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Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

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SPEED REPUBLIC tpb – Out Now!

Cruise your finest vehicle in the direction of your local comic shoppe and find yourself a copy of the SPEED REPUBLIC trade because it’s out this week!

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I love this cover so much – the colours are amazing!

Our dystopian car race comic about a European dictator who hosts an annual massive race where one single winner is allowed entry into a gated community where riches and resources flow is a kinetic race to the finish line, but also an exploration of landscape and class and wealth and desire.

I put a lot into this book and I hope you dig it when you pick it up.

Art by Emanuele Parascandolo

Colours by Michele Monte

Letters by Joamette Gil

Written by Ryan K Lindsay

Published by Mad Cave Studios

This trade includes the entire 5 issue stroryline, a Foreword by fellow Aussie David Hazan, and the best damn car chases and races we could imagine!

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SPEED REPUBLIC #3 Out This Week

This coming week sees the third, and middle, issue of SPEED REPUBLIC land in comic shops around the world.

This strange and wild futuristic car race comic that’s more about the people behind the wheels than it is how fast the wheels can go has been a blast to see land with readers. Emanuele Parascandolo and I took a high octane landscape and are telling a politically charged commentary on what it looks like when the wrong person is in charge andnot many people are being looked after at all.

I want to take a moment to highlight all of the covers, because #5 is our final issue and it’ll be out in June, so now we can see all the covers together. Emmanuele truly is a joy to work with and his covers delight me endlessly. Please, remind your comic shop to set aside copies of every issue for you, and I hope you enjoy your race through this story.

Speed Republic #1 cover by Emmanuele Parascandolo
Speed Republic #2 cover by Emmanuele Parascandolo
Speed Republic #3 cover by Emmanuele Parascandolo
Speed Republic #4 cover by Emmanuele Parascandolo
Speed Republic #5 cover by Emmanuele Parascandolo

SPEED REPUBLIC #2 on Preorder

The latest issue of my new series through Mad Cave Studios is in Previews magazine and ready to preorder through your LCS! Come see what Emmanuele Parascandolo and I have created with…

SPEED REPUBLIC #2

Illustrated by Emmanuele Parascandolo

Written by Ryan K Lindsay

Coloured by Michele Monte

Lettered by Joamette Gil

Edited by Chris Sanchez

Choose from one of these two covers!

Cover by Emmanuele Parascandolo – order details here
Cover by Fabian Lelay – order details here

The first issue lands on Feb 02, and this is later in March.

The comic is set in the future where Europoe has formed one nation state, united under the face of The Autocrat – a singular ruler who’s in it for himself, and the few he allows in his periphery. The rest of the nation is slipping into despair and ruin, slowly, painfully, with resources and opportunities few and far between. But once a year the Autocrat runs The Great Race, a kind of gumball rally style epic drive where one winner gets admission to the haven of the 1%.

Sebastian Valencia has entered the race because he’s got little other options left to him. His father is dying, his life very bland, and this is at least a glimmer of hope. Even if the survival rate for drivers is low due to the other racers, and maurauding street gangs, and just the landscape in general, this race is at least a chance for money and safety and life beyond the reach of your arm.

And so we set off on this race, and madness ensues. It’s as much The Running Man as it is Mad Max as it is Speed Racer as it is The Cannonball Run.

Here are some early reviews to help push you across the line to preorder our wild beauty:

4.5/5 on But Why Tho Podcast

4.4/5 on Monkey’s Fighting Robots

Lovely words on The Convention Collective

And more lovely words on Geek Vibes Nation

Good luck choosing which cover you want for issue #2 – they’re both pretty amazing! And I look forward to sharing the first issue in a couple weeks!

SPEED REPUBLIC is up for preorders!

My next comic is on the horizon – SPEED REPUBLIC is set to launch in Feb 2022, and I am hugely excited for this to hit the stands at 100mph!

SPEED REPUBLIC is a 5 issue miniseries about an epic car race across the future nation state of Europe where the winner gets a safe future, but everyone else risks death and worse along the way.

Art by Emanuele Parascandolo

Colours by Michele Monte

Letters by Joamette Gil

Written by Ryan K Lindsay

Edited by Chris Sanchez

Published by Mad Cave Studios

This is a really fun story where I get to take our leading character, Seb Valencia, and put him through some pretty wild situations. I’m channeling THE LONG WALK by Richard Backman/Stephen King by way of considering how the Coen Brothers layer vignettes into a fine tapestry and in doing so a tale across Europe has unfolded that takes into account the future, what happens when someone has too much power, how people survive, why people survive, and just how weird we can all get if given enough space and desperation.

The book is available for preorder now through your local comic shop, and you should hit them up and tell them you want you want every issue of this set aside for you so you do not miss out. Every issue gets better until we land on very, very awesome final issue sequence. Here’s the preorder info:

We have an epic advanced review, where Carrie McClain gave us 4.5/5 – click here to see why she’s already hooked on this series!

We also have a video trailer that you need to see because there are many interesting little peeks into things that are coming in the series. Keep your eyes peeled, because we guarantee you’ll see things here that intrigue you, and will delight you on the page in a few months time.

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