Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! As I write this, it’s suddenly gotten a little cold around Southern California’s horizon. What immediate devilry is this?! Not that it’s unwelcome but, I usually like to have a transition as the seasons change and this is just outright and abrupt. As I write this I am nuzzled up at my computer with a blanket and hot coffee for a change! I’m ready for fall reading material, so let’s see what I can pick out for you this week!
Mezo: Premier Edition #1
Writer(s): Tyler Chin-Tanner
Artist(s): Josh Zingerman, Doug Garbark
Cover Artist(s): Claudia SG Iannicello
Publisher: A Wave Blue World Inc.
Synopsis: “The rise of the Tzalekuhl Empire disrupts the peace across the land of Mezo. When the conquest begins, a young girl named Kyma witnesses the death of her father, a tribal leader who refused to yield. As the solar eclipse nears, Kyma must unite the various tribes against an emperor determined to make them all kneel before his god or be sacrificed in his name. Mezo, a new fantasy epic set in a Mesoamerican-inspired world begins here!”
First off, you had me at fantasy with this story. For icing on the cake, you include a Mesoamerican-inspired story and background to give it a unique flavor. Such an entertaining combination cannot be underestimated, readers and fans alike! Look into the adventures of Kyma as she attempts to forge an alliance of tribes against the ascension of the Tzalekhul Empire. Will she succeed and be able to bring the Emperor, or is it all for naught and Kyma is forced to take a knee like all the others? Read on friends and find out!
Vampire State Building #1
Writer(s): Ange, Patrick Renault
Artist(s): Charlie Adlard
Cover Artist(s): Charlie Adlard, In-Hyuk Lee, Guilherme Balbi
Publisher: Ablaze Publishing
Synopsis: “The newest horror series from the artist of The Walking Dead, Charlie Adlard! Just in time for Halloween, get ready to be bitten from the first full color page. Terry Fisher is a young soldier on the verge of being sent away for active military duty, and is going to meet his friends at the top of the Empire State Building for a farewell party. But suddenly a legion of vampires attacks the skyscraper and massacres its occupants. Hounded in the 102 floors that have become a deadly trap, Terry must take decisive action to save himself and his friends – and the city of New York – before the army of abominations, and the terrible vampire god within, walled in the building since its construction, spill into the city!”
Not since 30 Days of Night have I been this excited for a new ongoing! Follow the story of Terry Fisher as he is caught in midst of a massive vampire attack upon the Empire State Building in particular and New York City in general. Lets just see how good the forces of humanity fare against such an attack, especially with an ugly secret buried deep in the city!
October is off to full blast entertainment with some horror and fantasy stories to satisfy all your reading needs! These selections and numerous others are available at the touch of a screen on your phone or tablet or at the push of a button on your computer’s keyboard. But being the right-minded supports of small businesses that I trust you are, I know you Grand Geeks and Gatherers will head down to your local comic stores this Wednesday to find 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!