Hello Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hope all is doing well within your magical realms and that you continue to show safe practices while still managing to indulge in your various geekdoms! I find myself indulging in some too this very pleasant overcast day but, before I do that, let’s see what I can recommend you that inhabits the indie reading world!

Archie Showcase Digest Presents: Archie #1
Writer(s): Various
Artist(s): Various
Cover Artist(s): Dan DeCarlo
Publisher: Archie Comics

Synopsis: “As we gear up for Archie Comics’ 80th Anniversary, we’re celebrating early with this new special digest! The Archie Showcase digest series will place the spotlight on Archie Comics’ hottest characters-starting with the man himself, Archie Andrews! This digest collects the most memorable stories, including some special cameos, fun and games and more!

Fresh Comics

It’s strange to think that Archie is damn near eighty years old this year! He’s looking fairly youthful for such an illustrious and long career in comics! A perfect compilation of some of Archie’s most memorable moments for all fans alike!

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

2000 A.D. April 2020 U.S. Pack #1
Writer(s): Various
Artist(s): Various
Cover Artist(s): N/A
Publisher: Rebellion/2000AD

Synopsis: “Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! A super-intelligent ape runs rings around future cop Judge Dredd in “The Law According to Chimpsky”; Skip Tracer must stop a global disaster in the finale to “Nimrod” ; Aquila heads into the fiery underworld on the path to retrieving his soul “The Burning Fields”; and the Survival Geeks are back for their final adventure as they battle parallel-dimension versions of themselves…”

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Multistory compilations are always a great thing to enjoy, and 2000 AD provides such an item for its April 2020 US pack! Enjoy stories centering around Dredd, Skip Tracer, Aquila and other luminaries of the Rebellion-verse!

Available in digital format and preorder at https://2000ad.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.

And there we have it for the week, folks! A couple of compilation selections centering around the apocalyptic world of 2000 AD’s universe as well as issues celebrating a classic golden age character’s 80th birthday! These stories and so many others are available at the click of a button or a touch of a screen. Read them and share with your friends. Have a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…stay safe, and GGG!