Lo, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! It has finally managed to cool off a tad bit here in otherwise balmy Southern California. As I write this it seems we have nice overcast days with only a slight hint of humidity in the air offset by a decent airflow and…wait, what am I doing? Oh, that’s right. I’m not here to give weather commentary. I must still be on my high yesterday of directing a story, because yours truly became a newly minted D&D Dungeon Master! Alas, I shall not bore you with details but give you all those sweet suggestions to satisfy your indie reading needs.
Hillbilly: Red-Eyed Witchery From Beyond #1 (of 4)
Writer(s): Eric Powell
Artist(s): Simone Di Meo
Cover Artist(s): Eric Powell
Publisher: Albatross Funnybooks
Synopsis: “The next chapter in the adventures of Rondel the wanderer! A terror from the sky plagues the hills and the wielder of the Devil’s Cleaver may be the only one who can stop it.”
Finally! Another tale involving the shenanigans and wanderings of Rondel! Anyone who is a fan of horror in their comics will absolutely love this story, on top of the fans that are already going to enjoy the work regardless. In a four part miniseries it seems that Rondell faces a new adversary hailing from the skies raining hell on the ground below. So naturally he might be the only one capable of being able to stop this new risky adventure. Will he be able to stem this demonic tide or will it be the end of his road? Read on friends…for you’ll surely find out in the scope of four issues what awaits Rondell!
La Muerta: Retribution #1 (of 2)
Writer(s): Mike MacLean
Artist(s): Joel Gomez
Cover Artist(s): Matt Merhoff, Alfred Trujillo, Mike Krome, Sorah Suhng
Publisher: Coffin Comics
Synopsis: “New Story! New Format! Once more, Santa Muerte, the saint of death, calls upon Maria Diaz to be an instrument of vengeance. And again Maria heeds the call, donning the guise of La Muerta. Seeking justice for a murdered child, La Muerta narrowly escapes death at the hands of a supernatural evil-the legendary La Llorona. But La Muerta’s victory is short-lived. Her defiance has enraged a ruthless, criminal mastermind known as Brujo. Practicing the darkest of magic, Brujo will stop at nothing to accomplish his nefarious plans…”
It would seem that La Muerta may have bit off more than she could possibly chew in this new two part miniseries. La Llorona. Brujo. Enemies that cannot be killed. How can she stand up to such darkness? Then again, she is Santa Muerte’s death machine, and all of us faithful readers know she’ll find a way to even the odds.
August is at an end, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hopefully with that some of that heat wave that dreadfully swept through here is gone, and the promise of cooler times ahead are upon us. But in the comics world you are regaled with tales of supernatural or masked avengers fighting monstrosities of the beyond. These kind of tales and more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or the touch of a screen on your phone or tablet. But being the good supports of local businesses you are you will instead head down to your local comic store 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!