Hail, Gatherers! I know, a little tardy in getting this out, but what did Cheech Marin say in the second Ghostbusters movie? Better late than never, right? Of course, he was talking about a phantom Titanic coming into New York Harbor and… Yeah, I’m kinda getting off track.

We’re at the end of August, dear folks! So, without further hesitation, lets get you your picks of the week so you can know what to look out for on your local shelves!

My first pick will go to “How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less”, a graphic novel written and drawn by Sarah Glidden. Now, the novel approach given to this particular story is that Glidden also happens to be the protagonist, a liberal-minded tween hailing from a progressive Jewish-American household. She is troubled with wanting to learn more about the geopolitical arena that Israel plays on the world scene. A definite must for those who want to see a popular cultural perspective pertaining to a real world scenario that concerns many of us yet still contains all of the great artistic fun that the graphic novel genre provides. Available from your local comic shop or https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/ and published by Vertigo.

“Sarah Glidden is a progressive Jewish American twenty-something who is both vocal and critical of Israeli politics in the Holy Land. When a debate with her mother prods her to sign up for a Birthright Israel tour, she expects to find objective facts to support her strong opinions. With straightforward sincerity, lovingly observed anecdotes, and a generous dose of self-deprecating humor, Glidden’s perspective is distinctive yet accessible. Over the course of this touching memoir, Glidden comes to terms with the idea that there are no easy answers to the world’s problems, and that is okay.”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld 

Available in digital format from https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/ and in print from your LCS! 


My last pick for August shall go to Army of Darkness: Ash for President #1, written by Elliot Serrano and drawn by Diego Galindo. Quite simply put, when Ash Williams find himself in a quest to try and stop the Great Darkness, he winds up in, of all things, the political arena. Ash and politics seem to go hand in hand, right? Well, knowing how Ash’s track record is with evil in the past, one cannot help but be intrigued by the possibilities! Available from your LCS or http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/ and published by Dynamite.

“He’s faced off against demons in Hell. He’s battled the dead in the future. He’s even combated the armies of darkness in space. But Ash Williams has never gone up against evil in an arena like this: the political arena! From the writer who brought you ‘Hail to the Queen, Baby’ and ‘Ash Saves Obama’ comes the off-beat adventure that answers the question: ‘What if Ash Williams ran for President of the United States?’ When the Necronomicon Ex Mortis gives him a cryptic message, Ash Williams enlists the help of a beautiful psychic to help him track down the agent of the ‘Great Darkness’, an evil so great that it threatens both humankind and the demon realm. But what happens when the search for truth takes Ash on a trail that he never expected… the campaign trail?”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld

Available in digital format from http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/ and https://www.comixology.com/ and in print from your LCS!


And there we have it for the month of August, Gatherers! It sure has seemed like a long month, has it not? And definitely not just because you all had five Wednesdays worth of picks to choose from this time! But whether its a short month or a long one, the picks are what help you find what you seek when your indie comic needs are feeling a little short! Get to searching these fine gems and spread the word, people! And remember, most of all… GGG!