Howdy indie readers one and all out there! I hope everyone’s spring is coming along nicely. For a change here in the kingdom of Southern California we got a little rain as a great change of pace. Perfect weather for game crafting and indie reading! But before I engage with that, let’s see what looks good this week with regard to indie comics.
Red Room #1
Writer(s): Ed Piskor
Artist(s): Ed Piskor
Cover Artist(s): Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Peach Momoko
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Synopsis: “From the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design comes this ALL-NEW monthly comic book series, with a specially priced, self-contained, double-sized debut issue! Red Room is a cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece. Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable crypto-currency, there has emerged a subculture of criminals who live-stream and patronize webcam murders for entertainment…”
Yikes, this book seems to break all the rules with a group of dark web criminals using the internet to commit their unspeakable acts to those that would be willing and paying voyeurs. What a gory yet delightful combination!
Strange Attractors #1
Writer(s): Mark Sherman, Michael Cohen
Artist(s): Michael Cohen
Cover Artist(s): Michael Cohen, Teri S. Wood
Publisher: It’s Alive! Press
Synopsis: “The return of indie comic book sensation Strange Attractors! Sophie, curator of a futuristic museum, is caught up in an adventure involving science, magic, mathematics and comic books. Sophie finds a mysterious medallion and meets Meson, both of which will change her life forever! Each issue has a standard cover, a retro cover, and a guest artist variant cover. This issue’s guest artist is Wandering Star creator Teri S. Wood!”
A delightful return of an old indie classic! A curator of a futuristic museum is caught up in new adventures when she finds a strange artifact and an even stranger person from beyond. Just what she will run into along the way, who rightly knows?!
And that’s it for the week, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Wacky tales of museum curators caught up in new strange adventures combined with cybercriminals satisfying the needs of sickening voyeurs. These gems and so many others are available to 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 since I’m sure many of you are willing to show support to local businesses, I know you’ll head down to your comic store 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!