Happy tidings, Gatherers and Grand Geeks one and all! I hope everyone isn’t too down with this heat. As I write this I’m barely holding my own in midst of all this extreme humidity. But the gears of geekdom do not rest, and thus I must trudge on as do we all. Perhaps after a nice dip in the pool I shall get on to some much needed reading. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!


Aggretsuko: Out to Lunch #1
Writer(s): Josh Trujillo
Artist(s): Abigail Starling
Cover Artist(s): Andrew Dalhouse
Publisher: Oni Press

Synopsis: “When Aggretsuko and her coworkers go on a company retreat to Tokyo Video Joy Place, a theme park run by an American movie studio, Aggretsuko is overwhelmed by repeated messages to follow her dreams. But what are Aggretsuko’s dreams? And how can she make them a reality?

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It seems that Retsuko runs into shenanigans at her work again. Everyone’s favorite spunky yet entirely adorable red panda and her coworkers are at a company retreat at an amusement park run by an American movie studio. A seemingly innocent getaway, right? Well, not so much considering that Retsuko is bombarded by subliminal messaging while there, with messages encouraging her to follow her dreams pervading her conscience. What could this mean for her future with her company? And does Retsuko even HAVE dreams of her own?!

Available at https://onipress.com/ and your LCS!

Rick and Morty: Crisis on C-137 #1
Writer(s): Stephanie Phillips
Artist(s): Ryan Lee
Cover Artist(s): Ryan Lee, Angela Trizzino
Publisher: Oni Press

Synopsis: “THE EPIC CONCLUSION IS HERE! Dr. Infinity has the upper hand as Rick and his ragtag band of rebels take on the most fearsome weapon in the universe, with the freedom of all the cosmos at stake. With the Vindicators gone, it’s up to Rick, Morty, and Noob Noob to defend the galaxy against a threat from beyond time!

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It seems that its all come to a head with this ‘threat beyond time.’ As of late Dr. Infinity has been two steps ahead of Rick Sanchez and his rebellious followers. But now it seems that a final confrontation is on the horizon, as Infinity wields a most powerful weapon whereby he hopes to bring low all of reality itself. With no Vindicators around to help, its up Rick, Morty and lastly, though not in the least, Noob Noob to defend the galaxy against Infinity and his diabolical plans. But considering their track record, I don’t see much good coming out of this final confrontation. Just sayin’.

Available at https://onipress.com/ and your LCS!


And there we have it for the week, Grand Geeks and Gatherers. Oni Press crushes it with stories of everyone’s dynamic duo of wubba lubba dub dub combined with the cutest red panda character of all time. These indie gems are available at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. And since many of you love supporting local business, I will encourage you to hit up your comic shops this week in order to obtain the hard copy 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!