Howdy to all you Gatherers and Geeks out there! Hope everyone is well and ready and willing to get into more sweet suggestions to be perused in the indie comics world. Let’s get to it, shall we?!
Rafael Garcia: Henchman #1
Writer(s): Peter Murrieta, David Schrader
Artist(s): Emmanuel Ordaz Torres, Clay Adams
Cover Artist(s): Ben Herrera, Ramon Villalobos
Publisher; Starburns Industries Press
Synopsis: “What if life in a super-villain organization was less like a James Bond movie and more like working at Walmart Corporate? Rafael Garcia: Henchman brings the old familiar tropes of a dark workplace comedy by way of a brand-new cinematic superhero universe…”
Wow, what if the villainous life really was like being part of a corporate daily grind? This book delves into that various question as it takes some of our most recognized superhero tropes and turns them in on their head in new and humorous ways! Makes lawlessness seem even less glamorous now!
The Blue Flame #1
Writer(s): Christopher Cantwell
Artist(s): Kurt Michael Russell, Adam Gorham
Cover Artist(s): Adam Gorham, Yoshi Yoshitani, Tim Daniel, Nathan Gooden,
Richard Pace, Christian Ward
Publisher: Vault Comics
Synopsis: “THE BLUE FLAME is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named SAM BRAUSAM. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame’s identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving.”
A Renaissance man of a superhero must fight crime, save the world and at the same time convince beings from beyond that humanity is worth saving. But he must also find it in him to save himself. What could go wrong really?!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of superheroes saving the world whilst fighting inner demons combined with evil organizations being run more like stereotypical grindy corporate America. 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 since I know you all love supporting local businesses, I’m sure 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!