Spin-off! Is there any word more thrilling to the soul and/or corporate wallet?
This week we read a bucket of franchise-extension comics. From flaccid extrusions of long-spent IP, to comics an actual person might actually want to read, we talk about whether spin-off comics can be any good (yes), how it all works (it's complicated), and which ones are just utter, utter shite (surprisingly: not Pokémon).
Find out more about the "beautiful teat filled with dollars".
Not gonna lie - there's about twenty minutes of Pokémon chat, and some hand-wavy theorizing about yaoi on this one. You love it.
- Tencount vol. 1 & 2 - Rihito Takarai
- Something City - Ellice Weaver
- AD: After Death #3 - Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Steve Wands
- Heirloom - Dave Barker & Hester Wells
- Hotblood! (the 'sexy horse' one) - Toril Orlesky
- Emily Carol's webcomics
- Mind MGMT - Matt Kindt
- Buffy (Season 8) - Brian K Vaughan, Georges Jeanty (also sometimes Joss Whedon)
- Aliens: Apocalypse - The Destroying Angels - Mark Schultz, Doug Wheatley
- The Flintstones (2016) - Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
- Simpsons Comics On Parade
- Simpsons Comics A Go-Go
- Simpsons Comics Unchained
- Pokémon Adventures #1-3 (Red, Blue, and Green) - Hidenori Kusaka
- Mass Effect: Redemption - Mac Walters, Jackson Miller, Omar Francia
- Portal 2: Lab Rat - Michael Avon Oeming, Jay Pinkerton
- Aliens vs Predator - various
So, uh, there's that?
We also reviewed Something City on the site.