New Comic Rec: The Spire
So last week I picked up a new comic called The Spire
And it’s awesome. As far as first issues go, this one really has what you want: Interesting initial conflict, bad ass sapphic lady loving lady protagonist, weird world building, and fun art.
There isn’t actually a rating on this comic, but given that there’s some mild nudity, some murder, and some cursing, I’d say “Older Teen” is pretty fair.
Sha, our main character, being a bad ass. Yes those are…tentacles?
I see we’re going for a bigotry theme here.
Sha and her girlfriend. (The scene with some ahem mild nudity)
Look at this guy!
Ok, but really. A short synopsis: The Spire is some kind of mega city where humans and Sculpted (various kinds of non-humans) live in a somewhat fragile peace. It’s huge, it’s unruly, and Sha is the police chief in charge. In the wake of the old Barons death and the new Baroness taking charge, a grisly murder takes place which…well, needs to be investigated!
There’s some cop stuff, there’s some representation going on (Sha is a lesbian, we don’t know about her girlfriend yet), Sha seems like a badass: I’m looking forward to more!