Howdy there, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! I hope everyone’s Independence Day celebration was amazing and that you’re finding the best ways possible to brave this summer heat. I myself have just barely managed to stay cool but hey, its a fool’s errand with rising temperatures, right?! Perhaps some distractions are in order for me. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good in the indie comics world!
Black’s Myth #1
Writer(s): Eric Palicki
Artist(s): Wendell Cavalcanti
Cover Artist(s): Liana Kangas, Jamal Igle
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Synopsis: “Meet Janie “Strummer” Jones, just an ordinary werewolf PI, trying to make it on the mean streets of LA. When the case of a lifetime falls into her lap, it’s up to her and her charming djinn assistant Ben Si’lat to figure out just how many silver bullets have been used, and just where do silver bullets come from anyway?…”
So now lycans have become private investigators as well, and “Strummer” is one that works the mean streets of Los Angeles to solve a case. But seriously, a genie as an assistant?! How cool is that! Read on friends, and enjoy! Something to indulge your every summer-horror fantasy!
Adam Green’s Hatchet: Unstoppable Horror #1
Writer(s): James Kuhoric, S. A. Check, Buz Hasson, Ken Haeser
Artist(s): Puis Calzada, Horacio Domingues, Buz Hasson, Ken Haeser
Cover Artist(s): Vicenzo Carratu, Cyrus Mesarcia
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “The tales of Victor Crowley have always been terrifying, but now American Mythology opens the door to an even darker path as we deliver three new stories steeped in grueling horror! A creature of pure rage and anger, Victor Crowley savagely defends his remote, swamp home, teaching the true meaning of despair to interlopers of his domain before tearing them horribly asunder…”
More tales of Victor Crowley to satisfy our summer-horror cravings?! Color me interested! Once again we find our favorite monster defending his swampland home and tearing apart his victims but now we get more insight into just why he’s unstoppable!
And there we have it for the first week of July, folks! All of your summer-horror needs satisfied with these two great new books painting tales of werewolf PIs and unstoppable bog-monsters. These gems and so many others are available to you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. But since you all love supporting local businesses I’m sure you’ll head over to your comics store 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!