Happy November, dear followers and friends! I trust everyone’s Halloween was fun and safe and that you had your fill of candy and goodies. It goes without saying then that the holidays now are officially here. The insanity that began last week shall carry on for the next couple of months into next year. But of course that doesn’t mean with the onrushing holidays that we can’t sit down and enjoy a good indie book or two. So let’s pull up a mug of apple cider and see what I shall recommend to you this week!
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1
Writer(s): Jody Houser
Artist(s): Rachael Stott, Enrica Eren Angiolini
Cover Artist(s): Babs Tarr, Alice X. Zhang, Rachael Stott, Sanya Anwar, Paulina Ganucheau, Sarah Graley, Ariela
Kristantina, Jessica Kholinne, Katie Cook
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “The Doctor regenerates into her most thrilling incarnation yet – played by Jodie Whittaker, and traveling alongside three brand new companions: Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Ryan (Tosin Cole)!
Experience mind-blowing challenges and dynamic adventures through time and space – right alongside the Doctor and her friends!”
Jodie Whittaker is now at the helm of the TARDIS as our beloved Thirteenth Doctor and I couldn’t be happier to see the series take a new bold and refreshing direction. She has already captured our hearts on the television screen and seeks to do so now on the comics page. Tune in to see just what great adventures await our new Doctor and her team!
Van Helsing: Sword of Heaven #1 (of 6)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artist(s): Julius Abrera, Maxflan Araujo
Cover Artist(s): Gibbo Vigonte, Igor Vitorino, Kevin McCoy, Derlis Santacruz, Leonardo Colapietro
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Synopsis: “Is an ancient weapon feared by every undead creature a myth or a reality? Liesel is willing to risk everything, her life included, to get her hands on the legendary blade that could bring an end to vampirism. Her quest takes her to a remote corner of India and beyond in an adventure that could bring her the vengeance she seeks- if it doesn’t drive her mad first.”
Legendary weapons always have a memorable place in the realm of storytelling, and in this particular tale, Liesel van Helsing is on the road to obtain one such item that could mean a turning point in the war of mankind against vampires. The Sword of Heaven is destined to bring an end to the undead horde as we know it, but will the quest for its search even be fulfilled? Does Liesel have it in her to see it to its very end? Only time will tell on this legendary adventure!
And there we have it for the beginning of November, adoring followers! The maiden voyage of the Thirteenth Doctor’s adventures combined with Liesel van Helsing’s quest to end all vampirism once and for all. These tales and more can be found at the mere click of a button on your keyboard, phone, or tablet. But being the good minded customers I trust you all are, I know you will also head down to your local comic store to obtain the hard copy issues themselves and show your support for local business. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!