Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all you adoring Gatherers and Grand Geeks of the realm! Or Happy Friendsgiving if that is more your flavor for this holiday of great culinary proportions! At any rate, I will definitely be enjoying the festivities this week and consuming copious amounts of turkey and fixings along the way. But I also plan on engaging in some necessary indie reading by the warmth of my bedside heater and a hot drink in my hand. That’s right friends. Finally we get some cold to this kingdom and I’m happy to see it finally arrive. Onto our most precious selections!
The Monster Men: Soul of the Beast #1
Writer(s): Mike Wolfer
Artist(s): Roy Allen Martinez
Cover Artist(s): Roy Allen Martinez, Mike Wolfer
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale of mad science, shocking horror, and monsters galore rages to life in an all-new comic story that begins where “The Monster Men” novel ended! On a secluded, jungle island near Borneo, Professor Maxon and his daughter Virginia barely survived the onslaught of the rampaging, half-human beasts that he created in his laboratory. Now, Virginia and Townsend Harper Jr. return to the island where he originally believed that he was Maxon’s mysterious creature, Number 13…”
Any fan of early 20th century mad science horror is going to recognize and appreciate this continuation to the famed storyline set forth over a century ago. With Virginia Maxon and Townsend coming back to the island, the two realize the actual Number 13 is on the prowl for human flesh. A good continuance of a near century old tale, Monster Men: Soul of the Beast is a necessity to all horror fans and those that love a good scare.
Space Riders: Vortex of Darkness #1
Writer(s): Carlos Giffoni
Artist(s): Alexis Ziritt
Cover Artist(s): Alexis Ziritt
Publisher: Black Mask Comics
Synopsis: “It’s been twenty years since the riders defeated the DESTROYER GOD OF EVIL and saved the galaxy. But when THE MOTHER OF ALL EVIL GODS appears and threatens to take control of every dimension and every strain of possible reality, the now cybernetically-enhanced ex-riders will come together and travel into her mind to ASSASSINATE HER SOUL! It’s a suicidal mission into an infinite vortex of blood and death!”
It seems the fight is never at an end for some and for the Space Riders, even twenty years removed from their last great fight, hardly seems like it was even yesterday. Sure, they saved the galaxy from one evil deity, but now they face an even greater evil goddess who seeks to take control of not just a galaxy but entire universes themselves. How to face such a threat as this? Well that’s easy. Just take the long road into her mind so as to kill her from the inside out. A simple enough mission as there ever was one. Question is though, how successful will they be?!
And there we have it for Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving week, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Monsters on islands long thought nonexistent combined with cosmic assassins saving reality itself. These gems and more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or the touch of a screen on your phones or tablets. But I’m sure you’ll show support for your local businesses and head down to your comic store this Wednesday to get the hard copy 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!