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How time goes by, Gatherers!  Already we are at the halfway point of 2017 and it seems like it only just began yesterday. So many great stories to keep up sustained during the cold winter and the reinvigorating spring. Now we are at the end of May and are on the horizon of summer.  The Picks never end but one thing that is always a bit of sadness for the end of the month is that quite simply, the pickings are just a little slim.  But in my never ending search to find choices for you wonderful people, I still managed to find a few that I figure you might like!

This first pick is just a must for any fan of a macabre noir style story that happens inside of the big city.  And if anyone is familiar at all with the exploits of Joe Golem, then they certainly will not be disappointed with this latest installment of the occult detective’s adventures.  This time the cards are stacked against him while he has to contend with his own issues while trying to go on his investigations.  What’s a Golem to do?!

STL044460 (1)Title: Joe Golem, Occult Detective: Outer Dark #1
Writer(s): Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
Artist(s): Patric Reynolds
Cover Artist(s): David Palumbo
Publisher: Dark Horse

Synopsis: “Two years after he killed a child-snatching monster and stopped an undead takeover in the Drowning City, occult detective Joe Golem searches for a man with superhuman strength who is attacking citizens under orders from the otherworldly voices in his head. But Joe has his own demons to wrestle with . . .” -PREVIEWSworld

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For my part, I have always loved a good story where females come into their own inside of an epic story, whether in comics, novels or any other medium.  And this pick definitely satisfies that requirement and seems a great and fun adventure for anyone who loves to see how females do it when its their turn to save the day.  Of course, Marcy Madison can’t be the only one out there…so are there other ones that will answer her clarion call?!

STL041856Title: Heroines #1
Writer(s): Ted Naifeh
Artist(s): Ted Naifeh
Cover Artist(s): Ted Naifeh
Publisher: Space Goat

This message is for any woman blessed with extraordinary abilities. The world gets scarier every day. Are you fighting to make it a better place? Or are you leaving it to the guys? How’s that working out? This isn’t about showing men I can do it better. I’m just a smart, capable person with superpowers and I want to do my part. I’m willing to bet there are others like me. I want to meet you. It’s time for us heroines to get in the game!” -PREVIEWSworld

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The month of May is now at an end, Gatherers!  Tales of female superheroes and occultist detectives fighting their inner demons.  What’s not to love about the indie comics world, dare I ask?  These precious gems are what await you at the mere click of a button on your phone or tablet.  But as I always advise you, I would suggest going to your local comic shop and obtaining them for yourself.  Support your local business and in turn take joy of having the book in your possession. Read them and share with your friends.  Spark up a conversation and leave a comment or two.  But more importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!