Howdy to all my adoring Grand Geeks and Gatherers out there! Well, it seems like summer is just around the corner everyone. The weather is nice and balmy. Perfect for a nice rest by the pool while enjoying a cool drink and a good piece of reading material. Perhaps I shall do just that this very day. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
The Ballad of Ronan #1 (of 6)
Writer(s): John Walsh, Jim Walsh
Artist(s): Remy Jackson
Cover Artist(s): Remy Jackson
Publisher: Action Lab – Entertainment
Synopsis: “Long ago a war raged to extinguish all magic from this world and magic has not been felt since. But when Aisling, an angry Irish orphan, runs away from foster care, she’s going to discover that the war isn’t over…”
Fantasy will always have its place in the realm of indie comics, and this miniseries brings it right to you in a story of a human orphan finding herself in midst of a world seemingly purged of magic. But is it truly gone? Well, when she finds herself in company of a fighter, a rogue, and a faerie, one can only conclude that it still exists to a point. And maybe, just maybe, its best that it flourishes again.
Available at https://actionlabcomics.com/ and your LCS!
Potions Inc. #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Erik Burnham
Cover Artist(s): Natasha Alterici
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Synopsis: “The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop…”
It seems Ran Jones never can catch a break being part of his parents’ potions company. But when an artifact is taken and his parents become afflicted with a curse, Ran finds himself getting out of his rut in an adventure to save them. Alas, it will lead him across the planes to a strange place known as Earth. One can only wonder how the story unfolds!
Available at https://madcavestudios.com/ and your LCS!
And there we have it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Fantasy tales aplenty, including potion-makers on quests to save their parents as well as orphans discovering the presence of magic in midst of colorful characters. These selections and so many others 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 so many of you enjoy supporting local businesses, I will encourage you to head down to your comic shop this Wednesday in order to pick up 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!