Hello to all you adoring Gatherers and Grand Geeks in the cosmos! In the sun-scorched badlands that is Southern California I am trying my best to stay as hydrated as possible and keeping cool at all costs. But before I do so and douse myself in that pool and get some much needed relaxation, let’s see what suggestions I may provide to you to satisfy all those indie comic reading needs of yours!
Writer(s): Neil Gibson, Tasos Anastasiades
Artist(s): Tasos Anastasiades
Cover Artist(s): Tasos Anastasiades
Publisher: T Pub Comics
Synopsis: “The Traveller is a steampunk adventure story set at the turn of the 19th century. Made using cutting-edge 3D modelling combined with traditional hand inking, the story focuses on the greater good and the price we are prepared to pay for it. ”
The greatest strength that lies in this particular new book is the method that went into the artwork. The fact that it used state of the art 3D modelling on top of traditional inking is testimony to the effective originality behind this work. In this tale, follow the adventures of Iosef, a dirt-poor Georgian shepherd who accidentally kills an otherworldly ‘traveller’ and rummages through its gear in such a way that it brings him on a tour of the multiverse itself. Along the way though it’s quite clear that he is doing this only to find happiness. But will he actually succeed? Time will tell only!
Doctor Mirage #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Magdalene Visaggio
Artist(s): Nick Robles
Cover Artist(s): Philip Tan, Roberta Ingranata, Nick Robles, Mj Kim
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Synopsis: “How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal expert Doctor Shan Fong Mirage was born with the ability to see and speak to the dead-an ability that has mysteriously stopped working. Have her powers failed or is something far more sinister at work? Will she figure out her fate and the fate of the one she loves the most? Valiant’s gripping supernatural mystery starts here!”
It seems Doctor Mirage’s ability to see and speak with dead entities is failing her. Or is it really? One can only wonder at Shan Fong Mirage’s plight as she deals with having to face the possibility that she’ll never have use of her powers again. In this first issue of a five issue miniseries we see Valiant once again open up the multiverse to greater supernatural mysteries that prove to be both entertaining as well as compelling!
And there we have it for the blistering month of August, guys and gals! Several weeks of summer solstice continues onward but, with tales of supernatural mystery such as these two books, I’m sure we can weather out the storm of extreme heat and humidity together. These gems and so many others can be found at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or on the screens of your phones or tablets. But being the great supporters of local businesses that I trust you are, I know you will instead take that last measure of devotion and head down to your comic stores this Wednesday and buy the hard copies 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!