Howdy to all you adoring Gatherers and Grand Geeks out there! January is already half way through and it’s freezing cold out here in the south land of California. Why as I write this I am shivering down to the bone while a cold rain pelts just outside my window. All is not lost though, for my heater is on and a fine cup of coffee is in my hand. And comics…comics everywhere that beg to be read. But before I get on to my personal selections, let’s just see what I would recommend to you this week!
Appalachian Apocalypse! #1
Writer(s): Billy Tucci
Artist(s): Ethan Nicolle
Cover Artist(s): Ethan Nicolle
Publisher: Cave Pictures Publishing
Synopsis: “After the ancient staff of Lilith, mother of the damned, reanimates the dead, country boy J.B. and his estranged upper-crust wife Anne must come together to stop the zombie hordes and save the people of Appalachia!”
You all have heard of the phrase “the South shall rise again!” Well, you quite literally get a dosage of such a foretelling in this tale penned and penciled by the dynamic duo of Billy Tucci (Shi), and Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop). It seems that an ancient plaything of Lilith, Adam’s first wife, has the power of necromancy at its disposal and that it has targeted of all places Appalachia, U.S.A.! Now honestly, in a day and age in which we have been weaned on the exploits of Daryl Dixon and the Walking Dead, one must scratch their heads in wonder at how successful a zombie apocalypse will be in such a very special region of the United States. But still, allow the good ole country boy and estranged wife to fight it!
White Widow #1
Writer(s): Benny Powell
Artist(s): Jamie Tyndall
Cover Artist(s): Jamie Tyndall
Publisher: Red Giant Entertainment
Synopsis: “Gabrielle Garcia was a typical American girl going to college to follow in her father’s footsteps – or so she thought. One night, her father barged into her dorm room, suffering from a fatal gunshot, and injected her with… something. That was the moment she became the White Widow.”
I think it’s safe to say that there is a general feeling of arachnophilia among comics geeks today. And no, not just of the kind that enjoy Peter Parker or Richard Wentworth. So many fans have love for the creature and those that get influenced by them. And in this tale we have another such person who gets their lives turned around due to a spider. Except in this case the spider is not directly responsible for the changes that come to our heroine. The circumstances make the creature a minor player at best. But what Gabrielle Garcia becomes is one major hero as a result!
And there we have it for the week, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Tales of heroines borne of forced arachnid venom coupled with Appalachian moonshiners saving the world from a zombie apocalypse. These gems and more are what await you at mere clicks of a button on your choice of digital device. But being the good supporters of local business that you are, I trust that you will 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!