Already it is mid-June, Gatherers!  Where does the time fly?  Well I can tell you, with the onset of June gloom making things unpredictable outside, the time just seems to slow down to a crawl.  And that means more downtime to read in my case!  Speaking of reading, why don’t I just shut my rambling mouth and get to some of those Picks, hmm?!

Well, everyone knows my love of World War 2 era things as well as the concept of a zombie apocalypse so this first pick is really a no-contest for me.  Of course, mix the two together and you really get an interesting new series that pits a Russian rifler, with a baby no less, against several millions of infected undead.  Tell me, what more you could really ask for here?

STL045299Title: Mother Russia #1 (of 3)
Writer(s): Jeff McComsey
Artist(s): Jeff McComsey
Cover Artist(s): Jeff McComsey
Publisher: Alterna

Synopsis: “One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies! As a zombie apocalypse breaks out in WWII, a Soviet sniper risks her life to protect an innocent baby boy. Created by New York Times-bestselling author and artist Jeff McComsey. The smash hit is now on newsprint!” -PREVIEWSworld

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Post-apocalyptic stories have never been something I’ve been known to disavow before.  And what we have with this particular piece is such a story combined with extraterrestrial intelligence.  And no, this is not the typical alien invasion apocalyptic story-line you might be wondering at.  There’s something much more to what one man will do in order to protect those he loves in this charred plain, but it’s up to you to get the book and find out what he chooses to do!

STL045465Title: Trespasser #1 (of 4)
Writer(s): Justin M. Ryan
Artist(s): Kristian Rossi
Cover Artist(s): Kristian Rossi
Publisher: Alterna

Synopsis: “After a devastating war ruins the air and food supply for most of the world, Hector and his daughter Maria struggle to survive. But when a strange visitor crash lands in the forest, Hector will go to unspeakable lengths to protect his child. Printed on newsprint!” -PREVIEWSworld

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And with that, the week is over for new picks, my loving Gatherers.  A post-apocalyptic week it seemed to be, whether in midst of the snowy fields of Russia in midst of zombie ridden World War 2 or in modern times with travelers from other worlds making a visit.  These are the stories that catch your eye when you delve into the world of independent comics and for which you have but to get into at the mere touch of a button on your tablet or computer.  But I will challenge you to take the next step and go to your local shop and support them by buying these issues in physical copy.  Read them and share with your friends.  Spark up a conversation and leave a comment or two.  But more important Gatherers, remember…GGG!