Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! I hope everyone’s week is going well thus far. May is in full swing and the weather gets more mild by the day. I’m going to have myself one relaxing day today and develop some tabletop gaming encounters for my faithful players. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics reading world!
The Orphan King #1
Writer(s): Tyler Chin-Tanner
Artist(s): James Boyle
Cover Artist(s): In-Hyuk Lee
Publisher: A Wave Blue World Inc.
Synopsis: “Prince Kaidan, born to inherit the throne, is set to complete his secret training with his aunt, the magical Lady Taleissa when tragedy strikes. He returns home to find his parents missing and his kingdom destroyed, along with everything he’d ever hoped and dreamed. A new path is set: find whatever pieces of his old life he can and use them to build something new….”
What we have here is a fresh and invigorating reinterpretation of classic Arthurian legend with Prince Kaiden having to reclaim what bits of his old kingdom and life he can earn and gain back all the prestige that was his birthright. Whether he is successful or not remains to be seen!
Silver City #1
Writer(s): Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
Artist(s): Luca Merli
Cover Artist(s): Roberta Ingranata
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Synopsis: “When a young roughneck lands in Silver City, the gritty, purgatorial metropolis of the afterlife, she must adapt to her new existence, while attempting to uncover how and why she died. Her mission is derailed, however, when she rescues a newly dead girl from a mysterious kidnapping attempt, and discovers powerful, kinetic abilities. Welcome to Silver City, where the sun never rises and nothing ever changes…until now.”
It seems almost contradictory that a realm of purgatory would be named Silver City, doesn’t it? At any rate, its newest arrival seeks to come to terms with how she died and what her new purpose is in midst of solving another’s mysterious demise!
And there we have it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Tales of reimaginations of classic Arthurian themes combined with mysterious tales of purgatorial cities that never see the light of day. These gems 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 tablets and/or phones. But knowing you love supporting local businesses I’m certain you’ll head down to your comic shops this Wednesday to purchase 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!