Hello to all you wonderful Grand Geeks and Gatherers out there! I hope everyone is well and continuing to enjoy their fandoms to your nerdy heart’s content. I certainly am, though this weekend is just going to be a nice and relaxing one for me with some much needed anime and a good book or two. And considering how it has rained recently and is still nice and cooled down with overcast, its the perfect environment to enjoy such an endeavor. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
Flesh-Eating Cheerleaders from Outer Space #1
Writer(s): James Mascia
Artist(s): Felipe Obando
Cover Artist(s): C. B. Zane
Publisher: Dren Productions
Synopsis: “When a meteor crashes in the middle of campus, the students at Pullman University don’t realize they’re being invaded by a cadre of body-snatching aliens. But when a group of cheerleaders are the first to stumble upon the wreckage, they’re transformed from normal students into flesh-eating cannibals. Soon, the problem isn’t going to be the creatures, it’s going to be the monsters that these cheerleaders become! Hearkening back to the classic horror B-Movies from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Flesh-Eating Cheerleaders will set your hair on end with its horrifying action…”
A return to B-movie horror at its finest! It seems a meteoric cataclysm at a university has ushered in an end-of-days scenario where body-snatchers inhabit the bodies of college cheerleaders. Now the threat is more severe than these snatchers when its quite apparent their inhabited female hybrids will do much more serious damage!
Available at https://drenproductions.com/ and your LCS!
Abolition of Man #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Carson Grubaugh
Artist(s): Carson Grubaugh
Cover Artist(s): Carson Grubaugh
Publisher: Living the Line Comics
Synopsis: “What do you get when you take a groundbreaking philosophical essay by C.S. Lewis and feed it into an AI image generator, one line at a time? The world’s first (and only) entirely-computer generated comic book, The Abolition of Man issue #1, by oil painter turned Eisner-nominated cartoonist Carson Grubaugh (Strange Death of Alex Raymond). Alternately hilarious and terrifying, Abolition gives a chilling peek into the world of the future, where humans and their most treasured passions have lost all purpose.”
Anyone familiar with this nearly 80 year old essay done into comic format will have something entirely abstract to read. And on top of that, the essay was basically run through an AI generator to make this comic completely computer-synthesized! The result being a story centered on a dystopian future where all purpose is meaningless and life is bleak.
Available at https://www.livingthelinebooks.com/ and your LCS!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of flesh-eating cheerleaders combined with bleak and passionless dystopian futures. These stories and so many 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. Since many of you love to support local businesses, 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!