Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Hopefully all is well with you. In my neck of the neighborhood it’s decided to have a bit of a heat spike once again in the midst of winter. Imagine that! So for a change, instead of being cooped up by a nice heater enjoying hot cocoa I’m instead enjoying my indie books out in the warm night under the stars. But enough of how I spend my downtime. Onto the Picks!
Gung-Ho: Sexy Beast #1
Writer(s): Benjamin von Eckartsberg
Artist(s): Thomas von Kummant
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Clarke, Uwe Heidschotter, Nic Klein, Thomas von Kummant
Publisher: Ablaze Publishing
Synopsis: “The return of Gung-Ho! “Sexy Beast” picks up a few weeks after the events in “Short Circuit”, where at Fort Apache, the situation is more tense than ever, as the threat posed by the rippers adds to an increasingly difficult life for the colony…”
A continuation of the Short Circuit story centered once again on events in Fort Apache, with Kingsten having to defend the colony against ripper attacks while also seeing to it that supplies remain plentiful. It seems rough times are ahead for her and the others if something can’t be done soon!
Cutting Edge: The Devil’s Mirror #1 (of 2)
Writer(s): Francesco Dimitri
Artist(s): Mario Alberti
Cover Artist(s): Harvey Tolibao, Mario Alberti
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “Tomb Raider meets The Hunger Games in a brand-new series by renowned fantasy author Francesco Dimitri and award-winning Italian artist Mario Alberti. Brought together by a clandestine corporation, the world’s greatest scientists, artists and entrepreneurs must unite to solve a mystery of epic proportions! The Dodecathlon continues, but time is running out!”
It seems the race is on, with some of the world’s greatest intellectuals and creatives and business-owners uniting to solve a great mystery. Yet the solution is dependent upon finding a lost artifact known as the Devil’s Mirror. What could go wrong?!
And there we have it for the week, my dear Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Tales of worldwide mysteries solved through demonic artifacts combined with survival colonies making tough decisions in the name of privation. These tales and others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. But being the conscious-minded supporters of local business that I trust you are I know you’ll head down to your comic shops 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!