The Only Cure Is Rock ‘n’ Roll – Terminal Punks Trade Releases

Terminal Punks trade

Writer: Matthew Erman – Artist: Shelby Criswell – Letterer: Micah Myers

Synopsis: Four greasy gutter punk teens are en route to their big show in the big apple, but when things go monstrously wrong and mutant animals are unleashed in the airport, our heroes must put on their combat boots, fly their Black Flag and survive a viral genetic mutant nightmare. Collects issues #1-5.

Get exclusive access backstage and watch your favorite teen punk band, Terminal punks, survive against mutated animals named after vape flavors?

“Terminal Punks is the comic I didn’t know I wanted when I first started reading comics. It really was this incredible thing to write and create with Shelby, Micah and the team at Mad Cave Studios. The idea that a publisher would put out this weird, funny, horrifying punk zine-style monthly is so cool and I’m honored I was a part of it. Working with Shelby is a highlight of my career, they are just the most creatively engaged and talented person and their art really is the crowning achievement of this book. I can’t wait for you all to meet all the characters in this collected Trade, and if you have already get to know them again. I’m proud of this book — and it represents everything I love making, inclusive and empathetic while also being weird and horrifying. Terminal Punks is everything”
– Writer, Matthew Erman

“Terminal Punks is one of my favorite comics of all time, not because I drew it, but because over time it morphed and grew into everything I’d ever want in a story. This comic has horror, action, romance, comedy, drama, punks, blood, guts, weird giant mutated animals, and plenty of music references. Need I say more?”
– Artist, Shelby Criswell

This week readers can collect Issues 1 – 5 of Terminal Punks with the full trade paperback, releasing June 2, 2021.

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“Terminal Punks #1 is a fun, fresh comic that seems to be on its way to some interesting places – get on board now!” - Avery Kaplan
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“Terminal Punks is a music-rich story of rebellion and survival with sci-fi elements”
- Samantha Puc
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“If you’re a punk fan and/or you can remember your ill-spent youth from the ‘70s on, “Terminal Punks” is a great mash-up of references, aesthetics and monster-bashing fun” - Christa Harader
Terminal Punks Trade Paperback - Cover

Terminal Punks TPB will be available on June 2, 2021 and can be purchased at, Comixology, Drive-thru comics, or your local comic book shop.


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