Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Hopefully all is well for you as we draw closer to our wintry holiday celebrations. Along the way, we no doubt are enjoying some caroling and music, shopping for all of our loved ones and still trying to stay warm along the way. I’m doing all of these and more. And by more I mean enjoying my favorite indie books over a cup of hot cocoa or icy cold egg nog. So let’s see what looks good this week, readers!
Oggy and the Cockroaches: Oggy New Year #1
Writer(s): S. A. Check, Dean Rankine
Artist(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Shannon Gallant, Dean Rankine
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “Are you tired of 2020? We sure are! Oggy and all his zany pals are helping us say “sayonara!” to a historically bad year with the Oggy & the Cockroaches “Oggy New Year” comic! SA Check delivers a new year’s debacle with “Writers Blockheads” and illustrator and author Dean Rankine serves up “I Dread of Genie!” Plus a whole bunch of silliness for fan to dig into. Put 2020 in the rearview mirror with these awesome, oggtastic antics!…”
Anyone else tired of 2020 out there? I sure hope so! And if you are, then this New Year’s special may just be for you! Read on as Oggy and friends reign in 2021 for us!
Night Hunters #1 (of 4)
Writer(s): Dave Baker
Artist(s): Alexis Ziritt
Cover Artist(s): Alexis Ziritt
Publisher: Floating World Comics
Synopsis: “If you want to live in Gran Caracas you have two options: become a cop or die. Night Hunters by Alexis Ziritt (Space Riders) and Dave Baker (F*** Off Squad) tells the tale of two brothers who have to navigate the futuristic cyberpunk world of Venezuela 100 years in the future.”
Already I see something entirely refreshing and original in this title, and that is the advent of cyberpunk in the midst of a Latin American nation nearly a century into the future. Apparently in this world, one has only two options of either dying or becoming a cop. Read on as two brothers in Gran Caracas must find their way in this bleak reality
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of cyberpunk realities in futuristic Latin American countries combined with Oggy and pals wanting to get a head start on the New Year! These tales and 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 remember, in these times its always good to show love to local business and head down to your comic shops this Wednesday to pick up the hardcopy 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!