Hello to all you wonderful Grand Geeks and Gatherers out there! Hopefully all is well with you and you are continuing to stay safe. But more importantly, it is my fondest wish that even in times of social distancing that you continue to hold true to your fandoms. Circumstances have, in my opinion, only put delays in the normal flow of the comics business, which means its up to us as fans and consumers to make sure that comics continue to survive and also thrive. With that said, let’s see what indie suggestions I have for you this week!
Lady Zorro #1
Writer(s): Patrick Shand
Artist(s): Mike Wolfer, Vicenzo Carratu
Cover Artist(s): Mike Wolfer, Larry Watts
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “Who is Lady Zorro? Like an avenging phantom, Lady Zorro haunts the arid wastes of the southern California desert, defiantly fighting against the tyrannical forces of the Spanish Empire, but how did she come to be a revered, legendary figure in Native American folklore? In an all-new take on the Zorro mythos, we’ll learn those answers and more in this special, one-shot tale of supernatural adventure that introduces you to a Lady Zorro we have never before seen! A secret cabal of Spanish Army soldiers who call themselves “The Prdigo” are using stolen, Native American magic to power their reign of terror over the native inhabitants of Alta California, and no one but Lady Zorro stands in their way…”
New takes on classical characters are always a welcome sight in the realm of comics. Now we see Zorro in a new fashion ready to take on a Spanish military cabal threatening to put Alta California under a reign of darkness and terror!
Deep Blue #1
Writer(s): Bragi Schut
Artist(s): John Upchurch
Cover Artist(s): John Upchurch
Publisher: Mythos Comics
Synopsis: “Dobbs is the lone human survivor of an artificial intelligence apocalypse. Tortured and interrogated by “mechs” who believe he is their creator, his only desire is to be freed from his torment… until he makes a shocking discovery that changes everything.”
It’s not the first ever sign of seeing mankind overrun by artificial intelligence, but it is definitely a first when the very things that took over the world are focused upon the protagonist. In their infinite wisdom they are convinced that this man, Dobbs, is their creator and thus have taken to torturing him day in and day out. Naturally then his only wish is to be free of this nightmarish torment until a development comes around that makes him rethink said wish. My hunch is it has something to do with the female that is on the cover. But read on friends, and let’s see what Dobbs’ fate will be!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Re-imagined masked avengers as well as tormented apocalyptic survivors! These stories and others are available at the click of a button on your keyboard or at the push of a screen on your tablets or phones. Still, despite the current circumstances as they are I will implore you to continue finding ways to support your local comic shop, for it is our business they need the most. Until then, be sure to enjoy these stories and so many more. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…be safe…and GGG!