Happy coldness to you all, Gatherers and Grand Geeks!  As I write this I am literally frozen as an ice cube with no hope of warmth coming my way.  And if you believe that, I have a whole lot else to say to you. All joking aside, it is quite cold and even with my oil radiator at full blast I still feel a chill coming on. So naturally I see hot coffee and soup in my immediate future.  But before I attend to that, tune in to what I shall recommend to you this fine week.

Rock & Roll Biographies: Tool #1
Writer(s): Michael Aushenker
Artist(s): Rolo Ledesma
Cover Artist(s): Rolo Ledesma
Publisher: ACME Ink

Synopsis: “Discover one of music’s most twisted bands formed – Tool. Four opposites that came together to form a new genre of visionary music. Dominating the 90’s with a distinct sound and vocal style, Tool would soon have troubles and challenges to face like never before.”


Ah to go back to the days of the early nineties when Tool came on the scene and offered up their initial heavy metal sound that progressed into a far more psychedelic/art sound. I was barely a teenager at the time and unaware of the band’s name myself but remember listening fondly to many of their songs back in the day.  It’s truly endearing to see a comic devoted to their development of their sound and the band’s challenges they would face in the 1990’s. Sit back and enjoy the biographical tale of this band without all the censorship the group faced in its relationship to the music industry.

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

The Null Faeries #1
Writer(s): Chad Cicconi
Artist(s): Chad Cicconi, Eddy Swan, Adam Wollett
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi, Sorah Suhng
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment – Danger Zone

Synopsis: “Ionantha Hesperis was the greatest of all the Queen’s Harvester Faeries when she was felled by a cursed Fey blade and stripped of her magic powers. Forgotten, but bitterly refusing to die, she learned to exist on cunning, an aging mortal within an immortal society fueled by magic she could no longer taste. But when the queen’s pixie dust shipment is hijacked, putting the entire magical economy at risk, Ionantha is summoned into service once more and tasked by a vengeful Queen with solving the case of the century.”


Fantasy and faerie tales make the world go round in the realm of indie comics. Delve into this tale of a faerie doomed to be stripped of her powers but refusing to just pass on as a mortal.  Of course, with her life now akin to that of a rogue, said faerie’s skills are needed in order to solve a case of stolen royal pixie dust.

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

Indie comics certainly has much to bring you this week! Tales of pixie dust capers combined with biographical stories of post-metal bands.  These tales and more are what await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard, tablet, or phone.  But being the supporters of local business that you are, I trust you will head down this Wednesday to your local stores to purchase the hard copy titles 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!