It is a matter of public record that I love Pokémon in all its various forms, to the point where my biggest problem is that even with 700 of them in the official games, there just aren't enough. That's why I really love Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson's Capture Creatures, which started on the web as a project for the team behind Tiny Kitten Teeth to design their own pocket monsters, complete with evolutions.

Now, with 143 entries in their Creaturedex and a successful Kickstarter-funded art book under the creators' belts, Boom! Studios has announced an ongoing series based on Capture Creatures,where Gibson and Dreistadt will take their creations from the designs and stats of the website to a brand new story.

 

Variant cover by Joy Ang

 

Instead of kids being sent off on a journey to become the very best by challenging gym leaders in a wholesome, friendship-based version of brutal animal fighting, Capture Creatues is focused on the mysterious appearance of these strange new monsters:

Over a hundred wonderful and terrifying creatures have suddenly appeared on earth. Two teens investigate the origins of these curious creatures and how they can stop those who are trying to destroy them.

 

Variant cover by Missy Pena

 

Variant cover by Amanda Visell