Howdy to all you adoring Grand Geeks and Gatherers in the cosmos! July finally is at a close and it’s a week after all the festivity that comprised San Diego Comic Con. But summer heat is still out in force, however. Why even today I feel the utter desire just to lean under that palm tree and have a cold drink at my side and to read something good. So why don’t we proceed to find some interesting indie books for us to read in case you all are inclined to follow my lead?
Red Winter #1
Writer(s): Michael Gordon
Artist(s): Francisco Munoz
Cover Artist(s): Francisco Munoz
Publisher: Scout Comics
Synopsis: “Eli Winter is a former NYPD Detective in his 50s, now living in Kapotnya, the most crime-ridden district of Moscow. Eli is employed by local crime boss, Nikolai Dubrovsky, without whom Eli would likely be rotting in an American prison. Eli hates Kapotnya, but sees a chance for redemption when he is enlisted to investigate the destruction of one of Dubrovsky’s meth labs. His men have been killed and all their blood money and merchandise have been stolen. Eli soon finds out the crime was committed by his estranged son, Joseph, as part of a rival gang initiation…”
Red Winter essentially seems almost a John Wick tale in reverse on first inspection. After all, you have our protagonist wittingly doing the bidding of a crime lord in a Godforsaken crime ridden district of Moscow and now must investigate a criminal act against one of his employer’s meth labs. But just how willing is he to follow through when family is on the line?
Blastosaurus: Summer Special #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Richard Fairgray, Paul Eiding
Cover Artist(s): N/A
Publisher: Golden Apple Books
Synopsis: “Summer time means fun in the sun. It means swimming in an open stream and camping under the stars. For Blasto, Richard, and Tabitha it also means facing down a herd of wild cereal mascots and a villainous colonel hellbent on capturing their friendly neighborhood dinosaur in order to use him in promotion on an all new line of breakfast snacks. This standalone special issue introduces a whole new world of insanity on the outskirts of Freak Out City. Remember, nothing beats a healthy breakfast!”
Fun in the sun time is now, people! And Blasto and friends are ready to bring you into another wild and zany adventure. Unfortunately things aren’t all sunny for the trio as it seems the military is trying to capture our favorite dino to get him to promote a new grocery item. Strange tidings indeed but, when one has adventures near Freak Out City, one never knows what to expect!
And there we have it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hard decisions to make inside of Moscow combined with the antics of Blasto being followed and hunted for nefarious purposes! These books and others are available at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones or tablets. But I highly encourage you to show that bit of devotion to local business and head down to your comic stores this Wednesday and buy 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!