Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hopefully all is well in your neck of the woods while it gets to be a bit more warm and temperate in my realm out here. No matter to me of course since that just gives me ample opportunity to spend more time outside and catch up on reading material. Alas, let’s have you follow my good example as I suggest some good indie books for you to check out!
Writer(s): Jeremy Massie
Artist(s): Jeremy Massie
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Massie
Publisher: It’s Alive! Press
Synopsis: “Set in the 1990s among the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, Holler follows the misadventures of four young friends who form a garage band, while navigating the ups and downs of teenage existence. Featured stories this issue include: “The Nirvana Shirt”, where the fate of a favorite t-shirt is on the line…”
Music and comics tends to be just an amazingly unbeatable combination, and Jeremy Massie brings both to you in this first issue detailing the adventures of four adolescents trying to make it big as a band. Get your grunge on in this issue!
World Wide Warriors #1
Writer(s): Dave Ryan
Artist(s): Tony Brandao, Nilda Santiago
Cover Artist(s): Allan Goldman
Publisher: Red Anvil Comics
Synopsis: “After Kento Kamakiri, owner of a cutting edge technology company, loses his family in a battle between super beings, he vows revenge and dons a facade of a hero called Mantis. In order for him to exact revenge, he manipulates and gathers a team of heroes together. There are no lengths Kento will not go to settle his score and although his goals may remain unwavering, the journey and personal relationships that develop along the way may lead to his salvation.”
The look and feel of this particular comic takes me back to how superhero books were back in the 90s. The nostalgia is great! But on top of that we have a compelling story of a tech company owner’s family being killed in midst of a fight between superhuman beings and vowing revenge by becoming a heroic avenger to right such wrongs.
And there we have it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Tales of adolescent start up bands combined with a tycoon’s aspirations of exacting vengeance on superhumans. These tales and so many more 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. But also, lets not forget that many local shops are offering curbside pickup now so please continue to show your love for your comic store in these troubled times. Be sure to share these stories with your friends as well. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…stay safe, and GGG!