Happy June, faithful Gatherers! I hope all are well this week. Now, normally in this instance I go on about how my week was or some other nonsensical tripe, but this week I am proud to share with you Oni Press’s #1 one-dollar deal! Four ongoing titles this month have number one issues, each for only a dollar! Now that is truly a bargain if ever I did sense one! So why don’t we look at a few of these titles for your viewing pleasure, hmm?!
Now this first pick is just simply a must for those that are lovers of good old fashioned high fantasy fun. And if that fun includes a princess who wants more action out of life but ends up biting a larger piece than she can possibly chew, then get on board for a wild ride! Heck, even for just the appreciation of artwork it would be worth it for this particular cover. Truly a fine masterpiece to be found this month.
Title: Another Castle #1
Writer(s): Andrew Wheeler
Artist(s): Paulina Ganucheau
Cover Artist(s): Paulina Ganucheau
Synopsis: “Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s…” -PREVIEWSworld
It certainly seems to be a week for fantasy books, for this second one is all that and more! Of course with tales, and tails, of dragons and swordmasters galore, what’s not to love out of this great work? Read on and see if the Mighty Zodiac has what it takes to save the day for our story’s main heroes. And did I mention that this one, like the work that preceded it, is also only a dollar? Brilliant!
Title: The Mighty Zodiac #1
Writer(s): J. Torres
Artist(s): Corin Howell
Cover Artist(s): Corin Howell
Synopsis: “When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. Without the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy Gaya…” -PREVIEWSworld
What a way to start off the warm month of June, Gatherers! Swordmaster tales (and tails!) along with great epic stories of princess adventure shenanigans! Oni Press really has provided great quality material, and this week with their issue one $1 dollar sales, they are providing quality indie material to you adoring fans at a price that is affordable. For more information go onto their site http://onipress.tumblr.com/ and find what they have to offer! And by all means, go there and purchase the books you want. But I will also challenge you to support your local business and go to your nearby comic shop and buy these issues in person. Read them and share with your friends. Spark up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But more importantly, remember…GGG!