"Shred or Dead, Part 1" by D. Bradford Gambles
Sam, a noob in the dangerous world of skating, is looking to join a crew for the first time. The only one left to join: A duo of two misfits called Glasses and Squee. Immediately after she is accepted; however, they are expelled from their territory by Radical Tim and the Cool Crew, the most leveled and unimpeachable crew on the streets. Now the team, later joined by Sam’s sister Gearhead, must find a way to level up in order to win back their territory. But something is standing in their way: A security guard from hell known simply as The Law.
Shred or Dead is a series about the crazy world of kid’s skater crews fighting for territory and power. It’s described by Gambles as simply “an excuse for me, a permanently indoors comics nerd who has never even set foot on a skateboard, to make up whatever fun, wacky and non-sensical moves and lingo I want”
From a recent review on the series:
"All three issues approach the skater culture with tongue firmly planted in cheek! The stories are well written, fun, and ridiculously absurd! The art is bold, polished, and full of dynamic action! The overall page designs perfectly match the story pacing and carries the art’s dynamism from panel to panel and issue to issue!
Shred or Dead is an expertly written and illustrated comic series packed with fun and suitable for all ages!"
- Almost Normal Comics
5.5” x 8.5”, 24 Pages. $6Multi-color risograph cover with b+w interior. Saddle-stitched* Includes free sticker while supples last! *