Comic Book Series
Skyscrapers of the Midwest 1

Cover to Skyscrapers of the Midwest #1

Skyscrapers of the Midwest is published by AdHouse Books. Price per issue is $5.00.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Skyscrapers of the Midwest #3: 31 May 2006

Current Issue[]

Skyscrapers of the Midwest #4: 17 Oct 2007

Next Issue[]



Irregular four-issue series.


Main Characters[]

  • Rex: Dinosaur
  • Jeff: Younger brother
  • Skinny Kenny: Letters to Skinny Kenny
  • Quasar Stealth: action figure robot/main character's alter ego
  • Main Guy (Cotter): make of point of not giving him a name - Addenda alludes to biographical

Minor Characters[]

  • Todd - football captain
  • Nate Anderson
  • Grandma
  • Kid Robot: god like character (parallels
  • Papa Robot
  • Mama Robot
  • Camp Leader
  • Dad
  • Mom
  • Ungrateful neighbour: runs over the cat mother
  • Ungrateful neighbour's girlfriend
  • Priest: lost his fingers in a farming accident and turns to god
  • Mindy Scott: girl main character likes
  • Dean: farmer, finds Rex
  • Charlie: dog belonging to farmer
  • Luna: nova stealth comic girl who beats him
  • Lucifer
  • Cat Jesus

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

  • Cat/Sandy: belonging to Kid Robot
  • Kittens: represents cruelty of life
  • Squids: personification of Cancer, turn into jet packs and send people to heaven
  • Robot Backpack: (robot holy trinity)
  • Cicada: represents migraines: kills a character but saves his mom

Recent Storylines[]

Skyscrapers of the Midwest #4[]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Skyscrapers of the Midwest #3[]

Skyscrapers of the Midwest #2[]

Skyscrapers of the Midwest #1[]

Past Storylines[]



  • Skyscrapers of the Midwest - Collects #1-4. "Observing the isolated existence of an adolescent cat, his younger brother and their overactive imaginations in the American Heartland, Skyscrapers of the Midwest serves as an intimate chronicle of their stories of childhood hope, panic, and loss. Filled with belligerent cowboys, lumbering automaton deities, and wide-open spaces, this comic gives voice to a highly respected new creator in the field of sequential literature." - WorldCat - ISBN 0977030474


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer/Artist/Creator: Joshua W. Cotter.

Publishing History[]

First published in 2004.

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

News & Features[]