Friday, January 25, 2013

Faction #1 - A New New Zealand Comic

Launched very recently was Faction, a brand new 72 page comic made by Kiwi's (that's what New Zealander's call themselves)! At first I thought it was going to be one long grahic novel but instead I was suprised to find a mixture of humour and adventure style strips, between two and ten pages (on average)! Here are some of the highlights (although all of it is top quality)!

Migrane is a short, eight page humour strip about two kids getting a present for their mum. After a crash of which they don't care at all about they walk into a nearby house for a drink and find a lady lying on the floor with a giant thing (I don't know a better word to describe it) coming out of her head! Art is signed by 'Ned', whos full name is Ned Wenlock.

One Giant Leap by Damon Keen is a very interesting strip about an astronaut who is separated from his space craft and has to try and get back. The only words said in this strip is the title and the creators name!

Do You Want To Talk About It by Matt and Sam Emery is about a man with a crazy dream about giant killer robots! I will say no more...

And finally, I'll show one full page, the last comic strip in the comic - Waves, Sea, Leaky, Moby Dick and Fish by Roger Langridge.

Faction is a superb piece of work, and I'll be getting a paper version as soon as I can - I was amazed by how much I loved it! You can find out more about Faction on their website:

And to find out about ordering a paper version or reading it online for free, click here:


TwoHeadedBoy said...

Always nice to see comics from far-flung lands that aren't USA or Japan :)

The big monster on the cover looks the same as the one from "The Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot" by Frank Miller/Geof Darrow - look it up if you haven't seen it, it's amazing!

George Shiers said...

I got a paper copy from a store yesterday - it's even better in print than online! And yes, a NZ comic makes a nice change from other countries.

As for The Big Guy I googled it but couldn't find anything that looked like the monster on the cover!

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Try Googling "Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Monster" instead:

George Shiers said...

Now that DOES look like it!