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Stroper: Issue #1

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
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Stroper is a 10 issue story arc that builds up to a climactic finale!!

Issue: 1
The Galactic Union, a corrupt, united political body rules over the civilized systems. The Union’s bloated bureaucracy and deep corruption puts enormous weight on the spacefaring working class, making it nearly impossible to survive or thrive doing honest work. The illegal hunting and selling of alien wildlife is in extremely high demand. Organs are sold to black market doctors. Trophies to rich politicians. It’s a dangerous game but a lucrative business. This is known as Stroping. Pak Booker, a Stroper imprisoned in the Bo’ak 5 prison mines, seeks revenge on the people that locked him away. However, his story is not as straightforward as it appears, and his journey for redemption has only just begun.

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26 page PDF.

9 reviews for Stroper: Issue #1

  1. ComixCentral (verified owner)

    Awarded Comic of the Week June 11, 2018.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    AP Weber

    This is the review from my blog at apweber.com:

    As the writer of a science fiction, space adventure webcomic with a retro-futuristic aesthetic, hyper-vivid colors, dramatic lighting and a tough-guy protagonist possessing of a somewhat antiquated sense of style, it can be hard to solve for the variable in the all-important equation “If you like ‘X’ you may also like my comic, Ion Grip.” But now I’ve found Stroper––a science fiction, space adventure webcomic with a retro-futuristic aesthetic, hyper-vivid colors, dramatic lighting and a tough-guy protagonist possessing of a somewhat antiquated sense of style––by Eddie Porter. And holy damn do I find myself in good company.

    Stroper is the story of Pak Booker, a mulleted poacher of endangered alien wildlife. Booker seems to take no joy in his work; indeed, the danger inherent in the job and the great length he is willing to go to in stalking his prey demonstrate the terrible need Booker must be in to resort to a life of crime. All this is subtly and competently covered in the first few pages of issue #1 and sets up our Anti-hero’s true antagonist: a universe rife with injustice, corruption, and oppression.

    Eddie Porter writes and draws this book with the laser-focused vision one only finds in single-creator works, and yet he somehow avoids the self-indulgent pitfalls that many such books succumb to. He chooses his battles, both narratively and stylistically, providing the reader with a concise story and a stark, cartoony aesthetic. No panel is wasted––long, shadowy scene-setters burst with mood, action scenes punch you with just the right microsecond, and dialogue is brief but nuanced. I am not aware of any other comic Porter has worked on, but he attacks this book like a veteran, confident in his skills.

    Issues #1 and #2 are available now and I highly recommend fans of Ion Grip and innovative comic storytelling go pick them up.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jra

    Dark, but vibrant.
    Through three comics Stroper has lured me in.
    Immediately we are dropped in to its dark world of dubious professions and a vibrant color palette right out of Blade Runner 2047. Our main character is a survivor, road weary but battle hardened. He’s not a bad guy, he just has to do a bad job. The world we are starting to see is complex, and mysterious.

    I can’t wait for #4 and to find out more about the universe!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    ewaterman (verified owner)

    A quick and fun read! The first issue is a little light on story but makes up for it with engaging action and fantastic art. It also sets up an interesting world that makes me want to see more of in future issues. Nice stuff!

    5/5

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Johnson (verified owner)

    I so wish that this had lasted longer. I could have kept reading this for hours. Story was a little light but the art was super dialed in and the action was great! Look for more in depth review in the Indie Comix Club podcast this week! Most definitely worth a read!
    -Craig Johnson
    Project: Saviour Comic

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Retrop-rick

    Love the story.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Spencer Scott Holmes

    Eddie Porter’s Stroper is something else. It’s got this amazing design of what reminds me of an old Lucas Art’s game, like Sam and Max or Full Throttle. Gotta like that aspect. But one of the cooler things, way different than I have ever seen in any one else’s comic, is the choice of all widescreen panels. Almost felt like reading a story board for a movie or animation. And for all those people that say you HAVE TO change up the panels. Nope, here is proof of how it works and you probably wouldn’t even notice it if I hadn’t said anything. I just love seeing something different.

    Now it’s a simple story of a blue collar man in space jail and he explains the start of what went wrong out on a far off moon, battling space insects like he’s in Starship Troopers or something. I really look forward to seeing what comes next in the series. It’s got the perfect mix of space adventure, colorful action and a nice layer of comedy. So much good times ahead. Come on by and grab a copy.

    Spencer Scott Holmes
    That “Pizza Boyz,” Indie Comix Club and Old Man Orange Podcast guy.
    http://www.OldManOrange.com

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    DavidThorArt (verified owner)

    The art for Stroper is amazing, pulling me in immediately with it’s slick and dark-yet-vibrant style! The sparse panels, excellent use of space and a slow burner story all feed into the very excellent atmosphere this book channels. With a less is more approach to it’s world building and character it makes for a smooth read, one that make you want to just keep turning pages!
    Highly recommend and will definitely be collecting this series

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    zblock (verified owner)

    Man, I was hooked from page 2. Despite that the main character isn’t a ripped, muscled mid-20’s everyman this comic is incredible. The art, the design, the large frames move the story. Just a beautiful piece of work. Very happy with the purchase.

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