Writer: Adam Lawson
Artist: Jorin Evers
While DC and Marvel are the powerhouses of comic book publishers, there are thousands of indie comics that somehow fly below the radar as many fans – admittedly myself in the past – have only read books from the two biggest companies in the comic book world.
But in an attempt to broaden my horizons, I decided to check out a number of indie comics this year and recently read the first issue of a brand new indie comic and have to say I was certainly not disappointed!
The Eighth – is the epic and painful story of teenagers, David Wells and Emma Adachi, who unlock a piece of ancient Sumerian armor, but mismanage its power and end up committing murder. Before they know it, they find themselves on a terrifying journey to change or destroy the world with no going back.
The book laid the ground work perfectly for future issues and did an incredible job in its world building and the art was gorgeous!
Focusing on numerous mature themes such as suicide, sexual assault and violence, the book explored each of them in a realistic manner and none of its themes felt forced, they all felt natural and organic which can be hard to come by these days.
While I won’t spoil any of the events from the book in an attempt to persuade you guys to check it out, I will say that the way the main characters react to the world around them is harrowing and heartbreaking.
Author Adam Lawson has currently got an Indiegogo campaign set up for the book and is well on his way to reaching his target to continue the publishing the book and if there’s just one thing you do today, I encourage you to check out The Eighth and even possibly contribute to Adam’s campaign as hopefully we’ll get to see more from David, Emma and Atticus and the journey they will eventually embark on.
Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!