We're excited to share with our readers today 71 pages from the Wednesday debuting graphic novel "Sidescrollers" by Matthew Loux and published by Oni Press. The graphic novel clocks in at 208 pages, so what we've got for you is almost half the graphic novel absolutely free! How can you go wrong?
As for what we've got here, here's a snippet from a press release issued earlier this year:
Brian, Brad, and Matt are three best friends who have stuck with each other through thick and thin, despite the fact that they love to tease each other constantly. It's a sweet summer off from the bummers of high school in their small boring suburban town in Connecticut. They are the losers at their high school, the oddities of their town. When they're not working at the local fast food joint, you can find them either playing video games, eating junk food, or collecting comics.
"SIDESCROLLERS is a story about the kids who in school were considered either the nerds or the screw-ups," explained Loux. "These three guys are best friends going nowhere, but they're totally okay with that. Until of course, one fateful day when life takes them on an unexpected adventure they will never forget."
This day starts out like any other, with an innocent game of Street Fighter. But trouble brews when our perpetual losers discover that the new girl in town, Amber (of whom Matt is sweet on) is going to the big local rock show that night with Richard, the epitome of perverted, mean, and annoying high school football jocks. Our three heroes suspect that Richard (or "Dick", as he is known to them) has some creepy plans for the innocent girl he is preying on, and so they take action in the best way high schoolers can: by vandalizing his car!
Now that you've read about the story, it's time for you to sample it yourself. Simply click the cover below and the preview will launch. You'll be able to read all 71 pages online right here at CBR. For more, pick up a copy of "Sidescrollers" beginning Wednesday, October 4th at your favorite comic book store.
Creator: Matthew Loux (the artist on Oni Press's F-STOP)
Publisher: Oni Press