Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! I hope everyone is doing well. Things seem to get better and better every day. I’m hoping to perhaps attend a con later myself this year if all bodes well! Other than that, I still enjoy my fandoms and you should as well, especially as we have around four days of spring remaining before the summer solstice arrives. Until then, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
Space Pirate Captain Harlock #1
Writer(s): Leiji Matsumoto, Jerome Alquie
Artist(s): Jerome Alquie
Cover Artist(s): Derrick Chew, Kendrick Lim, Leirix Li, Yanick Paquette, Miguel
Mercado, Andie Tong, Jerome Alquie
Publisher: Ablaze Publishing
Synopsis: “From the legendary Leiji Matsumoto, along with Jerome Alquie, comes an epic new story! Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure marks the beginning of a new story arc…”
A return of a classic and beloved manga character now graces the comics page once again! Harlock is back and though he is banished from Earth finds himself needing to save it when scientists discover Sylvidres technology that could most certainly spell impending doom for the planet.
Belle Sirens #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Dave Franchini
Cover Artist(s): Canaan White, Igor Vitorino, Cris DeLara
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Synopsis: “There’s nothing like a great song to put you in a good mood, but Belle is going to be doing anything but enjoying what these creatures have to say. Tune in for this can’t-miss issue, packed with 32- beast hunting pages of action you won’t want to miss!”
Well shucks! Looks like Belle isn’t going to be singing in this one, sadly my dear fellow readers. But there’s more than enough action to make up for it as she sets down the path of beast hunting once again. Honestly, she is one of the best at what she does, so do you really expect anything more awesome?!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of returned space captains saving the world combined with “princesses” turning to violent means once again. These tales 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 being the conscious-minded supporters of local business that I trust you all are I know you’ll 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!