The Modern Gafa is a geeky, comics themed blog I read consistently. Every week, Victor writes a pull list including his favorite comics he reads. Through these posts, I discovered Mad Cave, an indie studio based in Miami, Florida. One series I’m particularly interested in is Midnight Task Force. After commenting on Victor’s post, Mad Cave contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing any of their comics and I freaked out because I was super excited to read new comics from a publisher I had never heard of.
After communicating with Mad Cave, I received the digital comics for free in agreement to write about the comics on either my personal blog or at Twin Cities Geek. However, I made a decision to purchase physical copies of Midnight Task Force, Battlecats, Knights of the Golden Sun, and Honor & Curse. Mad Cave originally said they would send me physical copies of the books at 50% which I disagreed with. I wanted to pay the full prices of these trade paperbacks because I want my money to support them as a business. I received the box right before I went to Orlando on vacation, so I haven’t had a chance to read them yet.
The first trade paperback I pulled from the box was Midnight Task Force. This series caught my eye first because it seemed like something I would be into. Midnight Task Force reminds me of Minority Report meets CSI in a dystopian/destroyed Detroit. Aiden McCormick is a disabled war veteran suffering from severe PTSD. He is called in by the Detroit police to investigate grisly murders downtown. Can he bring justice to these victims while also staying sane?
The second paperback I received was Battlecats. As a cat lady, any comic that features cats in any capacity will automatically intrigue me. On Valderia, the Battlecats are elite cat warriors protecting the throne from unforeseen evil. I’d like to believe this is a comic similar to the 80’s cartoon Thundercats which I haven’t watched.
Towards the bottom of the box were the Knights of the Golden Sun four issue comic series. This is a biblical epic detailing what happens between the Old and New Testament. As someone who isn’t very religious, I’m not sure if this series will be my favorite, but I’m willing to read something out of my comfort zone.
Finally, I received issue one of Mad Cave’s newest series Honor and Curse. In Feudal Japan, Genshi Sakagura was adopted by the Iga clan after the slaying of his parents. After an unfortunate encounter with his master, an evil spirit follows Genshi and haunts his dreams. How will Genshi cope with this evil spirit and still keep his sanity? Issue number two is set to be released sometime in March with the last issue being released in May.
Overall, I’m impressed with Mad Cave’s design of their books and their customer service. Eventually, I want to fully review each book I received on this blog. Let me know if you have ordered from Mad Cave before and what you think of their comics. Mad Cave can be found on Instagram, twitter and by their website. You can order digital copies through comiXology.