Feliz Cinco de Mayo, my dear Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Today’s festivities celebrates a grand victory of Mexico over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Luckily this year it falls upon a Wednesday so that one may enjoy New Comics Day to go along with it! As for me, its perfect to grab my favorite street tacos and recline by the pool under a warm sun while enjoying a cold one along with my favorite indie books. But before I get celebrations underway, let’s see what looks good this week!
Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #1 (of 8)
Writer(s): Garth Ennis
Artist(s): Goran Sudzuka
Cover Artist(s): Andy Clarke, Mike Deodato, Frank Cho
Publisher: AWA-Upshot Studios
Synopsis: “She’s Marjorie Finnegan. She’s a temporal criminal. What more do you need to know? Oh, all right then: all Marj wants to do is race up and down the time-lanes, stealing every shiny-gleamy-pretty-sparkly she can lay her hands on. But her larcenous trail from the Big Bang to the Ninety-fifth Reich has drawn the beady eye of the Temporal PD, whose number one Deputy Marshall is now hard on our heroine’s tail – and taking things extremely personally…”
Time travel to commit crime is certainly an abuse of privilege, but when one is a temporal criminal like Marj Finnegan, does it really matter? Well, when finally the Temporal PD and your ex start to get on your trail it does, apparently!
Writer(s): Joe Corallo
Artist(s): Lorenzo Colangeli
Cover Artist(s): Sweeney Boo
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Synopsis: “Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate’s radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join… and regret it immediately.”
Becstar’s life as an interstellar mercenary takes a turn for the worst when an unknown female presents terrible news and a quest that will decide the fate of existence as we know it. Just how lucky she will be now, its hard to say!
And there we have it for the Cinco de Mayo festivities, all! Two tales of less than honorable females caught in webs of intrigue within their given universes with their fates intertwined as to whether they will succeed greatly or fail miserably. These tales 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 alas, just like with anything else, I implore you to show support to local business and head down to your comic stores 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!