Good day one and all you beautiful and loving Grand Geeks and Gatherers. It’s cooled down as of recently but even as I say this I know it’s only a token gesture and that the heatwave will arrive once again before we know it. But that never stops the indie reader in any of us now, does it? Of course not. So let’s not hear my complaints that I could bore you with but instead hear what I would suggest for you to read this week. On with the Picks!
Gold Digger: Summer of Fun Special #1 (one-shot)
Cover Artist(s): Various
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Synopsis: “The weather’s heating up, the sun and surf are a’calling, and we figure everyone deserves a break. In fact, we’re giving our hardest-working creator the month off! While Fred gets a few days’ rest, enjoy this bonus round of beach bashes and summer celebrations with the Gold Digger crew, brought to you by fans like you!”
Gold Digger’s impact upon the indie comics world cannot be overstated enough. It is arguably one of Antarctic’s hottest selling titles and is the very epitome of the cheesecake theme that is such a delightful mainstay of the artistic reading world. So with that, let this summer celebration issue be not only an homage to any sports circular’s swimsuit issue, but a celebration more importantly of the impact of the hard work Fred Perry has brought to the indie comics medium and industry in general. Enjoy it, dear friends and join the Gold Digger crew even when the adventure is temporarily traded for two pieces, trunks, hot sun and warm skies!
The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney #1
Writer(s): David Doub
Artist(s): Sarah Elkins, Danielle Alexis St. Pierre
Cover Artist(s): Sarah Elkins, Danielle Alexis St. Pierre
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Synopsis: “London Post columnist Henrietta Tilney finally gets her chance to be a real reporter. Her first assignment: interview Lord Beowulf Harwood, mass murderer. But the the genial (if rather incorrigible) Lord Harwood and his brilliant but near-amoral associate, Dr. Charles Plum, proclaim his innocence. Something tells Miss Tilney that he is right, but finding out the dark secrets behind his framing may be the death of them all!”
Investigative journalism doesn’t often become a factor in the story of an indie comic. Suffice it to say I am pleasantly surprised to find this story as a breath of fresh air to the medium regarding the reporting objectives of Miss Tilney. Of course, when she is pulled into a dark and forbidding world of intrigue regarding Lord Harwood’s innocence, one can’t help but wonder if her foray into this investigation of mass murder might very well lead to her very own!
And there we have it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! We get a bit of swimsuit/cheesecake/feel good summer fun with the Gold Digger series combined with the investigative prowess of an up and coming reporter for the London Post. These tales and more are what await you at the mere click of button on your keyboard or on the screen of your phone or tablet. But being the good consumers you are, you will instead march down to your local store this very Wednesday and buy the hard copies themselves and show your support for their business. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!