Hello from the pits of Hades, Grand Geeks! Er, I mean sunny and balmy Southern California of course. Yeah, a nice ‘sunny and balmy’ environment where the heat is being matched by atrocious levels of humidity. It could be worse after all, it could be Mordor! Alas, I’m pretty sure you all are not here to listen to me prattle on about the weather. Instead, you are here to find out all those sweet selections you can find at either your local comic store or from the convenience of your computer screen! Let’s read on, my friends!
Carson of Venus: Fear on Four Worlds #1
Writer(s): Christopher Mills
Artist(s): Mike Wolfer, Cyrus Mesarcia
Cover Artist(s): Mike Wolfer, Cyrus Mesarcia
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “The fantastic worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs come together in American Mythology’s ERB Shared Universe! Join us in exploring far-off planets, prehistoric worlds, and lost civilizations hidden deep within the Earth. Over 80 years ago, Carson Napier blasted off for Mars but found himself thrown off course and a cast away on Venus. Now in 2018, a group of unlikely explorers from Caspak, “The Land That Time Forgot,” will find the impossible, that life on Venus is a reality! And so is the danger of a planet full of vicious creatures and treacherous villains…”
Edgar Rice Burroughs arguably defined the genre of science fiction as we know it. Now the creative team of Mills, Wolfer and Mesarcia help to combine many of the worlds he created into a grander shared universe. Now we find an Earthling attempting to go off for Mars but instead finds himself in Venus, with adventurers aplenty to speak of!
Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe #1
Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Shawn Gabborin
Artist(s): Daniel Pascual, Bridgit Connell
Cover Artist(s): Ben Templesmith, Tony Moore, Robert Hack, Daniel Pascual
Publisher: Full Moon Features
Synopsis: “Dollman, a diminutive space-cop, is dead-set on destroying the overflowing evil creatures that inhabit his galaxy! First up? The Demonic Toys! It’s a miniature maniac versus a toy box of evil in what could be the beginning of the end for the Full Moon Universe! Grab your popcorn, because the epic destruction begins here! Featuring covers by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Tony Moore (The Walking Dead), Robert Hack (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Daniel Pascual!”
Aside from the amazingly wicked talent the book has for the artistry, this very book just screams to be read. A teensy little galactic police officer ready to go rogue and rid the whole of the universe of the very monstrosities that infest it. I say it’s the success of the MCU as it is now meets the cheesy sci-fi B-movies of the eighties. Enjoy, Gatherers!
And with that, July is at an end, dear Gatherers and Grand Geeks. We go off with a bang with adventurers of ERB and Dollman in their little artistic universes. These stories and more are what await you at the click of a button on your keyboard. But being the good supporters of local businesses that you are, I expect you’ll head down to your local comic stores on Wednesday and get the hard copy editions of these bad boys. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!