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Since itss launch last fall, COPRA has been a favorite among the ComicsAlliance staff. Created, produced and distributed by cartoonist Michel Fiffe, the series is largely inspired by the work of John Ostrander, Kim Yale, Luke McDonnell and others on DC Comics' Suicide Squad in the 1980s. Like Suicide Squad, COPRA features a collection of one note villains that Fiffe makes you come to care about as the series progresses. But the title is much more than just an homage to the comics Fiffe grew up reading; with its tight scripts, fantastic page layouts, and incredibly well constructed fight scenes, interspersed with some deeply human moments, Fiffe's COPRA ranks among the best titles currently being published.
Fiffe has provided ComicsAlliance with a six page preview of COPRA#12, on sale this week. Additionally, he's revealed that the series, originally meant to conclude with this issue, will continue after a brief hiatus.
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Over the past year, one of my favorite comics has been Michel Fiffe's Copra. Launched after the success of a "bootleg" fan-comic based on John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell's classic Suicide Squad, Copra twists the formula around for a compelling, dimension-spanning adventure of a mercenary team on the run from everyone, created and published entirely by Fiffe and sold directly to fans over the Internet.
It's been a pretty amazing accomplishment in self-publishing, let alone one of the best stories going in comics tod
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