Happy tidings to all you adoring Grand Geeks and Gatherers of the multiverse! What a weekend that has indeed been, for I have been to BlizzCon for the last couple of days. And let me tell you that even in my second ever attending of this event I am still overwhelmed by the fandom and big reveals, including things like the trailer for a little game called Diablo IV or even for the next expansion of World of Warcraft where our adventurers shall head into the Shadowlands! Aside from those big reveals though, the con in of itself was an amazing two day event that really brings together a community of creators, gamers and others that enjoy everything Blizzard. Alas, I shall opine more on that in due time. For now, let’s see what nice selections in the indie comics reading world are out for you this week!
Minions Vol. 4 #1
Writer(s): Stephane Lapuss
Artist(s): Renaud Collin
Cover Artist(s): Renaud Collin
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “The Minions return in hilarious new silent strips! Travel the world with the stars of DESPICABLE ME!”
And here we come to a fourth volume installment of arguably one one of animation’s singular greatest characters, the Minions! Having started almost a decade ago in the first Despicable Me film, the Minions have grown into protagonists in their own right despite their very namesake. Several films later including one titular feature, we have come to embrace these Minions as not only a beloved staple in the world of animation films but as a necessary part of our current young generation’s childhoods. Now we have them again in yet another volume of independent comics on behalf of Titan, featuring the exquisite storytelling of Stephane Lapuss (Game of Crowns, The Secret Life of Pets) and the pleasant artwork of Renaud Collin (Le monde selon François, Vivre?). Just what sort of shenanigans will they be up to this time?
Rivers of London: The Fey and the Furious #1
Writer(s): Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
Artist(s): Lee Sullivan
Cover Artist(s): Anna Dittman, Robert Hack
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “The award-winning urban fantasy series Rivers of London begins a new story of fast cars and fairy queens, from series creator Ben Aaronovitch! When an English racecar washes up in the Netherlands, wizarding cop Peter Grant is called in to investigate its unusual cargo. Fresh from suspension, Peter infiltrates the street racing big leagues – but can he find the finish line when he’s sucked into a real-life fairyland? A canonical story, set after bestselling novel Lies Sleeping!”
Everyone’s favorite story blending fairy tale with street-car racing mayhem is back with this current installment of the Rivers of London series. Now we find a wizarding cop needing to investigate the contents of a derelict car washed up in Holland. Unfortunately that investigation brings him into a wider fey world from which he may not ever return!
And there we have it for the beginning of November, my voracious indie readers! New tales of Minions combined with enduring tales of fast cars and faeries. These gems and others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or from the screens of your phones or tablets. But being the conscious supporters of local businesses that I trust you are, I know you will head down to your comic shop this Wednesday and pick up the hard copies 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!