Don’t Miss Terry Moore’s Echo #1

I’ve fairly obvious and passionate about the comics I love. Everyone knows I’m a huge sucker for the Uncanny X-Men, but on the indie comics side of things, my all time favorite was Strangers In Paradise. So it should come as no surprise that I’m on the edge of my seat for the first issue of Echo, the new series by writer/artist Terry Moore.

Usually I try to do some research on a new book, especially one that I’m going to suggest to all of you to read. But this time, I’m putting my faith in Terry Moore. Aside from the few images we’ve seen of Echo, I know nothing of this book. Nothing at all. Not one main pitch concept, no character information, no minor plot details. Nope, nothing. All I know is it features a female character who maybe is a photographer? How terribly un-journalistic of me, I know. But it’s not because I’m a lazy comics reporter or anything. No, it’s because I want to experience Echo #1 on Wednesday devoid of any preconceived notions.

One of the hardest things a creator like Terry Moore can do is work on his next creator owned piece after such an epic like Strangers In Paradise. I find it fascinating that Moore is going down this road at the same time as his very good friend Jeff Smith is, with the first issue of RASL hitting stores last week, Smith’s follow up to the epic Bone series. I’m sure the two of them have acknowledged this coincidence and are probably enjoying the shared experience.

I have faith in Echo because I have faith in Terry Moore. No other writer/artist comic creator has been able to capture people and emotions the way Terry did with Strangers In Paradise. It was the first book to show me comics could be something more than melodrama with capes. It could be melodrama with people like you and me and I’m hopeful that Echo brings more of the same.

So, with a nod to Terry and a lift from his blog (with permission), we’re proud to give you 5 pages from Echo #1, so you can get a taste of what’s to come. After seeing these pages, I still don’t know what the heck it’s about, but I sure as hell can’t wait to find out. So, without further ado, please enjoy pages 9 through 13 of Echo #1:


  1. This is the one new book I’m allowing myself to pick up this month.  I missed out on Strangers in Paradise, so I feel this need to be in on the ground floor with this one. After how disappointing RASL was for me last week, I hope that Echo comes out a little bit stronger.  My fingers are crossed.

  2. With a huge week worth of books, and having just read SiP this year, I’m looking forward more to this book than probably any new series this year, including Lapham’s new one (and I’m a huge Stray Bullets fan). Not sure how I’ll handle reading my Moore on a monthly(ish) basis – I read SiP in one sitting (well, not one sitting, but you get what I mean). 

  3. The art looks flippin’ amazing. 

  4. What an excellent 5 pages to choose for a preview.  They don’t spoil anything, but they leave you very (in my case VERY) intrigued.  I never read Strangers in Paradise, so I probably would have passed this by had I not seen this preview.  Now I have yet another book to buy.  I wish I had a real job, my pull list is getting too darn big for a grad-student paycheck.

  5. I must have missed this @ the comic book list thing. I’ll have to go back and check. This looks good.

  6. Without looking at the preview art (’cause that’s my version of trying not to have a preconceived notion about a comic) I’m all over this book. 


  7. Looks interesting…unfortunately my LCS usually misses the boat on indie books like this so unless I specifically see something I want in Previews and order it ahead of time, I end up empty-handed.

  8. Yup. This is my most looked forward to book. Since Moore announced this series, I been counting the days till Wed.

  9. i think i had less interest in SIP tha Conor, but i’m looking forward to this. terry moore’s art is so nice.