This heat is becoming unbearable to me, Gatherers. I swear.  I’m on downtime from yet ANOTHER con that I had gone to last weekend and find myself baking while figuring on what to suggest to you this week.  But along the way this weekend while I saw plenty of fun sights to see, it just occurred to me that there is an aspect of indie comics that I haven’t given much exposure to in the annals of these Picks. That aspect is cheesecake my friends. Cheesecake.  And no I’m not talking of sating your desires with the fat-inducing dessert either.  But rather than just trying to define the theme to you, I think it a much more rewarding endeavor to just show you what I mean!


It doesn’t get much more cheesecake in the realm of indie comics than this first suggestion I give to you.  Anyone who is familiar with Budd Root’s famous character could tell you that and then some.  So yes, another delightful adventure for the nubile heroine Meriem, but this time after beating up dinosaurs and hunting on her native island, she is thrust into another situation entirely with newcomers on a ship hot on the trail of their big adversary.  With them being time travelers it just makes for a much more intriguing mission.  But will she actually go along with their request for aid or follow her on instincts?  Read on my friends, read on!

STL042395Title: Cavewoman: Starship Blish #1

Writer(s): Devon Massey

Artist(s): Devon Massey

Cover Artist(s): Devon Massey, Budd Root, Kirk Lindo

Publisher: Amryl

Synopsis: “After hunting in the jungle Meriem is captured by the landing crew of the starship USS Blish, who is hot on the trail of their most dangerous adversary – Ankha! Will Meriem join Commander Rega and his time traveling crew to stop Ankha once and for all? Please join us for this far out story and find out…” -PREVIEWSworld

Availability: Digital purchase through http://www.amryl.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hardcopy purchase through your LCS!

And if you thought you couldn’t handle anymore cheesecake than that, then there is just that little bit more just to put you over the top.  Now, when some of the breathtaking vixens of Jungle Fantasy find disaster striking and causing them to relocate from home, the plot thickens.  Just how are they going to fare?  Or are you simply just on the look for some visually stunning artwork to fill your appetite?  One way or another this book definitely doesn’t disappoint for those that enjoy going the “cheesecake” route when indulging their indie literature desires!

STL046201Title: Jungle Fantasy Annual 2017 #1

Writer(s): Ron Adrian, Ed Silva, Marcelo Mueller

Artist(s): Emiliano Urdinola, Ron Adrian, Ed Silva, Marcelo Mueller

Cover Artist(s): Christian Zanier, Jonatas

Publisher: Boundless

Synopsis: “Variant INTERIOR ARTWORK!  “Beautified” is our name for variant interior artwork, with less clothes!  So the story just got more nude.  Every page is different than the standard edition, not just variant covers!  Beautified are a brand-new product we are trying out, the Jungle Fantasy Annual 2017 is the first time this has been done.  This amazing four-part connecting cover set features all the lovely ladies of Jungle Fantasy…” -PREVIEWSworld

Availability: Digital purchase through http://www.boundlesscomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hardcopy purchase through your LCS!


Seriously though, after these Picks I’m in dire need of a cooling off in front of a fan, and probably in danger of a sugar rush.  But see, that’s a good thing.  In the realm of indie comics you literally have all genres possible represented and presented to you, the fans.  Every reading desire at your fingertips.  Available at the mere push of button.  But I will challenge you to sacrifice convenience for righteousness and encourage you to go to your local comic book store and purchase these jewels and others in their hard copy format.  I implore you to read them inside and out and share them with your friends.  Spark up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two.  But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!