Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! As I write this I am desperately trying to bundle up as it has become quite cool in this kingdom of Southern California. Unfortunately it won’t last long but until it begins to warm up again I will enjoy being swaddled up with a warm blanket and my pumpkin spice coffee while enjoying my fandoms. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
Some Strange Disturbances Cold Winter’s Eve #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Craig Hurd-McKenny, David Aguado, Various
Artist(s): Peter Gross, Vince Locke, Various
Cover Artist(s): Tyler Smith Owings
Publisher: Headless Shakespeare Press
Synopsis: “With a break in the action, Prescott, Delilah and The Comtesse share in the tradition of sharing Victorian ghost stories on Christmas Eve. As the stories unfold, each crafted by a different comic book creator, the night builds to the biggest shock of all… a ghastly visitor!”
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with the sharing of ghost stories! Well, that’s exactly what Prescott, Deliliah and The Comtesse do on the night of Christmas Eve. Each story unfolds to a greater narrative being spoken until a most horrid of visitors comes upon the scene. And what makes this one-shot even more unique is that each ghost story is told from the perspective of a different comic creator!
Rick and Morty: Mr. Nimbus #1
Writer(s): Alex Firer
Artist(s): Ryan Lee
Cover Artist(s): Ryan Lee, Emmett Hobbes
Publisher: Oni Press
Synopsis: “Straight out of the Rick and Morty Season Five premiere comes Mr. Nimbus! The origins of Rick’s mightiest foe are revealed in this very special issue of Rick and Morty Presents. Love, war, fish, and friendship undergo the battering sea of time and tide.”
And we are off on a less than grand adventure again with everyone’s favorite couple of intergalactic fools on another turn of preposterous shenanigans! This issue comes straight out of season 5 with the origin story behind Rick Sanchez’s strongest enemy, Mr. Nimbus. And knowing just what kind of trouble these two come across its a short cut to thinking that whatever you think you might predict from this story is probably exactly the opposite of what you will find here in this new series. That being said, I know that I’m quite curious to get to know more about the origin of this Ocean Man from Atlantis that seems to be Rick’s worthiest adversary.
And there we have it for the week, folks! More shenanigans of Rick and Morty combined with Victorian tales of ghosts on Christmas Eve! These gems and far more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. But since I know you love supporting local businesses I will encourage you to head down to your comic shops this Wednesday to pick up the hardcopy 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!