The ides of October are in, Gatherers and Grand Geeks. That means we are still that much closer to celebrating the haunts and festivities of Halloween, yet we aren’t quite there yet as a result. So before you pick up that face paint or mask, park yourself down into your comfy place and pull up a pumpkin spice donut and get to reading some of these nice choices I’ve found for you this week!
Captain Ginger #1
Writer(s): Stuart Moore, Grant Morrison
Artist(s): Phil Hester, Shannon Wheeler, June Brigman, Roy Richardson
Cover Artist(s): June Brigman, Roy Richardson
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Synopsis: “When the human race died out, the cats inherited the Earth! Or at least one starship. Now the intrepid Captain Ginger struggles to keep his fellow felines united against a hostile universe. Thirty-five pages of comic adventure-with a bite-by writer Stuart Moore (Deadpool the Duck, Batman: Noir Alley) and artist June Brigman (Power Pack). Plus: An all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison, “The Electric Sky Bear That Inspired Ben Franklin,” illustrated by Phil Hester, and a cartoon by Shannon Wheeler!”
Cats truly are the ideal beasts in this world. Period. There’s really no other reason that I would have to justify you trying out this comic this week especially since such beasts of the feline persuasion are associated so much with the fall holidays. Alas, embark on a tale of intrepid danger in the galaxy with Captain Ginger and his crew! Purrrrrrrrrrrfection I say! Too much? I think not!
The Source #1
Writer(s): Don Handfield, Joshua Malkin
Artist(s): Charles Carvalho
Cover Artist(s): Charles Carvalho
Publisher: Scout Comics
Synopsis: “The Source is the story of Bennett Miller, a high school teacher in East St Louis who still lives with his grandmother. One day Bennett is approached after his class by a mysterious old woman, Ms. Putnam, who tells him that magic is real… and he’s the one prophesied to return it to humanity. The only problem, it’s been outlawed for thousands of years by the ancient Few, a powerful sect who hoard it to prolong their own lives and will stop at nothing to keep it secret. Based on true history, real legends, and actual folklore and myths. Co-written by History Channel’s Knightfall writer Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin and Illustrated by Leno Carvalho.”
This story is the sum total of anyone that has a love for combining topics of Harry Potter with Illuminati-esque conspiracy theories. Of course it should be a teacher to bring magic back to mankind while having to deal with the fate of an arcane secret society devoted to its jealous hoarding. Quite the adventure to speak of I might say!
Hopefully a couple of pumpkin spice donuts could have been consumed in the time it took to read that, for all of this is more than an eye and mouthful for all your reading needs. Teachers prophesied to bring magic back into the world combined with furry feline protectors of the galaxy. These tales and more are what await you at the mere click of a button on your computer’s keyboard or at the touch of a screen on your tablet or phone. But being the good supporters of local businesses that you are I trust you will head down to your local comic store this Wednesday and pick up the hard copies of these 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!