Greetings, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Today is the symbolic ending to the holidays with today being the twelfth day of Christmas. As sad as I am to see it go, I’m also glad that I survived it again to see another year. Now the days are spent bundled up, enjoying hot drinks and reading a good book while relaxing. But enough about me. Let’s see what sweet suggestions I got for you this week!
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor, Year Two #1
Writer(s): Jody Houser
Artist(s): Roberta Ingranata
Cover Artist(s): Paulina Ganucheau, Will Brooks, Rachael Smith, Alice X Zhang, Sarah Graley
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and Witchblade artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the 13th Doctor comic series. An epic adventure spinning off the new season starting in the new year, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. With her pals, Ryan, Yaz and Graham, the Doctor encounters a familiar foe, and it’ll take a familiar face to stop them!”
Allon-sy! What an amazing time to be a fan of Doctor Who right now! With the new series in place on television, Jody Houser (Stranger Things: SIX, Star Wars: Age of Republic – Villains), and Roberta Ingranata (Witchblade, Robyn Hood) bring to you a new story setting the Thirteenth Doctor against an all too familiar adversary with her companions in the mix. But in order to combat said adversary, the assistance of an old ally will be needed. Just who will this old ally be, though? Well, one has only to look at the cover or read the first word used in this description to see who that is!
Tank Girl: Full Color Classics, 1993-4 #1
Writer(s): Alan Martin
Artist(s): Jamie Hewlett
Cover Artist(s): Jamie Hewlett
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “Tank Girl creators Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett (of Gorillaz fame) present the next batch of original stories from the eponymous character’s heyday. Now readers can enjoy these CLASSIC STORIES IN GLORIOUS FULL COLOR, whether experiencing them again or for the first time!”
Tank Girl is a timeless classic for any lover of punk or counter culture themes, not to mention its enduring popularity with regard to indie label comics. Created by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett more than thirty years ago, Tank Girl has stood the test of time with regard to its story and enduring symbolism regarding the titular character. Now, with these stories being collected for you, the stories are not only available for new generations of readers but now are available in full color rendering! Quite an amazing thing for all of us fans of the series!
And thee we have it for the week, folks! Classic heroes and anti-heroes that continue to find relevance even in our own day and time. The Doctor in his/her Thirteenth Incarnation saving the universe along with Tank Girl still fighting the good fight against evil corporate entities in a post-apocalyptic world. These gems and others are available to you at the mere click of a button or touch of a screen, but I will encourage you to show your love for your local comic store and head down there this Wednesday to 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!