Hello to all you wonderful Grand Geeks and Gatherers out there! I hope you are enjoying the cool down in this weather as I am. Its nice to actually get a decent night’s sleep for a change without the heat and humidity making things entirely uncomfortable. Fall is full on down the line and with it Halloween is just about the corner! Perhaps a pumpkin spice latte is in my future, along with a grim dark horror novel and a soft and comfortable sofa. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good in the indie comics world!

Chicken Devil #1
Writer(s): Brian Buccellato
Artist(s): Mattia Monaco
Cover Artist(s): Hayden Sherman
Publisher: Aftershock

Synopsis: “The world’s FIRST (and perhaps only) hot chicken sandwich-inspired vigilante is BACK…and this time he’s not flocking around! See Mitchell Moss thrust in the middle of a new gang war! Watch Mitch battle his family as they actively thwart his efforts to keep them safe! And let out an exasperated SIGH alongside Mitch as he is forced into teaming up with the kill-crazy bad cops!…”


It seems that Mitch Moss is thrust back into events of circumstance once more. Now he’s in midst of a turf war with this family thwarting him at every will. Perhaps its time for this Chicken Devil to retire and let the world just burn around him, one cluckin’ flame at a time! And on top of that, one knows that things are bad if the vigilante is teaming up with the corrupt cops to get justice done!

Available at https://aftershockcomics.com/ and your LCS!

Year Zero: Vol. 0 #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Daniel Kraus
Artist(s): Goran Sudzuka
Cover Artist(s): Kaare Andrews, Mike Deodato
Publisher: AWA/Upshot

Synopsis: “In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero’s The Living Dead, The Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest rumors couldn’t measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic black market that emerges in response to the crisis…”


We now have the prelude to the events of the undead apocalypse that swept the globe. In this five-part miniseries, we see how the event affects various centers of the globe. Whether it is in the back alleys of black markets in Russia, or along the demilitarized zone in Korea, or even in a hospital in the American South, the events of this zombie horde are starting to be felt. And even in the skies, the threat looms!

Available at https://awastudios.net/ and your LCS!

And there we have it for the week, folks! Preludes to end-of-day scenarios combined with chicken sandwich vigilantes finding themselves in midst of trouble. These absolute gems and others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. Many of you also support local businesses, to which I will encourage you to head down to your comic shops this Wednesday in order to pick up 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!