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Last month we got a teaser of what would be included in the upcoming summer issue of Indie Comics Magazine with the announcement of Joe Sergi’s The Zombie War of 1812, and now we know what other seven stories will be part of the publication as well. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Office sex, presidents battling zombies, and feral, mutant pets join tall ship vampires, military organizations with guns blazing, and a space alien in Indie Comics Magazine’s Summer Issue, for pre-order NOW in Diamond’s June 2012 Previews under Aazurn Publishing. (Indie Comics Magazine is available ONLY through the Previews catalog in comic shops. No huge print run, no digital version – Previews is the ONLY way comic readers and comic shops can get their hands on Indie Comics Magazine.)

The stories include:

  • Guns blazing, a young “Teddy” Roosevelt cuts his way through a horde of zombies in Frederick Kim’s “The Dead and Endless Wastes.”
  • Office sex is far from casual in writer Glenn Møane’s “Staying Positive.”
  • Gene altered, designer animals are the latest pet trend. When nature takes hold and these creatures become menacing, Rob Anderson’s “Animal Control: Special Creatures Unit” steps in.
  • It’s the American Revolution. General Harrison’s Brigade has joined with British forces to battle an unexpected force. Undead soldiers gather near Lexington in Joe Sergi’s “The Zombie War of 1812.”
  • Myth and history collide in Terry Cronin and Dove McHargue’s high seas tale about a ship’s deadly cargo: “Las Vampiratas.”
  • This space alien is not what he appears to be! Don McMillan tells of Timber Tom’s visit to earth.
  • Trey, the newest member of Armed Guard Agency division D.A.R.T., shoots it out with smugglers in newcomer LeVar Leo’s adventure tale.
  • Heresy shall not be tolerated as Australian Paul Bradford presents a new Astral Crusaders story.

    64 pages of done-in-one stories wrapped with a beautiful painting of a green-eyed heroine by Image and Disney illustrator Terry Pavlet.

    “I continue to be blown away by the talent and storytelling abilities of the creators who contribute to Indie Comics Magazine,” said publisher Gary Scott Beatty. “We feature a diverse range of storytelling styles. This is a real cross-section of indie comic book genius!”

    Check out the video preview below with music by Four Finger Five, and for more info visit Indie Comics Magazine online.

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