It is that time of the year again, Gatherers and Grand Geeks, when thousands upon thousands of fans, geeks and nerds flock down to San Diego toward that pop culture mecca known as Comic Con. Yours truly is going to be heading down there in a couple of days and will be in midst of the celebration as Comic Con celebrates its fiftieth anniversary! But before I partake in the festivities, let me provide you some wonderful selections to satisfy all your indie reading needs.
Spotlight #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Rob Potchak, Mike Rosenzweig, Chris Crosby, Various
Artist(s): Billy Parker, Remy Eisu Mokhtar, Eric Kent, Various
Cover Artist(s): Eric Kent, Various
Publisher: Keenspot Entertainment
Synopsis: “Only $1.99! This value-priced all ages annual features all-new exclusive short stories from existing Keenspot series like Junior High Horrors and God Mode, in addition to sneak previews of exciting upcoming Keenspot titles. This issue will mark the first comic book appearances of many new characters that will be starring in their own Keenspot titles later this year. Includes a bonus centerfold pull-out poster!”
Annual features are amazing works given by publishing companies to highlight upcoming titles for the public and Keenspot does such a thing with this one-shot selling at quite the value price! Writers and artists alike bring us previews of new and existing short stories for all ages to enjoy. In all the title offers a little something for everyone and is the perfect supplement to introducing readers to the general world of Keenspot’s young adult works. Enjoy the stories and more so, check out that bonus poster as well!
Writer(s): Rob Potchak
Artist(s): Rob Nikolakakis
Cover Artist(s): Rob Nikolakakis, Sam Beck, Sean Beck, Chris Kemple
Publisher: Keenspot Entertainment
Synopsis: “Rob Liefeld is beloved for creating some of comics’ most memorable characters of the last quarter-century… but he also created some forgettable ones. In this twisted tale of spoofery from the creator of Junior High Horrors, Liefeld’s rejected, forgotten creations find inspiration from their creator’s own stories and travel back in time to jealously stop his greatest characters from ever becoming popular. Join BludStayn, Pytbull, Treadmill, Yardwaste, and X-Tra as they attempt to prevent Livestreme, Checker and the man known as Coax from achieving pop culture immortality. This parody is so Extreme, it’s Awesome!”
Parody and ‘spoofery’ definitely have their place in the comics realm, and this work does an amazing job of bringing both to spotlight the amazing work of creator Rob Liefeld and his iconic and not so iconic creations. Of course, when it comes to the latter wanting to undo the popularity of the former, one wonders just how the score will turn out?!
Keenspot Entertainment really brings it this week, with spotlighting tales of their great universe combined with parody tales of some of Rob Liefeld’s famous and infamous creations in the comics world. Stories like these are what await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or on the screens of your phones or tablets. But I’ll challenge you to go that extra step and head down to your local comic stores this Wednesday and pick up the hard copies 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!