Howdy, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! I hope all is well with you and that you’re trying to brave the heat as much as I am. Unfortunately its just too much of an uphill battle. At times I feel as if I am simply melting into a puddle. That said, I still say with certainty that summer is my favorite time of the year. Before I head off to cool down, however, let’s provide you some Picks to satisfy all your indie comic reading needs!
Lady Death: Treacherous Infamy #1 (of 2)
Writer(s): Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean
Artist(s): Diego Bernard, Ceci de la Cruz
Cover Artist(s): Richard Ortiz, Collette Turner, Ken Lashley, Monte Michael Moore, Ken Hunt, Scott Lewis, Mike Krome, Shannon Maer, Walter Simonson, Paolo Pantalena, Ryan Brown, Sanju Nivangune, Ceci de la Cruz, Steven Butler, Dan Feldmeier, Juan Fernandez, David Harrigan, Sun Khamunaki, Knightowlfoto, Mike Mayhew, Dan Mendoza, Arif Prianto, Ireland Reid, Kenneth Rocafort, Jesse Wichmann, Elias Chatzoudis, Chris Ehnot, Joel Gomez, Ryan Kincaid, Matt Merhoff, Jonboy Meyers, Anthony Spay, Nathan Szerdy, Jose Varese
Publisher: Coffin Comics
Synopsis: “Lady Death has always been the bad girl. But once upon a time, she was absolutely evil. Obsessed with annihilation, the diva of death sought to snuff out the entire human race and turn the earth into an endless graveyard. .”
It seems that Lady Death’s evil now comes fully unplugged in the pages of this two-issue miniseries! Enjoy the story as she goes full-on bad@$$ in this story depicting what everyone’s favorite antiheroine does best. At the very least, look at that impressive list of cover artists!
Angela Della Morte: Prequel #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Salvador Sanz
Artist(s): Salvador Sanz,
Cover Artist(s): Salvador Sanz
Publisher: Red 5 Comics – Stonebot Imprint
Synopsis: “Discover the true history of Angela, how she learned to switch bodies and how she came to work for Dr. Sibelius.”
Angela works for none other than Dr. Sibellius, a spectacle of intelligence in the field of soul and somatic mechanics. His famed Sibellius Labs have made breakthroughs in the technology of separating the human soul from the body, and uses Angela as their test subject to undergo secretive operations. Only problem is, when she inhabits the bodies of others, their souls get pushed out into the Void until the job is done, and in the Void a most evil thing envelops and feeds upon the souls in dark and lowly existence: Death itself. Her origin has always remained an enigma for the readers of Salvador Sanz’s most beloved creation, and now the acclaimed writer and artist gives us adoring fans a definitive history of our protagonist. All the mysteries of her character will now be laid out for the first time!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Strong female protagonists to close out the month of June with both Lady Death and Angela to stir our imaginations of the impossible, whether they be stories of evil personified or true histories unveiled. These gems 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 still you all love supporting local businesses I will encourage you to head down to your comic shops this Wednesday to pick up the hardcopy 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!