Hello to all you fabulous Grand Geeks and Gatherers out there! I hope thus far the New Year is bringing good tidings and fortune to you. As for me, all is well as the holidays are long gone and things have gotten back to normal and I breathe a sigh of relief as time goes on. No new conventions are on the rise for me yet, but that season is just round the corner. In the meantime, I will take my needed rest from the dreary cold outside and relax with a good indie book or two to read. But before I do that, let’s just see what I’ll suggest to you this week!

Kidz #1
Writer(s): Aurelien Ducoudray
Artist(s): Jocelyn Joret
Cover Artist(s): Esdras Cristobal, Donny Hadiwidjaja, Adrian Gutierrez, Jocelyn Joret
Publisher: Ablaze Publishing

Synopsis: “It’s been three months since a terrible epidemic turned the population into zombies hungry for fresh meat. Only after devouring almost all of humanity, the undead themselves begin to wither and fall from famine… Somewhere in a suburban town, Ben, 10 years old and still traumatized by the death of his parents, forms with his friends the last bastion of humanity. And between hunting zombie survivors, expeditions to amass food, toys and comics, all filmed by the aptly named Spielberg, life flows rather peacefully in their world. Until something worse than a nuclear disaster or the 4 flashing red rings of death on an Xbox 360 hits their small community: two girls!…”


Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the Little Rascals had to survive in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse? Because that’s exactly what you will find in this new ongoing. Ben and his buddies have been living in midst of this world for three months now, surviving many hardships until new challenges face them over the horizon!

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

The Friendly Ghost Casper Presents Hot Stuff Sizzlers #1
Writer(s): Various
Artist(s): Various
Cover Artist(s): Various
Publisher: American Mythology Productions

Synopsis: “American Mythology and Casper himself reintroduce the world to one of the best-loved Hot Stuff series ever: Hot Stuff Sizzlers! Featuring all-new, crisp color in the Harvey Comics tradition, Hot Stuff and all of his friends are back in classic adventures that are hot, hot, HOT! You’ll see Hot Stuff’s Halloween night adventure in “The 3 Ghosts,” he’ll meet his match when he faces “A Scorcher,” you’ll laugh out loud at “Sleepy Time Imp,” when taking a nap goes completely haywire, plus Hot Stuff goes under the sea to “The Wet World,” and has one explosive, good time in “Warm Friendships!”.”


An oldie but a goodie returns to the indie comics page as Hot Stuff and his Sizzlers are reintroduced to modern audiences for your enjoyment. Enjoy the numerous stories of his shenanigans and have some laughs along the way!

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

Its turning out to be a week filled with fun adventures that take us back to our childhood, including classic shenanigans of Hot Stuff combined with prepubescent survival in worlds overturned by an undead apocalypse. These stories and so many others are available at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of your tablet or phone screens. But being the conscious supporters of local business that I trust you are, I know you’ll head down to your comic 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!