Hello Gatherers and Grand Geeks aplenty! I hope everyone is safe and continuing to enjoy life as things have become. A sudden heat surge has come to my neck of the woods so it definitely is giving me the opportunity to enjoy my fandoms outside for a change…preferably under the shade of a tree of course! Let’s see what’s available this week for you guys and gals!
Psychodrama Illustrated #1
Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artist(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Cover Artist(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Synopsis: “Intended for mature audiences – A new Love and Rockets spin-off featuring Fritz and her extended family in a series of stories about Fritz’s film career that bend Fritz’s reality. In this issue, Fritz bumps into an old acquaintance of her sister Luba’s. The fellow sees great similarities in the sisters, and chemistry between he and Fritz does what it does…”
Any fan of the Love and Rockets books by the Hernandez brothers are going to get a kick out of a story like this, and simply because it is a spin-off. Fritz makes the story interesting regardless! In this story, we find Fritz along with her family in a series of tales centered around her film career that kinda does a number on her perception of reality. Along the way she meets an old friend of her dear sister’s friend and sparks fly immediately between them.”
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2.0 #1 (of 8)
Writer(s): Mike Sizemore
Artist(s): David Kennedy, Pete Kennedy
Cover Artist(s): Tim Bradstreet
Publisher: Storm King Productions
Synopsis: “More than 20 years after the Benson Station disaster, an unauthorized rescue mission brings the survivors together again. Now some 5,500 light years from home, a familiar evil is rising… with a score to settle. Writer Mike Sizemore (Vortex, Tales for A Halloweenight) and the art team of brothers Dave Kennedy and Pete Kennedy, return to bring you Vortex 2.0 #1 (of 8), the seventh story in John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series, Tales of Science Fiction!”
Another John Carpenter anthology?! Color me interested! It seems twenty years have passed since the Benson Station disaster, and new rescue mission is underway bringing the survivors together…far from home mind you! It seems that an all-too familiar evil is coming back and no doubt said survivors are going to have to deal with the situation. Question that remains for us loyal readers is just whether these survivors actually succeed this time…or not!
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey #0
Writer(s): D. J. Milky
Artist(s): Kei Ishiyama
Cover Artist(s): Kiyoshi Arai
Publisher: Tokyo Pop
Synopsis: “When Jack Skellington’s faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get help from the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays? Explore the magical realms of Halloween Town and Christmas Town through the eyes of Zero as he tries to find his way home in an unfamiliar world.”
What an endearing story we have of Zero somehow becoming lost and having to find his way back to his bone-tingling yet entirely beloved owner! It seems Zero’s lost in Christmas town while Halloween Town’s nearly underway for All Hallow’s Eve. But Halloween just can’t go on without Zero, so while Jack is mounting a search for his ghost pup, we view Zero’s journey home through his eyes. Hopefully he gets back in time so that both holidays come on time this year!
And there we have it for the week, folks! A grand total of a Love & Rockets spinoff coupled with another anthology of John Carpenter’s along with a curious spin-off tale of a Disney classic! These stories and so many more await you at a mere click of a button on your keyboard or at the touch of a screen on your phones or tablets. Find them on pre-order or even just get them digitally online! And while doing so please do so through patronage to your local comic shop, for they deserve our support in these tough times. Read these stories along with so many more and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, stay safe…and GGG!