Plus Man is back, and he's in trouble as usual! The young masked hero was previously the star of Ben Sears' Night Air, as well as lots of other appearances in zines and webcomics here and there along the way. And now we're pleased to bring you this preview from Sears' new Double+ Adventure, Volcano Trash.

These stories take place in a futuristic world that's a bit reminiscent of anime, but Ben Sears draws in more of a Hergé-inspired European style. In short, Sears is an American comics creator with decidedly global influences, and that makes his work a lot of fun to read.

As for Plus Man, he and his sidekick Hank are criminals, but their hearts are in the right place. Although technically, being a robot, Hank doesn't have a heart, but he seems like an okay guy just the same. Plus, he can transform into a hoverbike, among other things. In this preview, we see the two of them escaping from the appropriately maze-like headquarters of the nefarious Labyrinth organization. If you like what you see here, the whole thing will be out from Koyama Press in May.

 

Ben Sears/Koyama Press
Ben Sears/Koyama Press
Ben Sears/Koyama Press
Ben Sears/Koyama Press
Ben Sears/Koyama Press
Ben Sears/Koyama Press
Ben Sears/Koyama Press

 

VOLCANO TRASH
ISBN: 978-1-927668-42-9
$12.00
6.5 x 9”, 120 pages, colour, trade paper
May 2017

The boys are back to their temple raidin’ ways, but has the long, crooked arm of the law caught them?

Corrupt cops, hive-like henchmen, begoggled boy heroes, labyrinthine HQs, unlikely team ups, heartbreaking best friend breakups, and a liberal dose of super science, zingers and explosive action. Sound like a Double+ adventure? It is.

BEN SEARS is a cartoonist, illustrator and musician born and raised in Louisville, KY where he continues to live and work. His Plus Man character has appeared in a number of zines, online anthologies and the all-ages adventure comic Night Air, where he has been perpetually in over his head.

"Reading Ben's work is so much fun. I love his use of color and his characters. It reads like he had a blast making it." — Brandon Graham, King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, ISLAND Magazine