Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Its quite the heatwave here and even as I write this I find myself needing to keep cool. So as soon as I can I’m going to make a beeline straight for the pool and get refreshed. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
Heroes Union: The Cosmic Crusade #1
Writer(s): Roger Stern
Artist(s): Sal Buscema
Cover Artist(s): Ron Frenz
Publisher: Binge Books
Synopsis: “Naucrate the Auteur Cosmic – half the universe celebrates her genius, the other half cowers before her world-shattering power. And the only ones who can stop her are Earth’s foremost super-group…The Heroes Union! Legendary creators Roger Stern (The Avengers), Ron Frenz (Thor) and Sal Buscema (Captain America)…”
Ain’t no school like they old school, as the saying goes. In this title you get that and more with a story that seems right out of comics’ Silver Age, with some of the business’s greatest luminaries at the helm! Join the Heroes Union as they join up to foil the machinations of Naucrate the Auteur Cosmic!
Junior High Horrors: Return of the Walking Flu #1
Writer(s): Rob Potchak
Artist(s): Eric Kent
Cover Artist(s): Eric Kent, Sean Beck, Bryan Silverbax
Publisher: Keenspot Entertainment
Synopsis: “The dyslexia-friendly all-ages horror parody returns with a new tale of The Walking Flu! When Mikey gets the flu, the world turns upside down, and new Deputy Andrew Grimes and his son Coral have to help the inhabitants of Gatlin figure out their “new normal” in this obvious parody of The Walking Dead (and real life). Also, the second part of the “Chuckles Play” backup story, featuring Frederick and his new nemesis, Chuckles!”
An amazing spoof and parody of the Walking Dead combined with real world events is what you get in this splendid package. And honestly, this book is for you if you understand the “Coral” reference at all. Cheers readers, and enjoy!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Parodies of zombie/flu contagions combined with original one-shots signifying Silver Age greatness in these two books. These gems and more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. But since I know you all enjoy supporting local businesses it goes without saying that I trust you’ll head down to your comic shops this Wednesday to pick up the hardcopy 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!