Autonomous Collective is proud to announce the Kickstarter for Durruti: Shadow of the People #1,a new historical comic written by Brenton Lengel creator of the Ringo Award-nominated dark fantasy series Snow White Zombie Apocalypse and drawn by Jaime Infante, to fund the first chapter of the shocking TRUE story of blacksmith, anarchist and Spanish Revolutionary Buenaventura Durruti.
The comic is a fusion of Braveheart and V for Vendetta set during the Spanish Civil War. The plot revolves around the titular character and ultimate working-class hero, Buenaventura Durruti: a real-life, modern-day Robin Hood with the future in his heart and a gun in every pocket. Durruti battled the forces of evil: the powerful, the wealthy and the corrupt–on behalf of ordinary people inspired by the ideals of Liberty, Equality and Justice.
Known to history as “The Soul of Spanish Anarchism” Buenaventura Durruti was a hero of almost mythical significance to the world’s downtrodden and a hated bandit, assassin, and firebrand in the eyes of the corrupt and wealthy elites who ruled over them.
Durruti’s real-life feats and accomplishments are too numerous to list but they include:
The theft of more than half a million pesetas from the Bank of Spain.
A swath of revolutionary activity spanning five countries and two continents that culminated in the attempted assassination of King Alphonso XIII.
The first and only defeat of a modern, mechanized, professional army by a civilian force in all of recorded human history.
The collectivization of the entire city of Barcelona, birthing a new society based upon freedom and equality which a young writer named George Orwell“recognized immediately as a state of affairs worth fighting for.”
The Kickstarter launched Sept. 14th 2021 with the goal of raising six-thousand dollars for the production of the first twenty-two page issue. Offered rewards for backers include the comic book itself, limited edition posters, enamel pins and a handmade “anarchist” bandana. Variant cover and print artists include Kit Buss of Critical Role, J. Andrew World of Zero Books and Give them An Argument with Ben Burgis and Adam Bryce Thomas of IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog and Samurai Jack.
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Thomas Rothlisberger In Shops: Aug 25, 2021 SRP: $3.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VS. SIX DEADLY ZETI! Who will win the battle?! Find out in the action-packed “Zeti Hunt,” part three! It’s all hands on deck as Sonic and friends struggle to defend the newly rebuilt Restoration HQ from the Deadly Six.
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Priscilla Tramontano In Shops: Jul 21, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Zeti Hunt, part two! Now that Zavok has his pack, it’s time for them to make a big move. But Jewel the Beetle, newly appointed Restoration leader, has called on Sonic, Tails, and the Chaotix to run interference. Will they be able to stop the Zeti and make it home in time for spaghetti!?
(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Adam Bryce Thomas In Shops: Jun 16, 2021 SRP: $3.99
The Deadly Six are still on the loose and attacking towns. Jewel the Beetle recruits Sonic’s friends the Chaotix to find and stop the monsters, but Zavok is looking for his minions, too-he’s angrier than ever and wants to reunite. The Chaotix will have to act quickly to outsmart the Deadly Six!
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Team Sonic defeated the Metal Virus, but things are far from back to normal. What have they lost, and which villains will seize the opportunity to strike?
First, “Untold Tales of the Metal Virus!” As Dr. Eggman’s technological plague sweeps the world, some of Sonic’s greatest allies and most sinister foes must face the threat alone! Witness wrenching tragedies and surprising acts of bravery in six stories from the darkest days of the virus.
Then, in the aftermath of the Metal Virus Saga, the world has changed. Heroes and villains plan for the future as reconstruction begins. But one hero remains missing, even as Dr. Eggman launches a new assault, determined to take down his enemies once and for all. Faced with new challenges and the legacy of a friend, can the Resistance prevail without the full support of their allies? Collects the Sonic The Hedgehog 2020 Annual and issues #30-32 of the ongoing comic series.
(W) Evan Stanley (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Matt Herms In Shops: Mar 24, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Houston, there appears to be two hedgehogs and a fox floating through space…
Sonic, Amy, and Tails are stuck in a mysterious new Eggman base. Each room holds a challenging surprise and the hallways don’t make any sense! Can they find out how to escape unharmed? Meanwhile, Tangle and Belle sneak in to find the bots running the show and stumble into some trouble!
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Tracy Yardley In Shops: Sep 23, 2020 SRP: $3.99
The second half of the Metal Virus Saga epilogue. With all the chaos of the recent past still fresh in everyone’s minds, Dr. Eggman launches a new assault-determined to take down his enemies once and for all.
(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Adam Bryce Thomas In Shops: Aug 19, 2020 SRP: $3.99
The Metal Virus Saga is over, but that doesn’t mean things are back to normal. As the world begins picking up the pieces, who will be missing? What villains will escape? And who will go back on their word?
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Tyson Hesse In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $4.99
“A Sudden Shift.” The world has fallen to the Metal Virus. Heroes, villains, and civilians have become Zombots. There’s only one place left to hide and the few survivors-good and bad alike-find themselves up against a new threat commanding the Zombot hordes. Who will Sonic turn to for help in his most desperate hour? Find out in this extra-length issue!
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Jonathan Gray, Reggie Graham In Shops: Dec 25, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Last One Out.” As the Metal Virus spreads, Tangle’s hometown of Spiral Hill Village stands as one of the last strongholds of the uninfected. Sonic, Tangle, and the remaining heroes of the Restoration make a stand, but will it be enough?