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Pullbox Review

It’s starting!

With the fourth issue of Reed Gunther about to be released this Wednesday, June 30th, we’re starting to hear from a few choice reviewers who snagged an advance copy of the book!

Eric over at The Pullbox wrote the first review for Reed Gunther in Fish Out of Slaughter!

Eric says stuff like:

“When I was introduced to the wild adventures of Reed Gunther, I immediately fell back to being eight years old and reading the classic comics of yore.  That is to say, it brought me to that place of pure enjoyment… pure, simplistic, heroic enjoyment.”

“This book is nothing short than an independent gem!”

“I can’t thank Shane and Chris Houghton for reminding me what real joy in the medium can look like.”

Thanks so much for the kind words, Eric! We’re really happy you enjoyed the issue!

Be sure to read Eric’s full review at!

Issue #4, Reed Gunther in Fish Out of Slaughter! is available for pre-order in the Store section of the site. If you order now, your comics will be shipped out on Monday (June 28th) so you should receive them as close to June 30th as possible!

As always, every issue comes shipped in a plastic sleeve and cardboard backing to keep your issue fresh as it travels through the rough and tumble mail system! We also include free hand-stamped mini-comics with every order!

Thanks for reading,

- Shane

Agent-X Recommends Reed Gunther

Agent-X Comics recently recommended Reed Gunther as a fun western comic to check out!

“The art is professional and captivating, while the storyline never fails to inject humor or kookiness without losing track of the excitement.”

Check it out here!

Broken Frontier Loves Reed Gunther!

Hey folks!

You’ve GOTTA read the latest review for Reed Gunther in Fish Out of Slaughter! over at!

The incredibly generous Steven Surman wrote a rave review, saying stuff like:

“…this series continually raises its own bar of originality, humor, and wit—all the while maintaining a pace that few independent comics would ever dream of setting for themselves.”

“For anyone who hasn’t read any of the prior books and is curious, think of this comic as a hybrid between the folklore of Hellboy, the offbeat humor of The Far Side, and the everlasting charm of Calvin and Hobbes.”

“…writer Shane and artist Chris Houghton love what they’re doing. Perhaps their dynamic is due to the blood they share, but whatever the case may be, they’re producing one of my favorite indie books today.”

Whatta guy! Under all that fur, Sterling’s totally blushing.

Be sure to read the entire article here!

- Shane

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Fish Out of Slaughter and Into YOUR Hands!


Today’s the day fellas (and fella-ettes? What’s the female version of “fella”?)! The fourth goofy, exciting, and wild adventure, Reed Gunther in Fish Out of Slaughter! is here!

If you remember from last time, the slimy and evil Mr. Picks stole the mysterious monster-creating Idol from Reed Gunther! Reed let Picks get away in order to find his best bear-buddy in the whole world, Sterling, but Starla, the saucy, take no-crap-from-you-in-fact-I’ll-kick-your-face-in-right-here ranchess followed Mr. Picks on a speeding train heading for New York City!

Now Reed has to find his friend Starla in a strange new and terrifying land! And if the Big City wasn’t scary and different enough, because of that mysterious Idol, monsters are infesting the city!

Join in the adventure by picking up a copy of Reed Gunther in Fish Out of Slaughter today!

You can purchase a copy online here. (Every order comes with FREE mini-comics!)

Or if you’re in Los Angeles, please visit the super amazing stores who carry our little indie book:

The Comic BugRG Not Impressive
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-2228

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Or in Michigan, you can always find our books at the fantastic…

Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444

Thanks so much for reading everyone and we hope you enjoy the latest goofy adventure!

Happy Reading!

- Shane

Concept Art: Fish Out of Slaughter

Hey Folks!

Have you snagged the latest issue of Reed Gunther yet? NOOOooooOOOO?!? (sorry, that was dramatic)…

Check out Chris’ awesome concept art for some of the new elements you’re currently missing out on from this exciting new issue!


Comic Book Bin Review

cbbbannerHey Bear-Riders!

Our fourth issue, Reed Gunther in Fish Out of Slaughter! was reviewed by Andy Frisk over at!

Andy says stuff like:

The fourth issue of one of the best and most fun indie series out there continues the slapstick yet oddly (albeit all ages friendly) spooky paranormal/comedic/action packed adventures of one of the most refreshing bumbling heroes in recent memory”

It is perhaps the cover to this issue though that stands out the most. The dizzying perspective and feeling that Reed and Sterling are overcome with when they arrive in New York City is expertly conveyed.”

Thanks so much to Andy for reviewing the new issue!

Tomorrow… San Diego Comic Con news!

- Shane