Hail Gatherers and Grand Geeks! I hope all is well with you and that you are coping as well as you may with what is going on in the world at the moment. Its in turbulent moments like these that I find solace in my fandoms.  For my escape today, I shall turn to indie books to satisfy my cravings. But before I do that, let me make some suggestions for you to look into!

The Cimmerian: Red Nails #1
Writer(s): Regis Hautiere
Artist(s): Olivier Vatine, Didier Cassegrain
Cover Artist(s): Didier Cassegrain, Steve Morris, Viktor Kalvachev, Fritz Casas
Publisher: Ablaze Publishing

Synopsis: “Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest. Here he pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria. After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted… but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.”

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Conan as he should be…violent, unrestrained and libidinous! That’s what you’ll get with this new series finding our favorite barbarian thriving as a mercenary in Darfar region. A must for all fans of the Cimmerian and more!

Available in digital format and for preorder at https://ablazepublishing.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.

Rick and Morty Go to Hell #1
Writer(s): Ryan Ferrier
Artist(s): Constanza Oroza
Cover Artist(s): Constanza Oroza, Brian Smith
Publisher: Oni Press

Synopsis: “Well, it finally happened. Rick and Morty are in Hell, and we don’t mean the DMV. It’s fire, brimstone, and torture for all eternity. Typical Rick, he sees a way out of this mess and drags Morty with him on a horrific adventure to speak to…the manager.”

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It was bound to happen one way or another. One has only to really see the show to understand that this was a one way road for this fabulously dysfunctional duo. At any rate, Rick and Morty have now gone to Hell and it seems that it was all over the former’s wish to pull a total Karen maneuver. They are now in midst of the demonic depths and must claw their way through all sorts of evilness that dots the terrain. Honestly though with Rick wanting to speak to the manager of the Underworld, one has but to wonder just what the HELL (see what I did there?) he wants to inquire about??

Available in digital format and for preorder at https://onipress.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.

And there we have it for the week, folks! Sanchez & Son heading to Hell along with Conan returning to his classically barbarous rage and libidinous routes! These stories and so many others are available at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…stay safe…and GGG!