Welcome to Showside by Ian McGinty

Fangirls, I saw this adorable little comic while browsing Comixology (which is far more dangerous than browsing a comic shop, because it can be done at any time). I didn’t really know anything about it, other than that it was super cute looking, that I follow Ian McGinty on twitter, and I knew that I wanted to read it. So I bought it, and fell in love.


Welcome to Showside is a short, horror comic that is the cutest thing on the planet. I’m not a horror fan; I’m scared of almost everything. But this is an all ages comic with some scary things. Luckily, they aren’t too intense, so everyone can read it. It follows Kit, Belle, Boo, and Moon as they deal with demons breaking free from Pixel Portals. Towards the end of the comic, we find out that they’re after Kit, who is the demon king / leader’s son.


Showside is a rad place where humans and demons tend to get along. The demons can come through registered pixel portals to get jobs, and become a part of society, which (it seems) is what Kit and Boo did. But the unregistered Pixel Portals can release dangerous demons, like Crystal Kittens.


Joshua, you were a lot more cute before.
Joshua, you were a lot more cute before.

Though there are only 3 issues out, they’re a wonderful 3 issues, complete with story and shorts from creators like Kate Leth. They’re beautiful and fun, and I can’t stop rereading them. I highly suggest you read them as well. I think it’s absolutely fantastic that these kids are powerful (Moon is magic, and uses the Teenomicon to kick butt, Belle is strong as heck, and Kit is one clever dude), and they’re doing kid stuff (eating Waffle Tacos and playing Smash Ball). All while fighting demons! It’s great.Showside5











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