Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hope all is going well in your world. Down here in the kingdom of Southern California it seems to be heating up again. All that cloud cover I was getting used to in the mornings seems to be fading away earlier and earlier. I think the real blaze is upon us. So I’m going to be sure to stay in doors when I can and soak up the AC rather than all of that radiance. Well, I may chance to take on some of it by the pool, but not without some good indie reading material. And speaking of that, let’s get onto the Picks!


Rick and Morty Presents: Birdperson #1
Writer(s): Alex Firer
Artist(s): Fred Stressing
Cover Artist(s): Fred Stressing, Angela Trizzino
Publisher: Oni Press

Synopsis: “In “Birdperson’s Rite of Passage,” see Birdperson’s growth from Birdteen to Birdadult…and a friend to Rick Sanchez, but only after they go through an incredible adventure unites them…forever?!

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We see the rise of a new beloved character within the realm of the universe that Rick Sanchez inhabits…the rise of Birdperson! Read on as this character ascends from adolescence to adulthood. On top of that, he seems to be a good friend to Rick and invariably becomes united with him through some great adventure that they experience together. One can only wonder at what kind of adventure it was!

Available in digital format and for preorder at https://onipress.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.

Horizon: Zero Dawn #1
Writer(s): Anne Toole
Artist(s): Ann Maulina
Cover Artist(s): Artgerm, Loish, Ann Maulina, Peach Momoko
Publisher: Titan Comics

Synopsis: “A brand-new comic series based on the award-winning game by Guerrilla. Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth. Co-created by one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn game Anne Toole…”

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A sequel to the game written by none other than one of its very writers! In this setting, nature is in control of the planet now and humanity fights for survival with Aloy and Talanah at the forefront of the narrative!

Available in digital format and for preorder at https://titan-comics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.


And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of the rise of a birdperson combined with new adventures of Aloy and Talanah in a world reclaimed by nature’s reach. These stories and many more indie tales await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or at the touch of a button on your tablets and/or phones. And even though we are still in midst of a pandemic, please be sure to show your support for your local comic shop, many of which offer curbside pickup for those that want the hard copy issues! Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!