Good day to all you Gatherers and Grand Geeks in the eternal world of geekdom out there! I trust everyone had a great weekend. I myself had an extremely relaxing one and am following up today with some light reading and tabletop game planning for an upcoming session. But along with all of that nerdy goodness, let’s just see what I can suggest to you in reading this week!
Bad Reception #1
Writer(s): Juan Doe
Artist(s): Juan Doe
Cover Artist(s): Juan Doe, Paul Azaceta
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Synopsis: “It’s the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaughtered by a serial killer who brands his victims with a hashtag. BAD RECEPTION is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society’s obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity. Written and drawn by AfterShock’s very own Juan Doe (DARK ARK, AMERICAN MON-STER, WORLD READER)!”
You know a new title is effective when an under the surface topic is being perused within the parameters of this story. Sure, the basics may be that a serial killer is hunting down all attendants of a wedding but in reality it’s a story that forces us to consider just how reliant we as a species have become on the advent of wireless technology. Thought provoking!
Psycho List #1
Writer(s): Kevin Grevioux
Artist(s): Jonathan Lau
Cover Artist(s): Jonathan Lau
Publisher: BlackBox Comics
Synopsis: “After a former FBI agent becomes a therapist, he has a hard time staying out of his patients lives, taking on their problems as his own. FBI calls him back in for a special case that requires his unique skill-set.”
Some of those in law enforcement never seem to be able to shake the job even when they have left their former employer and go into another line of work. So for a former FBI operative working in the Behavioral Science Unit, it seems that his former line of work pesters him once more in his current position as a therapist. Well, one could only wonder how that would even be the case but apparently this former fed likes to involve himself in his patients’ problems to an extent that is probably not the healthiest outlet for him to be pursuing. Unfortunately it takes notice of his former employer and before long he’s back in with the feds to handle a special case that requires his expertise.
And there we wrap up the week for new Picks, folks! Tales of former feds pressured back into service combined with macabre stories of weddings botched by serial killers. These frightful tales and so many more await you at the mere click of a button on your phone screens, tablets or even your keyboard. But they are also available in hard copy format at your local comic stores as well, so please give them consideration as well and show your support for local business. Enjoy these stories and read them along with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!