-of-a-kind BEARCANO pin and sticker and is also autographed by writer Kevin Gentilcore. Either way, just make sure you get your hands on this book and treat yourself to a unique story that entertains and enriches the mind and oh yeah...features bears made of freakin' lava and a bigger body count than all four Sharknado movies combined...