Hello to all you adoring Grand Geeks out there! I trust your weekend was fabulous.  Mine was fantastically wonderful and most of all, quite relaxing!  As the network continues to grow, so does our reach to you.  And thus my never-ending search continues for all the best indie books that can satisfy your reading needs.  Let’s see what’s available this week!

Awaken Skies #0
Writer(s): Frank Mastromauro
Artist(s): Marco Lorenzana
Cover Artist(s): Marco Lorenzana, Mauricio Campetella
Publisher: Aspen

Synopsis: “A new world of flight prepares to take the Aspen Universe by storm!  In the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain, a covert scientist discovers that possessing valuable data that could change the world comes with a dangerous price. However, it may be far too late for him to escape before the powers that be come to collect! Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a loving suburban family makes a similar discovery, that the world is indeed much smaller than it seems, and no one is safe!  Don’t miss the thrilling opening chapter to Aspen’s newest action-adventure series from creator Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), artist Marco Lorenzana and colorist Justice!”


What do you get when you have both a scientist as well as a family worlds apart make similar discoveries with regard to the world, power, and all that stuff that brings about change? Well, you get this wonderful story set in Aspen’s ever changing universe, of course! Follow this new story as it takes Aspen to new heights, and soar the skies page by page!

Available in digital format from http://www.aspencomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Available in hard copy format from your LCS!

Kaijumax Season Four #1 (of 6)
Writer(s): Zander Cannon
Artist(s): Zander Cannon
Cover Artist(s): Zander Cannon
Publisher: Oni

Synopsis: “SCALY IS THE NEW BLACK! After murdering her abusive inmate boyfriend and unable to scale back down to human size, former prison physician Dr. Zhang joins a collection of uranium addicts, violent offenders, con artists, and metaphors for human encroachment in the heretofore unseen female wing of Kaijumax. As new and returning kaiju assimilate into their respective species, Zhang struggles to find her place and secure her own safety. Also: Giant Mechs! Tiny Fairies! And… Feng Shui?”


Dr. Zhang seems to have attained her freedom now and is seeing fit to associate with strange characters in the female wing of Kaijumax.  And yes, along the way we get to see plenty of kaiju, new and old, enter into the fray during all these crazy adventures. Alas, the giant mechs and tiny faeries I can see as an almost predictable part of the story, but I’m quite intrigued to see where feng shui enters the picture!

Available in digital format from https://oni-press.myshopify.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Available in hard copy format from your LCS!

And there we have it for the week, loving Gatherers! Tales of crazed kaiju along with worlds where flight is now a reality.  These and more are what await you at the mere click of a button on your phone, tablet or keyboard.  But of course being the good indie fans you are you are going to instead march down to your local comic store this Wednesday and show your support for their business by buying the hard copies themselves.  Read them and share with your friends.  Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two.  But most importantly, remember…GGG!