Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Here we are again, same time and place! I hope everyone’s late spring is going well. I’m absolutely loving the balmy warmth realizing summer is on the horizon. I plan to have myself one amazing weekend replete with tabletop roleplaying gaming as well as quality time with friends and family. Perhaps I shall even read a good book by the pool or under the shade of a tree. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
Albatross Exploding Funnybooks #1
Writer(s): Eric Powell, Lucky Yates
Artist(s): Eric Powell
Cover Artist(s): Eric Powell, Dani Strips
Publisher: Albatross Funnybooks
Synopsis: “In the spirit of the Golden Age of comics, Eric Powell brings you a new anthology series featuring his fan favorite creations. The Goon, Hillbilly, La Diabla, Lester of the Lesser Gods and Lula the Bearded Girl will all be featured in the pages of Albatross Exploding Funnybooks! But that’s not all. The series will also contain original one-off stories and satirical cartoons by Powell…”
Any ode to the Golden Age of Comics is a welcome idea in my book! And in this particular work, Eric Powell brings you a compilation of some of his best creations in a pulp that combines one-shot stories, satire and much more!
Available at http://www.thegoon.com/albatross.html and your LCS!
Writer(s): Jon McCarthy
Artist(s): Ron Joseph
Cover Artist(s): Ron Joseph
Publisher: Blood Moon Comics
Synopsis: “Humanity has become an endangered species following a nuclear war. The survival of our species rests with a group of scientists aboard a low-orbiting space station…”
So what happens after the Earth has been ravaged by nuclear apocalypse? Why, you get insects that survived the fallout, of course! And scientists hovering over the planet now have a novel way of reestablishing colonizing the world once more. But at the price of having unwittingly helped the insects that survived to evolve. What exactly will humans return home to in this series?!
Available at https://www.bloodmooncomicsllc.com/ and your LCS!
And here we have it for the week, folks! Tales of post-apocalyptic Earth inhabited by evolved arthropods combined with odes to Golden Age books in pulp-like compilations. 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 phones and/or tablets. But since many of you 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!