Greetings to all you lovely Gatherers and Grand Geeks out there! For once in a good long while it seems we have no major holidays coming up! Valentine’s Day is done with, and Spring is still weeks away. But the indie comics machine never stops for prospective readers like us! So let’s just see what’s available this week, hmm?!


The Adventures of Byron #1
Writer(s): Chris Hamer
Artist(s): Chris Hamer
Cover Artist(s): Chris Hamer
Publisher: Scout Comics

Synopsis: “A special one-shot introducing everyone’s new favorite monsters! What happens when ordinary monsters find themselves in life’s, awkward situations? They call their friends for help. The Adventures of Byron is an all-ages story about just that: friends helping friends, even if the odds are stacked against them! Join Byron, Oswald and Paxton – three monsters with different personalities who all rely on each other no matter what hair-brained idea each may have – in their adventures of surviving boredom, creativity and well, many other things!

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Just what kind of lives do monsters live anyway? Look no further than Chris Hamer’s (Bee Sting) wickedly awesome one shot detailing just what monsters do! Three of them to be exact: Byron, Oswald, and Paxton whom each have a personality unto themselves and thus share a reliance on one another when finding shenanigans or trying to fight daily boredom!

Available in digital format from https://www.scoutcomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/. Hard copy format available at your LCS!

Canopus #1
Writer(s): Dave Chisholm
Artist(s): Dave Chisholm
Cover Artist(s): Dave Chisholm
Publisher: Scout Comics

Synopsis: “Helen wakes up marooned on a lifeless alien planet 300 light years from Earth with no memories beyond a hazy sense of extinction-level urgency to return to Earth. Joined by Arther, her strange robot companion, she explores the planet to find materials necessary to repair her ship. However, circumstances are not as straightforward as they seem. Along the way, Helen’s most painful memories return as monstrous manifestations hell-bent on her destruction. Canopus is Castaway meets Annihilation, with a healthy dose of “Phillip K. Dick” thrown in for good measure!

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Memory loss and space opera combine in the indie comic format to bring you a story pitting an Earthling’s marooning on a distant planet for unexplained reasons. Haphazard recollections compel Helen to start putting the picture together as she searches this alien world for materials to repair her ship for a return home. Unfortunately not is all what it seems in her journey as she attains total recall…see what I did there you Philip K. Dick fans?

Available in digital format from https://www.scoutcomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/. Hard copy format available at your LCS!


There we have it for the week, fellow indie readers! Tales of the daily lives of monsters along with erratic memories of astronauts marooned far from home. These stories and more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or tablet screens. But I figure you’ll go that extra step and head down to your local comic shop and show your support for their business by heading down there this Wednesday to buy the hard copy issues themselves. Read them share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!