Hello one and all, Gatherers and Grand Geeks and more! San Diego Comic Con is at an end for another year, and though I was sad not to go I was still glued to all forms of social media looking at every little hint of a fandom update. And the results certainly did not disappoint! But alas, it is time for normalcy to come back as summer goes on by. I look forward to catching up on books by poolside myself. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
Ninja Kaidan #1
Writer(s): Eric Palicki
Artist(s): Lucas Meyer
Cover Artist(s): Lucas Meyer, Ron Frenz, Tiago Da Silva
Publisher: Blackbox Comics
Synopsis: “Not even a lifetime of martial arts training and years as an elite soldier could prepare Yuki Snow for this newest challenge: CEO of his deceased father’s company. Suddenly thrust into a leadership role at YOKAI Consolidated, Yuki finds himself taking over his father’s pet project, the mysterious Kaidan armor, which would allow its wearer to see, speak to, and touch ghosts.”
Apparently even those that are practitioners of ninjutsu aren’t prepared for everything that comes across their path. Take the case of Yuki Snow, who now is made CEO of his now dead father’s company, Yokai Consolidated. It gives him access to a mysterious item known as the Kaidan armor, giving its wearer strange abilities. What exactly could go wrong?!
Available at https://blackboxcomics.net/ and your LCS!
Book of Shadows #1
Writer(s): Cullen Bunn
Artist(s): Vicente Cifuentes, Riccardo Latina
Cover Artist(s): Rafael Albuquerque, Adam Gorham, Travis Escafullery, Kelley Jones
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Synopsis: “Shadowman. Punk Mambo. Eternal Warrior. Doctor Mirage. The supernatural protectors of the Valiant Universe unite for the very first time to stand against a terrifying ancient threat. No one is safe as Exarch Fane has his cold hands on the Book of Shadows. Master of horror Cullen Bunn and rising star artist Riccardo Latina present BOOK OF SHADOWS, a supernatural event that forms a brand-new team in the Valiant Universe… but will they be enough to stop Exarch Fane’s wrath?”
Some of the greatest luminaries of heroism and horror are now united in common effort in the Valiant Universe. Exarch Fane has managed to gain the Book of Shadows into his grasp, and the likes of Shadowman, Punk Mambo, Eternal Warrior and Doctor Mirage must unite to stop his dire plans. But will it be enough?!
Available at https://valiantentertainment.com/ and your LCS!
And there we have it for the month of July, folks! This week we have tales of teams being united to stop villainous exarchs combined with ninjas gaining access to ghost-touching armor. These treasures and so many more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. But since many of you love supporting local business, I will encourage you to head down to your comic store 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!