In an episode of alarming synchronicity I’m able to review a Denver-local indie comic debuting at Denver Comic Con on the day the con opens. If you can’t be in Denver to pick up a copy of WICKED AWESOME TALES in person, fear not, there are links that will enable you to attain a copy. What we have here is a volume anthologizing five comic shorts with a definitive pulp homage flair, from its painterly cover by Felippe Ecchevaria to its interior artwork and themes. Each carves out a corner of the pulp tradition universe with its own original accents in tact. Pulp themes, characters, and even styles, are becoming more and more prominent in Image and Dark Horse comics, but here we have an indie comic from a creator-owned imprint, Nasty Wolf Comics, local to Denver itself, and it’s exciting to dig in and see what comics folks are up to throughout the country during our current surge of indie production.