Although I've been reading a lot more Marvel lately (being roped into the Dark Reign storyline), this past week several issues shipped from the "independents" that I thought should get their chance to shine. So here goes:
DEAD IRONS #1, this is old west meets the supernatural. Undead bounty hunters, gothic art by Jason Shawn Alexander, this was a very cool and creepy start to this 5 parter by Dynamite.
BAD DOG #1, this is one of my new favorites! It features two hard drinking bounty hunters, Lou and Wendell. Lou is a werewolf who refuses to turn back into his human form because he despises people so much and Wendell his foul-mouthed partner. Although there were some really funny parts in this issue, there was a lot more depth than just the premise! I was really surprised at the tone and Lou's desire to do more. Great art, Excellent writing by Joe Kelly, and 40 pages for $3.99 I have to say, "Good job, sirs!"
LOCKE AND KEY, Thanks to Stephanie Carmichael over at http://www.girlsentertainmentnetwork.com/ for recommending this. She ordered it and I ended up getting a couple extra copies of the current issue. Now, I haven't read this yet, but based on the amazing Gabriel Rodriguez artwork alone, I ordered the first series hardcover. Look for it at the shop soon!