The road to yuletide begins here, Gatherers! Thanksgiving is at an end and fall is slowly but surely waning into winter. Of course, one wouldn’t think so here in this parched Southern California atmosphere. But that is entirely besides the point, people! Let’s get on to those sweet recommendations you yearn for!
John Wick: Book of Rules #1
Writer(s): Greg Pak
Artist(s): Giovanni Valletta
Cover Artist(s): Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Giovanni Valletta
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Synopsis: “When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?…”
Origin stories are an absolute must in the world of comics. So why not pry into the origin of the death machine that has made two amazing Hollywood movies thus far? Follow a much more youthful John Wick as we see him learn how to become the killer we all know him to be. I just hope there’s no puppy involved!
Disney/PIXAR’s Coco #1 (One-shot)
Cover Artist(s): Disney
Publisher: Joe Books Ltd.
Synopsis: “Experience Disney • Pixar Coco retold in this 48-page vibrant comic drawn by Disney’s master artists. Coco is the celebration of a lifetime where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.”
What a wonderful story now on the big screen having its chance to be retold inside the comics medium. With any luck, Miguel Rivera’s access to the Land of the Dead and his aim to meet his favorite singer will help complete some serious questions of his family’s history. The mysteries behind his family will be even bigger than he expected, however!
And with that, November is at an end folks, and we have the tales of John Wick and Coco to regale you in the indie comics world. These are the treasures that await you at the mere click of a button on your tablet or phone or keyboard. But I will encourage you to take the next step and to go to your local comic book shop itself and get the hardcopies of these issues. Read them and share with your friends. Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!