Wintry tidings to all you happy Grand Geeks and Gatherers among this cold and snowy realm! Hopefully all is well with you and you are finding your own ways to stay warm as we get that much closer to Christmas. I am enjoying a cup of cocoa currently while pondering just what I want for this festive holiday season. But let’s see what I can treat all of you to in the world that is the indie comics reading world and give you all a gift that truly keeps on giving!
Scary Christmas #1
Writer(s): Mike Wolfer, Natalie Jane
Cover Artist(s): Mike Wolfer
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “The most wonderful time of the year will resound with shrieks of fright, and those shrieks will be YOURS! The pages of Scary Christmas are chock-full of fear, as we explore traditional, international yuletide tales of murder, mayhem, and monsters! From the Alpines comes Frau Perchta, with a penchant for disembowelment. From France, meet Hans Trapp, the cannibal disguised as a scarecrow. And from Iceland, welcome J lakötturinn, the “yule cat” that will devour you whole. Fans of classic EC Comics horror will love Scary Christmas, which delivers three dark tales of terror with twist endings, illustrated by three different, international artists, and all designed to give your chills the chills…”
Anyone who is a fan of the horror images and stories of old EC Comics will instantly fall in love with this series combining the joy of the yuletide season within a macabre framework! A wonderful compilation that appeals to the lover of both the Christmas Season as well as horror elements within all of us. A must read.
Archie Christmas Spectacular #1
Cover Artist(s): Harry Lucey
Publisher: Archie Comic Publications
Synopsis: “Get ready for yuletide fun and holiday cheer in this special collection of Christmas tales!”
And once again we come to the glory that is Riverdale when seasons greetings comes once again! With various writers and writers making up the rank and file of this book, Archie”s 2019 Christmas Spectacular proves to be a work that is both entertaining as well as a labor of love on behalf of a very festive creator community. And that cover featuring Harry Lucey’s artwork is beyond amazing, with good ole Archie stuck between those two fabulous beauties that continued to feud over him. Just what shall be expected though within this holiday tale? A meaning to Christmas? The reason for the season? Archie and the others needing to help Santa in one form or another? Well, whether its these potential storylines or so many others, you can definitely agree that you will be getting all back for your buck with another great Christmas tale from Riverdale!
What a better way to bring in the impending yuletide with some great indie comics featuring Christmas horrors along with Archie’s shenanigans! These stories and so many other independent comics await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. But being the conscious supporters of local business that I trust you are, I’m sure you’ll head down to your comic store this Wednesday to pick up the hard copy issues themselves. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!