Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock

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"Potently evocative, impeccably unique and fabulously cool, The Silent Invasion
 is a boldly imagined and cunningly crafted adventure long-overdue for a modern revival:
an unforgettable gateway to an eerily familiar yet comfortably exotic era of innocent joy and
a million "top secrets" which no fan of fantastic thriller fiction should ignore." -NOW READ THIS

On the occasion of the recent Brooklyn Book Festival,
the authors introduced Silent Invasion

Holiday Bundle Special!
Get all 4 volumes together for $59.99. Normally $68.




Dark Matter
Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock
Walter Sinkage’s quiet suburban life is shattered when he witnesses several UFOs flash past in the sky. His search for the truth about the UFOS and the suspicious disappearance of his brother Matt, leads him to an alien abduction support group and confrontation with the Church of Cosmic Enlightenment. When Walter also vanishes, police detective Eddy Dime finds himself stymied while trying to uncover the truth behind what happened to the two brothers and other victims of what he believes may be an alien conspiracy that reaches into the highest and murkiest echelons of government power.
7x10, 144 pp. B&W trade pb., $16.99, ISBN 9781681122830, e-book:
ISBN 9781681122847; $9.99


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Red Shadows
Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock
Introduction by Max Allan Collins
In this era of fake news and 'deep state' this couldn't be more timely! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery of the early days of indie comics returns! The series will begin with two books reprinting the original volumes, followed by the never before collected third album and concluding with an all-new fourth book of this epic series of conspiracy and paranoia. Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit as a bewildered investigative reporter Matt Sinkage pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion of earth that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials.
"This reissue of a cult classic sci-fi mystery that touches upon deep state conspiracies and fake news remains incredibly relevant."
-School Library Journal
Hear their interview on Publishers Weekly podcast, by Calvin Reid,
at the 42 minute mark.
"Riveting to the last page and highly recommended!"  -Midwest Book Review
"Like the greatest episodes of "The Twilight Zone," "The Silent Invasion" mashes together the earthbound fears of a particular time with a threat from the outside to make an argument about the world around us."
- William Kulesa, NJ.com/Jersey Journal
7x10, 160pp., B&W trade pb., $16.99, e-books: $9.99
ISBN 978-1-68112-174-1


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The Great Fear
Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock
The paranoia and conspiracy theories continue! Beleaguered reporter Matt Sinkage's quest to discover the truth behind an apparent, government-backed alien invasion of earth leads him to investigate a quasi-religious UFO cult based in an idyllic small American community. Then the sudden death of a prominent politician paves the way for Senator Harrison Callahan to seek the Presidency of the United States. But Sinkage, believing that Callahan is an alien pawn, is determined to stop him at all costs.
"I enjoyed 'Red Shadows' and I liked 'The Great Fear', too. I look forward to part three, 'The Silent Invasion: Abductions!' Intelligent, original indie comics like this make a nice change of pace from the ubiquitous super-heroes taking over the cinema."
-SF Crows Nest
"More relevant than ever."
-Slings and Arrows
7x10, 160pp., B&W trade pb., $16.99, e-books: $9.99; ISBN 9781681122069


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Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock
Introduction by Robert J Sawyer
Several years after his fateful final encounter with would-be presidential assassin Matt Sinkage, private detective Phil Housley finds himself reluctantly protecting a paranoid lawyer from alien abductions, sinister government agents and mad scientists. At the same time Housley is battling demons from his past that threaten to unravel his own fragile sanity. Collected here for the first time, "Abductions" continues the Silent Invasion saga of a deeply paranoid and fearful America.
"Abductions! offers an unforgettable gateway to an eerily familiar yet
comfortably exotic era of innocent joy and a million "top secrets" which no
fan of fantastic thriller fiction should ignore and the best is still to
-Comics Review
"Hancock and Cherkas build this brew of mystery and paranoia into a clever thriller where Housley is stymied at every turn. When there are revelations they’re brilliantly delivered in a way that only serves to further muddy the waters. Can Housley defeat the Man and his entrenched vested interests? It’s a blast finding out."
-Slings & Arrows
7x10, 136pp., B&W trade pb., $16.99, e-books: $9.99 (9781681122564);
ISBN 9781681122557


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