Happy cold December, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! We are two days away from the commencement of the Winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and a scant six days away from Christmas and Kwanzaa! With the celebration round the corner, I am sure most of you have nothing but partying and merrymaking on your minds. But for those that still crave their indie reading needs all year long, let’s see what I will suggest to you.
Tank Girl: Action Alley #1
Writer(s): Alan Martin
Artist(s): Brett Parson
Cover Artist(s): Brett Parson, Greg Staples
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “TANK GIRL’S FIRST ONGOING IN 30 YEARS! Original creator ALAN MARTIN and fan-favorite artist BRETT PARSON bring Tank Girl into a whole new era! THE TANK GIRL UNIVERSE BEGINS HERE! Explore the backstories and secrets behind the world of the post-apocalyptic punk icon! THE ORIGINS OF THE MUTANT KANGAROOS and Booga himself, revealed in this first arc! Summer Holiday meets Damnation Alley!”
One of the most popular icons in post-apocalyptic indie literature given her first monthly in well over a generation. This is the stuff dreams are made of, people! Tank Girl is back and badder than ever, with one of her creators at the helm to create her new adventures. Perfect for the hardcore Tank Girl fans and for those first coming onto the scene. And considering it’s just in time for the holidays I do deem this book to be the perfect gift!
Writer(s): Vita Ayala
Artist(s): Raul Allen, Patricia Martin
Cover Artist(s): Adam Pollina, Harvey Tolibao, Paulina Ganucheau
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Synopsis: “ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE! Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?”
Finally Livewire is front and center of her own ongoing! In the aftermath of bringing a national blackout to the United States with her energy powered psionic abilities, she now must survive in a world that would see her hunted and slain. Allies now are her enemies. Can she continue to be a hero…or fall into the role of the villain now?
And there we have it for the week before the holidays, my fellow indie readers! Strong female characters set in post-apocalyptic type settings that are bound to walk the fine line between good and evil. These gems and more are what await you at the mere click of a button on your tablet, keyboard or phone. But I will ask that you make the extra effort and head down to your local stores this Wednesday and pick up 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!