Howdy adoring Gatherers and Grand Geeks! I hope everyone’s weekend was restful and fun, and that proper reverence to our veterans was shown in your own unique ways. It sure has gotten colder in my neck of the woods, for as I write this I have on my old fashioned radiator heating while enjoying a cup of hot coffee to warm my core up! Some nice indie comics reading is in order as well, but let me see what I shall recommend to you this week before I tend to my own needs!
Comics Comics Quarterly #1
Writer(s): Patton Oswalt, Jackie Kashian, Eliot Rahal, Sara Benincasa, Carolyn Main, Rose Matafeo
Artist(s): Robert Hack, Troy Nixey, Carolyn Main
Cover Artist(s): Troy Nixey, Carolyn Main
Publisher: Starburns Industries Press
Synopsis: “The comic-est anthology of 2018! Comedians love comic books, cartoonists love comedy, and our idiot editor used to mix up comics who tell jokes and comics that have pictures. Now his perpetual confusion has led to the creation of Comics Comics, a quarterly anthology teaming comedy’s best with funny books’ brightest!”
It’s not every day you get a comic that deals with the art of, well, comics. And by comics of course I mean comedians, which is exactly what you get in this awesome arrangement. You have material written by the likes of comedians such as Patton Oswalt and others combined into a grand comic anthology of some of the most humorous material that you’ll ever come across. It makes one almost wish there was and electronic digital version of the book where the various sections written have voice-overs by the comedians themselves! But then again, that’s where imagination comes in!
Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1
Writer(s): Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Kevin Grevioux
Artist(s): Ken Lashley
Cover Artist(s): Felipe Massafera, David Mack, Ken Lashley
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Synopsis: “New ongoing series! Discover the true origin of Valiant’s most unrelenting hero! Before a weapon is deployed in battle, it must be designed, refined, field-tested. Bloodshot was no exception. In the early days of the private military contractor Project Rising Spirit, the nanite-infused super-soldier who would one day become their most violent and valuable asset was a resource to be mined – and it was up to one enterprising employee to ensure he did what he was told. But memory is a tricky thing…and the man Bloodshot used to be won’t let go of his past so easily…”
Origin stories are always a cherished topic of comics literature, and in Bloodshot: Rising Spirit we get a taste of just such a tale. Hearken back to the days of when Project Rising Sun was just getting off the ground and Bloodshot was as much an experimental field test as he would be a latter day death-machine asset. Read on and enjoy the ride, friends!
And there we have it for the week, ladies and fellers! Bloodshot’s origin story combined with some nice comedic chops from of the finest entertainers in the biz! These prized gems and others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or the touch of a screen on your phone or tablet. But an even more rewarding experience would be to show your support for local business and head down to your comic store this Wednesday and get the hard copies themselves. Read them and share with your friends. Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly…remember…GGG!