Hello to all you wonderful Grand Geeks and Gatherers out there! I hope you’re able to brave the heat as much as I am. Its sweltering and muggy and honestly it feels altogether miserable. But still, despite all that I firmly love the summer days and wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. So as far as enjoying the summertime blues like I am, my best suggestion is grab some good indie comics, sit by the pool, and enjoy yourself! Shall we?!

We Don’t Kill Spiders #1 (of 3)
Writer(s): Joseph Schmalke
Artist(s): Joseph Schmalke
Cover Artist(s): Joseph Schmalke
Publisher: Scout Comics – Black Caravan Imprint

Synopsis: “In the early Viking Age, a faithless Norseman detective is summoned to a Scandinavian hamlet where a series of murders have occurred. Discovering the dark and bloody history of the village he investigates the local outcast, a necromantic witch who brings his atheistic values into question…”


A detective story blended into a bit of Viking history. So basically this is “What if Dick Tracy were a Viking” to me, and its immensely intriguing! Seems that this Northlander is called to investigate some grisly murders and finds his very faith being called into question when the one he’s teaming up with can help him find this killer.

Available digitally at https://www.scoutcomics.com and https://www.comixology.com/. Hard copy available at your LCS!

Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation #1
Writer(s): Anne Toole, Ben McCaw
Artist(s): Elmer Damaso
Cover Artist(s): Peach Momoko, Harvey Tolibao, Ann Maulina, Adrian Wilkins
Publisher: Titan Comics

Synopsis: “TITAN’S SMASH-HIT COMIC SERIES IS BACK FOR A SECOND ARC! Critically acclaimed original creative team return for a new chapter in the story of Aloy and Erend! Fending off deadly machines, the pair hunt down the killer of a member of the Oseram tribe! Over 80,000 copies sold on #1 – 11th bestselling comic of August 2020!…”


The success of the first arc is met by a new one in the critically acclaimed series based off of the great video game! Now it seems Aloy and Erend are in a series of adventures taking care of killing machines and hunting down a bloodthirsty member of the Oseram tribe.

Available digitally at https://titan-comics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/. Hard copy available at your LCS!

And there we have it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Heroic adventures of video game icons combined with Norse detectives solving mysteries. These gems and so many others are available at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. But since I know you enjoy supporting local businesses, I trust you will had down to your local comic shops this Wednesday to pick up the hardcopy issues themselves! Read on and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!